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Laboratory Safety Specialist Overview
- Work Type: Professional
- Job Code: 75689
- Pay Grade: P6
- FLSA Status: Exempt
- Career Level: Intermediate
- Family: Campus Planning and Facilities
- Function: Environmental Safety
The Laboratory Safety Specialist reports to the Laboratory Safety and Design Manager and works directly with Boise State University’s Colleges in lab safety support. This will be an “embedded” position within the colleges and may receive daily input and direction from the college dean or designee.
Fully competent and productive professional contributor who applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity. Works independently with general supervision; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action. May provide guidance and assistance to entry level professionals and/or support employees.
Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years experience or equivalent
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Ability to work effectively with a team and independently with minimum supervision and to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills required.
- Knowledge of chemical, biological and radiological handling, storage and safety procedures.
- Ability to conduct industrial hygiene surveys and prepare clear and concise technical reports.
- The ability to interpret, implement and comply with federal, state and local regulations and interact with agencies.
60% of Time the Laboratory Safety Specialist
- Responsible for recommending or approving corrective actions, identifying radiation safety problems, initiating action, and ensuring compliance with regulations.
- Decisions are made routinely with respect to interpretation and application of various federal, state, and local regulations to University facilities and operations.
- Decisions are made regarding University operations in the interest of safety and health.
- Technical Assistance and training others
35% of Time the Laboratory Safety Specialist
Determined by department needs
5% of Time the Laboratory Safety Specialist
Perform other duties as assigned
Work Environment and Physical Demands
Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.
Some travel for Laboratory Safety Specialist
Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.
Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual. In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.