Safety Officer (504465)

  • Cal State University (CSU) Channel Islands
  • Camarillo, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Public Safety

Job Description


Division of Academic Affairs

Administrator I

*** Temporary Position ***


Within the School of Arts & Sciences, this position has a general responsibility for collaborative identification and assessment of health and safety hazards and risks. This position manages and supervises staff members. Responsibilities include conducting initial, remedial and specialized health and safety training as needed. Review and evaluate faculty research programs, special projects, and department facilities/operations for compliance with safety regulations. Supervises and directs the implementation of safety upgrades and regulatory compliance. Supervises and directs the implementation of the campus Injury Illness and Prevention program and Hazard Communication programs in the School of Arts & Sciences. Reviews, evaluates and provides safety input regarding materials and methods used in instruction, research and facility modification/repair. Conducts routine and special inspections, investigations, and audits; prepares reports and maintains safety related records. Investigates and documents incidents resulting in injury to people or damage to property and/or equipment and investigates "near miss" events. Supervises and directs the handling, storage and transport of hazardous materials. Supervises hazardous waste pickup/disposal by University Environmental Health and Safety. Provides 24-hours a day emergency response for hazardous material spills and other School of Arts & Sciences incidents as needed. Coordinates a variety of activities, many involving services provided by others such as facilities, contractors, special programs. Liaises with the office of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) to develop or alter programs/policies as laws and regulations evolve. Provides safety consultation and detailed information on laws and regulations. Performs other duties as assigned.

Bachelor's degree in a physical or life science or related field.
Two years of relevant professional experience in health and safety programs, environmental protection and regulatory compliance. Experience in an academic laboratory setting desirable. A Master of Science degree in physical or life science may substitute for one year of professional experience.

Occupational Safety Specialist or comparable certification desired.

Must have excellent organization, written and oral communication skills and the ability to maintain effective working relationships with all entities within the School of Arts & Sciences and at all administrative levels in the University. Must have in-depth knowledge of State and Federal occupational health and safety, laws, principles and practices, and a broad understanding of a successful health and safety for the School of Arts and Sciences. Ability to evaluate EH&S, CSU and University regulations and program needs to ensure that safety polices are compliant and updated as regulations change. Knowledge of hazard response to chemical spills and other laboratory safety issues.

Must be able to organize and prioritize assigned strategies effectively within resource constraints. Demonstrated ability to independently perform a wide range of complex technical assignments. Demonstrated ability to complete numerous concurrent projects in a timely manner. Demonstrated ability to assign training effectively. Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment regarding reasonable actions to protect faculty, staff and student health and safety. Must be capable of inspecting activities, equipment and facilities and from ladders or in confined spaces within the School of Arts & Sciences. Must be available to respond to any incident or crisis. Must be able to think and act quickly and effectively in emergencies. Must demonstrate the ability to work in teams and successfully collaborate to bring initiatives to closure.

Must be able to work well with and communicate effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

Hiring Range: $4,583-6,583 per month

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Camarillo, California 93012 United States View Map