Environmental Health and Safety Specialist (525822)

  • Cal State University (CSU) San Jose
  • San Jose, California
  • Sep 15, 2023
Full Time Environmental Services Public Health

Job Description


Job Summary

Under the oversight of the Director of Environmental Health & Safety, the Environmental Health and Safety Specialist performs duties in support of the University’s Injury Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) by developing and providing training programs, conducting hazard assessments, industrial hygiene monitoring and workplace inspections to ensure worker health and safety. This position has high visibility on campus and will support all business units in achieving and maintaining a safe workplace. This position will meet frequently with stakeholders to determine and communicate safe work practices and will be seen as a subject matter expert in workplace safety. This is a dynamic role that requires flexibility, strong problem solving skills and the ability to work within a diverse campus community. This position will also work closely with fellow EH&S team members to implement initiatives designed to provide and further enhance a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and the broader community who visit the campus.

Key Responsibilities
  • Implement the campus wide Injury Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)
  • Develop, implement and review written safety programs including but not limited to Lockout Tagout, Hazard Communication, Emergency Response, Fall Protection, Respiratory Protection, Hearing Conservation, Equipment Safety, Asbestos, Lead, Hot Work, Heat Related Illness, Confined Spaces, Bloodborne Pathogens, etc
  • Develop and provide training based on job classification
  • Monitor federal, state, and local regulations for impact and applicability to campus operations
  • Perform Job Safety Analysis (JSA) and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) evaluations
  • Perform inspections and conduct sampling to support campus water quality programs
  • Provide compliance support for air quality programs required by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory agencies and requirements
  • Fluent in the use of standard computer and web-based applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite and the Google Suite
  • Ability to effectively interpret, organize and present information, ideas and concepts in written or presentation format
  • Ability to research and analyze data from a variety of sources and generate reports including skill in identifying, investigating, analyzing and recommending solutions to problems or challenges
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines
  • Ability to communicate with constituents in a professional and respectful manner

Required Qualifications
  • A bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training
  • Six years of administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs


A valid driver's license is required for this position. Out of state candidates selected for the position must obtain a State of California driver's license within 10 days of hire in accordance with the California Department of Motor Vehicles regulations.

Once hired the employee must successfully complete the Defensive Driver Training Program provided by the State of California for California State University campuses.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in Science or Engineering and/or a Bachelor’s degree from a four year college/university in Environmental Science, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health & Safety, Public Health, Industrial or Chemical Engineering
  • Equivalent to at least 4 years of full-time, progressively responsible experience in administering and developing environmental health and safety programs
  • Experience in an environmental health and safety program at a major university
  • Previous experience with asbestos sampling and abatement


Classification: Administrative Analyst/Specialist - Exempt III
Anticipated Hiring Range: $7,597/month - $8,047/month
CSU Salary Range: $6,322/month - $12,285/month

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary .

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
  • Copy of Driver’s License

This position is open until filled.

Contact Information

University Personnel

CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus. The system wide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to jobs@sjsu.edu .

Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. Incumbent is also required to promptly report any knowledge of a possible Title IX related incident to the Title IX Office or report any discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation to the Office of Equal Opportunity.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Housing Fire Safety Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at https://www.sjsu.edu/clery/docs/SJSU-Annual-Security-Report.pdf. The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at clerycompliance@sjsu.edu .

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is also available for viewing at https://www.sjsu.edu/clery/docs/SJSU-Annual-Fire-Safety-Report.pdf . The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at uhs-frontdesk@sjsu.edu .

Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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