Health Safety Specialist, Occupational and Environmental Health
Washington, DC 
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Job Description
Job Description Summary:

The Division of Safety & Facilities brings together University Resilience; the GW Police Department; Facilities Planning, Construction, and Management; GWorld; Transportation and Fleet Services and Events and Venues to better and more strategically support GW now and into the future. Given the many close connections and strong working relationships among these areas, this organizational structure streamlines university services, increases shared insights and collaboration, and optimizes GW resources.

The Health Safety Specialist, Occupational and Environmental Health is a member of Health & Emergency Management Safety within the Division of Safety & Facilities at the George Washington University. The position is responsible for inspecting laboratory and studio spaces to ensure a safe learning and working environment; handling of and proper disposal of hazardous materials waste generated in these spaces; inspection of academic, administrative and overall facilities of the university to detect unsafe or unhealthy conditions.

The Health Safety Specialist, Occupational and Environmental Health reports to the Assistant Director, Health & Safety. The Health Safety Specialist, Occupational and Environmental Health performs various health and safety activities within assigned areas of the university to determine compliance with federal, state, local and other codes, regulations and procedures, particularly as it relates to environmental, health, laboratory, fire, safety and related areas. Specialists document inspections and follow up to address any health and safety deficiencies with occupant and/or appropriate university unit.

Responsibilities include
- Assisting in the preparation and distribution of inspection reports and compilation of statistical information concerning the effectiveness of the university's environmental, health and safety programs.
- Developing, updating, and presenting safety related educational programs and training and serve as a subject matter resources for university units and projects relating to programs and services provided by Health & Emergency Management Safety.
- Participating in training and professional development opportunities in order to enhance skills.
- Serving on a rotating on-call schedule during non-business hours and holidays.
- Providing, as needed or requested, incident notification and shares situational awareness to the AVP, Health & Safety, and to the Division of Safety & Facilities

Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:

Degree in Safety Management, Public Health, Allied Health, or a related discipline.

Ability to provide emergency guidance via electronic communications media, and to use, calibrate, and interpret monitoring equipment such as CGI, PID.

Typical Hiring Range $25.37 - $34.89
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.
College/School/Department: Safety and Security
Family Safety and Facilities
Sub-Family Safety and Emergency Response
Stream Individual Contributor
Level Level 2
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Hours Per Week: 40+
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday Occasional weekends and on-call is required.
Will this job require the employee to work on site? Yes
Employee Onsite Status
Telework: No
Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

Internal Applicants Only? No
Posting Number: S009899
Job Open Date: 06/11/2021
Job Close Date:
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.
EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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