Environmental Health & Safety Professional 1

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

ID: 7247407
Posted: May 23, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary
This recruitment will be used to fill up to two full-time Environmental Health & Safety Professional 1 positions for Environmental Health & Safety at Oregon State University (OSU).

Environmental Health and Safety’s (EH&S) mission is to foster a safe and healthful environment for the OSU community. EH&S’ goal is to partner with the OSU community to protect human health and the environment, ensure regulatory compliance, and to preserve University interests and assets. The results of this program affect the entire University student body, faculty, and staff.

This position will assist departments in occupational safety & health assessments for office, field, shop, construction, agricultural, non-laboratory areas, and laboratory areas; This position will perform regular incident/accident follow-ups, provide respirator fit testing, perform ergonomic evaluations, help advise departments on issues of environmental health and safety, and respond to campus emergencies upon request of their supervisor.
Why OSU?
Working for Oregon State University is so much more than a job!

Oregon State University is a dynamic community of dreamers, doers, problem-solvers and change-makers. We don’t wait for challenges to present themselves — we seek them out and take them on. We welcome students, faculty and staff from every background and perspective into a community where everyone feels seen and heard. We have deep-rooted mindfulness for the natural world and all who depend on it, and together, we apply knowledge, tools and skills to build a better future for all.


• Top 1.4% university in the world
• More research funding than all public universities in Oregon combined
• 1 of 3 land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S.
• 2 campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, and Extension programs in all 36 counties
• 7 cultural resource centers that offer education, celebration and belonging for everyone
• 100+ undergraduate degree programs, 80+ graduate degrees plus hundreds of minor options and certificates
• 35k+ students including more than 2.3k international students and 10k students of color
• 217k+ alumni worldwide
• For more interesting facts about OSU visit: https://oregonstate.edu/about


Oregon State has a statewide presence with campuses in Corvallis and Bend, the OSU Portland Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast in Newport.

Oregon State’s beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art main campus is located in one of America’s best college towns. Corvallis is located close to the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade mountains and Oregon wine country. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, this beautiful city offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.

Total Rewards Package:

Oregon State University offers a comprehensive benefits package with benefits eligible positions that is designed to meet the needs of employees and their families including:
• Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life. OSU pays 95% of premiums for you and your eligible dependents.
• Free confidential mental health and emotional support services, and counseling resources.
• Retirement savings paid by the university.
• A generous paid leave package, including holidays, vacation and sick leave.
• Tuition reduction benefits for you or your qualifying dependents at OSU or the additional six Oregon Public Universities.
• Robust Work Life programs including Dual Career assistance resources, flexible work arrangements, a Family Resource Center, Affinity Groups and an Employee Assistance Program.

Future and current OSU employees can use the Benefits Calculator to learn more about the full value of the benefits provided at OSU.
Key Responsibilities
(40%) OSU SAFETY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM & EH&S AUDITS: Using established procedures, assist departments in implementing the OSU Safety Management Program and other health and safety programs. Assistance includes, but is not limited to, performing audits, assessing hazards, investigating reports of unsafe conditions, conducting safety training, and developing safety documents and resources. Frequent visits to laboratory and non-laboratory settings where hazardous materials are stored and used will be required.

(30%) ACCIDENT FOLLOW UP & RESPIRATOR FIT TESTING: Assist program manager with accident follow up investigations and respirator fit testing. Assistance within these programs may include audits or inspections, records maintenance, performing service calls, equipment maintenance, monitoring workplace safety, investigating health concerns, and training.

(15%) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY PROGRAM & SUBPROGRAMS: Under general guidance and supervision, work within occupational safety subprogram areas such as confined space, lock-out tag out, ergonomics and fall protection, by applying established departmental SOPs and other guidance documents to workplace environments and for members of the OSU community.

(15%) Perform other duties as assigned. Acquire and maintain training appropriate to job role.
What We Require
A Bachelor’s degree with primary focus (45 quarter hours or 32 semester hours) in the physical sciences; OR An Associate’s degree in the science field and two years of related experience; OR A satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience, and/or professional certifications. Preference may be given to applicants who have completed graduate-level courses or have additional experience in Industrial Hygiene, or in occupational, public, or environmental programs. Transcripts must be submitted for all required and/or related courses.
What You Will Need
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated interpersonal skills

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.

This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.