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Lab and Safety Coordinator

Company: Jobleads
Location: Rockville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation's legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation's capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world. Position Summary/Purpose of Position: Under the supervision of management, the Lab and Safety Coordinator is responsible for coordinating environmental health and safety ( EHS ) programs, assisting with various lab program management projects and shared equipment coordination at the Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology ( IBBR ). This position serves as the ESSR point-of-contact responsible for the assigned on-campus EHS duties at the IBBR facility, located at 9600 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, Maryland. The Lab and Safety Coordinator will coordinate with the Department of Environmental Safety & Risk ( ESSR ) to work with all institutions employing personnel at IBBR to determine how those institution's safety and health programs should interface with IBBR policies and procedures. The incumbent will report to the IBBR Director of Facilities and Lab Services for direct supervisory oversight and will work closely with the ESSR Associate/Assistant Directors for the ESSR's major units including Research Safety, Risk Management, Environmental Affairs, and Fire Marshal. There may be a simultaneous functional reporting relationship to the ESSR Executive Director or designee for ESSR work duties. Minimum Qualifications: B.S. degree in safety engineering, industrial hygiene, chemistry or related field. Minimum of 5 years' working experience in a biotechnology/chemistry laboratory environment with documented experience developing and/or implementing environmental health and safety programs is required. Knowledge, skills and abilities: This position requires diverse knowledge and practical experience in research laboratory environments and the implementation of environmental health and safety programs; understanding of EPA / MDE / OSHA / MOSH and other regulatory agency regulations, policies and guidance. The individual must have:- Ability to effectively work with numerous stakeholders including regulatory agencies, in a multiple-level reporting structure, and at all levels of the university organization.- Strong technical background in lab practices and the implementation of environmental health and safety compliance programs.- Strong working knowledge of current environmental and occupational safety regulations and management practices.- Ability to effectively prioritize programs, goals and efforts.- Ability to work independently with minimal oversight.- Strong verbal and writing skills, including the preparation of complex technical documents for non-technical personnel.- Ability to collect and analyze data to evaluate risk and compliance with applicable regulations and standards of practice.- Ability to research new issues and effectively/accurately develop positions, policies and procedures to facilitate compliance with regulations and established protocols. A valid Maryland Class C driver's license or equivalent with fewer than 6 points is required. Preferences: MS degree preferred; - Professional certification in safety engineering, industrial hygiene and/or hazardous materials management (i.e. CSP , CIH , CHMM ).- Experience developing and managing environmental health and safety programs in teaching and laboratory facilities.-Experience in emergency response and the investigation of emergencies and incidents. Additional Certifications: A valid Maryland Class C driver's license or equivalent with fewer than 6 points is required. Additional Information: Job Risks Not Applicable to This Position Physical Demands This position will be physically located at the IBBR Facility in Rockville, MD. Must be able to work in, on, around, over and under fixed equipment and machinery; to work in confined spaces; to be exposed to extremes of temperature and weather; may be required to work at great heights and on ladders up to 35 feet. Must have the ability to stand and walk up to 8 hours per day and to lift and carry up to 30 lbs on a regular basis and 50 pounds occasionally. Must be able to wear and work in personal protective equipment. This position is considered Essential, subject to a 24 hour day, 365 day/year span of operation. Posting Date: 04/21/2021 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Yes Best Consideration Date 05/05/2021 Diversity Statement: The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Required Documents ResumeCover LetterList of References (no emails sent from system) Optional Documents Posting Specific Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * How did you hear about this position? UMD Job SitePersonal ReferralWashington PostBaltimore SunLocal PublicationChronicle of Higher EducationInside Higher Education INDEEDHERCHispanic OutlookDiverse JobsHigherEdJobsProfessional JournalListservOtherSimplyHiredCareerBlissJob FairsCraigs ListUMD Job Fair 1100 Chesapeake BldgUniversity of MarylandCollege Park, MD 20742

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