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Kansas State University
Posted: 12/21/2021
Safety & Health Officer

Safety & Health Officer

Department: 3670070010 Public Safety

Job no: 510675

Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Categories: Health & Safety

Pay Grade: 09A

About this Role:

The Safety and Health Officer is part of the Department of Environmental Health and Safety for K-State. They support safety, health, and compliance programs for university activities.

• Assists or conducts health and safety inspections and compliance audits.

• Prepares timely, accurate, and complete reports of assessment or inspection findings.

• Operates and calibrates a variety of sampling and monitoring instruments

• Assists or performs job hazard analyses and recommends procedural or administrative controls and/or personal protective equipment (PPE) to reduce risk to works and students.

• Assists with equipment testing/inspection (e.g., fume hood, local exhaust systems).

• Performs personnel and area monitoring or sampling. Researches appropriate test/sample methods.

• Assists with Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) assessments.

• Participates as a member or supports the hazardous materials response team.

• Maintains records in databases.

• Review/edit/write institutional safety documents to meet federal, state, and local regulatory requirements.

Why Join Us:

This position is in the picturesque Manhattan campus. K-State is wildcat country and the Safety and Health Officer is instrumental in keeping every wildcat safe. The position is a vital part of the team whose mission is to support uninterrupted research and learning within a safe and healthy environment. Learn about the Environmental Health and Safety team at:

Kansas State offers job stability, longevity, and a broad variety of benefits, including an 8.5% company paid retirement for Unclassified positions. Full-time employees earn 8 hours of vacation per pay period, with a maximum of 304 hours, in addition to sick time and all recognized by the State of Kansas. is also provided to the Safety & Health Officer.

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You'll Need to Succeed:

Required Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety and Health, Safety Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Public Health, or related science or engineering discipline (e.g. toxicology, environmental health)

• Three years of related experience. (This position may use an educational equivalency to substitute for two years of professional experience.)

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master's degree in industrial hygiene or a related field may substitute for two years of professional experience

• Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) may substitute for a closely related degree

• Experience in laboratory safety, inspections, and/or past experience working in a laboratory setting

• Knowledge of industrial hygiene exposure assessment procedures (sampling techniques/instrumentation, sample analysis) and selection/implementation of controls

• Knowledge in risk analysis and risk communication

• Knowledge and ability to evaluate hazard controls and exposure data

• Proficient computer skills

• Detail-oriented and strong organization and record-keeping skills

• Strong oral and written communication skills

• Ability to work and communicate effectively with ethnic, cultural, and socially diverse populations

• Knowledge or coursework in physical and toxicological effects of occupational hazards, chemistry, and engineering principles

• Knowledge of OSHA, EPA, and other relevant regulations

Other Requirements:

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

• Ability to transport up to 50 lbs.

• Ability to be medically cleared/approved to wear respiratory protection, including SCBA.

• Driver's license upon hire

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

• Cover letter

• Resume

• Three professional references with contact information

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$21.51 - $33.34 per hour ($44,747 - $69,350 annually)

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

Advertised: Nov 05, 2021

Application Closes: Open until filled

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