Iowa State University Occupational Safety Specialist III - 9333 in Ames, Iowa

Classification Information

University Title Occupational Safety Specialist III - 9333

Pay Grade 35

Salary Commensurate with qualifications

Base of Employment P - P&S

Job Category Professional and Scientific

Pay Frequency Monthly

Posting Details

Posting Number 80498P

Working Title Assistant Emergency Manager

Advertised Employing Department Environmental Health and Safety

Appointment Type Professional & Scientific - Term

Proposed Start Date 11/01/2018

Proposed End Date or Length of Term 10/31/2020

Number of Months Employed Per Year 12

Full or Part Time Full-Time

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is currently seeking qualified applicants for an Assistant Emergency Manager. EH&S is an employing unit which reports to the Senior Vice President for University Services at Iowa State University (ISU). EH&S aids the campus community in preventing illness and injury, protects the environment and connects the university to the message of safety and preparedness. EH&S delivers effective education, fosters beneficial partnerships, maintains technical expertise and provides exemplary service. Responsibilities of this position include assisting in the development and implementation of emergency preparedness programs through interactions with ISU students, faculty and staff as well as the surrounding communities; developing emergency exercises, implementing engaging training programs; and managing inspection data and safety surveys. This position will work with campus clients to analyze emergency planning needs, evaluate workplace exposures and recommend plans and procedures to improve preparedness while minimizing potential safety and health hazards. Other responsibilities include participation in campus safety programs, after-action reporting, safety inspections, program compliance audits, and development and administration of emergency preparedness training. The successful candidate will possess excellent oral and written communication skills to interact in a professional manner with a diverse group of clients regarding compliance assistance, ability to provide training, create reports and recommendations. Outstanding organizational skills and strong attention to detail will be essential for success. The candidate will also possess the ability to routinely use personal computers along with a variety of software to maintain hazardous materials information and related reports.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and two years of related experience.

Supplemental Required Education and Experience

Relevant experience in one or more of the following areas: emergency management/preparedness, laboratory safety, industrial hygiene, occupational health, general safety, biosafety, radiation safety, regulatory compliance or related field.

Preferred Education and Experience

Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Chemistry, Industrial Hygiene, Biology/Molecular/Microbiology, Plant Pathology, Occupational Safety/Health, Health Physics, or related field.

Technical training covering OSHA, EPA, NFPA or related workplace regulations, guidelines and standards.

Experience developing and administering safety training.

Experience with spreadsheets and relational databases.

Experience working at a college, university or research institution.

Demonstrated experience applying safety and/or emergency preparedness programs for the workplace.

Location (if other than Ames)

Additional Information

Department Contact Name Rajean Birkestrand

Department Contact Phone 5152949133

Department Contact Email

Department/Unit Website

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply for this Job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter 3) Contact Information for Three ReferencesIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Special Instructions Summary

Guaranteed Consideration Date 10/04/2018

Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Professional certifications such as Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Biosafety Professional (CBSP), Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) or Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM).