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  • Company
    University of California - San Diego University of California - San Diego
  • Location
    San Diego, CA
  • Job Type
  • Job Classification
    Full Time
  • Experience
    Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
  • Education
    Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

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Hiring Salary Range

$57,100 - $79,300/year



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Work Schedule:

Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon - Fri; Occasional evenings and weekends


Extended Deadline: WED 10/19/2016

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment or Special Selection: Apply by 8/5/16 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible ACCES or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for Special Selection.

* This position is open until filled.


Under the direction of the Business Officer, oversee the coordination and implementation of a comprehensive safety program for the research, instructional and administrative elements in the Division of Biological Sciences. Provide knowledge and guidance on all relevant County, State and Federal safety codes and regulations; and University-Policy requirements in collaboration with EH&S, and advise the Divisional work groups on its compliance with same. Assist with the administration and coordination of training on general safety and practices, laboratory safety, field safety, and the handling of chemical, biohazardous and radioactive materials to conform with requirements of the Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). Perform periodic inspections and audits in labs, shops and administrative spaces. Perform support services and on-the-job training to certify research personnel on the safe operation of research equipment, and disposal of chemicals, biohazardous and radioactive wastes. Process potentially hazardous materials for disposal from spaces that are being vacated for remodeling or shut down. Provide work direction/supervision for Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) I and Laboratory Assistant II personnel including recruitment, selection, evaluation, and recommendation for discipline or termination.


Must be willing to enter and work in areas where hazardous substances may be present. Must be willing to handle hazardous biological, chemical and radioactive material.

Must be willing to work additional hours and be called into work outside normal hours when circumstance demand the services of the Division Safety Officer.



A Bachelor s degree in Biology, Occupational Health & Safety or Public Health field and three years of professional experience in a comprehensive environmental health and safety program; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience in dealing with emergency situations. Proven experience and skill to work under pressure and prioritize/organize tasks in emergencies.

Advanced knowledge of environmental health and safety issues in an intense lab-based research and instructional environment, preferably including knowledge of issues in animal and human subject research, animal housing, chemical agents, biological agents, etc. at all level of hazard status. Extensive experience with Safety Data Sheets, hazard communication and Injury and Illness Prevention Programs.

Experience with developing, monitoring and documenting safety-training programs.

Experience with performing and documenting on-site safety inspections and audits.

Demonstrated experience and skill to routinely monitor production and quality of work being produced by staff and set performance standards, observing behavior, providing objective feedback, counseling, and implementing corrective action as needed to mediate disputes or otherwise help to resolve conflicts and to provide effective leadership/coaching/mentoring.

Demonstrated experience and skill to teach/train staff in all aspects of job duties and responsibilities and assess staff capabilities and workloads and redistribute when necessary.

Successful experience in forming collaborative partnerships with campus departments and off-campus organizations in developing programs and services.

Demonstrated high-level critical thinking and interpretive skills to analyze situations, define problems, identify concerns, develop, propose and implement solutions. Ability to effective evaluate, organ and prioritize information and workload to meet established deadlines without direct supervision.

Knowledge of fundamental biological research methods, equipment and procedures and protocols. Skill to operate and calibrate standard scientific autoclaves, glassware washer and dryers.

Proven interpersonal skills to interact and communicate effectively with a diverse population of students, faculty, foreign nationals and campus administrators. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment, communicate openly with colleagues and lab staff, and share experience and expertise with others.

Proven written communication skills and demonstrated ability to collect and collate information to produce accurate reports. Ability to write concisely, persuasively and adapt style to meet the needs of the audience.

Skill to operate a personal computer and demonstrated knowledge of databases, general computer applications, and programs including word processing and spreadsheets. Willingness and ability to update and increase computer skills and knowledge as needed.


* Job offer is contingent on clear Background Check.

The California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act ("CANRA"), Penal Code sections 11164-11174.4) requires certain professionals, known as "mandated reporters", to report known or suspected instances of child abuse or neglect to law enforcement. This position has been identified as a "mandated reporter".

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html