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Coordinator, Occupational Safety

Basic Position Information

Job Code: 3051

Title: Coordinator, Occupational Safety

Department: Public Safety

Essential Personnel: N

Job Family: Administrative Operations

Job Sub-Family: Administrative Operations

FLSA Classification: E

Job Grade: 15

Grade Min: $58,809

Grade Mid: $70,571

UHD Succession Plan: N

Criticality of Position: N/A

Career Ladder: In-Range

Campus Security Authority: Y

Screening Committee: N

Motor Vehicle Record Check: Y

Job Summary

The Occupational Safety Coordinator provides support to the University's Environmental Health and Safety Programs for users to be self-compliant with regulations, rules, guidelines, and policies that promote safe work practices and minimize and eliminate injuries and illnesses. The Coordinator will also conduct safety inspections, investigations and trainings to stress and strengthen the university's strong safety culture.


  • Coordinates, reviews, develops, prepares, and\or revises new and existing programs relating to occupational health and safety matters
  • Investigates and/or tracks accidents, incidents, exposures, and near-misses involving students, faculty, and staff; collaborates with supervisors and other personnel as necessary; provides suitable corrective actions to avoid future related events based on regulatory compliance and best practice guidance
  • Coordinates, documents, and conducts safety inspections of various areas, including but not limited to construction, electrical, life safety, etc.
  • Develops and presents educational or training sessions to staff regarding occupational safety and methods based on regulatory and code requirements
  • Manages the classification, storage, and disposal of all UHD generated hazardous and non-hazardous waste for the Central Hazardous Waste Storage Facilities and develops, prepares reports of hazardous waste generations
  • Develops and manages Asbestos Management Plan to control asbestos-containing materials to minimize exposure to airborne asbestos fibers. Project Manager for remediation projects for asbestos, lead, and/or bio-organic growth
  • Manages Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) program University-wide
  • Develops and manages Food Safety and First Aid Kit programs University-wide
  • Responds to hazardous waste releases on campus using appropriate regulatory clean-up and safety method protocols
  • Serves as liaison to the Administration and Finance Safety Committee
  • Assist with indoor air quality assessments, and occupational exposure assessments to include bio-organisms, chemical, and biological agents
  • Reviews and implements federal, state and local regulatory rules, standards, and guidelines as they apply to users and activities
  • Attends professional development courses/trainings and conferences

Marginal Duties

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports:

  • Supervises Student Workers and College Interns

Delegation of Work:

  • Delegates work to Student Workers and College Interns

Supervision Given:

  • Supervises work of Student Workers and College Interns


Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety, Safety Management, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Science, Geology, Engineering, or a related field

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of four (4) years of progressive experience in occupational safety and health


  • Must maintain a valid, current driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

  • CHMM, ASP/CSP, Food Sanitation, Life Safety are an asset.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Knowledge of safety requirements for areas described in job summary and ability to analyze and interpret procedures, policies and practices
  • Knowledge of professional field equipment is required


  • Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication(verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills;
  • Good technical skills, including proficiency in MS Office


  • Ability to use safety and monitoring equipment appropriate to the areas of responsibility
  • Ability to interpret procedures, policies and practices typically acquired through specific education and/or training programs in a technical or specialty field
  • Ability to examine and analyze information not readily available (some of which is highly technical or specialized) to arrive at solutions/recommendations and take appropriate action
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community

Work Location and Physical Demands

Primary Work Location:

  • Works in an office environment 6 to 8 hours and shops/studios (2-4 hours)

Physical Demands:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements; individual has discretion in relation to walking, standing etc., and has occasional exposure to physical risks.
  • Work involves occasional exposure to elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, airborne particles, smoke, oils, and unpleasant odors. May, on rare occasions, be required to work in a confined space or in a high, dangerous place
  • May be exposed to moving mechanical parts, vibration, or the risk of an electric shock
  • May frequently be exposed to potentially hazardous or cancer-causing agents or chemicals, and occasionally be exposed to potentially hazardous bodily fluids
  • Must have precise hand-eye coordination, good spatial awareness, and the ability to identify and distinguish colors
  • Must have the ability to move items of up to 40lbs
  • May be required to drive or operate the university vehicles

Position Specific Competencies

Commitment to Excellence - UHD

  • Demonstrates a commitment to competently perform his/her job duties and responsibilities within established time frames.
  • Continuously strives to improve work performance.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her commitments to the university.
  • Contributes to the success of the university by consistently providing quality results in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.

Respect and Cooperation

  • Treats others with courtesy, respect, and dignity in the workplace.
  • Promotes cooperation through open and honest communications and consideration of others ideas, thoughts, and opinions.


  • Demonstrates high ethical standards of conduct in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her actions.
  • Respects and complies with department and university policies, procedures, and work rules.


  • Possesses required job skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to competently perform his/her job duties and assignments.


  • Takes responsibility to accomplish job assignments within reasonable deadlines.
  • Willing to accept new projects and/or commitments.
  • Does due diligence to complete projects within specified timeframes and/or fulfill commitments.
  • Arrives to work on time prepared and ready to contribute.


  • Willingly adjusts to changing work assignments or conditions.
  • Open to changes in operational procedures, technology, and/or organizational structure.
  • Views changes as opportunities for learning and professional development.
  • Displays a positive attitude to encourage others.
  • Promptly responds to changes in work priorities and/or unexpected circumstances or situations.

Focus on Customer Service

  • Focuses on customer's needs and expectations. (Customers can be students, external constituents, employees, or university guests.)
  • Respectfully ascertains customer's needs and determines appropriate response.
  • Promptly responds by providing requested information, takes appropriate action, or refers customer to appropriate individual or department.
  • If further actions need to be taken, advises customers of realistic timeframes for a response to their request.
  • Follows up with customers on outstanding requests in a timely manner.
  • Tactfully explains to customers why their needs and/or expectations cannot be met if the university does not provide the requested information or services.

Equipment Operation

  • Demonstrates the essential skills required to use equipment and tools needed to perform job duties and responsibilities.
  • Follows maintenance and operation procedures and safety rules to minimize equipment malfunctions and prevent personal injuries.


  • Supervises the work of staff employees.
  • Sets clear goals and expectations within reasonable timeframes.
  • Motivates staff through constructive feedback, challenging assignments, and recognition of achievements.
  • Provides mentorship and guidance by sharing expertise and best practices.
  • Supports staff by providing essential resources, professional development opportunities, and open communication.
  • Promptly addresses performance issues with appropriate measures and discretion.

This job description may not encompass all duties and responsibilities associated with the position.

Last updated 4/27/2022 6:10 AM