Assistant Environmental Health and Safety Officer Job at South Dakota State University, Vermillion, SD

  • South Dakota State University
  • Vermillion, SD

Job Description

Posting Details

Posting Details


University of South Dakota

Working Title
Assistant Environmental Health and Safety Officer

Posting Number

USD-Office of Research

Physical Location of Position (City)

Posting Text

Position Description

We are seeking an independent and detail-oriented Assistant Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Officer to join our team. This role is crucial in ensuring the safety and well-being of USD faculty, staff, and students.

The primary responsibility of this position involves overseeing laboratory audits to identify occupational hazards and implementing controls to reduce or eliminate risks. You will also play a key role in managing the safe storage, processing, and disposal of hazardous waste generated by university laboratories and other departments. Ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations and safety guidelines will be a significant part of your duties.

In addition to these responsibilities, you will develop and conduct safety training programs tailored to departmental needs, educating laboratory occupants on safety practices and protocols. Addressing and responding to safety concerns raised by laboratory occupants will also be essential, providing guidance and solutions to enhance laboratory safety.

Furthermore, you will assist the EHS Director in developing, managing, and executing the Chemical Hygiene Plan, ensuring it is up-to-date and effectively implemented across the university.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree

Experience in a related field

Ability to understand, interpret, and apply OSHA standards

Preferred Qualifications:

Chemistry , Industrial Hygiene, or Environmental Engineering degree

Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) certification

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

First Consideration Date

Advertised Salary
Commensurate with education and experience

Duration of the Term
12 months

If Other, describe duration

Appointment Percent

Work Hours

M - F 8am to 5pm, infrequent travel and may need to work outside work hours for emergency responses

Typical Hours Worked Per Week

Appointment Type

Faculty Status

Scope of Search
External (includes Internal)

If internal, define scope of search

This position requires
Weekends/Holidays, Valid Drivers License, Travel

If other, please indicate

Department Description and Cultural Expectations

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

USD is committed to fostering a dynamic and welcoming working and learning environment for all. USD provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to ideological, political, or sectarian opinions or perspectives; or race, color, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, disability, national origin or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. USD is committed to the principles of free expression and encourages the timely and rational discussion of topics in an environment that is intellectually and ideologically diverse.

Contact Information

Working Conditions

Cognitive Requirements

Please check the appropriate response that describe the cognitive requirements for this position.
Analyzing, Comprehend, Frequent Change, Intense Customer Interaction, Logic, Memory, Multiple Priorities, Multiple Stimuli, Pace-average, Perform calculations, Reading, Reasoning, Verbal Communication, Written Communication

Protective Clothing/Equipment

Please check the appropriate response for this position's use of the following protective clothing or equipment.
Ear Protection (including earplugs), Latex Gloves, Protective Clothing, Surgical Mask, Eye Protection, Respirator

If other protection is used please identify

Physical Requirements

Please designate the physical requirements of this position
Bending, Stooping, Twisting, Carrying, Climbing Ladders, Climbing Stairs, Crawling, Crouching, Driving, Fine Finger Manipulation (keyboarding, pipefitting, bench work, etc), Grasping, Kneeling, Lifting Above Waist, Lifting Below Waist, Lifting light, Lifting moderate, Lifting heavy, Pushing/Pulling, Reaching, Repetitive Motion, Sitting for sustained periods of time, Squatting, Standing for sustained periods of time, Stretching, Use Both Hands, Use of Either Hand, Independently, Walking, Wrist Movement (twisting or rotating)

Describe any of the conditions selected

Picking up boxes of unwanted materials in boxes that may weigh up to 30 pounds, bending/squatting to retrieve boxes or other materials from the floor or low positions.

Sensory Requirements

Please check the appropriate response that describe the sensory requirements for this position.
Vision (With and without corrective lenses), Hearing, Speaking

Working Conditions & Exposures

Working Conditions or Exposures (or potential exposures) that this position may encounter during the course of the work day.
Biohazard, Chemical Hazards, Atmospheric Contaminants (includes odors & fumes), Changes of Temperature, Electrical Current, Exposure or Potential Exposure to Blood/Body Fluids, Exposure to Dust, Exposure to Infectious Diseases, Exposure to Noise, Radiation, Walking/Standing on rough or uneven surfaces (gravel, rocks, etc), Walking/Standing on wood, metal or concrete, Work in confined/congested spaces (tunnels), Work in narrow aisles/passageways, Work Overhead, Working Around Machinery

Please describe, in more detail, any of the conditions checked above

This job requires an individual to work in different areas and positions on a day to day basis. Our office is not a constant activity but requires a frequent change of duties during the day thus must do many different working conditions.

Working Environment

Check the appropriate box(es) that best describes the environment in which the primary function of the position is performed.
Animal Facility, Athletic/Wellness Facilities, Classroom Environment, Clinical Environment, Lab Environment, Office Environment, Outdoors Environment, Mechanical Facility

If you have indicated Other Environment, if work tasks involve one or more of the above, or if further explanation is necessary, please use the space provided.

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  • Resume
Optional Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • Other
  • Reference List

Job Tags

Holiday work, Local area, Outdoor, Weekend work,

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