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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Department of Environment, Health & Safety is seeking an Environmental Health & Safety Specialist to provide industrial hygiene and occupational safety services to University of Michigan organizational units, specifically Student Life, which includes skilled trades and AFSCME staff. Services include: health, safety, and environmental review of work tasks and work locations across the campus; Respond to and investigate safety and health related concerns, make appropriate recommendations with written documentation to departmental managers and union representatives, and follow-up action. Ability to develop and deliver dynamic employee training based on regulatory requirements and written internal safety programs; Review injury/illness data to prepare statistical reports; Prepare special and periodic reports, guidelines, manuals, newsletters, summaries, and bulletins. Perform emergency response for hazardous materials which may include biological, chemical, or radioactive substances.

Required Qualifications*

  • A bachelor's degree in occupational health, safety, chemical sciences, or a related scientific or engineering field.
  • At least three years of professional experience in administering occupational health and safety programs.
  • Considerable knowledge of occupational health, safety, environmental, or engineering principles and practices, and rules/regulations.
  • Extensive knowledge of OSHA & MIOSHA rules and regulations.
  • Ability to develop and deliver dynamic employee training programs.
  • Knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Office computer applications.
  • Work independently, exercise initiative and judgment, and provide follow through with customers.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and ability to obtain a commercial driver’s license may be necessary.
  • Must be able to pass physical examination to allow for emergency response and wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.

EHS Representative II* Required Qualifications:

  • Same as above with 3 – 5 years of experience in occupational health and safety or other appropriate science-related field of study is required.

Desired Qualifications*

  • A master’s degree in occupational health, safety, chemical sciences, or a related scientific or engineering field.
  • Some experience in program development and EHS project management.
  • Appropriate professional certification such as Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager or Professional Engineer is highly desirable.
  • Professional affiliations and participation in professional conferences, including presentation and committee work, is desirable.

Work Schedule

M-F daytime hours. Additional off-shift work hours will occasionally be required to conduct employee training, respond to emergencies or other time sensitive/critical events.

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Additional Information

Facilities and Operations seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to sustain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students? richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.?

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.