Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona, United States


Posted over 1 month ago · Full time

Job Description

Safety Specialist

Arizona State University

EHS Macro Technology

Campus: Tempe



Job Description

The ASU Safety Specialist applies general safety and environmental knowledge to monitor the workplace environment and investigates safety concerns and/or accidents. Provides assistance in monitoring activities to ensure the health and safety of the university community.


Salary Range

Depends on experience


Close Date



Essential Duties

Participates in site visits to audit, provide consultation and/or conduct inspections of university facilities using hazardous materials and processes including: biological, chemical, lasers, and radiological materials, to ensure compliance with federal, state, local regulations, codes, and university requirements. Consults with faculty, staff, students and others to provide technical and problem-solving assistance and answer questions related to safety. Performs pollution prevention and sustainability field activities. Develops checklists and identifies and informs the team of problems with the safe, legal and environmentally responsible handling of hazardous materials. In collaboration with the Safety Partners, takes measurements or ensures measurements have been taken to satisfy regulatory requirements, standard best practices and in accordance with department training. Prepares data and drafts reports required for tracking, decision-making and/or to satisfy compliance requirements. May communicate with customers on safety-related matters. Assists with reviewing, interpreting and evaluating compliance activities and policies supporting safety and environmental compliance programs and assists with implementing changes as required to address deficiencies or carry out improvements. Investigates and alerts management of any regulatory changes to ensure facility and personnel safety. May assist with incoming and outgoing hazardous materials shipments to ensure proper processing. Assists with the development and guidance for safe and effective management of hazardous processes and the safe handling of hazardous materials, including biologicals, chemicals, and radioactive materials. Operates specialized equipment such as devices used for gas detection, mercury vapor analysis, laser measurements and radiation detection. Maintains inventory and storage management systems for hazardous materials including biologicals, chemicals, and radioactive and potentially radioactive substances. Participates in project teams conducting special studies and recommends solutions or alternatives. Coordinates, participates in and facilitates safety education, outreach, and workshops for faculty, staff and students in the use of department data management and processing tools. Trains staff to calibrate and maintain monitoring equipment and serves as a back-up to ensure calibration and/or maintenance occurs as scheduled. May assist with creating and maintaining safety databases using various information systems or user-specific software. Assists in conducting accident and incident investigations and recommends corrective action or preventative measures. Works on a project team(s) to assist with the development or facilitation of high impact training materials and participates in logistics planning, communication and marketing. Assists with environmental programs to ensure federal, state and local regulatory requirements are met. May serve as a member of the department emergency response team and participates in emergency drills and actual emergencies. Supports pollution prevention program and sustainability education programs.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in physical sciences or an Associate’s degree in the sciences field and two years of related experience; Or, any equivalent combination of experience or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. 


Desired Qualifications

Bachelors degree in physical sciences or an Associates degree in the sciences field and two years of related experience; Or, any equivalent combination of experience or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


Working Environment

Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse 75 percent; required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work 10 percent. Ability to clearly communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform essential functions. Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds 15 percent. Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include or are subject to resolution of conflicts. Working in laboratories, shops, waste facilities and other hazardous locations. Works in indoor and outdoor environments that may include extreme weather conditions; hot in summer and cold in winter Participates in respiratory protection program; assists with respiratory fit testing and training. Participates in ASU medical surveillance programs, which may include vaccinations. Equipment used: Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to computer workstation or laptop. Use of a keyboard, monitor, mouse, printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone and associated technology peripherals.


Department Statement

At ASU, we care about our employees. We offer a total rewards package that includes: 

• AZ state school tuition reduction for employees and their dependents and spouse; all available on day one of employment.

• Competitive wages.

• Disability and leave program for income protection.

• Employee assistance for confidential and free behavioral health services.

• Generous accrual of paid sick and vacation time.

• Low cost dental, health, life and vision insurance benefits; all available on day one of employment. 

• Paid adoption and fertility subsidies.

• Paid time for professional development and volunteering.

• Retirement programs with employer match; designed to promote long-term savings and provide income upon    retirement. 

• Wellness program for preventative health education and screenings. 

• Wide variety of employee discounts through ASU partnerships. 

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ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


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Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.


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ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.


Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.


Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.


Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.


Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.


Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.


Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; ASU Student Business Services

Department will not be a sponsor for this position.


ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.


Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.


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