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Company: Arizona State University
Location: Mesa
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Safety Partner

Arizona State University

EHS Safety in the Built Envt

Campus: Tempe


Job Description

This person will be responsible for providing comprehensive safety, health and environmental oversight for facilities, housing and other business operations that support the university. This position will ensure timely review of construction plans, oversee ASU hot work program, oversee ASU's contractor orientation program, perform routine inspections, investigate accidents and injuries, and develop corrective and preventative action plans.

Salary Range

Depends on experience

Close Date


Essential Duties

Conducts site visits to audit, provide consultation and inspections of university facilities to ensure compliance with federal, state, local regulations, codes, and university requirements.
Reviews construction and renovation plans for compliance with EHS regulatory requirements and internal guidance prior to construction.
Assists with environmental compliance assessments and permitting (including regulated waste management, air quality, wastewater, dust control and other environmental obligations).
Serves as a member of the department emergency response team and participates in emergency drills and actual emergencies.
Responds to environmental releases, accidents and incidents.
Conducts accident and incident investigations and recommends solutions and best practices by communicating verbally or in writing with the stakeholder.
Trains staff to comply with EHS regulatory requirements and best practices.
Communicates with customers on safety-related matters.
In collaboration with Sr. Safety Partner, reviews construction plans for new and existing buildings to ensure compliance with EHS regulatory requirements and internal policies and guidelines.
Reviews, interprets and evaluates compliance activities and policies to ensure safety and recommends and/or implements required safety changes.
Stays abreast of current and proposed changes in federal, state and industry regulations and requirements and internal policies.
Assists with developing programs to address regulatory and policy changes.
Provides EHS guidance to stakeholders.
Operates specialized equipment used to assess indoor air quality.
Leads special studies and project teams as required by supervisor.
Designs, develops and facilitates safety education, outreach and workshops for faculty, staff, and students in the use of departmental data management and processing tools.
Serves as liaison with subject matter experts in the development and facilitation of high impact training materials and participates in logistics planning, communication and marketing.
Prepares reports for executive review.
Drives Arizona State University leased, owned or rented vehicles and carts to various ASU locations to perform work.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in physical sciences and four (4) years of related experience Or, any equivalent combination of experience or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental Program Management.
Experience with the following: developing, implementing and managing safety programs with hot work, control of hazardous energy, confined space, aerial lifts, forklifts, fall protection, and hearing conservation.
Experience with hazardous materials management.
Experience conducting audits, advising stakeholders and conducting training.
Evidence of Certifications: Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Occupational Hygiene and Safety Technician (OHST), Safety Trained Supervisor (STS), Certified Instructional Trainer (CIT), or similar certification.

Working Environment

Activities are primarily performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse 75%; required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work 10%, frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds 15%.
Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.
Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
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.
Employee must possess a valid US Driver's license of the appropriate class and required endorsements throughout employment.

Department Statement

With more than 100,000 students, Arizona State University is a comprehensive public research university located in one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States. ASU's historic Tempe campus is home to research-based academic disciplines. At the West campus, ASU offers students interdisciplinary programs for broad learning experiences. At the Polytechnic campus, students approach professional and technological programs through project-based learning. The Downtown Phoenix campus, the university's newest location, is focused on programs with public purpose.

As one of the fastest growing research universities in the United States, ASU offers unparalleled opportunities for professional growth for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) professionals. In a leadership role, EHS works with the search and administrative communities to develop sound, cost effective solutions to the challenges associated with the development of compliance strategies and good practices. For more information about EHS, please visit our website at:

Diversity is a core value in EHS at ASU. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environments for all students, staff, and faculty. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.

ASU offers tuition waivers (to include yourself, spouse, and dependents), paid vacations and holidays, excellent benefit package, employee training and development opportunities to prepare you for the challenges ahead.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, professional licenses, Department of Motor Vehicle, and certifications. Possession of a current Arizona driver's license is required upon employment.

The position is located at the University Services Building, 1551 S. Rural Road, Tempe, Arizona and provides support to all four ASU campuses.

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.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit

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.

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 (Environmental Health and Safety) 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.

To apply please go to see Req Id# 80009BR

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