Environmental Health & Occupational Safety Specialist II

Environmental Health & Occupational Safety Specialist II

Requisition ID req702 Department Facilities Management Services Campus SY-Sylvania Campus Employment Type Academic Prof - Full Time Best Consideration Date Apply Immediately; This position will close once sufficient qualified applications have been received. Position Summary

Under the direction of management, incumbent is responsible for developing, coordinating, training and providing professional consultation and technical expertise associated with environmental, health and occupational safety (EHOS) matters. The incumbent works with internal and external stakeholders to provide a safe environment and to ensure compliance with all rules and regulations.

As part of an innovative and process focused EH&S team, the successful candidate will be working closely with various PCC stakeholders including PCC's Project teams. Existing projects include the development of PCC's first location in Scappose, the OMIC training center, and planned projects include the renovation of the Sylvania Campus Health Technology Building, the Portland Metropolitan Workforce Training Center, and the Cascade Campus Public Safety Building. Candidate will possess a strong understanding of Oregon OSHA's construction safety regulations as well as Oregon OSHA's general industry rules.

Links for further information:
Environmental Health and Safety
Planning and Capital Construction

See the classification description for additional information: https://www.pcc.edu/hr/employment/academic-pro-jobs/ehos-specialist-ii/

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

  • Experience working in a campus environment or public institutional setting
  • Construction safety experience
  • Experience applying Prevention thru Design Principles
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with demonstrated ability to communicate and work cooperatively with district employees on all levels and backgrounds including diverse academic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills, and ability to provide comprehensive training to a wide variety of audiences with varying skill levels
  • Strong organizational and time management skills


Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Business Administration, Science or an Engineering related field (Note: experience performing the duties of the position may substitute for the degree requirement on a year for year basis.)
  • Three years of relevant experience in construction environmental, health and occupational safety and/or risk management related work with experience in safety training and/or loss control (injury prevention)
  • Two years of lead and/or project management experience
  • Must possess a valid Oregon driver’s license


Position Grade 4 Starting Salary Expectations $48,518 to $51,977 (Step 3); based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity. Position Grade Salary Range $48518 to $84135 Annual Salary FTE 1 PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age, as well as partial tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.

*Please note: Temporary Academic Professional employees are not eligible for Personal Leave Days, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, or AD&D Insurance.

Paid Leave: (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)

- Starts at 13.33 hours of vacation leave per month (additional vacation hours with years of services)
- 1 day of sick leave per month
- 11 holidays
- 3 additional personal leave days per year

View a complete list of PCC benefits .

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements Work is performed both in an office environment and in the field with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule. Regular travel between all PCC locations using a personal vehicle and/or a college vehicle is required. Position involves occasional bending, standing, kneeling, climbing ladders, reaching below and above shoulders, and lifting objects weighing up to 50 pounds while performing job duties. Walking, climbing ladders, entering cramped and difficult locations and dusty/dirty environments, may be part of routine activities depending on work locations. Working hours may vary and occasional evening and/or weekend work is required. Occasional lifting, guiding and/or carry of materials may be required. May be exposed to potentially hazardous conditions, noise and temperature extremes. Background Check Required Yes

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA


Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

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