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CERTIFICATION SPECIALIST

Employer
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 12, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time
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Salary:

Minimum $55,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Actual salary will be commensurate with skills and years of experience. Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits.

Job Summary:

The Division of Facilities Planning & Management (FP&M) is a full-spectrum service organization that builds, maintains, and operates the physical environment of the UW-Madison campus in support of the university's education, research, and outreach activities. FP&M works behind the scenes to coordinate campus planning, manage design and construction, maintain and operate buildings and grounds, supply utility services, ensure health and safety, and provide parking and transportation services.

Certification Specialist at Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Office is responsible for providing technical expertise to support the design, certification, maintenance, and operation of the specialized systems required in research laboratories. Under the direction of the BSC Field Supervisor, the Certification Specialist will work extensively and collaboratively with principal investigators throughout campus as well as with faculty, staff, and students. In addition, this position will work with colleagues in the Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) unit in University Health Services and support the work of staff at EH&S.

Responsibilities:

Identifies and develops plans to address safety issues, provides consultation, and tracks and manages cases in a specific area of specialty so all work, recreation, and research can be performed safely and in compliance will all applicable federal, state, and local regulations and standards. Makes recommendations for the control of identified hazards and assesses hazards using relevant regulatory methodologies.
  • 5% Secures resources and schedules logistics for a safety program
  • 5% Identifies operational and safety issues and develops improvement plans and standard operating procedures
  • 50% Provides knowledge and guidance to internal and external stakeholders including leadership, in a specialized area of safety such biosafety, chemical, hazardous materials, agriculture, lake, radiation, and Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
  • 5% Directs logistical activities, allocates resources and investigates components of specific health and safety cases
  • 10% Communicates findings to necessary stakeholders
  • 5% Reviews industry updates and may assist in developing safety communication materials based on industry changes
  • 20% Perform annual BSC certifications to current NSF 49 Standard, annual certification to Laminar Clean Bench, cage racks and HEPA filtered equipment and systems. Gas decontaminations with chlorine dioxide. Ensure the health and safety of laboratories
Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Education:

Preferred
Bachelor's Degree

Qualifications:

A minimum of 2-3 years of related professional experience required. A successful candidate will have experience with certifying biological safety cabinets and other HEPA-filtered devices. They will also possess knowledge about the regulations and requirements for certifying these units.

License/Certification:

Preferred
Drivers License - Valid and Meets UW Risk Management Standards

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086 . Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable


Additional Information:

A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of your appointment, and maintain eligibility without sponsorship throughout your appointment.

How to Apply:

To be considered, applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position you will need to upload a resume and cover letter, please detail your related experience and background to the qualifications. The application reviewers will be relying on written application materials to determine who may advance to preliminary interviews. We will also require contact information for three professional references, one of which must be your current supervisor. We will not contact your current supervisor without advance notice.

Contact:

Lisa Raetzman
lisa.raetzman@wisc.edu
608-263-9670
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

Env Health & Safe Spec II(CP005)

Department(s):

A719372-FACILITIES PLNG AND MGMT/EHS/BSC CERTIFICATION PRG

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

262841-AS



The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Jul 12 2022 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Aug 7 2022 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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