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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 13, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Safety & Security, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Minimum $70,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Job Summary:

The Director for Safety will be responsible for developing, supporting, managing and promoting comprehensive multidisciplinary laboratory safety programs necessary to maintain a safe and healthy environment for faculty, staff, students and visitors in the College of Engineering (CoE). The Director will be a member of the CoE leadership team, and will report to the Executive Associate Dean and work closely with the College of Engineering Safety Committee, Department Chairs, Center Directors, faculty and other College administrative team members. This position will be the CoE liaison to the UW- Madison Environment, Health and Safety department within in the Division of Facilities Planning and Management well as other campus/state officials.

The CoE environment spans diverse spaces requiring broad based health and safety needs for research laboratories, instructional laboratories, machine shops, offices and public areas. Specific research safety areas include chemical, biological, electrical (including high voltage), cryogenic, laser, and radiation. Safety needs also extend to the portion of CoE research and field work that take place off campus.


Reviews and ensures quality and compliance of staff consultations, guides the development and implementation of a safety program in a specific area, and/or supervises staff so all work, recreation, and research can be performed safely and in compliance will all applicable federal, state, and local regulations and standards.
  • 15% May supervise the daily operations of unit staff and provide direction and expectations for workflows
  • 25% Oversees unit consultations to customers and serves as the main point of contact for internal and external stakeholders
  • 20% Guides the development and implementation of a health and safety program that aligns with strategic goals
  • 15% Identifies operational and safety issues
  • 10% Reviews and creates health and safety policies
  • 10% Set directions for a College wide safety strategy and implement in collaboration with College leadership and the College Safety Committee
  • 5% Develops safety training material and provide safety training/organizes provision of safety training
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


Bachelor's Degree
Degree preferably in an occupational safety area or a profession or science related to environmental health and safety. Achievement of applicable licensure is also preferred.

Master's Degree


Minimum 7 years of experience (10 preferred) in an occupational or environmental health and safety profession. Demonstrated ability to create and foster a culture of safety, deliver continuous improvements in a complex regulatory environment, and develop positive working relationships with a diverse group of individuals. Prior experience with conducting research laboratory safety inspections, hazard analyses, and hazard and operability studies is desired.

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: . Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Additional Information:

The position requires strong organizational skills as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills. A high degree of motivation, demonstrated capabilities in planning and prioritization of tasks, ability to be flexible in work assignments, independent problem solving and analytical skills are also important to the position.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please upload a single pdf that contains your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three to five references by the assured consideration date.


David Noyce
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 Mgr(CP010)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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:

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 13 2022 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Aug 10 2022 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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