Occupational Health Manager

Safety & Risk Management
Bozeman, Montana
Minimum of $80,000 annually
Posted Date
Aug 2, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

General Statement:

The Occupational Health Manager contributes to MSU employee wellness and safety by managing critical programs including occupational medical surveillance, respiratory protection, hearing conservation, indoor air quality support, providing workers’ compensation follow-up, EHS training, and research support.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage Occupational Medical Surveillance.
  • Manage medical provider contract, reporting, data, and billing review and approval.
  • Enroll new employees into surveillance and communicate with provider, employee and supervisory staff.
  • Ensure appropriate clearances are given and documented.
  • Facilitate accommodations if warranted.
  • Work with stakeholders for annual reminders.
  • Manage ergonomics, hearing conservation, respiratory protection, indoor air quality and other assigned programs.
  • Program documentation updates and monitoring regulatory changes.
  • Employee training.
  • Audit/inspection findings.
  • Supporting other EHS program needs through teaming with peers.
  • Provide EHS training on a variety of EHS topics, via classroom or remote learning.
  • Provide research support by serving on institutional committees, reviewing research protocols, and coordinating biowaste pickup, billing and transport off campus.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in environmental health, health & safety, or related field with 2-5 years of work experience in health and safety; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  2. Demonstrated working knowledge of OSHA regulations governing programs mentioned (medical surveillance, PPE, hearing conservation, respiratory protection, HazCom, etc.).
  3. Demonstrated working knowledge of CDC & NIOSH guidance and relevance to occupational, environmental, and public health.
  4. Demonstrated experience managing EHS programs.
  5. Demonstrated computer skills (MS Office suite, MS Teams, web, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills:

  1. Certification as ASP, CSP, CIH, CRM, CHMM and/or others;
  2. Asbestos certification(s)
  3. Experience in a University setting and/or a research setting (with laboratories and skilled trades staff).
  4. Familiarity with National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Intramural Research regulations and standards.

The Successful Candidate Will:

  • Ability to foster positive, customer-service-oriented working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Being a continuous learner.
  • Strong attention to detail with an ability to interpret and comply with extensive regulatory guidelines from OSHA.
  • Function autonomously as a program or as a team member.
  • Successful in organizing and prioritizing heavy workloads, meeting a variety of simultaneous deadlines, and adapting to changing priorities in a positive, effective and professional manner.
  • Ability to foster and maintain strong relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information:

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Must possess currently or be eligible to obtain a valid State of Montana Driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record (less than 12 points). Do NOT send a copy of the driver’s license.

Physical Demands:

  • Position requires remaining in a stationary position, positioning self to stooping, ascending/descending ladders, and transporting up to 50 pounds.
  • Position requires working in laboratory environments, and outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Position may encounter confined spaces, tunnels, work-at-height, hazardous materials and waste, noise, dust, and temperature extremes.
  • Position requires ability to wear PPE such as safety glasses and goggles, respiratory protection, and protective coveralls.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

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