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Safety & Health Specialist I/II/III

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 10, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Safety & Security, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Environmental Health, Safety & Risk

Division Name

Risk Management & Safety

Position Title

Safety & Health Specialist I/II/III

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Safety & Health Specialist
Auburn University’s division of Risk Management and Safety seeks candidates for a Safety and Health Specialist position. This position conducts activities to advance the health and safety programs and objectives of the university community and promote university-wide compliance with local, State, and Federal codes and regulations. Such activities may be related, but not limited to general safety and health, animal program safety, industrial hygiene, and fire and life safety.

Why should YOU join Risk Management and Safety?
  • Competitive employee benefits + state retirement plan.
  • A collaborative, positive work environment.
  • Tuition assistance for you and your dependents.
  • Generous leave policies (including paid parental leave!)
  • The satisfaction of knowing YOU are a part of providing the premier academic experience at Auburn, as well as the life-changing work our students perform.
About Risk Management and Safety: The mission of Risk Management and Safety is to protect people, the environment, property, and financial and other resources, in support of Auburn University’s teaching, research, outreach and student services.

Risk Management and Safety is comprised of several safety departments, including Environmental Health and Safety, Laboratory and Radiation Safety, Risk Management and Insurance, and Safety and Health Programs.

About Auburn : At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

Why employees choose Auburn : Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts and more! Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting

Our Commitment : Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

Essential Functions
  • Assists in the development and implementation of Safety & Health program including project management, oversight of contractors, regulatory reporting, and budget management.
  • Works with stakeholders to proactively enact health and safety programs to address the needs of the university; facilitate safety & health training and materials for faculty, staff and students; conduct/lead inspections of university operations; and conduct, lead or assist professional contractors with industrial hygiene, indoor air quality, ergonomics, and accident prevention programs.
  • Follows strategic direction from management for the improvement of the Safety & Health program and works collaboratively with other departmental functional areas and university operations to attain goals.
  • May advise AU faculty and staff regarding safety, health, fire, and life safety issues relevant to their work.
  • Provides input to the university’s Authority Having Jurisdiction on code and regulatory compliance issues.
  • Assists in monitoring, corrective and preventative action programs relative to safety, health, fire, and life safety to evaluate conformance with federal, state, local and/or University requirements and/or policies and procedures relating to compliance and program management.
  • Works with staff and contractors for the testing and certification of university fire and life safety systems and equipment, assists with construction project design plan reviews for fire and life safety code compliance and assists with fire investigations, analysis and reporting.
  • Assists with fire drills.
Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Environmental Science, Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Biological Sciences, Engineering, Chemistry or a related field

Years of Experience

No experience required for entry level

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level II – Bachelor’s degree in a related field, plus 2 years of experience in health and safety regulatory compliance enforcement.

Level III – Bachelor’s degree in a related field, plus 4 years of experience in health and safety regulatory compliance enforcement.

Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Employer may consider advanced degrees in lieu of experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain prior to employment.

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience of delivering effective results within a proactive safety, health, fire and life safety program in academic and/or research institutions.
  • Progressively advancing responsibilities within safety and health functions.
  • Experience working in higher education with a focus on training and education to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • Be able to demonstrate effective project management skills and speak about effective experiences.
  • Be able to communicate effectively and in multiple formats (spoken and written) to a diverse audience in a clear and succinct manner.
Posting Detail Information

Salary Range

$36,250 - $75,100

Job Category

Risk Management

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EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
    • LinkedIn
    • AcademicKeys
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • DiversityJobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Indeed
    • RecruitMilitary
    • The Tuskegee News
    • Professional organization or journal
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • State Employment Service
    • Social Media
    • AU Job Bulletin
    • Notified by an Auburn employee
    • College or university Career Services
    • I went to the AU Employment Website directly (
    • Other
  2. * Do you posses a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Environmental Science, Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Biological Sciences, Engineering, Chemistry or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Will obtain required degree in 6 months
  3. * Do you have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one prior to selection?
    • Yes
    • No

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