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Occupational Safety Coordinator

Cal Poly Humboldt
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 11, 2023

Occupational Safety Coordinator

Job no: 530329
Work type: Staff
Location: Humboldt
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Safety, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Occupational Safety Coordinator

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)
Job #530329
First Review Date: Friday, September 22, 2023

Open Until Filled

At Cal Poly Humboldt, bold hearts and open minds shape the future.

Founded in 1913, Cal Poly Humboldt began as a small college for teachers. Today Humboldt has grown into a comprehensive university with rigorous science and liberal arts programs. Designated a polytechnic in 2022, Cal Poly Humboldt provides hands-on, impactful educational opportunities that lead to meaningful, measurable outcomes for the individual, for the state, and the world.

Cal Poly Humboldt is proud to have nearly 6,000 students of all backgrounds spread across 61 majors, 13 graduate programs, and 4 credential programs — all of whom contribute passion and creativity within their fields and set the stage for a future grounded in equity and sustainability. Hands-on learning, inspired teaching, ground-breaking research, and thought-provoking creative activity happen daily at Humboldt.

Cal Poly Humboldt is a Hispanic-Serving Institution that strives to foster an inclusive and equitable community to support our students of diverse backgrounds. We are committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality committed to working in a multicultural and multiracial community that reflects the diversity of the state.

Finding a better future is a task for the bold and open, the down-to-earth and visionary. Cal Poly Humboldt strives to cultivate these qualities in leaders, innovators, and scholars in every field.

(Job # 530329) Administrative Analyst Specialist II E, Occupational Safety Coordinator, Salary Range: $4,170 - $7,545 monthly. Appointments are typically made at the beginning of the salary range. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time, exempt, benefited, 12-month pay plan permanent position with a one-year probationary period in the EH&S Department. This position comes with a premium benefits package that includes outstanding vacation, medical, dental, and vision plans, life insurance, voluntary pre-tax health and dependent care reimbursement accounts, a fee waiver education program, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), and 14 paid holidays per year. Additional benefits information can be found at

Position Summary: The Occupational Safety Coordinator ensures that safety related elements both during day to day operations as well as during an emergency are established and administered in such a manner that the University remains in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and ordinances, which involves developing, implementing, and monitoring campus safety programs in order to ensure a safe workplace.

Key Responsibilities:

30% Review and apply current Cal/OSHA regulations in the California Code of Regulations and Title 8 and the California Health and Safety Code to campus operations and construction
  • Maintain and update IIPP's and help dept.'s stay compliant with all associated plans and programs, identify training requirements and audit for compliance

25% Implement campus safety programs through written procedures, meetings and training sessions
  • Review contractor safety submittal and provide feedback to Facilities Management PM's

10% Assist in ancillary EH&S functions as directed which may include hazardous waste pick-ups and other environmental programs(waste water, storm water, IH etc.)

5% Respond to emergencies on campus which may include disaster response, response to spills/releases of hazardous materials, and any incidents that require immediate response to minimize risk to employees or students of the University

15% Conduct periodic compliance surveys of campus facilities, sites and programs for safety deficiencies

5% Develop and deliver safety related training for employees, supervisors and department representatives

5% Oversee all safety records and reporting, consult on safety issues

5% Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Associated with this Position Include:
  • Working knowledge of and ability to apply standard theories, principles, practices and techniques applicable to safety programs in order to develop conclusion and make recommendations
  • Thorough knowledge of policies, procedures and outside regulations pertaining to safety programs
  • Knowledge of hazard assessments, PPE selection, and creating and implementing safety programs such as, Heat Illness, LOTO, Ergonomics, Fall protection etc.
  • Thorough knowledge of regulatory requirements governing all aspects of occupational safety
  • Working knowledge of CalOSHA requirements for fire and life safety
  • Working knowledge of conducting injury investigations and safety inspections of various facility types
  • Working knowledge of operational and fiscal analysis techniques
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a written and oral manner including ability to make effective oral presentations to diverse audiences
  • Ability to move up to 50 pounds and maneuver 55 gallon drums weighing up to 400 pounds using a hand truck or drum dolly
  • Ability to respond outside of traditional work hours
  • Professional experience working with a diverse population.
  • Proficient in use of PC platform computer in the Windows and Google environment, with ability to effectively use word processing software programs, spreadsheets programs and other database management software
  • Demonstrated competency in written English including grammar and spelling
  • Ability to take initiative and independently plan, organize, coordinate, and preform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved
  • Skill in research, development and evaluation of policies and programs, including skill in the collection, evaluation, and interpretation of data to develop sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations
  • Expertise in investigating and analyzing problems with a broad administrative impact and implication
  • Ability to anticipate problems and address them proactively
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interpret, organize, and present information and ideas in written or presentation form
  • Ability to train others on new skills and procedures and provide lead work direction
  • Ability to work with various monitoring equipment, with dependable results

  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • General knowledge and skills in occupational safety programs and policies with a foundational knowledge of public administration principles, practices, and methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.
  • Successfully completing Hazardous Waste Operations Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training to the 40-Hour level within the first 120 days of employment is a condition of employment.
  • Valid CA Driver's License

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Asbestos building inspector and management planner training
  • Lead inspector
  • CSP or CIH
  • Current 40-hr HAZWOPER
  • CalOSHA 30
  • 2 years or more of experience in a safety position at either higher ed institution or construction safety
  • General knowledge and skills in occupational safety programs and policies, preferably from one year in developing and implementing safety compliance programs, preforming surveys to determine compliance with programs, and responding to health and safety emergencies.
  • A foundational knowledge of public administration principles, practices, and methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree OR through a combination of education and work experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position- primarily the ability to perform the full range of work related to program and policy research, analysis, development, evaluation and/or operational and fiscal analysis to safety programs.

  • Application Procedure: To apply, qualified candidates must electronically submit the following materials by clicking the Apply Now button:
  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for at least three professional references

  • Application Deadline: The deadline to submit applications for first review is Friday, September 22, 2023. Open until filled.

    Any inquiries about this recruitment can be directed to or Cal Poly Humboldt's Human Resources Office at (707) 826-3626.

    Cal Poly Humboldt sits on the traditional homelands of the Wiyot people in what is currently called Arcata, CA. The Wiyot people call the area Goudi'ni (over in the woods). Cal Poly Humboldt was the first campus in the California State University system to offer a stand-alone major in Native American Studies.

    Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

    Working in the state of California is a condition of employment for this position. Even if part or all of an employee's assignment can be performed remotely, the employee must maintain a permanent residence in the state of California. The employee must be able to accept on-campus work assignment, as assigned, and come to campus when needed.

    CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

    Cal Poly Humboldt hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. This position may be considered a “Campus Security Authority”, pursuant to the Clery Act, and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1107 a condition of employment.


    Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) is required prior to the appointment date. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) is required for employment. Cal Poly Humboldt will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or if it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Failure to satisfactorily complete or adverse findings from a background check may affect the employment status of candidates or continued employment of current CSU employees who are being considered for the position..

    Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Cal Poly Humboldt can be found at

    Cal Poly Humboldt is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Mandated Reporting: This position may be considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

    Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training.

    Class Code: 1038
    Publication Date: September 8, 2023

    Advertised: 08 Sep 2023 Pacific Daylight Time
    Application Closes: Pacific Daylight Time

    To apply, visit


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