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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 9, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Safety & Security
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Full Time
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Job no: 244634-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Health and Safety

Job Summary:

The Chemical Safety Special plays a key role in efforts to promote a comprehensive chemical safety program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of the largest public education institutions in the country in terms of research expenditures and includes 42,000 students and 18,000 staff within the main campus and within its various statewide facilities. This position contributes to the UW-Madison Chemical Safety Office's goal of ensuring that all work involving hazardous chemicals, both within the laboratories and throughout the university, is performed safely and in compliance will all applicable federal, state, and local regulations and standards (including OSHA, ANSI, EPA, DNR, IFC, NFPA, and the Wisconsin Administrative Codes).

This position targets high-priority projects identified by the UW-Madison Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO) and will allow the Chemical Safety Office to fill specific gaps while enhancing current operations. This position requires a high level of knowledge on chemical interactions, chemical operations, laboratory processes as well as the methods used to mitigate the risks associated with chemical use. Excellent verbal, writing and interpersonal skills are essential. This position reports directly to the Associate Chemical Hygiene Officer in the Department of Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) within the Division of Facilities Planning and Management (FP&M).

The University of Wisconsin-Madison EH&S is committed to the highest standards of customer relations principles for its customers, fellow staff members, students, and visitors. Staff will serve as role models by practicing exemplary behaviors when working with customers and fellow staff members.

About the Job:

Environmental Health & Safety Specialist II (CP005)

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 in Chemistry, Occupational Safety, or related scientific or safety field.


2 years professional work experience of occupational safety or laboratory related field.

Additional Information:

- Knowledge of chemical properties and hazards.
- Knowledge of occupational safety principles, including use of personal protective equipment, administrative controls, and engineering controls.
- Knowledge of OSHA regulations, including the OSHA Laboratory Standard, OSHA Standards for specific chemicals and other applicable regulations (EPA, DNR, NFPA, etc.)
- Knowledge of prudent safety practices for laboratory operations, procedures, and techniques.
- Knowledge of chemical waste management techniques.
- Ability to conduct technical, science-based training programs.
- Ability to communicate information effectively at all organizational levels and to diverse audiences.
- Knowledge and ability to use computers and computer databases.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty and staff through strong interpersonal skills and effective oral and written communication.
- Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of individuals and committees on a campus setting.
- Ability to work independently as well as the ability to work with a team.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $52,500 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered, applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position you will need to upload a resume and cover letter. 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.

A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists.

In the event you are required to work in or around animal facilities, you will be enrolled in the appropriate medical surveillance program.

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.


Dawn Bierman
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)

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: Nov 9 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Dec 8 2021 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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