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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 12, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Safety & Security
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Full Time
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Job no: 245569-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Health and Safety

Job Summary:

The Safety Specialist will be responsible for supporting and developing multidisciplinary College of
Engineering (CoE) safety programs necessary to maintain a safe and healthy environment for
faculty, staff, students and visitors. The Safety Specialist will report to the Director for Safety and
work closely with College of Engineering faculty, staff and students. This position will also work in
coordination with the UW-Madison Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) department. This position will be the primary safety contact for the College of Engineering Graduate Student Safety Committee and undergraduate student organizations.

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 (BS)
Focus in an occupational/environmental health/safety, or STEM field strongly preferred.
Safety Certifications desirable.


0-3 years of experience in an occupational or environmental health and safety profession. New
graduates will be considered. Applicant will have the ability to conduct safety inspections and
hazard analyses, initiate and manage projects, and develop positive working relationships with a
diverse group of individuals in an academic environment.
- Knowledge of occupational and environmental safety principles, including use of engineering/
administrative and personal protective equipment.
- Knowledge of OSHA regulations, including the OSHA Laboratory Standard.
- Ability to create/conduct engaging technical safety training programs.
- Fluency with common computer programs and databases.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse faculty, staff and
students through strong interpersonal skills and effective oral and written communication.
- Ability to work independently and with teams as needed.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks.

Additional Information:

The position requires excellent organizational skills as well as strong 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. New graduates will be considered.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

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

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" button to start the application process. Applicants will be asked to upload a cover letter and resume.

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 appointment.


Jesse Decker
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 12 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Nov 28 2021 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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