Coordinates, oversees, and audits the implementation of university
Safety and Health Programs across all areas within Infrastructure
including Virginia Tech Electric Service, Power Plant, Chiller
Plant, and Mechanical Utilities. Serves as the training coordinator
for the Infrastructure team by implementing, administering, and
conducting classroom and online safety training programs for
general industry and construction to include trades, grounds, and
housekeeping. Collaborates with Environmental Health and Safety to
perform inspections, audits, analysis, and record-keeping in
compliance with federal and state regulations and guidelines for
assigned program areas. Interviews, observes, and investigates,
workplaces for hazard identification, evaluation of risk, and
recommendations on engineering and administrative controls and
personal protective equipment. Documents findings and effectively
communicates corrective and preventative measures to various levels
of the Infrastructure areas. Coordinates, schedules, and performs
industrial hygiene-related inspections and monitoring as needed or
required to determine compliance with standards and OSHA
regulations. Applies training, experience, and knowledge, and
provides inspections, audits, analysis, and record keeping
consistent with federal and state regulations, guidelines, and
university policy and programs to facilitate compliance and reduce
exposure of faculty, staff, students, and visitors to hazards
relating to assigned program areas. Responsible for maintaining the
area’s COOP and EAP plans to ensure continuity of services.
Conducts Hazard Risk Assessments for targeted activities and
advises staff on mitigations. Serves as principal backup to other
Facilities Operations Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator
and performs other duties as needed or required. Will serve as a
member of the on-call response team for emergencies as well as for
elevator entrapments at the Blacksburg campus.
•Advanced degree in occupational safety and health, science,
engineering, safety, industrial hygiene or closely related
discipline, or training and experience equivalent to an advanced
•Extensive working knowledge of the technical principles,
procedures, and techniques used to achieve compliance with OSHA
safety-related regulations and industry standards.
•Considerable safety-related experience interpreting regulations,
developing written programs and training, implementing safety
programs, and performing inspections to assure compliance with OSHA
regulations and industry standards.
•Experience preparing technical reports and professional
•Ability to act independently and as a team member.
•Strong interpersonal, supervisory, analytical, problem-solving,
and communication skills.
•Ability to read and interpret construction drawings and
specifications; computer skills with experience such as
spreadsheets, databases, and word processing.
•Prior experience working in a university or similar
•Preference is given for designation as Certified Safety
Professional or ability to obtain within one year.
•Demonstrated experience working in electrical and industrial
•Previous experience with creating and/or maintaining COOP and EAP
•Certified Industrial Hygienist.
•Experience using databases and AutoCAD or similar software.
January 3rd, 2022
•Must be able to move and handle up to 40 pounds unassisted, sit,
stand, walk, reach, bend, climb ladders and stairs, and perform
repetitive motion primarily through the use of keyboarding.
•Must be able to wear a respirator.
•Must have a criminal background check.
•Must have a driver's license check.
•Must participate in university medical surveillance program.
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal
About Virginia Tech
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(That I May Serve),
Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a
hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be
leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution
that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the
world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community
to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more
than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000
undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight
, a school of
, a veterinary
college, Graduate School
, and Honors College
. The university
has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus
in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in
Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices
. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech
conducts more than $500 million in research annually.
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applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including
pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic
information, national origin, political affiliation, race,
religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise
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December 20, 2021