Job no: 251553-AS
Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Health and Safety
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
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:
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
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.
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Bachelor's Degree with major studies in Chemistry, Occupational
Safety, or related scientific or safety field.
2 years professional work experience of occupational safety or
laboratory related field.
UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety
protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain
subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086
. Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu
for the most up-to-date information.
- Knowledge of chemical properties and hazards.
- Knowledge of occupational safety principles, including use of
personal protective equipment, administrative controls, and
- 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
- Ability to communicate information effectively at all
organizational levels and to diverse audiences.
- Knowledge and ability to use computers and computer
- 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
- Ability to manage multiple tasks.
A719330-FACILITIES PLNG AND MGMT/EHS/CHEMICAL SAFETY
Full Time: 100%
This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a
designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
$52,500 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
How to Apply:
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
A criminal background check will be conducted on all
In the event you are required to work in or around animal
facilities, you will be enrolled in the appropriate medical
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.
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:
800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE
Env Health & Safe Spec II(CP005)
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
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
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
Jan 19 2022 Central Standard Time
Feb 23 2022 11:55 PM Central Standard