The Environmental Health and Safety Officer (EHSO), a mid-career position, will serve as the DRI Chemical Safety Officer. In this role the EHSO will provide hands-on support and will assist in guiding DRI research faculty and staff in the reduction of risks associated with chemical and biological hazards in laboratory activities and will ensure compliance with local, state and federal guidelines.
Towards this end, the EHSO will review scientific protocols and assess research work practices. The EHSO will work directly with administrators, faculty, and research staff and will recommend changes to experimental protocols and work practices necessary to reduce risks. Guidance will occur through individual and group forums that employ scientific problem solving, regulatory compliance, and motivation of research personnel. The EHSO will develop and present training and educational materials for laboratory safety and hazard communication (chemical safety). The EHSO will manage the chemical inventory process and hazardous waste management. The EHSO may be involved in special projects involving other EH&S staff members as well as DRI faculty and administrators.
This position can be located at DRI’s Reno, NV campus or at the Las Vegas, NV campus with frequent travel to Reno.
Qualified individuals interested in this position should apply online using the "Apply for this job" link on this page. To ensure full consideration, your application package should be received by January 11, 2017.
To learn more about DRI, visit us at www.dri.edu or call the recruitment office at 775-673-7332. DRI is an AA/EEO employer who gives consideration in employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex. Individuals with disabilities or protected veteran status are encouraged to apply.