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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Reno or Las Vegas, Nevada
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Single site
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Environmental Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Academic/Educational sector, Research
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
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Environmental Health & Safety Officer

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.


  • Due to security requirements associated with access to essential project sites, only citizens of the United States can be considered for this position.
  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, physics, biology, environmental sciences or a related field from an accredited institution.
  • At least six years of progressive experience in an environmental health and safety program with significant independent responsibility for chemical/laboratory safety, preferably in a research lab or research programs with at least two of those years of laboratory safety experience at the professional level.
  • Broad knowledge of current areas of chemical and biological research, occupational safety and environmental health and safety principles and associated regulations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of chemistry, chemical identification, chemical hazard mitigation strategies and OSHA chemical regulations.
  • Experience with hazardous and biological waste management.
  • Lab emergency management experience.

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.

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