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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Salary will commensurate with experience and qualifications. 
Dallas, Texas
United States
Job Categories:
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Academic/Educational sector, Environmental Services, Research
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
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Occupational Safety Manager

Salary Range: Salary will commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Job Summary:
The Office of Risk Management is seeking a talented person to develop and manage the University Occupational Safety Programs. This person will work closely with the Office of Facilities to ensure the university employees are complying with occupational safety programs that meet OSHA requirements and recognized best practices.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate the design and implementation of new occupational safety programs applicable to university employees
  • Review and refresh all existing programs
  • Ensure compliance with occupational safety and health programs by university employees
  • Develop and deliver appropriate training and education related to occupational safety programs
  • Ensure proper incident reporting and that investigations are performed and documented
  • Assist in conducting job hazard and risk analyses for the university trades.
  • Perform inspections and audits of facilities
  • Implement a culture of safety throughout the university
  • Ensure proper records are maintained at all times
  • Support Resilience and Crisis Management Programs
  • Support Emergency Response Programs
  • Other duties as required.

Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in safety engineering or industrial safety. 
  • Three (3) years of experience coordinating occupational safety programs in a university or industrial setting.
  • Professional certification is preferred (CSP, CSHO, etc.)
  • Fluency in Spanish is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • The ability to work with a wide range of people at varying levels of skill and authority-effectively-is required. The ability to multi-task, manage and prioritize day-to-day tasks combined with project management is required.
  • Strong understanding of facilities infrastructure and university operations is preferred-ability to learn required. 
  • Candidate should have strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The ideal candidate should be able to manage time and problem solve effectively and have a strong customer service orientation.
  • Organizational skills and project management skills are highly desired and the candidate must have attention to detail.
  • Microsoft office skills are required. Additional software as needed for database support is preferred.
  • The ideal candidate should have the ability to manage time, identify and provide appropriate metrics and reports as needed, and accurately manage multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Web development experience is preferred
  • Position may require response to potential incidents may occur at any time and this person may be called in anytime day/night or even on weekends or vacations-although rare.

Physical/Environmental Demands:

  • Bend, Squat, Stand
  • Crawl, Climb, Kneel
  • Reach above shoulders
  • Handle objects with dexterity
  • Push/Pull, Carry/lift over 50lbs
  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment as appropriate for job duties
  • Around moving machinery
  • Exposure to marked changes in temperature or humidity
  • Drives motorized equipment

Please click the "Apply for this job" link above to access the online application. Requisition ID: RIS00000011

Deadline to Apply: April 21, 2017

Southern Methodist University (SMU) will not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, education activity, or admissions on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU's commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. 

The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX1   Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, including the prohibition of sex discrimination under Title IX. The Executive Director/Title IX Coordinator may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, [email protected]  Inquiries   regarding   the application of Title IX may also be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.

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