Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.
Boston College is committed to providing a safe and healthy campus environment. Among its highest priorities are the health and safety of all faculty, staff, students, the visiting public, and members of the neighboring community. In support of its commitment, the University has established an Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) within the Facilities Management Department in order to implement environmental and occupational health and safety programs and to ensure compliance with all relevant governmental laws and regulations. The primary focus of this position will be to support safety and environmental issues that ultimately arise with both the growth of University programs and research and the ever-changing state and federal regulations.
This position will work in conjunction with other members of the Environmental Health and Safety staff in assisting faculty, staff, students, laboratory workers, contractors, and the administration in the implementation and execution of safety, compliance, and emergency response programs. In addition, this position will be responsible for conducting inspections and audits and assisting researchers, facility managers and safety specialists with the execution of corrective actions associated with compliance and program management. The Laboratory Safety Officer will assist University personnel with understanding the requirements of Federal, state and local regulations and codes, and will implement corrective action strategies and provide periodic status reports to the Associate Director, Lab Safety. The function and role of this position includes providing environmental health and safety support primarily in research and teaching labs, and in other workplaces and construction sites at the University, as requested.
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $63,900 to $79,850; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
-A Bachelor's of Science Degree in an area related to environmental science/health, environmental/civil engineering, safety, chemistry, biology or five years of experience in a related field. -Preference will be given to those with DOT, RCRA, OSHA, RCRA, and/or HAZWOPER training. -Professional credentials (CIH, CHMM, CSP) a plus.
-A minimum of 5 years of experience, preferably in a waste management, academic, or laboratory setting. -Experience with responding to emergencies and critical situations. -A strong working knowledge of federal, state, and local laboratory safety and environmental regulations and relevant codes is essential. -Experience with executing compliance programs and working with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and regulators is mandatory.
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity .
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.