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INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD)
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The IRD for this job is: 08-08-2022
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
Administratively located within the Business and Administrative Services (BAS) division, our primary duties are to promote, facilitate, and provide expert consultation for Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) programs in support of both academic and non-academic campus functions. We are responsible for monitoring compliance with environmental, health and safety programs intended to prevent occupational injuries and illnesses in the workplace and to protect the quality of the surrounding environment. EH&S advises the campus community of responsibilities with respect to health, safety and environmental issues; recommends appropriate corrective actions; and helps implement new health and safety programs. EH&S also acts as liaison between UCSC and various external agencies and regulatory bodies. Our actions and decisions have the potential for high visibility and serious consequences to the campus and the community.
EH&S programs include a broad and complex range of disciplines including areas such as laboratory and research safety, industrial hygiene, environmental management, radiation safety, hazardous materials control, information technology, ergonomics, biosafety and emergency management.
Serves as the UCSC subject matter expert in Boating Safety and supports the diving safety program. Also supports field research safety and related programs. Manages and oversees UCSC scientific and small boating activities, and provides safety support for the recreational boating program. Develops, implements, and monitors safety programs and policies to ensure compliance with federal and state safety regulations, nationally-recognized guidelines, UC policy and guidelines, and campus procedures.
Provides technical knowledge and input to further the development / implementation of boating programs. May represent EH&S in boating safety and related meetings and conferences involving academic compliance committees, campus functions, and system wide working groups in matters related to field of expertise. Manages and serves as subject matter expert for the campus Scientific Boating Committee, and supports the campus Diving Control Board.
Decision-making is based on established procedures and integration / interpretation of relevant laws, regulations and organizational policy; professional best practices; relevant science methodology; impact on other EH&S programs; and senior management approvals. Decisions may impact other EH&S programs, departments, segments of the organization and / or organization-wide.
The position requires periodic travel to oversee and support research and educational boating operations locally, throughout California, and possibly internationally.
Salary Information: Salary Range: $75,000 - $80,000 / Annually . Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: Non-Represented
Job Code Classification: 007146 (EHS SPEC 3)
Travel: Never or Rarely
Boating Safety Program (Develops, implements, and monitors environmental and safety programs, systems, procedures, and training in one or more of the following fields: industrial hygiene, environmental health, pest control, occupational safety, ergonomics, laboratory safety, biosafety)
Develops & implements scientific boating guidelines and monitors/assists with scientific boating operations, equipment and procedures.
Interprets and applies relevant laws, regulations, codes and standards, including making recommendations for boating safety related changes based on interpretations and principles of current, safe professional practices.
Manages the scientific boating review and approval process to ensure the boating standards and operation guidelines of the UCSC Boating Manual are met.
Participate with Scientific Boating related associations (ex. Scientific Boating Safety Association).
Ensure UCSC boating operations are current with community best practices.
Regulatory Compliance (Monitors compliance and may serve as organization liaison with regulatory agencies.)
Reviews state required documentation for all vessels and trailers.
Ensures all vessels are in full USCG compliance with respect to safety equipment and procedures.
Creates and adjusts methodologies to meet changing regulatory and scientific environment.
Documentation (Drafts reports and other documentation, including use of relevant scientific data.)
Manages UCSC's WebBoater account. (Boat Safety Administrative Database), including but not limited to vessel operator and trainee documentation.
May review documentation of inspections/maintenance/repairs to vessels, engines, trailers and associated equipment.
Reviews and reports annual statistics to managers and associations such as SBSA.
Training (Provides training within several EH&S areas.)
Provides Motorboat Operator Training Course (MOTC) instruction. BSO will provide initial training to UCSC's scientific boat operators. Determines eligibility and conducts vessel operator practical qualifications/approvals. Conducts additional specialty training as necessary.
Assistant instructor for scientific diving certification and other specialty training programs.
Supports other Field Safety and related training programs, as appropriate.
Diving and Field Safety Support
Support the Dive Safety Officer and the Dive Safety Program as needed.
May assist the Campus DSO and Field Safety Officer with the development and instruction of Field First Aid & Emergency Management courses.
May assist with the oversight, support, and training of student assistants.
Communications (Performs outreach and communication to organization within relevant field.)
Serves as liaison to departments and principal investigators conducting boating operations.
Provides reports to the Scientific Boating Committee (SBC).
Works closely with faculty, students and staff to safely facilitate their work in, on and from vessels for research, education, and non-academic support operations.
Serves on the Scientific Boating Committee and conducts periodic meetings.
Inspections and Technical Work (Inspects, investigates incidents and complaints, and recommends corrective action as needed.)
Fulfills role as USCG licensed captain when required.
Conducts inspection of vessels, trailers and safety equipment as required.
Boating Incident and Emergency Management - Develops and implements Emergency Management courses.
Inspects, investigates incidents and complaints, and recommends corrective action as needed.
May participate as a member of the EH&S incident response team. Provides support to campus disaster preparedness activities, responds to hazardous materials releases and serves in the appropriate response role based on training and expertise. Provides back-up support for the diving and boating safety cell phone and may respond to urgent diving- or boating-related calls (e.g., accidents, incidents, other urgent issues).
Subject Matter Expertise (Within specific field maintains knowledge / expertise on existing / proposed changes in all regulations; interprets and applies relevant laws, regulations, codes and standards, including making recommendations for work environment changes based on interpretation.)
Maintain technical and professional certifications and skills through participation with state and national organizations, completion of CPE, and refresher courses.
Reviews campus vessel charters and supporting documentation as part of Risk Services' annual approval process for marine operations, purchases, and diving activities as necessary.
Supervision (May oversee work of other technical staff.)
Interacts with and advises the UCSC Athletics and Recreation Boating Program through the Community Boating Center.
Bachelor's degree in related area or equivalent experience / training.
Advanced understanding of boating operations and safety. Thorough understanding of diving and field safety. General understanding of related EH&S fields.
Thorough knowledge and skill in applying and interpreting applicable local, state, and federal regulations and related standards and guidelines.
Thorough verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen and skill to communicate effectively in a diverse environment.
Thorough written communication skills to communicate effectively in a diverse environment.
Strong analytical and organizational skills to organize, prioritize and manage the successful completion of projects within time and budget constraints.
Strong skill to appropriately use technology and relevant scientific equipment as required.
USCG licensed captain.
National and/or State boating certifications or operator licenses.
MOTC/MOCC Instructor certification, or ability to obtain.
First Aid for Divers, CPR, AED, oxygen administration certification.
Nationally-recognized research or scientific diving certificate.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Must possess a valid license to drive in the State of California.
Must pass the UCSC diving physical exam and be able to meet all other requirements for UCSC scientific diver and scientific small boat operator certification.
Ability to work on-site.
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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