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SAFETY PROFESSIONAL 1
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As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) supports and advances the teaching, learning, and research activities of the University of Washington by providing and coordinating programs and services that foster a safe and healthy campus community. We are currently seeking a Safety Professional 1 to support the Research & Occupational Safety - Biosafety Cabinets/Fac Safety & Health Section for the UW EH&S Department.

The purpose of the Safety Professional 1 position includes, but is not limited to the following: Independently perform annual certifications, filter changes, filter tests, air flow tests, decontaminations, and other services for laboratory biosafety cabinets (BSCs) in accordance with national standards and University procedures. The BSC personnel collectively test and certify over 900 BSCs located on various campuses annually. This position is responsible for maintaining an accurate cabinet inventory, and performing the administrative duties associated with billing for the work, ordering parts as needed, and maintaining an approved equipment inventory. This position will also develop and maintain the annual certification schedule, including taking BSCS out of service if they are not certified within 12 months, and working directly with labs to schedule and complete the work. This position is responsible for completing and maintaining BSC records, preparing written reports, reviewing and updating the SOP.

Job Duties:

•Under general supervision, this position is expected to independently perform annual certifications, filter changes, filter tests, air flow tests, decontaminations, and other services for laboratory biosafety cabinets (BSCs) in accordance with national standards and University procedures. The BSC personnel collectively test and certify over 900 BSCs located on various campuses annually. This position is responsible for maintaining an accurate cabinet inventory, and performing the administrative duties associated with billing for the work, ordering parts as needed, and maintaining an approved equipment list. This position will also develop and maintain the annual certification schedule, including taking BSCS out of service if they are not certified within 12 months, and working directly with labs to schedule and complete the work. This position is responsible for completing and maintaining BSC records, preparing written reports, review and updating the SOP, performing data entry, and calibrating equipment.
•Develop strong, positive relationships with laboratories and with Facilities by consistent outreach on use, maintenance, replacement, decontamination, move, and repair instructions for the individual work environments. Serve as a primary contact for UW partners and third party contractors when troubleshooting BSC installation or performance in new and existing buildings. Work with building engineers to coordinate balancing of air handling systems for optimal BSC operation. Work within EH&S to support piloting new cabinets for the approved biosafety cabinet list, and managing requests for use of cabinets not on the approved list. Work with labs to provide orientation and training as requested, and to evaluate and manage obsolete or atypical cabinets. Refer any lab safety issues noted during the BSC work to the appropriate EH&S teams.
•Database and electronic field data collection development, management and optimization.
•Supporting training development efforts through reviewing/updating the BSC webpage, including FAQs and training videos.
•Laboratory design review support with Occupational Safety & Health. Coordinate with EH&S personnel, laboratory personnel, and Facilities as appropriate to support laboratory remodel or construction with respect to laboratory safety equipment installation.

Requirements include:

•A Bachelor's Degree with major study in safety program management, safety engineering, biological or physical science, or closely related field; AND two years of professional experience in environmental health and safety programs.

A Master's Degree with major study in safety program management, safety engineering, or closely related field may be substituted for the above professional work experience requirement.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Desired:

•The ability to regularly exercise independent decision-making, technical expertise and judgment in a field or laboratory setting
•Two to three years of relevant work experience (laboratory, instrument/equipment or waste management technician, customer service)
•Knowledge/ experience with HVAC systems
•Good written and verbal communication skills

Conditions of Employment:

•Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.
•Must be able to work comfortably on a ladder (up to 5 ft off the ground)


As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.


Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.