The Senior Safety Specialist, Chemical Safety Officer (CSO) is responsible for administering the chemical safety program at University of Texas at Dallas. The CSO will interface with and direct campus personnel, including staff, faculty, and laboratory workers in matters of chemical safety and compliance. This position provides safety evaluation and hazard assessment services, and facilitates comprehensive chemical safety and support in campus operations, research, teaching and waste management to ensure conformance with federal, state and local laws and regulations, as well as broad scope license conditions, and University policies and procedures. The CSO prepares and provides timely safety evaluation reports and assists in and monitors corrective actions, as necessary. Responsibilities include advising campus and laboratory personnel on safety review findings, and providing appropriate recommendations based on regulatory compliance and best practices. The Senior Safety Specialist, CSO must be able to develop and maintain strong collaborative and professional relationships with researchers and other University support personnel while actively promoting a culture of safety.
- MS in STEM Field - Five or more years of academic research support or research safety experience or a combination of education and experience.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Education: PhD in Chemistry or related field Experience:
7+ years of relevant academic research or research safety experience, with increasing responsibilities in hazardous materials management, emergency response.
Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
HAZWOPER 40hr certification
Direct spill response program coordination experience; knowledge of federal and local regulations; Hazardous material training development experience
Experience working with local and federal agencies
Environmental Certifications (REP, REM, CHMM)
Basic Life Support (BLS), EMT training, emergency medical training
An understanding and working knowledge of policies and procedures at the University of Texas at Dallas
1) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.
2) UT Dallas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its programs and activities, including in admission and enrollment. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Director of Institutional Equity at InstitutionalEquity@utdallas.edu or the Title IX Coordinator at TitleIXCoordinator@utdallas.edu, or call 972-883-5331.
Internal Number: 15431
About The University of Texas at Dallas
The University of Texas at Dallas is an innovative institution in the heart of North Texas on the path to achieving Tier One national research university status.UT Dallas has grown since its founding in 1969 to include 132 degree programs, with cutting-edge curricula serving a variety of undergraduate and graduate student interests.The University continues its original commitment to providing some of the state's most-lauded science and engineering programs and has also gained prominence for a breadth of educational paths, from criminology to biomedical engineering to arts and technology.The wealth of learning resources available to UT Dallas students is the result of a concentrated effort to attract the top minds on both ends of the classroom relationship. Joining the faculty's Nobel laureate and four National Academies members since 2005 are more than 200 tenure and tenure-track professors hailing from the world's best colleges, including Harvard, MIT, Cambridge and Columbia University. In addition, UT Dallas is home to more than 50 centers, labs and institutes that facilitate research and opportunities for hands-on learning. Students, meanwhile, arrive at UT Dallas well-prepared ...to succeed in higher education: In 2011, nearly 39 percent of freshmen ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class, and 75 percent ranked in the top 25 percent.With an eye on building a future as bright as its beginnings, UT Dallas will continue its push to attain Tier One research university status and produce graduates who are well-equipped to succeed professionally.