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Occupational Safety Program Specialist (Administrator I)

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Diego
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Environmental Health and Safety

Position Summary

The Department of Environmental Health and Safety is responsible for development, guidance, and implementation of environmental, occupational health, and fire/life safety programs aimed at protecting the campus community and to achieve and maintain compliance with numerous federal, state, and local regulatory statutes that govern these programs. This department reports to the Associate Vice President for Administration in the Division of Business and Financial Affairs

Federal, State, and local regulations require various occupational safety programs.

Occupational safety programs include accident and injury prevention, ergonomics, fall protection, hazard assessment, hazardous energy, hot work, industrial truck safety, ladder safety, medical surveillance, personal protective equipment, confined space, electrical safety, excavation, trenching, and shoring, fire and life safety, heat illness prevention, and the injury and illness prevention program.

The Occupational Safety Specialist will implement occupational health and safety programs, OSHA compliance, learning management systems for campus wide safety training. The incumbent will conduct occupational safety inspections, safety equipment inspections, job hazard analysis, and ergonomic evaluations. The incumbent will work with facilities services, and other campus departments to develop targeted safety trainings.

The Occupational Safety Specialist will work with minimal supervision, assess program requirements and implement recommended changes, and have the ability to pay attention to detail.

For more information regarding the Environmental Health & Safety department, click here.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base) benefits-eligible, at-will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation.  Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

The individual hired into this role will work on-campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related discipline
  • 3-5 years providing Occupational Safety related services in either public or private setting with a foundational knowledge of public administration principles, practices, and methods.

Licenses Required

Valid California driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within 10 days of hire.

Specialized Skills

  • Highly developed presentation skills, comfortable conducting training to diverse audiences
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to meet all requirements necessary to climb structures and oversee Fall Protection Program
  • Program administration experience in occupational safety disciplines and learning management systems
  • Working knowledge of Google Suite and Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a related discipline
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Associate Safety Professional (ASP) highly desired

Compensation and Benefits

San Diego State University will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.  San Diego State University also offers a rich benefits package that includes:

  • Extensive Leave benefits: 14 paid holidays, 24 vacation days, and 12 sick days per year;
  • Retirement security through a CalPERS defined benefit pension (with CalPERS and UC Retirement Plan reciprocity) and retiree healthcare benefits;
  • An array of health, dental, and vision coverage at no-cost or low-cost to the employee; and
  • California State University system fee reduction program (fee waiver) for the employee or their qualified dependent

SDSU COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus.  An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of a two-shot vaccine or two weeks after the first dose of a single-shot vaccine. 

The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university’s secure online health portal prior to beginning work.  Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU’s COVID-19 testing program.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on April 1, 2022. To receive full consideration, apply by March 31, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.

All management and executive employees shall be required to provide a written statement to the appropriate administrator of any and all outside employment. Employees shall also provide a written statement of outside employment if a written request by an administrator is made.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. 

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Rachael Stalmann at or 619-594-0473.

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