University of Vermont

Human Resource Services and Operations

Safety Coordinator

Safety Coordinator—Job Standard

Job Family: Professional
Series: Administrative Services Professional
Job Code: 3601
FLSA: Exempt
Union Status:

This job standard may be part of one or more career progressions within the Administrative Services Professional Series.

Job Overview

Coordinate, oversee, and implement chemical, technical and/or biological safety programs; assess risks and serve as technical resource to advise on regulatory compliance issues in support of University safety services and goals. 

Typical Functions

The duties listed are not all-inclusive. Duties assigned to individual employees may vary.

Coordinate, oversee, and implement chemical, technical and/or biological safety and regulatory compliance programs and services in support of University laboratories and programs; use judgment in prioritizing activities and applying processes within the context of area guidelines; perform needs assessments; interpret regulations: evaluate and recommend or implement controls for hazards and maintain regulatory compliance. 

Conduct audits of University facilities; assess safety issues and steps needed for correction; provide prevention and compliance information and general technical safety guidance and training to University constituents. Follow up to assure identified hazards are corrected and appropriate procedures are implemented. Maintain related records.

Assist in the development and implementaion of campus-wide and department specific programs, policies and procedures to meet safety and compliance requirements.

Create documentation, correspondence, or instructional materials related to area of specialization; oversee maintenance of files and records.

Investigate non-emergency complaints to determine level of hazard and potential sources and potential remedies. Coordinate internal/external resources.

Serve as liaison with internal and external constituents: interpret, analyze, and communicate complex policy and regulatory information; monitor and ensure adherence to University and external regulatory requirements and guidelines based on a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of University policies and procedures.

 May provide administrative supervision to University staff and/or functional supervision to designated employees and/or affiliates.

Minimum Qualifications 

Education and experience equivalent to: 

 Bachelor's degree in related field and two to four years' related experience required.

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