Department: Facilities Management - SFAC
Bargaining Unit: UMPSA
Salary Band/Wage Band: 04
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, nights and weekends as
Location: Orono, ME
Statement of the Job: Regular, Full Time, Exempt Position
The University of Maine System is seeking to hire a Safety
Specialist. The University of Maine System Office of Safety Management partners
and consults with University of Maine System campuses and communities,
providing consultation, guidance and strategies to support safety compliance,
and to ensure the safety and health of our employees, students and volunteers.
The work location is on the Orono campus of the University
The Safety Specialist performs skilled monitoring of safety
systems and conducts training in areas related to health and safety to comply
with regulations and safety standards. Work is performed under general
supervision. This individual will be required to work closely with local campus
personnel and provide consultation, development and implementation of safety
programs at off campus locations.
Provide sound technical advice on University
policies/programs, regulatory requirements and other safety and environmental
Develop procedures and coordinate the implementation of
Safety Management programs. Identify
areas where implementation could be improved through the modification of
programs to better suit departmental needs.
Assist or conduct audits to establish baselines and measure
changes in compliance with Safety Management requirements, University policies
and written programs.
Establishes guidelines and reviews SOPs for physical and
chemical health hazards. Ensures that
procedures for safe handling, detection methods, protection practices, labeling
systems and emergency response procedures are appropriate.
Conducts annual safety audits and inspections, in
conjunction with local area managers or supervisors.
Conducts accident investigations using root cause analysis.
Report instances of noncompliance with regulations and
verify completion of corrective actions in consultation with appropriate
departmental authority, UMS Risk Manager and the Director of Safety Management.
Remain current on applicable health and safety regulations,
and UMaine health and safety programs, and guidance material.
Prepare reports including observations, analyses, and
recommendations for the correction and control of safety hazards and matters of
Collect, correlate, and disseminate educational and
informative materials relative to safety methods and procedures.
Assist in safety and environmental programmatic development,
implementation, and recordkeeping.
Respond to Safety Management related emergencies, incidents,
and other types of similar concerns.
Perform other reasonably related duties as assigned.
Based on the qualifications and experience of the successful
applicant, the salary range is a wage band 04.
In addition the University has a 10% employer contribution to the UMS
retirement plan. Additional benefits
include medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and
dependents. The UMS is a recipient of
the Wellness Councils of America’s Well Workplace Award and offers a wellness
Review of applications begins immediately. For full consideration materials must be
submitted by April 29, 2019.
Applications received after that date will be reviewed at the discretion
of the University.
About the University:
Established in 1968, the University of Maine System is the
state’s largest educational enterprise. It has an annual enrollment of nearly
30,000 students and positively impacts the lives of hundreds of thousands of
Mainers each year through its educational and cultural offerings as well as
outreach and public service to individuals, businesses, organizations and
policymakers. The System has an estimated $1.5 billion total statewide economy
impact each year, a return of $7.50 for every dollar of State appropriation.
Two-thirds of its alumni—approximately 120,000 people—live in Maine. The
University of Maine System is accessible with seven universities—some with
multiple campuses—located across the state, as well as a law school, an
additional 31 course sites, and Cooperative Extension. The University of Maine
System Chancellor’s office is located in Estabrooke Hall on the University of
Maine campus in Orono. System-wide services and governance employees work from
campuses across the state.
University of Maine:
Established as a land grant college in 1865, the University
of Maine is a public research university located in Orono and referred to as
the flagship institution of the University of Maine System. UMaine, as it is
often called, has an overall enrollment of over 11,000 students who pursue
majors in ninety undergraduate disciplines, more than seventy masters’ courses
of study and thirty doctoral programs. Ranked highly by the National Science
Foundation among American research universities, UMaine’s research faculty has
an international reputation for excellence and the campus’ Fogler Library is
the largest in the state. Located on more than 600 acres only a few miles from
Bangor, one of Maine’s largest cities, the University of Maine is a major
resource not only for education but economic and community development
throughout the state as well.
A Bachelor’s Degree in an area such as Safety Management,
Industrial Hygiene, Engineering, Sciences. Experience may be substituted for educational
At least 3 to 5 years of demonstrable environmental, health
and safety work experience required for consideration.
Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
Valid Driver's License and be an authorized and approved
University Driver based on the Driver Administration Policy
Materials must be submitted via "Apply For
Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application (which
includes contact information for 3 references); upload:
1.) a cover letter which describes your experience,
interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
You will also need to complete the affirmative action
survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification
of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered.
Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the
discretion of the University.
The successful applicant is subject to appropriate
background screening and a post offer physical.
The University of Maine System is an EEO/AA employer, and
does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin,
citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in
employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following
person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination
policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, University of
Southern Maine, 120 Bedford St, Portland, ME
04101, 207.780.4867, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).
Length: Fiscal Year (12 Months)
Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/CV
Location/Region: Orono, ME