Under the direction of the Executive Director of the USU Environmental Health and Safety Office, serve as the Safety Specialist for all research activities occurring outside the traditional laboratory setting. Responsibilities focus on promoting the prevention of occupational injuries and illnesses while researchers, faculty, staff, students, and visitors are conducting outdoor research and teaching activities at locations including, but not limited to, farms, field stations, natural reserves, and remote research sites. This position will assist university personnel in recognizing hazards and reducing risks in these environments. This position will be responsible to provide technical guidance in the development of agricultural research/teaching and field research/teaching safety programs.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Along with the online application, please attach:
1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
2. Cover Letter* to be typed/pasted at the end of your application under "Cover letter"
*In the cover letter, applicants should provide a statement of their Safety Philosophy, and a self assessment of their field and safety experiences.
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
The position requires work in both indoor and outdoor environments. Indoor environments include typical office space. Indoor duties can include nearly continuous sitting and significant use of repetitive hand motion (such as typing).
Outdoor work environments may not be protected from weather conditions and may involve exposure to extreme heat or cold, areas housing animals, loud noises or vibrations from equipment, fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases and regions of poor ventilation. Outdoor duties may require long periods of standing, walking, hiking, limited climbing (no technical climbing or scaling) and the use of motorized and non-motorized vehicles, or off-highway vehicles.
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