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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Environmental Health and Safety Professional II - Office Of Research Administration in Atlanta, Georgia

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


Emory Office of Research Administration (ORA) facilitates multi-faceted research initiatives in the support of faculty research and scholarship, develops policies to guide the responsible conduct of research, and provides a service-oriented administrative infrastructure to serve the faculty and staff involved in research.

The Emory University Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) integrates sound environmental, health, and safety risk management practices in all aspects of Emory operations to enhance and support its world-renowned research, inquiry-driven teaching and the delivery of premier healthcare. EHSO engages the Emory community in managing environmental, health, and safety risks, reducing workplace injuries and illnesses, and reducing environmental impact by delivering professional value-added services and solutions that aid and assist the community.

Environmental Health and Safety Professional II (EHS II) focuses on supporting Emory University and Emory Healthcare environmental compliance programs.

Duties include assistance with the management of all aspects of environmental protection including inspections, record keeping, inventories of hazardous materials, emergency response involving hazardous materials, and program advancement. A primary emphasis for the incumbent is assistance with management of a hazardous waste program that spans several locations in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The position collaborates with all units of EHSO to provide support as needed which includes Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Radiation Safety, and Research Safety.

In addition to the above duties, the EHS II will:

• Assist with the management of all aspects of environmental protection defined under Code of Federal Regulations Title 40 (CFR 40) Protection of Environment.

• Assist with the transportation of hazardous materials defined under CFR 49 Transportation.

• Manage record keeping associated with regulatory obligations and internal policy.

• Serve as a member of the unit Spill Team and respond to incidents involving hazardous materials.

• Communicate and work cooperatively with staff in diverse positions, including faculty, researchers, lab technicians, engineering and operations/facilities maintenance staff, administrators, and regulators to apply regulatory requirements or guidelines to the unique environment of an academic medical center.

• Use creative problem solving to recognize and analyze needs and develop programs to address needs.


  • Under general supervision, monitors, controls, inspects, contains or removes hazardous material (biological, chemical, radioactive or other).

  • Provides support to ensure compliance with applicable standards, laws and regulations. Performs surveys and routine safety inspections in the areas of biosafety, chemical safety, radiation safety or industrial hygiene.

  • May participate in project management to facilitate laboratory moves and abatement projects, including coordination with vendors, contractors and internal clients.

  • Maintains storage areas, equipment, and personal protective equipment related to EHS programs. Participates in training for program areas.

  • Responds to internal clients regarding chemical, biosafety, radiation safety and industrial hygiene concerns.

  • Maintains records and prepares reports.

  • Responds to emergency situations involving hazardous materials.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Bachelors plus 3 years experience in environmental engineering, public health, occupational health and safety or other appropriate science-related field of study (i.e. chemistry) is required.

  • Professional Board Certification desired: (Examples include: CHMM (Certified Hazardous Materials Manager), PE (Professional Engineer), CIH (Certified Industrial Hygienist), Certified Health Physicist (CHP) or CSP (Certified Safety Professional), BSP (Biosafety Professional).

  • Equivalent combination of experience, education and training is accepted.


  • Successful candidates will possess a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences/Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Public Health, or related field with prior experience in higher education, hazardous waste management.

  • Working knowledge of/experience with environmental regulations under CFR 40, transporting hazardous materials under CFR 49, professional board certifications such as CSP, CIH, CHMM.

  • Strong organizational, written, and verbal communication skills and possess the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills with a commitment to excellent customer service, and the ability to work collaboratively.

  • Experience with various technologies including advanced knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Possess a high level of professionalism with sound judgment and discretion.

  • Flexibility to accommodate changing priorities and deadlines.

  • Ability tolift 40-50 pounds.

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.


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Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

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Job Number 118983

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Research Administration

Department Environ Health & Safety Office

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working in a laboratory, Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials., Working with radioactive materials or devices.

Job Category Research & Research Administration

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor