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Industrial Hygiene (IH) Specialist

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Posting Details

Job Posting Information

Vacancy Type SHRA
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Time Limited? No
Time-Limited Appointment Length
Title Environmental, Health, and Safety Professional
Band Level Journey
Working Title Industrial Hygiene (IH) Specialist
Salary Range $33,076 - $91,237
Anticipated Hiring Range $60,000 - $72,500
Salary Grade Equivalency 72
Position Number 00105322
Work Schedule 8 am - 5 pm, M – F; Off hours assistance expected for occasional emergency situations
Does the regular and recurring schedule of this position result in the employee working more than ½ of their hours between 4 pm and 8 am? (Meal periods do not count).
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0
Department 426301 - Environmental Health & Safety
Department EHS
Job City & State Raleigh, NC
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Environmental Health and Safety Center staff provides consultation and technical support, training and direction for regulatory compliance and effective program development to University faculty, staff, students and visitors. The Laboratory Safety Section provides safety engineering services to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control health and safety related concerns that include the following: laboratory exposure prevention, local exhaust ventilation program, laboratory chemical safety, marketplace chemical review, accident investigation and reporting, compressed gas safety, laser safety, equipment design and construction standards, gas alarm systems, OSHA regulated chemicals program, safety plans, non-ionizing radiation, laboratory inspections, emergency response, process hazard reviews and more.

Essential Job Duties

The primary focus of this position will be to develop, or assist in the development and refinement, of laboratory chemical safety programs; conduct health and safety audits, inspections, chemical and physical hazard reviews, and safety training; edit, revise, and develop health and safety guidelines and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, recommendations for improvement of workplace safety conditions. These services will be conducted principally at the main campus of NC State University in Raleigh, NC, yet may include infrequent visits to NC State University property located throughout the state of North Carolina. This employee will have the capability to review processes and equipment to identify health hazards and related chemical and physical safety hazards, with minimal assistance. Primary responsibilities include participation in laboratory chemical safety and health hazard reviews. Assistance, as needed, with safety training, chemical storage and compatibility, exposure prevention and assessment programs, Laboratory Exhaust Program, non-ionizing radiation safety, infrequent emergency response to chemical incidents and chemical odor complaints, chemical exposure/ incident investigations, and monitoring and documentation of environmental exposures to specific hazardous agents. Duties also include providing review and guidance on the proper selection and use of engineering controls, protective equipment, and other control techniques to laboratory employees and students.

Other Work/Responsibilities

Responds to hazardous materials incidents and emergencies as needed to support the EHS emergency response team during and after-hours.

Provides other services as assigned by the Laboratory Safety Manager.

Minimum Experience/Education

Bachelor’s degree in a Physical Science, Biological Science, Environmental Science/Engineering, Occupational Safety, Industrial Technology or related discipline; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Some positions may require additional training, certifications, or licensure. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Departmental Required Skills

Knowledge of EHS, State and Federal rules and regulations; knowledge of local policies and regulations, as well as accreditations and consensus requirements such as JACO, ASHRAE, ANSI, etc; knowledge of applicable equipment.

Knowledge of MarketPlace or similar product, as well as the rules and regulations of purchasing.

Demonstrates an understanding of applicable policies and procedures, and maintains conditions that ensure a healthy and safe working environment.

Interprets and communicates information to individuals and groups; delivers presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience. Clearly, concisely, and effectively conveys information orally or in writing to individuals and/or groups to ensure content and message are understood. Listens and responds appropriately to others.

Must have the ability to inspect/assess, monitor, investigate and/or recommend corrective action; conduct trends analysis; document compliance with standards; perform technical work, program design and implementation; hold accountability for outcomes of EHS issues.

Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds occasionally, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, industrial hygiene, microbiology or related applied science, plus 3 years of experience in industrial hygiene. Professional certification (Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional) desirable; experience in research environments is preferred. Familiarization with OSHA, CDC and NIOSH guidelines is a plus.

Required License or Certification

Valid driver’s license required.

Valid NC DL within 60 days of hire.

Special Instructions
Job Open Date 03/17/2017
Must Be Open Until <br><br><i>Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.</i> 12/21/2017
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date
Alternate Option

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Environment, Health, and Safety Professional position.
    • Bachelor's degree, Master's degree, and/or Doctorate
    • Associate's degree and 2 years of related experience
    • Combination of post-high school education and experience to equal at least 4 years of related experience (ex: 1 year towards a degree and 3 years of experience)
    • High school diploma/GED and at least 4 years of related experience
    • Did not complete high school but have a combination of high school education and related experience to equal 8 years (ex. 1 year of high school and 7 years of experience)
    • None of the above
  4. * A valid driver's license is required. This license must be maintained throughout employment. Do you have a valid driver's license and the ability to obtain a North Carolina Driver's License within 60 days of hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you able to lift and carry up to 60 pounds occasionally (with or without a reasonable accommodation)?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Please describe your professional experience working with occupational safety programs and procedures.

    (Open Ended Question)

Application Materials Required

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Contact Information for References