Job Description

Extended Job Title
Senior Safety Officer - Environmental

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
201531 - Safety Service Lbk

Position Description
Performs complex safety and health program work. Work involves developing safety policies and procedures; participating in the safety training and education of staff; inspecting work areas and activities for hazards; and investigating accidents. May train others. Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Requisition ID

Optional Attachments
Professional License/Certification, Recommendation/Referral

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Picks up and transports as necessary, medical, biological, and chemical waste for disposition.
  • Assists in maintenance of records for all waste pickups, activities, and disposal of biohazardous & chemical waste.
  • Assists in response to environmental protection issues.  Provides assistance, supervision, and equipment to check, reduce, or remove hazardous materials or conditions.
  • Assists with management of pest control program.
  • Assists as necessary, with ergonomic evaluations of office workstations, non-office workstations for clinic and service areas.
  • Assists with annual Health and Safety Review scheduling, reports and follow-up.
  • Assists with fit testing of respiratory protection as necessary.
  • Conducts periodic inspections of facilities (including regional campuses), equipment, processes, and procedures for compliance with environmental protection rules, regulations and policies.
  • Assists with safety training programs, including planning, preparation and presentation.

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
Salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills

Pay Basis

Work Location

Preferred Qualifications
  • English is primary language.
  • Ability to read, analyze, interpret, and effectively present technical data to technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Ability to receive inquiries / complaints and interpret regulatory guidance to a diverse customer base.
  • Ability to define problems, collect and interpret data, establish facts, and determine solutions.
  • Ability to prioritize, manage, and resolve separate tasks and responsibilities independently and in a working group
  • Bachelor's degree in basic sciences or related field with additional coursework in environmental and occupational health and safety.

HSC - Lubbock

Safety Service Lbk

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Professional/Personal References, Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Protective Services

Occasional Duties
  • Assists in response to incidents involving hazardous materials and may assist in decontamination efforts.
  • Performs other related job duties as assigned and deemed necessary by supervisor(s).
  • Must have and maintain valid State of Texas Drivers License and be listed as an approved driver by Risk Management and insurance carrier.
  • Must be able to pass the employee Criminal Background Check.


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
Proficiency in written and mathematical processes as may be reflected by completion of high school and two years of college level work in Occupation Health and Safety with course work in assigned area. Four years of job related experience. Additional job-related education may substitute for required experience on a year-for-year basis. Thorough knowledge of federal, state and local laws pertaining to occupational safety. General knowledge of safety procedures as related to assigned tasks. Ability to assist in the execution of a program of campus safety. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely.

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