Safety Engineer

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Posting Details

Job Posting Information

Posting NumberPG192386SP
Internal RecruitmentNo
Working TitleSafety Engineer
Anticipated Hiring Range$75,000 – $85,000
Work ScheduleMonday-Friday, 8am – 5pm
Job LocationRaleigh, NC
DepartmentEnvironmental Health & Safety
About the DepartmentOur mission is to provide educational, technical, advisory, and operational support to the campus community by working in cooperation with university personnel to protect the environment and promote a safe and healthy workplace.
Essential Job DutiesManages assigned Occupational Safety Programs for NC State Environmental Health and Safety. Responsible for assistance to the Occupational Safety Manager for programs and procedures related to management of risk reduction in areas including but not limited to confined space, asbestos, lead, machine guarding, hoist and crane, electrical safety, ergonomics, OSHA record keeping, personal protective equipment for physical safety, and other program activities associated with occupational safety.Includes active participation in university inspection programs and emergency response procedures.
Other ResponsibilitiesMaintains training for emergency response. Assists with occupational safety reviews of design drawings for new university construction projects.


Minimum Experience/EducationBachelor’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.
Other Required QualificationsRequires a detailed knowledge and experience base of enforcing or managing a wide range of occupational safety programs. Based on experience and training is able to critique proposed solutions to problems for viability as an effective solution.Based on varied experience and training this person must be capable of contributing to solutions to safety concerns associated with new technologies, without reliance on established practices.Capable of oversight of multiple safety programs covering a large and complex university environment, including lab, facility, machine & woodworking shops, and pilot plan operations.Understands and applies regulatory and university requirements for safe work for a variety of subjects and applications.Demonstrated capability to assess weaknesses in solutions and approachesand skills associated with the to assigned hazard control programs, resulting in continuous improvement to these programs, along with the ability to provide technical leadership to campus safety committees and departments.Ability to be able to both critique and clearly communicate safety concerns regarding a wide range of activities including but not limit to, electrical safety maintenance work practices, forklift and aerial lift operation, and ergonomics.Knowledgeable about complex safety topics and able to deliver effective training covering a variety of issues including arc flash awareness, electrical PPE, office ergonomics, use of personal fall protection equipment, and electrical safety for mechanical trades.Maintains accreditation as an office ergonomics specialist through coursework and practice. Requires a knowledge of OSHA regulatory development processes and communication procedures in order to track early development efforts.Experience in development of solutions to compliance problems through personal experience and from interaction with other safety professionals is necessary to enable this person to develop solutions which are both effective and user friendly to administer for our university customer base (efficient solutions).Advanced knowledge and understanding of occupational safety regulationsabove key responsibility is necessary due to the scope, breadth, and complexity of University operations and processes.Requires an experience level and ability to craft solutions to safety concerns associated with new technology, where a solution “roadmap” may not exist.This reality of safety work in a cutting edge research environment requires a well developed set of cost/benefit assessment skills, based on experience.Due to the scope of the programs managed by this position, and scope and frequency of customer interactions, this position requires well developed written and oral communication skills to supplement technical ability.Ability to assimilate information quickly and provide insightful feedback to co-workers and customers.Ability to express concepts clearly to peers and manager. Provides critical input while maintaining a courteous demeanor in keeping with the goals of the EH&S Department.Participates in safety inspection process, providing leadership for assigned occupational safety programs.Maintains training for emergency response.Assists with occupational safety reviews of design drawings for new university construction projects.
Preferred QualificationsPrefer mixed experience including regulatory, industry, and lab spanning at least 5 years involving a variety of situations/challenges.CSP, asbestos/lead certification preferred but not required.
Required License or CertificationValid Driver’s License required.A valid North Carolina driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of start date.
Valid NC Driver’s License requiredYes
Commercial Driver’s License Required?No

Recruitment Dates and Special Instructions

Job Open Date06/28/2022
Earliest Close Date—- (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.)07/05/2022
Notice to ApplicantsPlease make sure that the work history you list on your application is identical to the work history listed on your resume. The application must be filled out completely, do not use the phrase “see resume.”
Special InstructionsPlease include as attachments a resume and cover letter. 

Position Details

Position Number00050203
Position TypeSHRA
Position Classification Band TitleEnvironmental, Health, and Safety Professional
Position Classification Band LevelAdvanced
Position Classification Salary Range$33,076 – $96,528
Salary Grade EquivalencyGN15
Alternate OptionIf 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.
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)1.00
Appointment12 Month Recurring
Mandatory Designation – Adverse WeatherNon Mandatory – Adverse Weather
Mandatory Designation – Emergency EventsNon Mandatory – Emergency Event
Time Limited PositionNo
Time-Limited Appointment Length (if applicable)
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?No
Department Id426301 – Environmental Health & Safety
AA/EEONC 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.If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or 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. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.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
    • Job Alert (automated email from our system)
    • 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)
    • Radio / Television Advertisement
    • Professional Organization
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • 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. * In the space below, please describe your professional experience as it relates to this role.(Open Ended Question)

Application Materials Required

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Optional Documents