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Safety Partner – EHS

Arizona State University


Campus: Tempe

Safety Partner

Job Description

ASU’s Environmental Health and Safety is looking to hire an experienced Safety Partner to organize and conduct consultations of chemistry, hazardous materials, processes, safety compliance and monitoring activities to ensure the safety of the university community. This position will be assigned to the School of Molecular Sciences for providing consultation and guidance, conducting audits of equipment, facilities and machinery for compliance with federal, state, and university. Conducting trainings, data management and addressing issues and suggesting remediation steps or improvements. Analyzes accident patterns and determines appropriate action to reduce or eliminate hazard. Advises and consults with all university management levels regarding EHS and loss control programs to help them comply with regulations. Responds to emergency alarms or calls (e.g., fire, chemical spills)investigating area or situation under alarm; gathers facts and decides what action to be taken to resolve or correct problems. Serves as a technical advisor.

Job Family

Environmental Health/Safety

Department Name

EHS Safety Support Services



VP Code


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

Depends on experience

Close Date


Essential Duties

  • Conducts site visits to audit, provide consultation and inspections of university facilities using hazardous materials including: biological, chemical, lasers, and radiological materials, to ensure compliance with federal, state, local regulations, codes, and university requirements.
  • Maintain and continue to develop an up-to-date understanding of chemistry, biochemistry, and hazardous waste.
  • Develops and implements consultation programs and sustainability activities to support university goals.
  • Interprets and ensures effectiveness of specific methodology and key performance indicators for the department including the effectiveness of safety education.
  • Trains staff to take measurements and prepares required reports for tracking, decision-making and/or compliance requirements.
  • Communicates with customers on safety-related matters in collaboration with Sr. Safety Partners.
  • Reviews, interprets and evaluates compliance activities and policies to ensure safety and recommends and/or implements required safety changes.
  • Provides guidance to stakeholders to ensure the safe handling of hazardous materials, including biologicals, chemicals, and radioactive materials.
  • Establishes procedures and trains other employees in how to manage data and operate specialized equipment, such as devices used for gas detection, mercury vapor analysis, and radiation detection.
  • Operates specialized equipment used for gas detection, mercury vapor analysis, and radiation detection.
  • Leads special studies and project teams as required by supervisor.
  • Creates and maintains safety databases using various information systems or user-specific software.
  • Conducts accident investigations and recommends solutions and best practices by communicating verbally or in writing with the stakeholder.
  • Serves as liaison with subject matter experts in the development and facilitation of high impact training materials and participates in logistics planning, communication and marketing.
  • Reviews accuracy of reports for environmental and safety programs ensuring federal, state, and local regulatory requirements are satisfied. Serves as a member of the department emergency response team and participates in emergency drills and actual emergencies.
  • Stays abreast of current and proposed changes in federal, state and industry regulations and requirements.
  • Drives Arizona State University leased, owned or rented vehicles and carts to various ASU locations to perform work.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in physical sciences and four (4) years of related experience Or, any equivalent combination of experience or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. 

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental Program Management.
  • Experience with the following: developing, implementing and managing safety programs regarding biosafety, chemical, lasers, radiation and riskassessments.
  • Chemistry, biochemistry and hazardous waste knowledge
  • Experience conducting audits, advising stakeholders and conducting training.
  • Evidence of Certification: Associate Safety Professional (ASP).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of local, state, and federal/regulations for hazardous materials/waste and environmental sampling.
  • Experience with chemical spill response
  • 40-hour HAZWOPER training

Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse (75 percent); required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distance to perform work (10 percent).
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.
  • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds (15 percent).
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
  • Works in indoor and outdoor environments that may include extreme weather conditions; hot in summer and cold in winter.
  • Position might require the use of hearing protection
  • Position might work with hazardous agents
  • Participates in respiratory protection program; assists with respiratory fit testing and training.
  • Participates in ASU medical surveillance programs, which may include vaccinations.
  • Employee must possess a valid US Driver’s license of the appropriate class and required endorsements throughout employment

Department Statement

With more than 100,000 students, Arizona State University is a comprehensive public research university located in one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States. ASU’s historic Tempe campus is home to research-based academic disciplines. At the West campus, ASU offers students interdisciplinary programs for broad learning experiences. At the Polytechnic campus, students approach professional and technological programs through project-based learning. The Downtown Phoenix campus, the university’s newest location, is focused on programs with public purpose. As one of the fastest growing research universities in the United States, ASU offers unparalleled opportunities for professional growth for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) professionals. In a leadership role, EHS works with the search and administrative communities to develop sound, cost effective solutions to the challenges associated with the development of compliance strategies and good practices. For more information about EHS, please visit our website at: is a core value in EHS at ASU. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. ASU offers tuition waivers (to include yourself, spouse, and dependents), paid vacations and holidays, excellent benefit package, employee training and development opportunities to prepare you for the challenges ahead. ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, professional licenses, Department of Motor Vehicle, and certifications. Possession of a current Arizona driver’s license is required upon employment. The position is located at the University Services Building, 1551 S. Rural Road, Tempe, Arizona and provides support to all four ASU campuses.

At ASU, we care about our employees. We offer a total rewards package that includes:

  • AZ state school tuition reduction for employees and their dependents and spouse; all available on day one of employment.
  • Competitive wages.
  • Disability and leave program for income protection.
  • Employee assistance for confidential and free behavioral health services.
  • Generous accrual of paid sick and vacation time.
  • Low cost dental, health, life and vision insurance benefits; all available on day one of employment.
  • Paid adoption and fertility subsidies.
  • Paid time for professional development and volunteering.
  • Retirement programs with employer match; designed to promote long-term savings and provide income upon retirement.
  • Wellness program for preventative health education and screenings.
  • Wide variety of employee discounts through ASU partnerships

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

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Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States; ASU and Environmental Health and Safety will not provide sponsorship for employment.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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