Assistant Director, Safety

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Title: Assistant Director, Safety
Environmental Health and Safety

The National MagLab's Assistant Director, Administrative Services (Safety Director) serves in a leadership role and is responsible for the overall promotion, coordination, and implementation of a comprehensive environmental health and safety program, integrated with the Florida State University EH&S Department, reporting to the Associate Director of EH&S. Responsibilities include directing the National MagLab Safety Team in implementing policies programs, and procedures that promote a safe, responsible, healthful, and compliant work environment for a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and users.

The Assistant Director serves as a key strategic partner to the National MagLab senior leadership team in a highly visible role that must develop and maintain professional relationships with principal investigators, department directors, University officials and with internal and external peers. The Assistant Director works with and supports a team of diverse faculty, staff, students, and users seeking to understand and comply with the University's and the National MagLab's diversity priorities and goals as well as understanding that broad perspectives lead to more effective decision-making, and incorporates these into work processes. This includes contributing to a respectful working environment. The Assistant Director maintains constructive and positive communications and works with various safety committees to ensure compliance with applicable environmental health and safety regulations or guidelines. The Assistant Director manages the National MagLab Safety Team to review projects, conduct inspections of research facilities, and is responsible for reporting significant problems and violations of applicable laboratory safety requirements to senior leadership.

Position requirement include a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Industrial Safety, Industrial Hygiene or Safety Engineering and four years of progressive experience in developing and implementing a comprehensive environmental health and safety program, including training of personnel; or a high school diploma/equivalent and experience in the same equal to eight years. Experience in implementing OSHA and NFPA compliant standards. Experience in reviewing complex regulatory criteria and determining how policies, programs, and procedures can best be developed to achieve regulatory compliance. Knowledge of emergency and hazard response procedures. Ability to walk/stand for extended periods of time, climb ladders and stairs, enter small areas, and wear Personal Protective Equipment up to Level A. Ability to respond to campus to provide emergency response services, as needed (including rotating on-call/off-hours services). Ability to work outside of standard business hours, when required. Proven experience in completing work on time. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Outstanding human relations and leadership skills, with the ability to function in a team environment and lead others. Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite. Ability to use computers, audio visual equipment and environmental monitoring equipment.

Position preferences include Certified Safety Professionals (CSP); Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH); or the education, training and experience sufficient to become certified in the Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) profession. Experience working in a university setting and/or National Laboratory with diversity in culture. OSHA Authorized General Industry and/or Construction Outreach Trainer. Experience in Human Performance Concepts and Implementation. Strong knowledge and experience with safety compliance management programs. Strong leadership skills and knowledge of organizational change. Experience with Integrated Health and Safety management systems such as ISO 45001, ANZI Z10, or VPP. Valid FL or GA Driver's License, or the ability to obtain.

Interested candidates should apply to Florida State University (FSU) at and reference Job ID #44929. For additional information, please contact Ms. Bettina Roberson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University, 1800 E. Paul Dirac Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310-2740.

The National MagLab is operated for the National Science Foundation by a collaboration of institutions comprising Florida State University, the University of Florida, and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Florida State University (FSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. See FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement.

Last modified on 18 March 2019