Campus Safety Officer

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Classification:Environmental Health & Safety 3
Grade:Grade 80
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Safety Services
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Law/Enforcement/Compliance, Other

Position Summary:

Come join our safety team at UAF! The Campus Safety Officer position is responsible for overseeing occupational safety needs for a variety of departments at UAF. As part of the Environmental, Health, Safety and Risk Management team, this position must be able to interpret and apply OSHA regulations to campus operations (including office safety, lab safety, and field safety), help develop and review safety policies and procedures, provide safety training to employees and students, and perform accident/incident investigations.


10Assist other departments in developing site-specific safety plans for operations, special events, or projects. Provide training to other departments on preparing job hazard analyses. Assist departments in developing and reviewing job hazard analyses.Essential
10Assist UAF Design and Construction with reviewing health and safety issues associated with construction projects. Review contractor safety procedures during site visits and make recommendations to the contract or project manager as needed to ensure safe working conditions and compliance with safety and environmental regulations.Essential
10Develop and maintain effective communication and partnership across UAF. Act as UAF liaison with OSHA as needed. Collaborate with the Facilities Services Safety Officer and the CHPP Safety Officer to develop short- and long-term goals for the Safety Section. Assist with development and management of safety budget. Research long-range expenditures for safety projects and programs. Research and recommend alternate funding opportunities to correct health and safety deficiencies.Essential
10Stay abreast of current and proposed occupational health and safety regulations and standards (OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, etc.). Advise the university community of the impact of any regulatory changes on their operations and methods of compliance. Formulate recommendations and prepare reports to communicate compliance needs.Essential
15Establish, implement, and maintain both periodic and routine surveillance schedules for main campus and extended sites. Participate as needed in Statewide audits of other UA campuses.Essential
20Develop and implement occupational health and safety training programs and awareness campaigns to prevent occupational injuries, illnesses, loss of life and/or property. Create and update UAF EHSRM health and safety policies and procedures based on updated regulations and/or changing university needs.Essential
20Review and investigate reports of occupational injuries and illnesses. Determine root cause factors and methods for preventing future occurrences. Perform incident/accident trend analysis. Research and resolve unsafe conditions.Essential
5Other duties as assigned.Essential


This position is a full-time, Exempt,  Grade 80 ($28.22 an hour, DOE), 12-month position, complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package.  UA employees receive excellent benefits including participation in State of Alaska PERS retirement, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage.  Visit our UA Benefits website at:



Expert knowledge in environmental health and safety, hazardous materials, and their associated laws and regulations. Program management and development skills. Ability to develop effective training programs.

Ability to use a computer, speak in front of large and small groups, communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to plan for budgetary needs. Solid organizational skills.


Ability to communicate effectively with various positions within the university structure. Ability to maintain confidential information. Requires successful clearance of a criminal background check and a clean driving record.

Routine travel by road and air to outlying UAF campuses is required.


Some knowledge in environmental regulations and chemical/laboratory safety is desired.


The incumbent must demonstrate the ability to apply Federal, State, and Local regulations as they pertain to workplace health and safety. Must demonstrate technical writing skills.

Past experience that documents a positive working relationship with OSHA and other pertinent regulators.


Bachelor's degree in occupational health and safety, chemistry, biology, industrial hygiene, or other related field with four years progressively responsible relevant experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience.



Interested applicants must apply online. Please attach a comprehensive resume, cover letter, and contact information (address, email and phone numbers) for three (3) professional references.  At least one reference should be from a current or former supervisor. Please include copies of any licenses or certifications that are applicable to this position.

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact UA Human Resources at (907) 450-8200.

Note:  To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States.  No work visas will be sponsored for this position.



Applications must be received prior to 11:55 PM Alaska Standard Time on Thursday, January 20, 2022 to be considered. Applications received after this date may not be considered for this position. The first application review date will occur on Friday, January 21, 2022.  If an adequate pool of applicants is not received at that time, applications will be reviewed by date received until the position is filled.

This recruitment is Open Until Filled and successful submission of an application does not guarantee employment.

UAF COVID Requirements:

Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job functions or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption by January 18, 2022, or before their start date if after January 18, 2022.

*Employees based on UAF's Troth Yeddha' (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point.


Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.  University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.



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