Job Information

University of Utah Occupational Safety Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 10/18/2021

Requisition Number PRN27583B

Job Title Occupational Safety Specialist

Working Title Occupational Safety Specialist

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

VP Area President

Department 00472 - Environmental Health & Safety

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 31600 to 45000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Occupational Safety Specialist will work with labs on the University of Utah Campus to maximize efficiency, audit, and assist as needed by the manager. For further details please see job responsibilities.


• Conducts safety analyses

• Interprets and applies federal, state, and local occupational safety regulations and standards

• Reviews architectural and engineering plans to ensure the health and safety of new and remodeled structures

• Implements control measures for working with hazardous equipment

• Investigates accidents to identify causes and to determine how such accidents might be prevented in the future

• Collects samples of hazardous materials and performs occupational and environmental exposure assessments

• Determines legal sufficiency of data to meet demands of regulatory record-keeping requirements

• Investigates cases of work-related injury, illness, or death

• Conducts safety training and education programs and develops presentation materials

• Prepares budget projections for the General Safety Manager

• Supervises a team of Technical Assistants

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a life science, safety engineering, or occupational safety and health related field, or equivalent experience, AND three years professional experience in occupational safety. Knowledge of government regulations, professional association recommendations, consensus standards, safety analysis, and cost control principles is also required.

Experience delivering health and safety service in a higher education environment is preferred.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.