Senior Occupational Safety & Health Specialist

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Updated: December 20, 2017
Job ID: 213301
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

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HJF is seeking a Senior Occupational Safety and Health Specialist to support the occupational safety and health (OSH) program at the Corporate Headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland.


  1. Incumbent manages job hazard analysis and facility assessment program. Analyzes findings and trends. Makes recommendations for actions.
  2. Partners in evaluating, revising and documenting the Foundation's occupational safety and health program for achieving and maintaining compliance with federal, state and local regulatory requirements.
  3. Maintains records documenting compliance with regulatory requirements and good OSH practices. Maintains the Health and Safety module in HRM system.
  4. Analyzes training needs. Develops and presents training specific to the audience in consideration of program operations, culture and hazards.
  5. Conducts occupational safety and health audits of Foundation programs. Coordinates work-site exposure monitoring and employee medical surveillance as appropriate.
  6. Investigates and analyzes accidents and/or incidents, identifies corrective actions, tracks implementation and reports results.
  7. Develops, coordinates and presents OSH related employee training presentations.
  8. Inspects safety related equipment such as fire extinguishers, first aid kits and AED Units.
  9. Performs other duties as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of local, state and federal regulations regarding OSH program requirements; excellent verbal and written communication skills; superior interpersonal and organizational skills. Knowledge of medical facilities and biological research.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: A degree in a discipline of public health, biological science or safety with at least 18 semester hours of basic and/or applied science coursework is required. Master’s degree preferred.

Minimum Experience: Four years safety and occupational health related experience. Experience in biological research laboratory or clinical environment preferred.

Physical Capabilities: Ability to wear appropriate personal protective equipment and to operate surveillance/monitoring equipment when conducting work-site hazard evaluations. Be able to Lift >25 pounds, stoop, climb and perform extended periods of walking, standing, and sitting.

Required Licenses, Certificates or Registration: Ability to complete HAZWOPER 24 hr or equivalent training

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Reports directly to Occupational Safety and Health Manager

Work Environment: Primarily office, but with recurring requirement to conduct work-site evaluations which are typically laboratory, clinical or field. Must respond to emergency situations. Up to 20% of time may require travel to off-site locations, including government facilities, primarily located in the Washington D.C. Metro area.

HJF is an equal opportunity and 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, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Director of Human Resources.