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Iowa State University Industrial Hygienist I/II in Ames, Iowa

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Position Title:Industrial Hygienist I/II

Job Group:Professional & Scientific

Required Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Qualifications:Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety/Health, Public Health, Chemistry, or related fieldTechnical training covering OSHA, EPA, or related workplace regulations, guidelines and standards Demonstrated experience with industrial hygiene sampling methods and instrumentationExperience implementing workplace exposure minimization programsExperience coordinating a respiratory protection programProfessional certification such as Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP)

Job Description:

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is currently seeking qualified applicants for an Industrial Hygienist I or II position. EH&S is an employing unit which reports to the Senior Vice President for the Division of Operations and Finance at Iowa State University (ISU). EH&S aids the campus community in preventing illness and injury, protects the environment and connects the university to the message of safety and preparedness. EH&S delivers effective education, fosters beneficial partnerships, maintains technical expertise and provides exemplary service.

Responsibilities of this position include supporting the Occupational Health Services program through implementation of workplace safety surveys; collecting workplace exposure samples and identifying analytical methods to detect the extent of workplace exposures; and employing engineering, work practice controls, and other methods to control potential health hazards. This will be accomplished using various industrial hygiene sampling methods, devices and direct reading instrumentation. The candidate will use gathered exposure data to coordinate employee participation in the Occupational Medicine Program. Candidate will oversee a Respiratory Protection Program and advise on personal protective equipment use. Other responsibilities include OSHA compliance, ergonomic evaluations, accident investigation and reporting, workplace safety inspections, regulatory compliance audits, and development and administration of health and safety training.

To qualify for the Industrial Hygienist II, the candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience. In addition to the aforementioned, the Industrial Hygienist II will be expected to implement workplace exposure minimization programs through risk assessments and application of the hierarchy of controls. The Industrial Hygienist at this level will engage medical professionals, analyze exposure assessment data, while assisting with IH database management, to include basic programming.

The successful candidate will have the ability to form positive working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and external customers and establish professional campus and community relationships through effective written and oral communication; strong problem solving capabilities along with the ability to work independently as well as with a team; and excellent organizational and multitasking skills to handle a variety of simultaneous duties. The candidate will also possess the ability to routinely use personal computers along with a variety of software to develop and maintain exposure monitoring information and create related reports.

Appointment Type:Regular

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:PS807

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae2) Letter of Application/Cover LetterIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date: April 8, 2021

Posting Close Date:April 29, 2021

Job Requisition Number:R4641

Iowa State University ( is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities ( AAU ), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community ( .

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email .

If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485 . Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485 . TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942 .

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