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Information Technology
Blacksburg, VA
This is a Careers Position

Reporting to the Occupational Safety Program Manager, the Safety Coordinator provides support to NI&S asbestos and lead programs. Maintain Asbestos Inspector and Lead Inspector designations to support sampling, reporting, and use of assigned equipment. Reviews work orders and surveys proposed cable paths, checks building plans, and reviews hazardous material sampling data. Collects samples of building materials in suspect area, as necessary. Submits samples for testing. Interprets results of testing and communicates to affected parties. Enters results into the asbestos database. Inspects and assesses existing infrastructure and recommends what work is needed to meet codes, standards, and safety regulations. Prepares written reports to document findings and make recommendations to field crews. Provides support to field crews throughout projects, as necessary, to promote a safe and healthy workplace and compliance with EHS programs.

Performs comprehensive audits and inspections for compliance to over 20 different EHS programs and OSHA regulations, including those that are quite complex in nature, and where extensive knowledge of regulatory requirements is necessary to make judgement calls on research and development applications, which do not fall into the traditional implementation. Interviews, observes, and investigates workplaces for hazard identification, evaluation of risk, and recommendations on engineering and administrative controls, and personal protective equipment. Documents findings and effectively communicates corrective and preventative measures to various levels of the campus community in a timely manner. Acts as subject matter expert to campus community for assigned program areas.

Makes recommendations to Program Manager(s) regarding changes in programmatic processes or procedures based on application in a very diverse living/learning/working environment. Performs routine accident investigations and reviews.

Required Qualifications

-Bachelor’s degree in safety engineering, safety or related field or equivalent training and experience.
-Working knowledge of the technical principles, procedures, and techniques used to achieve compliance with OSHA safety-related regulations and university policy in assigned program areas.
-Experience with inspecting, and implementing, OSHA regulations and implementing safety and health programs.
-Ability to act independently and as a team member.
-Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, and written and oral communication skills.
-Experience preparing technical reports and professional correspondence.
-Experience with Microsoft Office software.

Preferred Qualifications

-Associate or Certified Safety Professional
-Asbestos Inspector
-Lead Inspector

Pay Band


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Salary Information

$51,700 – $65,000

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact India Eanes at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: October 5, 2023
Applications close: Open until filled