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SUNY New Paltz Vacancy
External Posting (Professional)

Applications are invited for consideration for appointment to the following position:

Department: Environmental Health & Safety

Budget Title: Sr. Staff Assistant

Local Title: Occupational Health & Safety Specialist

Posting Date: June 22, 2022

Classification: SL-3

Duties: The State University of New York at New Paltz is currently seeking a talented safety professional to join our team as an Occupational Health and Safety Specialist. The successful candidate should have the skills necessary to help provide safety and health leadership to the campus, the ability to help ensure that systems effectively address H&S risks, help develop and/or align the H&S strategy and assist with facilitating H&S ownership within the organization.


Investigate and respond to health and safety concerns and coordinate corrective actions

Perform routine safety inspection to ensure regulatory compliance and assess for hazardous conditions and recommend remedial action as necessary

Coordinate, develop and present campus safety-training programs

Prepare required regulatory and compliance reports related to the internal and external audits

Coordinate the campus hazardous waste disposal program including inspections and pick up of hazardous waste, keeping inventory of hazardous waste and coordinate for disposal

Provide training on the proper selection, use and care of PPE

Conduct respirator training and fit testing

Conduct, evaluate, and report periodic asbestos condition surveys across campus

Manage campus safety programs, such as the Confined Space Program, Hearing Conservation Program, etc. according to OSHA/PESH requirements

Respond to Environmental Health and Safety work order requests

Provide OSHA, PESH, and general safety training both during and outside of campus core hours

Administer campus lighting surveys as it relates to requirements in NFPA 101 and current NYS Building Codes

Qualifications: Required:

At least an Associate degree from college or University accredited by the US Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization plus a minimum 2 years of professional experience in Environmental Health and Safety, hazardous waste, and/or industrial hygiene

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe as well as the ability to utilize mobile applications for inspection recording

Knowledge and experience in interpreting EPA/OSHA/DOL regulations

Experience in developing and facilitating training

Valid Driver's License

Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds

Ability to work independently, prioritizing work and balancing multiple projects concurrently


Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Environmental Health and Safety or related degree and a minimum 4 years of professional experience in Environmental Health and Safety, hazardous waste, and/or industrial hygiene

Valid NYS Asbestos Project Monitor, Contractor/ Supervisor or Inspector Certification

Confined Space Program management experience

Knowledge of NYS Building Codes

CSP, CIH or CHMM Certification

Hazmat Training or 40 Hr HAZWOPER Certification

Contact Information: Electronic submissions required. Candidates will be required to submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.

Please apply by visiting
Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675

Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Other important information about this vacancy: This position offers full NYS benefits, which are among the most comprehensive in the nation.

Recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs, New Paltz is a highly selective public college with about 8000 students. It is located on a beautiful campus 75 miles north of New York City in a picturesque area at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains with easy access to the City and nearby cultural and recreational amenities.

New Paltz recognizes the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work here is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members--students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our mission of public education and our culture. New Paltz continues to work on building a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support these values of diversity and inclusiveness and candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply.

The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.

Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the University Police Web site for the complete Annual Security Report (“Clery Report”) at

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