Program Manager Safety - Biosafety - Office of Safety & Business Continuity
Department: Environmental Health & Safety
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
Experience and Education
Bachelor's degree in basic or applied science, engineering, safety, industrial hygiene or related field required; Master's degree preferred. Board Certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) is preferred. Two (2) years of supervisory experience.
- Develops, implements, and interprets safety policies, procedures, and programs campus wide, which includes two hospitals; to increase employee safety awareness and reduce work related injuries.
- Identifies potential safety and health hazards and discrepancies with safety policies, regulatory agency standards, and national guidelines, and develops strategies or implements control measure to ensure a safe environment.
- Prepares reports for submission to supervisors and/or managers, which identify the potential hazard(s) and/or program discrepancies found, and provides recommendations for control and compliance.
- Prepares various types of reports including submissions to safety committees and activity reports.
- Evaluates existing buildings and construction plans and projects to identify safety concerns and present recommendations.
- Participates in or leads in the conduct of accident/incident investigations.
- Participates in the development and delivery of campus safety training.
- Supervises staff and manages Human Resources activities including recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations.
- Stays abreast of environmental, health, and safety regulations and practices and summarizes changes.
- Maintains required records and documentation.
- Assists in preparing for and responding to emergencies including hazardous materials incidents. Participates in emergency drills including fire drills.
- Individual may be on-call or emergency situations may require the individual to respond at times outside of set work schedule.
- This position is designated as essential. Personnel in designated essential positions are expected to report to work as required in the event of an emergency to sustain institutional services or protect assets.
- Must have strong leadership and managerial capacity.
- Must be able to prioritize programmatic activities and meet project deadlines.
- Must have existing knowledge of biological hazards including human and animal pathogens, research insects and animals, select agents, recombinant DNA, and biological waste.
- Must understand pertinent regulations and guidelines covering the proper use, storage, and disposal of biological hazards and be able to effectively communicate this information to institutional employees, students, and visitors.
- Will develop program goals and means and methods to accomplish these goals.
- Will supervise staff and manage human resources activities including recruiting, training, professional development, and performance evaluations.
- Will manage and maintain the Biosafety Program’s research, clinical and academic hazard registration, training, surveillance, decontamination, outreach, exposure and injury investigation, and waste activities.
- Will develop and provide safety training.
- Will monitor and track the Biosafety Program’s status and effectiveness, and submit supporting metrics and activity reports.
- Will compose, review, and finalize surveillance reports and hazard registration authorizations to include safety committee stipulations and compliance recommendations.
- Will assist with the management of institutional safety committee schedules, meetings, minutes, and agendas.
- Will lead and participate in responses to hazardous materials spills, weather events, mold complaints, exposure events, etc.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.