The aligned Department of Public Safety and Security is a professional, proactive safety and security resource for the Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College communities. Our duty is to support the colleges' mission, goals, and core values by securing, monitoring, enforcing and providing administrative and environmental health and safety resources to the college. The department offers visibility to the community, coordination of safety related activities and training for all college constituents, and acting as a liaison with local emergency services, community partners and process owners.
The Safety & Health Officer exists to manage, plan, implement, and evaluate the environmental health/occupational safety programs of the two colleges. In this position, you will provide oversight to the working environments (chemical labs, industrial areas, classrooms, etc) to ensure they are healthy and minimize injury and workers' compensation risks. This includes investigating and collecting any needed sampling or testing pertaining to possible environmental health hazards; overseeing the receipt, storage, use and disposal of all hazardous materials and biohazards, and maintaining compliance with Federal, State, and local regulations including OSHA standards, EPA requirements, hazardous material handling, etc. You will also manage the Workers' Compensation program, coordinate the college-wide environmental health/occupational safety training program and OSHA activities relating to Federal, State, and Local agencies. This position will serve as the Chemical Hygiene Officer for both colleges.
This position will have responsibilities at all 3 campuses and the home campus will be the Rapids campus.
Two (2) years of professional experience in occupational health, environmental, public health, or a related field and a Bachelor's OR three (3) years of professional experience in occupational health, environmental, public health, or a related field and an Associate's degree.
Experience conducting inspections or coordinating field work activities (machine guarding, personal protection equipment, mitigating risks in the work place and operating guidelines) and determining/enforcing compliance to federal/state laws and regulations.
Ability to review and evaluate work environments, identify potential environmental health hazards and apply corrective measures.
Demonstrated commitment and success working in a diverse and multi-cultural and multiracial community.
Knowledge of occupational health and safety and environmental health regulations.
Oral and written communication skills sufficient to develop and present training on environmental health and safety issues, policies, and practices and write policies, procedures, programs and reports.
Computer skills sufficient to use general office software (e.g. Microsoft Office, internet browser, etc).
Three (3) years of experience in conducting safety audits, hazardous waste audits, and/or program maintenance.
Three (3) years of experience in occupational safety, environmental health and/or hazardous waste compliance training.
Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Certified Safety Professional or Certified Hazardous Materials Management (CHMM) certification.
In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.
Anoka-Ramsey Community College (ARCC) is an open-door, comprehensive higher education institution committed to excellence in teaching and learning. ARCC has campuses in both Cambridge and Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Anoka Technical College (ATC) provides innovative career and technical education to help our students and communities live and learn well. ATC is located in Anoka, Minnesota.
The aligned institutions of Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College (ATC) are members of Minnesota State. With over 100 degree, certificate, and transfer programs across three campuses, ARCC and ATC have served the citizens of the Twin Cities and East Central Minnesota since 1965. Annually, the two colleges (three campuses) serve more than 16,000 learners of all ages and ethnicities as they pursue associate degrees that transfer as the first two years of a bachelor's degree, or technical and certificate programs that lead immediately to rewarding careers.
We are committed to responding to the educational needs of our changing communities and to providing opportunities for enhancing knowledge, skills, and values in a supportive learning environment. We recognize and assert the value of inclusion as an ethical imperative and as a necessity for academic rigor, student success, and lifelong learning. Our goal is to strive for inclusive excellence in our commitment to preparing all students and employees for success. Our commitment to inclusive excellence seeks to extend beyond academic offerings to meet diverse student interests as well as regional and economic needs.
Our college prides itself in our support for students' holistic needs. We have many students who are first-generation students, students with disabilities, veteran students, post-traditional students, and students who identify as LGBTQIA. The student population at ARCC is composed of 0.4% American Indian/Alaska Native, 7% Asian, 11.5% Black or African American, 5.7% Hispanic of any race, 0.1% Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, 70.1% White, and 4.7% multiracial and 24.8% post-traditional students. The student population at ATC is composed of 0.7% American Indian/Alaska Native, 5.9% Asian, 13.4% Black or African American, 5.5% Hispanic of any race, 0% Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, 69.7% White, and 4.8% multiracial and 50.1% post-traditional students. We are committed to creating a vibrant and diverse community of employees composed of first-generation students, employees with disabilities, veterans, and employees who identify as LGBTQIA. Our employee population at ARCC consists of 15% Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC). Our BIPOC employee population at ATC is 6.5%.
GREATBENEFITSPACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.
Anoka-Ramsey Community College (ARCC) is a multi-campus institution and a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. The Coon Rapids Campus is located on the banks of the Mississippi River twentymiles north of downtown Minneapolis. The Cambridge Campus is located on west Highway 95 on the Rum River in Cambridge. Beginning in 1965 with 600 students in a wing of Centennial High School in Circle Pines, Anoka-Ramsey Community College has grown considerably. In 1967 the college moved to the current Coon Rapids Campus of approximately 103 acres. The Cambridge Campus opened in 1978 and has shown consistent growth in enrollment and facilities. In addition, students may complete many ARCC college courses at convenient off-site locations throughout neighboring communities. During the 2008-2009 academic year, more than 11,000 students completed credit classes at the college.