UW-Madison's department of Environment Health & Safety (EH&S) is looking for an Environmental Health Specialist to work for our State-delegated (DATCP) agent program for food safety & recreational licensing as well as our DNR and other water quality programs. This position works to assure that consumers have safe food, air, and water for drinking and for recreation.
Identifies and develops plans to address safety issues, provides consultation, and tracks and manages cases in a specific area of specialty so all work, recreation, and research can be performed safely and in compliance will all applicable federal, state, and local regulations and standards. Makes recommendations for the control of identified hazards and assesses hazards using relevant regulatory methodologies.
10% Secures resources and schedules logistics for a safety program
20% Identifies operational and safety issues and develops improvement plans and standard operating procedures
20% Provides knowledge and guidance to internal and external stakeholders including leadership, in a specialized area of safety such biosafety, chemical, hazardous materials, agriculture, lake, radiation, and Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
10% Directs logistical activities, allocates resources and investigates components of specific health and safety cases
10% Communicates findings to necessary stakeholders
10% Reviews industry updates and may assist in developing safety communication materials based on industry changes
10% Conducts plan reviews and inspections of food establishments, lodging facilities, swimming pools, wells, and other locations and programs as assigned to determine compliance with public health statutes, regulations, and codes
5% Conducts investigations and provides consultation on a number of environmental health concerns, including: nuisance complaints, air qualify, water qualify, vector control, and occupational health
5% Compiles and maintains records related to inspections and license issuance and prepares inspection and other scientific and technical reports, summaries, and correspondence
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
- Enjoy a healthy work-life balance with 5 weeks of vacation/personal holiday, 9 paid legal holidays, and generous sick time.
- Take advantage of comprehensive and budget-friendly health, vision, dental, and FSA programs.
- Plan for your future with ease as a participant of the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), one of the best-funded public pension systems in the country.
Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of your appointment, and maintain eligibility without sponsorship throughout your appointment.
How to Apply:
To apply for this position you will need to upload a resume and cover letter through the online job board. We will also require contact information for three professional references.
A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists.
We are committed to reducing bias in the recruitment process and utilize a redacted application process, which is the practice of removing personally identifiable information from application materials, before the screening of applicants begins. This may include, but is not limited to, name, gender, age, education, address, dates (such as graduation dates), photos, references, links to personal webpages, supervisor names, and/or citizenship.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.