West Virginia University is a dynamic, public doctoral research university of nearly 30,000 students. Located in Morgantown, West Virginia, WVU offers a small-school atmosphere with all the resources of a major research university. The University is within easy traveling distance of Washington, DC, Pittsburgh, PA and Columbus, OH. Through 15 colleges and schools. WVU offers 193 degree programs and is one of only 46 public university that serve their state as research and land grant institutions.
Under the leadership of the WVUES Safety and Health Extension (SHE) Program Leader, the applicant will work to design, develop, implement, deliver, and evaluate educational materials, strategies, techniques, and programs that serve to reduce occupational injuries and illnesses within industries in West Virginia and surrounding states. Training will take place under the sponsorship of management, unions, associations and the public. This position will focus and lead efforts for oil and gas (Marcellus Shale) safety and health training program administration, training courses and safety and health services.
This position is fully funded through fees generated by the employee and by grants and other fees for safety and health training and services. The applicant will ultimately be responsible for financially supporting their total salary through a combination of fees generation from training and consulting, occupational safety and health research and/or educational training grants and OSHA Education Center public and contractual courses. This position is currently fully funded through a combination of grants and fees. Both in-state and out-of-state travel is required.
Teach approximately 125 hours per year of occupational heath and safety classes to workers, managers, and business owners in West Virginia and the surrounding region. The primary training hours will be as an OSHA Trainer as part of the OSHA Education Center for construction, general industry, and specialty topic areas (industrial hygiene, excavations confined space, electrical, etc.)
Administer and lead training and marketing efforts for the Oil and Gas Industry throughout the Appalachian Basin Region. The position will lead the WVUSHE Safelands USA/IADC Rig Pass and AWARE training programs.
This position will assist the OSHA Education Center Director in meeting the curriculum and administrative requirements of the OSHA Education Center.
Develop curricula for classes to be taught, including assembling materials, writing handouts and manuals, creating PowerPoint slides, and hands on and visual aids.
Develop and author contracted educational and training materials and programs for unions, government agencies, employers, associations and other organizations.
Provide technical assistance/problem solving services as requested by client groups, including industrial hygiene services (air monitoring, noise level monitoring, and ergonomics assessments), safety audits, and safety management recommendations.
Market and training and technical assistance programs and work with other staff in the preparation of grant and contract proposals.
Develop, write and implement research, training and service grant proposals and contractual agreement for the reduction of occupational injuries, illness and fatalities.
Prepare and submit required grant and other reports, attend grantee and other meetings and committee (University, State, Regional and National) to fulfill responsibilities.
Establish and maintain a working relationship with other Extension and WVU faculty, state, federal OSHA and NIOSH staff, and other professionals, as the job requires.
Participates in "in-house" training and other technical training sessions for continuous professional development.
Other related responsibilities as assigned.
A master's degree from an accredited school or university is required in industrial hygiene, occupational safety and health, public health or related field.
A minimum of 5 years of any combination of the following:
Must have completed the OSHA 5810, Oil and Gas Standards Course.
Must have Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) professional certification.
Must have OSHA general industry and construction industry trainer authorization OSHA 501 and 500 Train the Trainer Courses.
Must have SafeLand USA trainer status.
Must be ANSI Z390.1 Hydrogen Sulfide Training authorized.
Strong technical and communication skills.
Applicants must also demonstrate the ability to work in a team setting on a variety of projects, while completing work in a timely manner.
Applicants must be willing and have the ability to travel as required including overnight and out of state. Overnight travel occurs approximately 1 day per week.
Successful applicant must be physically able to carry equipment up ladders, walk on low sloped roofs, wear personal fall arrest equipment while inspecting near unprotected work areas at heights and carry equipment as heave as 70 pounds.
The position will not earn time toward tenure.
Strong applicants will demonstrate experience:
Application Process: To be considered for position, all of the following information must be received by the closing date of January 19, 2020:
cover letter outlining experience and qualifications;
Resume or curriculum vitae of academic training and professional experience
Name and contact information (phone number and email address) of three professional references
transcripts (Master's degree conferred)
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