The Jackson Laboratory is seeking a Biosafety Officer, based in Farmington, CT to provide oversight and support for assigned safety program(s) such as Radiation Safety or Biosafety, serving as the principal technical resource, contact and expert resource. The Biosafety Officer is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring environmental and safety programs and policies to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local environmental, health, and safety regulations and ensuring a safe workplace. This role includes hazardous materials control, emergency preparedness, radiological safety, accident prevention and other EH&S programs and policies. Programs may have oversight for all Laboratory campuses.
Ensures that Director of Health & Safety Services be kept informed of all program issues and policy department. In conjunction with the Director of Health & Safety Services has authority to act for external regulatory agencies to approve/deny activities that may impact the Laboratory’s core mission. Incumbents may supervise the work of lower level safety personnel.
- Develops, implements, and administers environmental health and safety programs. Monitors and evaluates effectiveness of such programs. Conducts safety inspections throughout the Laboratory to identify and correct potential safety issues. Investigates on complaints of hazardous working conditions.
- Establishes standards and procedures to ensure compliance with Federal, State and Local safety regulations and with Laboratory policies and procedures.
- Maintains current knowledge of, investigates, and interprets Federal, State and Local safety regulations. Advises senior management based on this interpretation.
- Develops and conducts employee and student training programs for assigned area(s). Responds to various requests for assistance by TJL personnel to facilitate sound safety and health practices. May oversee training development and delivery by lower level Environmental Health and Safety personnel.
- Develops, researches, documents and implements SOPs, CSBs, and other safety related materials as needed. Researches occupational safety information to assure the best available methods and equipment are adopted to minimize the hazards in the work place.
- Responds to emergency situations involving hazardous materials, radiation, confined space rescue, fire/smoke incidents as pertains to fire and/or safety. May prepare reports of findings and submits recommendations.
- Works with federal, state and local agencies in course of carrying out responsibilities.
- May supervise, lead and/or guide work of lower level safety technicians and/or student employees. If responsible for supervising personnel, performs supervisory duties including, but not limited to, performance management, personnel development, hiring, recommendations for promotions, disciplinary action.
- Participates in professional activities and maintains active memberships in one or more professional associations in area of expertise or related safety, environmental and emergency management disciplines.