Safety Advisor

Updated: 11 days ago
Location: San Francisco, CALIFORNIA

EH&S Admin

Full Time


Job Summary

The EH&S Campus Program employs the Departmental Safety Advisor (DSA) concept to coordinate safety activities with each department on campus.  The DSA works closely with the department, principal investigators, laboratory supervisors, and managers to ensure compliance with safety regulations.  The DSA monitors activities involving the use of all hazardous materials to ensure all policies and procedures are adhered to. Also, the DSA is available for consultation in the design of experiments and facilities as regards environmental health and safety issues and requirements. The DSA is also responsible for ensuring a safe work environment for administrative departments and facilities management. This includes but is not limited to fire and life safety, ergonomics, injury prevention, and accident investigations. The DSA assists in developing programs and completing projects to improve health and safety for the University.

The EH&S Campus Program assists the UCSF Technical Safety Committee and the Safety Officers with the development of policies and procedures and review of use authorizations regarding the safe use of hazardous materials.

Department Description

The UCSF Office of Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) provides safety and compliance guidance to all UCSF operations and facilities, including activities across both the Campus and the Health System. Under formal Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with both the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) and the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), EH&S Fire Prevention staff perform plan review, construction inspections, existing building inspections and other work on behalf of OSFM and OSHPD, providing reviews and code enforcement on behalf of the agencies. Other EH&S staff provide expert consultation and other services related to bio-safety, chemical safety, radiation safety, workplace safety and ergonomics, industrial hygiene, environmental protection and spill response.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related area with a minimum of 3 years of prior experience working in Environment, Health and Safety field and / or equivalent experience / training
  • Thorough knowledge / understanding of specific EH&S field(s) including related laws and regulations; and general knowledge / understanding of all EH&S fields
  • Thorough knowledge and skill in applying and interpreting applicable local, state, and federal regulations and related safety standards and guidelines (i.e. Cal-OSHA reporting, SF Department of Public Health, etc.)   
  • Thorough written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen and skill to communicate effectively in a diverse environment
  • Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills to organize, prioritize and manage the successful completion of projects within time and budget constraints
  • Demonstrated skill to appropriately use technology and relevant scientific equipment as required
  • Demonstrated skills and abilities with specialized reporting software
  • Ability to lead and facilitate system-wide workgroup efforts

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 years of experience
  • Prior laboratory experience in academic setting
  • Professional certification - Certified Safety Professional (CSA); Associate Safety Professional (ASP)

About UCSF

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Job Code and Payroll Title

007146 EHS SPEC 3

Job Category

Professional (Non-Clinical)

Bargaining Unit

99 - Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)


Various Work Sites

Additional Shift Details

M-F, 8AM-5PM

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