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Industrial Hygiene Program Specialist

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Safety, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Position Description

Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Manager, Industrial Hygiene Program Specialist is responsible for the development, implementation, training and maintenance of the various programs necessary to ensure a safe and healthy environment for faculty, staff, students, and the general public. The Industrial Hygiene Program Specialist will also protect the University against losses, ensuring that University operations follow University policies and standards, applicable local and nationally recognized standards of best practices, and state and federal occupational safety and environmental quality and health requirements. This position will provide leadership and guidance in implementing the campus’ comprehensive environmental, health and safety program.   

Department Summary

Facilities Management and Development (FMD), a unit within the Administration and Finance Division (AFD), is responsible for the planning, design, construction, operations, maintenance, and repair of university facilities, grounds, and infrastructure. FMD consists of five critical and interdependent support departments, including Customer & Business Services; Energy, Utilities, & Sustainability; Environmental Health & Safety; Facilities Planning & Capital Projects; and Facilities Operations. In support of the Cal Poly mission, the Facilities Management and Development department is committed to sustainability, responsible stewardship of natural resources, and promoting an inclusive culture that values individual and organizational integrity, civility, equity, and diversity.

Key Qualifications

  • Demonstrated expert knowledge and understanding of federal (OSHA), state (Cal/OSHA), and local requirements for industrial hygiene and occupational health.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the advanced principles, methods and practices of industrial hygiene and occupational health.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to clearly and concisely represent issues to senior leadership, stakeholders, and regulatory agencies. Ability to translate data into actionable insights.
  • Excellent collaboration and interpersonal skills with the ability to lead and influence cross-functional and interdepartmental teams to realize EH&S strategies and goals.
  • Demonstrated expert analytical and problem-solving skills, with a proven ability to develop practical solutions for a variety of complex problems and initiatives.

Education and Experience

Equivalent to graduation form a four-year college or university.  Five (5) years of technical or administrative experience.  A graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.  Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.


Anticipated Hiring Range: $97,650 - $126,000 per year

Classification Range: $79,656 - $154,788 per year

Cal Poly

Known for its Learn by Doing pedagogy, Cal Poly is the flagship of the world-renowned California State University system. Annually recognized as one of the top public universities in the nation, Cal Poly continues to offer an academic curriculum based on learned experience gained through real-world practice. Located in San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly is nestled comfortably among the coastal foothills, minutes from the Pacific Ocean and equidistant to the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.  

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Poly is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H1-B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 days.

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