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Safety Consultant

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution South Dakota State University
Working Title Safety Consultant
Posting Number NFE00124P
Department SDSU-Eng Extension
Physical Location of Position (City) Brookings
Posting Text

The South Dakota OSHA Consultation Program/Engineering Extension Office at South Dakota State University is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Safety Consultant. Depending on qualifications, there is a potential for this position to be a Safety and Health Consultant. This is a twelve month, benefit eligible, non-faculty exempt position. Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to addressing the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

• Serve as a resource to business and industry within South Dakota and evaluate the safety of the private sector workplaces.
• Assist South Dakota employers in reducing costs from occupational injuries and/or illness which benefits companies relative to potential economic development opportunities as part of Engineering Extension’s outreach service efforts to industry, the mission of the College of Engineering, and South Dakota State University.
• Assess industrial and construction workplaces for safety hazards.
• Provide professional evaluation of identified hazards; explain hazards and their implications. Assist in the correction of hazards so that accurate and beneficial safety surveys are conducted.
• Serve as an off-site technical resource to businesses, faculty, and students in order to provide information on workplace safety.
• Develop education curriculum, present at educational seminars and provide professional and academic information on safety.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Management, Health, Safety, Construction, Technology, or related field by start date;
• Valid Driver’s License;
• Driving and some overnight travel is required;
• Must be proficient with the use of a computer equipped with Microsoft Office software;
• Demonstrate effective communication, interpersonal relations, and motivational skills with staff, faculty, students, construction project managers, industrial plant managers, company officers, production/maintenance workers and construction personnel.

• A minimum of one year of familiarity and experience with OSHA General Industry and/or Construction Standards, OSHA Consultation Programs/Policies/Procedures;
• Experience in identifying and evaluating safety hazards in the workplace;
• Experience in abating identified safety hazards according to OSHA standards;
• Experience as a presenter at safety seminars and/or conferences.

This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement; resume; and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. As part of the interviewing process, candidates will be expected to develop and present a relevant PowerPoint presentation to Engineering Extension staff and search committee members on an industrial safety or construction safety topic. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with the electronic application process. Email applications will not be accepted.

South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment.

Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check.

Posting Date 02/15/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 03/15/2018
Advertised Salary Commensurate with qualifications.
Duration of the Term 12 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Work Hours

M-F 8-5

Typical Hours Worked Per Week
Appointment Type Regular
Faculty Status No
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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This position requires Travel, Overnight stays, Weekends/Holidays, Valid Drivers License
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations

SDSU is a land grant university and the state’s largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students.

The South Dakota OSHA Consultation Program/Engineering Extension Office is located within the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering at South Dakota State University. The OSHA Consultation Program is a key effort of the Engineering Extension Office. Its mission is to assist the private sectors of the state with their technical safety and health needs for the purpose of saving costs for businesses and to benefit South Dakota employers with possible economic development opportunities.

SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota, a community of approximately 22,000 near the east central border of South Dakota on Interstate 29. The city has an excellent K-12 education system, is accessible to major medical facilities, has an active cultural and social environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within driving distance. It is 50 miles north of Sioux Falls, a city of close to 150,000.

Affirmative Action Statement

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and minorities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.

Diversity Statement

We are committed to diversity of community and ideas. We believe in a supportive, diverse, collaborative, and cohesive environment with a focus on access. We actively seek collaboration with individuals with differing perspectives, backgrounds, and areas of expertise.

Contact Information

For questions on this position, please contact Greg Derynck at (605) 688-4101 or

Supplemental Questions

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  1. Where did you hear about this position?
    • SDBOR Employment Site
    • List Serv
    • Website
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Newspaper
    • Black Doctoral Network
    • APLU
    • Linkedin
    • Other

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
Optional Documents