OHS Job/Fellowship/Internship Opportunities

Please see the below listings for current OHS job/fellowship/internship opportunities. For more information, contact the respective party listed in the announcement.

Medical Director, Occupational Health and Wellness, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York

The Mount Sinai Medical Center is seeking a Medical Director for Occupational Health and Wellness. The position will oversee the development of an institution-wide culture of health promotion and disease prevention.  For further information, see this flyer.


Global Ergonomics Lead, Merck

The successful candidate will oversee the Global Ergonomics program for Merck & Co., Inc. The Global Ergonomics Leader will work closely with regional and site Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) personnel to implement effective ergonomic practices at manufacturing and research locations. See this flyer for more information.


Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator, St. Mary's College of Maryland

Interested parties need to check the college's career opportunities on their website at SMCM.edu for further information.  See this flyer for additional information.


Industrial Hygienist, Sandler Occupational Medicine Associates, Inc. (SOMA)

SOMA is seeking a full-time industrial hygienist, with 2 to 5 years of experience and a B.S. or M.S. in Industrial Hygiene (IH), Engineering or other related discipline. See this flyer for more information.



Worker Health and Safety Advocate, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch Division

The worker health and safety advocate will coordinate Congress Watch’s policy and advocacy on occupational health and safety and assist with related public education and outreach. The advocate will identify emerging issues and advocacy needs, and take the lead in developing policy and plan and execute legislative and regulatory advocacy campaigns. Contact David Arkush darkush@citizen.org, or Lisa Gilbert at lgilbert@citizen.org at PC. See this flyer for more information.



Global Environmental Manager, Restricted Substances and Green Chemistry, Apple

The position is offered in Apple's Environmental Technologies department within Apple's Product Design division. Our mission is to deliver the world's leading programs on the elimination of hazardous substances, improved material and energy efficiency as well as design for disassembly and recycling. Apple believes that the major improvements in environmental performance will be delivered through product design and innovation.

In support of the effort to reduce toxic substances in products, the Environmental Technologies group seeks a chemist, chemical engineer, or materials scientist to manage compliance with environmental legislation on toxic substances and program manage industry-leading initiatives to reduce the use of toxic substances. An understanding of toxicology and exposure pathways would be a bonus. The candidate will also be directly responsible for managing environmental requirements with cross functional engineering teams during the design and development process of specific product lines.

The candidate will be given global responsibility for Apple's chemical strategy and will be expected to deliver a leadership vision and execution strategy for tackling challenges relating to REACH, Green Chemistry reporting and full materials disclosure. The candidate should be familiar with the expectations and challenges of working with fast moving technology roadmaps and should have experience working with and managing engineers, consultants and support services such as IS&T.




Supervisory Program Specialist, Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Division Chief with responsibility for overseeing the Department of Agriculture (USDA) emergency preparedness program and the USDA Operations Center. The incumbent will serve as the national expert for incidents requiring coordinated USDA national response and develop and implement policies and procedures for maintaining situational awareness across USDA for a wide range of natural and man-made incidents with possible impacts on USDA operations world-wide. http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/313434300  



Ergonomist, Cintas

Cintas is currently looking for an Ergonomist to identify musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) risks throughout all Cintas business divisions.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to, applying expertise to develop MSD risk reduction and prevention strategies; visiting facilities and performing ergonomic evaluations and assessments; reviewing incident investigations to identify risk trends; developing and customizing engineering and administrative controls to reduce MSD risks; developing and delivering ergonomic training programs; managing ergonomic focused projects; serving on safety committees; and communicating at all levels within the organization both verbally and written.


Bachelor's degree required. Prefer degree in Ergonomics, Human Factors Engineering, or a related discipline. Master's degree in Ergonomics, Human Factors Engineering or a related discipline preferred. Minimum five years experience developing, managing, and implementing ergonomics/human factors engineering programs in an industrial or direct delivery service environment required. Professional certification such as Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) preferred. Ability to achieve CPE certification within one year of hire required. Expected to travel up to 60% the first year. Ability to read, write, and speak additional language preferred. Valid driver's license required.


To apply, please email your resume to Jim Worley, Recruiting Director at: HRCORP6@cintas.com and call 800-594-4335 or you may apply online through www.cintas.com/careers.



Program Coodinator, Center for the Biology of Natural Systems, Queens College, CUNY

CBNS is looking for a program coordinator to administer a lung cancer screening program. This project is an important component of a large nationwide medical surveillance program funded by the US Department of Energy. Lung cancer screening participants are nuclear weapons production workers, formerly or currently employed by the US Department of Energy. The individual will be assisting the administrative director with all aspects of the lung cancer screening program, including: program participant selection, invitation, scheduling, and outreach; implementation of screening guidelines and procedures; supervision of quality control activities and quality assurance systems; presentation of program updates and data; and supervision of support staff. Please see this flyer for more information and how to apply.



Healthy Community Data and Research Specialist, UCSF Institute for Health and Aging

The goal of this project is to enhance public health and health equity in land use planning and policy making. This will be accomplished through providing data, a standardized set of statistical measures, and tools for planning healthy communities and evaluating the impact of land-use, policy, and environmental changes on health. A set of healthy community metrics provides a common framework for linking health to the community environment, including that impacted by land-use decisions. The framework and indicator set can thus help cities/counties and regional partners develop plans and programs that meet the broader sustainability and equity goals and objectives of the Strategic Growth Council (SGC). The framework and indicators will help to better inform local and state policy makers regarding the potential positive or adverse health impacts of policy and planning decisions, to facilitate more informed decision-making and better plans and programs, and facilitate local health department engagement in planning for healthy communities.

As part of an analysis team, the incumbent will assume responsibility for reviewing the literature on indicator projects, individual indicators, data sources, evidence that links the indicator to health outcomes and health inequity, and research new indicators; synthesize literature and criteria for selecting indicators. Will contribute to the design of a project meta-database; manage the data base including writing queries to generate lists and reports on the status of indicators; and document the database in a written technical document describing its structure and contents (i.e. data dictionaries). Will also be responsible for acquiring data in machine readable format; downloading data from websites and media; organizing and documenting file organization; aggregating data using SAS, Excel, MS Access according to specifications in the meta-database; documenting steps in
aggregation in a how-to manual; visualizing data using tools in MS Office suite and ArcGIS; researching and applying statistical principles for estimation of confidence intervals, standard errors and their stability consistent with confidentiality and appropriate use of data; assisting with administrative arrangements to acquire non-public data via commercial vendors, non-profit organizations, and government agencies via MOUs, contracts, or other agreements; documenting project activities in technical reports, including how-to manuals and illustrative reports for users of indicators. Assisting and coordinating with Regional Progress Report indicators project and other Strategic Growth Council data-related groups; develop project work plans; arrange webinar to present indicators and how-to do manual and illustrative document. Arrange follow-up and provide technical assistance at up to 6 locations, document how indicators will be used by stakeholders, and document process and findings of outreach efforts.


Qualifications: Required: Bachelor's degree in appropriate field such as epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, medical sociology, or health economics, (master's degree preferred); 3 years of experience in quantitative analysis and/or population-based research, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; understanding of statistical methods (e.g. epidemiology, biostatistics, econometrics; experience using statistical software for data analysis and management (e.g. SAS, STATA, SPSS, GIS); the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a variety of audiences is essential, as is the ability to make public presentations.

Preferred: Master's degree in an appropriate field or a doctoral degree or doctoral degree candidate with academic training in an appropriate field, such as epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, public policy analysis, medical sociology, health economics; experience conducting geospatial analyses, analysis of large databases, and/or evaluations; knowledge of chronic disease epidemiology, health inequities, and other public health issues related to planning healthy communities and evaluating the impact of land-use, policy, and environmental changes on health.

Submit Applications to (a complete application will include a cover letter (reference Job No. N-300), curriculum vitae, copies of key publications and most recent syllabi, if any):
Annabel Paragas
University of California San Francisco
Institute for Health & Aging
3333 California St., Ste. 340
San Francisco, Ca 94118
Phone: 415-476-9472
Email: Annabel.paragas@ucsf.edu



Summer Internship Program in Environmental Health, CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Summer Program in Environmental Health (SUPEH) is a 10-week internship for students majoring in environmental health. Interns participate in activities with the Environmental Health Services Branch of CDC's National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH). Over the summer, interns explore many aspects of environmental public health. Interns gain environmental health experience and an understanding of environmental health work at the local, state, regional, tribal, and federal levels. SUPEH interns receive a weekly stipend of approximately $600 for living expenses.  SUPEH Information Page   SUPEH Application Page



Program Associate, CommonHealth Action (CHA)

CommonHealth Action is a national, nonprofit public health organization that works with national organizations and community-based partners to create conditions in which all people have equal opportunities to achieve optimal health. The Program Associate will assist in the implementation of CHA's grants and contracts, including programming for CHA's Institute for Public Health Innovation. The Program Associate works independently, with guidance, and collaboratively to develop and implement activities in the following areas: public health programming, community-based technical assistance, research and evaluation, resource development, grant and contract management and report writing, community-based organizational development, community engagement, and meeting development and implementation. A graduate degree in relevent professional field with a minimum of 5 years experience working on public health-related and/or community-based issues is required. Estimated start date is February 1-March 1, 2012. Position is based in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. Please submit a resume/CV and salary requirements to: jwesley@commonhealthaction.org. Please place "Program Associate-Mississippi" in the subject line of the email when applying.



Industrial Hygiene and Safety Staff, Mabbett

Mabbett has a junior level industrial hygiene technician position open for someone with a minimum of 2 years experience. They are also looking for a 10+ year experienced industrial hygienist for a long term on-site assignment in Martinsburg, WV.



2012 CDC Public Health Associate Program (PHAP), CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will accept applications starting Wednesday, February 1st, 2012, for the Public Health Associate Program Class of 2012. This 2-year fellowship is geared towards professionals with a bachelor's degree (those with a master's may be considered) interested in gaining practical, front line experience in public health. The program places associates at local, state, and territorial health departments in the US.  For more information, please see the following flyer.  Apply at http://www.cdc.gov/phap.



Policy and Research Analyst, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)

Founded in 1993, LAANE is a leading advocacy organization dedicated to building a new economy for all. Combining dynamic research, innovative public policy, and the organizing of broad alliances, LAANE promotes a new economic approach based on good jobs, thriving communities and a healthy environment.  LAANE is currently seeking a full-time experienced organizer to help develop and implement community organizing strategies for an ambitious campaign to ensure that grocery retailers meet community needs, including providing jobs that families can live on and healthy food options for every neighborhood. For more information about our work, visit www.laane.org


Position Responsibilities:LAANE is currently seeking a full-time policy and research analyst for a campaign to win justice for workers in the hospitality industry. LAANE’s Research Department conducts research both for policy campaigns and for publications that reframe the debate on the economy and low-wage work in Los Angeles. Researchers conduct various types of research, including corporate research, research on laws and public decision-making processes to inform policy development and campaign strategy, and research on the economy and communities using government and other public data sources. Researchers present their findings through written materials and oral presentations at community meetings, government hearings, council and commission meetings, and other venues. Researchers also represent LAANE at meetings with allies, attend LAANE actions, and support the work of the organization as a whole. The policy and research analyst will help develop and advocate for the legislative goal of Destination LA: the Los Angeles Tourism Investment Ordinance (LATIO).


Qualifications: Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to economic justice and the labor movement. Applicant must have a graduate degree in public policy or a related field, or experience as a researcher in the labor movement. Also needed: willingness to work long hours and weekends when necessary, and ability to work independently. Skills required: excellent analytical skills, written and verbal communications skills, familiarity with database and word processing software, basic quantitative skills including familiarity with spreadsheets, interviewing skills, ability to work well in a team. Driving your own car required. Preferred qualifications include: corporate research experience, knowledge of Westlaw, experience writing reports, fluency in Spanish.


This position is available immediately. E-mail cover letter and resume to Maria Loya at mloya@laane.org. No phone calls please. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will not receive a response. 



Safety and Occupational Health Manager (Biosafety Manager), Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration

The incumbent serves as the Biosafety Manager for FDA with broad-reaching responsibilities for coordination of Agency-wide Biosafety programs. For more information, see: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/305177600.



Administrator and Projects Coordinator, Labor United for Universal Healthcare

The Administrator and Projects Coordinator will be responsible for regular communications with affiliates/liaisons and activists, other labor and community organizations, and individuals seeking information and/or support; will coordinate projects including events and fundraisers; assist and help build organizational capacity; provide staff support to Steering Committee members and Committee Coordinators in carrying out their duties; and perform other related tasks. The ideal candidate is a competent office professional with organizing experience, in either labor or community settings, or both. Candidates must provide a brief writing sample, preferably something that has been published or disseminated (e.g., flyer, brochure, persuasive piece). Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Labor United for Universal Healthcare, 2130 James M. Wood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90006; or email lennypotash@gmail.com



2012 CDC Public Health Prevention Service (PHPS)

CDC's PHPS program is accepting applications for the 2012 class. The PHPS is a 3-year training and service fellowship that focuses on public health program management. For more information, see: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6049a2.htm?s_cid=mm6049a2_w.



Project Manager, Portland State University - Oregon Healthy Worklife Center, NIOSH Center of Excellence

Project Manager for the Team-Based Work-Life and Safety Intervention for Construction Workers Project, serves as the lead manager and coordinator of the PSU project's research activities. See http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/centers-institutes/croet/oregon-healthy-workforce-center/index.cfm for a description of the overall Center. To apply: Please send a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; and full contact information for three references to Olivia Pearce, Search Coordinator at opierce@pdx.edu. For more information about the position, please contact hiring manager, Dr. Leslie Hammer at hammerl@pdx.edu.



Environmental Health Faculty Position, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Environmental Health, Department of Health Sciences, Northeastern University. The expected start date of this position will be September 1, 2012. Applications must be submitted online by visiting the Provost website at:  http://www.northeastern.edu/provost/faculty/positions.html. Click on 'Access Faculty Positions.' Applications must include a cover letter, a statement of currrent and future research interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references. More information may be obtained by contacting the Chair of the search committee: Shan Mohammed MD, MPH at s.mohammed@neu.edu.



Statewide External Organizer Position, Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR)

The Commitee of Interns and Residents, the largest residents' union in the country, is looking for an outgoing, energetic, and intellectually curious candidate to fill organizer positions based in Southern California. Organizers are responsible for every level of a campaign, including: research, contacting potential members, identifying and developing resident leadership, creating communication materials, and forging relationships with political and community allies. CIR is looking for candidates who have prior union or other organizing experience, must be willing to travel, strong communication skills, ability to work independently, think critically, and operate within a dynamic and complex organizing environment; healthcare experience preferred by not required; must have a valid driver's license. In addition to a resume, they require a cover letter that gives them a clear picture of who you are, and why you want to be an organizer at CIR. Please send them a resume and cover letter to: Ivy Quicho, Assistant Organizing Director, Western Region, iquicho@cirseiu.org. 



EHS and Industrial Hygiene Professionals, Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG)

Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG) (www.erg.com) seeks individuals with strong backgrounds in environmental, health and safety (EHS) and/or industrial hygiene for our Arlington or Chantilly, VA, offices. ERG is a nationally recognized consulting firm specializing in occupational safety and health (OSH), environmental science and engineering, economics, risk assessment, information technology, climate change, facility management, and training, communications, and outreach. ERG supports government clients in developing safety and health regulations, policy, and guidance; performing personal monitoring and assessing worker exposures; conducting EHS compliance audits of offices and laboratories; providing OSH support in areas ranging from indoor air quality to ergonomics to reviewing design specifications for new construction or renovations; assisting with injury and illness reporting; and providing environmental compliance, LEED, and EHS management system support. Candidates should have experience or knowledge of the principles and methods of researching, analyzing, and writing technical documents and regulatory materials; developing and managing EHS programs; conducting EHS surveys and audits; conducting exposure assessments and monitoring; evaluating and enhancing related engineering and work practice controls; and developing related guidance and training materials. Experience in a variety of EHS areas is desired. Candidates must have a BS/MS in industrial hygiene, environmental management, public health, or a related scientific field, at least 5 years of relevant experience, a thorough understanding of OSHA and EPA standards, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. CIH certification a plus. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please send your cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to HR Department Job #ARLAL 1208112B01 via email (resumes-arl@erg.com). ERG offers a flexible work environment and competitive benefits. An EOE/AA M/F/D/V.



Public Health Manager Position, SciMetrika, LLC

See here to apply and view the detailed position description: https://www5.ultirecruit.com/SCI1001/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*DF4B86C51EF25D3F



Field Safety Advisor, Mesquite Solar, AZ

Responsibilities include oversight of contractor’s safety practices through routine observations and close communication with EPC contractor staff. For a full job description and to apply, go to http://www.sempra.com/careers/job-opportunities.shtml. 



Environmental Coordinator, Aerotek, Winnemuca, NV

Aerotek is currently seeking an experienced individual for an Environmental Coordinator position. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, fulfilling WPCP obligations, fulfilling Air Quality Operating Permit and Mercury Operating Permit to Construct obligations, assisting in preparation of annual external reporting, such as the Toxic Release Inventory, Annual Air Emission Inventory, or Annual WPCP reports, and overseeing the site’s RCRA and non-RCRA waste storage facilities through facility inspections, waste profiling, waste shipping, and employee training. For a full job description and to apply, go to http://www.brownfieldrenewal.com/job-details-environmental_coordinator-7732.html



Environmental Compliance Manager, Aerotek, Southfield, MI

One of our clients is looking for an Environmental Compliance Manager that has at least 3 years of experience in storm water, air, waste water, and hazardous waste management. A qualified candidate would have experience with SWPPP compliance, SARA Title III reporting, storm water prevention plans, environmental site assessments, and energy audits. For a full job description and to apply, go to http://www.brownfieldrenewal.com/job-details-environmental_compliance_manager-7731.html.




Paul G. Rogers Memorial Health Policy Analysis and Advocacy Scholars Internships


The Paul G. Rogers Memorial Health Policy Analysis and Advocacy Scholars Program is an unpaid internship program designed to provide students, particularly graduate and law students, with an opportunity to engage actively in the health policy debate, learn about non-profit management, and have a hand in the formation and implementation of America’s health policy. The Program is open to all qualified graduate and professional students, as well as young professionals. Students and recent graduates in public policy, public health, and law are encouraged to apply. For a full description and to apply, go to http://nchc.org/content/paul-g-rogers-memorial-scholars-program.

Community Organizer with a Commitment to Economic Justice, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)

Founded in 1993, LAANE is a leading advocacy organization dedicated to building a new economy for all. Combining dynamic research, innovative public policy, and the organizing of broad alliances, LAANE promotes a new economic approach based on good jobs, thriving communities and a healthy environment.  LAANE is currently seeking a full-time experienced organizer to help develop and implement community organizing strategies for an ambitious campaign to ensure that grocery retailers meet community needs, including providing jobs that families can live on and healthy food options for every neighborhood. For more information about our work, visit www.laane.org


Position Responsibilities:  Under the supervision of the campaign director, the organizer is responsible for leading efforts at outreach, recruitment, engagement and education of a coalition of stakeholders that includes community-based organizations, other advocacy organizations, health and policy experts, and labor unions. The organizer will coordinate activities with coalition partners and recruit coalition members; coordinate the content and logistics for public events and large-scale mobilizations; and connect organizing work with the research, public policy, and communications staff on the campaign.


Qualifications:   A commitment to economic justice and the labor movement.  Excellent analytical skills, as well as written, verbal and communication skills.  Experience doing community organizing and outreach.  Ability to interact effectively with a diverse array of people.  Ability to work well under deadline pressure.  Willingness to work long hours, evenings and weekends when necessary.  Ability to work independently. Knowledge of labor issues or food desert issues is a plus.  Driving your own car is required, and fluency in Spanish is a plus.


Application Process:  This position is available immediately.  E-mail cover letter and resume to Carolina Briones at cbriones@laane.org.  Please put “Community Organizer” in the subject line of the email.  No phone calls please.  Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will not receive a response.




Principal/Sr Engineer, The ELM Group, New York, NY

Principal-level NY Professional Engineer to oversee the operations of our NYC office in lower Manhattan. For more information, and to apply, go to (http://www.brownfieldrenewal.com/job-details-principal_sr_engineer-5963.html)    




Senior Environmental Professional, Soil and Materials Engineers, Kalamazoo, MI.

SME is seeking an experienced Enviromental Professional with 15+ years' experience for our Kalamazoo office to provide technical leadership and senior-level project management. For more information and to apply, go to http://www.brownfieldrenewal.com/job-details-senior_environmental_professional-3392.html




Project Manager/Env Scientist, Dresdner Robin, Pennsauken, NJ

Dresdner Robin is expanding and seeking up to 2 candidates in our Environmental Science Department. For more information and to apply, go to http://www.brownfieldrenewal.com/job-details-project_manager_env_scientist-5962.html.




Safety Engineer, Potomac River Power Generating Station, Alexandria, VA

The Safety Engineer is responsible for implementing safety and health programs within the day-to-day facility operations with a focus on injury prevention and regulatory compliance. Motivates and influences all level of employee to plan and execute every task in a fashion where safety is the first consideration. Coordinates with management of the facility on regulatory implementation, timely internal and external reporting, and overall safety compliance. Conducts internal safety and health audits and incremental inspections of the facility to ensure compliance. Investigates causes of accidents adn incidents then makes recommendations to ensure the prevention of recurrences. Evaluates the effectiveness of safety programs, designs improvements and works with management to implement identified improvements. Evaluates, develops and may assist with delivering training programs to improve skills in the safety aspects of employees' jobs.



Influence and motivate others to work in a safe manner

Coordinate compliance with OSHA and company safety standards

Communicate safety requirements to managers and employees

Implement the company's Safety and Health Management System

Willingness to travel within the requirements of the position


For consideration in this position, the individual must possess the physical ability to:

Stand, walk, climb ladders, bend, kneel, crawl, push/pull and lift up to 25 pounds

Perform work both indoors and outdoors, occasionally in adverse conditions

Wear job related personal protective equipment (PPE)

Occasionally work at heights and enter enclosed vessels or confined spaces



Bachelor degree required

Minimum 5 years full time safety experience

10 years of full time safety experience may be substituted for bachelor's degree



Experience in power plants or related industries

Certified Safety Professional, Occupational Health and Safety Technologist, or Certified Industrial Hygienist

Strong working knowledge of regulatory requirements


Send a resume and cover letter to Peter Heimlicher and he will forward to HR (Job ID: 2011-10050)

Peter Heimlicher

Environmental Analyst

GenOn Mid-Atlantic LLC

Dickerson Generating Station

21200 Martinsburg Road

Dickerson, MD 20842

(ofc) 301-601-6515

(cell) 240-751-2953