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Montana State University Occupational Health Manager in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 22413

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Ryan Brickman at 406-994-7760 or at

Classification Title Health Professional

Working Title Occupational Health Manager

Brief Position Overview

Safety & Risk Management protects MSU’s people, property and assets through excellent service in environmental, health and safety programs, loss control, and liaising with our State insurance experts.

Position Number 4M0060

Department Safety & Risk Mgmt

Division University Services

Appointment Type Classified

Contract Term Fiscal Year


If other, specify From date

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FLSA Exempt

Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Minimum of $80,000 annually, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

Contract Type Classified Salary

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The Occupational Health Manager contributes to MSU employee wellness and safety by managing critical programs including occupational medical surveillance, respiratory protection, hearing conservation, indoor air quality support, providing workers’ compensation follow-up, EHS training, and research support.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage Occupational Medical Surveillance.

  • Manage medical provider contract, reporting, data, and billing review and approval.

  • Enroll new employees into surveillance and communicate with provider, employee and supervisory staff.

  • Ensure appropriate clearances are given and documented.

  • Facilitate accommodations if warranted.

  • Work with stakeholders for annual reminders.

  • Manage ergonomics, hearing conservation, respiratory protection, indoor air quality and other assigned programs.

  • Program documentation updates and monitoring regulatory changes.

  • Employee training.

  • Audit/inspection findings.

  • Supporting other EHS program needs through teaming with peers.

  • Provide EHS training on a variety of EHS topics, via classroom or remote learning.

  • Provide research support by serving on institutional committees and reviewing research protocols.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental health, health & safety, or related field with 2-5 years of work experience in health and safety; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of OSHA regulations governing programs mentioned (medical surveillance, PPE , hearing conservation, respiratory protection, HazCom, etc.).

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of CDC & NIOSH guidance and relevance to occupational, environmental, and public health.

  • Demonstrated experience managing EHS programs.

  • Demonstrated computer skills (MS Office suite, MS Teams, web, etc.).

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Certification as ASP , CSP , CIH , CRM , CHMM and/or others;

  • Asbestos certification(s)

  • Experience in a University setting and/or a research setting (with laboratories and skilled trades staff).

  • Familiarity with National Institutes of Health ( NIH ) Office of Intramural Research regulations and standards.

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Ability to foster positive, customer-service-oriented working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Being a continuous learner.

  • Strong attention to detail with an ability to interpret and comply with extensive regulatory guidelines from OSHA .

  • Function autonomously as a program or as a team member.

  • Successful in organizing and prioritizing heavy workloads, meeting a variety of simultaneous deadlines, and adapting to changing priorities in a positive, effective and professional manner.

  • Ability to foster and maintain strong relationships at all levels of the organization.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Must possess currently or be eligible to obtain a valid State of Montana Driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record (less than 12 points). Do NOT send a copy of the driver’s license.

Physical Demands

  • Position requires remaining in a stationary position, positioning self to stooping, ascending/descending ladders, and transporting up to 50 pounds.

  • Position requires working in laboratory environments, and outdoors in all weather conditions.

  • Position may encounter confined spaces, tunnels, work-at-height, hazardous materials and waste, noise, dust, and temperature extremes.

  • Position requires ability to wear PPE such as safety glasses and goggles, respiratory protection, and protective coveralls.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Review of applications will be on a continual basis and will continue until the position is filled.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: