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Cornell University Emergency Services Specialist in Ithaca, New York

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

The Department of Environment Health, Safety's Emergency Services Section provides the Cornell Community with 24 hours a day service designed for a wide variety of emergency and non-emergency services. Staff additionally provide an assortment of safety related services in the areas of fire prevention and risk management principles.

With general supervision from the Emergency Services Supervisor and Section Manager the Emergency Services team also provides support for code compliance, inspections of AEDs, and sprinkler valves along with conducting all required fire evacuation drills. The Emergency Service Team also provides support for construction/renovation projects and Cornell Facility Maintenance Operations by performing all fire protection system shut-downs and system restorals.

What you will do:
Overall responsibilities for the Emergency Services Specialist role include:

Emergency Response
Provides services, consultation, advice and timely incident/complaint handling, response and resolution for campus emergencies including, but not limited to medical emergency, fires, activated/trouble, fire alarms, system alarms, local alarms, elevator response, odor complaints, accidents, safety complaints, confine space rescue, chemical/biological/radioactive materials spills, sprinkler system activations, facility/utility shutdowns, and campus problems or assistance requests made by other campus departments. Serve as initial department incident commander at campus emergency scenes. Serves as the initial incident commander for non-criminal emergencies and liaison with University constituents, police agencies, fire departments, and ambulance services located on Cornell-Ithaca owned properties.

Non-Emergency Response Services:
Conducts inspections per requirements/regulations on the following: personal safety equipment; shift vehicle; automatic sprinkler system control valves, AED and replacement of parts, fire extinguisher swap outs and replacements, and conducts code required evacuation drills for University owned buildings on the Ithaca Campus.

Subject to shift changes and extended working hours (including nights, early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays) to meet business needs. Successful candidate must be able to work any and all shifts.

The occupants of this position are represented by Teamsters Local 317.

Ours is a values-based organization where all employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of collegiality, integrity initiative, excellence, civility and stewardship as well as support university sustainability goals.

This position is located in Ithaca, New York and the successful applicant will be expected to work on the Ithaca campus immediately.

What you will have:
A.A.S. in emergency management or safety-related field with a NYS EMT Certification and a minimum of 3 years experience in a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience in emergency response operations and writing and documenting procedures; basic chemical reactions, general safety and loss prevention theories.
Required to maintain a minimum level of NYS Certified Emergency Medical Technician.
Must have an unrestricted NYS Driver's license and a good driving record.
Employee must pass rigid background check prior to final appointment. Passing ongoing background or security checks are required to comply with various regulatory or security agencies.
Employees require physical fitness level essential to climb stairs, function on ladders, enter into confined spaces, in hazardous environments and differing heights while wearing various personal protective equipment such as respirators, up to and including self-contained breathing apparatus and full body chemical protective clothing. Employees must complete an annual medical physical and be fit for duty as required for the use of respiratory protection equipment and for hazardous materials emergency responder work.
Must be able to obtain HAZMAT certification per OSHA 1910.120.
Must be able to wear a respirator per OSHA requirements.
Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
Required to obtain FEMA certifications: ICS 100, ICS 200, NIMS 700, IS 800.
Must be familiar with the following: Fire protection equipment; Emergency and Hazmat Response; and Inspection Processes.
Must be able to work any shift.

There are a few preferred qualifications that we would value but are not required, including:

B.S. in Emergency Management or safety-related field.

Experience as a HAZMAT incident commander.

Experience with HAZMAT response.

Experience with OSHA regulations.

University work experience.

What we offer:
Great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, accrued paid leave provisions: vacation, personnel and sick time, 12 university paid holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year's Day) and superior retirement contributions.

An active and diverse community to work and thrive in! Cornell is situated in picturesque Ithaca, New York, the heart of the Finger Lakes. Ithaca is home to two academic institutions, state parks, waterfalls, gorges, and a wide range of art galleries, theaters, eateries, wineries, and breweries. Ithaca has something to suit all ages and interests!

Living and Working in Ithaca:
Tompkins County is one of Upstate New York's most naturally beautiful, economically prosperous, and intellectually engaging places. For more information about living and working in Ithaca and Tompkins County, please visit:

No Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

University Job Title:Emergency Services Representative
Level:ES2
Pay Rate Type:Hourly
Company:Endowed
Contact Name:Cyndi Morris
Number of Openings:1

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Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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EEO Statement: Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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