Duke University Job Description:


Job Code: 0573 


Job Level: 86 

Revised Date: 08/01/2001  

Job Family: JF 16 

Occupational Summary

Inspect Duke University facilities to detect existing or potential accidents and health hazards and recommend corrective or preventive measures where indicated.

Work Performed

Inspect facilities to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards and recommend corrective or preventive measures where indicated.

Conduct training classes to increase proficiency in safe practices and promote safety consciousness; assist departmental personnel in implementing general safety policies and measures.

Investigate accidents and injuries and assist in the preparation of materials and evidence for use in hearings, lawsuits and insurance investigations. Assist Fire and Safety Coordinator in implementing general safety policies, procedures and measures.

Assist departments in design and use of equipment, shops and fire prevention and safety programs.

Maintain statistical data required by OSHA and applicable federal, state, local and University safety regulations.

Participate in industrial safety conferences to keep abreast of current developments in safety training techniques, methods and programs for possible application by Duke University.

Meet with community and civic organizations as requested to promote safety programs.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications at this Level


Work requires communicative, cognitive and analytical skills normally acquired through an Associate degree in engineering, laboratory science or a related field.



Work requires knowledge of safety and health hazards normally acquired through 4 years of experience in a safety related field.


North Carolina Driver's License required.





The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.