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Academy Sports + Outdoors Senior HSE Specialist in Katy, Texas

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Job Description:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety, Environmental or relevant field of study preferred

  • OSHA 30 Hour General Industry class within the last five (5) years preferred

Work Experiences:

  • Five (5) + years of safety and environmental work experience in the retail or distribution sector preferred. Three (3) years if a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or a safety and health degree

  • Proficient with environmental and safety regulations.

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in regulatory compliance (NFPA, OSHA, EPA, etc.)

  • Hazardous materials experience preferred


  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

  • Strong leadership skills, and the ability to lead change within the organization

  • Ability to collaboratively work with all levels of the organization. Effective decision making and a willingness to use available resources to accomplish goals

  • Analytical, with strong problem-solving abilities, to constructively work at challenging or improving the standard way of doing things through creative resolution skills

  • Ability to build constructive relationships with others across the organization, at various levels, to achieve objectives and goals

  • Manages time effectively by planning, organizing, and prioritizing projects to accomplish objectives and goals in a fast paced, frequently changing environment

  • Works independently with a sense of urgency, practices self-development and development of others, as well as effectively contributing to a team environment

  • Ability to work well under pressure, while consistently meeting time sensitive deadlines

  • Proficiency using MS Office


  • Responsible for and develops safety improvement initiatives and manages ongoing daily safety and wellness operations for stores and/or distribution centers

  • Provide insight, training, and information for management teams regarding the safety and wellness strategic objectives and regulatory compliance issues

  • Review, develop, draft, and implement safety policies, procedures, standards, and programs for OSHA and regulatory compliance, that protect team members from hazardous conditions

  • Direct activities and perform risk assessments/hazard analysis, related to work performed in various internal business units, to identify and control HSE risks to reduce injury and costs; build business cases, as necessary

  • Participate in tactical planning and support of HSE program and processes at multiple business units

  • Investigate reported injuries and safety hazards to determine root cause and assign appropriate preventive and/or corrective actions with internal business units to eliminate hazards

  • Represents the Company to external regulatory agencies (e.g., Fire Marshal, EPA, OSHA, etc.)

  • Provide support for the incident/injury reporting and tracking system, including report generation and reviews, in relation to workplace injuries/illnesses, and other undesired occurrences. Assist with and maintain strict confidentiality of all information, written or verbal, that becomes available as part of incident investigations

  • Develop accurate and concise written communications concerning HSE issues, with-in multiple internal business units, and provide technical guidance to mitigate or eliminate hazards

  • Institute safety controls and measures to identify and develop injury reduction strategies

  • Research and interpret regulatory requirements and provide potential solutions to identified HSE issues

  • Develop audit guidelines for Academy’s internal Compliance Audit Team

  • Evaluate and summarize audit findings and/or inspection results

  • Support internal business unit operations during inspections, audits, and audit closing meetings to provide a better understanding of results and safety requirements

  • Communicate results of audits and inspections with management and appropriate business units

  • Perform safety inspections and audits, as needed, to identify best practices and potential HSE deficiencies. In addition, must be able to provide regulatory citation for deficiencies identified and be able to assist in developing and implementing solutions

  • Review new products to determine appropriate hazard classification

  • Conduct safety meetings and training with team members, as needed

  • Develop a thorough understanding of Academy’s policies, procedures and safety standards

  • Track and communicate safety related information and statistics with various levels of management

  • Required to learn company policies, procedures, and safety rules

  • Duties may change; team member may be required perform other duties outside as assigned

Physical Requirements & Attendance,:

  • This position requires on call availability outside business hours on an as needed basis

  • Acceptable level of hearing and vision to perform job duties

  • Adhere to company work hours, policies, procedures and standards governing professional staff behavior

Full time

Equal Employment Opportunity

Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate with regard to employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by law. ​