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Director of Environmental Health and Safety Employment Opportunity - Internal Applicants Only

The Director of Environmental Health and Safety is responsible for the management of all aspects of the campus environmental health and safety programs.

The Director of Environmental Health and Safety is responsible for the management of all aspects of the campus environmental health and safety programs. He or she will serve as the principal facilitator for compliance with OSHA, PESH, NYSDEC, DOL, and OFPC rules and regulations. The Director of EHS manages the EHS office. The office is responsible for training schedules, maintaining documentation in compliance with regulatory requirements, and responds to emergency spills. Provides auditing services for Lab Safety, Hazardous Waste, Fire Safety, Asbestos Abatement, Chemical Safety/Security and Industrial Hygiene, Bloodborne Pathogens, Chemical Inventory, Air Emissions, Pesticides, Bulk Petroleum Storage, Right-to-Know Law/GHS, Indoor Air Quality, Lockout/Tagout, Confined Spaces, Trenching Safety, Electrical Safety, Respiratory Protection, Van Safety, Defensive Driving, Public Access, Automated External Defibrillators, Storm Water Management. Maintains professional associations to ensure that any newly adopted EHS needs are identified and managed as required by law. The Director of Environmental Health and Safety is the liaison to the Sustainability Task Force. The Director also is a major participant in emergency preparedness and other College safety related activities.

Local Title: Director of Environmental Health and Safety

SUNY Budget Title: Environmental Health Officer

Minimum Salary: $82,000

A. Essential Functions: (List fundamental duties the incumbent performs; the “must haves” of the position and the approximate percentage of time spent.)

1. [5%] Act as a leader for the Environmental Health Safety department functions including: Supervising department staff effectively and actively supporting their job functions, including professional development, performance reviews, and task assignments. Overseeing department budget functions and operations materials, ensuring that they support the department and its functions appropriately.

2. [50%] Compliance with existing and newly adopted environmental, health and safety regulations is a basic requirement that EHS oversees. EHS acts as the primary liaison with governmental regulatory agencies. Continuously improving the existing regulatory programs and keeping abreast of new laws that impact the college are critical. This is achieved by: Hazardous waste management; Environmental, health and safety audits; Emergency preparedness and response; Serving on the Facilities Planning, Institute Bio-Safety, and Radiation Safety committees; Providing training to maintain compliance with regulations; Overseeing the fire safety inspection program by OFPC; Overseeing the EPA, DEA, DEC, Labor Department, Health Department, and PESH regulatory programs; Ensuring that the campus provides non-regulatory training in Van Safety, CPR/AED and ergonomics; Maintaining a chemical inventory and Material Safety Data Sheets of chemicals used on campus.

3. [20%] Support our employee’s health and safety by providing useful training programs including webinars, web-based training, toolbox sessions, and hands-on training programs. Reduce injuries and illnesses while increasing productivity and morale. This is achieved by: Reviewing the overall injury incidence and severity rates and implementing proven strategies to compute the number and severity of injuries. Reviewing these safety programs and strategies to include items such as types of accidents/injuries, days lost through various types of injuries, and workers compensation claims and provide comparisons to prior years and make recommendations on additional/improved training and/or job activity or supervision that should be implemented. Improving our training programs, job activities and supervision based on these reviews.

4. [10%] Continue to work with the College Emergency Manager, and other related offices, on emergency preparedness based on the College’s Emergency Plan. This is achieved by: Participating in emergency preparedness activities in support of the Emergency Manager and the College Emergency Plan; Obtaining and maintaining appropriate training, participating in exercises and drills, etc.; Responding to emergency situations as required.

5. [6%] Improve the existing regulatory programs that most impact the college while looking for collaborative opportunities (internal and external) to increase efficiency and effectiveness. This is achieved by: Serving on several campus committees which provide interaction and sharing of information relative to EHS issues; Actively working with Western new York and Rochester Area Colleges, and to develop other collaborative arrangements in such areas as training, sharing expertise, equipment and resources; Working with SUNY System Administration and other campuses on various regulatory programs to conserve resources, share equipment and expertise, while improving quality.

6. [5%] Promote sustainable and green practices in a tangible way, by raising student awareness of sustainability principles and engaging a meaningful and lifelong connection to the college that promotes engagement and philanthropy.

7. [2%] Compliance with additional SUNY, New York State, Federal requirements that must be accomplished by participating in Shared Services activities, including working with regional SUNY campuses, other SUNY campuses, SUNY System Administration, regional consortiums, etc. to recommend approaches to increase quality, provide services not currently available and/or to reduce expenditures.

8. [1%] Work with other College offices to increase campus community awareness of EHS activities.

9. [1%] Monitor and measure customer service functions and feedback for EHS programs and trainings.

10. The Director of Environmental Health and Safety is responsible for the management of all aspects of the campus environmental health and safety programs. He or she will serve as the principal facilitator for compliance with OSHA, PESH, NYSDEC, DOL, and OFPC rules and regulations. The Director of EHS manages the EHS office. The office is responsible for training schedules, maintaining documentation in compliance with regulatory requirements, and responds to emergency spills. Provides auditing services for Lab Safety, Hazardous Waste, Fire Safety, Asbestos Abatement, Chemical Safety/Security and Industrial Hygiene, Bloodborne Pathogens, Chemical Inventory, Air Emissions, Pesticides, Bulk Petroleum Storage, Right-to-Know Law/GHS, Indoor Air Quality, Lockout/Tagout, Confined Spaces, Trenching Safety, Electrical Safety, Respiratory Protection, Van Safety, Defensive Driving, Public Access, Automated External Defibrillators, Storm Water Management. Maintains professional associations to ensure that any newly adopted EHS needs are identified and managed as required by law. The Director of Environmental Health and Safety is the liaison to the Sustainability Task Force. The Director also is a major participant in emergency preparedness and other College safety related activities.

B. Non-Essential Functions: (List routine duties that must be performed coincidentally with the essential functions and approximate percentage of time spent.)

Required Qualifications:

-Baccalaureate Degree in safety, environmental studies, industrial hygiene, engineering, chemistry, or a related

discipline from an accredited US Dept of Education or internationally recognized institution

-Significant experience in environmental, health, and safety or industrial hygiene, preferably in higher education

-Proficient in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships

-Ability to meet established organizational project goals and milestones

-Ability to remain impartial and fair in all dealings

-Excellent oral and written communication skills

-Effective analytical, problem solving, budgetary, and organizational skill sets

Preferred Qualifications: 

-Master’s Degree in higher education, environmental studies, or business from an accredited US Dept of Education or internationally recognized institution

-Ability to provide change oriented leadership

-Certification as a Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)

-Experience with NYS Building and Fire Code, Code Compliance, OSHA certifications, HAZWOPER, RCRA, DOT

-Ability to achieve high ethical standards

-Ability to take initiative and maintain a positive attitude

-Ability to perform gracefully under the pressures of mutually conflicting priorities

-Ability to anticipate, recognize, and offer solutions to potential problems

-Ability to deal with continual change in a collaborative culturally diverse environment

Application Instructions - Internal Applicants Only

Please visit jobs.brockport.edu to complete an application including your cover letter that addresses required and preferred qualifications, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts are required upon hire. Applications will be accepted until February 16, 2018. Employment at The College at Brockport is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and final budgetary approval.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

The College at Brockport, State University of New York is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College

contact: The Office of Human Resources x2126
submitted: Mon, Jan 29, 2018 by mmorey
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