San Francisco, CA
8 - 10 years
Posted 163 days ago
ABOUT THE POSITION:
Under the direction of the Associate Vice President of Risk Management, the Director of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) manages, oversees, and coordinates all the activities and operations of EHS. The EHS Department supports a University of approximately 15,000 students, 3000 employees (Faculty, staff, and student assistants) and three campuses (Hayward, Concord, and Oakland).
The position is responsible for management and execution of EHS regulatory responsibilities for the University in compliance with California State University policy, Cal State East Bay policy, and applicable laws, regulations, and legal precedence as mandated by Federal, State, and governing agencies.
EHS's primary campus partners are the Facilities Department of Operations and Planning, College of Science, Art and Theater Department, University Police Department, Student Health and Counseling Services, and Information Technology. In addition, the Director works closely within Risk Management to provide successful collaboration across the campus.
Program Management - Responsible for development, management, implementation and monitoring of university environmental health and safety programs.
These programs include but are not limited to:
- Environmental Programs: Hazardous, Universal, and Medical/biohazardous waste, Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4), campus Storm Water Protection Program (SWPP), Sanitary Sewer Management Plan (SSMP), Spill Prevention, Control, Countermeasure Plan (SPCC), Above ground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA), Hazardous Materials Business Plans, emergency generators permits.
- Health and Safety Programs: Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP), Workplace incident investigations and follow-up, Hazard Communications, Electrical Safety, Fall Protection, Indoor Environmental Quality, Confined Space, Lead, Hazardous Energies Control, Asbestos, Blood Borne Pathogens, Aerosol Transmissible Disease, Respiratory Protection, Personal Protective Equipment, Hearing Conservation, Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Vehicle Safety, Industrial Trucks Medical monitoring and surveillance, Pesticide, Fire life safety, Emergency Management.
- Laboratory Safety Programs: Lab Safety & Chemical Hygiene Plan consisting of Radiation Programs for radioactive materials and equipment, Diver Safety, Controlled Substances, Blood borne Pathogens and Biosafety.
* Functions as the university's regulatory agencies contact. Monitor regulatory changes and updates on a continual basis and implement modifications necessary to maintain compliance.
* Serve as Legally Responsible Officer/Person for the SWPP/MS4 Program and the SSMP.
* Support Risk Management by providing campus safety assessments and incident investigations.
* Work with Risk Manager and Internal Auditor to evaluate and mitigate loss exposures.
* Work with Workers' Compensation on safety-related issues for employees.
* Play key role in emergency management team by working with Emergency Management Coordinator. Serve as back-up Safety Officer in the campus Emergency Operations Center.
* Provide support for maintenance and implementation of the Lab Safety & Chemical Hygiene Plan.
* Serve as Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) or Associate RSO, Biosafety Officer, and Chemical Hygiene Officer.
* Implement, track and maintain laboratory software (RSS Chemical Inventory, Laboratory inspections, Lab Hazard Assessments, and online Safety Data Sheet software) supporting the Lab Sciences faculty and staff to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.
* Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in relevant field of study such as environmental health science, industrial hygiene, safety engineering, chemistry, biology is required.
* Seven years of experience in progressively responsible positions in environmental health and safety or related field.
* Detailed knowledge of environmental engineering principles, occupational health and safety sciences and chemical and biological process safety (e.g. chemistry, radiation, physics, toxicology, industrial hygiene, biological safety, environmental permitting, etc.).
* Knowledge of risk management principles, processes and tools, and ability to partner with University administrators to implement effective control and mitigation for biological, chemical, and physical hazards.
* Detailed knowledge and demonstrated effective experience working with applicable federal, state, and local safety laws and regulations, including awareness of current issues that may impact the university. Experience developing effective working relationships with governmental and regulatory agencies.
* Strong oral and written communication skills.
* Must be able to lift 20 lbs., walk on uneven surfaces in all areas of the campus including undeveloped locations (steep slopes, unpaved surfaces), building roofs, ladders, confined spaces, theater catwalks, etc. Must be able to wear a negative pressure full-face respirator.
* Ability to supervise others including outside contractors and consultants.
* Must be able to respond to emergency situations during non-business hours.
PREFERRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
* Master's degree in related field.
* Experience in Emergency Management and Operations
* One or more of the following certifications: Certified Hazardous Materials Management (CHMM), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), or Certified Safety Professional (CSP).