Director, Environmental Health & Safety
Company: University of Delaware
Posted on: April 8, 2021
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Work type: Staff
Categories: Public Safety, Security, & Emergency Services, Full
Pay Grade: 34E Context of the Job: Under the limited direction of
the Executive Directive of Campus and Public Safety and dotted line
direction of the Vice Provost of Research, directs the Department
of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). Provides guidance,
leadership and training for the unit; plans, coordinates and
administers all University environmental health and safety and
other safety related programs to assure compliance with federal,
state and local regulations and to achieve the control or reduction
of the hazards and exposures which are detrimental to people, the
environment and/or property. Position plans and arranges own tasks.
Has signatory authority for unit costs and is fully accountable for
unit practices and procedures. Decisions are not generally subject
to approval by supervisor. Creates new procedures for resolving
problems or performing tasks having no precedent; creativity and
finesse is required for interactions involving non-routine matters
having a moderate to very high potential for generating conflict;
has considerable supervisory authority. University policy,
government regulations, institutional precedents, professional
standards, and accepted practices govern independent action.
Incumbent routinely interacts with unit administrators,
chairpersons, deans, directors, vice presidents and regulatory
agencies, and functions as an internal consultant to all levels of
the University in matters concerning radiation, chemical,
biological and occupational health safety, hazardous waste and
environmental compliance. Failure to perform tasks satisfactorily
can result in liability, property damage, injury or fatality,
regulatory noncompliance, and fine, imprisonment or both. Major
- Directs, executes, reviews, administers and supervises all
university environmental health and safety programs including, but
not limited to, radiological health, non-ionizing radiation,
industrial hygiene, biosafety, hazardous waste disposal, infectious
waste disposal, fire and accident prevention, emergency response,
asbestos abatement, right-to-know, industrial ventilation,
laboratory safety and department safety activities.
- Develops unit goals considering federal and state regulations.
Leads implementation measures to comply with new regulations,
ensure and track compliance with regulations in force.
- Participates in the development of university policies and
procedures that guide the implementation of sound environmental,
health and safety practices.
- Aligns departmental operations to support the people and
departments of the University during normal operations, special
events, and in emergency situations.
- Direct involvement with environmental and safety issues
relative to property acquisition, which includes but not limited to
remediation, demolition, and site development.
- Prepares and administers the annual budget for the department;
projects expenses; approves expenditures; approves acquisition of
materials and equipment.
- Selects, trains, supervises, evaluates, disciplines, and
motivates department personnel; assigns annual merit increase and
other pay or promotional increases.
- Consults with administrators, faculty, staff and students
concerning a variety of EHS issues and programs; assists or
coordinates in the development of in---house safety capabilities in
other departments; reviews plans for new construction and
renovations, experimental protocols, material, equipment and
methods to assure compliance with applicable codes and assures work
can be conducted in a safe and reasonable fashion; makes
recommendations as necessary.
- Has authority to stop any operation within the University which
presents imminent danger to the University community: works with
department administrators to correct imminent hazards.
- Directs the development of or develops procedures, recommended
practices, policies, and manuals dealing with EHS issues.
- Acts as Alternate Radiation and Biological Safety Officer for
the University with all the authority and responsibility pursuant
to federal regulations, specific license conditions, and state of
- Reviews reports of environmental injury and illness;
coordinates accident investigations; develops and interprets
accident and illness statistics and develops strategies to correct
trends; reviews local, state and federal legislation related to EHS
and recommends or takes actions necessary to achieve
- Represents the department on university or departmental
committees; represents the University on governmental and private
committees and councils; represents the University at local,
regional, and national meetings, conferences, and training
- Provides training for personnel, students, and local service
- Responds to and investigates EHS and other emergencies on
campus assists with the evacuation of personnel and students and
coordinates or directs emergency activities.
- Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
- Master's degree in Safety Management, Environmental Health,
Risk Management, or other related field with eight years of
directly applicable experience, preferably at an academic
institution, or equivalent combination of education and
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of environmental
protection, hazardous materials and toxic waste management,
industrial hygiene, environmental health and safety, radiation
safety, laser safety, biosafety, fire and safety prevention,
asbestos monitoring and abatement, loss control, and risk
- Certification as an Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Safety
Professional (CSP), or similar EHS related certification
- Must be able to satisfy U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
requirements for radiation safety officers for type "A" licenses as
well as meet minimal requirements to be designated as an Alternate
Responsible Official under the Select Agent Program.--
- Demonstrated knowledge of statues, rules, regulations, and
standards governing all phases of risk management.
- Demonstrated knowledge of budget and fiscal management
principles and practices. Knowledge of personnel principles and
practices with ability to supervise work of others.
- Effective human relations skills, verbal and written
communications skills, and leadership and managerial skills
required. Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and
Affirmative Action The University of Delaware does not discriminate
against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin,
sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic
information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran
status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in
its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions
policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX
of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of
1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other
applicable statutes and University policies. The University of
Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual
harassment and sexual violence. Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal
Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person
on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity
or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital
status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other
characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment,
educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and
scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the
Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act
of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII
of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and
University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits
unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual
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