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Director, Environmental Health & Safety

Company: University of Delaware
Location: Newark
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

  • Public Safety, Security, & Emergency Services 1 Apply now Job no: 496211
    Work type: Staff
    Location: Newark
    Categories: Public Safety, Security, & Emergency Services, Full Time
    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 Responsibilities:
    • 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 Delaware regulations.
    • 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 compliance.
    • 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 courses.
    • Provides training for personnel, students, and local service organizations.
    • 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. Qualifications:
      • 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 safety.
      • 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 management.
      • Certification as an Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Safety Professional (CSP), or similar EHS related certification required.
      • 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 violence.

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