Environmental Health & Safety Officer
Company: University of Delaware
Posted on: April 5, 2021
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Work type: Staff
Categories: Public Safety, Security, & Emergency Services, Full
Pay Grade: 31E Context of the Job: Under the limited direction of
the Assistant Director and/or Director, the Environmental Health &
Safety Officer (EHSO) develops, implements and administers
environmental health and safety policies, procedures, and systems
to monitor, follow up and ensure compliance with applicable
regulatory requirements and sound safety and health practices. The
EHSO primary duties are management related to the storm water plan
and the spill prevention control and counter measure (SPCC) program
to assure University's compliance with federal, state and local
regulations. Additional duties will pertain to other general health
and safety issues. The expectation is to achieve optimal management
and reduction of hazards and exposures which are detrimental to
people and/or property. The EHSO plans and arranges own tasks;
direction is infrequently provided by supervisor; must be able to
apply standard policy or procedure to routine problems or duties
without benefit of specific guidelines; determines actions to be
taken without immediate direction of supervisor in all but unusual
cases; creates new procedures for resolving non-routine matters
having a high to moderate potential for generating conflict.
University policy, government regulations, institutional
precedents, professional standards and accepted practices govern
independent action. Incumbent routinely interacts with students,
staff, faculty, administrators, and regulatory agencies, and
functions as an internal consultant to all levels of the University
in matters of environmental health. Failure to perform tasks
satisfactorily can result in liability, property damage, injury or
fatality, regulatory noncompliance, and fine, imprisonment or both.
This position is designated Essential Personnel for specific
University operations. Major Responsibilities:
- Manages storm water management program.
- In support of the NPDES permit, the Stormwater general permits,
and the Stormwater construction permits; manages and coordinates
maintenance of stormwater systems on campus, prepares annual
reports, conducts and documents inspections, investigates
discharges, provides updates for the campus wide Stormwater GIS
map. Conducts construction site runoff inspections, dry weather
inspections of outfalls, illicit discharge inspections, public
outreach, education, and training.
- Develops, implements, and monitors comprehensive storm water
compliance programs for all campuses; reviews and evaluates permit
requirements on new facilities and renovation/remodel projects;
develops and keeps detailed records of permits, source
registrations, and permit modifications.
- Develops, implements, reviews and monitors comprehensive spill
prevention, control, and countermeasure compliance programs for all
campuses; reviews and continually evaluates regulatory program
requirements on new facilities and renovation/remodel projects;
develops and keeps detailed records of clean-up/spill
- Serves as primary liaison with the State of Delaware of
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)
and other occupational and environmental related agencies and
organizations; participates on University committees as may be
assigned; attends meetings (local, regional or National) regarding
occupational and environmental health and safety.
- Serves as the point of contact and accompanies personnel from
regulatory agencies on visits and/or inspections as it relates to
the storm water program, SPCC program and former Newark
- Works with the Environmental Compliance Officer (ECO) within
EH&S to monitor underground storage tanks and aboveground
storage tank compliance programs, ensuring accurate monitoring and
- Works with University's Environmental Compliance Officer (ECO)
within EH&S to develop, implement, and monitor comprehensive
Clean Water Act compliance programs, including drinking water
sampling, waste water permitting, emission control testing, and
- Monitors compliance with the University's Storm Water Discharge
Permits; inspects existing facilities and makes recommendations
concerning floor drain protection from chemical spills; reviews new
facilities and renovation/remodel projects for proposed chemical
discharges and monitoring access points.
- Inspects all university facilities to ensure compliance with
local, state, and federal requirements; makes recommendations to
minimize potential environmental pollution; conducts related
training and educational programs.
- Coordinates jointly with the ECO for all university
environmental licenses and permit payments.
- Serves as one of the primary contacts for and responds to
reports of leaks, spills, and any other releases of potential
environmental pollutants; investigates and ensures appropriate
- Works in coordination with the City of Newark to comply with
the operation and maintenance plan pursuant to DNREC's final pan of
remedial action for the former Newark landfill and the University
Farm. Conducts inspections and follows up on maintenance required
to meet the conditions of the operations and maintenance plan.
- Consults with administration, faculty, staff and students
concerning environmental and occupational health related issues.
Provides training and information on a variety of environmental and
occupational health related subjects. Represents the Department and
University at public hearings, professional meetings, conferences
and other appointed committees. Makes recommendations that will
help maintain University compliance with federal, state and local
environmental regulations and codes that will achieve the optimal
control or reduction of hazards and exposures as well as maintain
- Provides general supervision and provides assistance to the
specialist(s) dealing with lead and asbestos issues.
- Responds to, investigates and resolves Occupational and
Environmental Health and Safety emergencies and complaints. Typical
types of emergencies and complaints include chemical spills, IAQ
complaints, personnel injuries, asbestos related issues,
construction related issues, and bloodborne pathogen releases.
Coordinates emergency activities with federal, state and local
authorities on an as needed basis.
- Provides training for personnel, students, local service
organizations and contractors as necessary.
- Provides input and/or updates the GIS database and map for
- Represents the EHS Department at UD Departmental Safety
committee meetings as needed.
- Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree with five years' experience directly related
to position responsibilities, or equivalent combination of
education and experience.
- Working knowledge of applicable regulations and standards such
as EPA, NFPA, OSHA, ANSI, AIHA and IBC is preferred. Must be able
to obtain and maintain the 40 hour HAZWOPER Certification.
Professional Engineer designation preferred.
- Certification as Construction Reviewer (CCR) is preferred to
review Storm water management activities at construction
- Certification as a Professional in Storm Water Quality is
- Experience with GIS database, mapping, and management is
- Advanced knowledge of environmental science and engineering,
including environmental chemistry, measurement technologies,
pollution controls and equipment, and environmental
- Experience working in an academic research environment
- Skill in evaluating building and renovation/remodel
construction permit for compliance as it applies to storm water
runoff and/or SPCC program.
- Ability to obtain necessary asbestos and lead certifications
- Ability to develop, implement and enforce safety programs and
protocols. Knowledge of federal, state and local safety
regulations, protocols, and/or procedures.
- Ability to operate, test and/or repair monitoring, sampling
and/or analytical equipment and instruments.
- Skill in performing various environmental related tests.
- Effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to
communicate and interact with officials at all levels of
government. Ability to communicate technical information to
- Intermediate computing skills and experience with database and
- Knowledge of storage tank safety regulations.
- Skill conducting water sampling in compliance with the
applicable Stormwater requirements.
- Skill in developing and conducting employee
- Skill in evaluating existing facilities and building
renovation/remodel construction permit requirements for compliance
with the Clean Water Act.
- Ability to work effectively with diverse populations. Special
- Employee must be able to pass a background check.--
- Employee must be able to pass hazmat physical examination in
order to qualify the individual for emergency response involving
all levels of respiratory protection.--
- Requires the use of personal protective equipment to prevent
exposure to hazardous materials. With or without assistance,
requires the ability to exert 50 to 100 pounds of force
occasionally, 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20
pounds of force constantly; without assistance must be able to lift
50 pounds and maneuver 55 gallon drums weighing up to 600
- Must be able to ascend and descend ladders, walk and stand for
long periods of time, walk on uneven surfaces, be able to work
above and below ground level, work in cramped or confined spaces
and work outside in various environmental conditions which include
but are not limited to cold temperatures, hot temperatures, windy
conditions and inclement weather.--
- Individual must have a valid driver's license in order to
maneuver throughout Newark and Wilmington campuses and other UD
locations when operationally necessary.
- Must have access to reliable private means of transportation
and live within 30-minute travel time to the University for
emergency response purposes. 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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