Director of Environmental Health & Safety

Riverside, CA
Sep 29, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Salary: $94,600 - $186,400
Title: Director of Environmental Health & Safety
Category: Management and Professional
Department: Environmental Health & Safety
Date Posted: 09/25/2017

Position Information: The Director of Environmental Health & Safety will be responsible for the operational management of the Environmental Health & Safety department (19 career staff, $2.6M operating budget), consisting of the following functional units (1) Fire & Life Safety; (2) Laboratory/Research Safety; (3) Industrial Safety/Hygiene; and (4) Environmental Programs. As a "hands-on" administrator, establish specific, measurable departmental and individual operational plans and goals for each unit and monitor progress against these plans. They will serve as the key campus administrator responsible for addressing the environmental, health, and safety issues the campus faces and address key program issues and risks and develop appropriate plans and procedures, ensure adherence to legislative and regulatory requirements, handle various issues related to research and instructional support, and promote the use of safe work practices and tools/equipment throughout the campus. The incumbent will serve as the campus point of contact with governmental safety and regulatory agencies on environmental, safety, and emergency management issues that affect the University. Provide professional advice on safety and regulatory issues affecting the University's instructional and research functions. The incumbent will oversee the human resources management function for the department, coaching and guiding employees in the completion of their assignments, promoting career development objectives as possible, and ensuring consistent application of personnel policies across the department. The incumbent will provide direct supervisory oversight to the Industrial Safety/Hygiene group, as well as the administrative and training functions that support each of the four operational units.

Minimum Requirements: Excellent management skills to effectively lead and direct subordinate staff.
Excellent skills to create, develop, implement EH&S projects/programs.
Comprehensive and thorough knowledge and understanding of EH&S technical requirements, logistics, materials and operations, rules, regulations, laws, etc.
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills, including advanced political acumen and skill to effectively communicate with diverse constituencies in a highly political environment.
Excellent skills to appropriately and efficiently respond to and direct the response to emergencies and critical situations, including follow-up evaluation and critique of response efficacy; recommend, develop and implement changes to emergency response as required.
Knowledge of environmental requirements for air, hazard communication, water, waste and tank management.
Demonstrated extensive knowledge of key environmental health and safety issues and best practices in a research setting and the ability to develop solutions and procedures to deal with them.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of health and safety requirements for: Biosafety, chemical hygiene, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) evaluations, confined spaces, contractor safety, contractor supplied information and performance, electrical safety, emergency planning, fall protection, fire prevention, hot work, hazard analysis, Lock out/Tag out, pesticide management, radiation safety, respiratory protection, equipment safety, blood borne pathogens, hearing conservation, incident investigation, injury, illness prevention, and reproductive health.

Skill in sustaining a high level of energy and enthusiasm for advancing issues and programs in a shared governance academic environment.

Demonstrated ability to develop implementable EHS strategic and operating plans, goals and objectives, manage performance against these goals, and revise as necessary.

Additional Information: In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey.
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  • Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.

  • In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.

  • U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:

    • Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools

    • Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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