Director of Environmental Health and Safety

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Posting Details

Position TitleDirector of Environmental Health and SafetyExternal Link to Posting Health and Safety - 35330Vacancy NumberE393Position Number7024Location of WorkplaceMain UNCW CampusBrief Summary of Work for this Position

The Director of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) leads the Environmental Health and Safety department at UNCW and provides oversight of the University’s environmental programs, health and safety programs, applicable training activities, ADA assessment, and emergency management programs and services. This position serves as the liaison with related University stakeholders and committees, UNCW Police and Public Safety, local municipalities and related NC agencies. The Director of EH&S has supervisory responsibility and reports to the Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs.

Minimum Requirements

Master’s degree and seven years of related experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

• Demonstrated experience developing Risk Assessment Models as well as ability to implement such models.

• Demonstrated experience working with state and federal agencies.

• Experienced with severe weather mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

• Mandatory positions report to or remain at work during adverse weather and emergency events and, if deemed necessary, work a differing schedule or shift than normally assigned.

• Supervisory experience of professional employees in the administration of EH&S program objectives based upon such factors as need for immediate action, work objectives, schedules, available resources, knowledge of trends and future needs, etc.

List the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential functions of the position

• Broad and significant technical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Health and Safety program management to assess, interpret and coordinate the University’s administration and application of relevant policies, regulations and laws promulgated from oversight agencies (e.g., OSHA, EPA, NIMS, NFPA, ADA, Fire & Safety, etc.), requirements and applicable building codes and industry standards.

• Knowledge in developing and recommending departmental policies/procedures and formulating and analyzing emergency plans for intentional and accidental incidents and natural disasters.

• Ability to create, write and maintain emergency plans, policies, procedures, and grants, support committee activities, and project budget needs.

• Thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of analytical, technical and professional knowledge as applied to environmental health and safety situations that may occur in a University setting.

• Knowledge of severe weather mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

Ability to conduct trainings and display the skills required to perform self-assessment of programs.
• Knowledge and ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with state agencies, local municipalities, and University leadership, employees, and constituents.

• Strong oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills.

• Skill and experience in project management.

• Ability to direct the preparation for and response to emergency disasters and events to include determining whether local, state, volunteer, or federal response is necessary during the emergency.

• Knowledge and ability to communicate effectively with an educationally and culturally diverse community of individuals and groups in a variety of settings to explain and convey program and technical information in accordance with the audience’s capability to understand, including the ability to provide technically accurate and succinct briefings in oral, written, or presentation formats.

• Demonstrated knowledge of applicable laws and regulations (State and Federal) including OSHA, EPA, and NIMS; demonstrated ability to successfully communicate with Users regarding Safety and Health related matters; demonstrated ability to conduct investigations and write up applicable reports.

• Technical inclination and good interpersonal communication skills; the demonstrated ability to serve as a Consultant to the various users within the University community; demonstrated ability to conduct inspections of various facilities, equipment, and hazardous work materials; demonstrated ability and willingness to serve as the University Liaison with state, federal and other agencies; and demonstrated strong organizational and technical skills.

Preferred formal education, professional skills and work experience

• Master’s degree in a physical science, biological science, environmental science/engineering, occupational safety, industrial technology or related discipline.

• Certified Safety Professional or Certified Industrial Hygienist.

• Ten years of related experience with progressive responsibilities.

• Prior experience managing environmental programs, health and safety programs, applicable training activities, and emergency management programs and services.

• Prior higher education experience and leading associated roles in a college/university setting.

Primary purpose of the division, department, and/or grant

The primary purpose of the department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is to provide leadership in maintaining a safe, healthy, sustainable and disaster resilient environment for the UNCW community including faculty, staff, students, and visitors and to provide management with information necessary to address regulatory and actual losses associated with EH&S issues. The department supports the university and division-wide goals of providing a safe environment and preserving environmental conditions. The goals are accomplished through the following conduits: the development and implementation of EH&S programs; conducting facility and equipment inspections; providing incident response and investigations; performing disposal services; providing training to support EH&S programs; and, providing leadership through various committees and professional organizations.

College/School InformationUniversity Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.

EEO Statement

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is committed to and will provide equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs.

Applicant InstructionsMonths Per Year12 MonthsPosition TypePermanentAnticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited PositionsJob Posting Date09/12/2019Priority Consideration Date10/14/2019Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents toApplicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of 3 Professional References
Optional Documents
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    Posted: 9/14/2019
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