Environmental Health and Safety Manager II (Multiple Positions)
The Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager position is located within the Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) and is responsible for the oversight and management of worker health and safety. The EHS Manager develops, implements and communicates policies, standards, and processes to various members of the UA community including: Associate Vice Presidents, Deans, PI’s, Department Heads, Building Managers, DEA Agents, Local Law Enforcement, and more. This position reports to the Acting Assistant Director of RLSS/OH. This position supervises and directs the work of technical professionals and student workers to facilitate a safe and regulatory compliant work environment including; laboratory inspections, accidents and incident investigations, assessments and consultations, and other related tasks required of University of Arizona research laboratories, teaching laboratories, and hazardous material facilities. The position also furnishes safety trainings and presentations (in person and online) to explain policies, standards, and processes to others within the institution and presents at other universities and professional events. Additionally, the EHS Manager may serve as the Laser Safety Officer (LSO), Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), and/or Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO).
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Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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- Accountable for: staff training and development; recruitment and on-boarding new staff; and to facilitate the professional growth and development of direct reports in line with RLSS policy and available resources. Establish and communicate work expectations and team member standards, set performance benchmarks, develop operational plans, and evaluate performance of staff in the IGTP. Reviews the work of direct reports, and addresses performance successes and needs for improvement promptly. Facilitates staff work to maximize worker safety and ensure regulatory compliance.
- May serve as the CHO to maintain regulatory compliance with applicable state and federal regulations related to chemical hazards, controlled substances, and potentially explosive materials. Participate in safety committees and discussions with broad University departments, which conveys RLSS processes, services, and goals. Communicates with and gains the cooperation of outside entities, to include DHS, DEA, and ATF, etc, as well as outside safety professionals at conferences.
- May serve as the LSO to maintain regulatory compliance with applicable state and federal regulations related to lasers, non-ionizing radiation and ionizing radiation. Provides a basic introduction to the operation of lasers and the hazards associated with their use. Provides instruction on the acquisition, safe use, transfer, and disposal of registered lasers at the University of Arizona.
- May be responsible for setting programmatic goals and objectives, documentation to demonstrate regulatory compliance, programmatic reviews, and the facilitation of faculty led Laser Safety Committee. Establish appropriate controls, review regulatory requirements & standards, create policies, and communicate with leadership on matters of significant importance to the institution.
- May serve as the RSO to coordinate the safe and compliant use of radioactive materials and radiation producing devices at UA facilities, including securing category 1 and 2 sources in accordance with state regulations and acts as Reviewing Official for the program. Develop guidance and training documents to instruct personnel in radiation safety policies and procedures such as instrument calibration, radioactive waste management, radiation surveys, and shipment and procurement of radioactive material. Lead the preparation of reports and documents to demonstrate regulatory compliance. Participate in announced and unannounced inspections by state and federal regulatory agencies. Identify disclosed and collateral hazards and processes where problems encountered are varied with some established precedent for which creative solutions using professional judgment and knowledge of best practices are required.
- May participate in the review of radiation human-use clinical research protocols to ensure proper review of radiation exposure and to ensure compliance with University policies and local, state and federal regulations. Facilitation of faculty led Ionizing Radiation Safety Committee for the University.
- Programmatic development that has a direct impact on operational plans and outcomes of RLSS and other University entities, including process optimization and gaining the cooperation of other parties and justifying best safety practices, policies and procedures through the interpretation of federal, state, and local rules and regulations concerning radiation health and safety issues. This includes the development of training content, guidance and supplemental reference material to increase awareness, and inform personnel about radiation and laser safety policies and procedures.
- Administrative supervisory functions including; reviewing and approving time records, scheduling direct reports tasks and events, coordinating work schedules (vacation requests, sick call outs etc.), approving purchase requests, facilitating staff meetings and personnel questions and concerns.
- Additional duties may be assigned
- Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Environmental Health Science, Health Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences, other related field of study or educationalequivalencies, AND, a minimum of 5 years of related work experience, including2 years of managerial experience, or equivalent combination of education andwork experience.
- Master's degree in Public Health, Environmental Health Science, Health Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences, other related field of study
Open Date9/4/2020Open Until FilledYesDocuments Needed to ApplyResume and Cover LetterSpecial Instructions to Applicant Diversity StatementAt the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.