Environmental Health and Life Safety Officer

Employer
Lone Star College
Location
LSC-System Office
Closing date
Oct 23, 2021

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Job Details

Job Title: Environmental Health and Life Safety Officer
Location: LSC-System Office
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 34903
Commitment to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs

  • One LSC
  • Student Focused
  • Own It
  • Advance Equity
  • Cultivate Community
  • Choose Learning

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.

Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance.

Campus Marketing Statement

Lone Star College-System Office

Lone Star College offers high-quality, affordable academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion.

LSC, which consists of seven colleges, ten centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online, is continuously named Great Colleges to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College-System Office employees are based at one of two System Office locations; The Woodlands and University Park. Both are the site for multiple administrative departments and system-wide training programs.

Location address is 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381.

Job Description

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

The Environmental Health & Life Safety (EHLS) Officer is responsible for inspecting, evaluating, and monitoring equipment, processes, and campus environments to ensure a safe and healthy environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to Lone Star College. This position will work closely with campus faculty, staff, and administration to implement LSC's environmental health and life safety programs to ensure compliance with applicable policies, codes, and regulations. In collaboration with the other members of the EHLS department and College-wide departments, the EHLS Officer will work to create and enhance a robust safety culture by providing technical support, consultation, awareness, and training to reduce risk and prevent hazards and injury to the LSC community.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    Conduct and document visual inspections of learning and work environments for potential hazards including but not limited to classroom laboratories and areas of chemical storageAssists with maintaining a campus/location chemical inventoryConduct and document routine visual inspections on environmental health, fire and life safety systems, equipment, and devicesFacilitates and secures documentation from contractors of required fire safety code inspections in accordance applicable regulatory requirementsFacilitates and secures documentation from contractors of required inspections and testing of fume hoods, AEDs, and eye wash stationsPlan and conduct fire and tornado drills. Document drill results and required follow-up actions, reporting all findings to appropriate personnelSupport the Department of Emergency Preparedness and LSC Police Department in facilitation and documentation of other required drills and exercisesRecords and maintains testing results, work order documentation, and repairs to include preventiveand corrective maintenance on environmental health, life, and fire safety equipment and systemsMonitor and document the completion of corrective action to address identified safety deficienciesCollaborates with other departments to develop and deliver environmental health and life safety educational awareness and training programsParticipate in conducting and documenting safety audits to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and mitigate potential risksOversee the placement and setup of environmental health and life safety signage and equipmentEscort contractors and Fire Marshal representatives through LSC buildings in order tomaintain and/or inspect equipmentAssist responsible authorities with collecting and documenting information regarding accidents to identify and support in resolving any issue that may relate to unsafe environmental conditions and/or practicesResponsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Working knowledge of environmental safety compliance and fire systems
  • Excellent decision-making skills
  • Ability to think and act quickly
  • Ability to exercise self-restraint and maintain composure under pressure or adverse conditions
  • Ability to operate with limited supervision and maintain efficient, self-directed job functions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information

PHYSICAL ABILITIES:

The work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion, such as frequent climbing of tall ladders, lifting heavy objects over 50 pounds, crouching or crawling in restricted areas, long periods of standing, and considerable amounts of walking.

WORK SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS:

  • Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, phone, and other general office equipment
  • Interface with internal and external contacts to fulfill essential job functions
  • May be assigned to any or various LSC campuses
  • May work around chemical fumes, hazardous substances, electrical and mechanical hazards, noise, allergens, and dust
  • May be required to wear personal protective equipment and an LSC shirt (furnished)
  • May be required to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Able to provide occasional on-call support on a rotational basis

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or GED and at least 3 years of relatedexperience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate’s degree in a technical field
  • At least 4 years of experience with full life cycle installation, repair, maintenance, and operations of various fire, life and safety devices
  • Industry and safety certifications
  • Bilingual(English/Spanish)
  • Experience in a college setting
Salary

Hiring salary range is $40,070 - $46,081.

Lone Star College provides a hiring salary range for all posted full-time non-faculty positions. Where your salary offer would fall in that range is determined by your related experience and education. Should you receive an offer of employment from Lone Star College, the resume submitted in the application process will be utilized to calculate your salary offer. The information outlined below will provide the Office of Human Resources everything needed to determine an accurate starting salary.

Your resume should provide a complete picture of your work experience. The resume should include the following information for each position listed:

  1. Length of time (specific months and years) of employment
  2. If the position was full time or part time
  3. If the position was paid or unpaid
  4. Unofficial transcript for highest earned degree

Additionally, any certifications listed as required or preferred in the Lone Star College job description should be included in the resume submitted.

Benefits Marketing Statement

By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment and excellent work/life balance. This includes a full comprehensive and competitive benefits package, a generous number of paid holidays and vacation days, wellness programs, tuition waiver, professional development opportunities and more.

Special Instructions

Go to the Job Search page, click on ‘My Activities’ at the top of the page. Under My Cover Letters and Attachments you will click on ‘Add Attachment.’ Please be sure to put the Job ID# in the title once you name your file for cover letters only, unless you attached your cover letter with your resume.

If you are applying for an Instructional position (i.e. Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Instructor), please ensure you include the following to be considered: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy, and unofficial transcripts.

You must limit your file name for any attachment to 40 characters or less.

How to Apply

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY

We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.

Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States.

More information on the E-Verify program is available at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.

Organization

Working at Lone Star College

Lone Star College continues to be a leader in higher education while experiencing unpreceded growth. Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation and is always seeking qualified and dedicated people to join our team. Our employees take advantage of state of the art learning and technology centers that focus on student success. It’s no wonder LSC continues to be recognized as a Top 10 degree producer by Community College Week.

It’s an exciting time to be a part of Lone Star College. We’re redefining the community college experience for our students, and our community. LSC created the Honors College for high achieving students in 2013 to push beyond just offering a limited number of honors courses. The Center for Civic Engagement launched in 2015 to increase student civic responsibility and help make our community a better place to live. We continue to expand and refine our workforce education and career training programs in partnership with regional and global employers and a rigorous alignment to their needs. LSC leads statewide reverse transfer, student success and pathway projects to increase student completion rates and improve learning outcomes.

And we’re increasing our international focus to support the increasingly global nature of our workforce.

At Lone Star College, tomorrow starts today.  LSC is building the community college of tomorrow by taking action today.

Visit www.LoneStar.edu to learn more about how LSC is changing the way people think about community colleges.

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