Director of Environmental Health & Safety (Administrator II)/Administration & Finance California State University, San Bernardino
Employment Status: Full-time, 'Exempt,' At-Will, position, included in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP).
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Some evenings and weekend hours may be required.
First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 21, 2020.
Required Application Materials: All applicants must submit 1) Letter of interest or cover letter, 2) Current resume or curriculum vitae and 3) Three professional references who can provide assessments of your professional experience, accomplishments and prospects for success in this position.
The University: CSUSB is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire, and it has the second highest African American and Hispanic enrollments of all public universities in California. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so. For more information on the campus, please visit the CSUSB website.
The Position: Reporting to the Executive Director of Risk Management, the Director of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) is responsible for leadership and management of the University's occupational and academic safety, environmental compliance and radiation safety programs. The Director manages a small professional staff, with this team develops, implements, and maintains policies, programs and procedures in support of University goals and objectives.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Risk Management, the Director of Environmental Health & Safety is responsible for leadership and management of the University's environmental health and safety compliance.
Inform and advise campus leadership regarding environmental, health and safety regulatory compliance, risks and necessary controls and measures.
Lead the development of the campus EHS strategies and plans, build a proactive safety culture cross the campus, cooperate in a cross functional manner as a change agent with all departments.
Develop, implement, and manage policies, procedures, and programs that enhance the environmental health and safety of our faculty, staff, students, and public, ensure compliance with federal, state, local rules and regulations and CSU policies.
Monitor effectiveness of EHS policies, procedures, programs and initiatives, periodically assess compliance status, develop and implement effective audit and inspection programs, utilize key metrics to drive performance.
Identify campus EHS training needs, revise existing training materials and develop new training as necessary.
Directs the liaison program with the surrounding community on issues related to the use of potentially hazardous materials and environmental health and safety concerns, coordinate risk assessment and chemical emergency response programs.
Work with the Chancellor's Office as the campus representative on systemwide EHS initiatives, participate on various campus and system-wide committees and work groups.
Direct the overall operation of the EHS department.
Administer and monitor budgets and expenses, ensuring compliance with budgetary allocations, assure that all department expenditures are cost-effective, aligned with University goals and objectives, and within state and CSU rules and guidelines.
Provide comprehensive personnel administration including selection, training, development, evaluation, and as required, corrective action for EHS staff.
Establish performance standards, set improvement goals, publish periodic performance data on service, compliance, response and efficiency.
Anticipate, track and communicate regulatory activity, serves as the liaison with government agencies, provides reports to Federal, State and Local agencies.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in a related field AND seven (7) years of Environmental Health & Safety experience AND three (3) years of supervisory experience.
Master's degree in related field.
Proven track record of effective management and supervision.
Previous experience in an institution of higher education.
Previous experience assisting attorneys on substantive matters.
Certification as an Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS), or Associated Risk Manager (ARM).
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of applicable federal, state and local safety and environmental laws and regulations, and the demonstrated ability to develop effective programs in a higher education environment.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to communicate with discretion, tact, and professionalism on sensitive and confidential matters.
Demonstrated ability to achieve mastery of complex substantive areas through individual effort and study.
Demonstrated ability to work timely and effectively on matters requiring independent judgment and initiative in carrying out assigned projects.
Demonstrate commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
This position may be 'Designated' under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.