Department/Organization: 500203 - Environmental and Lab Safety
Normal Work Schedule: Varies, weekdays between 6 am - 4:30 pm.
Job Summary: The Environmental Manager performs environmental audits and manages an environmental program that is essential in maintaining and improving The University of Alabama campus.
Additional Department Summary: This position must provide timely and accurate feedback to campus administration, providing professional knowledge and expertise in support of environmental programs with a focus on compliance. The candidate interested in this position must have a strong understanding of environmentally focused local, state and federal guidelines, standards and laws. Administrative tasks, as well as field work, will be required of the Environmental Manager. Field work may include, but is not limited to, assessing, analyzing, collecting/collating environmental data and reporting such information to administrative or regulatory bodies. Additionally, review and completion of facility inspections and audits will be a daily activity of the Environmental Manager position.
The Environmental Manager will implement and maintain programs, policies and procedures to facilitate a safer environment, meeting targets and encouraging best practice on campus. This position will also be responsible for the development of documents and reports related to campus environmental health and safety.
The Environmental Manager will provide oversight for Environmental Hazard Technicians within the environmental area of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS). The position will also provide job trainings and assistance to team members as needed, building a competent environmental staff through developmental efforts. The Environmental Manager will also serve as an interface between management and outside agencies. The Environmental Manager will provide leadership, guidance and technical support to management, while maintaining a positive and productive working relationship with the campus community and environmental agencies in resolving environmental concerns and issues.
Additionally, the Environmental Manager must provide training pertaining to environmental concerns and issues to various University partners, employees and key personnel (examples include, employees within Facilities & Grounds, Custodial Services and Construction Administration).
The Environmental Program Manager is also required to maintain communication accessibility 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and may be required to respond to emergency situations after hours.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in environmental health & safety, general safety, or life safety; OR Master's degree and one (1) year of progressively responsible experience in environmental health & safety, general safety, or life safety.
Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Must have valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report as determined by the insurance carrier. Final candidates who are not current University of Alabama employees must submit to and successfully pass a post-offer drug screen. Must successfully submit to and pass a physical with clearance from a physician to wear a respirator.
Skills and Knowledge: Extensive experience in fieldwork related to environmental safety. Works independently with outside consultants, contractors, and legal counsel. Past experience to assemble and assimilate technical information for permitting activities. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written). Strong Microsoft office computer and organizational skills as thorough documentation is required for reporting. Superior time management skills as this position will require working with a diverse group of people in a professional manner, handling several work tasks concurrently. Excellent interpersonal skills with a high degree of problem-solving skills. The applicants for this position must be able to work with minimal supervision, taking the initiative to evaluate and drive improvements.
Preferred Qualifications: Background in Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Health, Environmental Sciences/Management, Occupational Health, or Industrial Hygiene with extensive related work experience in environmental health and safety, or related fieldwork. Experience with an environmental management system. Experience with statistical analysis and preparation of reports, compliance files/records and required documents for regulatory agencies within stated deadlines. Experience performing industrial hygiene related reviews and sampling/testing. Certifications related to environmental, health and safety field work, asbestos abatement, lead-based paint remediation, or mold remediation, Hazwoper Training. Experience with review of tanks, (AST/UST), confined space evaluations, stormwater management plans, injury/illness reviews, or operation of equipment used in the identification or review of chemical, biological, or radiological agents. Experience as part of an emergency response team. Two years of experience in leadership and management. Other experience associated with environmental management, lab safety, hazardous waste, and chemical inventory or storage.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster
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