The Division of Finance and Administration (DFA) provides services and support to over 50,000 students, faculty, and staff with the mission of advancing UCI's brilliant future and the vision of becoming world-class campus partners. DFA serves the university as planning partners, problem solvers, and solution providersstriving to make it as easy as possible for people to get the services they need, when they need them. Environmental Health & Safety strives to provide reliable, innovative and proactive services to the campus community. EH&S and the campus community work together. Our goal is to integrate safety into the culture of our community while supporting academic and research excellence. The result is a safe and healthy environment with appropriate compliance, protection of assets and efficient execution of business processes.
Receives assignments in the form of objectives with goals and the process by which to meet goals. Supervises EH&S professional and technical level staff engaged in monitoring, preventing and implementing environmental health and safety programs. May oversee multiple scientific and technical disciplines, integrating criteria to meet compliance requirements. May recommend changes to department policies and practices. May serve on system-wide technical committees to develop subject area improvements or compliance. Incumbent is assigned responsibility for the management of campus Lab Safety Inspections Program, Dive and Field Safety, Occupational Health activities, including medical provider agreements, and the management and supervision of 4 professional research safety staff. Recommends, develops, and implements innovative programs and systems that address regulatory requirements and best professional practices for Lab Safety Inspections and Occupational Health activities including generating metric reports on performance and findings for lab safety inspections, managing the documentation preparation for quarterly campus wide Lab Safety Committee meetings, lab safety training compliance, Controlled Substances, Lab Animal Occupational Health and vivarium safety, Personal Protective Equipment, medical surveillance and DOT Drug and Alcohol testing, high hazard and process safety, and toxic gas cylinders.
Bachelor's degree in a related field (or equivalent combination of education and experience) and 5 years programmatic experience in research or laboratory EH&S field. Minimum three years of supervisory experience is required.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of EH&S technical requirements, logistics, materials and operations, rules, regulations, laws, etc. Skills to effectively direct and supervise a diverse subordinate staff who are assigned duties in different programs; skills to effectively integrate several highly regulated subject and program areas. Solid written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills, including strong skills to interact successfully with a widely diverse population. Knowledge to recognize and effectively deal with health and safety issues which may generate adverse media coverage for the University. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Solid skills to organize, prioritize and complete projects within budget and time constraints. Ability to analyze a wide range of information, both text and financial, into coherent summaries and reports. Solid skills to appropriately, efficiently and effectively respond to emergencies and critical situations. Significant knowledge of federal and state regulatory requirements and standards related to occupational health and controlled substances, and experience in their application to a higher education environment. General knowledge of state and local codes and regulations relating to health and safety matters within the University. Proficient in MS office and computer savvy. Skills to utilize the latest in computer technology.
Master's Degree in related field
Demonstrated technical expertise in all EH&S areas managed. Significant EH&S program development in all areas managed.
Special Conditions Required:
Must have a valid CA Driver's license and participate in DMV Pull Notice program
Must be able to wear PPE
Must be able to work outside of regularly scheduled shift and participate as a member of the Emergency Support Team
Requires working onsite.
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.
Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI's unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities.