|Director of Research Safety and Support Services|
|Organization: University of Georgia|
The Director of Research Safety and Support Services is an advanced Environmental Health and Safety position within the Environmental Safety Division, reporting directly to the Associate Vice President for Environmental Safety. This position is responsible for directing, coordinating, and evaluating the operations of the safety and compliance programs serving and supporting the University research enterprise which includes the sub-disciplines of Laboratory Chemical Safety, Radiation Safety, and Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Safety. The Director of Research Safety and Support Services serves as a member of the Division’s senior management team through which he/she participates and collaborates with other team members to develop and implement strategic, financial, personnel, operational, and other decisions that facilitate the achievement of Division, Finance and Administration, and University goals. This position is responsible for maintaining continuous excellence in customer service for all research safety services and interactions. The successful candidate will provide leadership to the Division’s research related environmental health and safety programs and work collaboratively with other Division programs, the Office of the Vice President for Research, chairpersons and members of the institutional safety committees, Deans, Department Heads, and other administrative personnel.
Successful candidates should have demonstrated experience in the following areas: extensive knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations as well as nationally accepted standards, guidelines, and other related conventions on research safety; leadership aptitude including clear focus on customer service as well as safety and regulatory compliance; experience leading staff as a strong and effective team gaining synergy across discipline boundaries; ability to grasp needs and concerns in varied areas of research safety and compliance and solve complex problems through compromise when necessary and appropriate; ability to prepare clear, accurate, and informative reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations along with superior oral presentation and other communication skills; experience with computers (email, desktop software applications such as Office, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). Outstanding human relations and leadership skill and the ability to function in a team environment; must be able to work independently, without direct supervision on multiple simultaneous projects.
A bachelor’s degree is required and a master’s or terminal degree is preferred. Other minimum mandatory qualifications are: at least five (5) years of management experience in the health and safety field with progressively increasing responsibility, including direct experience in program and policy development, management, and implementation; demonstrated expertise in implementing safety and regulatory requirements in a research environment; demonstrated ability to communicate honestly, positively, and effectively with all levels of employees and faculty in higher education or similar research settings.
Candidates should have a proven commitment to public service and personal professional excellence. Experience working in or with a major research university or similar research setting is highly desired. Other preferred qualifications include: experience in active consensus-building and principle–based negotiation; experience working in a unified command structure for emergency response, i.e. NIMS and ICS training and experience; hold one or a combination of the following professional certifications: American Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Certified Safety Professional; American Board of Industrial Hygiene, Certified Industrial Hygienist; or Institute of Hazardous Materials Management, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager.
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Applicant screening will begin immediately. screening will continue until the position is filled. The application packet should include a cover letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications stated above; a current curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant).
Email submissions with attachments are preferred. Please send to:
In lieu of email submission, written application materials can be directed to:
UGA Search GroupUniversity of Georgia,
Human ResourcesSearch Committee:
Director, Environmental Safety Division
215 S. Jackson Street
Athens, GA 30602
Confidential requests for information should be directed to Lindsey Van Note, Consultant with the UGA Search Group, 706-542-7329.
Frank DiGiacomo Senior Director, Recruitment and Succession Management 706-542-7908
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Institution
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215 South Jackson St.|
Country: UNITED STATES
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