Director, Environmental Health & Safety (MPP II) (63066)

  • California State Polytechnic University Pomona
  • Pomona, California
  • Mar 16, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Environmental Services Public Health

Job Description

Director, Environmental Health & Safety
Type of Appointment: Full-time, Management Personnel Plan (MPP II)

Salary Range: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

Recruitment Closing Date: Open Until Filled
First Review: February 3, 2021
REQUIRED (All candidates must submit the following)

An on-line application

A letter of interest which explains in detail and, where possible, provides examples of how the candidate meets the qualifications specified in this announcement

A current résumé or curriculum vitae

Three references who can provide assessments of the applicant's professional experience, accomplishments and prospect for success in this position.

Facilities Planning and Management (FPM) serves as the lead organization at Cal Poly Pomona for planning, developing, and maintaining the campus' natural and built environment and use of the University's physical resources. FP&M is responsible for the coordinated planning and usage of the University's land and facilities including land master planning, project planning, building design and construction, building occupancy, and infrastructure (roads, transportation systems, tele-communications, sewer, gas, water, electric), SFM coordination, building code compliance.

The unit interacts and coordinates with the Chancellor's Office, state local agencies, Foundation and the University community at large.

The overall administration of the university Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Program is managed and coordinated by the Environmental Health and Safety Director in consultation with the Senior Associate Vice President (SAVP). Incumbent has the management responsibility to plan, establish and manage priorities for the implementation of program objectives. The EHS department under the organizational structure within Facilities Planning and Management is the primary campus resource for broad technical and administrative policies/procedures needed to coordinate the objectives of the campus' Environmental Health and Safety Programs.

Basic functions of the incumbent include:
a) Program development and administration (Biological Safety, Radiation Safety, Chemical Safety, Occupational Safety)
b) Environmental and safety monitoring (Waste Disposal/Clean-up, Permits and Licensures)
c) Consultation (Colleges, Departments, Student Clubs, etc.)
d) Regulatory and Environmental program compliance (Federal, State, Local and CSU)
e) Liaison with Governmental Agencies (Federal, State, Local and CSU)
f) Disaster preparedness/ Incident management
g) Education and training (Employee and Student)
h) Committee membership (Biosafety, Radiation Safety, Campus Safety, Chemical Safety, Animal Care & Use, Drone/UAV, Emergency Advisory)
i) Management of department budget
j) Management of staff and preparation of performance reviews, providing performance feedback to staff as needed.

The EHS Director formulates and adopts appropriate new codes, rules, standards, policies, and procedures based on an analysis and interpretation of pertinent local, state, and federal environmental health and safety laws. A primary administrative function of the EHS Director is to assist University Vice Presidents, Associate Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors, Department Chairs/Heads and Supervisors in meeting their assigned health and safety responsibilities. To accomplish this, the EHS Department works with all campus administrators, academic departments, and specialized committees to provide technical and administrative policy and program direction in the continued development and implementation of health, safety programs designed to prevent or reduce accidents and to identify and eliminate environmental hazards and unsafe working conditions.

The EHS Director has the authority to request and/or require Deans, Directors, Department Chairs/Heads, Supervisors and other individuals to abate unsafe conditions and operations that violate standards published or promulgated by EHS, Administrative Affairs or any local, state, and federal regulatory agency. The EHS Director shall coordinate such actions as appropriate with the campus Fire Marshal in consultation with the campus Building Official and SAVP. In regards to the Radiation Safety Program and the abatement of hazardous materials, the Manager has the authority to require compliance and serves as the Radiation Safety Officer for the University License, having legal authority over the program and its assets. Administrative duties include, but are not limited to the following areas: Accident Investigation, Bioterrorist Agents, Boiler Safety, and Chain Saw Safety. Departmental Safety Coordinators Program, Electrical Lock-Out Program. Elevated Work, Emergency Spill Response, Fire Life Safety, Forklift/Heavy Equipment Operator Program, General/Office Safety, Infectious Agents, Injury & Illness Prevention Program, Process Analysis, Recombinant DNA, Safety Inspection Audits, Supervisory Safety, Traffic Control at Work Sites, Trench Shoring Safety, Asbestos Program, Lead Program, Air Contaminant Monitoring. Indoor Air Quality Investigations, Confined Space Program, Blood Borne Pathogens Program, Medical Monitoring Program, Ergonomics, Back Safety Program. Respiratory Safety Program, Chemical Hygiene (Laboratory Safety) Program, Hearing Protection Program, Personal Protective Equipment Training, Hazard Communication Program. Safety Data Sheets, Hazardous Materials Inventory, Hazardous Materials Business Plan, Radiation Safety Program, Carcinogen Registration Program. Pesticide Safety Program, Air Pollution/Clean Air Act. Air Emissions, Hazardous Waste Program, Hazardous Substance Transportation, Medical Waste Program, Spill Response Training, Underground Storage Tank, Ground Water Protection, Vector borne Disease Program, Food Sanitation Program, Swimming Pool Safety. Lab safety for the Rose Float program falls under the purview of the EH&S Director.

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in safety management, industrial hygiene, environmental health and safety, microbiology, biotechnology or in a field directly related to occupational health and safety. Six (6) years of experience in administration and management of environmental health and safety programs, including developing, integrating and implementing policies and procedures and measuring the effectiveness of programs. Five years of experience working with federal state and local agencies on environmental health and safety compliance issues, as well as occupational safety. Thorough knowledge of policies, procedures, and laws pertaining to the administration of Environmental Health and Safety Programs in a university environment. Detailed understanding of both General Industry Safety Orders as well as Construction Safety Orders under the Title 8 California Code of Regulations. The ability to address problems or assignments from a broad interactive perspective using extensive knowledge, research skills and analytical thinking in order to develop a solution that integrates legal compliance with the University's established goals, policies and procedures. Ability to effectively communicate with executives, administrators, faculty, staff, students, and the public. Ability to supervise and manage technical and professional staff. Expectation to maintain high-level contacts outside the University and demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate and influence high-level and diverse contacts both inside and outside of the CSU system.

Valid California Drivers' license and Insurance.

Experience with higher education institution with a collective bargaining environment. CSU preferred.

Salary is competitive and includes a comprehensive benefits package. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a Management Personnel Plan Level II position with an attractive benefits package, which includes a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month, an excellent choice of medical, dental, and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance and retirement benefits.

Review of complete applications will begin February 3, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. For application information and materials, visit our website at and refer to Job ID # 63066. All candidates must submit: (1) a formal University application (2) a letter of interest which explains in detail and, where possible, provides examples of how the candidate meets the qualifications specified in this announcement; (3) a current résumé or curriculum vitae; and (4) the names, titles, addresses and telephone numbers of three references who can provide assessments of the applicant's professional experience, accomplishments and prospect for success in this position.

A background check must satisfactorily be completed before a candidate can be offered this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for this position. The background check consists of the following: Employment verification, education verification, reference checks, and checks of the following systems and databases: National Social Security Number/Address Locator, Felony/Misdemeanor, National Criminal Database, Federal Criminal, Department of Motor Vehicles, and National Sex Offender Registry.

Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal Poly Pomona Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:

Cal Poly Pomona is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. Please refer to the link below for policy information.

The person holding this position is considered a 'limited 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.

Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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