Job Details

Position Title: Director of Environmental Health and Safety (Reg FT)

Department: Facilities Management

Campus: Office of College Services

Additional Information: This position will remain open until filled. However, to ensure consideration for an interview, please submit your completed application, cover letter, and resume by no later than June 24, 2024. The College cannot guarantee that application materials received after this date will be considered or reviewed.

Benefits:  CCAC offers an exceptional benefits package. Highlights include an excellent health plan with a very low out-of-pocket expense network option, generous time off and holiday pay, a 403b retirement plan with up to 10% employer match or other options through the State’s retirement defined benefit pension system, free employee parking, public service (student) loan forgiveness eligible employer, and employer-paid benefits including group life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts, certain conditions or restrictions may apply.

Remote Work Option: Fully In-Person

Work Hours: Additional hours, including evening and weekend hours, may be needed to meet the needs of the department.

Salary Grade: Admin 17 - $70,849

Job Category: Administrators

Employment Type: Regular Full-Time

Job Slot: 6071

Job Open Date:  6/7/2024

Job Close Date: Open until filled

General Summary:  This position reports to the Vice President for Facilities Management and will be responsible for managing and directing environmental/occupational health and safety programs and procedures across the College, including development and implementation of new or revised programs or procedures as needed.  The position will be responsible for working with and providing necessary EHS training to administration, staff and faculty at multiple campuses, centers and departments, serve as the College’s primary liaison to and point of contact for outside governmental and regulatory agencies relative to the College’s EHS programs, and serve upon and coordinate activities of the College’s established campus workplace safety committees.  The position will also be responsible for the development and administration of the operational budget for the College’s EHS programs.  This position will further support the Facilities Management Department’s efforts to provide highly responsible and complex administrative services to advance the mission of the institution and to foster collaboration with campus leaders and facilities staff. 

Requirements: 

Bachelor’s degree in occupational/environmental health and safety or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience managing or directing occupational health safety programs.  Current driver’s license or other demonstrated ability to travel between campus locations as needed or directed.  

Preferred Qualification:

 Five years of progressively responsible experience managing or directing environmental/occupational health and safety (EHS) programs in an industrial or manufacturing environment.  Some prior experience working in or managing EHS programs for an institution of higher education in a multi-campus environment.  Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or similar professional certification.  Prior experience developing and delivering safety training programs and working with workplace safety committees.

Duties: 

1.Develops and implements all required EHS programs in order to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, College policies and procedures, and industry best practices.  Maintains knowledge of best practices and applicable regularly requirements, and identifies and participates in approved professional development regarding same as needed or required.
2.Provides technical consultation and direction to all departments in matters related to occupational health and safety including but not limited to risk assessments, personal protective equipment selection and usage, and engineering controls.
3.Serves as Chemical Hygiene Officer, with responsibility to coordinate and assist appropriate administrators, faculty and staff to implement chemical hygiene plans (CHP) and safety protocols in applicable classrooms and laboratories.
4.Serves as Biological/Chemical Safety Officer, with responsibility to coordinate and assist applicable administrators, faculty and staff to implement biological safety programs, procedures and trainings in applicable classrooms and laboratories.
5.Supervises the hazardous chemical, universal, and biological waste collection and disposal program on each campus. Manages onsite hazardous waste contractors.
6.Directs, manages and seeks to continually improve all College EHS programs, including but not limited to fire safety, laboratory safety, workplace safety, chemical waste control and disposal, safety training and industrial hygiene.  Oversees equipment essential for compliance. 
7.Identifies and develops standards for measuring compliance with College’s EHS policies and procedures and applicable governmental regulations and industry standards and guidelines.
8.Assesses potential impact of environmental workplace conditions on employee safety, including those arising from exposure to chemicals, heat, noise, or other similar physical agents.  Recommends and implements corrective actions where necessary.
9.Develops and delivers employee training for EHS compliance, worker safety programs and procedures, and laboratory safety programs.
10.Creates, maintains and performs annual review of and recommends necessary updates to the College’s health and safety policies, procedures and programs. 
11.Develops and manages the College’s asbestos management program, including working with outside support where needed and approved.
12.Develops and manages workplace safety programs and procedures, including but not limited to those relating to identification and utilization of personal protective equipment (PPE), confined space programs, lockout/tagout procedures, and hazard communication protocols.  Provides training to employees regarding the same.
13.Serves as a member of the College’s campus workplace Safety Committees, and provides assistance and support, as needed, in connection with workplace accident/incident investigations and reports.  
14.Assists Physical Plant/Facilities, as needed, in acquiring necessary permits and preparing and submitting required regulatory reports pertaining to hazardous waste, air quality permits, and similar requirements.
15.Coordinates the industrial hygiene equipment management program to assure that all monitoring equipment is calibrated and certified for use. 
16.Conducts/coordinates laboratory safety inspections, managing follow-up to assure proper close out of any observations.
17.Responds to hazardous materials emergencies.  Provides control and remediation of hazards. 
18.Serves on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) committees or subcommittees, as needed and appropriate to job responsibilities, and presents information and updates regarding the College’s EHS programs to the ERM, senior administration and Board of Trustees as needed or requested.
19.Develops and maintains a system to monitor EHS performance metrics, including but not limited to data regarding the number of workplace safety incidents. Compiles, reviews, analyzes and interprets data and communicates with the campus workplace Safety Committees and other stakeholders using clear, concise reporting mechanisms to achieve EHS improvement and compliance.
20.Manages the College’s cloud-based Safety Data Sheet (SDS) database, including providing training and other information necessary for employees to access and update information in the database.
21.Performs other duties as required or as assigned by supervisor(s), or as may be required to meet emergency situations.

Clearances:  Current criminal record/child abuse clearances will be required if offered the position and to be employed at the College. The three clearances are Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Records Check, and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Check. The College has provided instructions on how to obtain these clearances, which are available here.