Work Schedule: FT; Mon – Fri; 8am – 5pm. Some evenings and weekends may be required.
General Description: The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manager provides leadership, strategic planning, and implementation of proactive programs to ensure PLU is compliant with all federal, state, and local regulations governing environmental, health, and safety standards. The EHS Manager is a resource for regulatory technical support, education, outreach, and training program development that inform and protect faculty, staff, and students of the university. This position also supports the university’s response to preparation for emergency or disaster conditions. This position reports to the Director of Risk Management and Insurance.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Develop, evaluate, and apply Environmental Health and Safety programs to ensure the university complies with current federal, state, and local regulations/standards.
Prepare and submit annual regulatory reports to include Annual Hazardous Waste Report, Pollution Prevention Planning, and OSHA 300 Log information.
Facilitate campus inspections by federal, state, and local regulators including Pierce County Fire Prevention Bureau and WA State Department of Ecology.
Handle, store, transport, and dispose of hazardous materials and wastes.
Oversee management and adherence to the university’s chemical hygiene plan, Spill Prevention & Preparedness Plan, Underground Storage Tank program, hearing conservation program, and Occupational Health, Safety and Accident Prevention Manual.
Develop, evaluate, and coordinate university environmental safety and occupational health safety plans, procedures, and training programs for employees and students to reduce potential incidents or injuries.
Conduct safety orientations for new employees.
Maintain safety testing equipment, industrial hygiene equipment, and campus material safety data sheets.
Conduct inspections and environmental testing on university structures or properties.
Coordinate and oversee the work of consultants hired to conduct environmental audits and analyze the results of those audits.
Complete ergonomic assessments and equipment purchases for university employees.
Facilitate university Safety Committee meetings in concert with the Committee chair and co-chair.
Manage student assistant payroll and service & purchase budget.
Participate as a member of the university’s Emergency Response Team.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Highly energetic; professional demeanor; ability to be self-motivated and organized.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team; ability to work with diverse constituencies.
Strong verbal and written communication; ability to present information to a broad campus community.
Good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity to changing situations and needs.
Broad knowledge of chemical, biological, and radiological handling, storage, disposal, and safety.
Knowledge of laboratory safety principles of containment, decontamination, disinfection, and protection of people and environment from potential adverse effects of laboratory agents.
Strong knowledge of federal, state, and local safety and environmental regulations and relevant codes.
Ability to execute compliance programs.
Strong interpersonal, collaboration, and problem solving skills; strong project and people management.
Ability to respond to emergencies and critical situations appropriately and negotiate effective solutions in sensitive situations.
Required Qualifications: 1. Bachelor’s degree. 2. Five years of professional level experience in the environmental health and safety, industrial hygiene, or occupational health fields. Professional license or certification such as CSP, CIH, or CHMM may substitute for some experience. 3. Finalist applicant must successfully complete pre-employment background check.
Professional license or certification in one or more of the following: CSP, CIH, CHMM.
Professional experience in higher education.
Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
Ability to walk around university property and buildings (up and down stairs) completing EHS inspections with or without accommodation.
Application Procedure: To apply, please submit your application including resume, cover letter and a list of three references online at http://employment.plu.edu.
Pacific Lutheran University is a private university located in Tacoma, Washington. The university is home to approximately 3,200 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. Through its seven schools: Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts& Communication, Business, Education and Kinesiology, and Nursing, Pacific Lutheran offers more classes and more opportunities than most liberal arts colleges. Students have the opportunity to work close-up and hands –on with professors and classmates. Professors at Pacific Lutheran not only serve as mentors who help students discover the professional opportunities in academic fields, but as colleagues who work side- by -side with students on research and creative projects. Pacific Lutheran seeks to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care- for other people, for their communities, and for the earth.
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