A completed application includes all application materials and three supervisory references.
This position is posted until filled.
Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials in a timely fashion.
Under direction of the Chief Operating Officer, the Industrial Hygienist/ Indoor Environmental Quality Manager participates in indoor air quality evaluations to determine the safety and health of classrooms and work areas within the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS). Investigates indoor environmental concerns reported by school system staff, parents and visitors; ensures compliance with federal, state and local indoor environmental health regulations; and monitors compliance with HCPSS preventive maintenance standards. This position works closely with other offices and environmental contractors as needed in developing appropriate responses to indoor environmental issues, compiles and analyzes investigative reports and related records, conducts trend analysis and advises managers, administrators and senior leaders in prevention and mitigation activities related to indoor air quality. This position also responds to public concerns about indoor environmental quality in accordance with applicable laws, and HCPSS policy, supports health & safety initiatives related to indoor environmental quality, responds as directed to incidents affecting indoor air quality and manages routine projects as directed. The manager has supervisory responsibilities and work that may require the use of respiratory protection and environmental testing equipment as well as standing or walking for long periods.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Responsible for planning, organizing, inspecting and conducting indoor environmental reviews of all HCPSS facilities in accordance with nationally accepted guidelines and scientific principles.
Defines project priorities, schedules and objectives and monitors progress of mitigation or remediation projects pertaining to indoor air quality.
Act as the key contact person with the district to report out on IEQ concerns.
Coordinates the development and management of the district’s IEQ management plan which includes: establishing and overseeing an IEQ team, coordinating building walkthrough inspections, building system evaluations, investigation of reported IEQ concerns, IEQ team’s activities, meetings, including distribution of the IEQ check lists.
Communication with staff, parents, and other parties regarding the progress made with the plan and the process of reporting IEQ concerns and modifying the IEQ management plan to fit the specific needs and objectives.
Develops and maintains a current understanding of regulatory and technical issues related to indoor environmental quality.
Updates and maintains OSHA and EPA related compliance records and ensures that managers and administrators are kept abreast of this information.
Prepares reports and assists others in the development of status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contact reports, technical analyses or other outputs needed.
Prepares and provides formal briefings to staff and customers and participates in technical discussions at project review sessions and in negotiations with the customer.
Provides statistical analysis in support of indoor environmental projects, reports, and technical assessments.
Responds promptly to real and perceived emergencies involving health and safety issues.
Develops, coordinates and conducts training related to indoor environmental quality. Interfaces with contractors and consultants as needed.
Conducts simple risk assessments and work site assessments for basic health and safety concerns.
Coordinates and conducts inspections, investigations and audits. Coordinates and conducts appropriate environmental and industrial hygiene monitoring. Recommends appropriate environmental control measures based.
Prepares and presents verbal and written reports to managers and senior management as required.
Develop policies, procedures and protocols to maintain compliance with indoor environmental guidelines.
Collaborates with other departments to review compliance with all safety and environmental codes related to indoor environmental quality and recommends corrective measures when necessary.
As required by the HCPSS quality control program manual, performs activities such as audits, preparation of HCPSS standards, and notifies management of quality problems.
Provide administrative and technical direction to HCPSS quality control personnel - includes personnel administration, resolution of technical problems, development/approval of in-house training, etc.
Participates in semi-annual/as needed HCPSS quality audits or assessments.
Evaluates environmental health and safety (i.e. indoor quality of the environment including ventilation, exhaust and lighting) according to current standards.
Provides expertise and technical evaluation/documentation in relation to HCPSS safety and industrial hygiene programs.
Conducts indoor environmental incident investigations and safety inspections and follow up activities to ensure corrective measures are completed in a timely manner.
Assists in the prevention of work-related illness and injury connected with indoor environmental quality and maximizes employee protection & safety.
Be on call and respond to emergencies 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
Be on call and respond to emergencies.
The above list is a summary of the functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties.
Applicants must meet all of the following qualifications listed below to be considered for the vacancy. Use the application, letter of introduction, and resume to specifically address each qualification.
Have a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Hygiene or Occupational Safety & Health, or a related area.
Have 5 years of related work experience in indoor environmental quality.
Knowledge of AIHA, ACGIH, ASHRAE and EPA (Tools for Schools) IEQ guidelines.
Demonstrated experience with HVAC systems and the adjustments needed to mitigate indoor environmental issues.
Demonstrated ability to plan strategically and apply risk management principles as they relate to indoor environmental quality.
Demonstrated ability to establish collaborative working relationships at all levels and build consensus.
Demonstrated ability to conduct environmental health and safety investigations and propose solutions to problems identified.
Proficiency in preparing and analyzing detailed reports.
Knowledge of occupational safety principles, incident investigation techniques and environmental regulations.
Ability to work in dirty, dusty and uncomfortable conditions involving considerable walking, climbing and carrying test equipment.
Possess the supervisory skills needed to lead work teams.
Excellent analysis and communication skills.
Valid driver license that meets the HCPSS driver requirement
This is a 12-month position on the Administrative Management and Technical Salary Scale, Grade 27. The current salary range is $84,833 -$143,996. Actual salary placement will be in accordance with the salary procedures of the Howard County Public School System. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, this position is exempt from overtime.
A complete online application and all application materials, including three reference surveys, must be submitted in a timely fashion.
Please be sure to include the following in your application materials:
A complete listing of employment locations
Dates of employment
Names of direct supervisors
There will be a pre-screening of all applicant credentials. Interviews will be limited to those applicants who, in addition to meeting the basic requirements, have experiences and education that most closely match the position qualifications and the needs of the school system.
Only applicants who submit all of the requested information by the date of the vacancy will be considered for this position.
Equal opportunity employer
The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. HCPSS ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.
The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) maintains a reputation of excellence that is locally prized and nationally recognized. Graduating seniors consistently outperform the state and nation on the SAT and ACT. The HCPSS has 76 schools that serve nearly 55,000 students. Howard County, Maryland is a community of over 310,000 people located midway along the Baltimore and Washington D.C. cor...ridor. It is a county of contrasts — a blend of old and new, urban and rural, historical and progressive.