Position summary: Manage all environmental, health and safety (EHS) issues for the college and serve as a Facilities Management contact person, providing quality service to MICA’s campus buildings, and supporting the college’s programs, events and academic mission.
General purpose: The primary point of contact for all matters related to the campus’s environment, health and safety. Promote campus sustainability and carbon neutrality. Work with the college staff, faculty and students to ensure a clean and safe work and studying environments.
Role qualifications: • Develop, distribute, and enforce policies and procedures for the campus population regarding the environment, health and safety. • Ensure that the institution is in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, regulations, etc. pertaining to the environment, health and safety.
Position responsibilities: • Plan, implement, and manage programs to reduce or eliminate occupational injuries, illnesses, deaths and financial losses • Develop accident-prevention and loss-control systems and programs for incorporation into operational policies of organization • Manage and coordinate, through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities for safety programs • Identify and appraise conditions that could produce accidents and financial losses and evaluate potential extent of injuries resulting from accidents • Conduct or direct research studies to identify hazards and evaluate loss producing potential of given system, operation or process • Direct and coordinate, through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities of operations department to obtain optimum use of equipment, facilities and personnel • Develop accident-prevention and loss-control systems and programs for incorporation into operational policies of organization • Coordinate safety activities of unit managers to ensure implementation of safety activities throughout organization • Compile, analyze and interpret statistical data related to exposure factors concerning occupational illnesses and accidents and prepare reports for information of personnel concerned • Maintain liaison with outside organizations, such as fire departments, mutual aid societies, and rescue teams to assure information exchange and mutual assistance • Devise methods to evaluate safety program and conduct or direct evaluations • Evaluate technical and scientific publications concerned with safety management and participate in activities of related professional organizations to update knowledge of safety program developments • Collect, store and retrieve data and information for analysis and prepare presentations and reports • Prepare and manage annual EHS operating and capital budgets • Conduct required annual and new hire environmental, health and safety training • Oversee and implement campus safety and environmental programs, including the upkeep of EHS equipment, maintenance boards, managing hazardous materials and hazardous waste, working with safety and environmental contractors, and working with various academic departments • Assist in managing campus-wide sustainability initiatives • Participate on Critical Incident Management and Inclement Weather Teams • Perform other related duties as assigned
Essential skills and experience: • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution • Minimum 2 years related work experience and general knowledge of work place safety procedures • Minimum 2 years experience in Environmental Management, including management and disposal of hazardous materials and hazardous waste, and environmental remediation • Thorough knowledge of OSHA rules and regulations • Knowledge of general construction safety and environmental rules and regulations • Ability to communicate effectively with others both verbally and in writing • Ability to promote teamwork, problem solve, and interpret and apply institutional policies and procedures • Proficiency in using the Microsoft Office suite software • Knowledge of basic sustainability principles
Valued but not required skills and experience: • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, Health or Safety curriculum with two years related experience • Knowledge of the building trades • Experience enforcing OSHA regulations and environmental laws • Knowledge and experience of typical building maintenance processes, tools, and equipment • Proficiency with facilities management software • Experience with hazardous materials collection, storage, and disposal • Knowledge of recycling processes and energy conservation
Reporting to this position: Environmental Health and Safety Technician
Conditions of Employment: • Candidate must successfully complete a full background check • Works both indoors and outdoors year-round and may occasionally be required to lift and/or move objects • Occasional evening and weekend work required as needed • Maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record
About Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.