This position is responsible for providing leadership, direction, and management oversight of system-wide policies, procedures, guidance, and practices associated with programs and regulatory compliance in the areas of environmental, occupational health and safety, security and emergency management for the Minnesota State college and university system.
Example of responsibilities:
Prioritize, develop, recommend and manage implementation of system-wide policies, programs, procedures, guidance, standards, and training for Minnesota State colleges and universities to ensure compliance with federal, state and local environmental, occupational health and safety, security and emergency management laws, regulations and requirements and protect students and employees, preserve state-owned facilities, infrastructure, and real property and the natural environment. Programs will minimize environmental, occupational health and safety hazards, move to reduce and appropriately handle and dispose of hazardous wastes, organize and prepare campuses for responding to hazards and emergencies and handle accident investigations in a timely manner with a focus on prevention.
Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, environmental management, safety science, engineering or a closely related field.
Ten (10) years of directly related environmental and occupational health and safety and/or security and emergency management responsibility.
Related professional certification such as Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Registered Environmental Manager (REM), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) or Minnesota Certified Emergency Manager, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP), etc.
Comprehensive knowledge of environmental, occupational safety and emergency management regulations (e.g., applicable Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA), Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MnOSHA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Clery Act, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Incident Management System/Incident Command System (NIMS/ICS) regulations and/or National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and State of Minnesota State Fire and area building codes).
Experience in reviewing and evaluating work environments, identifying/recognizing potential environmental health hazards and evaluating and applying corrective measures.
Experience in budget preparation and management.
Strong written communication skills sufficient to write, prepare, and edit materials such as policies, procedures, programs, reports, presentations, etc., clearly explaining complex technical ideas and procedures to varied technical and non-technical audiences.
Strong verbal communication skills sufficient to participate in discussions and communicate technical ideas and procedures to technical and non-technical staff and managers, present recommendations and reports to senior managers, facilitate training and meetings, and negotiate findings.
Ability to manage and oversee multiple projects simultaneously from inception through execution and evaluation, creating clear and attainable project objectives, building project requirements, overseeing time and scope of projects, managing project constraints, and communicating progress and end results.
Computer skills sufficient to use general office application/productivity software (e.g., computer operating system, e-mail, word-processing, database/spreadsheet, calendar/scheduling, presentation graphics, website, Internet browser and search software).
Ability to deal with diverse populations responding with sensitivity to their needs and concerns.
Requires a Class D Driver's License: a single unit vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of less than 26,000 pounds. This is a basic driver's license. Operators may also tow vehicles/trailers as long as the gross combination weight does not exceed 26,000 pounds.
Incumbent must pass driving record checks.
Master's or other advanced degree in industrial safety, safety sciences, safety engineering, environmental science/engineering or related degree.
Five (5) years of experience supervising staff associated with complex environmental and occupational health and safety and/or security and emergency management program.
Five (5) years of experience in a college/university campus or system.
Advanced professional certifications including Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Registered Environmental Manager (REM), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) or Minnesota Certified Emergency Manager, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), or related certification or registration.
Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research and to provide concise and complete written reports and analysis and recommendations based on that research.
Vehicle Notice: NOTICE : In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (Minnesota State) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check. Institution: MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, SYSTEM OFFICE Eeo Notice: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of employment. For TTY, call Minnesota Relay Service at 7-1-1- or 1-800-627-3529.
Internal Number: 18108
About MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, SYSTEM OFFICE
With its 31 institutions, including 24 two-year colleges and seven state universities, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is the largest single provider of higher education in the state of Minnesota. The colleges and universities operate 54 campuses in 47 Minnesota communities and serve about 250,000 students in credit-based courses. Overall, the system produces about 33,500 graduates each year. In addition to credit-based courses, the system offers customized training programs that serve about 153,200 employees from 6,000 Minnesota businesses each year. The law creating the system was passed by the Minnesota Legislature in 1991 and went into effect July 1, 1995. The law merged the state's community colleges, technical colleges and state universities into one system. The system is separate from the University of Minnesota.