Associate Director, Environmental Health and Sa...
About Westfield State University:
In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. Westfield State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.
Westfield State is the most residential of the state universities in Massachusetts, with over 60% of our 5600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The campus is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and 1.5 hours from both Boston and Albany.
Campus Title: Associate Director, Environmental Health and Safety State Job Title: Associate Director Department: Facilities and Operations Job Code: HA6300 FLSA Status: Exempt Funding: 7115-0100 Bargaining Unit: APA Job Type: Full-Time Timeframe: 52 Weeks Shift: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Regular Days Off: Saturday and Sunday Supervision Received: The Associate Director of Environmental Health and Safety reports to the Executive Director of Capital Planning and Facilities
General Statement of Duties: The Associate Director of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) manages and implements all aspects of worker safety and environmental compliance. The Associate Director is responsible for the University's hazardous waste management in accordance with regulatory laws established by local, state, and federal agencies. The Associate Director is the contact for enforcement audits and provides the University safety training resources, and establishes policies and safe work practices for those workers at occupational risk. The Associate Director works with the ADA Coordinator and sources out approved accommodations. Duties and Responsibilities: Duties include but not limited to: Essential:
The development, implementation, and review of applicable health and safety practices, policies, and procedures.
Coordinates post-offer medical and DOT exams for Facilities and Operations staff.
Plans and manages the budget to support the EH&S initiatives, spending requests, etc.
Provides and coordinates the resources for staff training for the areas of safety compliance.
Purchases safety and protective equipment for those employees whose positions indicate a requirement for protective equipment.
Maintains training records and all records of abatements
Provides Satellite and Main Accumulation Area training for the hazardous waste generators as related to their respective generation points on the campus.
Manages and coordinates /works closely with the Facilities and Operations staff for all asbestos/lead/mold abatements and projects in accordance with regulatory guidelines.
Maintains records of bulk sampling analytical for asbestos, lead, and mold.
Issues trench, and hot work permits in accordance with Division of Occupational Safety.
Coordinates the annual inspection of fume hoods for certification.
Maintains a MSDS Library via electronic format.
Serves as the University's contact for all matters of Air Quality as related to mold/asbestos or other irritants.
Performs air quality assessments and works with staff to mitigate problems due to issues with infrastructure failures or emergency events.
Serves as Chair on the Union Management Safety and Tort Claim Committees, and serves on the Emergency Response Team.
Works with faculty and staff to determine EH&S equipment needs.
Participates in the selection of furnishings as related to standardized ergonomic guidelines.
Oversees the design and implementation of an Environmental Management System.
Prepares annual certification for Stage I Vapor Recovery.
Maintains oversight and supervision of the Chemical Hygiene Officer and Chemical Hygiene Plan and other Lab Safety initiatives.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Escorting vendors to projects and/or areas of need.
Lifting more than 10 pounds.
Bachelor's degree in occupational health, safety or related scientific field such as biology, chemistry or engineering.
Four to five years of experience, preferably in higher education.
In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, an Associate's degree in a relevant field with 6 - 10 years of experience in higher education.
Salary: For the majority of new employees, the minimum starting salary will apply. Specific salary for current Westfield State University employees and individuals currently working for the state of Massachusetts must be calculated individually in accordance with collective bargaining and state policies and procedures.
Disability Accommodations: Westfield State University understands that persons with disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance regarding disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (413) 572-8106.
Background Check: Employment at Westfield State University is contingent upon a background check that is satisfactory to the University. Failure to provide written authorization for a background check will nullify the offer of employment.
An on-line application is required. The successful candidate must submit an official transcript at the time of hire. Interested candidates should electronically attach the following documents:
Contact information for three references *
Copy of unofficial transcript of highest degree
* Provide the contact information for reference providers in the reference section of the online application.
Deadline: The job posting will be open a minimum of ten days and, if needed, will remain open until finalists have been selected. .
NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online Help Desk. The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the page via Contact Us. Westfield State University provides equal access to employment opportunities for all applicants, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability or veteran status in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.
In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. The University is dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.