Utica College, a small comprehensive college in Upstate New York, is seeking applications for a Director of Environmental Health and Safety position. The Director of Environmental Health and Safety reports directly to the Director of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of a comprehensive health and safety program to ensure the safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors at Utica College. The director will review and interpret federal, state, and local regulations to ensure compliance of safety, fire safety, and environmental programs. The director will act as a liaison to external agencies for audits, inspections, and questions relating to the safety and environmental programs.
In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/. Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background, perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas. At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.
Primary responsibilities include:
Directs the development, implementation, and management of safety and environmental programs: 1. Reviews regulations and maintains contact with regulatory agencies for new or additional requirements. 2. Works with the Human Resource Office on development of policies and procedures for reducing and reporting incidents involving work related injuries and illness. 3. Provides recommendations to the OEMfor policy and procedure formulation in an effort to improve the safety and health of the college community. 4. Responsible for the documentation and maintenance of all environmental/hazardous waste training, waste manifests, exposure reports, annual generator reports, and any permits as required by local state, and federal regulations. 5. Responsible for the periodic inspection of campus facilities to ensure compliance with safety, fire safety, and environmental regulations. 6. Identifies deficiencies, makes recommendations, and works with campus and community personnel to correct deficiencies.
Assists the Radiation Safety Officer: 1. Maintains documentation of the receipt, storage and disposal of radioactive material. 2. Acts as the liaison with regulatory agencies on license renewal. 3. Provides training to mailroom personnel. 4. Performs required monthly lab safety surveys and maintains monthly radioactive materials inventory.
Performs the duty of Coordinator of Equipment Supplies for the School of Arts and Science: 1. Orders supplies for the Science Department of the School of Arts and Science as requested. 2. Upon receipt inspects for damage, completeness, and places in required storage. 3. Provides department coordinators and the associate dean current information about the budget and provide guidance in preparation for upcoming academic year budget. 4. Schedules regular preventive maintenance of equipment by qualified technicians and maintain database of maintenance. 5. Maintains cold room storage of preserved specimens in a sanitary condition and inventory of contents. 6. Orders cadavers and maintain cadaver laboratory in compliance with Public Health Law. 7. Documents the receipt, use, and return of cadavers, complete annual cadaver report as required by NY State.
Animal Care Coordinator Responsibilities: 1. Coordinate and supervise yearly inspection of Utica College animal care facilities with the NYSDepartment of Health animal inspector. 2. Completes and submits the annual Renewal Application for Approval for Use of Living Animals. 3. Monitors, maintains, and documents the animal care facilities physical environment including cleanliness, room air exchanges, temperature, and humidity. 4. Insures that animal care requirements are being met by monitoring the completion of daily care records, insuring emergency supplies and procedures are in place, food is properly stored and dated, and that care procedures are being followed. 5. Attend International Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) meetings each semester to remain aware of new research proposals. 6. Provide feedback relative to the monitoring of animal care facilities. 7. Provide feedback pertaining to NYSDOH inspections. 8. Maintain all required documentation including approved IACUC proposals, meeting agendas and minutes, emergency procedures, and physical environment records. 9. Order lab supplies and research animals as needed.
May perform other duties as assigned: 1. Responsible for working with OEMand other team members to achieve successful results on all established individual and departmental goals and key performance indicators. 2. Takes an active role in the development of the department’s strategic and operational plans as required by department leadership. 3. Works closely with department supervisor to develop and implement operational goals that support departmental success.
Bachelor’ Degree in Chemistry, Environmental Sciences required, Masters in Environmental Sciences or Public Health preferred.
2. Five years of experience as an environmental health and safety professional required.
3. OSHA30-Hour training (preferred).
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and a diversity statement. All positions at Utica College support the College’s mission and values in part by being active members of an inclusive environment. Please describe in your diversity statement how you would see yourself incorporating this into this role.
In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link: https://www.utica.edu/hr/media/Diversity_Statement_Guide.pdf
Active consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. References will be checked for candidates invited to campus.
Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.
About Utica College
Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students. A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.