Towson University is accepting applications for a Director of Environmental Health & Safety. This position is responsible for the day-to-day administration and supervision of existing health, safety and environmental, programs (radiation, fire, insurance, laboratory, occupational health and safety) and emergency preparedness. Under authority granted by the President, responsible to stop any unsafe act by any employee or group which represents an immediate danger.
The Director Environmental Health & Safety oversees the administration and supervision of the University’s Department of Environmental Health & Safety, which is responsible for all health and safety programs on campus, including emergency preparedness. Assists the Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police with the development, implementation, and administration of programs, procedures and policies to ensure a safe, prepared and healthful work environment for the University’s community. Serves as Agency Asbestos Coordinator and Asbestos Safety and Health Specialist. Responsible for the preparation of bid documents. Serves as Project Manager on all asbestos abatement projects. Conducts periodic inspections of all campus facilities. Provides Asbestos Level I & Auto Level II training to appropriate campus personnel. Prepares and submits the University’s Asbestos Management Program to MDE. Administers the University’s Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Program for all above and underground storage tanks (AST/UST) containing oil (transformers, electrical switches, fuel tanks, hydraulic tanks, etc.) on campus. Updates the SPCC Plan when required. Administers the University's Procedures and policies regarding fire prevention safety, includes a reviewing and updating all fire evacuation and emergency response procedures and policies. Performs inspections, calculates occupant loads per NFPA. Serves as a Special Assistant to the State Fire Marshall in major activities on campus. Oversees the administration and supervision of the University's Office of Emergency Preparedness. Oversees and manages the university’s compliance with the Storm Water Management permits and serves as point of contact with Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Supervises the Emergency Preparedness Policer Office detailed to EHS. Oversees and reviews campus building risk assessments. Conducts/coordinates testing of emergency public address systems; assists in the planning of emergency preparedness tests, drills and exercises; provides annual review & update of the University's Emergency Operations (EOP) and Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plans. Serves as ICS Safety Officer during numerous university events (football games, Commencements, concerts, special events, etc.) Reviews all Incident Action Plans; completes ICS 204 and 215a forms. Miscellaneous Safety Duties responsibilities include; provides review of written documentation, plans, drawings, calculations and product information pertaining to building renovations, remolding, or other construction activity to ensure compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations. Responds to safety emergencies on campus. Conducts ventilation and air quality studies in campus work areas. Serves on numerous University committees. Provides backup as required as required to other EHS Staff. Manages the university's compliance with federal/staff storm water management permits/regulations; serves as primary campus contact for MDE/EPA.
Bachelor's degree and five or more years’ experience with Hazardous Waste Management & Environment, Health & Safety Program Management in a College or University environment. Cross-training in multiple health and safety disciplines in order to have the knowledge and ability to respond to various incidents on campus. Project Designer, Inspector & Management Planner, Asbestos Supervisor, Hazardous Material Manager Certifications Required. In-depth knowledge of the numerous applicable environmental, radiological, health & safety regulations/codes; ability to utilize numerous industrial hygiene monitoring & testing equipment; ability to wear an APR or PAPR; ability to make decisions necessary for the protection of life, property & the environment.
PREFERRED: Ten years of experience in environmental health and safety field with three years in a supervisory capacity. Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or Safety Professional (CSP) or Registered Professional Industrial Hygienist (RPIH). Registered Sanitarian (RS), HAZWOPER, Registered Environmental Health Specialist. Project management experience: lead, asbestos, hazardous materials and spill clean-up.Prior operation of an EPA/MDE Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facility (TSDF) including submittal of permit application/renewals. Knowledge of Storm Water Management terminology and basic requirements. A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Salary and Benefits
Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here. This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.
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About Towson Univeresity
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).