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Environmental Health and Safety Manager

Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002
  • Job Code
    115252207


Amherst College invites applications for the Environmental Health and Safety Manager (EHS Manager) position. The Environmental Health and Safety Manager is a full time, year-round position, job group and level PT-2. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community with regard to race, ethnicity, ability, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

The EHS Manager reports to the Director of EH&S. The EHS Manager is responsible for assisting the Director of EH&S with all aspects of a college/university based environmental health & safety program, including, but not limited to; asbestos abatements, inspection and sampling, building and fire safety, construction safety, emergency preparedness and response, environmental compliance, hazardous materials and waste, health and sanitation, incident investigations and reporting, indoor air quality, lead abatements and inspections, occupational safety, pest control, plan reviews, public health and sanitation, purchasing and account management. The EH&S Manager mentors the EH&S Specialist and works closely with the Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO) and a diverse set of other personnel on campus assigned to both safety and emergency response roles. The EHS Manager is part of essential services and should report to work, or remain on duty, even when the college is closed.

Summary of Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Environmental, Health & Safety
  • Manage the hazardous waste program, which includes overseeing the Main and Satellite Accumulation Areas (MAA and SAA), collection of hazardous waste, composting of waste and maintaining regulatory compliance
  • Performs asbestos, lead and PCB abatements, inspection, sampling and the coordination of outside environmental contractors for projects of all sizes for both Facilities and Rental Housing
  • Perform job safety analysis for Amherst College employees and make the appropriate recommendations for health and safety improvements
  • Assist employees with the proper selection, storage, training, and use of safety equipment, including personal protective equipment and the medical evaluations prior to.
  • Inspect College areas, buildings, laboratories, shops, and equipment for code compliance as well as for health and safety concerns
  • Investigate Amherst College accidents and incidents involving hazards, fire, illness or injury and identify the root cause in order to recommend corrective action and prevent a reoccurrence
  • Create and maintain records for emergency responses, illness, injuries, hazardous waste, inspections, testing, medical monitoring, equipment, training, abatements, and other health, safety, and environmental issues.
  • Respond to odor and other indoor air quality non-emergency concerns
  • Assist the EH&S Director with the maintenance of all databases and EH&S websites, which includes the chemical inventory system and MSDS on-line programs
  • Participate in budget preparation and tracking, establishing and monitoring progress toward department goals
  • Oversee college vehicle registration and safety program
  • Coordinate, inspect, maintain, and test all health and safety equipment monthly or annually, as required
  • Collaborate with a diverse staff and contribute to an inclusive work culture.

Educational Efforts
  • Assists with the development and training of a diverse set of faculty, staff and students as it pertains to the regulatory requirements of the local, state and federal agencies, including the DOT, EPA, MADEP, MADPH, OSHA, etc.
  • CPR and First Aid training
  • Providesfire and safety training for faculty, staff, and students, including off-hours
  • Designs, creates, distributes, maintains and monitors for compliance both EH&S online and in-person training programs which change frequently as regulations change.

Compliance
  • Manage local, state and federal environmental compliance, as it pertains to clean air, clean water (NPDES / Stormwater, etc.)
  • Monitor developing environmental federal, state, and local regulatory requirements and risk initiatives; analyze potential impacts on system operations; provide operations and upper management with information as appropriate
  • Monitor contractors working on campus for health, safety and environmental compliance
  • Interface with all regulatory agencies at the local, state, and federal levels (Town of Amherst, OSHA, EPA, DEP, etc.) for building, fire, health, safety, and environmental related issues

Emergency Response
  • Respond to all EH&S type emergencies, including but not limited to fire, hazardous materials, insect, bat, rodent and other pest related concerns, leaks odors and spills (including chemical), as well as accidents, injuries, and public health incidents.
  • Utilize, maintain, and calibrate all emergency detection and response equipment

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:
  • Bachelor's degree in an EH&S related field, or an Associate's degree with at least 5 years of related experience
  • A valid driver's license
  • 3 years of related experience
  • Experience training both small and large groups
  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret local, state and federal codes, regulations and standards
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, time management, organizational and project management skills
  • Demonstrated strong problem solving and judgment skills
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and collaboratively
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Access, and the ability to learn and use new software programs
  • Commitment to, experience with, and ability to work effectively with a broad spectrum of individuals from a variety of diverse backgrounds
  • Occasional evenings and weekends

Preferred:
  • Certifications for CPR and First Aid Trainer, DOT, HAZWOPER, RCRA, Asbestos and OSHA 10 hour
  • Experience managing an EH&S website
  • DOT Medical Certification for the operation of a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) in order to operate college vehicles under 26,000lbs.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interestedcandidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

ABOUT AMHERST COLLEGE
Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!

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<br/><br>Amherst College invites applications for the Environmental Health and Safety Manager (EHS Manager) position. The Environmental Health and Safety Manager is a full time, year-round position, job group and level PT-2. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community with regard to race, ethnicity, ability, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.<br><br>The EHS Manager reports to the Director of EH&S. The EHS Manager is responsible for assisting the Director of EH&S with all aspects of a college/university based environmental health & safety program, including, but not limited to; asbestos abatements, inspection and sampling, building and fire safety, construction safety, emergency preparedness and response, environmental compliance, hazardous materials and waste, health and sanitation, incident investigations and reporting, indoor air quality, lead abatements and inspections, occupational safety, pest control, plan reviews, public health and sanitation, purchasing and account management. The EH&S Manager mentors the EH&S Specialist and works closely with the Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO) and a diverse set of other personnel on campus assigned to both safety and emergency response roles. The EHS Manager is part of essential services and should report to work, or remain on duty, even when the college is closed.<br><br>Summary of Principal Duties and Responsibilities:<br><br>Environmental, Health & Safety<br><ul><li>Manage the hazardous waste program, which includes overseeing the Main and Satellite Accumulation Areas (MAA and SAA), collection of hazardous waste, composting of waste and maintaining regulatory compliance</li><li>Performs asbestos, lead and PCB abatements, inspection, sampling and the coordination of outside environmental contractors for projects of all sizes for both Facilities and Rental Housing</li><li>Perform job safety analysis for Amherst College employees and make the appropriate recommendations for health and safety improvements</li><li>Assist employees with the proper selection, storage, training, and use of safety equipment, including personal protective equipment and the medical evaluations prior to.</li><li>Inspect College areas, buildings, laboratories, shops, and equipment for code compliance as well as for health and safety concerns</li><li>Investigate Amherst College accidents and incidents involving hazards, fire, illness or injury and identify the root cause in order to recommend corrective action and prevent a reoccurrence</li><li>Create and maintain records for emergency responses, illness, injuries, hazardous waste, inspections, testing, medical monitoring, equipment, training, abatements, and other health, safety, and environmental issues.</li><li>Respond to odor and other indoor air quality non-emergency concerns</li><li>Assist the EH&S Director with the maintenance of all databases and EH&S websites, which includes the chemical inventory system and MSDS on-line programs</li><li>Participate in budget preparation and tracking, establishing and monitoring progress toward department goals</li><li>Oversee college vehicle registration and safety program</li><li>Coordinate, inspect, maintain, and test all health and safety equipment monthly or annually, as required</li><li>Collaborate with a diverse staff and contribute to an inclusive work culture.</li></ul><br>Educational Efforts<br><ul><li>Assists with the development and training of a diverse set of faculty, staff and students as it pertains to the regulatory requirements of the local, state and federal agencies, including the DOT, EPA, MADEP, MADPH, OSHA, etc.</li><li>CPR and First Aid training</li><li>Providesfire and safety training for faculty, staff, and students, including off-hours</li><li>Designs, creates, distributes, maintains and monitors for compliance both EH&S online and in-person training programs which change frequently as regulations change.</li></ul><br>Compliance<br><ul><li>Manage local, state and federal environmental compliance, as it pertains to clean air, clean water (NPDES / Stormwater, etc.)</li><li>Monitor developing environmental federal, state, and local regulatory requirements and risk initiatives; analyze potential impacts on system operations; provide operations and upper management with information as appropriate</li><li>Monitor contractors working on campus for health, safety and environmental compliance</li><li>Interface with all regulatory agencies at the local, state, and federal levels (Town of Amherst, OSHA, EPA, DEP, etc.) for building, fire, health, safety, and environmental related issues</li></ul><br>Emergency Response<br><ul><li>Respond to all EH&S type emergencies, including but not limited to fire, hazardous materials, insect, bat, rodent and other pest related concerns, leaks odors and spills (including chemical), as well as accidents, injuries, and public health incidents.</li><li>Utilize, maintain, and calibrate all emergency detection and response equipment</li></ul><br><b>QUALIFICATIONS</b><br><br>Required:<br><ul><li>Bachelor's degree in an EH&S related field, or an Associate's degree with at least 5 years of related experience</li><li>A valid driver's license</li><li>3 years of related experience</li><li>Experience training both small and large groups</li><li>Knowledge of and ability to interpret local, state and federal codes, regulations and standards</li><li>Excellent verbal and written communication, time management, organizational and project management skills</li><li>Demonstrated strong problem solving and judgment skills</li><li>Ability to take initiative, work independently and collaboratively</li><li>Attention to detail</li><li>Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Access, and the ability to learn and use new software programs</li><li>Commitment to, experience with, and ability to work effectively with a broad spectrum of individuals from a variety of diverse backgrounds</li><li>Occasional evenings and weekends</li></ul><br>Preferred:<br><ul><li>Certifications for CPR and First Aid Trainer, DOT, HAZWOPER, RCRA, Asbestos and OSHA 10 hour</li><li>Experience managing an EH&S website</li><li>DOT Medical Certification for the operation of a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) in order to operate college vehicles under 26,000lbs.</li></ul><b>APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS</b><br><br>Interestedcandidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. <br> <br><strong>ABOUT AMHERST COLLEGE <br>Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!<br/> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/j7QjB7HNMOmxtRZ6ulmZo"> <p>PI115252207</p>

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Posted: 2019-11-07 Expires: 2019-12-08

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