Bachelor's degree in Safety, Engineering, Science, or related field required. Master's degree in Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) or related field preferred. Five years of experience related to EHS with at least three in a management role required. Seven years experience preferred. Certification in safety, industrial hygiene, or environmental management is desirable. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Facilitates Sam Houston State University's (SHSU) environmental policies, procedures, training, guidance, and response to technical issues to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local environmental health and safety laws and regulations.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Ensures compliance with environmental and safety regulations at the federal, state, and local levels by developing new, or enhancing existing, policies and programs. Collaborates with management and supervisors to create, develop, and implement safety programs, training, and facilitates division employee orientation. Creates measurable objectives that can be applied to evaluate the success of related programs. Analyzes work environments to identify environmental risks, and prioritizes and applies appropriate control mechanisms to address each concern. Manages safety programs including environmental and safety incident and accident investigations, and modifies situations to correct any related or causal issues. Leads and coordinates the tools and strategies outlined in ISO 14000. Directs preparation and maintenance of the campus Business Continuity Plan (BCP). Assists departments in developing individual components of the BCP. Files and oversees the filing of required Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) reports. Maintains current knowledge of developments in environmental and safety fields, and changes in federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Actively pursues training opportunities and attends trade conferences. Establishes quantitative and qualitative metrics, guidelines, and standards by which SHSU efficiency and effectiveness can be evaluated. Identifies opportunities for improvement. Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates University business procedures. Provides assistance on environmental and safety matters to SHSU departments and makes recommendations on policies and procedures that will improve day-to-day operations through appropriate administrative channels. Projects a positive image of the organization to the University community. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 24166
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 130 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The Measure of a Life is its Service", echoes across SHSU's six colleges and beyond its Texas campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. Named for Sam Houston, Texas' greatest hero, SHSU continually strives to honor its historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty members who care as much about their students' success as they do about furthering the knowledge of their fields. While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online. With over 20 bachelor's and graduate degrees available entirely online, and more in development each semester, SHSU Online is quickly becoming one of the best online universities in Texas.