Director of Environmental Health and Safety Services (EH&S)
University of California Santa Cruz
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Internal Number: 4679567
Director of Environmental Health and Safety Services (EH&S)
Location: Santa Cruz Job ID: 60061
University of California, Santa Cruz has retained ZRG Partners Search Firm for this search. Review of applications to begin October 11th. Position will remain open until filled. Nominations for this position and requests for information should be addressed to UCSC_EHS@zrgpartners.com.
The University of California has implemented a Vaccination Policy covering all employees. Employees, including new hires, are required to comply with any applicable policies relating to the University of California's COVID-19 vaccine program.
HOW TO APPLY
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The IRD for this job is: 11-08-2023
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) are part of the UC Santa Cruz Risk and Safety Services unit within the Finance, Operations and Administration (FOA) division. EH&S monitors compliance and advises the campus on all environmental, health and safety programs intended to minimize or prevent injuries and illnesses and to protect the quality of the surrounding environment. EH&S coordinates with external regulatory agencies, the UC Office of the President, and other UC campuses.
Manages multiple campus EH&S programs within multiple disciplines, and through subordinate managers and/or supervisors, manages the professional staff responsible for implementing these programs. Develops new programs in response to changing regulations and ensures campus awareness of and compliance with all applicable rules, regulations, etc. Oversees specialized technical programs and serves as a campus expert within these fields.
Budgeted Salary: $170,000 - $190,000. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience. Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to post a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. The salary shown above is the budgeted amount the University reasonably expects to pay and the salary extended should not exceed this posted amount.
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: Non-Represented
Job Code Classification: ADMIN MGR 2 (000548)
Travel: Never or Rarely
50% - Leadership and Program Direction
Provides overall leadership and consultation services for environmental health and safety functions across the campus and system-wide in support of strategic objectives and specific activities. Works collaboratively with many diverse university stakeholders on a wide range of risk assessment activities; facilitates the development of risk-associated policies that affect the university. Coordinates with key stakeholders on policy development, crisis management planning, and safety training. Provides analysis of key performance indicators for campus leaders including the identification of trends, recommendations, and strategies for EH&S and Life Safety/ Fire prevention programs. Participates as a key member of the Risk and Safety Services (RSS) Emergency Management Team.
30% - Management & Budget Administration
Plans, directs, and manages Environmental Programs, Radiation Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Safety/Injury Prevention, and Research Safety programs. Oversees teams that monitor and prevent chemical, biological, and physical hazards and diseases. Administers and monitors EH&S budgets and expenses, ensuring compliance with budgetary allocations. Ensures submission of required reports to Federal, State, and local agencies.
10% - Policy Development and Administration
Provides emergency response coordination for incidents that impact the university including hazmat incidents. Provides leadership for comprehensive field safety programs, diving and Boating programs, and EH&S Fire Safety and Prevention programs. Evaluates, recommends, and implements policies and procedures to ensure awareness of and compliance with EH&S requirements. Reviews and adopts environmental health and safety standards promulgated by regulatory authorities.
10% - Supervision
Manages EH&S staff, facilities, and other resources.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training
Thorough knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques; human resources and EH&S management planning; accounting and payroll.
Thorough knowledge of common computer application programs.
Excellent skills to work collaboratively and act persuasively in sensitive situations; skills in conflict management techniques.
Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively lead, motivate and influence others and to develop and maintain high standards of customer service.
Excellent project management skills, including the capability of managing capital projects.
Excellent verbal communication skills, including advanced political acumen and skills to effectively communicate with diverse constituencies in a highly political environment.
Excellent written communication skills, including advanced political acumen and skills to effectively communicate with diverse constituencies in a highly political environment.
Excellent ability to establish metrics for department and employee goals.
Demonstrated ability to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify multiple options for resolution.
Ability to effectively represent the organization to state and federal authorities and community groups.
Understanding of theoretical underpinnings of comprehensive EH&S management (costs, benchmarking, compliance, data analytics and best practices as they relate to EH&S management activities).
Comprehensive and thorough knowledge and understanding of EH&S programs, technical requirements, logistics, materials and operations, rules, regulations, laws, etc.
Professional certification in Occupational Safety & Health
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Must possess a valid license to drive in the state of California and be able to participate in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) pull notice program.
Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.
Ability to safely perform the physical requirements necessary to move light to moderate objects up to 60 lbs., with or without accommodation.
The selected candidate will be required to work primarily on campus, with periods of remote work possible based on operational needs. If a hybrid work schedule is confirmed, the selected candidate must be able to work successfully from a home/remote office and be able to fulfill the requirements of the UCSC telecommuting agreement.
Ability to respond to emergencies after hours as necessary.
Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.
Clery Act: This position has been identified as a Campus Security Authority (CSA); required to report crimes, incidents, and disciplinary referral statistics as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC 1092(f)).
Ability to work safely in areas where hazardous materials are present or stored.
Ability to wear a respirator in accordance with the California Code of Regulations Title 8, 5144.
Ability to travel to multiple work locations on and off campus.
Ability to maintain appearance and conduct suitable for working in a professional setting.
Selected candidate is an essential staff member of the campus emergency response program and serves in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). This designation requires the employee to respond to the campus when the EOC is activated
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtainedhere.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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