Associate Director of Environmental Health and Safety – Bowdoin College, Brunswick ME

Sep 23, 2018

# S00517JP   Department:  Facilities Management Administration  Job Summary:

The Associate Director of Environmental Health and Safety serves as a safety and environmental compliance manager, overseeing the implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive environmental health and safety program for Bowdoin College, including off-campus locations. He/she ensures compliance with federal, state and local regulations and standards- including but not limited to – radiation safety, environmental health, chemical control, industrial hygiene, OHSA, and fire safety. The Associate Director partners with academic and administrative departments to ensure proper training and compliance with applicable laws and mandates. The position will provide leadership for policy management and development and procedures for safety compliance (including lab safety, lab audits, etc.) and for emergency response protocols. The Associate Director will maintain information databases and files as required to meet all safety, environmental and regulatory requirements. The Associate Director supervises one Safety Specialist and a part-time student.

Education/Skills Requirements

BS/BA degree in related science or engineering field required; advanced degree in related science or engineering field preferred. Also required: demonstrated working knowledge of OSHA, EPA, DEP, NFPA, SDS, and state/local regulations. Must be trained in RCRA Hazardous waste regulations and in the transportation of DOT Hazardous materials. Must be able to communicate effectively with diverse groups and key campus constituents, work independently, resolve conflicts and be self-motivated with attention to detail. Experience required in project management and overseeing contracted services for various safety inspections and equipment testing.

Strong computer skills required, including the use of spreadsheets and databases. Ability to learn Bowdoin’s computer based maintenance management system, currently WebTMA. Valid driver’s license and the ability to meet the requirements of the College’s Motor Vehicle Use Policy required.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents

This position requires at least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in occupational environmental health and safety. Supervisory experience required. Knowledge of laboratory safety and/or college campus EH & S programs, preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of ability to quickly assess situations, speak in public, and make recommendations/decisions required. Experience with related record keeping and reporting requirements required. Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and/or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and/or Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHHM), or equivalent certification preferred.

Standard Work Days and Hours

Generally, Mon – Fri, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. but may be required to work at other times as incidents or emergencies demand. On call via home and cellular telephone during all hours not present at work.

About Bowdoin

Bowdoin College is a highly selective liberal arts college, enrolling approximately 1,800 students. Through a need-blind admissions policy, the College meets 100% of students’ demonstrated financial need with no loans. 32% of students identify as students of color, an additional 5% are international, and 45% receive financial aid. Bowdoin is a dynamic living and learning community committed to fostering pluralism, building community, and nurturing a commitment to the common good.

The College seeks academically and culturally diverse faculty and staff, welcoming applicants from diverse backgrounds, and/or who have experience working collaboratively with diverse populations. Bowdoin is set in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. Brunswick, a town of 22,000 residents, brings together elements of both city and country living including cultural offerings, a variety of restaurants, and four season activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Bowdoin’s historic 215-acre campus, comprising 120+ buildings, is a brief walk to downtown Brunswick, and is 25 miles from Portland and about 120 miles from Boston.

Employment Category: Full Time Year Round

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Pay Type: Salaried

Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job?   No

Is a pre-placement physical required for this position?  Yes

Posting Date:  09/11/2018   Open Until Filled:  Yes

Type of Posting:  Internal/External

EEO Information:

Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.