Director, Environmental Health and Safety - Saint Mary's College-California in Moraga California

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Saint Mary's College-California

Moraga, California

United States


Detailed Job Description

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.


Develop and implement policies and programs that provide Saint Mary's College (SMC) with a framework for compliance with environment, health and safety (EHS) laws and regulations. The Director is responsible for providing leadership, information, technical assistance, policy development, and oversight that enables management to maintain a safe workplace environment at the College, promote safety as an institutional core value, and insure that the College's scientific/technical research activities are conducted in compliance with applicable policies and regulations.The incumbent will also provide regular training and consultation on these programs ad will investigate workplace accidents and injuries and make recommendations.

EH&S Department Administration

  • Directs utilization and management of all fiscal, personnel, travel, file, and equipment resources within the department
  • Provides oversight and guidance to all EHS program managers within the department
  • Provides direct supervision of EHS unit staff.
  • Directs management and selection of EHS unit personnel to ensure that the staff is professionally competent, and that campus personnel policies, including diversity and equal employment opportunities are in compliance

Policies and Regulations Compliance

  • Conducts long-range planning necessary to identify and implement new programs and policies to assure compliance with changing governmental regulations, and accepted environment, health, and safety best practices
  • Serves as campus liaison to federal, state, and local government agencies that regulate university environment, occupational health, and occupational safety issues (with the exceptions of food safety)
  • Develops and maintains a SMC Environmental Policy and associated procedures, and a SMC Occupational Health and Safety Policy and associated procedures
  • Responsible for:
    1. Laboratory Safety: chemical and biological safety, and chemical inventory
    2. Hazardous Waste Management: biological, chemical, and radioactive wastes
    3. Radiation Safety: ionizing and non-ionizing radiation
    4. Occupational Safety: occupational safety hazards, oversight of campus Asbestos Management Policy
    5. Occupational Health: occupational health hazards, indoor air quality and ventilation
    6. EHS Training:  coordination of campus and off-site employee safety training, and records management
    7. Emergency Planning: laboratory, office, and building response planning and drills
    8. EHS IT Program: EHS data collection, management, and presentation, and EHS web page management

Training Coordinator

  • Manages the development and updates of training courses
  • Develops and maintains effective and legal training records
  • Manages the coordination of training activities
  • Ensures that all responsible staff assesses the effectiveness of their program training
  • Research and determine with responsible staff their program training obligations for classes of employees; plan, develop and present mandatory on-site training programs, formal & informal, on hazard recognition, regulatory requirements, inspection techniques, safety program management, and safe methods of performing operational procedures; plan, develop and conduct non-mandatory safety training, on-site or web-based, such as respiratory protection, bloodborne pathogens, back safety, etc.

Campus Support and Other Duties

  • Provides staff support for campus work groups, committees, and task forces assigned advisory roles regarding the above policies and procedures
  • Provide oversight and support for SMC specialty safety advisory committees
  • Ensure call services are available to address environmental issues such as chemical spills
  • Perform other professional duties required by the Executive Director Facilities Services
  • Ensure that EHS is represented as a member of any Emergency Operations Center Staff during contingency operations

Risk and Program Assessment

  • Duties also include: Measuring potential exposures to physical and chemical hazards which may adversely affect health; responding to and analyzing incidents and/or complaints; analyze and interpret accident, injury, lost-time statistics and claims cost data; develop remedies and improvements.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Required:  Bachelors degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Industrial Hygiene, Safety or related scientific field. 
  • Preferred: Masters degree in a related field is preferred
  • If Master’s Degree: five years or Bachelors Degree 8 years; and three years of management experience  in a multi-component, complex, environmental health and safety program at an academic, government, or industrial institution with scientific and technical research programs
Licenses & Certifications:
  • Nationally recognized certification in an environmental health and safety discipline such as a Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional, Certified Health Physicist, or Certified Hazardous Materials Manager.
Other Requirements: 
  • On call 24/7 for emergency response incidents and mitigation oversight

Salary Information

Depends on Qualifications


Application Instructions: Please apply on-line at Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College2) A resume 3) The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.  Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

Keyword Phrases

  • Director, Environmental Health and Safety
  • Catholic, Lasallian, liberal arts college
  • De La Salle Christian Brothers
  • committed to the educational benefits of diversity
  • Health Services
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter