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Environmental Health and Safety Director - Department of Public Safety

CIty University of New York
New York, Iowa, US
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Dec 1, 2021

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Job Title: Environmental Health and Safety Director - Department of Public Safety

Job ID: 22727

Location: John Jay College

Regular/Temporary: Regular



John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) led by President Karol V. Mason, and an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice. John Jay is a federally designated Hispanic-serving institution, it is ranked third in the nation in Black student success, and it is a top ten institution for promoting student social mobility. John Jay is proud to serve a diverse and dynamic student body of 15,000 students that includes nearly fifty percent students who are first in their family to attend college as well as students who are immigrants, from low-income families, or from other historically underrepresented groups.

The College participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and offers bachelor's and master's degrees in traditional criminal justice-related fields of study as well as in a robust portfolio of liberal arts and sciences programs that highlight themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. John Jay College seeks staff and faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education.


Reporting to Director of Public Safety, in addition to the general duties, the Environmental Health and Safety Director will also be required to:

Maintain compliance with all OSHA, EPA, NFPA, New York State and City regulatory guidelines.

Recommend engineering controls, administrative controls, or personal protective equipment.

Collect, analyze, and maintain data for effective safety programs.

Assist in campus environmental and sustainability management.

CUNY anticipates a return to fully onsite work before January 2022 and this position is based in New York, NY.

This position is excluded from union representation.


Bachelor's Degree and eight years' related experience is required. An advanced degree in environmental science, risk management, industrial hygiene, chemistry, or related engineering, public or business management discipline is preferred. Knowledge of OSHA, EPA, NFPA, New York State and City regulations, and a familiarity with current applicable standards and procedures is required.


Must be able to work rotating shifts and serve as essential personnel.


Manages and provides leadership in academic and administrative operations regarding environmental health and safety; supervises the application and enforcement of all federal, state, and local environmental health and safety regulations, and other University policies.

Establishes environmental health and safety protocols to minimize risks

Oversees inspections of all facilities, including research and teaching laboratories, to ensure safe operating conditions

Manages biological, chemical, and radioactive waste disposal programs

Provides for appropriate faculty, staff, and student training programs and communications

Selects and implements techniques for identifying hazards, assessing risks, and conducting investigations

Facilitates faculty and administration participation in projects with environmental health and safety implications

Plans and formulates environmental health and safety policies and coordinates efforts with University-wide programs and policies

Responds to environmental health and safety complaints

Maintains records of, and reports, required information related to environmental health and safety matters

Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Environmental Health and Safety Director


Higher Education Officer




$79,040 - $94,542. Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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Once you have registered or logged in with your user name and password, upload your cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references as one document.


Review of resume to begin September 13, 2021.

Posting closes on September 30, 2021.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
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