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Manager, Environmental Health & Safety Operations - Sacramento

The Jackson Laboratory
Sacramento County, California, US
Closing date
Aug 20, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Genetics, Administration/Operations
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Come join the Jackson Laboratory's Environmental Health and Safety Services team as a Manager, Environmental Health & Safety Operations!

This is a dynamic leadership role, one with an expectation of professional growth, that will help to crucially support our state-of-the-art programs in our Sacramento location. Under general supervision, this position is responsible for leading, managing and developing as needed comprehensive environmental, safety and health programs including overall facility safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene, radiation safety, biological safety, environmental protection, waste management, and regulatory compliance. This includes a robust in class and on-line employee safety training/education program. Incumbent will ensure safety personnel in areas of responsibilities follow established procedures and develop/lead proactive customer centric, hands on approach to promoting, fostering and supporting a leadership driven injury free culture in compliance with applicable Laboratory policies and local, state and federal regulations.

Responsibilities include:

Lead team to deliver effective coverage and support of all environmental and occupational health and safety (EHS) programs in a proactive customer centric manner.

Manage current EHS programs for a production and laboratory research based organization with attention towards identifying opportunities to improve operational efficiencies and their successful development, enhancement and implementation as needed.

Develops, manages, and monitors expense budget for Environmental Health and Safety Services at the Sacramento location.

Maintain primary responsibility for hazardous waste management including shipment preparation for chemical and universal wastes, compliance audits, and regulatory compliance.

Partner with management leadership to promote a culture of safety, deliver appropriate training, and develop the appropriate metrics to measure effectiveness, including the development and implementation of various emergency response plans.

Manage the compliance of EHS programs with applicable Laboratory policies and local, state and federal regulations.

Growth and Goals include:

Staff growth and development including developing broader cross functional responsibilities to ensure effective coverage of all EHS programs.

Formal documentation and execution of EHS programs including identifying and implementing process improvement initiatives and soliciting customer feedback on service delivery.

Favorable trends in metrics used to measure effectiveness in developing a safety culture.

Successfully compliance inspection outcomes and effective working relationships with external state/federal regulatory agencies.

EHS becomes part of Laboratory growth planning efforts and is actively sought for expertise and recognized cross functionally for customer service.

Build relationships within the Laboratory community to support a collaborative atmosphere for the successful implementation of EHS programs and corresponding employee learning and training safety initiatives.

Qualifications include:

BS in Life or Environmental Sciences and/or a minimum of 5-7 years relevant experience in a production and research lab based environment, including a minimum 2 years of direct supervisory experience.

Current certification and training commensurate with a practicing safety professional in environmental health and safety.

Current knowledge of federal, state and local safety regulations, protocols, and/or procedures and direct hands on exposure to a subset of occupational health and safety programs such as chemical, biosafety, radiation, hazardous waste, fire, construction, environmental, etc.

Effective verbal and written communication skills including analytical skills for summarizing and presenting data in a logical, clear and concise manner.

Ability to successfully execute, manage, prioritize and delegate projects; remain calm and effective in emergency or difficult situations; and to exercise fiscal responsibility in planning, developing and working within budget.

Ability to motivate and lead others toward accomplishment of individual and shared objectives with the goal to create a leadership driven injury-free culture.

Advanced interpersonal relationship skills sufficient to allow for developing complex dynamic relationships with a diverse variety of individuals representing a broad cross section of cultures, disciplines and levels of sophistication.

About JAX:

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,400 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in Augusta, Maine, a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Connecticut, and facilities in Ellsworth, Maine, Sacramento, California, and Shanghai, China. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients' lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 "Best Places to Work in Academia" in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!

EEO Statement:

The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.
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