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Assistant Director - Environmental Health and Safety

Employer
Oregon Institute of Technology
Location
Klamath Falls, Oregon, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 4, 2024

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Finance
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
Position Type Administrative Working Title Assistant Director - Environmental Health and Safety Classification Title Assistant Director College/Division Finance and Administration Department Environmental Health/Safety Office Hiring Unit Work Location Klamath Falls Appointment FTE (%) 100% Position Terms/Mo 12 month Full/Part time Full Time Annual Salary $60,000 - $65,000

Position Summary

Department Summary

Resilience, Emergency Management and Safety (REMS) provides strategic leadership over the university's business continuity, campus safety, emergency management, environmental health and safety and parking portfolio. The department collaborates with key stakeholders to build organizational and individual resilience to adverse events, business disruptions, emergencies, hazardous environmental conditions, public safety incidents and safety risks.

Campus Safety leads the university's parking and public safety programs, and related services. In Klamath Falls, Campus Safety conducts preventative patrols, responds to incidents and service requests, engages in community-oriented problem-solving and enforces laws, rules and regulations. Campus Safety routinely engages all campuses in community awareness and outreach activities using crime prevention assessments, crime analysis and reporting, event tabling, group training sessions and similar functions.

In conjunction with its campus and community partners, Business Continuity and Emergency Management provides plans and procedures; conducts training, drills and exercises; and offers resources to support campus-wide readiness against all-hazards and threats. Through awareness programs, consultation services, inspections, training and written guidance Environmental Health and Safety continuously shapes a sustainable culture of regulatory compliance, risk mitigation and safety.

Position Summary

The Assistant Director - Environmental Health and Safety is a key leadership position within Resilience, Emergency Management and Safety (REMS). It assists in leading and overseeing the university's environmental health and safety portfolio with specific responsibility for biological, chemical/laboratory, laser and radiological compliance and safety programs. The Assistant Director - Environmental Health and Safety collaborates with stakeholders to develop a sustainable culture of regulatory compliance, resilience, risk mitigation and safety.

The Assistant Director - Environmental Health and Safety manages assigned budgets, personnel and resources. This position is responsible for conducting strategic planning, developing programs and services, and advancing the concept of organizational resilience throughout the university. The position is accountable for all related programs and services across the university to include the Klamath Falls, Portland-Metro and Scappoose campuses. This position serves on the University's Radiation Safety Committee and the Safety Commission.

Minimum Requirements Additional Requirements

* Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in health/medical physics, industrial hygiene, nuclear engineering, occupational safety and health, physical sciences or related field. Equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable.
* Two (2) years professional experience in an environmental health and safety position with responsibility for one or more of the following specialized areas: biological, chemical/laboratory, laser and/or radiological compliance and safety programs.
* Ability to effectively and respectfully work, communicate, and collaborate in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings
* Ability and willingness to respond to incidents after hours, and work extended hours on site, under difficult and trying circumstances and willingness to maintain 24-hour availability via a wireless device capable of voice and data communications.
* Ability to prepare professional reports and develop program materials and plans
* Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint, as well as databases and specialized programs

Preferred Qualifications

* Master's degree with an emphasis in health/medical physics, industrial hygiene, nuclear engineering, occupational safety and health, physical sciences or related field preferred.
* Prior certification, training and experience in biological safety, chemical/lab safety, laser safety and/or radiation safety preferred.
* Supervisory experience within a related environmental health and safety field preferred.
* Certified Safety Manager (CSM) and/or National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists (NRRPT) certification preferred.
* Completion of a Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) certification and training course preferred. Candidates not possessing such must meet this requirement within 12-months of hire, paid for by the university.

* Completion of certification and training pursuant to the requirements of 49 CFR 172.704(a) and (b) relating to the shipping of radioactive materials preferred. Candidates not possessing such must meet this requirement within 12-months of hire.

Application Information

Recruitment Type External Application Screening Begins 05/03/2024 Job Posting Close Date Special Instructions to Applicant

The initial review of applications will begin on May 3, 2024. Applications will continue to be accepted after the initial review date until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. Therefore, at the discretion of the University, materials received after the initial review date may not receive full consideration.

Required Documents

1. Resume

2. Cover Letter indicating how qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

Optional Documents

1. Transcripts (Unofficial)

2. License and/or certifications related to the areas of biological safety, chemical hygiene/laboratory safety, laser safety and/or radiation safety.

3. Media file to include social media links

4. Portfolio

5. Professional References List

Background/Pre-Employment Check

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory background check, motor vehicle check, physical abilities check, and/or any other conditions of employment contained in the vacancy announcement.

AA/EEO Statement

Oregon Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring, or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis in law.

Oregon Tech is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Office of Human Resource at 541-885-1028 or oithr@oit.edu.

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