EHS Academic School Coordinator - 38648-1A

Updated: Nov 1, 2022
Location: Irvine-Campus
Job Type:
Department: Environmental Health & Safety

Job Opening ID: 38648
Reports To: Interim Associate Director, EHS
Working Title: EHS Academic School Coordinator
Department: Environmental Health & Safety
Bargaining Unit: 99
FLSA: Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 000358
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: M-F, 7:30am-4:00pm
Employee Class: Career
 
Position Summary:
 
The Division of Finance and Administration (DFA) provides services and support to over 50,000 students, faculty, and staff with the mission of advancing UCI’s brilliant future and the vision of becoming world-class campus partners. DFA serves the university as planning partners, problem solvers, and solution providers—striving to make it as easy as possible for people to get the services they need, when they need them. Environmental Health & Safety strives to provide reliable, innovative and proactive services to the campus community. EH&S and the campus community work together. Our goal is to integrate safety into the culture of our community while supporting academic and research excellence. The result is a safe and healthy environment with appropriate compliance, protection of assets and efficient execution of business processes. The mission of the UCI School of Physical Sciences is to uncover fundamental truths and to provide transformative discoveries that improve the world. Our aim is to deliver scientific breakthroughs that reshape our understanding of the physical world and provide solutions to the most profound problems of our age. Our students thrive in a diverse environment of inclusive excellence and emerge from our programs ready to transform the world.
 
The EHS Academic School Coordinator for the School of Physical Sciences has primary responsibility to develop, organize, and implement environmental, health and safety programs policies and procedures to reduce losses and risks, and to assure compliance with federal, state, campus, and local laws and regulations. This position places emphasis on locations and operations involving hazardous materials or devices (e.g. biological, chemical, physical, radiological) and also advises on the safety of administrative and teaching spaces. The main efforts of the EHS Academic School Coordinator are to minimize risk to the university by effectively tailoring programs and advising faculty, researchers, staff, departments, and school leadership while meeting minimum compliance with local, campus, state, and federal requirements. Serves as the technical expert in several of the following disciplines: Laboratory Safety, Radiation Safety, Occupational Safety, Environmental Health, and General Safety including Fire Life Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Ergonomics, Hazardous Materials, Hazardous Waste, and Environmental Protection. Problems are complex and may require creation of new methodologies by applying professional EH&S knowledge and expertise. Serves as the technical expert for Physical Sciences in the development, implementation, dissemination, and integration of programs within several fields and disciplines. May represent EH&S regarding Physical Sciences at meetings and conferences involving academic compliance committees, campus, system wide, local government, state, and federal levels of authority in matters related to fields of expertise. Decision-making is based on established procedures, integration and interpretation of relevant laws, regulations, and organizational policy; professional best practices; relevant science methodology, impact on other EH&S programs; and senior management approvals. Decisions may impact other EH&S programs, departments, segments of the organization or organization-wide. The EHS Academic School Coordinator for Physical Sciences has a dual reporting relationship with the Assistant Dean of Physical Sciences and the EHS Associate Director and receives general direction and assignments from both.
 
Compensation Range:
 
Commensurate with work experience
 
Department Website:
 
Required:
 
Eight years of professional experience, the eight years should include at least two years of program development experience and minimum five years’ experience working with EH&S and safety programs.
Bachelor's degree in Environmental Health and Safety or related field and / or equivalent experience / training.
Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills, including advanced political acumen and skill to effectively communicate with diverse constituencies in a highly political environment. Ability to communicate effectively even in difficult circumstances with various audiences. Ability to work cooperatively with University officials and regulatory agencies. Advanced or expert knowledge and skill in applying and interpreting applicable local, state, and federal regulations and related standards, guidelines and, as appropriate, recommending updates to organizational policy. Working knowledge of the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 40 (Human Health & Environment). Working knowledge of California Titles 8 (Safety), 19 (Fire Prevention) and 24 (Fire Construction). Advanced skill in mentoring or overseeing the work of other EH&S technical and professional staff. Advanced analytical and organizational skills to organize, prioritize, and manage the successful completion of projects within budget and time constraints. Advanced or expert knowledge and understanding of a broad range of EH&S fields and familiarity with all EH&S fields and their application to an academic institution with research laboratories as well as administrative offices, teaching, and general use spaces. This includes but is not limited to: principles and practice of safety management, occupational health and safety, ergonomics, industrial hygiene, biological safety, radiation protection, fire safety, environmental protection, hazardous waste management, and emergency management. Advanced skill to effectively represent the organization to campus leadership and academic staff.
 
Preferred:
 
A Master’s degree in Environmental Health and Safety or a related field may be substituted for two years of the required experience.
Registered Environmental Health Specialist- preferred Certified Industrial Hygienist- preferred Certified Safety Professional – preferred
Previous experience working in higher education Experience in responding to emergencies, especially in public relations and risk communication Advanced skill to appropriately use technology and relevant scientific equipment as required. Strong computer and presentation skills including database, online tools, and generating reports. Knowledge of UC policies and procedures Laboratory experience
 
Special Conditions Required:
 
Must be able to work onsite Must comply with UC vaccine policy Must have a valid CA Drivers License and participate in DMV Pull notice program Must be able to wear PPE Must be able to work outside of regularly scheduled shift and participate in Emergency Support Team

 
Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:
  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment
The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.
  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation
Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page - https://hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php

Closing Statement:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [email protected]
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