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Environmental Health, Safety & Risk
Risk Management & Safety
Director, Safety and Environmental Health
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Limited Term Length
This is an internal position – only non-temporary current Auburn
and AUM employees are eligible to apply.
The Director, Environmental Health & Safety will drive a
campus-wide culture of environmental health and safety and foster
an atmosphere in which human health and the university environment
are safeguarded through education, regulatory compliance, and
natural resource preservation and management. This position will be
responsible for managing operation under an existing
Intergovernmental Services Agreement ( IGSA ) between Auburn
University and US Army at Ft. Benning.
Manages external client relationship with US Army/Ft Benning
including obligations under existing
Intergovernmental Services Agreement ( IGSA ) whereby Auburn
University EHS is a service provider
providing support for environmental compliance to the installation.
Ensures compliance with all
existing policies, plans, directives and State and Federal
Regulations. Meets all obligations of
IGSA including environmental compliance assessments, managing the
Installation Central Accumulation Area, conducting environmental
education and public outreach, and providing environmental
consulting services. Collaborates with and provides support to
Research initiatives taking place at Ft Benning under the IGSA .
Oversees hiring of staff that meet staffing obligations under the
Refines and drives the culture of Environmental Health and Safety
programs by designing, developing and implementing core procedures,
programs, processes, and systems to ensure compliance with internal
and external (local, state and federal) regulatory and safety
requirements to eliminate or minimize risks to the
Provides technical expertise, strategic leadership, and support to
the University and to Ft.
Benning operations. Ensures full compliance with federal, state,
and local regulations,
expectations of funding agencies and accrediting bodies, government
programs and policies at both the University and Ft. Benning.
Provides leadership, strategic planning and strong subject matter
expertise that ensures appropriate Environmental Health and Safety
systems, and resources are in place, that the university maintains
and builds upon its reputation as a proactive leader in higher
education, and assures that the university continuously improves
its performance in Environmental Health and Safety. Provides equal
level of leadership, strategic planning, and subject matter
expertise to Ft Benning operations. Sets vision and strategy,
implementation, and communication plan.
Conducts on-going data and risk analyses to trend and identify
known and/or emerging Environmental Health and Safety risks and
develops mitigation strategies. Identifies and tracks regulatory
reform and emerging issues and risks and develops mitigation
strategies. Continuously assesses University and Ft. Benning
Environmental Health and Safety hazards and risks and provides
assistance where specific technical expertise is required to meet
regulations, policies, procedures and programs, and environmental
health and safety concerns.
Drives the establishment of objectives, plans, standards,
procedures, and policies ensuring
successful implementation and integration of all phases of
Environmental Health and Safety;
determines timelines; oversees analysis, budget, communication, and
business workflow. Establishes Key Performance Indicators/Metrics
to define and measure
success of the program.
Maintains effective communication with campus units at the
University and with Ft Benning to
ensure compliance with policies and procedures as they impact
Environmental and Safety
functions. Interprets codes, laws, etc. and provides guidance as
necessary. Develop, implement
and evaluate programs and procedures that enhance Environmental
Health and Safety
awareness and compliance with state and country regulations as well
as guidelines and policies.
Maintain effective relationships with external regulatory agencies.
Collaborates with various
campus departments. to ensure the safety of students, faculty and
staff as well as with Campus
Safety Emergency Management to respond to crisis situations.
Maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively
accomplish the goals and
objectives of Environmental Health & Safety using a high degree
of professionalism and
responsiveness. Develops staff; sets goals in training and
development, performance, and career
May perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Minimum Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree appropriate to position
Field of Study
Degree in Environmental Science, Health and Safety, Industrial
Hygiene, Biological Sciences,
Engineering, Chemistry or a degree in any directly related and
Years of Experience
Area of Experience
Experience in environmental health and safety regulatory compliance
enforcement and business
management. Must include 5 years of experience in Environmental
Health & Safety leadership and
direct supervisory experience.
Requirements for Additional Job Levels
Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)
Field of Study
Years of Experience
Area of Experience
Requirements for Additional Job Levels
Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications
Minimum Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of agency, professional and/or industry standards and
practices.Knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations and/or
policies and procedures including knowledgeof applicable safety and
environmental health laws and regulations as imposed by OSHA, EPA,
and other agencies.
Demonstrated success designing, directing and managing
comprehensive EHS processes and programs inan academic
Ability to practice effective oral and written communication skills
with both internal and external
contacts and customers.
Knowledge interacting with regulatory agencies, peers, and a
university community and to review,
evaluate and implement necessary regulatory requirements in a
Knowledge of supervisory skills to effectively recruit, train, and
motivate staff, and build an
effective service-oriented environment. Experience diplomatically
dealing with others and
Routine deadlines; usually sufficient lead time; variance in work
volume seasonal and predictable;
priorities can be anticipated; some interruptions are present;
involves occasional exposure to demands and pressures from persons
other than immediate supervisor.
Job frequently requires sitting, talking, hearing.
Job occasionally requires standing, walking, reaching,
stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, handling objects with hands,
and lifting up to 50 pounds.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or
Minimum Technology Skills
Minimum License and Certifications
One of the following: Certified Industrial Hygienist ( CIH ),
Certified Safety Professional ( CSP ), Registered
EnvironmentalManager ( REM ), or Certified Hazardous Materials
Manager ( CHMM ).
Posting Detail Information
$90,800 - $151,300
Working Hours if Non-Traditional
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Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus
environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with
disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment
opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex,
religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected
veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender
identity, or any other classification protected by applicable
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- * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science,
Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Biological Sciences,
Engineering, Chemistry, or a degree in any directly related and
- * Do you have 10 years of experience in environmental health
and safety regulatory compliance enforcement and business
management, including 5 years of experience in environmental health
and safety leadership?
- * Do you have one of the following certifications? Certified
Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP),
Registered Environmental Manager (REM), or Certified Hazardous
Materials Manager (CHMM)?
- * Are you a current, non-temporary Auburn University or AUM
employee, outside of your probationary period?