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Director, Safety and Environmental Health

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 24, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Geology & Earth Sciences, Other Science & Technology, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Safety & Security, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Environmental Health, Safety & Risk

Division Name

Risk Management & Safety

Position Title

Director, Safety and Environmental Health

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

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.

Essential Functions

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 IGSA .

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 University.

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 integration; approves
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

Education Level

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 relevant field.

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)

Education Level

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, ADEM
and other agencies.

Demonstrated success designing, directing and managing comprehensive EHS processes and programs inan academic environment.

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 timely manner.

Knowledge of supervisory skills to effectively recruit, train, and motivate staff, and build an
effective service-oriented environment. Experience diplomatically dealing with others and
skillfully resolve

Job requires:
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 electronically.

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 ).

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$90,800 - $151,300

Job Category

Risk Management

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

City position is located in:


State position is located:


List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Posting Date


Closing Date

EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY 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 law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
    • LinkedIn
    • AcademicKeys
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • DiversityJobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Indeed
    • RecruitMilitary
    • The Tuskegee News
    • Professional organization or journal
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • State Employment Service
    • Social Media
    • AU Job Bulletin
    • Notified by an Auburn employee
    • College or university Career Services
    • I went to the AU Employment Website directly (
    • Other
  2. * 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 relevant field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * 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?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * 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)?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you a current, non-temporary Auburn University or AUM employee, outside of your probationary period?
    • Yes
    • No

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