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Coordinator of Environmental Health and Safety

Bergen Community College
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 3, 2023
  • The Coordinator of Environmental Health & Safety provides leadership, plans, develops, implements, administers, directs, evaluates and maintains programs necessary to ensure a safe and healthful environment for faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Reporting to the Vice President of Facilities, the Coordinator of Environmental Health and Safety is responsible for the College’s compliance with federal, state, and local laws regarding workplace safety, materials management, chemical usage, and fire protection and life safety.


    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Maintains the College’s compliance with all federal, state and local laws related to chemical inventory management, storm water, materials disposal, chemical applications, site remediation's, air and water permits, training programs, and employee certifications.
  2. Manages the compliance of all records, reports, payments, fees, and submissions related to Environmental Health and Safety programs at the College.
  3. Performs day-to-day compliance activities necessary to maintain compliance including inspections, collections, and scheduled duties.
  4. Responsible for lab safety and compliance including chemical storage, disposal, and training. Coordinates the testing and inspection of lab safety equipment such as eye washes, safety showers, fume hoods, and use of personal protective equipment.
  5. Coordinates compliance with fire code, National Fire Protection Association standards, and inspections.
  6. Inspects, organizes and maintains inventory of safety equipment including hazardous materials, personal protective, and air monitoring equipment.
  7. Creates and updates standard operating procedures for the College and external parties to minimize risks and support community wellbeing.
  8. Develops and implements a written hazards communication program; schedules and coordinates trainings for employees on hazards and the appropriate precautions necessary to ensure their safety and the safety of others.
  9. Monitors changes in Environmental Health and Safety regulations that could affect the College and identifies potential impacts on the College’s policies, procedures and programs.
  10. Inspects the College’s facilities and grounds to identify hazards and provide alternatives and improvements.
  11. Investigates the root-cause of all reported workplace accidents, incidents, and near misses at the College including slips, trips, and falls. Provides recommendations to promote safety and identifies trends in data.
  12. Responds to safety-related issues including spills, odors, unsafe environments and conditions, etc.
  13. Coordinates with contracts and vendors to review scopes of work and materials used, identify hazards, and minimize risk to the College community.
  14. Serves as the main point of contact and liaison for all environmental health and safety inspections, audits, and investigations.
  15. Manages the College’s swimming pool including testing, training, and compliance.
  16. Leads and coordinates the College’s safety committee
  17. Serves as the Chief Inspection Officer for incidents involving safety of College students, employees and property.
  18. Administers safety activities including evacuation procedures table-top exercises, education and drills; coordinates building and equipment inspections to detect fire hazards according to regulations.
  19. Prepares Budget estimates/requests for related environmental and facilities’ expenditures.
  20. Identifies opportunities for waste minimization and consolidation.
  21. Must respond to emergencies, as required, which may include working off-hours or holidays
  22. Performs additional tasks as assigned.

  • Annual Salary ranges from $60,000-$80,000.
  • NJ Educators Health Plan with free Vision and Dental. NJ State Pension plan.
  • 13 vacation days, 15 sick days, 4 personal days, 2 floating holidays, all designated holidays and 5 non-designated holidays a year. 3 Partial Sick Days.
  • Tuition reimbursement opportunities for staff and their family 6 months after hire.
  • Demonstrated experience interpreting and complying with OSHA, EPA, DOT, NJ State regulations
  • Demonstrated experience interpreting and complying with Community Right to Know, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, NJ Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health
  • Demonstrated knowledge of facility operations, maintenance, and industry standards
  • Knowledge of power and hand tools, landscaping equipment, pool maintenance and associated safety procedures
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google business suite experience preferred
  • Provides excellent customer service to students, faculty, and staff
  • Participates in the College community and shared and participatory governance processes
  • Prolonged periods walking, standing, bending, stretching, pushing, pulling, climbing ladders, or kneeling on uneven surfaces
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at a time
  • Able to work in unconditioned, noisy, dimly light, confined, and odorous spaces, including the ability to work in variable and sometimes extreme weather conditions such as rain, snow, storms, heat, cold, and other weather indigenous to the area
  • Must be able to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) for prolonged periods of time up to level A
  • Must be fit-tested and capable of wearing a respirator or self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)
  • Must be able to climb a ladder and work at heights for extended periods of time
  • Certification as a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) preferred.
  • Certified Biological Safety Professional (CBSP); Certified Safety Professionals (CSP); Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH); Certified health physicist (CHP), Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or the education, training and experience sufficient to become certified in the Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) profession preferred.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License
  • Excellent organizational, time management, verbal and communication skills
  • Experience working in a diverse team setting
  • Experience maintaining high-level of professionalism
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Related experience preferred. On-the-job training offered
Education: A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Industrial Safety or Hygiene, Environmental Science/Engineering, or related field.

Experience: Five (5) years of experience in the management and administration of an environmental, occupational health and safety program, and/or physical plant operations.

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