Director of Environmental Health & Safety
North Carolina Central University
Closing Date: at 11:55 PM
Primary Purpose of Position:
The primary purpose of the position is to serve as the Director of
Environmental Health and Safety for North Carolina Central
University in order to provide operational management of the
University's environmental health & safety program.
Responsibilities include development, implementation and
maintenance of the program's strategies and initiatives; serving as
a liaison with University departments and committees regarding
environmental health and safety concerns; conducting
university-wide risk management assessment; and supervising the
department's employees and and related program activities. The
position will report to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities
Bachelor’s degree and two years of related experience; or Master’s
Degree in a Physical Science, Biological Science, Environmental
Science/Engineering, Occupational Safety, Industrial Technology or
related discipline; or an equivalent combination of training and
experience. Some positions may require additional training or
licensure. All degrees must be received from appropriately
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Broad and significant technical knowledge of the principles of
EHS program management to assess, interpret and coordinate the
University’s administration and application of relevant policies,
regulations and laws promulgated from oversight agencies (e.g.,
OSHA, EPA, NIMS, etc.) requirements.
• Thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects
of analytical, technical and professional knowledge as applied to
environmental health and safety situations that may occur in a
• Knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and
procedures, industry standards, trends, and best practices.
• Knowledge of the principles of industrial hygiene including
recognition, evaluation and control of recognized hazards to assess
hazardous chemical, biological, and radiological situations.
• Knowledge of risk assessment and management; incident
investigation and loss prevention.
• Knowledge of continuous quality improvement and/or Six Sigma
modeling to effectively administer EHS projects and programs.
• Knowledge and ability to communicate effectively with an
educationally and culturally diverse community of individuals and
groups in a variety of settings to explain and convey program and
technical information in accordance with the audience’s capability
to understand; including the ability to provide technically
accurate and succinct briefings in oral, written, or presentation
• Knowledge and ability to establish and maintain effective and
collaborative working relationships with state agencies, local
municipalities; and University leadership, employees, and
• Capable of supervising professional employees in the
administration of EHS program objectives based upon such factors as
need for immediate action, work objectives schedules, available
resources, knowledge of trends and future needs, etc.
• Knowledge and ability to comprehend and make inferences from a
broad range of technical material.
• Able to conduct regular inspections of facilities, equipment, and
hazardous work materials (e.g., solvents, pesticides, chemicals,
etc.) to make recommendations for remediation and/or change
management to ensure compliance with safety standards.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and
apply on line at the following link: https://jobs.nccu.edu/
North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and
affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to age, color,
disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic
information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, or status as a protected veteran.