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District Manager, Environmental Health and Safety

North Orange County Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
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Oct 18, 2021

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District Manager, Environmental Health and Safety

North Orange County Community College District

Position Number: 2015135P

Location: District Services

Department: District Risk Management

Percentage of Employment: 100%

Months of Employment: 12 Months Per Year

Work Schedule: Hybrid schedule: Remote and in-person through 12/2021. Number of days may vary by position. Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (However, some flexibility such as evenings and weekends will be required to meet the needs of the department.)

Job Description:
Provides leadership in the development, implementation and coordination of the District's environmental, safety and training programs, including illness and injury prevention, hazardous materials, and emergency response; ensures compliance with federal and state laws and regulations.

Researches, develops and implements District-wide environmental safety compliance programs, including accident investigation and prevention, illness and injury prevention, building and equipment safety, ergonomics, confined space, hearing conservation, respiratory protection, fire protection, chemical hygiene, and environmental recycling; works closely with administrators and staff to support implementation of health and safety regulations and programs; coordinates overall safety programs with various departments and assists managers with safety and environmental issues; advises regarding specifications for necessary safety and safety-related equipment.

Coordinates loss prevention activities including identifying, evaluating, controlling and minimizing potential hazards and sources of injury to employees and property; coordinates District-wide facilities inspection and environmental audit programs to ensure that hazards are identified and corrected; performs building, worksite and equipment inspections; coordinates the investigation of hazard complaints and recommends corrective action to mitigate unsafe conditions and practices.

Develops resources and conducts a variety of staff development environmental and safety training programs; monitors employee training requirements and compliance; designs and disseminates safety/environmental bulletins, newsletters and handbooks.

Evaluates employee accident and injury reports, recommends remedial action, and follows up to ensure appropriate action is taken; collects and maintains appropriate accident and injury statistics and other regulatory documentation; continually evaluates the effectiveness of environmental safety compliance programs in promoting a safe and healthful environment.

Maintains current knowledge of CAL/OSHA, AQMD and other local, state and federal environmental health and safety standards and regulations; serves as the chemical hygiene officer for the District; serves as liaison with government regulators conducting compliance inspections of District properties and facilities and with officials of other governmental agencies and industry organizations.

Develops and prepares the annual preliminary budgets for assigned programs; monitors and controls budget expenditures; directs the preparation and maintenance of detailed and comprehensive reports, records and files regarding programs, operations, and activities.

Determines appropriate equipment and supplies for assigned programs in accordance with established policies; monitors and controls inventories.

Trains, supervises, evaluates and directs the work of personnel as assigned; participates in selection and hiring processes.

Plans, organizes and arranges appropriate training and staff development activities; provides orientation for new employees.

Organizes, attends or chairs a variety of meetings as required; serves on committees and special projects as assigned; coordinates programs and services as appropriate with other District and college personnel.

Learns and applies emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.

Provide leadership in District/College efforts to increase the diversity of faculty and staff, to address student achievement gaps, and in the creation of a welcoming and inclusive work and educational environment.

Assist and promote the growth and success of a diverse population of students and employees through the development of interculturally competent and equity minded management and leadership abilities. The ideal candidate should have experience in this area with African Americans, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other disproportionately impacted students and employees.

Performs related duties as assigned.

In addition to the essential functions, the District Manager, Environmental Health and Safety may participate in the development and administration of supplemental grants related to assigned programs.

Primary Purpose:
Under the direction of the Vice Chancellor of Finance and Facilities or designee, this position is responsible for performing a variety of responsible duties related to the development, management and supervision of major and complex safety and environmental programs on a District-wide basis.

Working Relationships:
The District Manager, Environmental Health and Safety maintains frequent contact with various District and college personnel, vendors, and representatives from governmental agencies.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of District organization, operations, policies and objectives

Knowledge of local, state and federal safety, environmental and hazardous waste codes and regulations

Knowledge of biological and chemical safety standards and practices, laboratory safety procedures, physical hazard and safety engineering

Knowledge of emergency preparedness planning

Knowledge of methods and practices for conducting accident and workplace safety audits and investigations

Knowledge of appropriate software and databases

Knowledge of record keeping procedures

Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary

Ability to develop and present effective employee training programs and materials

Ability to assess and evaluate workplace situations and hazards an recommend appropriate corrective measures

Ability to respond to emergency situations in an organized and effective manner and take appropriate action

Ability to interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures

Ability to develop and implement policies and procedures

Ability to assess, analyze, implement and evaluate research project activities

Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action

Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work

Ability to meet schedules and time lines

Ability to work independently with little direction

Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

Ability to supervise, train and provide work direction to others

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Special Requirements:
This position requires a valid driver’s license. Incumbent may be required to travel off site for business reasons. All employees driving personal, leased, or district-owned vehicles for District related activities must certify possession of a valid Driver’s License. Employees must certify that personal vehicles are covered by automobile insurance as required by California law. (Administrative Procedure 7400, Section 4.0) If selected as a finalist and/or given an offer of employment for this position, you will be required to provide your valid Driver’s License information. Human Resources will contact the finalist to obtain this required documentation at that phase of the recruitment.

Valid First Aid and CPR Certification issued by the American Red Cross. If selected as a finalist and/or given an offer of employment for this position, you will be required to provide proof of valid First Aid and CPR Certification. Human Resources will contact the finalist to obtain this required documentation at that phase of the recruitment.

Valid 40 Hour HAZWOPER Certification; annual 8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher. If selected as a finalist and/or given an offer of employment for this position, you will be required to provide proof of valid 40 Hour HAZWOPER Certification. Human Resources will contact the finalist to obtain this required documentation at that phase of the recruitment.

The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript. If degree award date is not posted on transcript your application will be deemed incomplete and removed from consideration. All degrees and course work used to satisfy the required minimum qualifications must be from accredited post-secondary institutions. If selected as a finalist and/or given an offer of employment for this position, you will be required to provide a transcript (may be unofficial). Human Resources will contact the finalist to obtain this required documentation at that phase of the recruitment.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, preferably with major coursework in occupational safety, industrial hygiene, environmental science, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in developing, planning and administering environmental health and safety programs in a large organization, preferably a school or college environment.

Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how their experience with these factors relates to successfully achieving the goals of the position.

Desirable Qualifications:
Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Certification by Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).

Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) issued by the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management.

Demonstrated experience ensuring equity in the duties and areas of responsibility for this position and the ability to address the needs of diverse student and/or employee populations.

Prior experience in approaching work and interactions with colleagues and students in an equity minded manner. Ability to provide an inclusive and welcoming work/educational environment.

Working Conditions:
Indoor and outdoor environment under various weather conditions; requires off-site duties and activities; sitting for long periods at a time (up to 2-3 hours); regularly requires walking, stooping, standing, bending, and climbing up and down stairs; occasionally requires lifting 15-50 pounds when conducting field investigations, safety audits, and training; subject to exposure to hazardous materials and conditions during safety inspections.

Salary Range: $79,284 - $100,321 Annually

Number of Vacancies:

Posting Number: 2015135P

Open Date: 10/15/2021

Close Date: 12/6/2021

Special Instructions Summary: Special COVID 19 Notice: Interviews may be held in person (following all necessary precautions) or in a virtual format. Employees must reside in California while employed with NOCCCD, even during remote work. Thank you for your continued interest in working at North Orange County Community College District.

The North Orange County Community College District is committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities it serves. The Board of Trustees voted to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees and those students enrolled in on-campus classes with allowances for religious or medical exemptions as defined by law. The due date for employees and students to be fully vaccinated is November 1, 2021. More information can be found on our District website by visiting

Work Schedule: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, District employees are currently working a hybrid schedule of remote work and in-person each week through December 2021. Number of in-person days may vary by position/department. Potentially transitioning to fully in-person January 2022. Further clarification of work schedule can be discussed with Hiring Manager if selected as an interview candidate.

This is a designated classified management position subject to a one-year probationary period.

Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with Board Policy and is not negotiable. The candidate selected for employment will be required to provide the following: official transcripts and verification of experience prior to the first duty day, identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act, fingerprints and required medical certification pursuant to statue. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications. The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer. To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”.

The minimum required number of references for this position is three (3) and will be requested at the finalist and/or offer of employment phase of the hiring process.

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview. At the time of the interview a written exercise and/or an oral presentation related to the assignment may be required. Subsequent to the interviews, the screening committee will select candidates for final consideration. A second interview will be required of candidates selected as finalists. Minimum Qualifications - Experience: One year of experience is equivalent to 12 months of experience at a maximum of 40 hours per week (full time). Applicable part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent for the sole purpose of meeting the experience minimum qualification (example: Twelve (12) months of part time work experience is equivalent to six (6) months full time). Minimum Qualifications - Education: 24 units are equal to one year of education. As applicable, education must be from a regionally accredited institution and verifiable on a legible unofficial transcript. NOCCCD offers reimbursement for candidate travel expenses. Visit to view the administrative procedures - AP 7120-10. Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See our website at for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees. If you would like to add additional transcripts not required by the position, you may upload them to the “Additional Transcripts” link when completing your application. Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4810 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

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