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Director of Environmental Health and Safety

Georgia Southern University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 20, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
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Full Time
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Director of Environmental Health and Safety

Job ID: 238403
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah, and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral-level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach, or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship, and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.

Department Information
9910401 - Environmental Health and Safety

Job Summary
Lead, administer and manage University Environmental Health and Safety functions to maintain healthy environment for all people and areas related to Georgia Southern University. On behalf of the University, comply with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Develop programs and obtain resources required to execute all aspects of University's environmental responsibilities including those covering occupational health, industrial hygiene, chemical, laboratory biological, radiation safety and animal care and usage. Develop and implement goals and objectives to maintain and enhance the Institution's current and future safety and environment.

  • Perform related duties as assigned to support the mission of the University
  • Work collaboratively with administrators, faculty, researchers, staff, and students to ensure Institutional operations are conducted safely and in compliance with all applicable EHS laws and regulations
  • Advise University community of responsibilities with respect to health, safety, and environmental issues and recommend appropriate correction actions
  • Monitor EHS programs for compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations
  • Develop programs and obtain resources required to execute all aspects of University's environmental responsibilities including those covering occupational health, industrial hygiene, chemical, laboratory biological, radiation safety, and animal care and usage
  • Develop departmental short and long-term goals and objectives and oversee workforce management with EHS organization
  • Develop benchmarking criteria and collect performance data to monitor success and risk conditions associated with environmental health and safety programs
  • Develop and implement programs dealing with investigation and prevention of accidents risk management and loss control; workforce safety and emergency preparedness
  • Contribute guidance and serve on various Institution committees and councils related to governance and compliance regarding environmental health and safety
  • Formulate and administer EHS operating budget within approval structure
  • Advise Facilities organization on design, construction, and maintenance of structure and infrastructure systems as they relate to environmental, health, and safety compliance

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences or related field

Required Experience
  • Five (5) or more years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Educational Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences, Public Health, Engineering or related field

Preferred Experience
  • Ten (10) or more years of relevant experience
  • Experience in higher education environment

Additional Preferred Qualifications
  • Professional Certifications: Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Hazardous Material Manager (CHMM) and/or Professional Engineer in Georgia (PE). 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training

Proposed Salary
$71,500 - $92,900

Required Documents to Attach
  • Please provide three (3) professional references in the Required Documents to Attach section on your application.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
  • Navigate web access and e-mail with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position
  • Ability to work well in a diverse environment
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with the public, University officials, governmental authorities, and employees with diverse backgrounds goals, and agendas

  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success
  • Advanced knowledge in organization and management of environmental health and safety programs, processes, and practices, including those related to bio-safety and bio-hazards, animal care and use, radiological safety, hazardous materials handling, occupations health and safety chemical/lab safety and risk management
  • Comprehensive knowledge of relevant regulations governing environmental, occupational safety, and risk management

  • Demonstrate commitment to inclusiveness by working well with diverse populations
  • Use effective communication and human relations skills
  • Demonstrate appropriate organizational skills as required for specific position
  • Skilled in the application of management principles and practices, environmental laws and regulations, research and negotiation

Apply Before Date
February 18, 2022

Contact Information
For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by e-mail at

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

Conditions of Employment
  • Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community
  • Successful completion of a background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Proof of valid driver's license prior to employment
  • May be subject to random drug testing

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules, and regulations of this institution, and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia Southern University provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicant for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the America with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • May be subject to work in outdoor elements on occasion
  • May be required to work beyond the 40-hour work week including nights and weekends to cover University events
  • Ability to maneuver items weighing up to 40 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodation

Background Check
Standard, Education and DMV

Other Information
Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

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