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Manager, Environmental Health and Safety

Basic Position Information

Job Code: 3051

Title: Manager, Environmental Health and Safety

Department: Public Safety

Essential Personnel: N

Job Family: Administrative Operations

Job Sub-Family: Administrative Operations

FLSA Classification: E

Job Grade: 16

Grade Min: $65,866

Grade Mid: $79,040

UHD Succession Plan: N

Criticality of Position: N/A

Career Ladder: In-Range

Campus Security Authority: Y

Screening Committee: N

Motor Vehicle Record Check: Y

Job Summary

The Manager of Environmental Health and Safety assists with the environmental health and safety programs for the University. The Manager handles the business aspects and project cost estimates for remediation after the scope of work and funding have been approved. Assists with ordering safety equipment and supplies and tracking EHS staff activities.


  • Creates, updates, and develops campus occupational safety, health, and environmental programs to strategies and meet objectives and monitor their effectiveness
  • Conducts or coordinates inspections and services with in-house staff and outside vendors to assure compliance with environmental and occupational safety, along with associated fire and life safety regulations. Collaborates with UHD Fire Safety
  • Ensures environmental health and safety of engineering labs, service shops, and studios by conducting or assisting audits, coordinating services, providing training in environmental health and safety, issues, and overseeing the disposal of hazardous waste
  • Tracks and submits budget costs and payments for construction/renovation projects and every day operational items
  • Prepares and maintains safety manuals and incident reports related to environmental health and safety
  • Serves on campus committees regarding environmental health and safety, security, and risk management
  • Assist with the preparation of reports and/or surveys required to submits to external entities as requested or required

Marginal Duties

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports:

  • Full Time Employees

Delegation of Work:

  • Regularly assigns work to subordinate(s)

Supervision Given:

  • Has primary responsibility for conducting performance evaluations and making recommendations for hiring and dismissing employees


Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety, Safety Management, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Science, Geology, Engineering, or a related field

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of four (5) years of progressive experience in occupational safety and health


  • Must maintain a valid, current driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Technical certification or licensing related to the position

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • In
    • depth knowledge of principles & practices within academic or professional field; interpretation of technical and detailed guidelines, policies, and procedures to properly make sound judgments and problem solving.
  • Knowledge of professional field equipment is required


  • Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication(verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills;
  • Good technical skills, including proficiency in MS Office


  • Ability to use safety and monitoring equipment appropriate to the areas of responsibility
  • Ability to interpret procedures, policies and practices typically acquired through specific education and/or training programs in a technical or specialty field
  • Ability to examine and analyze information not readily available (some of which is highly technical or specialized) to arrive at solutions/recommendations and take appropriate action
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community

Work Location and Physical Demands

Primary Work Location:

  • Works in an office environment.

Physical Demands:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements; individual has discretion in relation to walking, standing etc., and has occasional exposure to physical risks.
  • Work involves occasional exposure to elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, airborne particles, smoke, oils, and unpleasant odors. May, on rare occasions, be required to work in a confined space or in a high, dangerous place
  • May be exposed to moving mechanical parts, vibration, or the risk of an electric shock
  • May frequently be exposed to potentially hazardous or cancer-causing agents or chemicals, and occasionally be exposed to potentially hazardous bodily fluids
  • Must have precise hand-eye coordination, good spatial awareness, and the ability to identify and distinguish colors
  • Must have the ability to move items of up to 40lbs
  • May be required to drive or operate the university vehicles

Position Specific Competencies

Commitment to Excellence - UHD

  • Demonstrates a commitment to competently perform his/her job duties and responsibilities within established time frames.
  • Continuously strives to improve work performance.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her commitments to the university.
  • Contributes to the success of the university by consistently providing quality results in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.

Respect and Cooperation

  • Treats others with courtesy, respect, and dignity in the workplace.
  • Promotes cooperation through open and honest communications and consideration of others ideas, thoughts, and opinions.


  • Demonstrates high ethical standards of conduct in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her actions.
  • Respects and complies with department and university policies, procedures, and work rules.


  • Possesses required job skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to competently perform his/her job duties and assignments.


  • Takes responsibility to accomplish job assignments within reasonable deadlines.
  • Willing to accept new projects and/or commitments.
  • Does due diligence to complete projects within specified timeframes and/or fulfill commitments.
  • Arrives to work on time prepared and ready to contribute.


  • Willingly adjusts to changing work assignments or conditions.
  • Open to changes in operational procedures, technology, and/or organizational structure.
  • Views changes as opportunities for learning and professional development.
  • Displays a positive attitude to encourage others.
  • Promptly responds to changes in work priorities and/or unexpected circumstances or situations.

Focus on Customer Service

  • Focuses on customer's needs and expectations. (Customers can be students, external constituents, employees, or university guests.)
  • Respectfully ascertains customer's needs and determines appropriate response.
  • Promptly responds by providing requested information, takes appropriate action, or refers customer to appropriate individual or department.
  • If further actions need to be taken, advises customers of realistic timeframes for a response to their request.
  • Follows up with customers on outstanding requests in a timely manner.
  • Tactfully explains to customers why their needs and/or expectations cannot be met if the university does not provide the requested information or services.

Equipment Operation

  • Demonstrates the essential skills required to use equipment and tools needed to perform job duties and responsibilities.
  • Follows maintenance and operation procedures and safety rules to minimize equipment malfunctions and prevent personal injuries.


  • Supervises the work of staff employees.
  • Sets clear goals and expectations within reasonable timeframes.
  • Motivates staff through constructive feedback, challenging assignments, and recognition of achievements.
  • Provides mentorship and guidance by sharing expertise and best practices.
  • Supports staff by providing essential resources, professional development opportunities, and open communication.
  • Promptly addresses performance issues with appropriate measures and discretion.

Research and Analysis

  • Applies knowledge and skills to collect and analyze relevant data and information.
  • Assesses benefits and risks, and prepares comprehensive reports of findings.
  • Submits recommendations for management's review and evaluation.

Writing Proficiency

  • Demonstrates the ability to express information clearly and concisely in writing.
  • Formulates and writes information to effectively communicate messages, ideas, and/or concepts for the intended recipient or audience.
  • Uses appropriate words and tone, and correct grammar.

Student Success Indirect Support

  • Contributes to student success by assisting students with anything that supports their student experience, whether directly or indirectly.
  • Helps students navigate their way through the different offices, programs, and services at the university and/or connects students with the appropriate party(ies).
  • Connects students with services or resources that can help them with career exploration, goal selection, and ongoing academic assistance.
  • Helps students build peer support networks.
  • Encourages student participation in out-of-class activities.
  • Provides encouragement and guidance to foster student success.
  • Treats students with respect
  • Maintains the learning environment to ensure quality and/or sound pedagogy.

This job description may not encompass all duties and responsibilities associated with the position.