University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Environmental Health and Safety Manager

Payroll Title: UCP X
Class Code: 1013-9090
Job Family: TLR
FLSA Code: E
Score: 679

JOB SUMMARY

Under the general direction of the Director of Environmental Health and Safety, develops and manages environmental health and safety programs and policies to advance the health and safety of the University Community, and promote University-wide compliance with local, State, and Federal regulations and nationally recognized standards; directs the activities of professional employees within a major technical subgroup of EH&S, e.g., Biological Health and Safety, Chemical Health and Safety, Occupational Health and Safety, and Radiation Safety.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Directs and administers the preparation and maintenance of mandated regulatory licenses and records on behalf of the University.
  2. Develops, implements, and administers technical training programs for University faculty, staff, and students to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.
  3. Develops policies and procedures to ensure compliance with environmental health and safety standards and best management practices at the University, including the regional campuses.
  4. Selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates professional staff; recommends staffing needs; determines work assignments and work schedules to most effectively ensure regulatory compliance and meet program needs.
  5. Supervises and administers procurement, reception, and distribution or shipping of regulated hazardous materials arriving at or departing from the University, as needed.
  6. Contracts with outside licensed hazardous materials disposal companies for disposal of University-generated hazardous waste, as needed.
  7. Prepares health and safety status reports on current programs and activities.
  8. Responds to inquiries from the University Community, regulatory agencies, or other groups regarding the use of hazardous materials at the University, and resulting effects on environmental health and safety.
  9. Provides expert technical consultation to University faculty, staff, and students regarding environmental health and safety matters.
  10. Serves as the technical expert on behalf of the University in interactions with local, State, and Federal regulatory agencies in areas of environmental health and safety.
  11. Inspects University work facilities and equipment, consults with principal investigators, faculty, and supervisors to determine if planned experiments, research activities, maintenance and repair, construction and renovation activities, or any other University-sanctioned work meet environmental health and safety standards; determines if equipment and work facilities conform to environmental health and safety standards; consults with engineering and construction personnel on renovations or new proposed projects.
  12. Develops and maintains program budget for administration and management of subgroup health and safety programs; authorizes expenditures of funds within subgroup program budget.
  13. Reviews and modifies existing environmental health and safety programs and their application, as needed.
  14. Interacts with professional and regulatory groups, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, CT Occupational safety and Health Administration, CT Department of Public Health, etc.
  15. Develops educational materials for University/Community-related activities.
  16. Performs related duties as required

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

  1. Master’s degree in Environmental Health and Safety or related discipline and five years experience in health and safety program management
    OR
    Bachelor’s degree in Environment Health and Safety or related discipline and seven years experience in health and safety program management
  2. In depth knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, nationally recognized standards and guidelines, as related to specialized environmental health and safety functions of the position.
  3. Excellent communication skills.
  4. Demonstrated administrative and supervisory skills.
  5. Knowledge of various software applications.
  6. Ability to respond promptly in-person to all campus locations requiring environmental health and safety services, including the regional campuses.

ADDITIONAL DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

  1. Professional Certification, e.g., Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional, Certified Biological Safety Professional or Certified Health Physicist.
  2. Environmental health and safety program development experience.

NOTE:

• Position may be required to respond to emergencies outside of normal business hours, as needed.

• Professional certification or license may be required by regulation for specific specialty technical fields.
Date Created: 06/28/85
Date Revised: 10/31/05