Environmental Health and Safety Manager

  • Clark College
  • Vancouver, WA, United States
Full Time Academia Education Health Care Science OTHER

Job Description


Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, exempt Environmental Health and Safety Manager.  This position reports to the Director of Risk Management and is responsible for directing, developing, planning and managing the Environmental Health and Safety program.
Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance diversity and equity on our campus and in our community. Questions regarding the College's Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to Human Resources, (360) 992-2105.

Position Responsibilities

  • Direct and/or conduct regulatory required environmental health and safety training; develop and revise online and classroom training content, market appropriate materials describing and promoting programs, oversee training evaluation and continuous improvement process.
  • Direct and/or conduct the regular inspections throughout college facilities to verify compliance with environmental health and safety regulations.
  • Serve as advisor, providing technical guidance to, and/or direct the handling and disposal of, hazardous materials including promoting minimization of hazardous materials and waste. Interpret and advise operating standards and activities coordinating with faculty and staff; recommend courses of action related to programming or technical and regulatory issues.
  • Manage and oversee Environmental Health and Safety programming including: Chemical Hygiene, Accident Prevention, Confined Space, Lockout, Hearing Conservation, Spill Prevention, Emergency Response, Fall Protection, Electrical Safety, Respiratory Protection, etc.
  • Direct and supervise staff that support Environmental Health and Safety and environmental sustainability.
  • Manage Worker's Compensation/Labor and Industry Claims in partnership with Human Resources, including reviewing and processing claims, ensuring program conformance to applicable laws and regulations, preparing required reports, and monitoring and evaluating the program activities to ensure the delivery of quality and efficient services in the best interest of the College and its employees. Respond to strategies, and take appropriate action to resolve issues/concerns; advise injured employees of their benefits. Stay abreast of trends and innovations in the field of workers' compensation administration and stay current on legislative and regulatory issues at the State and Federal level.
  • Manage the Modified Duty and Return to Work Program, accident logs, OSHA 300 preparation and other relevant reports.
  • Administer College's driver's requirement and authorization program. 
  • Conduct accident investigations. Determine causes; determine whether current standards are adequate to prevent a recurrence; develop recommendations for internal procedures in situations where existing standards are inadequate.
  • Ensure the maintenance of college hazardous materials inventory and Material Safety Data Sheets.
  • Direct the development of environmental health and safety policy. Support supervisors to ensure compliance.
  • Participate in college's Environmental Health and Safety Committee.
  • Direct or prepare required regulatory reports including air emissions, hazardous waste, WISHA reporting and other relevant reporting processes.
  • Oversee college-wide environmental sustainability program.
  • Serve as an active member of the Emergency Management Planning Committee to develop, respond, and maintain emergency management efforts. Actively maintain a collaborative and resource sharing practice between environmental health and safety and emergency management.
  • Develop and monitor program budgets and approve expenditures.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Create a safe, bias-free working environment, which engenders respect for differences.
  • Provide leadership in accordance with the Vision, Values, and Core themes established by the college to achieve mission fulfillment.


Minimum Qualifications and Competencies

  • Bachelor's degree AND four years' work experience in a safety, health and/or environmental regulatory capacity in a complex organization OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of OSHA regulations.
  • Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in environmental health, environmental science, or closely related science or safety field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of WISHA regulations.
  • Supervisory experience.

Supplemental Information

Salary Statement: $54,892 – 57,812 annually
Benefits include vacation/ sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.
Required Online Application Materials:

  • Clark College Online Application
  • Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
  • Current résumé
  • Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office in person or by fax (360-992-2873).

Please apply online at www.clark.edu/jobs
To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.
Application Deadline: 
Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., October 19, 2017 [EXTENDED DEADLINE]
Condition of employment:
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.
Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.
The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on the campus, and crime statistics for the most recent 4-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133.  The most recent Annual Security Report can be viewed here:  http://www.clark.edu/campus-life/student-support/security/report.php
If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.
Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Clark College Human Resources

Agency Clark College Address 1933 Fort Vancouver Way

Vancouver, Washington, 98663. Phone 360-992-2105
Website www.clark.edu/jobs

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree