The successful candidate will implement and drive programs designed to protect personnel, the environment, and facilities while complying with institutional policies, best practices, regulations, and standards. The Director will also be a leading force in St. George’s University’s Emergency Management program, leading towards accreditation and to foster the resiliency of the University.
Specific responsibilities include:
Implementation of approved programs affecting air and water pollution, biological safety, chemical safety, emergency preparedness, fire safety, general safety, hazardous waste management and disposal, and industrial hygiene by:
- Monitoring program effectiveness: recommending changes required for program improvement
- Performing industrial hygiene and safety audits and inspections.
- Investigating and documenting incidents; supplying information and training to reduce incidents.
- Developing and presenting training for employees.
- Monitoring and communicating regulatory requirements affecting institutional operations, goals, and aims.
- Interfacing with administrators, faculty, staff, contractors, and external agencies to promote compliance with policies, laws, regulations, and standards.
- Provides leadership and direction in the planning, development, budgetary, implementation and evaluation of the campus-wide, including the University Club, Emergency Management, Environmental Health and Safety programs.
Serves as a command staff on the Incident Management Team by:
- Establishing goals, objectives, performance measures and metrics for the campus and the University Club in compliance with applicable government regulations, GTAWU’s Agreement and SGU’s policies related to health and safety.
- Managing health and safety complaints, including final resolution and record keeping.
- Serving as the liaison internally with University departments and leads or takes part on committees on environmental health and safety concerns.
- Collaborating with campus stakeholders including to enhance the institution's safety culture.
- Leads in the operational management of Environmental Health and Safety programs and operating budget consisting of the following functional units: general safety, industrial hygiene, environmental compliance, hazardous waste management, fire safety, laboratory/research safety, hazardous materials management, and training.
- Establishing specific, measurable departmental and individual operational plans and goals for each unit.
- Responsible for complaint investigation, development and delivery of training, testing fume hoods, managing hazardous waste, and developing policies and procedures in accordance with recognized standards of performance.
- Completing any other job-related assignments that may be given from time to time by the Executive Director of Public Safety.
Work Environment/Physical Demands
- Moderate physical activity including bending, standing, climbing, walking or lifting of items up to 50 pounds.
- The position is a dual office/external position working in a professional environment and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, scanners and filing cabinets.
- Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
- Regular site visits to various areas/locations including laboratories in a tropical environment with many hills
Hours and Travel
- A typical work week is 40 hours Monday through Friday with flexible start, lunch break and end.
- Weekend work and extended work hours may be required
- Travel as appropriate to implement strategic initiatives
- Must be available on-call to respond to emergencies and support emergency management operations
The highest level of confidentiality, honesty and integrity is needed for this position and employment with the Security Department carries with it an obligation to maintain confidentiality even after you leave the department.
Required Qualities, Education, Skills and Experience
- Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in related fields of Emergency Management, Fire Safety, Law Enforcement or Environmental Safety.
- Associate Emergency Manager (AEM) Certification, Certified Emergency Manager certification preferred
- At least 10 years full-time directly related work experience, with at least 5 years in a leadership position
- One or more of the following certifications is desirable: CPP Certified Protection Professional, Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Professional Engineer (PE) or other recognized certifications.
- Ability to maintain a valid Grenada driver's license
- Ability to work independently, as part of a team and collaborate effectively with diverse constituencies within a university setting and with external organizations.
- Proven ability to establish and maintain effective, cooperative working relationships with administrators, faculty, staff and regulatory agencies.
- Effective communication skills (written and verbal), time management, customer service skills and a demonstrated high-level of discretion, sensitivity, and diplomacy.
- Project management skills, and the ability to manage complex timelines and multiple projects.
- Demonstrate high level of confidence in making strategic decisions, using good judgment, and innovative and creative problem-solving skills.
- Excellent IT (Information Technology) skills, including Microsoft Office
- Student Centric: We approach every task with a focus on supporting our students to achieve their lifelong learning goals in a safe, vibrant and welcoming environment.
- A Global Community: We are one team with an international outlook welcoming the strength in our diversity and the value each of us brings to what we do.
- Accountable: We take responsibility for our actions by being responsive, resourceful and respectful in delivering on our commitments with integrity and the highest ethical standards.
- Collaborative: We support and empower one another through open communications, cooperation, sharing knowledge and taking time to always listen and show we care.
- Committed to Excellence: We take pride in our ongoing pursuit for continuous improvement through creativity, rigor and best practices to produce meaningful outcomes.
St. George's University is an equal opportunity employer. As such, it is company policy to fill positions with qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex (including sexual orientation and gender presentation), age, religion, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, pregnancy, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, disability, veteran status or status as a victim of domestic violence, except where there is a bona fide occupational qualification. This policy protects applicants and employees from discrimination in the hiring process.