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Environmental Health and Safety Officer and Campus Risk Management

JOB ID #: 17989

ISSUE DATE: 12/18/2017

CLOSING DATE: 01/09/2018


The Borough of Manhattan Community College has the largest undergraduate enrollment of within the City University on New York with over 26,000 degree seeking students. It is located in Tribeca in Downtown Manhattan and is in the immediate vicinity of both the World Trade Center and Wall Street. This location is also well served by major mass transportation hubs. The Downtown community is acutely aware of the health and safety issues that its location has had to face in recent years.

BMCC’s recruitment for this position is reflective of this commitment to maintain a healthy and safe learning and working campus environment.

Reporting to the Vice President of Administration, the Director of Environmental Health and Safety will perform the following duties in addition to the CUNY Title Overview duties:

Oversees all campus health and safety operations including academic and research lab safety and compliance as well as general staff health and safety compliance.

Oversees pest control and vendor contract and services.

Liaison with governmental and regulatory agencies as needed, including, but not limited to, EPA, FDNY, NYSDEC, and NYCDEP.

Maintains and ensures compliance with all OSHA, EPA, NFPA, New York State and City regulatory guidelines.

Recommends engineering controls, administrative controls, or personal protective equipment.

Develops and implements safety training for the campus community.

Responsible for all safety programs, data analysis and assembling the college's annual response to the NYS E04 Report.

Works collaboratively with offices and departments to meet Campus and University environmental standards and sustainability goals.


Manages and provides leadership in academic and administrative operations regarding environmental health and safety; supervises the application and enforcement of all federal, state, and local environmental health and safety regulations, and other University policies.

Establishes environmental health and safety protocols to minimize risks Oversees inspections of all facilities, including research and teaching laboratories, to ensure safe operating conditions

Manages biological, chemical, and radioactive waste disposal programs

Provides for appropriate faculty, staff, and student training programs and communications

Selects and implements techniques for identifying hazards, assessing risks, and conducting investigations

Facilitates faculty and administration participation in projects with environmental health and safety implications

Plans and formulates environmental health and safety policies and coordinates efforts with University-wide programs and policies

Responds to environmental health and safety complaints

Maintains records of, and reports, required information related to environmental health and safety matters

Performs related duties as assigned.


Bachelor's Degree and eight years' related experience is required. An advanced degree in environmental science, risk management, industrial hygiene, chemistry, or related engineering, public or business management discipline is preferred.

Knowledge of OSHA, EPA, NFPA, DEP, DEC, New York State and City regulations, and a familiarity with current applicable standards and procedures is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Five years of combined experience in the higher education EHS and risk management fields.

EHS/OSHA and DHS certifications is advantageous.

Experience with environmental audits including remediation protocols as well as hazardous waste regulations and disposal.

Right to Know training and record keeping expected.

Knowledge of NIMS and an understanding of DHS disaster protocols.

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

Must be able to multi-task and operate with integrity with an attention to detail.

Strong interpersonal skills is a necessity.

Must have the ability to make firm, impartial decisions affecting life safety issues.

Must be prepared to respond to emergency conditions.


Salary commensurate with education and experience.

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