Job Details

Georgia College & State University
  • Position Number: 5004338
  • Location: Milledgeville, GA
  • Position Type: Health - Public and Environmental Health

Director of Environmental Health, Safety & Fire Safety

Job ID 268044
Location Georgia College & State Univ
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular

About Us
Georgia College & State University (GCSU) is the state's designated public liberal arts university, where students learn the essential skills to compete in a fast-paced and technology-driven global society. The university prepares students for successful careers, leadership in communities, problem solving and life-long learning through personalized attention in a residential setting with opportunities for a variety of transformational experiences through its award-winning, high-impact practices. One of only three selective universities within the University System of Georgia and a top 10 ranked public university in the Southeast, GCSU offers undergraduate degrees in more than 40 majors, 34 graduate programs, doctorates in education and nursing, professional certificates and continuing education programs.

As a member of the prestigious Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), GCSU is committed to fostering a liberal arts environment that values academic preeminence, interdisciplinary inquiry and an inclusive learning community. GCSU enjoys a strong reputation for academic excellence and nationally ranked programs according to US News & World Report, The Princeton Review and Colleges of Distinction - among other ranking sources.

Georgia College & State University takes great pride in combining the educational experience of a private liberal arts college with the affordability of a public university. Faculty and staff are dedicated to student engagement and experiential learning through high-impact practices such as internships, service- and community-based learning, diversity, study abroad opportunities, mentored undergraduate research and a capstone project that fosters intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry and critical thinking.

The university's beautiful and historic campus is located downtown in Milledgeville, Georgia, a charming, diverse college town of approximately 19,000 residents in Central Georgia, and only 90 miles southeast of Atlanta. Milledgeville is also the home of noted American author and alumna, Flannery O'Connor, '45, and the college community enjoys many exciting literary arts programs at O'Connor's former home, Andalusia, now owned by the university. Milledgeville is located on the banks of beautiful Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee, allowing faculty, staff and students to take full advantage of the environmental and recreational benefits of being part of a lake community. For cultural, educational and leisure opportunities beyond Milledgeville - Macon and Atlanta are located within easy driving distances.

Georgia College & State University is committed to protecting academic freedom in addition to supporting the freedom of expression as outlined in the University System of Georgia's Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom policy and its Ethics Code of Conduct. For more information, visit us online at

Job Summary
The Director of Environmental Health, Safety and Fire Safety provides management, direction and oversight of all university Environmental Health and Safety programs including development, implementation, administration, evaluation and compliance.

Compliance Monitoring & Enforcement - 30
Establishes standards, practices and methods related to EHS, Fire and Life Safety including application and enforcement of all federal, state and local EHS regulations, codes, and University policies. Monitors and makes reports on environmental concerns, which may include food preparation and service areas, pest control, general cleanliness, air and water quality, and other environmental issues. Monitor the purchase of all hazardous chemicals, materials, and maintain Material Data Sheets for all such materials used and or stored on university property.

Coordination, Operations & Training - 30
Manages annual inspections of fire and life safety systems. Serves as the Right to Know Coordinator, administering Right to Know Plan and Program in compliance with applicable state law. Assists with coordination of waste and recycling and manages hazardous waste disposal. Provides guidance regarding bio-hazardous materials and bio-safety programs to various departments on campus as applicable. Acts as first responder in safety-related emergencies including spills, floods, fire and other potential hazardous situations. Supports and participates in emergency management training and exercises.

Liaison and Partnerships - 15
University point of contact on EHS matters. Liaison with Federal, State, and local agencies having jurisdiction including, but not limited to OSHA, FEMA, GEMA, Georgia EPD, State Fire Marshal, USG, local EMA, water and fire departments, campus public safety, vendors and contractors. Advises offices of disability services, legal affairs and Inclusive Excellence on ADA and related programs.

Administrative Support -15
Responsible for fiscal management of budgets related to Environmental Health and Safety. Keeps up-to-date records for maintenance and inspections. Maintains asset accountability.

Other - 10
Other duties as assigned. Subject to after-hour duties and recall

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Environmental Health & Safety, Emergency Management or related field

Other Required Qualifications
Fire inspector certification and/or Fire alarm certification or ability to obtain certification within 12 months. Valid driver's license

Required Experience
Eight years of professional work experience associated with progressively responsible management of a multi-faceted program in environmental compliance, occupational health and safety, laboratory safety, environmental health or closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Designation as a Board-certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and/or Designation as a Board-Certified Safety Professional (CSP)

Experience in the management of a broad, full spectrum EHS program including but not limited to Chemical Hygiene, Environmental Compliance, Occupational Safety, Waste Management, etc.

Preferred Educational Qualifications
Master's degree in Environmental Health & Safety, Emergency Management, or a related field

Preferred Experience
5 years of Higher Education experience; Experience managing an Environmental Compliance program

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to analyze and interpret technical documents or regulations and then determine applicability and steps associated with achieving compliance. Ability to effectively present information and concepts in an organized, data driven written or presentation format. Ability to conduct environmental, health, and safety related risk assessment, mitigation, and crisis management.

Knowledge of State and Federal compliance regulations including but not limited to Clery ACT, Title IX, FERPA, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, EPCRA, HAZWOPER, RCRA, etc. Familiarity with FEMA NIMS incident command system.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills with aptitude to recognize, evaluate, and recommend corrective measures and produce clear and concise reports. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to cultivate strong and collaborative relationships inside and outside the organization and
motivate and inspire employees. Refined judgment and decision-making skills, including in emergencies.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia College & State University (GCSU) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by GCSU.

Georgia College & State University is a national award-winning institution in areas of student success and achievement. It strives to achieve excellence in the composition of its community, educational programs, university policies, research and scholarship, campus life, employment practices, extracurricular activities, and community outreach. It is a priority of the university to be a welcoming and inclusive environment so that its campus culture will enhance the ability of its community members to succeed in their endeavors, to be respected as individuals, and to feel a sense of belonging. Please visit Equal Employment Opportunity for more information.

Other Information
This is a supervisory position.
This position has financial responsibilities.
This position will be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Motor Vehicle Check
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Credit Check
  • Education Verification

Special Applicant Instructions
Qualified applicants need to supply a resume, cover letter, and list of references

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