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Villanova, Pennsylvania
United States
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Academic/Educational sector
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist


Posting Number: 20202471S
Position Title: Environmental Health and Safety Specialist
Position Type: Staff
Location: Villanova, PA
Recruitment Type: Internal/External Applicants
Work Schedule: full-time/12-months
Department: 808-Environmental Safety

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Director of Environmental Health and Safety, the Environmental Health and Safety Specialist manages and oversees campus environmental health and safety (EHS) programs to assure a safe work environment, minimize environmental impact of University activities, and comply with applicable federal, state, and local EHS regulations.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and present training programs in compliance with federal, state, and local EHS regulatory requirements.
  • Respond to and assess selected EHS concerns (spills, working at heights, etc.), develop corrective actions as needed, and assure resolution.
  • Oversee selected EHS programs such as chemical waste management, emergency response planning.
  • Collaborate with other members of the Facilities Management Organization to address occasional hazards that arise as a result of project or maintenance activities, in compliance with applicable requirements.
  • Contribute to development of a campus-wide integrated EHS program. This includes developing policies/procedures, conducting periodic audits, writing reports, etc.
  • Maintain current knowledge of applicable regulations.
  • Perform additional duties and assist with projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; degree in Environmental Engineering, Safety & Industrial Hygiene, Chemistry, or related science/engineering field preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience administering EHS programs required.
  • General knowledge of federal and Pennsylvania EHS regulatory requirements required. Experience in EHS in higher education desirable.
  • Experience working with construction/maintenance activities desirable.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Competency with Microsoft Office software products.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pursuing additional certifications such as Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional, Board Certified Environmental Engineer desirable.

Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:

  • Occasional exposure to chemicals, noise, illumination, poor air quality, asbestos, lead paint, mold, adverse weather, enclosed spaces, and hazardous materials.
  • Walking, sitting, bending, reaching, climbing ladders, lifting up to 50 pounds.

Special Message to Applicants:
Posting Date: 10/08/2020
Salary Posting Information: Commensurate with experience
Salary Band: H
Job Classification: exempt

Minimum Number of References Needed: 3
Maximum Number of References Needed: 3

Required Documents
1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae

Optional Documents
1. Other Document

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