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Director of Emergency Management and Environmental Health & Safety

Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR

Job - Education

Close Date: 06/30/2019

Working at Lewis & Clark College
The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes options for health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and more.

Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.

Job Purpose
Reporting to the Vice President for Business and Finance/Treasurer, the Director of Emergency Management and Environmental Health and Safety provides leadership, strategic planning, and implementation of emergency management and preparedness, safety and health, environmental regulatory compliance programs that protect the students and employees of the College. Serves as the Chief Chemical Hygiene and Occupational Safety and Health Officers for the College.

What You'll Do
Emergency Management
* Working in an inclusive and open manner, develop a comprehensive campus emergency plan ensuring compliance with current emergency management standards and best practices. Including assessment of current plans, protocols, equipment and technology.
* Collaborate with executive leadership of the College on matters of emergence management. Especially the VP of Student Life, the Academic Deans, and the Dean of Diversity and Inclusion.
* Coordinate with, and provide leadership and support to, faculty, staff, and student groups in their emergency preparedness and continuity efforts. Participates in the development of emergency preparedness conferences, instructive seminars, presentations, speeches, and other outreach activities for the Lewis & Clark community and external partners.
* In coordination with other College departments, develop, lead, educate, and motivate campus constituents in emergency planning, response, and recovery strategies.
* Along with the Vice President, lead the work of the Incident Management Team and Emergency Management Steering Committee, including facilitation, preparing minutes and reports, and collecting and analyzing data.
* Provide leadership and support for Incident Management Teams during emergencies. Assist with operation, activation, and staffing of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Serve as an on-call resource to provide leadership and/or support during potential or actual emergency incidents, often in service beyond regularly scheduled hours.
* Plan and lead drills to ensure readiness for a variety of possible emergency events.
* Partner with local and state municipal organizations, colleges and universities on emergency preparedness plans.

Environmental Health and Safety
* Develop an Environmental Health and Safety program to ensure compliance with required policies, procedures, and laws. Including: college policies and procedures, contractor safety programs, fire safety, building inspections, OSHA, EPA, and insurance carriers.
* Conduct ongoing analysis and evaluation of compliance programs and implement changes as necessary, including appropriate audits and documentation.
* Develop and review all bid specifications for environmental actions.
* Lead the Lewis and Clark's Safety Committee.
* Serve as the Hazardous Waste Coordinator and manage storage and disposal of hazardous wastes and materials. Maintain Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and collection as required by law.
* In coordination with the Departments of Campus Safety and Security, Facilities, and Human Resources, responds to all employee, faculty and student health, safety, and environmental concerns within the workplace/workshops.
* Conduct appropriate and applicable training and orientation for employees, including, but not limited to asbestos awareness, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Automatic External Defibrillators (AED), blood borne pathogens, ergonomics, hazard communications, respiratory protection, fall protection, and lifting/back safety.

Risk Management
* Assist the Vice President in developing and maintaining a college risk assessment program.
* Serve as key staff to the college risk management team.

* Supervise one full time employee that assists in the development and maintenance of emergency management, environmental health and safety, and risk management programs.
* Supervise student employees.

Must Haves
* Bachelor's degree
* Appropriate FEMA or other similar emergency management courses or training programs.
* 5 years of related experience
* Ability to work collaboratively with large and small groups, as well as the ability to lead and provide mentorship both directly and indirectly for a wide variety of groups and individuals
* Excellent verbal and written communication and public speaking skills. Strong written, organizational, and interpersonal communication skills, with demonstrated attention to detail.
* Experience in creating visual presentations for a variety of audiences and organizing and presenting information in a clear, concise manner that can be easily understood by the target audience. Ability to summarize and format technical information for diverse audiences.
* Knowledge of applicable local, state, federal laws, regulations, guidelines and standards regarding occupational health and safety and Emergency Management Principles (e.g. Standardized Emergency Management System, * National Incident Management System, and Incident Command System) and Emergency Operations Center functions.
* Travel may be required for training, conference attendance, and preparedness and outreach activities.
* Ability to work occasional nights or weekends for training or emergency response purposes.
* Ability to manage confidential or sensitive information using proper discretion and judgment.
* Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license and meet College vehicle insurance requirements.
* Ability to honor and work with all identities and individuals, particularly those who are underrepresented in the country and/or at Lewis & Clark College

Nice to Haves
* Master's degree
* 8 years of related experience
* Experience in higher education would be a plus
* ICS or National Incident Management System certification
* Certification in CPR/First Aid and/or other response training programs.

Work Schedule
* 37.5 hours per week
* Benefits Eligible: Yes

Pay Rate
* Commensurate with experience

Physical Requirements
* Moderate amount of lifting of light weight (up to 15 lbs.) to medium weight (15 to 35 lbs.), climbing or working in physically tiring work
* Bending, kneeling/squatting, climbing (stairs), standing, driving, sitting, walking, reaching, repetitive hand movements (e.g., typing), seeing, talking, hearing

The College explicitly acknowledges and affirms its conviction that diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, socio-economic background, religious orientation or spirituality, physical or sensory disability, gender, and sexual orientation on the Lewis & Clark campus provides an educational benefit for all students that can be realized only if students and education professionals from diverse backgrounds are present in significant numbers within our learning community. In creating and sustaining such a community, we engage, to the extent possible, in practices that will ensure a high degree of diversity on our campus, simultaneously meeting the highest standards of academic excellence of which we are capable.

Reasonable Accommodation

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

Background Check

Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the conviction is related to the position for which the individual is applying or would present safety or security risks before an employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.

Eligibility to Work

In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.

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