Environmental Health & Safety Assistant Manager

at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, United States

Job Description

Special Information 

  • This position is an on-site position which requires the incumbent to complete their work primarily at an NAU site, campus, or facility with or without accommodation.  Opportunities for remote work are rare.
  • NAU EHS professionals work in every area and environment of the campus that Staff may access. This includes office and shop environments, outdoor, mechanical spaces, roof locations, tunnels, and extended locations which are not located on the Mountain Campus.

Job Description and Duties 

The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Assistant Manager is a member of the NAU EHS Team. The Assistant Manager works closely with department leaders and supervisors to develop work unit specific safety and safety training needs. Under the supervision of the EHS Assistant Director, Occupational Safety, this position exists to aid in fulfilling the EHS mission to the University by coordinating department safety programs and creating a positive campus safety culture. The nature of the work is to develop and deliver a full spectrum of environmental and occupational health and safety training, work practices, and procedures to enhance the overall health and safety of NAU employees, and to promote regulatory compliance in occupational safety. This position is also responsible for contributing to the department’s efforts in development and delivering safety training programs and assisting departments with Job Hazard Assessments (JHA’s). 

Inspection - 25%

  • Perform routinely scheduled and customer responsive equipment inspections for campus equipment that is monitored by EHS for condition or safety.
  • Conduct shop/department safety inspections and work with clients to develop Job Hazard Assessments, hazard controls, or corrective measures for noted safety deficiencies.

Training - 25%

  • Organize, promote, coordinate, or deliver specific training for required occupational safety subjects, including instruction on new/better work methods or procedures, changes in safety regulations, work policies and safety codes.
  • Develop new in person or electronic training content as necessary for live or asynchronous online delivery to clients.

Program Support - 20%

  • Support various NAU EHS occupational and general safety programs and connect clients with available safety personnel, resources, and provide technical program services when needed or assigned.

Project Support - 10%

  • Coordinate/collaborate with campus stakeholders for general project assistance or technical services for safety related components of campus projects.

Analysis - 10%

  • Participate in investigations to determine root cause of accidents/incidents and make recommendations for next steps or preventive measures. Review OSHA recordkeeping compliance as needed.

Safety Generalist - 5%

  • Provide generalized department support and coverage.

Other - 5%

  • Cross-department collaboration, committee participation.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualificaitons

  • Associates or bachelor’s degree in an applicable field, or comparable professional experience
  • 1-2 years of relevant safety, training, or inspection experience.
  • Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current certification as a safety professional in a relevant discipline through BCSP, ASSP, ABIH or a similar organization.
  • OSHA 10- or 30-hour certification.
  • NSC Advanced Safety Certificate (ASC) or Manager of Environmental Safety & Health (MESH).
  • OSHA Specialist in Safety & Health (SSH) or Certificate Safety & Health Official (CSH0) certificate.
  • Customer service experience or training.
  • Ability to effectively process, prioritize and self-manage changing or complex work activities and assignments in a high accountability environment.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to learn, use, and teach use of complex computer-based data management systems.
  • Familiarity with construction and maintenance equipment and principles for the purpose of inspecting and evaluating work areas and activities for safety concerns.
  • Ability to present and address audiences of up to 100 participants to provide effective employee training.
  • Competence with Microsoft Office suite of programs, Zoom, Teams, and other communication and presentation programs used for remote delivery of training.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Intermediate knowledge of tools, processes, and policies of NAU environmental safety operations.
  • Knowledge of institutional goals and strategies to achieve and maintain growth.
  • Record keeping skills.
  • Analytical and research skills.
  • Balances competing priorities.
  • Demonstrates problem solving, attention to detail and accuracy, organizational, and analytical capabilities.
  • Analyzes non-routine situations and anticipates issues.
  • Communicates effectively.
  • Promotes a diverse, inclusive environment.

Application Deadline

April 12, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

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Equal Employment Opportunity 

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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Job Posting: 5785728

Posted On: Mar 30, 2023

Updated On: Apr 12, 2023

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