Occupational Safety/Environmental Health Manager 5 (Director, Environmental Health and Safety)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
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Level/Salary Band:
05 – M – Exempt
Work Unit:
Office of Physical Plant
Environmental Health and Safety
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Under the general direction of the Associate Vice-President of the Office of Physical Plant (OPP), the Director of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) will lead, develop and execute strategic direction, lead, promote, and ensure that the University has comprehensive environmental, health, and safety programs. This position will oversee occupational safety and health, radiation safety, and environmental protection. In addition to setting both tactical and strategic direction, this position will be responsible for the unit’s services and projects, guided by the university and OPP strategic mission, vision, goals, and initiatives. The Director will create a proactive culture that can meet stakeholder needs, oversee safety of events, and interact with government agencies on behalf of the university while establishing excellent working relationships. The Director will provide EHS leadership to multiple state-wide campuses in the Penn State system, be a member of the OPP senior leadership team, and work collaboratively with unit leaders and deans. The EHS Director is responsible for providing professional leadership and administrative direction to a staff exceeding 25 staff as well as maintaining an annual budget of $1.2 million. The Director will oversee system-wide EHS programs including workplace safety, industrial hygiene, radiation protection, hazardous waste management, environmental protection, and other specific and related programs. The university relies on this position for multiple compliance activities and interactions with many federal, state, and local regulatory agencies. This position is responsible for developing, promoting, and overseeing policies, procedures, and programs necessary to maintain a safe and healthy environment for employees, students, and visitors. This position will work with Penn State campus entities throughout Pennsylvania to mitigate risk, and protect the University against losses. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in Occupational Safety/Environmental Health or related discipline or higher plus fifteen years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree or equivalent, preferably in safety, industrial hygiene, biological sciences, or environmental sciences preferred. Must have demonstrated experience in the management of comprehensive environmental, health and safety programs and demonstrated success in leading and supervising the department at a comparable organization. Must have demonstrated experience effectively leading a complex organization and developing strategic and tactical plans to meet stakeholder needs. This leader will exhibit excellent communication skills and foster a collaborative and team building environment. This position requires a background in regulatory compliance, operations, and financial accountability. Familiarity in higher education and work experience in a decentralized organization preferred. Preferred qualifications include recognition as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Health Physicist (CHP), and/or Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM). The candidate may be expected to undergo background checks per requirements by the NRC for trustworthy and reliable individuals as well as any requirements by university policy. Workforce diversity, cultural inclusiveness, and employment equity are deeply rooted in Penn State's historic mission. Just as we are committed to being a diverse educational environment, we are also committed to being a diverse working community. As a community, we endeavor to be a mixture of cultural backgrounds, life experiences, individual perspectives, and numerous other characteristics that add variety and vitality to the workplace.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088