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Director of Risk Management

Company: Cochise College
Location: Sierra Vista
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Job Description:

Position Summary: The Director of Risk Management is responsible for promoting a positive health and safety culture throughout the college, including compliance with applicable local, state and federal reporting and licensing requirements, in the areas of chemical, biological, fire and life safety, hazardous waste management, and occupational health and safety.Essential Functions: As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.Duties and Responsibilities: Within the scope of college policies and procedures, this position:Provides leadership and oversight for risk management and occupational and environmental health and safety activities to ensure a safe and healthy workplace and residential environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors; advises administration and departments on policies, programs, procedures and relevant campus protocols to ensure that college operations are in compliance with federal, state and local rules, regulations and lawsWorks with federal, state and local authorities to protect the college's interests in matters of risk management, occupational safety, health and environmental compliance, develops protocols, procedures, and programs to ensure complianceManages the oversight and maintenance of the college's online material safety data system, ensuring information is up to date for chemicals in use at the college and accessible for end usersMaintains federal and state reporting, inspection, testing, and permitting requirements, includes monitoring, tracking and reporting air permitting and emissions inventory, chemical facility rules, irrigation and water quality, Homeland Security, Community Right-to-Know (Tier II), SPCC Plan, and hazardous wasteMaintains and updates the College's Emergency Response Plan and other emergency response plans; monitors the effectiveness of the college's health and safety program; makes recommendations for managing potential issues and assists in coordinating corrective plans; responds to animal control issues on campus and oversees removal as requiredReviews policies, procedures and related items as Chair of the Safety Committee; provides guidance to departments regarding environmental compliance and overall health and safety; represents the college at state health and safety meetingsServes as a liaison to county and municipal police and fire departments on matters of fire code compliance, life safety, fire drills and security issues; coordinates Life Safety inspections with local and state inspection agencies; interprets Life Safety code complianceCoordinates the collection and disposal of hazardous and universal waste throughout the district; works with departments to ensure compliance with hazardous waste regulations; maintains hazardous waste manifests; reviews quarterly activity reports; performs periodic inspection of hazardous waste accumulation areas; serves as administrator of the Chemical Emergency Management System (CEMS); -coordinates asbestos, mold and lead abatement monitoring and abatement activities for renovation and demolition projects; -maintains records and databases for all monitoring and abatement projectsProvides support as required for large scale events on campus; utilizes industrial hygiene instruments for indoor air quality and noise sampling as required; maintains and calibrates health and safety monitoring and testing equipment; performs ergonomic evaluations and provides recommendations; develops, updates, and maintains physical capacity assessments for specific Facilities and Maintenance department positions for use during post offer, -pre-employment and return to work physicals as neededCoordinates training, maintains records, and provides information resources for Hazardous Waste, Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures, Hazard Communication (Right to Know) (Material Safety Data Sheets), Bloodborne Pathogens, and other OSHA programs as appropriate; Department of Transportation (DOT) records as required for CDL drug testingAssists the Vice President for Administration with district insurance maintenance, including maintaining vehicle inventory, building inventory, and management of the college's motor vehicle records processServes as administrator of the workers' compensation program; assists with accident investigations; coordinates with Human Resources and Facilities to review workers' compensation issues district wide; works with Facilities and Maintenance staff before and during construction projects to assess effect on campus/personnel pertaining to safetyPerforms other related duties as assignedGeneral Expectations: Employees are expected to accomplish assigned duties in an efficient, effective and competent manner and to strive for improvement and excellence in all work performed. Additionally, employees must understand the comprehensive role of the community college and cooperate and work harmoniously with students, faculty and staff, and the public. Employees will follow all college policies, rules, regulations and guidelines as they relate to this position. -Education and Experience Requirements: Bachelor's degree in environmental health, safety or related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning recognized by the US Department of EducationFive years of progressive experience in environmental compliance, occupational safety or related areaCompletion of OSHA General Industry 30 hour training course An equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved may be consideredKnowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of and ability to follow college policies and proceduresKnowledge of rules, regulations and guidelines of various Federal or state agencies governing safety programsKnowledge in conducting environmental health and safety auditsKnowledge of current technologies and word processing, database, presentation, and spreadsheet software, specifically Microsoft Office applicationsSkill in listening to, synthesizing information and reaching sound conclusionsSkill in analyzing data for trends and needsSkill in recognizing hazardous situations and taking appropriate corrective actionSkill in maintaining proper records and documentationAbility to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, and to relate to others in a professional, helpful manner including preparing and presenting reports to a variety of internal and external groupsAbility to relate to a diverse population and to maintain composure when faced with difficult situationsAbility to multi-task and organize, prioritize, and follow multiple projects and tasks through to completion with an attention to detailAbility to work independently while contributing to team environmentAbility to effectively identify and resolve problems and to maintain strict confidentiality related to sensitive informationAbility to analyze problems, identifies solutions, and takes appropriate action to resolve problems using independent judgment and decision-making processesAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other department staff, faculty, students and the publicWork Environment: Work is primarily performed under limited supervision in an office setting with appropriate climate controls and in a variety of climatic conditions Work may involve exposure to mechanical, chemical and other hazards, including working at elevations and confined spaces. Travel is required. Early morning, evening, and weekend work may be required.Physical Requirements: Essential functions of this position require: lifting, manual dexterity, ability to see and communicate.Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body; involves sitting only occasionally, walking and standing are required regularly, incumbents may be required to kneel, crouch/squat, crawl, climb, stoop, turn/twist, balance, reach, or handle Mental Application: -Utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, critical thinking, adaptability and creative problem solving skills are importantReports to: -Vice President for Administration -

Keywords: Cochise College, Sierra Vista , Director of Risk Management, Executive , Sierra Vista, Arizona

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