1310 Director of Environmental Management

POSITION IDENTIFICATION

TITLE Director of Environmental Management

CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1310

GRADE 45

CLASSIFICATION Exempt

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Associate Vice President for Administrative and Information Services

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Vice President for Administrative and Information Services

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Director of Environmental Management coordinates a comprehensive program for acquisition, handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous chemical materials, proper handling and accounting of select agents, and radiation safety for all Missouri State University campuses.  Key components include drafting and otherwise leading the development of policies and a plan for compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations, reviewing and advising University committees on research protocols for compliance, advising department and administrative heads on environmental policy recommendations, monitoring compliance and preparing corrective action recommendations, providing advice and assistance to faculty, staff, and students regarding environmental protection procedures, policies, plans, and programs, in conjunction with the Institutional Biosafety Committee, participating in the development of recommendations and guidance for biosafety issues, coordinating and delivering training, organizing environmental safety meetings, preparing documents submitted to environmental regulatory agencies, and acting as a liaison between the university and state and federal  regulatory authorities.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelors degree is required; a Bachelor’s degree in an environmentally related discipline, such as physical, biological, or health sciences, engineering, or an appropriately related field is preferred.

Experience: At least 5 years of experience is required; ten or more years of experience is preferred.  The required experience is to include implementation, evaluation, and management of environmental health and safety programs.

Skills: Supervisory skills are required.  Effective oral and written communication skills are required.  Analytical and problem-solving skills are required.  The ability to work with individuals possessing varying degrees of environmental health and safety knowledge is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Certification: Environmental credentialing demonstrated by professional certification or registration appropriate to one’s profession is required or must be obtained within 90 days of employment.  Such certifications include PE (Professional Engineer), CHMM (Certified Hazardous Materials Manager), REM (Registered Environmental Manager), CHP (Certified Health Physicist), etc.  A valid Missouri Commercial DriverÔāís License, class C, with hazardous-material endorsement is required or must be obtained within 90 days of employment.

Other: This position is designated “sensitive” as defined by University policy.  This position may include job duties, responsibilities, or activities that are subject to export control regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Assures that University operations are in compliance with applicable federal and state environmental laws and regulations on all campuses by drafting and otherwise leading the development of policies and a plan for compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations and developing and administering a comprehensive program for the acquisition, handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous chemical waste, proper handling and accounting of select agents, and radiation safety for all campuses.

2. Provides expertise and authoritative knowledge in the development of policies, procedures, plans, and protocols by developing and maintaining a thorough understanding of federal, state, and local environmental regulations, monitoring the development of any new legislation or regulations, reviewing University research protocols and current practices for compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, and reporting risks, liabilities, and progress in environmental protection to decision makers.

3. Provides leadership in the establishment and enforcement of established protocols for all campuses by providing advice and assistance to faculty, staff, and students relating to the environmental protection procedures, policies, plans, and programs, in conjunction with the Institutional Biosafety Committee, participating in the development of recommendations and guidance for biosafety issues, conducting environmental audits and assessments, reviewing, analyzing, and  recommending modifications of projects, plans, or programs developed by researchers or external contractors, conducting inspections, reviewing research and teaching projects for compliance requirements, noting potential or actual noncompliant activities, notifying appropriate administrators and appropriate University committees of major noncompliant activities, and preparing corrective action recommendations.

4. Helps to ensure a cooperative working relationship with federal, state, and local regulators, the prompt issuance of required permits, licenses, and registrations, and the acceptance of environmental impact statements by performing work related to the application for permits, preparing routine permit applications, working with regulating agencies to facilitate the permitting process, and responding and recommending the appropriate response to enforcement actions. 

5. Utilizes a pro-active approach to environmental health and safety issues on all campuses by involvement with relevant committees (such as the Institutional Biosafety Committee) as a regular or ex-officio member, advising department, administrative heads, and University committees on environmental policy recommendations and the  impact of administrative decisions as they pertain to environmental regulatory compliance, advising facility designers, contractors, and workplace supervisors regarding building design, equipment use, and work practices to reduce potentially hazardous exposures, and advising researchers on efficient and safe methods of handling, storing, and disposing of hazardous materials. 

6. Maintains compliance with environmental laws, rules, and regulations by maintaining an appropriate central storage site on each campus, as necessary, coordinating/performing the transporting of the University’s hazardous waste to the appropriate storage site, and coordinating periodic waste removal activities involving commercial waste disposal vendors.

7. Ensures compliance with environmental laws, rules, and regulations by determining the proper hazardous materials certifications needed for Environmental Management staff and coordinating the certification process, coordinating with all campuses and Safety & Transportation to ensure first responders are properly equipped and trained to handle an accident involving hazardous materials, and developing, maintaining, and enforcing University response protocols and procedures on all campuses.

8. Increases campus awareness of environmental health and safety issues and the knowledge base regarding handling hazardous materials and wastes by preparing guidance materials and providing training programs for faculty, staff, and students who may be involved with hazardous materials or waste on all campuses.

9. Ensures compliance with University environmental management policies and practices by coordinating with the Chancellors of the Missouri State University-West Plains and Missouri State University-Mountain Grove campuses.

10. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

11. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as required by the supervisor.

12. Helps to assure the overall success of Administrative and Information Services by performing all other duties assigned.

SUPERVISION

The Director of Environmental Management is supervised by the Associate Vice President for Administrative and Information Services and may supervise staff, graduate assistants, and student workers.

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

REVISED JUNE 2012

JOB FAMILY 4

Factor 1: Professional Knowledge, Skill, and Technical Mastery

Level 4 - 2300 Points: Knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, methods and techniques of an administrative, managerial, or professional field such as accounting or auditing, financial management, business administration, human resources, engineering, social sciences, communications, education, law, or medicine. Knowledge permits the employee to complete assignments by applying established methods to recurring types of projects/problems susceptible to well-documented precedents or to schedule, plan, and carry out precedented projects. Alternatively, knowledge at this level might also permit the employee to carry out precedented projects requiring considerable experience in specific areas within higher education. Knowledge at this level is typically acquired through a combination of formal education and/or training and experience that includes a requirement for a college degree in a specific technical or professional specialty along with significant related work experience. Alternatively, equivalent knowledge requirements at this level include a non-technical or general Bachelor's degree requirement with substantial work experience or a non-specific Master's degree requirement with substantial work experience. Knowledge requirements generally also include a significant amount of related work experience and may include administrative or supervisory experience.

Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility

Level 2 - 130 Points: Regular, but limited, supervision, training, or directing the work assignments of (a) small numbers of student, part-time or temporary workers, or (b) one or more permanent, full-time employees. The nature of supervision is largely confined to scheduling work and assigning tasks. Supervision at this level typically does not include a full range of supervisory responsibilities, and supervisory duties typically do not consume a large portion of the work day.

Factor 3: Interactions with Others

Level 4 - 500 Points: Interactions with others are somewhat unstructured. The purpose may be to influence or motivate others, to obtain information, or to control situations and resolve problems. Interactions may be with individuals or groups of co-workers, students, or the general public, may be moderately unstructured, and may involve persons who hold differing goals and objectives. Individuals at this level often act as a liaison between groups with a focus on solving particular unstructured problems. Interactions at this level require considerable interpersonal skill and the ability to resolve conflict.

Factor 4: Job Controls and Guidelines

Level 3 - 500 Points: The employee operates under general supervision expressed in terms of program goals and objectives, priorities, and deadlines. Administrative supervision is given through statements of overall program or project objectives and available resources. Administrative guidelines are relatively comprehensive and the employee need only to fill in gaps in interpretation and adapt established methods to perform recurring activities. In unforeseen situations, the employee must interpret inadequate or incomplete guidelines, develop plans, and initiate new methods to complete assignments based on those interpretations. Assignments are normally related in function, but the work requires many different processes and methods applied to an established administrative or professional field. Problems are typically the result of unusual circumstances, variations in approach, or incomplete or conflicting data. The employee must interpret and refine methods to complete assignments. Characteristic jobs at this level may involve directing single-purpose programs or performing complex, but precedented, technical or professional work.

Factor 5: Managerial Responsibility

Level 4 - 1500 Points: Work involves the primary accountability for a smaller department, program, or process. Work activities involve managerial decisions that directly affect the efficiency, costs, reputation, and service quality of the department, program, or process. Work affects a limited range of professional projects or administrative activities of the University. Work activities have a direct and substantial impact on the department. While work activities do have some effect on the efficiency and reputation of the cost center, departments, programs, or processes at this level represent a relatively minor function within the cost center. Employees in jobs at this level may have responsibility for developing budgets, distributing budgeted funds, and exercising the primary control over a relatively small budget.