TITLE Director of Environmental Management
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1310
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Associate Vice President for Administrative Services
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Vice President for Administrative Services
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 bachelor's 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 Driver's 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 Services by performing all other duties assigned.
The Director of Environmental Management is supervised by the Associate Vice President for Administrative Services and may supervise staff, graduate assistants, and student workers.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED JUNE 2012