The primary purpose of this position is to serve in a leadership role assisting the Director in planning, developing, and administering a comprehensive environmental health and safety program with a high level of diversity, scope, dynamics and complexity involving multiple health and safety compliance issues. The position will provide expert advice to support university goals with due consideration of occupational regulations, laws and best practices. Additionally, the position will establish strategic performance improvement standards, manage emerging issues, develop safety management techniques, lead projects, manage daily operations, supervise staff, build partnerships, promote a proactive safety culture, and maintain regulatory compliance. The comprehensive environmental health and safety program covers areas of the university including occupational health and safety, laboratory safety, fire and life safety, workers' compensation, training and support services. This position supervises work that is characterized by a high degree of complexity with numerous technical standards and a significant number of variables.
Minimum Experience / Education:
Master’s degree and seven to ten years experience in an environmental health and safety role, with 2 years of supervisory experience. Strong organizational, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills. Exceptional oral and written communication skills. Expert knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Administration, environmental, North Carolina Fire Prevention, and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services compliance. Ability to motivate and inspire team members. Ability to build relationships and promote a proactive safety culture. Ability to consistently exercise good judgment and make complex decisions on a daily basis.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
Ten plus years of professional experience with at least 3 years of supervisory experience. Higher education or public sector industry experience desirable. Practical knowledge and application of environmental health and safety regulations at a higher education institution. Demonstrated organizational leadership experience.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.