This is an internal position – only non-temporary current Auburn and AUM employees are eligible to apply.
The Director, Environmental Health & Safety will drive a campus-wide culture of environmental health and safety and foster an atmosphere in which human health and the university environment are safeguarded through education, regulatory compliance, and natural resource preservation and management. This position will be responsible for managing operation under an existing Intergovernmental Services Agreement (IGSA) between Auburn University and US Army at Ft. Benning.
Manages external client relationship with US Army/Ft Benning including obligations under existing
Intergovernmental Services Agreement (IGSA) whereby Auburn University EHS is a service provider
providing support for environmental compliance to the installation. Ensures compliance with all
existing policies, plans, directives and State and Federal Regulations. Meets all obligations of
IGSA including environmental compliance assessments, managing the Installation Central Accumulation Area, conducting environmental education and public outreach, and providing environmental consulting services. Collaborates with and provides support to Research initiatives taking place at Ft Benning under the IGSA. Oversees hiring of staff that meet staffing obligations under the IGSA.
Refines and drives the culture of Environmental Health and Safety programs by designing, developing and implementing core procedures, programs, processes, and systems to ensure compliance with internal and external (local, state and federal) regulatory and safety requirements to eliminate or minimize risks to the University.
Provides technical expertise, strategic leadership, and support to the University and to Ft.
Benning operations. Ensures full compliance with federal, state, and local regulations,
expectations of funding agencies and accrediting bodies, government programs and policies at both the University and Ft. Benning. Provides leadership, strategic planning and strong subject matter expertise that ensures appropriate Environmental Health and Safety systems, and resources are in place, that the university maintains and builds upon its reputation as a proactive leader in higher education, and assures that the university continuously improves its performance in Environmental Health and Safety. Provides equal level of leadership, strategic planning, and subject matter expertise to Ft Benning operations. Sets vision and strategy, implementation, and communication plan.
Conducts on-going data and risk analyses to trend and identify known and/or emerging Environmental Health and Safety risks and develops mitigation strategies. Identifies and tracks regulatory reform and emerging issues and risks and develops mitigation strategies. Continuously assesses University and Ft. Benning Environmental Health and Safety hazards and risks and provides assistance where specific technical expertise is required to meet regulations, policies, procedures and programs, and environmental health and safety concerns.
Drives the establishment of objectives, plans, standards, procedures, and policies ensuring
successful implementation and integration of all phases of Environmental Health and Safety;
determines timelines; oversees analysis, budget, communication, and integration; approves
business workflow. Establishes Key Performance Indicators/Metrics to define and measure
success of the program.
Maintains effective communication with campus units at the University and with Ft Benning to
ensure compliance with policies and procedures as they impact Environmental and Safety
functions. Interprets codes, laws, etc. and provides guidance as necessary. Develop, implement
and evaluate programs and procedures that enhance Environmental Health and Safety
awareness and compliance with state and country regulations as well as guidelines and policies.
Maintain effective relationships with external regulatory agencies. Collaborates with various
campus departments. to ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff as well as with Campus
Safety Emergency Management to respond to crisis situations.
Maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the goals and
objectives of Environmental Health & Safety using a high degree of professionalism and
responsiveness. Develops staff; sets goals in training and development, performance, and career
May perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Minimum Education and Experience
Education Level Bachelor’s degree appropriate to position
Field of Study
Degree in Environmental Science, Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Biological Sciences,
Engineering, Chemistry or a degree in any directly related and relevant field.