Environmental Health and Safety Supervisor

Organization: San Diego Zoo Institute For Conservation Research/San Diego Zoo Global (AZA Member)
Location: Escondido, CA, Country
Job or Internship: Job


Job Closes: Sunday, May 11, 2014

Applications must be submitted on-line by 9:30 p.m. Pacific standard time.

**Must apply on-line at www.sandiegozoo.org

**San Diego Zoo Global is a smoke-free workplace**

(Exempt #172060) Salary Commensurate with experience With benefits.

Job Requirements:

Put Your Passion for Wildlife to Work"

The Environmental Health & Safety Supervisor is responsible for assisting the Institute Operations Manager with the overall development, evaluation, implementation, administration, training, and maintenance of all Environmental Health & Safety policies and programs for the Institutefor Conservation Research to ensure a safe and healthy environment for co-workers, staff, volunteers, visitors, and the general public; protect the Institute against losses and assist with ensuring that operations are in compliance with all San Diego Zoo Global policies, procedures, and standards, California Occupational Safety & Health Act (CAL-OSHA) and other applicable environmental and health rules, nationally recognized standards of best practices, regulations, and laws.

Essential job functions include:

•Coordinate, implement, and assist with the development of environmental compliance and laboratory safety programs for the Institute.

•Conduct site and laboratory inspections and audits for all Institute locations.

•Coordinate and implement all aspects of the Hazardous Materials program for the Institute. Implement and monitor programs, policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Responsible for implementing the Institute Chemical Hygiene Plan as well as the Chemical Inventory System.

•Coordinate and implement all aspects of the Hazardous Waste program for the Institute.

•Coordinate, implement, and assist with the development of Occupational Safety and Injury & Illness Prevention programs for the Institute.

•Coordinate, develop, and provide training programs to all Institute staff.

•Coordinate, implement, and assist with the Emergency Preparedness, Response and other Risk Management and Safety programs for the Institute.

•Must have the ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with all staff at all levels.

•Must have the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships and resources with all Institute and San Diego Zoo Global staff as well as consultants and volunteers.

•Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills in order to establish rapport and effective consultation with all Institute and San Diego Zoo Global staff as well as consultants and volunteers.

•Must have the ability to work independently and as a team player to achieve the goals and objectives of the Institute.

•Must have the ability to make decisions independently and to prioritize assignments within the scope of the position.

•Must have the ability to interpret laws, regulations and policies (federal, state and SDZG) to complete research for the development of internal policies, procedures, programs and recommendations for the Institute.

•Must have good computer skills and be able to use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat

•Knowledge of basic chemical and biological safety procedures is highly desirable

A Bachelor's Degree in Risk Management, Safety Engineering, Occupational Health & Safety, Environmental Health, a physical science or job related field is desired.

A minimum of two years experience in Occupation Health and Safety, Environmental Health, or a related field, or equivalent specialized training is required.

A general understanding of science and research in a laboratory setting is desired.

Registered professional certification in the environmental or safety field is desired.

Chemical Hygiene Officer certification and HAZWOPER 40 hour training is desired.

Valid CA drivers license is required.

One of the essential functions of this position is the ability to drive a SDZ Global vehicle. If you are offered employment in this position, you will be asked to authorize SDZ Global to access your current driving report through the DMV’s Employer Pull Notice Program. Your hiring for this position will be contingent on SDZ Global receiving an acceptable driving report for you. In addition, your continued employment in the position will depend on you maintaining an acceptable driving record. You may obtain a list of conditions that disqualify a person from driving an SDZ Global vehicle from a Human Resources Representative. (Post 4/24/2014)