Environmental, OSHA, and Emergency Specialist
POSITION SUMMARY: The Environmental, OSHA, and Emergency Specialist will direct the work in the specialized area of environmental, OSHA and Emergency activities. This person will work within general methods and procedures and will exercise considerable independent judgment to select the proper course of action. This position will report to the Director of the Physical Plant.
TASKS: Maintain, direct, implement, and evaluate the Environmental Management System. Oversee student worker activities and assignments. Identify training needs, develop training programs using computer skills, and ensure that the training is completed. Maintain records, prepare reports, maintain staff certifications, (DOT, waste water, storm water, OSHA, environmental, etc). Develop job safety rules and review, evaluate and update rules annually, especially for equipment and processes changes. Ensure that each employee reviews and signs off on the safety rules for each job performed. Order PPE and other safety equipment as needed. Evaluate new equipment and systems for compliance to safety and environmental codes (LOTO, guards, PPE, etc). Perform and evaluate monthly audits using environmental quality standards and develop strategies to attain compliance with federal and state laws. Perform and evaluate monthly audits of OSHA employee health and safety standards and develop strategies to attain compliance with federal and state laws. Ensure that identified violations of environmental and safety regulations are brought into compliance with state/federal law. Coordinate compliance and enforcement efforts with other state and local agencies. Liaise with these agencies to improve our processes and update agency information. Oversee spill control systems; assist in the clean-up as well as the evaluation and selection of remedial action. Manage the recycling program to include collecting and separating metals, glass, plastics and cans to be recycled; inspect the satellite waste area weekly as required under federal law. Remove hazardous gases to recycle aerosol cans. Schedule and oversee emergency evacuation drills, reporting and conducting follow-up reviews for continuous improvement. Conduct the Blood Borne Pathogen training campus-wide for authorized employees. Conduct driver training and certification for people driving college vehicles including vans. Ensure proper DOT certifications for bus drivers.
SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES: Judgment & Decision Making – considering the relative costs and benefits of actions. Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Communication – proven verbal and written communication. Spiritually mature Christian in agreement with the college statement of faith and committed to the vision, mission and values of Toccoa Falls College Proficiency in computer including use of software programs and the ability to do online research to help develop policies, programs and processes and to build PowerPoint programs. Strong customer service skills; able to meet the public in a cordial and friendly manner. Strong leadership abilities; able to gather cooperation from other employees in the department as well as across the campus.
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION: College degree is preferable; would also prefer prior experience with OSHA and EPA programs and compliance procedures. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to stand for extended periods of time, lift boxes weighing up to 25 pounds, repeated stooping and standing while separating materials for recycling.
Applicant should submit a resume, cover letter and application found at www.tfc.edu under the ‘Jobs at TFC’ link. E-mail to email@example.com; phone 706.886.6831 ext. 5238. Contact Mary Kaye Ritchey, Director of Human Resources.