Director, Environmental Health and Safety (Risk, Safety and Security), Req.#4882

Director, Environmental Health and Safety (Risk, Safety and Security), Req.#4882


Central Piedmont Community College
1201 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28235
Phone: 704-330-2722

Job Location

Central Campus




Full Time - State of NC

Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Monday, June 20, 2022
Closes: Sunday, July 3, 2022

Target Start Date

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Expected Work Hours

40 hours per week; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday - (evenings, weekends may be frequent or as needed)

Reports to

Executive Director, EHS

Employment Type

Full-Time 12 Months

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree with at least 5 years of experience. Must have a thorough understanding of pertinent subject matter such as OSHA, EPA, Local Fire Code, and communicable disease prevention or infectious disease control.

Preferred Qualifications

    Conditions of Employment:

  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Maintain update on applicable/required certifications
  • CPR and Basic First Aid Certification; if not currently certified, must be obtained within 90 days of employment

Working Conditions:

  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions
  • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises
  • Moderate physical activity; requires handling of average-weight objects and standing or walking for extended periods of time
  • Driving


Official transcripts and college diplomas must be from a regionally accredited institution


Position Description

Characteristics Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Plans, organizes and manages operations and activities of college wide health promotion clinics or programs for employees and students. Assists in evaluating third party service providers and assess the effectiveness, quality and impact on the college’s internal/external human assets. Manages and assists in negotiating costs related to various submitted fee schedules and other corresponding service charges. Monitors appropriate budgetary resources and funding streams to help ensure adequate rendered services as well as meeting stakeholder expectations.
  2. Researches, advises and implements infectious disease control measures for employees/students in high risk areas to reduce adverse incident occurrences while also ensuring compliance to applicable statutes and regulatory standards. In relation to matters concerning COVID and other communal pathogens, participates in contact tracing and acts as the official health promotions adviser. Under the authority of the Executive Director of EHS, provides oversight and management of the processes concerning various mandated reporting requirements to regulatory agencies such as the North Carolina Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency.
  3. In the event the Executive Director of Environmental Health and Safety is unavailable or otherwise predisposed, the Director will act as the primary authority with jurisdiction/secondary back-up and subject matter expert pertaining to environmental, occupational safety/health and fire/life affairs. For example, serves as a back-up liaison for the college in regards to explaining occupational health and safety matters to employees, students, visitors, etc. Works with outside agencies such as OSHA, NC Department of Labor, EPA, local fire departments, local and state health departments, contracted medical providers, etc.
  4. Establishes external and internal relationships that will support the delivery of successful health and safety surveillance and training programs to help ensure positive outcomes for faculty and staff thus cultivating increased wellbeing and occupational productivity.
  5. Facilitates employee training on a college wide scale and maintain on-line instructional opportunities, ensuring the material is up to date and relevant. When necessary, enlists third party co-facilitators to extend training services and provide hands-on learning opportunities.
  6. Participates with the Associate Vice President of Risk, Safety/Security and Executive Director of Environmental Health/Safety in the development and implementation of both long and short range policy, goals and objectives
  7. In compliance with the Occupational Safety/Health Administration Act Recordkeeping standard, manages the input and updating of the annual OSHA 300 Injury/Illness Log and all supporting documentation.
  8. Conducts ergonomic assessments to assist employees; prepares accurate detailed reports outlining potential problems while making corrective recommendations to prevent possible musculoskeletal disorders and reduce workers’ compensation claims.
  9. Is able to contribute to, follow, and execute strategic direction/plans as set by the Executive Director.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics:

  • Industrial hygiene experience
  • Experience with OSHA, scope, control and mitigation measures
  • Strong logical and critical thinking, with excellent problem solving abilities
  • Excellent communication skills- both oral and written
  • Knowledge and proficiency in utilizing Microsoft Office and Google Workspace
  • Position may require training personnel, speaking in public or presenting


How to Apply

Qualified applicants should apply to:


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