State University of New York at Oswego — Director of Environmental Health & Safety

The Environmental, Health and Safety Department at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill a full time Director of Environmental Health and Safety.

Posting Date: June 6, 2018

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff, visit: or 

Description of Responsibilities:
The Director of Environmental Health and Safety is responsible for the development, coordination and administration of all aspects of the campus worker safety and environmental management systems including hazardous materials management,  occupational health and safety, fire prevention and protection, and state and federal code and regulatory compliance programs. The Director designs, develops, updates and implements a variety of safety and health programs in compliance with State and Federal regulations and the University’s needs such as Hazard Communication {Right to Know), Bloodborne Pathogens, Asbestos Abatement, Universal Waste, Laboratory Safety, Personal Protective Equipment, Hearing Conservation, Confined Space Entry, Pollution Prevention and Environmental Stewardship. Will be proactive in supporting the campus community on all aspects of safety issues and providing assistance to a wide range of campus audiences including faculty, professional and classified staff on issues relating to occupational safety, chemical hygiene, waste disposal, emergency spill response, and building and fire codes.

The Director maintains  all  applicable  DEC,  EPA,  DOL  and  PESH  record  keeping  and  training documentation and reports and conducts periodic review and revision of all written safety and environmental policies, emergency response plans and programs. Coordinates all regulatory agency site visits, audits, inspections, and follow-up activities and manages all elements of the EHS budget. Supervises assigned professional and classified staff.

In addition, will be expected to display a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Health or related field at time of application
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in the safety and environmental health field
  • Strong working knowledge and training in applicable environmental and occupational health and safety laws and regulations and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and climb ladders
  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in science, safety, or a related field
  • 5-7 years’ experience in the safety and environmental health field
  • Certified: Industrial Hygienist, Safety Professional, or Hazardous Materials Manager

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, resume, copies of unofficial transcripts for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to:

Official transcripts are required at time of appointment.  Files must be complete to be considered.
Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:
J. Mitch Fields, Search Chair

Description of Department: Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) is responsible for providing campus-wide compliance with federal, state and local environmental, safety and fire regulations. Environmental Health & Safety staff provide guidance, training and support to all campus departments as needed. As a cohesive unit the department constantly strives to increase the environmental stewardship and safety awareness of all who thrive within the campus community.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of “Top Up-and-Coming Schools” in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger’s “Best College Value” for 2015, and a “Best Northeastern College” by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities. 

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. 

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing   

For Campus Safety information, please see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery) on the Human Resources Website:

SUNY Oswego is a smoke free/tobacco/e-cigarette free campus. Further policy details, including education and cessation resources, can be found at:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at