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CUNY Environmental Health and Safety Manager - (Open to filled) in Brooklyn, New York

Environmental Health and Safety Manager - (Open to filled)

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Brooklyn College

Full/Part Time





Brooklyn College invites applications for an Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager in the Office of Environmental Health & Safety. Under the general direction of the Director, the EHS Manager will have broad latitude in managing all areas of laboratory health and safety, including hazard assessments, health and safety technical services, and waste management in support of the College’s research, teaching, or service activities. Supervises EHS staff and student workers as required.

In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, The Environmental Health and Safety Manger’s duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Oversee lab safety inspections and recommend appropriate corrective action. Conduct routine checks including but not limited to: fire safety surveys, ventilation systems evaluations, air monitoring and safety equipment audits in support of lab operations.

  • Manage the campus-wide chemical inventory program. Develop training and educational materials and conduct training for faculty, staff and researchers on variety of EHS topics, including regulatory requirements (e.g., OSHA, RCRA, FDNY).

  • Coordinate and oversee handling, storage and disposal of hazardous waste, including chemical radioactive, and infectious materials. Plan and implement a hazardous waste minimization program. Identify, collect and consolidate hazardous, non-hazardous, and regulated medical waste.

  • Administrate on biosafety, research animal safety, and radiation safety programs. Participate on institutional committees and coordinate periodic surveys. Maintain all required records.

  • Serve as departmental representative with Fire Department and other regulatory bodies, as required, during on-site compliance inspections and regulatory reporting. Represent the Director of EHS at on- or off-campus meetings as required.

  • Serve as an Emergency Coordinator for the campus contingency plan. Respond to hazardous materials incidents and implement necessary spill control measures and decontamination procedures using Level C chemical protective clothing as required.

  • Maintain up-to-date training and education, including licenses & permits, specific to responsibilities. Keep abreast of EHS regulatory issues and technologies; Recommend the use of new technology as appropriate to meet changing requirements and to improve efficiency.

  • Develop and deliver related EHS training for campus community; students, faculty and staff.

  • Work flexible hours including evening or weekend, including responding to emergencies, as necessary.

  • Supervises EHS staff and student workers as required.

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Bachelor's Degree and six years' related experience required.

A Master's Degree in industrial hygiene or related field, or designation as Professional Engineer or Certified Industrial Hygienist are preferred.

  • Current Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), or similar certification is desirable but not required.

  • Knowledge of the technical specialty, applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines related to area of expertise.

  • Proven ability to quickly assess situations through demonstrated problem-solving skills and knowledge of technology related to EHS discipline.

  • Supervisory experience highly desirable.

  • Computer skills commensurate with job responsibilities (e.g., spreadsheet development, word-processing).

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills with ability to work with individuals of all professional levels.

  • Ability to promptly respond in-person to all campus locations outside of normal business hours, as needed.

  • Professional certification or license may be required by regulation for specific technical areas

  • Knowledge and understanding of radiation safety and ability to serve as campus Radiation

  • Safety Officer (i.e. completion of a 40 hour training course or ability to obtain within 3 months of hire)


Manages academic and administrative environmental health and safety programs.

  • Monitors application and enforcement of all federal, state and local regulations, as well as University policy, on environmental health and safety issues

  • Assess risks and conduct inspections related to environmental health and safety in facilities including research and institutional laboratories

  • Administers biological, chemical, and radioactive waste disposal programs

  • Conducts faculty, staff, and student training programs and prepares communications

  • Works with members of the College community to contributes to projects with environmental health and safety implications

  • Responds to environmental health and safety complaints

  • Maintains systems to track environmental health and safety matters to meet reporting requirements; assures information is accurate and submitted on a timely basis

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Environmental Health and Safety Manager


Higher Education Associate




Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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Open to filled.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.