CUNY University Environmental Compliance Director in New York, New York


The University Environmental Compliance Director is responsible for management and oversight of environmental compliance throughout the University and reports to the University Director of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management (EHSRM).

The University Environmental Compliance Director will direct the internal audit program, perform inspections of all facilities, including research and teaching laboratories, to ensure compliance.

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Oversees the education of faculty, staff, and students on compliance issues university-wide, providing training sessions as needed.

  • Responds to environmental health and safety requests and conducts related investigations.

  • Provides policy guidance and direction to campus environmental health and safety officers.

  • Tracks laws and regulations that affect University compliance.

  • Maintains compulsory reports and databases on environmental compliance matters

  • Monitors the waste management program.

  • Oversees University compliance with tank regulations.

  • Responds to environmental requests and conducts related investigations.

  • Acts as liaison with regulatory agencies.


Bachelor's Degree and eight years' related experience is required. An advanced degree in environmental science, risk management, industrial hygiene, chemistry, or related engineering, public or business management discipline is preferred. Knowledge of OSHA, EPA, NFPA, New York State and City regulations, and a familiarity with current applicable standards and procedures is required.


Manages and provides leadership in academic and administrative operations regarding environmental health and safety; supervises the application and enforcement of all federal, state, and local environmental health and safety regulations, and other University policies.

  • Establishes environmental health and safety protocols to minimize risks

  • Oversees inspections of all facilities, including research and teaching laboratories, to ensure safe operating conditions

  • Manages biological, chemical, and radioactive waste disposal programs

  • Provides for appropriate faculty, staff, and student training programs and communications

  • Selects and implements techniques for identifying hazards, assessing risks, and conducting investigations

  • Facilitates faculty and administration participation in projects with environmental health and safety implications

  • Plans and formulates environmental health and safety policies and coordinates efforts with University-wide programs and policies

  • Responds to environmental health and safety complaints

  • Maintains records of, and reports, required information related to environmental health and safety matters

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Environmental Health and Safety Director


Higher Education Officer




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.


For full consideration, submit a cover letter and résumé online via CUNY's web-based job system, addressing how your experience and credentials fulfill the responsibilities and qualifications outlined. The direct link to the job opening from external sources is: Page=HRSCEJOB_DTL&Action;=A&JobOpeningId;=19090&SiteId;=1&PostingSeq;=1


Open until filled Review of applications will begin July 23, 2018


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.

Job Title: University Environmental Compliance Director

Job ID: 19090

Location: Central Office

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular