Employment Opportunities

Date PostedAugust 25, 2014
Closing DateSeptember 29, 2014
Job Requisition Number102341
Position TitleEnvironmental Health & Safety Coordinator
Position TypePRFSNL
DepartmentFacilities Services
Pay Benefits and Work Schedule
$45,451-$58,270 annually, commensurate with education and experience.

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- TRANSCRIPTS - showing your name and date of degree conferral must be uploaded and attached to your online application to be considered.

Under general direction, the Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator will serve in an advisory capacity to multiple campus leadership groups regarding environmental, health and safety management to maximize compliance, safety and cost efficiency. The successful candidate will use expertise (which spans legal, technical and scientific principles) to interpret regulations and guidelines and develop sound, workable action plans, and develop policy and procedures. Additionally, the Coordinator will review, recommend, and ensure follow-up on appropriate campus actions regarding federal, state, local and College environmental, health and safety requirements and initiatives to ensure the environmental health and safety of students, visitors, and employees at all College sites.

1. Oversees safety inspections, fire safety inspections, conducts safety audits, and recommends corrective measures as necessary. Requires occasional lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
2. Provides training to College personnel in all areas of environmental health and safety. Assists in development of policies and procedures related to environmental health and safety.
3. Responsible for assessing and recommending actions for compliance with Local, State and Federal regulations related to environmental protection statutes, rules and laws to ensure the protection of college students and employees, as well as, the natural environment on all College sites. Acts as the liaison with Local, State, and Federal agencies with regard to safety compliance and environmental issues.
4. Responsible for effective communication and community right to know regulations and reporting regarding air and water pollution, pesticide regulations, hazardous waste disposal, bio hazardous and biological waste management, as well as, air quality control, water quality control, safe drinking water control and implementation of health and safety of workers per OSHA regulations.
5. Responds to college hazardous conditions including hazardous chemical spills and fire emergencies and ensures remediation for each event.
6. Investigates Indoor Air Quality complaints, conducts accident investigations, conducts job hazard analysis and provides ergonomic assessments. Requires frequent standing, walking, climbing, and other difficult working positions.
7. Serves as a member of the College Emergency Response Team and College Health & Safety Committee. Assists in emergency preparedness planning, development of evacuation procedures and development of work safety standards.
8. Respond to emergency situations during and/or after hours for the purpose of resolving immediate concerns.
9. Must be able to work various shifts and days as needed; may be assigned to various campus sites.
10. Performs other site and position specific responsibilities as assigned.

1. Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with some emphasis in fire protection and occupational health and safety.
2. Must hold current HAZWOPER/OSHA certification.

1. Three (3) years of experience in any combination of the following field(s): environmental protection; occupational health
2. State Requirements for Educational Facilities (SREF) certification or be able to obtain within twelve (12) months of date of employment.
3. Experience in higher education environment.
4. Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License.

1. Ability to work effectively and efficiently with limited direct supervision.
2. Knowledge of Florida Laws related to environmental health and safety and State Requirements for Educational Facilities.
3. Knowledge of wide variety of EH&S work processes, products, procedures, or operations which require considerable previous training or experience.
4. Ability to communicate effectively with others.
5. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
6. Computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
7. Committed to working in a multicultural environment.
8. Must be able to display quality customer service in keeping with the Core Values of the College.

Per College Policy 1.020 and 2.020, and College Procedure 2.0350:
1. Final hire/appointment of a candidate offered employment in this position is contingent upon the candidate's successful completion of a job-related physical ability assessment.
2. Current employees may be referred for a job-related physical ability assessment or reassessment upon their supervisor’s recommendation and subsequent approval by the Office of Human Resources, or upon the recommendation of the Office of Human Resources.

1. Works both in an inside and outside environment with exposure to various weather conditions.
2. Handles hazardous materials and equipment.
3. Must wear protective gear as needed.

The College anticipates that the position incumbent must be available throughout the workday and, on some occasions, after regular work hours. Therefore, as a condition of employment, the incumbent is expected to be available by cell phone and is required to provide their current cell phone number to the Office of Human Resources and to their immediate supervisor.

This position is not eligible for Veterans’ Preference.

This description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
Conditions of Employment
Finalists and individuals recommended for employment at Seminole State College may be subject to background investigations and fingerprinting in compliance with Florida Statute 1001.64; and Seminole State College Policy 1.020; 2.020. Criminal background checks and fingerprinting will be conducted for all new employees, and for rehired employees who have had a break in service for one year or more. The Office of Human Resources will determine which background checks shall be conducted for each position, based upon its review of job descriptions and the responsibilities of the position. These include, but are not limited to, positions that have access to money, master keys, security-sensitive areas and confidential information; positions that have the capability to create, delete, and alter records; and positions that are responsible for the care and instruction of children. The College will conduct various types of background checks which may include, but are not limited to: criminal background, credit check, driver's license check, previous employment and references.
How to Apply
All applicants including employees of Seminole State College must scan, upload and attach "Required" documents to their electronic application to be considered.


TO ATTACH DOCUMENTS: On the Careers Home page select the "Cover Letters and Attachments" link, then "Add Attachments" to attach documents. Applicants must include work history even if attaching a resume.

For positions requiring a degree, scan, upload and attach copies of your transcripts showing your name and the date your degree was conferred to be considered for the position (unofficial copies accepted). This applies to internal and external applicants.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Seminole State College is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discriminatory employment actions against and treatment of employees and applicants for employment based on actual or perceived race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, military status, marital status, genetic predisposition, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable Federal, State or local law.
Other Information

Seminole State College of Florida adheres to Florida’s Veteran’s Preference laws by providing preference in hiring to covered job applicants. Moreover, in recognition of the valuable contributions made by veterans, the College also considers any applicant’s military service background when filling job positions not covered by Veteran’s Preference laws.

To claim Veteran's Preference for eligible positions, a copy of your DD-214 form, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty must be uploaded and attached to your application to claim Veterans' Preference.


Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States are required to obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts and degrees. Foreign transcripts should be evaluated by one of the organizations approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

This evaluation must be submitted at the time of application. We recommend World Education Services at P.O. Box 5087, Bowling Green Station, New York, NY 10274-5087, telephone (212) 966-6311 or email address www.wes.org. The interview process may be delayed until such a review has been completed.

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