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Position Summary

The Assocaite Director of Safety & Environmental Health, is responsible in leading the CNM Safety team. Ensuring the safety of the CNM community and that CNM maintains compliance with Environmental, Health & Safety regulations and codes. Responsible for campus safety and loss control programs, develops or updates Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) programs to ensure compliance.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Plan, organize, assign, supervise, review and evaluate the work of safety staff.
  • Ensuring in developing, and updating implementation of safety and loss control programs that include a written program.
  • Formulating maintenance strategies and procedures to ensure reduced workplace injuries and regulatory compliance.
  • Creating safe operating procedures (sop’s) for specific process and inspecting affected work environment.
  • Provide all required safety training which includes loss control techniques.
  • Advises the college community regarding safety protocols and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance as mandated by local, state, and federal agencies, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), American Disability Act (ADA), National Consensus Standards such as NFPA, IFC and New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and local ordinance.
  • Serve as a technical expert to advise CNM executive team in compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Conducts routine and follow-up safety and hazard inspections of classroom laboratories and college facilities.
  • Conducting preliminary industrial hygiene studies (assessing the level of noise, mold, and chemical vapor for indoor air quality to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Serve as the Safety Committee Chair person.
  • Ensure fire alarm, sprinklers systems are inspected and maintained as required by codes.
  • Ensure fire drills occur as required by the fire codes in all campuses.
  • Work closely with the State Fire Marshals and other agencies on fire safety issues applicable to CNM operations.
  • Conduct facility inspections and recommend corrective actions as needed.
  • Responds to emergency situations involving hazardous materials, radiation, or fire and smoke incidents; prepares reports of findings and submits recommendations.
  • Analyzes accident and incident reports for trends; makes recommendations for correcting unsafe conditions and actions.
  • Developing and implementing occupational health programs such as blood borne pathogen prevention, hearing conservation programs, infectious disease occurrence preparedness & response plan.
  • Assisting in developing or updating, and implementing environmental programs.
  • Lead and train the safety department to ensure the safety of the CNM community.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Occupational Health or related field and eight (8) years of related experience and supervisory experience.
  • Graduate Safety Professional (GSP) or Associate Safety Professional (ASP)
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • OSHA 30-hour Construction
  • OSHA 30-hour General Industry
  • Asbestos Awareness Certified
  • OSHA Competent Person Certified (Scaffolding, Fall Protection, Excavation)
  • OSHA Confined Space Rescue Certified
  • Hazwopper 40 hr.
  • DOT CFR 49 Hazardous Material – Manifest Sign Off
  • Certified Storm Water Operator
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
  • OSHA Respiratory Protection Competent Person Certified
  • OSHA Authorized Trainer-General Industry or Construction
DEPARTMENT: Risk Management D
Best Consideration date: 02/09/2023
As an EEO employer, Central New Mexico Community College will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, serious medical condition or status as a protected veteran or spousal affiliation. Central New Mexico Community College hires only U.S. citizens and individuals lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.