Job: Director of Environmental Health and Safety

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Grand Canyon University’ is currently seeking a full time Director of Environmental Health and Safety to plan, organize, and direct the university environmental health and safety program. This individual will work with to ensure compliance with state and federal health, safety and fire codes and reduces or prevents safety hazards, dangers or accidents in areas of hazardous materials, fire, life, occupational and/or industrial hygiene safety for both the campus operations/facilities department and the College of Science, Engineering and Technology within the labs and technology areas.


  • Directs the development, implementation and maintenance of campus environmental health and safety programs, including hazardous waste management, chemical and laboratory safety, radiation safety, and all aspects of the University’s industrial hygiene plan.
  • Consults with managers, executives, and employees to identify problems, develop improvements, create and maintain quality standards.
  • Investigates industrial hygiene concerns and exposures of employees, students, etc., and University departments and schools operations.
  • Performs studies of hazardous materials and develops University-wide programs to ensure standardization of control and disposal procedures.
  • Assures that Hazardous Waste Manifest, Safety Data Sheets, etc. are correctly processed in a timely manner and all records must be maintained in the specified locations.
  • Serves as liaison with federal, state and local authorities in matters related to hazardous materials, environmental safety and risk management; ensures compliance with OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, EPA, CERCLA, TDH, and other governmental regulations.
  • Develops techniques for the field collections and correlation of toxic and noxious substances and/or provides oversight of vendors doing the same.
  • Assures the accomplishment of inspection and testing of fire extinguishers, sprinkler and annunciation systems, eyewash stations, emergency showers, fire sprinkler systems, fire pumps, fume hoods, exit lights, emergency lights and generators, life safety egresses, etc.
  • Ensure that emergency action preparedness plans are communicated to all personnel.  
  • Coordinates University activities with professional outside consultants and contractors in the areas of toxic waste disposal and laboratory analysis.
  • Participates in laboratory audits and follow up inspections relating to radiation safety.
  • Determine whether safety needs are met (e.g., training, personal protective equipment, and corrective measures including non-mandated items identified in safety inspections).
  • Performs other duties as requested.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • 4-5 year of experience in environmental health and safety, fire prevention, hazardous materials management, industrial hygiene or related field; 2-4 years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience in higher education, laboratory, or construction setting preferred.
  • Preferred Certifications: Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations governing environmental health and safety procedures and policies.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal rules/regulations on hazardous materials management.
  • Knowledge of OSHA, ANSI, NEC, NFPA, EPA, CERCLA, RCRA, TSCA, and General Industry Safety Standards.
  • Ability to interpret and coordinate the University’s involvement EPA, NIMS, FEMA, and/or Homeland Security requirements and regulations.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University


GCU’s Christian worldview has shaped the university’s mission and growth for more than 65 years. As a Christ-centered higher education institution, GCU integrates faith, learning and work to connect the GCU community with distinct Christian principles and strong central values. At GCU, working professionals may find their purpose in ways marked by compassion, service, integrity and concern for the common good.

Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.

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Posted 30+ Days Ago

Full time