The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.
Job Summary/Basic Function:
The position is responsible for ensuring environmental health and safety compliance and emergency preparedness across the campus. This includes directing and reviewing the investigation of significant incidents and developing policies and procedures to ensure that they are prevented in the future. Other operational safety functions are performed which foster an environment that proactively ensures the highest standards of health, safety, and emergency preparedness are maintained.
Assist the Vice President of Finance and Administration, the Director of Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management and the Campus Emergency Response Team with management of the college's emergency management and preparedness functions. Develops and maintains the Emergency Operations Plan and serves as the Emergency Operations Center Manager within the Emergency Response Team's organization structure.
Develop and maintain relationships with local, state, and national emergency management organizations as well as working with various campus departments to plan, communicate, and coordinate college-wide emergency preparedness and management efforts.
Participate in the Workplace Safety Committee to identify and improve safety conditions on campus.
Assist the Director of Compliance & Enterprise Risk Management with the development, planning, and coordination of relevant emergency exercises on a periodic basis. Complete after-action reports to include lessons learned and recommendations for improvement. Coordinate completion of action items and ensure resolution of identified issues.
Develop, plan, and coordinate college wide fire drills. Complete and ensure routine tasks are finished on schedule (inspections of AEDs, emergency eyewashes/showers, oil tanks/transformers, ladders, and chemical inventories).
Develop and maintain building specific emergency management and business continuity plans as well as the college's Building Emergency Binder. Work across campus to ensure plans are updated regularly.
Prepare and present public awareness programs to college staff, faculty, students and alumni on a wide variety of safety topics.
Conduct periodic audits of campus to ensure compliance with Life Safety Code and other regulatory standards.
Manages the hazardous waste program to include monthly consolidations and planning for and management of semi-annual labpacks. Manages the chemical inventory program. Administers the fire watch program, including conducting fire watches when required as requested. Conducts environmental surveys and testing (e.g. mold/moisture concerns, IAQ concerns). Manages the college's radon testing and mitigation program. Review and revise Health & Safety plans/programs and trainings (online & in-person) as needed.
Department: Environmental Health Safety
Bachelor’s Degree in Safety related field: Emergency management, criminal justice, environmental health and safety, occupational safety
Master’s Degree in Safety related field: Emergency management, criminal justice, environmental health and safety, occupational safety
Significant experience in the emergency services at a leadership level may serve as substitute for required education. Experience in conducting inspections and planning may also serve as a substitute
Certification in safety or emergency management / Certified Fire Protection Specialist
Valid Driver’s License
Internal Number: 5749
About Dickinson College
Known for its innovative curriculum, Dickinson is a highly selective, private liberal-arts college. One of the nation's oldest colleges, and named in honor of a signer of the U.S. Constitution, Dickinson became the first college chartered in the newly recognized United States in September 1783. As of 2020, Dickinson has just under 800 full-time employees - administrators, faculty and staff - and its 144-acre campus is populated by students from 38 U.S. states and territories and 49 foreign countries. More than half of students study abroad through the school's 40 programs in 24 countries on six continents, mainly in noncapital cities. Dickinson is known for its sustainability initiatives and is continually recognized by such groups as the Princeton Review (Green Honor Roll), the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE; Gold rating) and Sierra magazine ("Cool School" and one of America's greenest colleges). Dickinson's stunning campus - featuring beautiful landscaping and buildings made of limestone from Dickinson's own quarry - is located in the heart of the historic central Pennsylvania town of Carlisle, a key marker in Civil War activity. Foun...ded in 1751, Carlisle is a cosmopolitan town of 20,000 people, nestled between mountains that have long been a destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The Appalachian Trail and several mountain lakes are within easy reach of the campus, as is Hershey Park and historic Gettysburg.The town is a transportation hub linked by highway, rail and air to prominent East Coast cities, with driving times that make these cities readily accessible: Harrisburg, 20 minutes; Gettysburg, 30 minutes; Baltimore, 90 minutes; Washington, D.C., two hours; Philadelphia, two hours; New York, three hours; Pittsburgh, four hours. Dickinson takes pride in its campus wellness and professional development programs, offering an array of opportunities to faculty and staff through its Holistic Health Incentive program. Dickinson continues to be recognized both nationally and locally for the college's commitment to a vibrant wellness culture on campus. Dickinson offers a competitive benefits package and retirement plan, plus tuition remission and tuition assistance incentives. The college is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.