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11 Mar 2021

Full-Time Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manager – Posted by Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, exempt Environmental Health and Safety Manager. This position reports to the Director of Risk Management and is responsible for directing, developing, planning and managing the Environmental Health and Safety program.


At Clark, we value equity, diversity and inclusion. We have not always gotten it right, but are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees. Our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.

Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Cath Busha, Dean of Student Engagement, 360-992-2983,, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 012, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.  This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Direct and/or conduct the regular inspections throughout college facilities to verify compliance with environmental health and safety regulations.
  • Manage and oversee Environmental Health and Safety programs including Chemical Hygiene, Accident Prevention, Confined Space, Lock-Out/Tag-Out, Hearing Conservation, Respiratory Protection, Spill Prevention, Emergency Response, Fall Protection and Electrical Safety.
  • Direct or prepare required regulatory compliance reporting with applicable agencies, to include Department of Ecology, Labor and Industry, OSHA/WISHA, and other relevant reporting agencies.
  • Direct and supervise one Environmental Health and Safety Specialist and multiple student employees that support Environmental Health and Safety programs, including college sustainability.
  • Manage Incident Reporting and Labor and Industry Worker’s Compensation claims, including reviewing and processing incident reports and claims, ensuring program conformance with applicable laws and regulations, preparing or directing required records management, and monitoring and evaluating the program for improved efficiencies, accident prevention and insurance cost savings.
  • Manage the Modified Duty and Return to Work Program, accident logs, OSHA 300 preparation and other relevant reports.
  • Conduct or support supervisors in conducting incident investigations. Utilize and promote root cause analysis; determine whether current standards and procedures are adequate to prevent a recurrence; develop recommendations for internal procedures based on findings.
  • Direct the handling and disposal of all hazardous materials through technical guidance, to include the minimization of hazardous materials and waste. Interpret and advise on basic operating procedures with faculty and staff; recommend courses of action related to programming or technical and regulatory issues.
  • Ensure the maintenance of college hazardous materials inventory and Safety Data Sheets.
  • Direct the development of Environmental Health and Safety policies. Support supervisors to ensure compliance.
  • Direct and/or conduct regulatory required environmental health and safety training; develop and revise online and classroom training content, market appropriate materials describing and promoting programs, oversee training evaluation and continuous improvement process.
  • Participate and/or chair the college’s Safety Committee.
  • Serve as an active member of the Emergency Management Planning Committee to develop, respond, and maintain emergency management efforts. Maintain a collaborative and resource sharing practice between Environmental Health and Safety and Emergency Management.
  • Serve as an active member on the College Sustainability Committee.
  • Develop and monitor program budgets and approve expenditures.
  • Create a safe, bias-free working environment, which engenders respect for differences.
  • Provide leadership in accordance with the Vision, Values, and Core themes established by the college to achieve mission fulfillment.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree AND four years’ work experience in a safety, health and/or environmental regulatory capacity in a complex organization OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of OSHA and WISHA regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues.
  • Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental health, environmental science, or closely related science or safety field.
  • Supervisory experience.


Salary Statement: $59,712 annually.

Benefits include vacation/ sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.



Required Online Application Materials:

  • Clark College Online Application
  • Cover letter describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
  • Current résumé
  • Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office in person or by fax (360-992-2873).


Please apply online at

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.


Application Deadline: 

Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., April 1, 2021.


Condition of employment:

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.


Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360) 992-2105 or by video phone at (360) 991-0901.



The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on or near college property, and crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133 or The most recent Annual Security Report, written in compliance with the Clery Act, can be reviewed here:



If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.


Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Clark College Human Resources

March 11, 2021


How to Apply

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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: EHS, Environmental, Health, and Safety. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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