The Director of Safety and Emergency Management directs the School of Medicine's safety, compliance and related training programs, emergency preparedness and disaster recovery efforts, and manages consistent application of University Health and Safety policies and procedures in the School of Medicine. The Director will evaluate the current safety and compliance programs focusing on mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery with the goal of improving design and execution to sustain and improve safety in a complex working environment of research, education and administrative communities at the Stanford University School of Medicine (SoM).
The Director coordinates with Stanford University Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) and Stanford Hospital and Clinics (SHC) environmental safety groups to ensure consistent application of policies and procedures for safety and emergency preparedness and disaster recovery. The Director supports the School of Medicine's overall facilities mission by serving as an important member of the Office of Facilities Planning and Management's (OFPM) management team and by coordinating the efforts and activities vertically and horizontally throughout the organization. The Director oversees a staff of emergency preparedness and health and safety specialists responsible for field execution.
Define the overall activities of environmental, health, and safety functions, and allocate appropriate staffing and other resources to achieve objectives including development and direction of related policy.
Alert senior management of legislative agendas and ramifications; develop appropriate strategy to address situation.
Provide leadership direction to management and professional personnel in the environmental, health, and safety functions and oversee subordinate managers with large program responsibility.
Maintain and control the financial budget related to units or departments.
Design, develop, and oversee implementation of the most complex environmental, health, and safety protection programs.
Conduct business and technical briefings for senior and top management while serving as an EHS specialization authority in one or more areas: representing and advocating for the university's position in an assigned area and/or specialty: working to develop a consensus position within a diverse, sometimes conflicting stakeholder climate (e.g., operational activities, external regulatory requirements).
May represent the university as the designated senior safety officer of an organization or specialization when mandated by regulatory requirements.
* - Other duties may also be assigned. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Certified Emergency Management (CEM) or Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP)
Five years' experience directly managing health and safety professionals
Emergency management experience and knowledge of FEMA rule and regulations
Understanding of chemistry and biology, specifically in areas relating to medical research and biotechnology.
Advanced knowledge of principles and practices of occupational environmental health and safety, preferably a master's degree and/or professional certification in the EHS field.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED): Bachelor's degree in arts/science in related allied/scientific field and seven years of related progressively responsible experience or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Advanced degree and/or certification(s) may be required for some programs.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Ability to manage large environmental, health, and safety organizations, or a large professional service organization.
Ability to function as a senior manager, with responsibility for developing and mentoring managers and senior professionals.
Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
Ability to interpret and apply regulations.
Ability to conduct environmental, health, and safety related risk assessment, mitigation, and crisis management.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to cultivate strong and collaborative relationships inside and outside the organization.
Ability to lead professionally in emergency/crisis situations.
Frequently stand, sit, and perform desk based computer tasks.
Occasionally use a telephone, write by hand.
Rarely kneel, crawl, climb ladders, reach/work above shoulder, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, write by hand, sort and file paperwork or parts, operate foot and/or hand controls, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh 40 pounds or more.
Ability to maintain a valid non-commercial California Driver's license.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Must wear personal protective equipment as defined/required by job assignments.
May rarely be exposed to high voltage electricity, radiation or electromagnetic fields, lasers, noise > 80dB TWA, allergens/biohazards/chemicals /asbestos, or heavy metals
May rarely work in confined spaces or at heights ?10 feet.
When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Location: School of Medicine, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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