Manager, Environmental Health and Safety Compliance
TNBR Careers

Knoxville, Tennessee

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Title: Manager, Environmental Health and Safety Compliance

Department: Facilities

Number of Positions: 1

Classification: 3m/On campus Mobile

Position #: 305210

Type of Appointment: Full-Time

Pay Rate: $46,690.00 - $57,780.00/per year. Pay will be determined based on related work experience above required. To be considered in determining pay, all related work experience must be listed on the application.

Required Documents Needed to upload at Time of Application: Resume, transcripts and contact information for three professional references.

Reference check requirements:

· Non-supervisory roles: three current or former supervisors or two current or former supervisors and one professional reference

​· Personal references (friends, clergy, customers, relatives) are not considered acceptable references.

Position Summary: This role involves developing and enforcing Environmental Health and Safety policies, managing hazardous waste reduction efforts, and conducting safety surveys to ensure compliance with regulations. Additionally, this role coordinates with local, state, and federal agencies for monitoring and inspections, maintaining safety plans and records, and traveling to various campuses. Furthermore, responsibilities extend to investigating indoor air quality concerns and overseeing remediation projects.

Essential Functions:

30% Coordinate/supervise all monitoring, auditing testing, and inspections required by the EPA, TDEC, OSHA, TOSHA, NFPA, and State Fire and Elevator inspectors.

10% Manage all hazardous, biologic, and chemical waste reduction and abatement efforts.

5% Ensure Proper handling, collection, storage, labeling, and recycling/disposal of all hazardous, biologic, and chemical wastes.

5% Generate, prepare, and submit all necessary reports to the appropriate agencies. Maintain all files necessary to satisfy audit compliance.

10% Prepare, conduct, and/or coordinate all EPA, TDEC, OSHA, TOSHA, and NFPA required training, exercises, and drills.

10% Development and implement appropriate plans, policies, and procedures and training including, but not limited to Chemical Hygiene Plan, Blood-borne Pathogens Program, Hazard Communications Plan, Safety Data Sheet Access, Personal Protective Equipment, Confined Space Entry, Emergency Preparedness Plans and General Life Safety Plans, Spill Prevention and Slug Release Plans.

5% Ensure compliance with all EPA/TDEC/OSHA/TOSHA/NFPA/ADA/DOT related laws and regulations. Ensure compliance with governmental storm water management ordinances.

5% Investigate indoor air quality complaints, identify the molds present, recommend corrective action, and ensure that it is conducted safely in accordance with EPA protocols .Maintain records and files concerning IAQ complaints and incidents.

2% Chair the Hazardous Waste and Safety Committees. Represent PSCC on the Local Emergency Planning Committee.

3% Assist Human Resources with Worker's Compensation cases. Represent PSCC on TBR committees and in other issues related to Environmental Health and Safety.

10% Manage remediation projects related to environmental concerns such as mold damage.

5% Surveillance camera system and building security systems installation and maintenance. Other duties as assigned.

Note: The College reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, or combine positions at any time.

Key Results Areas: Increased number of safe miles driven in our fleet vehicles, increased number of successful emergency drills, increased number of safety audits, and increased number of safety meetings. Reduced Injury Frequency Rate, reduced Workers' Compensation Insurance Experience Modifier Rate and Workers' Compensation costs, reduced number of audit deficiencies corrected, reduction in the pounds of hazardous waste shipped. No TOSHA/OSHA violations or fines, no TDEC/EPA violations or fines, no State Fire Marshal or NFPA violations or fines, no DOT violations or fines, and no ADA violations or fines.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in the Environmental, Health and Safety field; on-the-job training in the safety field, such as Safety assistant, Safety Supervisor, Safety Manager, Industrial Hygienist, Environmental Manager, Environmental assistant, with the specific responsibility for measureable Safety and/or Environmental results; Certified Safety Professional certification, Associate Safety Professional certification preferred.
  • 3 years in a safety and/or environmental-related position.

Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% credit of full-time work experience.

Complexity & Creativity:

This position requires quite a lot of analytical, technical and creative thinking. One must have a good working knowledge of OSHA and TOSHA safety regulations, EPA and TDEC environmental regulations, NFPA and NEC fire safety and electrical regulations, some building code regulations such as placement of fire sprinklers, elevator regulations, and construction safety. Excellent observation skills are required to determine compliance with these regulations. The ability to plan for and manage resources and funds related to the position.

A fundamental knowledge of physics, chemistry, biology, physiology, statistics, mathematics, computers, engineering mechanics, and industrial processes as they relate to the Environmental, Health and Safety position.

Ability to track safety metrics (see 4a) and regular reporting and interpreting of metrics to management for awareness and decision making; Ability to write reports, track data, develop and deliver high-quality presentations, communicate via email, keep track of tasks, appointments, and contacts using a personal computer.

Ability to communicate successfully with all levels of faculty, staff and students to build a safety culture in order to reduce incidents and injuries and reduce Workers' Compensation costs, as well as to oversee all Workers' Compensation (including Lost Time and Return to Work) and General Liability claims.

Ability to attain and maintain OSHA/TOSHA, NFPA, EPA/TDEC, and ADA compliance in all operations through the development and performance of audits for compliance with regulatory agencies.

The ability to perform all EHS training and communication, the ability to document all EHS activities to include required reporting (Hazardous Waste report, Tier II report, injury reporting, OSHA 300 log).

The ability to develop policy and procedures and initiate corrective action programs to improve safety protocol and practices.

The ability to inform, assist and advise management in the writing of policies and procedures related to Environmental, Health and Safety.

Able to engage in the College's mission and values.

Magnitude of Impact: Errors in the EH&S position can impact departments all the way up to the president. Mishandling of hazardous waste can impact the environment, incur fines, and bring bad publicity to the college. Accident and injuries can cause harm, result in lost time, and have a heavy financial impact.

Responsibility for Accuracy: OSHA log errors, Workers' Compensation reporting errors, and clerical errors in emails, reports and presentations. Most errors should be caught by review of the employee. Frequency of verification should be at least monthly. Errors could result in violations and fines by regulatory agencies. These types of errors are not very likely and would have a minimal effect of the performance of the position. I recommend that the school institute a system of checks and balances to verify data on a regular basis. This position should help develop that system.

Financial Impact: This position is directly responsible for loss of material and financial assets through damage caused by neglected testing and training of emergency or safety equipment; loss of financial assets due to fines and penalties imposed by regulatory agencies due to noncompliance, loss of financial assets due to litigation pertaining to safety related incidents.

Judgement and Decisions: Communication to employees, vendors, contractors concerning safety audits and concerns. Communication with local, state, and federal inspectors concerning safety audits and concerns.

Training topics, training presentation materials and schedules; audit observations and schedules; vendor service schedules. Most interactions with administrators, maintenance personnel, Campus Police personnel, instructors, and students concerning safety training.

Decisions should be reviewed by the Supervisor and supervisor kept informed of activities in weekly meeting.

Nature of Contacts: Contractors (waste, fire alarm and sprinkler, building security systems, electrical, housekeeping, environmental monitoring and abatement, equipment inspection and repair); vendors (safety supplies, software); colleagues at other schools and other businesses. When attending events, it helps to network with others in similar positions so as to help each other.

Full-time Employment Benefits:

  • Insurance Options: Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Short/Long-term Disability, FSA/HSA
  • Wellness Incentive Program, if enrolled in health plan
  • Educational Assistance: Fee Waiver, Spouse/Dependent discounts, Audit/Non-Credit, Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Retirement Options: Tennessee traditional pension plan option (TCRS), 401k with $100 company match, 457, 403b
  • Employee Discount program with over 900+ companies
  • 14 Paid Holidays/Year Includes paid days off the last week of December
  • Sick Leave Bank
  • Longevity Pay
  • Many opportunities for professional development

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for a position at Pellissippi State, you must create an on-line application. Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of experience will be evaluated using only what is recorded on your application. Work experience that is not listed on the application will not be considered towards compensation. Please note: attaching a resume does not substitute for completion of the application form. Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% of full-time experience. Please note: to scan, upload, or attach documents, a computer and scanner are available at the Hardin Valley Campus Educational Resources Center, if needed.

Pellissippi State Community College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA employer

If you have any problems or questions please contact Human Resources at Pellissippi State Community College's Human Resource Office at 865-694-6607 or by email at

If you are interested in this position, click on Apply located below or Apply Now in the upper right-hand corner.


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