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The Safety & Emergency Manager is responsible for leading, managing, developing, implementing, training and auditing the University-wide safety and emergency management programs that include environmental health and safety and emergency response, including mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery and business continuity. This Safety & Emergency Manager oversees the university’s Critical Incident Response Team, coordinates emergency planning with Campus Safety and outside agencies such as local first responders, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the California Office of Emergency Services (OES).
This position reports to the Director of Risk Management, with a dotted line to the Executive Director of Campus Safety when designated for emergency incidents, and collaborates closely with the Director of Facilities.
Required Education * Bachelor’s degree in a related field. * Minimum 5-7 years relevant experience in a leadership role. * Cal-OSHA General Industry training (preferred Cal-OSHA training or instructor certification). * Incident Command System training (preferred SEMS / NIMS certified; ISIOO. HE: ICS100, ICS200, ICS700 and ICS800). * Valid California driver's license with good driver history. * Preferred CPR for the Professional Rescuer; First Aid; Automatic External Defibrillation (AED) specialization.
Required Experience * Experience in developing, updating and maintaining effective workplace safety programs that include Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), Material Data Safety Sheet, Hazard Communication Program and Emergency Action Plans for various perils. * Experience with Cal-OSHA regulations, Commercial Auto Fleet Safety, Commercial Property Fire and Health Safety, National Incident Management System (NIMS), National Response Framework (NRF), the California Emergency Services Act, the Natural Disaster Assistance Act, and the Robert T. Stafford Act. * Experience in developing and maintaining standard operating procedures for general safety and emergency incidents, including preferred chemical and lab safety staff training in those requirements. * Demonstrated ability to lead and collaborate across diverse teams, departments and leadership levels.
Primary Duties/Essential Functions * Responsible for the development, implementation, training and auditing of the University’s environmental health, emergency and safety programs. * Perform studies and analyses of industrial accident causes and hazards to health. * Inspect University facilities. * Keep supervisors and employees alerted as to the hazards of working with toxic fumes, dangerous chemicals, and any other hazardous substances; consult with departments on the proper use of equipment, shops, fire prevention, and safety program. * Participate in the investigation of accidents and injuries and the collection of evidence. * Coordinate needed safety programs and other initiatives that promote health and safety. * Assess and develop policies and procedures providing for a university-wide emergency and disaster preparedness, awareness and training program. * Develop and coordinate communication plans and drills campus wide on notification and early warning methods involving security, disasters, staff and student safety and property protection. * Identify appropriate materials, supplies, space/ functionality and training of responders for a fully functional Emergency Operations Center and satellite center(s). * Maintain inventories of relevant emergency supplies. * Maintain current and accurate lists of Building and Floor Coordinators and provide appropriate training related to evacuations and building/area safety. * Chair the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) meetings and conduct relevant training and table-top exercises for CIRT members.
Skills * Ability to establish appropriate goals and objectives and to develop and implement departmental and university-wide programs encompassing short-term, intermediate and long-range planning. * Excellent communication skills. * Possesses temperament and good judgment to effectively and diplomatically deal with stressful or high hazard situations. * Excellent organizational leadership, training, and team building skills. * Excellent human relations skills
Mental Demands * Ability to work under pressure, exuding a mature demeanor while multi-tasking in a deadline oriented environment with accuracy and consistency. * Ability to exercise good judgment and discretionary skills in determining when to act independently and when to consult management prior to taking action. * Self-starter with a positive attitude.
Physical Demands * May involve repetitive motions and sitting at a computer keyboard for an extended time period. * Hearing and speaking on the telephone and laptop and walking across campus grounds. * Ability to conduct business at other offices on or off campus. * Must have mobility to respond to emergency situations on campus and regional centers. * Normal manual dexterity and flexibility to assist with a variety of emergency situations. Sufficient hand, arm, and finger dexterity to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment.
Technologies * Proficient in Google Apps., Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel.
Internal Number: S1357
About Azusa Pacific University
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. As a leading Christian university in California, Azusa Pacific University grounds rigorous academics on a solid spiritual foundation. With an intentional focus on scholarship, faith integration, diversity, and internationalization, APU provides high-quality academic programs within a tight-knit community of disciples and scholars. APU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R2 Doctoral University, recognizing APU’s high level of research activity. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional locations across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.