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Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

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Work type: Regular
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Other, Insurance and Risk

The Environmental Health and Safety Specialist provides strategic leadership for campus-wide safety and environmental health programs. This position collaborates regularly with the internal constituents across the University and external constituents. This position is supervised by the Director of Insurance and Risk.


  • Initiate and participate in planning, developing, implementing, and maintaining policies and programs necessary to ensure workplace safety and health, protection of the environment, and safety of facilities, programs, and operations. These include, but are not limited to, programs involving workplace health and safety, asbestos, and moisture intrusion.
  • Collaborate in the development and utilization of proactive risk management policies and procedures to prevent losses, including ensuring they are in compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations.
  • Partner with University academic divisions, faculty, and staff to implement University health and safety policies and procedures. This routinely includes coordination and collaboration with Human Resources, Public Safety, Regulatory Affairs, Facilities Services, Campus Operations, Planning, Operations, and Construction (POC), and others.
  • Oversee University environmental health, safety, and occupational training programs, including safety trainings in the University Learning Management System (LMS), and ensures applicable programs are in compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, Federal OSHA and Cal/OSHA.
  • Assist in promptly and professionally addressing and managing concerns from stakeholders across the University and serve as a resource to University managers and supervisors regarding occupational accident investigation and reporting.
  • Administer the reporting of University hazardous materials and work jointly with the Department of Public Safety for hazardous materials inspections.
  • Formulate and maintain spreadsheets and databases.
  • Complete research projects as assigned.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills both written (emails, reports, etc.) and verbal (on the phone, in person, etc.). Produce written communication to the University community, regulatory agencies, and the community at large.
  • Conduct and attend reviews and inspections to monitor compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and procedures.
  • Routinely attend meetings with stakeholders for purposes of coordination and presenting information. Participate as a member on the quarterly Worker's Compensation claims review.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Bachelor’s Degree. Ability to manage several projects in parallel, particular attention to detail. Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to meet required deadlines. Ability to consistently project a professional demeanor and a positive attitude. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Must maintain a safe driving record. Strong written and verbal skills. Ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Preferred: Familiarity with Pepperdine systems and culture. Knowledge of PeopleSoft. Ability to use Google suite programs. Conversational Spanish.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws.

This is a Regular, Nonexempt, 40 hour per week position.

Expected Pay Range: $24.03 - $28.84 per hour

The above pay range reflects what Pepperdine University reasonably expects to pay for this position at time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on relevant factors such as work experience, market conditions, education/training, and skill level. In addition to base pay, Pepperdine offers a robust and highly competitive benefits package.

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