Senior Director, EHS at The Ohio State University

Senior Director, EHS at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
February 6, 2018
Location of Position

Columbus, OH

Company Summary

For 144 years, The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It's where friendships are forged. It's where rivalries and revelry are born.

The university's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

The Ohio State University is proud to be a premier employer that provides an exceptional total rewards package including medical, dental, vision and many other “hidden” benefits. Our competitive benefits package is offered to all eligible faculty and staff in order to attract, develop and retain top performers eager to share their talent, time and success. Our benefits support your health and financial goals and include not only health insurance, but also generous state retirement, tuition assistance for our employees and their dependents, wellness initiatives, and much more. Please visit for detailed information. Be your best at The Ohio State University!

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for leading a comprehensive EHS program for the University. Represents the University in all matters associated with biosafety and biosecurity, environmental compliance, medical center safety, occupational health and safety, research safety and radiation safety programs and participates in policy determinations on these matters. Responsible for the management and control of administrative services provided to the EHS service area. Coordinates services with other University departments, State of Ohio offices, and other governmental agencies. Manages comprehensive biosafety, biosecurity, environmental, occupational health and safety, research and radiation safety programs by providing technical expertise concerning compliance with local, state and federal regulatory mandates (i.e. ODH, OSHA, EPA, NRC, …); responsible for the management of the hazardous materials response team and participation in the event protection team for the University.

Position Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or equivalent; valid Driver's License required; minimum of 10 years environmental health and safety experience at a major research or academic institution required with at least 5 years of management experience  in environmental health and safety in a major research or academic institution also required; experience with progressive responsibility in administrative or management functions preferable in higher education with substantial budget and planning skills strongly preferred;  Professional certification as a CSP or CIH desired.

This position is in senior leadership for Environmental Health & Safety, within Facilities Operations and Development.

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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.