Environmental Health and Safety Manager

Environmental Health and Safety Manager

  • Full Time
  • Concord

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Town of Concord


Under the general supervision of the Public Works Director, manages all aspects of public works environmental, health and safety (EHS) programs including maintaining EHS permits and licenses, performing required inspections and investigations, gathering and analyzing data for reports, related software management, providing and developing training, assembling metrics and supporting sustainability initiatives as core responsibilities. A strong focus will be placed on EHS project and program ownership. Responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under direction and control. Performs varied and responsible duties requiring a thorough knowledge of departmental operations and the exercise of judgment and initiative in completing tasks, particularly in situations not clearly defined by precedent or established procedures. Incumbent is called upon to handle a significant number of details, each varying from the other in substance and content, requiring incumbent to approach workload with flexibility.




External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who are or become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.


¨       Manages and directs all applicable EHS programs to ensure compliance with EHS regulations and industry standards including but not limited to US EPA, US OSHA, Fire Department, and Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).


¨       Provides EHS specific training (i.e. OSHA, Right to Know, RCRA, Oil SPCC, Universal Waste) to the Department through classroom and on-line training and coordinates third party training.


¨       Acquires and maintains EHS related permits and other regulatory documentation for the Department. This includes the preparation and submission of regulatory documentation.


¨       Serves as a coordinator for the Department’s safety committee and may serve as a liaison to the Town’s Emergency Management Group.


¨       Supervises the hazardous waste and universal waste collection and disposal program on campus.


¨       Develops and manages department job hazard analyses (JHAs) and job safety analyses (JSAs).


¨       Oversees and manages required facility inspections, program audits, and other environmental health and safety-related inspections by regulatory agencies having jurisdiction (i.e., OSHA, EPA, Mass DEP, Health Division, etc.,).


¨       Directly responsible for the management of assigned budgets and resources to ensure accurate monitoring, tracking, analysis, and forecasting conducted to ensure successful performance.


¨       Serves as the primary liaison with regulatory agencies having jurisdiction as related to EHS requirements.


¨       Maintains a current and comprehensive knowledge of regulatory EHS standards, best practices, and requirements; identifies new and emerging regulatory requirements.


¨       Keeps Department leadership apprised of regulatory issues and risks.


¨       Maintains and updates workplace EHS programs and procedures in accordance with all applicable requirements and guidelines.


¨       Oversees EHS related third-party consultants and contractors.


¨       Maintains SDS Books and maintains centralized SDS database.


¨       Maintains and distributes personal protective equipment including respirators, hearing protections, hard hats, safety glasses, and fall protection etc.


¨       Writes grant applications, coordinates receipt of grant awards and administers grants for EHS related funding.


¨       Maintains environmental files and submits required forms and data sheets to DEP including but not limited to the Department’s Solid Waste and Recycling Program, Universal Waste Collection Program, “Oil” Spill Prevention and Countermeasure Plan (SPCC), Hazardous materials – Tier II, Oil Storage and Release Program Ensures that all EHS related incidents are reported and investigated to determine causes. Helps establish and implement corrective actions and make recommendations for areas needing improvement. Tracks corrective actions to closure.


¨       Leads and assists with internal audit inspections related to the EHS program requirement.


¨       Gathers and manages data related to the EHS programs; assembles, analyzes, and delivers the data for reports to State or Federal agencies.


¨       Supports municipal solid waste and recycling program and related initiatives.


¨       Supports department sustainability initiatives.


¨       Performs other related duties as required, directed or as the situation dictates.


¨       Regular attendance and punctuality at the workplace is required.



Directly supervises the activities and performance of and provides functional oversight to one Administrative Assistant. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.




Any combination of education and experience that provides the ability to perform functions is qualifying. A typical example of this is:

¨       A Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline: Engineering, safety, industrial hygiene, environmental studies, life science or similar field, plus 4-6 years’ experience in the EHS field


¨       Valid motor vehicle operator’s license, with a safe driving record and ability to provide own transportation.


¨       First Aid/CPR/AED certification required within 6 months.


¨       Professional certification and/or Master’s degree in related field desired.




¨       Detailed knowledge of occupational health and safety sciences.


¨       Knowledge of and experience working within applicable federal, state and local safety laws and regulations, including awareness of current issues that may impact functional responsibilities.


¨       Demonstrated independent judgment, collaborative leadership, and strong problem-solving abilities and the ability to quickly change priorities, which may include or are subject to resolution of conflicts; and


¨       Demonstrated ability to work successfully with a broad variety of individuals and groups across organizational lines.


¨       Proficient in working with various software programs.


¨       Working knowledge of recycling and solid waste programs, technology, vendors, federal and state environmental regulations.


¨       Ability to comprehend, analyze and apply technical information as it relates to recycling and solid waste, and to develop and present appropriate recommendations using such information.


¨       Ability to foster and promote cooperative relationships with residents, commercial establishments, institutions, volunteer groups and other town employees.


¨       Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently verbally and in writing.


¨       Ability to work effectively under time constraints to meet deadlines.




External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who are or become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the physical demands (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.


Normal office environment, not subject to extreme variations of temperature, noise, odors, etc. Majority of work is performed in a moderately noisy work environment, with constant interruptions. Frequently subjected to the demands of other individuals and the volume and /or rapidity with which tasks must be accomplished.


Operates computer, printer, video display terminal, keyboard, calculator, telephone, copier, facsimile machine and all other standard office equipment requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity. Balancing, crouching, grasping, pulling, reaching and stooping may also be required.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.


This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

To apply for this job email your details to mbegley@concordma.gov