Fresno State campus

Director of Environmental Health & Safety/Risk Management

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Fresno
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Environmental Health and Safety
Position Description

Director of Environmental Health & Safety/Risk Management

(Administrator II)

Compensation and Benefits

The anticipated hiring salary is $90,000 - $120,000 and is competitive and negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. This is a CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position.

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 15 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.


Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Vice President for Administration and Finance, the Director of Environmental Health and Safety/Risk Management (EH&S/RM) is responsible for effectively managing campus risk, and facilitating campus compliance with all federal, state, and local environmental quality occupational safety standards with the overall goals of protecting the health and safety of the campus community, and supporting the overall mission of the University.  The incumbent in this position is responsible for supporting and facilitating campus compliance with Executive Order 1039 Occupational Health and Safety Policy, and the risk management requirements of Executive Order 1069 Risk Management and Public Safety. 


Key Qualifications

  • Knowledge of principles of institutional planning and budget processes. Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and make strategic business decisions.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of effective leadership, motivation and performance evaluation.
  • Knowledge of laws, codes, and regulations applicable to environmental health and safety within the workplace and be familiar with and participate in emergency responses.
  • Knowledge of computer office systems and ability to use a broad range of technology, systems, and software packages (Microsoft Office Suite, Google Applications).
  • Ability to interface with the following agencies on behalf of the campus: Cal OSHA, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), State Fire Marshal’s Office, County Health Department, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, local fire departments and hazard response teams, California State University Risk Management Association/Auxiliary Organization Risk Management Association (CSURMA/AORMA),
  • Ability to interface with and be a resource for all organizations on the main campus and auxiliaries.
  • Ability to use tact and diplomacy to handle a broad range of high level and sensitive interpersonal situations with diverse personalities, and to respond appropriately to conflicts and problems.
  • Ability to facilitate group participation, consensus building and foster employee development through coaching, counseling, and training.
  • Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere in the University with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds.
  • Excellent communication skills: ability to communicate information in a clear and understandable manner, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to interpret, communicate and apply policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Ability to develop and implement short and long-term plans and initiatives to meet established development goals and objectives. Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Assess safety and training needs and conduct training.

To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.


Education and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in health and safety, environmental engineering, chemistry, industrial hygiene, or a related field from an accredited four year college or university
  • Experience managing environmental, health, safety, and loss control/risk management programs in a large complex organization, preferably in a large institution of higher education. 
    • Preferred Education:
      • A master’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a discipline listed above or related field.


Department Summary

The Office of Environmental Health & Safety and Risk Management (EHS/RM) aims to support the overall academic mission, and ensure the protection of the health and safety of all members of the University community through the effective mitigation of University risk hazards.


Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by March 3, 2024 will be given full consideration by the search committee.

  • Applications received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the Hiring Manager and/or search committee.

Please click “Apply Now” to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resumé/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references.


Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.


Equal Employment Opportunity Information

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.


COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.  Questions may be sent to


Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions. (e.g. H1-B Visas)

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