Environmental Safety and Emergency Preparedness Manager

Claremont, California
Commensurate with experience
Oct 05, 2017
Nov 04, 2017
Job Type
Full time

ABOUT POMONA COLLEGE:  Located near Los Angeles, California, Pomona College is widely regarded as one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges. Established in 1887, Pomona College is known for small classes, a challenging curriculum, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of student research and leadership opportunities. Pomona is a member of The Claremont Colleges.

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Environmental Safety and Emergency Preparedness Manager oversees emergency management preparedness with particular expertise in disaster operations planning at the College.  This position handles complex projects in the areas of disaster operations response and recovery planning, including coordinating emergency preparedness training, such as CERT training, of faculty, staff, and students.  The Environmental Safety and Emergency Preparedness Manager implements emergency management preparedness programs and principles to ensure cross-functional expertise and close coordination between faculty, staff, and students to optimize disaster response and recovery. 

The Environmental Safety and Emergency Preparedness Manager oversees chemical, biological and radiation safety while ensuring compliance with the EPA, Cal Osha, California Department of Public Health, California Radiologic Health Branch, and other regulatory requirements.  This position assists faculty and staff in the science and art departments to safely manage hazardous materials and establishes safety procedures to be utilized and personal protective equipment to be worn within laboratories and support areas.  This position also assumes responsibility for providing laboratory safety training for faculty, staff and students.

This position has a dual-reporting structure. As the Emergency Preparedness Manager, this role reports to the Assistant Vice President, Facilities and Campus Services, and as the Environmental Safety Manager, this role reports to the Director, Sponsored Research.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management, the Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Industrial Hygiene, Safety, Operational Planning or related scientific field is required, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Master’s degree is preferred.

Experience: A minimum of 5 years of emergency management preparedness, disaster operations response, recovery planning and environmental safety, teaching experience with certification as a Certified Emergency Manager, an NRCC Chemical Hygiene Officer and completion of Radiation Safety Training from an accredited national program is required.  Five years of experience at an academic institution is preferred.

A writing sample and teaching presentation will be required as part of the interview process.

REQUIRED HOURS: The regular hours for this full time position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Holiday, weekend and evening work hours may be required.  Travel may be required.  Regular hours may vary due to needs of the College or division.

POMONA COLLEGE REWARDS:  Pomona College offers a wide variety of benefits and perks including health, dental, and vision plan options; paid time off; flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits; tuition assistance; fitness and wellness programs; rideshare incentives; and so much more! 

Pomona College prides itself in being an open, competitive, and equal opportunity employer.