Environmental Health and Safety Officer

Hempstead, New York
Commensurate with experience
Jun 01, 2018
Jul 01, 2018
Field of specialization
Environmental, Health & Safety
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Office of the Provost at Hofstra University seeks to fill an anticipated opening for a full-time Environmental Health and Safety Officer (EHSO). The EHSO will have primary responsibility for overseeing and coordinating Hofstra University’s laboratory health and safety activities. The EHSO will serve as the University’s chemical hygiene officer and biosafety officer, and responsibilities will include development and evaluation of standard operating guidelines, laboratory inspections, provision of guidance and training, maintaining inventory of chemicals and other hazardous materials, hazard assessment, and spill response.

The University EHSO reports to the Vice Provost for Scholarship and Research and is responsible for ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations, as well as University policies. The EHSO will liaise with numerous constituencies on campus, including faculty, administrators, the Environmental Safety Committee, the Hazardous Waste Coordinator, and others to ensure environmental health and safety on campus.

Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, NY, that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science/Engineering or equivalent (BSc); Master’s degree preferred
  • 6 years of relevant experience in EHS, Bio Safety, Process Safety, or Risk Management
  • Must have experience dealing with a complex regulatory framework and multiple regulatory bodies; knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to employee health and safety and hazardous waste management
  • One or more of the following certifications: CIH, CSP, CBSP
  • Valid New York State Driver’s License

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references.  Applicants should also be prepared to submit transcripts and three letters of recommendation. All materials can be submitted to the attention of:

Robert Brinkmann

Vice Provost for Scholarship and Research


Review of application materials will begin immediately; the position will remain open until it has been filled.

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.