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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/04/18

Applications Due02/06/19

Vacancy ID62084

AgencySUNY Old Westbury

TitleEnvironmental Health and Safety Specialist

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitPSNU - Professional Services Negotiating Unit (UUP)

Salary RangeFrom $54510 to $54510 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Variable

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Nassau

Street Address 223 Store Hill Road

City Old Westbury


Zip Code11568

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Requirements:

• Associate’s degree in Fire Science or a closely related field.
• Minimum of two (2) years experience as a fire safety specialist or a closely related occupation.
• Ability to read and understand construction blueprints, diagrams and specifications.
• Experience interpreting and applying EPA, DEC, NFPA, NYS Fire and Building Codes and OSHA regulations.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
• Capable of performing physical labor to include carrying and moving items up to 50 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree.
• Certified NYS Building Safety Inspector (BSI) or Code Enforcement Official (CEO).
• NICET (National Institute of Certification in Engineering Technology – Fire Protection) Level II Certification.
• Demonstrated ability to determine training needs, organize and conduct training.

Duties Description SUNY Old Westbury seeks a dynamic, forward thinking and engaging Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist, with a specialization in fire safety, to the join the Facilities Department.

Principal duties include:

The EHS Specialist will be responsible for coordinating fire and life safety systems, fire safety and building code compliance and environmental programs including testing, inspecting, record keeping, and training. Reporting to the Facilities Director, the incumbent will develop and implement health and safety programs for all campus staff and students to ensure compliance with all state and federal code requirements. This position will work with other facilities staff, faculty, and technicians when required for complex work. Must be able to prioritize multiple projects, and work in a demanding fast-paced environment. This is a full-time, twelve (12) month position, with weekend and after-hours work, as required.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

• Perform duties related to EHS activities pertaining to fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems and all life safety equipment operations and maintenance throughout the campus.
• Plan and conduct employee and student fire safety training, provide hot work training and issue and monitor hot work permits.
• Coordinate all safety training – Lock Out/Tag, Right to Know, and Electrical NFPA 70E.
• Function as the Campus NYS Building Safety Inspector.
• Coordinate NYS Fire Marshal campus inspections.
• Perform monthly inspections of the University's Fire extinguisher program and fire suppression systems, scheduling required inspections, coordinating repairs, and maintaining mandated record keeping.
• Perform required drills and maintain evacuation plans.
• Perform fire safety inspections and communicate deficiencies to Facilities Department.
• Produce and maintain records and documents associated with required laws.
• Provide environmental support for campus.
• Coordinate safety training.
• Perform Monthly AED inspections and coordinate repairs.
• Understand and interpret NY State Building Code, NY State Fire Code, NFPA and PESH Regulations.
• Respond to emergency conditions, provide EH&S support at campus events as directed, work flexible hours, including weekend and evening work if necessary.
• This position will be expected to possess written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills essential to work with a diverse population of students and colleagues.

Additional Comments Application Instructions:

Please submit the following online at
1. cover letter,
2. resume,
3. contact information (name, email address and telephone number) for three (3) professional references.

Only applications submitted online will be considered.


VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.

Position Type: Professional

Official Budget Title: Environmental Health Officer

Campus Title: Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Department: Facilities

FTE: Full-time

Negotiating Unit: UUP

Salary Grade: SL-4

FLSA Status: Exempt

Competitive Salary - Excellent Benefits

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Lillian Colella

Telephone 516-876-3143

Fax 516-876-3209

Email Address


Street 223 Store Hill Road

PO Box 210

City Old Westbury

State NY

Zip Code 11568


Notes on ApplyingMust apply on College website.

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