The Police and Safety Services is dedicated to providing professional services to students, staff, faculty, and the community.  Additionally, Police and Safety Services is charged with the removal of hazardous materials generated by faculty and staff.  The Environmental Health and Safety Officer will report directly to the Chief of Police of Police and Safety Services.


  1. Assumes, in conjunction with other offices, the responsibility to coordinate, schedule, facilitate and monitor the various aspects of the EHS plan as it relates to various departments (i.e. facilities, arts department, capital projects office, etc.). 
  2. Collects hazardous waste and coordinates disposal with outside vendors.
  3. Remains accessible and able to respond appropriately, in person or otherwise, to urgent or emergency situations that arise on weekends and in evenings.
  4. Coordinates, schedules, and attends meetings and facilitates follow-up.  Serves as liaison with external agencies.
  5. Participates in weekly building tours and coordinates/manages weekly/monthly compliance inspections.
  6. Develops/builds relationships with members of Facilities Services and Police and Safety Services to assure that physical environment be maintained at optimum levels.
  7. Plans, implements safety programs, including fire drills, in conjunction with the residence life staff.  Fire Safety/Life Safety.
  8. Works in conjunction with Facilities Services to manage all aspects of the campus fire alarm systems including repairs and additions to the system.  Ensures buildings and systems are compliant with all applicable codes.
  9. Coordinates all required tests/inspections of all fire system and emergency equipment (standing pipes, sprinklers, bell testing, fire extinguishers and hoses, generators, etc.) and keeps records of same.
  10. Plans and implements all emergency evacuation drills for the District.
  11. Develops and presents training programs related to fire/life safety to District constituents.
  12. Works with all campus constituents and security staff on fire safety related issues.
  13. Conducts periodic inventory audits of departments that possess or produce hazardous materials to maintain audit level compliance.
  14. Supervises and trains hourly employees in all job responsibilities as required.
  15. Maintains and updates District Business plan.
  16. At the request of a supervisor, performs a variety of unscheduled duties normally and traditionally performed by a Environmental Health and Safety Officer.


Education and Experience:  A Bachelor’s degree in Safety Engineering or Science or a combination of work experience and certificated classes may be equivalent, and a minimum of three years of successful professional experience in occupational safety and health including fire safety.  The Environmental Health and Safety Officer position also requires a working knowledge of safety engineering principles and regulatory requirements, and familiarity with the City of Pasadena and State of California Building and Fire Codes, OSHA requirements, and Environmental Protection Agency’s standards.  Applicants for this position may be subject to a full background investigation.

Any combination of training, education and experience that would indicate possession of the required skills, knowledge and abilities appropriate for this position will be acceptable for the minimum qualifications. 

Knowledge and Abilities:

The incumbent will possess the knowledge and abilities to:

  1. Lead the implementation of EHS policies and procedures.
  2. Supervise health, safety and environmental programs and serve as principal facilitator for compliance with OSHA, EPA, the City of Pasadena Building and Fire Codes, and the State of California Uniform building and Fire Codes.
  3. Develop training materials that support EHS programs. The Environmental Health and Safety Officer will promote employee awareness of EHS through training and continual college-wide communication.
  4. Provide expert technical assistance to the department and other college units.
  5. Ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations pertaining to EHS standards.
  6. Interface with regulatory agencies and assists during regulatory inspections; develops and manages an accident and injury investigation program; and conducts accident and injury investigations to identify root causes and eliminate potential hazards and reoccurrences.
  7. Coordinate all EHS testing (indoor air quality, lead paint, etc.)
  8. Assist or conduct required training programs and maintains appropriate records to ensure compliance with, but not limited to laboratory safety, blood borne pathogens, confined space, lockout/tag-out, ergonomics, and indoor air quality.
  9. Participate in the removal of hazardous and regulated waste and conduct facility-wide inspections as necessary, maintain associated records, and prepare reports.
  10. Ensure compliance with applicable standards, rules and regulations regarding the sanitation in food preparation and handling, swimming pools and storerooms; conducts inspections to ensure compliance with above, conduct air quality audits, prepares training programs, maintains records and ensure compliance with rules and regulations; and conduct inspections to ensure campus compliance with the City of Pasadena, County of Los Angeles, and he Sate of California building codes.
  11. Able to work a 5/40 work schedule and flex days off as needed.


  1. General knowledge of computer use and associated software programs.
  2. General filing of records and documents.
  3. Computer keyboard proficiency.
  4. General use of electric vehicles.
  5. Able to prepare written documents.
  6. Possess communications skills through which effective communications can be held.
  7. Able to lift articles of sixty pounds.
  8. Able to categorically identify hazardous materials on sight.

NOTE: A valid California driver license is required.


The qualified candidate should be able to inspect written documents, sit for extended periods of time, bending, kneeling and reaching to retrieve and file records, and dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a keyboard and other office equipment.  The qualified candidate should be able to lift articles of up to sixty pounds and transfer such to an electric vehicle, truck or trailer.


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