Allied Health & Safety (Safety/Security Specialist)
University of Hawaii - Honolulu, HI

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General funded, to begin approximately May 2013, pending availability of funds and actual staffing requirements. Under the supervision of the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services. Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assists VCAS with security and emergency preparedness programs for KCC, ensuring compliance with federal and state laws. Coordinates campus planning and facilitates implementation of emergency preparedness/emergency operations protocol.
  • Supervises, directs and provides in-service training to University Security Officer(s) and contract security guards for the campus.
  • Provides technical advice in program areas, interpretations and/or makes effective recommendations regarding applicable policies, procedures and other administrative requirements to administrators, faculty, and staff.
  • Assists VCAS with the management of various required programs in the areas of environmental health and safety (e.g. occupational safety and health, fire safety, hazardous materials management, biological safety, radiation safety, etc.).
  • Performs facility inspections, training sessions, preparation of written reports, review of campus standards and practices, accident reporting, emergency plans, regulatory and enforcement activities, etc.
  • Monitors & assesses the campus environment to improve campus emergency management, safety strategies and programs that promote a safe and secure campus environment, as well as to mitigate the threat of potential hazards to ensure continuity of services.
  • Drafts and recommends for VCAS review, policies and procedures to ensure uniform, efficient, and effective safety, emergency and security programs for the campus.
  • Assists VCAS in developing a campus specific emergency management plan to ensure continuity of services.
  • Facilitates educational and training programs, as well as readiness exercises, related to campus safety and emergency preparedness each year.
  • Conducts detailed evaluations and analysis of emergency response exercises and actual campus emergencies and disasters to improve Kauai Community College’s emergency preparedness.
  • Implements emergency requirements of County/State/Federal emergency preparedness and civil defense programs to meet University, State, and Federal (FEMA) guidelines and requirements.
  • Assists the VCAS with the scheduling and participation of Kauai CC’s Emergency Management Teams in exercises with other State agencies in implementing campus/system wide Emergency Management Plans.
  • Implements and maintains security operations Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and makes written recommendations for their improvement for compliance with Federal and State laws and mandates.
  • Where no written SOP exists, drafts for VCAS review, a set of recommended SOP for adoption and implementation.
  • Maintains liaisons with appropriate agencies such as the UH Environmental Health and Safety Office, Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division, State Department of Agriculture and Health, and other related groups and organizations.
  • Assists VCAS in estabilishing and maintaining campus compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public Law 110-315), also known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
  • Develops protocol with local law enforcement, fire department and emergency medical services when called to respond to a campus emergency.
  • Recommends improvements based on review and assists in the implementation of those improvements in meeting federal and industry reporting standards.
  • Keep abreast of applicable changes in federal, state and county laws, policies and procedures, new advances and activities in environmental health and safety affecting system and campus programs and activities.
  • Follows and makes recommendations for improvements of established protocols with local law enforcement, fire department and emergency medical services when called to respond to a campus emergency.
  • Follows and makes recommendations for the improvement of established protocols with local law enforcement, fire department and emergency medical services when called to respond to a campus emergency.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Minimum Qualifications
  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree in Health Science, Business Administration, Public Administration, Management, Emergency Administration, or related field and 1 year(s) of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for emergency preparedness (homeland security, civil defense, emergency response, planning and training, etc.), public safety (private security, law enforcement, etc.), or occupational safety (inspection, enforcement, etc.); or equivalent education/training or experience.
  • Functional knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in emergency preparedness, public safety, security, and/or occupational safety demonstrated by knowledge, understanding and ability to apply concepts, terminology.
  • Functional knowledge and understanding of principles, theories, federal and state laws, rules, regulations and systems associated with emergency preparedness, public safety, security, and/or occupational safety.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize problems, identify possible causes and resolve the full range problems that may commonly occur in the areas of emergency preparedness, public safety, security, and/or occupational safety.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand oral and written documentation, write reports and procedures, and communicate effectively in a variety of situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team members and individuals.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing software.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.
  • Knowledge of the Clery Act.
  • Business writing skills (i.e. ability to generate memorandums, letters, spreadsheets, etc.).
  • Knowledge of OSHA and HIOSH regulations and requirements.
  • Knowlege of environmental health regulations, reporting requirements and related permit/licensing procedures.
  • Knowledge of best practices related to hazardous material handling and disposal.
  • Desirable Qualifications
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in the capabilities and use of telecommunications systems.

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