Program Manager, Safety & Preparedness - Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University
Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Internal Number: 151961
Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Tue Aug 16 2022 Job Description:
The Program Manager, Safety & Preparedness is a multi-faceted position with an overreaching focus on safety, preparedness, and accident prevention for all segments of the university community. The avenues for achieving the goals of this position include physical safety, general preparedness, training, engagement, response, and development of critical partnerships across all emergency services. This position will report to the Assistant Director Environmental Health & Safety.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.
Develop mitigation and training initiatives focused on injury prevention in concert with Workers Compensation Program Manager, statistical analysis, and consultation with customers.
Develop and deliver training to bolster critical intervention skills across the campus community in areas including first-aid, CPR, AED, Stop the Bleed, home and recreation safety, violence response, etc.
Complete proactive safety and health inspections across the spectrum of campus operations.
Support the WKU Police, Bowling Green Fire Department, Medical Center EMS, and other responding agencies in developing pre-incident plans, building and systems training, unified incident command, and general emergency preparedness.
Serve as the WKU representative on the Healthcare Emergency Area 4 Response Team (HEART) and lead the Public Health and medical interfaces with area hospitals.
Investigate reported non motor vehicle accidents and near miss incidents, on or near the universities campuses to determine root cause and develop corrective action steps to prevent recurrence.
Respond to emergencies on campus as part of a unified incident command structure.
Serve as a member of the Emergency Management Core Group (EMCG).
Support the WKU Disaster Science Operations Center as an advisor and lead response coordinator.
Secondary Duties and Responsibilities
Assist with other programs within the EHS Department as needed.
Support related academic and athletic programs as needed in areas of emergency medical care, emergency preparedness, and instructional support.
Knowledge and Skills Required
Strong communication and interpersonal skills in order to deal effectively with university departments and personnel, federal, state and local compliance agencies, and the public.
Must be able to work independently and effectively lead all aspects of occupational and general safety programs.
Willingness to respond to customer needs in a timely manner.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders and within the EHS department.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to respond effectively to multiple issues simultaneously.
Demonstrated ability to gather, analyze, and present data in an effective and concise manner.
Ability to work with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
Working knowledge of basic computer programs including MS Office, Access, etc.
Ability to travel occasionally, work nights and weekends and be available after normal working hours for emergencies as needed
Physical and Mental Abilities Required
Must be capable of wearing a respirator and other necessary personal protective equipment
Experience operating larger vehicles including emergency response apparatus
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk, stand, climb, and crawl.
Must be able to reach with hands and arms.
Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
Must have close vision, depth perception and color vision.
Must be able to hear the difference between bells, buzzers, beeps, horns, etc.
Bachelor's Degree in Safety, Public Health, Emergency Management, or related areas
10 years' experience in public and/or occupational safety, healthcare, or emergency management
Professional certification in a emergency response related area such as Registered Nurse, EMT/Paramedic, Fire Fighter, Emergency Manager
Instructor certification in Safety, Fire, EMS, Emergency Management, or faculty classification in higher education
Salary Range: $50,000 - $53,000
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy and practice of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all individuals. In accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, no form of discrimination or harassment will be tolerated at WKU on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO). To request an accommodation, report/express a complaint, or ask questions regarding WKU's Discrimination and Harassment Policy (#0.2040), please contact Mr. Joshua Hayes, EEO Director/Title IX Investigator/University ADA Coordinator, via email at email@example.com or by phone at (270) 745-5121.
The University is also required to investigate complaints of sex and gender-based harassment, also a form of discrimination, and has designated the Title IX Coordinator as the individual responsible for coordinating the investigation and response to such complaints. The Title IX Coordinator for the University is Ms. Ena Demir, who can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (270) 745-6867. Additional information regarding Title IX is accessible via WKU's https://www.wku.edu/titleix/ website.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society. The University provides research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and other constituents. WKU enriches the quality of life for those within its reach.