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Director of Environmental Services

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Summary Information:
Employer: Wichita Public Schools
Position Type: Admin./Support
Categories: Director
School / Org: Wichita Public Schools
Location Wichita, Kansas
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN12337
Posting Date: 20 October 2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Wichita Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

Director of Environmental Services

Location: School Service Center

Position Function - Director, Environmental Services The Director, Environmental Services plans, coordinates, implements and manages the Districtís Environmental Health and Safety programs, including hazardous material handling, student and employee safety and occupational safety and compliance (OSHA); provide support and coordination of operations with other District departments or external community and public agencies; monitor and evaluate safety and environmental health programs designed to reduce enterprise risk, establish compliance with local, state and federal regulations and support the environmental priorities, goals and objectives of the Wichita Public Schools.

Essential Performance Responsibilities:
- Oversees Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) programs conducted internally and with contracted partners; balances assignment of programs between EHS staff and contracted services for effective, compliant and efficient outcomes; secures contracted services for EHS programs as needed.
- Maintains District compliance with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) including the Asbestos Management Plan.
- Assures District compliance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) including all hazardous waste requirements.
- Oversees all groundwater cleanup projects required under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).
- Develops program performance metrics and monitor outcomes and results; supports third party quality assurance audits of EHS programs and schedules or conducts appropriate inspections.
- Serves as District representative and point-of-contact to external agencies in relation to programs and implementation; develop and lead presentations assigned EHS programs to internal and external stakeholders.
- Collaborates with Facilities and Design and Construction to assist in preparing specifications and drawings for proposed projects; confers with District staff, architects and engineers regarding proposals.
- Operates and enters EHS information into Facilities Management Databases and works with database vendors and database users; runs and generates general reports, and participate in the development of annual reports.
- Provides customer-service support and direction to supervisors and staff to plan, initiate, administer, and assess environmental health and safety in the Wichita Public Schools facilities, including responding to internal/external inquiries/requests regarding EHS services; confer with Board members and members of the public as needed and participate in District Committees serving as a representative of the department.
- Evaluates programs in terms of cost and program goals; determines priorities and schedules; manages assigned budgets; allocates Department funds and resources.
- Demonstrates a commitment to the Wichita Public Schools Title IX Program by developing a thorough knowledge and application of the district Title IX Policy, EEOC Requirements and other board policies; participate in staff development, in-services and trainings related to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and in K -12 education; model appropriate behaviors; develop, recommend and implement improvements to business practices with awareness and understanding of their impact in a racially and culturally diverse community
- Represents the District at local, state and national organization meetings and conferences relating to environmental health and safety programs and issues.
- Supervises the performance and professional development of assigned personnel; interviews and selects employees, recommends termination and disciplinary actions.
- Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Duties: Perform other duties and/or responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor.

Equipment: The employee must demonstrate the ability to use various equipment assigned to the job position as needed. This position may require the ability to use iPads in addition to basic office equipment such as computers, copiers, scanners, and fax machine. Must always comply with USD 259ís guidelines for equipment use. The employee will need to be able to utilize industrial hygiene instruments that are common with indoor air quality assessments and asbestos/lead sampling.

Travel: Travel between schools and central offices will be required.

Physical and Mental Demands:
- Ability to perform all tasks and work the hours required
- The employee must be physically able to wear respirators, tyvek suits, protective coveralls, chemically protective gloves, goggles, face shields, protective boots, and other personal protective equipment that is common to industrial safety and hygiene
- Attendance at required meetings, attendance at training and re-certification classes, in-district travel, ability to work on elevated surfaces and ladders, ability to work in tunnels and other confined spaces, ability to work outdoors in extreme temperatures, and ability to wear personal protection equipment as required in hazardous environments
- Occasional work before and after normal working hours, attendance at required meetings and in- services, in-district travel, and rare overnight travel. Some duties and tasks are extremely time- sensitive, and it will be imperative that all deadlines are met
- Occasional heavy lifting of 40-50 pounds
- Operate computer for long periods of time
- Mobility to inspect real property across the district
- Bend, twist, and stretch occasionally
- Must maintain a valid Kansas driver's license at all times throughout employment

Qualification Profile:
- The Director of Environmental Services is typically obtained through the completion of a Bachelor's degree in environmental science, chemistry, biology, business administration, public administration, project management or closely related field and requires five (5) years of planning and leadership experience in the administration of environmental health and safety services and hazardous materials management; at least three (3) years in a supervisory or management role is required.
- Maintain a valid Kansas driverís license at all times throughout employment

FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Specifics:
- Plan, organize, assign, coordinate, review and evaluate the work of professional, technical and consultant efforts.
- Handle hazardous materials including storage and disposal.
- Establish facilities environmental health and safety standards.
- Prepare, administer and monitor project budgets and anticipate future budgetary needs.
- Understand, interpret, and apply technical material, rules, procedures, and policies.
- Operate a variety of office equipment, technologies and software.
- Make decisions in accordance with laws, ordinances, regulations and established procedures.
- Utilize and maintain tools, equipment and materials related to asbestos and hazardous material safety.
- Provide work direction, guidance, assistance and leadership to all staff and for technical aspects of assigned projects.
- Deliver a high-level of customer service to district stakeholders.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders in a richly diverse workforce and community.
- Develop and deliver formal and informal presentations.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
- Maintain confidentiality and demonstrate discretion, initiative and good judgment

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