EHS Specialist / EHS Officer

Orange County Community College (SUNY Orange), located in the scenic Hudson Valley, is a multi-campus College with locations in the cities of Middletown and Newburgh, NY. We proudly claim the distinction of being the first county-sponsored New York State Community College. And, for over 70 years, SUNY Orange has been the primary workforce provider and educational resource for residents of Orange County and neighboring counties.

Our students come from all walks of life and are committed to their education and career development. Our graduates speak highly of a curriculum that challenges them and prepares them upon graduation to be competitive and successful if they are directly entering the workforce or to thrive when they transfer to four-year institutions. SUNY Orange values diversity, has been certified as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HIS) and has been named a Military Friendly college.

The College seeks dynamic individuals eager to engage in thoughtful, energetic and impactful leadership, and to help shape the future of a College that is respected within its community. If you desire the opportunity to mold the members of our diverse student body into the accomplished professionals and leaders they wish to become, crave an administrative atmosphere where creativity and forward-thinking ideas are welcomed, and are willing to roll up your sleeves to make it all happen, we encourage you to consider joining our College community.

Facilities Environmental Administrative Health & Safety (EHS) Officer

Job Description:
The Environmental Health and Safety Officer provides expertise and support to all departments at SUNY Orange in the areas of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). This position creates and manages the training of facilities staff and the larger campus community in EHS areas as well as performing fire safety activities. Ensures that SUNY Orange is in compliance with all NYS, County, and Federal government mandated Fire Safety, Hazardous Materials, OSHA, EPA, and other regulations. This position will research regulatory issues, develop and present training and represent EHS on committees as assigned. Will also ensure all hazardous waste and e waste are removed safety from campus. Excellent communication skills are necessary.


Education Required:
        Associate's degree or higher in environmental safety, industrial hygiene, occupational safety or relevant field with a minimum of 3 years of required experience, or five years of required experience. Relevant work experience may be substituted for degree specialization depending upon qualifications.

Experience Required:
     Experience in the Environmental Health and Safety, occupational safety, or industrial hygiene field. Experience with OSHA compliance, Valid NYS Driver's License. Computer literate.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics:

  • Bachelor's degree in environmental safety, industrial hygiene, occupational safety or relevant field.

  • EPA, FSD, DEC and DOH Fire Safety Requirements.

  • Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills to maintain effective and cooperative relationship with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff and the public.

  • Ability to research technical issues and regulations as they relate to campus-wide procedures (hazard communication, safety codes, records management, emergency response, etc.).

  • Ability to gather data, compile information, prepare reports and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to create and implement safety programs and protocols.

  • Strong organizational skills, particularly in maintaining good records and project files.

  • Working knowledge of the proper methods and procedures used in conducting investigations, and analyzing, finding and implementing corrective action.

  • Up-to-date knowledge of safety and environmental regulations, including but not limited to PESH, NYS Fire Code, and EPA regulations.

  • Must be able to travel between the college's two campuses and other sites.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects.

  • Fluency in Spanish

Additional Information:

Deadline for Applying: May 4, 2022

Position begins ASAP

Salary range: $57,447 to $76,118 per annum. Commensurate with experience. This is a 12 month, Staff & Chair Grade 70 position

SUNY Orange offers a very competitive benefits package which includes excellent low cost health insurance as well as a generous leave policy.

Orange County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or any other category protected by law. The College adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in public institutions of higher education. Inquiries regarding this non-discrimination policy may be directed to: Iris Martinez-Davis, Civil Rights Compliance Officer, 115 South Street, Middletown NY 10940, (845) 341-4662, [email protected]

Application Instructions:
Create a SUNY Orange Employment Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button on this posting. Upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • References: Include three (3) professional references (including names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses). References will not be contacted without prior permission of the candidate.

  • Orange County Community College values a diverse and inclusive community. Please include in your cover letter an answer to the following questions:

  1. How has diversity and inclusion played a part in your career?

  2. How would you bring that insight into your position at the college?

After submitting your resume the subsequent pages will enable you to upload the additional documents.

Official transcripts will be required upon employment. Foreign transcripts which are not accompanied by an evaluation from an approved agency may not be reviewed. Applicants may contact NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluating Service) at to obtain a list of members providing this service. Any expenses incurred for this service must be borne by the applicant. Foreign transcript translations by applicant or educational institution are not acceptable.

All applicants must have the legal right to accept employment in the United States. SUNY Orange does not support visa applications.

Employment at the College may be subject to the favorable result of a background investigation.