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Industrial Hygienist & Environmental Program Manager (Administrator I)

Apply now Job no: 516373
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Chico
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time
Position Description

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 15,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.

Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.

Job/Department Summary:

Under the general direction of the Director of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), the Industrial Hygienist/Environmental Programs Manager manages industrial hygiene programs on Campus. The University has a highly diverse range of activities including ergonomics, asbestos, lead, respirable crystalline silica, wildfire smoke, chemical labs, medical, custodial, and maintenance activities. As such, the incumbent must work with numerous departments to determine potential for chemical exposures, protections, and programs which ensure employee and student safety. The incumbent will also manage numerous environmental programs, including but not limited to, air permits, storm water, indoor air quality, and the Spill Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan. Given the diversity of the programs, the complexity of the University's structure, and the ever changing nature of the work, the incumbent must be able to change tasks easily, be comfortable working on program development and documentation, and be at ease working with people at all levels of the University. In the course of duties incumbent will use health and safety monitoring equipment and will work in labs or environments where chemical, biological, and physically hazards may be present. In addition, the incumbent will also develop and deliver training related to their programs of responsibility and support the Emergency Operations Center as needed.

The Industrial Hygienist/Environmental Programs Manager carries out their work with considerable freedom, frequently acting as the EHS representative working with departments to resolve complex problems. Work is reviewed to ensure it is meeting the broad technical objectives for compliance with agency policies and regulations, and meeting the Campus Community's needs. The incumbent is expected to independently render technical decisions or effectively recommend decisions to controversial issues that impact policy, public relations or budgetary considerations.

Mandatory Vaccinations:

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully immunized against COVID-19 or have received a medical or religious exemption.  Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement.


Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills:

  • Experience managing campus-wide programs in a higher education and/or unionized environment.
  • AHERA – Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act certified.
  • CIH – Certified Industrial Hygienist or similar related professional certificate.
  • Experience in environmental programs and/or industrial hygiene environment.
  • Experience with health and safety monitoring and sampling equipment.
  • Bilingual.

Required Education and Experience:

Requires a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in a related field. Degrees may include but are not limited to environmental programs and/or industrial hygiene matters.
* Two (2) years of experience working in the field of industrial hygiene, occupational health, safety or related scientific field.
* Certification or have the ability to complete 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training.
* Certification or have the ability to complete AHERA Inspector/Management Planner, and AHERA Contractor Supervisor training.

Time Base: Full-time- 1.0

Pay Plan: 12/12

Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm, Summer - Mon-Thurs 7:00am-5:30pm. 

Salary and Benefits Information:

Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. (Anticipated hiring salary not to exceed: $65,000 per year).

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance).  For more information please visit

Additional Information:

California State University, Chico, in accordance with CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check, sexual offender registry check, and/or fingerprinting) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive. This position is considered a sensitive position based on CSU guidelines. Incumbent is responsible for the safety and security of Level 1 data, sometimes also referred to as Level 1 protected data. This is confidential information that is in most cases protected by statutes, regulations, or other legal mandates.

The person holding this position is considered a “Limited Mandated Reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

This position is a Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA) designated managerial position and comes under the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of the California State University. Individuals appointed to management positions serve at the pleasure of the President or designee. They are excluded from the collective bargaining process, are not subject to probationary service, and do not receive tenure or permanent status. This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Employee must possess certification or have the ability to complete 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training.

Employee must possess certification or have the ability to complete AHERA Inspector/Management Planner, and AHERA Contractor Supervisor training.

The successful candidate will be required to pass a Respiratory Medical Evaluation.

About Chico State:

Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century. 

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that California State University, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land and the waters that run through campus. 

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Chico State is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 07/28/22. Applications received after that date may be considered.)

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