Environmental Health & Safety Manager

Are you looking to further your career in Environmental Health & Safety?  
Job Description

Responsible for managing and executing the Association’s Environmental Health & Safety strategy and programs through the high engagement of our employees to create an environmentally sustainable work place. Collaborate with branches to plan and execute successful implementation of risk-based prevention programs. The YMCA of San Diego County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Safety, Occupational Health & Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Sciences or equivalent combination of experience and credentials required 
  • Seven to ten years of environmental or safety-related experience with two to four years of proven supervisory experience to help hire, evaluate, train, and motivate staff/teams 
  • EH&S preferred certifications: Certified or Associate Safety Professional (CSP/ASP), Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS), Occupational Health & Safety (OSHA 40) or similar 
  • Additional desired certifications:  Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Occupational Hygiene & Safety Technician (OHST), Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST); Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER 40), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), or similar 
  • Extensive knowledge of regulatory requirements for federal and state programs, process and program implementation strategies (i.e. OSHA/CALOSHA, CEQA, DEH, APCD, DOT, EPA, NPDES, etc.) 
  • Must have current CPR/AED, First Aid, and Certified Pool Operator certifications or ability to obtain with 60 days 
  • Ability to develop and conduct trainings on EHS related topics in a concise manner, appropriate to the audience 
  • Project management skills, ability to define program project or process objective, identify stakeholders and their interest, plan steps, coordinate and allocate human, technological, and fiscal resources to accomplish goals and objectives in a resourceful and timely manner 
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills to evaluate performance matrix and outcomes and to constructively resolve challenges 
  • Ability to adapt to changing organizational/operational needs and enforce all safety regulations 
  • Communication and interpersonal skills for frequent contact with Association staff to persuade and negotiate in situations that are controversial and/or sensitive in nature 
  • Ability to sit, walk, and hear, use hands/fingers, stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, crawl, reach stretch, lift 50 lbs, and travel throughout San Diego County 
  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency utilizing appropriate/required PPE 
  • Ability to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and electronic e-mail systems 
  • CPR and First Aid Certification within 30 days of hire and must be from one of the following certifying organizations: 
  • American Red Cross 
  • American Heart Association 
  • American Safety & Health Institute 
Essential Functions
  • Provide leadership and oversight of assigned EHS programs in a fast-paced, cross-functional and multi-site environment. Provide tactical direction and standardization to sites regarding EHS programs and initiatives 
  • Attend and/or present information to various organizations, committees, etc. as necessary 
  • Develops, implements, and continuously improves the health and safety programs/plans (i.e. chemical handling, hazardous and bio-hazardous waste, ergonomics, electrical safety (NFPA 70E), confined spaces, lockout/tag-out, process safety management, emergency response, respiratory protection, industrial hygiene, storm water pollution prevention program, incident management, occupational health, construction safety management, workers compensation) to ensure compliance with operating procedures, regulatory requirements, and the Association’s EH&S department standards 
  • Provide Association employees and leadership technical guidance, regulatory advice and training. Provide technical expertise and guidance to solve EHS related challenges. Conduct accident investigations and analyze root causes to determine and implement safety measures which prevent future incidents. Lead risk assessments to control and reduce safety hazards and risk injury or chemical release 
  • Develop and deliver Association EHS training programs, including federal and state mandated safety training, Injury Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), and other related training 
  • Manage and implement health and safety programs and plans to ensure compliance with programs developed by the organization to meet applicable regulations while reducing or eliminating injuries and illness 
  • Conduct internal audits and provide recommendations to Branch leadership to improve audit scores 
  • Ensure that accidents, incidents, compliance deviations and enforcement actions are fully investigated to ensure that corrective and preventative measures are taken. Conduct Incident investigation and Root Cause Analysis.  
  • Serve as the point of contact for unannounced audits and inspections by government entities, including federal, state or local municipalities 
  • Responsible to administer loss prevention/risk management program including: risk assessment/management, federal and state regulatory compliance. Manage OSHA incident and injury reporting within specified guidelines.  
  • Promote, reinforce and sustain a strong safety culture through engagement with site leadership and operational teams 
  • Ensure Risk Assessments are effectively conducted for new processes, product development processes, and new equipment
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Relationships: Builds relationships to create small communities and consensus 


Quality Results: Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress 


Project Management: Develops, plans, and manages best practices through engagement of team 


Functional Expertise: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills. 

Required Certifications

This position may require travel throughout San Diego County.