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Montana State University Billings Executive Director for Operations & Environmental Health & Safety in Billings, Montana

Montana State University Billings is a preferred employer in the region-WE WANT YOU!The following are reasons why you should join our team:•Work-life balance•Holidays-10 paid holidays per year and 1 Floating Holiday•Vacation- 15 days per year (New Employees to 10 years; after 10 years the accrual rate increases)•Sick Leave - Earned at an accrual rate of .0416125 for each hour in pay status.•Employee and Dependent Tuition Waiver•Opportunities to engage in professional development opportunities•Committed to employee wellness and access to a robust Employee Assistance Program•Medical Benefits that are robust and affordable•Visit MUS Benefits to learn more about our benefit package includingoMedical, Vision, and DentaloLife Insurance and Long Term Disability are incorporated into our benefitsoLearn more about our retirement benefits at MUS Retirement•Opportunities for career growth and a variety of career paths•Campus vibrancy- coffee shops, FREE attendance to MSUB concerts, athletic events, and lectures, access to recreation center, library, etc.•Beautiful campus environment that features our MSUB Mile walking pathUnder the direction of the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, the Executive Director for Operations and Environmental Health and Safety is responsible for leading and managing overall facilities services operations and a comprehensive environmental health and safety risk management program designed to protect campuses from exposure to risks that could have adverse consequences to operations, financial position, or campus communities. As the Executive Director for Operations, this position will lead the Director for Facilities Services in creating an overall facilities plan for campus.The span of responsibility for environmental health and safety includes three campuses: Montana State University Billings, Great Falls College, and Montana State University Northern, and covers non-benefit risk management and loss prevention and compliance programs, including environmental protections, occupational health, and life safety, and/or other related loss prevention and compliance functions. The Director will administratively report to the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance at Montana State University Billings with a functional reporting line to the Director of Assurance and Enterprise Risk at the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education.Travel: Yes, 10% of the TimeWhile the position is primarily located at Montana State University Billings in Billings, Montana, the successful applicant will be required to make monthly site visits to Great Falls College (Great Falls) and Montana State University Northern (Havre).DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:Executive Director for Operations: •Establishes the maintenance and development needs of the campus. •Responsible for conducting operations of the facilities services department in compliance with collective bargaining agreements. •Responsible for the management and accuracy of the FAMIS work order system in coordination with the Director of Facilities Services. •Responsible for compliance with all campus and MUS policies, State A&E policies, Risk Management and Tort Division policies, state statutes, local and city ordinances, the Montana Operations Manual, and any other authoritative sources that govern procurement, risk management, or any operations of the facilities management department. •Participates in contract review processes to ensure minimization of risk. Recommends the selection of vendors. •Responsible for the financial management of facilities services in partnership with the Director for Facilities Services. •Responsible for overseeing custodial services. •Responsible for creating standard operating procedures. •Responsible for identifying, managing and mitigating risks. Environmental Health and Safety: •Develops, implements, and oversees activities related to environmental and occupational health and safety functions. •Examines, designs, and implements alternative risk management and mitigation techniques, strategies, and measures. Monitors the effectiveness of techniques and makes changes as required. Directs and participates in the development of new programs, initiatives, and incentives to improve workplace safety. •Encourages a safety culture by directing safety activities and overseeing/administering safety training. •Serves as a liaison with applicable internal departments regarding health and safety matters and workers’ compensation. •Oversees risk management policies and acts as a liaison to the Risk Management and Tort Defense Division at the State of Montana. •Interprets laws, policies, and procedures to ensure risk management programs are compliant.•Directs the development of a program budget and monitors performance against funding and expense requirements. •Participates in contract review processes to ensure minimization of risk. Recommends the selection of vendors.•Prepares security assessments when requested.•Builds support and visibility for risk management and loss control programs and initiatives and obtains stakeholder buy-in on program goals and objectives. •Conducts periodic risk prevention audits of assets and oversees inspections performed by outside agencies. •Accumulates and analyzes data and develops comprehensive reports related to the risk management program. Provides shared-services solutions to critical safety risks where applicable. •Serves on a variety of internal committees and/or task forces, which includes facilitating Safety Committees •Participates in disaster recovery planning. •Develops rapport with and obtains subject matter expertise from colleagues at the flagship Montana State University as needed. •Participates in the enterprise risk management governance structure facilitated by the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education. QUALITIES: •Knowledge of: oIdentifying safety risks (environmental hazards, occupational risks, hazardous chemicals, etc.) oRisk management, security, and loss control principles and practices; oLegal processes and procedures; oBudgetary principles; oApplicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations; oPublic administration principles; oFinancial control practices and procedures; •Skills in: oManaging environmental, health and safety risk management programs; oDeveloping risk management and loss control techniques; oWorking with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of college students and staff; oCommunicating effectively through oral and written mediums; oApplying applicable laws, rules, and regulations; oHandling multiple priorities simultaneously; oPreparing and maintaining records; o Communicating complex and detailed reports and information; oManaging a budget; oUtilizing computer technology used for communication, data gathering and reporting; PHYSICAL DEMANDS: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the employee.Reasonable Accommodations Statement To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education Required:•Bachelor’s DegreeExperience Required:•Five years of increasingly responsible supervision and management.•Five years of increasingly responsible professional level environmental health and safety risk management experience.•Ability to manage area budget.•Five years of training and building teams.•Demonstrated ability to create programs, policies and procedures.•Demonstrated experience working with people from diverse backgrounds.•Understanding of safety regulations governing work at a University.Education Preferred:•Master’s DegreeExperience Preferred:•Management experience working in a union environment.•Experience in a large, multi-building complex, preferably in a public institution environment.•Experience working in public or government agencies.Montana State University Billings is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.Montana State University Billings makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU Billings provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference or request accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, Montana State University Billings, 1500 University Drive, Billings, MT 59101-0298, 406-657-2278, Billings Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Billings Website: APPLY: