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Manager, Risk Management and Safety

Responsible concurrently for the management of the university's health/safety risk functions (~2/3 of time) and facilities information (~1/3 of time). Develops, manages, and implements university safety procedures to ensure compliance with state fire and life safety codes, EPA regulations, and the University Crisis Management Plan. Provides responsible professional, administrative, and technical work in the management of facilities information to include drawings and specifications on buildings and infrastructure of campus facilities and the development of databases on space management and geographic information. Reports to the Associate Vice President for Facilities Services.


Assists university departments to develop, manage, and implement plans/procedures to comply with federal and state mandates. Responsible for university employees' safety training and safety equipment purchases, inventory, and inspections; coordinates contract services for all required safety inspections; develops and maintains business continuity plan. Responsible for monthly fire extinguisher and emergency light inspections. Manages technical support for boilers, fire alarm, fire sprinkler, and security systems. In coordination with the academic departments, manages the university's MSDS inventory and documentation. Responsible for the investigation and selection of university property and vehicle insurance. Develops and maintains physical plant information on university facilities to include: project archives, floor plans, schematics, utility system maps, campus base maps, and other facilities information. Provides technical and administrative support in campus planning and construction projects. Maintains perpetually accurate facilities' inventory and submits reports to The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). Interfaces with university departments to determine the most efficient utilization of campus space. Participates as a member of the facility audit peer review team and THECB working groups. Manages changes in campus building or room signage. Assists in processing Worker's Compensation claims when Facilities Services Business Manager is not available. Assists with front office coverage as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.

Physical Condition

Moderate physical activity required with occasional lifting of objects weighing more than fifty pounds. Must be able to work at a computer desk for extended periods. Must be able to crawl, stoop, and stand for extended periods of time.


Five or more years of professional experience with emergency responses, disaster planning, business continuity planning, emergency management, or emergency preparedness. Work requires experience which includes commercial safety practices/procedures, document control of technical drawings/specifications, drafting techniques, AutoCAD usage, customer service in a technical field, database management (Access preferred), presentations, campus facilities planning, or similar experience. Work in fire services, law enforcement, or other related emergency response units desirable.


Working knowledge of risk management, insurance program management, and environmental health and occupational safety concepts, principles, and practices. Knowledge of emergency management and business continuity concepts, NFPA 101 Life Safety Code familiarity, state fire codes, state/federal regulations for occupational health/fire/life safety, and Texas Accessibility Standards necessary. Wide range in knowledge of computer database management and skill in use of PC based computer programs. Excellent organizational skills. Knowledge of mechanical trades, the ability to read blueprints, and planning/budgeting. Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products, including: Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Outlook, and Explorer. Familiarity with or willing to learn AutoCAD software. Certification in risk management and individual NIMS (National Incident Management System) compliant is preferred.




Bachelor's degree in environmental science, industrial hygiene, risk management or related field preferred. Professional level experience in drafting, architectural, engineering, computer science or related field a plus. High school graduation with heavy experience in the specific job areas is acceptable.

Additional Requirements

Requires the ability to work well with diverse populations and maintain positive working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the community. Must be accessible and able to respond appropriately, in person or otherwise, to urgent or emergency situations that arise on weekends and in evenings. Requires excellent written and oral communication skills, strong leadership skills, interpersonal skills, and consensus building skills. Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *Employment physical exam required. *A valid Texas driver's license is required. * Must be available some nights and weekends. Must periodically serve on a standby or on-call basis. *This position is designated as security sensitive (Mod) and requires a criminal background check. 

Serves as a member of the University’s Incident Command Structure during times of emergency or disaster and maintains appropriate National Incident Management System (NIMS) certifications/trainings.

Last Updated 09-14-2018