Environmental Safety & Security

Within the context of a career, Environmental Safety & Security recognizes the dynamic interaction of all academic, research, business, student services, patient care and public service operations across the campuses in creating and maintaining a safe and secure work environment.   To succeed in this career field, typical requirements for the Environmental Safety & Security profession include:

  1. Business Capabilities - Demonstrating a thorough knowledge of the academic mission of the institution including Teaching, Research and Public Service.
  2. State of the Art Environmental Safety & Security Practices - Demonstrating updated competencies in functional areas (Career Bands)
  3. Management of Change - Managing change processes so that Environmental Safety & Security activities are effectively merged with the multiple needs of student, parents, faculty, staff and the public.
  4. Dynamic Programming – Development of dynamic, scientific, and cost effective programs that enhance the academic/research/social environment of the University.

The ability for an Environmental Safety & Security staff member to integrate these four elements in an academic, research, health system, public service or business environment is essential.  By helping their organizations build sustained competitive advantage and by learning to manage many activities well, Environmental Safety & Security staff members become strategic business partners.

Jobs in this Career Family deal with the provision of a safe and secure work environment. Typical functions include police/security, fire protection, occupational safety, environmental health, radiation control, hazardous materials use and disposal, etc.