The Assistant Director plays a key role in the management of New York Medical comprehensive environmental, safety, occupational health, and research compliance programs in support of and under the general supervision of senior staff.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
(A) Education requirement:
Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s degree highly preferred.
(B) Licenses or certifications:
DOJ/FBI/DMV background checks and clearances required. HAZWOPER/RCRA/DOT HAZMAT/IATA certifications strongly preferred.
(C) Technical/computer skills:
Must have advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, specifically Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Must be able to use iPad/iPhone applications.
(D) Prior experience:
5+ years experience, preferably in an academic, healthcare, and/or research environment.
(E) Other skills/requirements
Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain a positive and helpful attitude with a customer-centered focus with respect to a wide variety of individuals.
Ability to take initiative and to think critically and creatively about both discrete and broad situations.
Must have the ability to tolerate and process situational complexities and ambiguity.
Ability to work successfully both independently with minimal supervision and as a member of a team.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and succinctly verbally, in writing, and in presentations. Must be able to explain technical concepts clearly and concisely.
Excellent organizational skills, as demonstrated by the ability to manage competing priorities efficiently and the ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment.
Excellent attention to detail and thoroughness in accomplishing assigned tasks, as well as pride in performing job responsibilities correctly and completely.
Physical and Environmental Demands
Must be able to wear a respirator. Must be able to up to 40 pounds. Able to walk between multiple sites on campus. Able to bend, crawl, stoop and/or climb (stairs/ladders) to conduct inspections and investigations.
Work within laboratories and storage areas containing chemicals, biohazards, and radioisotopes.