ACE Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager

American Conservation Experience

Job Description

Location: ACE Office Location/Remote

Department/Division: Program Operations

Status: Regular Full-Time, Salaried (Exempt)

Schedule/Hours: Full-time (M-F). 40 hours/week with additional hours as needed.

Reports To: Chief Program Officer

Travel: Domestic travel required, up to 25%

Compensation: Starting salary range (annualized): $48,000 - $60,000, based on relevant experience. Full-Time, 40 hours/week within a flexible schedule. Competitive pay with a benefits package that includes health, dental, vision and supplemental insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, designated holidays, and 403b retirement for qualified employees

Workers Compensation Classification(s): 8810 Clerical or 9102 Parks NOC

Position Summary: The EHS Safety Manager for ACE collaborates with the Chief Program Officer (CPO) to provide support and oversight of program safety and quality across ACE Program models and Divisions. This position also involves close collaboration with the Senior Director of Risk Management (SDRM) and National Program Directors.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Program Operations

  • Lead program Safety Audits
  • Assess and promptly address ongoing or episodic safety concerns identified by ACE program staff
  • Develop and revise program safety standards in coordination with the SDRM
  • Collaborate with ACE Program leadership to propose enhancements to field safety policies and procedures
  • Facilitate regularly scheduled calls with ACE Crew and EPIC Divisions
  • Participate in the annual Program Leadership Retreat
  • Lead or support the response to and management of significant incidents
  • Conduct or assist in investigations of any significant incidents as designated by the CPO or SDRM
  • Participate in internal incident investigations as needed
  • Oversee and support of the Incident Reporting (IR) system and processes, including OSHA 300 reporting, staff training, IR analysis, quarterly/annual reporting, etc.
  • Provide guidance and support to field staff related to safety and program quality
  • Participate in new program model vetting process
  • Collaborate with Program leadership and SDRM to ensure continuity and continuous improvement
  • Track and ensure field staff maintain proper training and current certifications as required by their position
  • Review and propose programmatic adjustments for how we implement safety and risk management practices within individual placements and EPIC partnerships
  • Coordinate with ACE Solutions staff to ensure appropriate medical certifications and trainings are scheduled and implemented
  • Manage ACE on call system to ensure adequate coverage
  • Lead and facilitate monthly all-staff safety debriefs and trainings
  • Assist HR and Program Staff with workers' compensation claims as needed


  • Adhere to ACE safety policies and procedures, promptly reporting any unsafe or harmful conditions, incidents and accidents immediately to the CPO
  • Foster a culture and environment that positions ACE for success and ensures that ACE is the program of choice for partners, members, and staff
  • Perform other duties and related functions as assigned by the CPO
  • Responsibilities and tasks outlined are not exhaustive and may change as determined by ACE

Desired  Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Health and Safety, Occupational Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Risk Management, or a related field preferred.
  • Experience with field based outdoor programming and supporting remote staff
  • Wilderness First Responder certification or ability to obtain certification strongly preferred
  • Incident Command training or experience
  • Additional specialized training or certifications in incident investigation, risk assessment, program management, or related areas preferred
  • Knowledge of and proven experience in crisis management including:
  • Developing and managing emergency response plans
  • Interacting with family, media, and legal representation in the initial response
  • Ability to support staff and members throughout an incident
  • Work both independently and cooperatively as a team member
  • Prepare and maintain records and reports
  • Professionally manage confidential material
  • Very strong and effective communicator, both written and oral

Other Requirements:

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Valid driver's license and an insurable driving record
  • Proficient in English
  • Ability to pass a federal criminal background check
  • Willing to abide by ACE Policy and Federal Drug Free workplace policies and laws. ACE reserves the right to drug test at any time

Physical Demands, Work Environment and Working Conditions

  • Physical Demands: Requires frequent sitting, standing, walking, using hands to handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms, talks and hears. Manual dexterity required for use of computer keyboard/mouse and other office equipment. Required to stoop, kneel, climb stairs, and/or crouch.
  • Vision Requirements: Requires close, distance, peripheral and depth perception vision as well as the ability to focus.
  • Weight Lifted or Force Exerted: Frequently lifts up to 25 lbs., occasionally lifts up to 50 pounds.
  • Environmental: Outdoor and indoor conditions. Work environment conditions can change frequently; working under adverse weather conditions and in various climates.
  • Noise Environment: Moderate noise such as in a business office with equipment and light traffic.
  • Travel: This position may require domestic travel.

The preceding statements describe the general job responsibilities, individual's qualifications, physical demands and work environment inherent to this position. These are not intended to be construed as exhaustive lists. To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily, accurately, and safely. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job description may be reevaluated and/or modified at any time without notice. Employees are also expected to comply with all company policies and procedures, as well as, state, federal and safety regulations.

American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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Posted 3 months ago
Flagstaff, Arizona
Education Requirement
Bachelor's Degree
Experience Requirement
1-5 years