Safety & Health Specialist
Company: Orange County Sanitation District
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: January 10, 2022
ORANGE COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT
invites applications for the position of:
Safety & Health Specialist (Principal Safety & Health Rep)
APPLY ONLINE AT:
An Equal Opportunity Employer
$108,784.00 - $132,204.80
OPENING DATE: 02/04/20
CLOSING DATE: 02/20/20 05:00 PM
What do you value in your next job?
At the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) our Core Values
form the framework of our organization and reinforce our
professional work ethic. If the following values ring true with
you, we'd love to invite you to explore our career opportunities
Honesty, Trust, & Respect
We aspire to the highest degree of integrity, honesty, trust, and
respect in our interaction with each other, our suppliers, our
customers, and our community.
Teamwork & Problem Solving
We strive to reach OCSD goals through cooperative efforts and
collaboration with each other and our constituencies. We work to
solve problems in a creative, cost-effective and safe manner, and
we acknowledge team and individual efforts.
Leadership & Commitment
We lead by example, acknowledging the value of our resources and
using them wisely and safely to achieve our objectives and goals.
We are committed to act in the best interest of our employees, our
organization, and our community.
Learning/Teaching - Talents, Skills and Abilities
We continuously develop ourselves, enhancing our talents, skills,
and abilities, knowing that only through personal growth and
development will we continue to progress as an agency and as
We seek to recognize, acknowledge and reward contributions to OCSD
by our many talented employees.
OCSD is currently looking to fill the role of a Safety & Health
Specialist (Principal Safety & Health Rep).
The individual in this position will perform the most difficult and
responsible assignments, projects, and analysis in the Safety &
Health job series, requiring advanced knowledge of the concepts,
practices, procedures, and policies of health and safety programs
including Industrial hygiene, hazardous materials management,
construction safety, security and emergency response.
Under general direction, this individual will coordinate and
oversee activities in support of the safety and emergency response
needs of OCSD including assistance with the development,
implementation, and administration of safety and health programs,
and policies and procedures. The individual will provide expertise
and training, regulatory interpretation, and technical support to
OCSD personnel; and perform a variety of administrative and
technical tasks relative to the assigned area of
Examples of representative duties include:
Conducting various project management, safety audits, inspections
and investigations of OCSD offices, facilities, and work and
construction sites, identifying unsafe conditions and mitigating
hazards as required;
Assessing, interpreting and ensuring compliance with applicable
Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations;
Analyzing data to identify trends; defining control measures;
developing and monitoring corrective action plans; recommending
process improvements, and policy and procedure changes;
Facilitating the identification of risks throughout OCSD, including
analyzing, evaluating and mitigating risks;
Completing and maintaining required health and safety documentation
Preparing reports, including those concerning new or ongoing
programs, and program effectiveness; and
Preparing clear and concise correspondence, policies, procedures,
and other written materials.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
1. Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by the
U.S. Department of Education, with major coursework in safety,
industrial hygiene, environmental engineering, or a related field;
2. Five (5) years of work experience in industrial hygiene,
environmental engineering, safety, or related experience.
Licenses and/or Certifications:
1. Valid California Class C Driver's License.
2. Valid Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or Certified Safety
Professional (CSP) Certification.
The successful individual will possess advanced skills in critical
thinking, analysis, record-keeping, and reporting; and will be able
to identify problems, research and analyze relevant information,
and develop and present recommendations and justification for
The individual will be able to develop and conduct safety and
health training; investigate accidents and unsafe working
conditions; and ensure legal compliance and policy adherence.
Detailed knowledge of safety and health regulations; knowledge of
wastewater operations; and the ability to train, coach, and mentor
junior level staff is desired.
RECRUITMENT & SELECTION PROCESS
Apply online at: www.ocsd.com/jobs
APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Thursday, February 20, 2020 by 5:00
(or until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been
Hiring Salary Range: $108,784.00 119,932.80/Year
(starting salary will be within this range based upon
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use
standard office equipment, including a computer; to inspect various
sites and to investigate accidents, including traversing uneven
terrain, climbing ladders, stairs, and other temporary or
construction access points; ability to travel to various District
sites, projects and/or meetings; vision to read printed materials
and a computer screen and make detailed inspections; color vision
to identify materials and structures; and hearing and speech to
communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone.
Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data
using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard
office equipment, and appropriate inspection and/or safety
equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel,
reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file
information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry,
push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 10 pounds.
Employees work partially in an office environment with moderate
noise levels and controlled temperature conditions, and partially
in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot
temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards,
vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or
electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes.
Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private
representatives and contractors in interpreting and enforcing
departmental policies and procedures.
DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS
All Orange County Sanitation District employees are designated
Disaster Service Workers through state law (California Government
Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the Orange County
Sanitation District requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to
this effect. Employees are required to complete all related
training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event
of an emergency.
For the full range of duties, responsibilities, and essential job
functions please review the Classification Specification for this
position found on our website.
Applicants must clearly demonstrate, through their application
materials, that they meet the minimum requirements as outlined in
the job announcement and class specification to receive further
consideration. However, meeting the minimum requirements does not
guarantee an interview. All properly completed applications will be
reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be
invited to continue in the selection process.
False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from
the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All statements
made on applications are subject to investigation and
To ensure your application is accurate and complete, please review
the Job Application Guide.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of OCSD's
pre-employment process, which includes a background investigation
and a physical examination. For some positions, this may include a
drug screen. False statements may be cause for disqualification,
removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All
statements made on applications are subject to investigation and
Reference Checks will be conducted by OCSD to verify employment
related information for all potential employees once a contingent
job offer is made during the background investigation process. This
is done to ensure that individuals who join OCSD are well qualified
and have a strong potential to be successful in their employment.
The extent of the inquiry will depend on the position being applied
for, but will at least include:
Verification/Reference from current and past employers
Confirmation of necessary licenses, certificates, and degrees.
Please have all necessary documentation ready. Additional inquiries
may be necessary depending on the position for which you are
applying. Human Resources will also schedule a post-offer physical
examination once a job offer has been made.
OCSD only accepts applications submitted via our online application
system. Applications submitted via mail, fax or email will not be
The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed
or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement
may be modified or revoked without notice.
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