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 risk management, 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 responsibility.
Examples of representative duties include:
Conducting various safety audits, inspections and investigations of OCSD offices, facilities, and work 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 and records;
Preparing reports, including those concerning new or ongoing programs, and program effectiveness; and
Preparing clear and concise correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
A 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;
Five (5) years of work experience in industrial hygiene, environmental engineering, safety, or related experience;
A valid California Class C Driver's License; and
A valid Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Certification.
The successful individual will possess advanced knowledge of 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 solution.
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.
Additional Salary Information: Vacancies: 1
Apply online at: www.ocsd.com/jobs
APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 5:00 P.M.
(or until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received)
Hiring Salary Range: $105,622 – 116,438/Year
(starting salary will be within this range based upon qualifications)
Internal Number: 597
About Orange County Sanitation District
The Orange County Sanitation District operates the third largest wastewater agency west of the Mississippi River. For over 50 years, we have safely collected, treated and disposed of and or reclaimed the wastewater generated by 2.5 million people living and working in central and northwestern Orange County.
Each day we treat approximately 230 million gallons of wastewater enough water to fill Anaheim stadium nearly three times each day. About 80 percent of the wastewater comes from homes – sinks, toilets, showers, laundry, and dishwashers. The rest comes from businesses – retail stores, restaurants, manufactures, hotels, offices, and other industries.
A professional staff of more than 600 employees manages the day-to-day activities of OCSD. OCSD facilities include 580 miles of sewer pipes that snake throughout the county and two treatment plants – one in Fountain Valley and the other in Huntington Beach – where wastewater is treated in accordance with strict state and federal standards 24 hours-a-day.
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