• Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 17, 2019
Full Time Building and Safety Construction and Skilled Trades

Job Description

***Restricted to Permanent County Employees***

The ISD Human Resources Division is seeking a highly qualified, self-motivated individual to fill the position of Safety Officer II in the Risk Management Safety Office. The position is required to interact both verbally and in writing with employees, supervisors, managers, and regulatory agencies.

All interested permanent County employees wishing to be considered for a lateral transfer and who hold the payroll title of Safety Officer IIare invited to submit a letter of interest, a resume highlighting education and experience, two writing samples, and their last two years' performance evaluations and time records to:

Cathy Perdue
Internal Services Department
Human Resources Division, Risk Management Section
Phone: (323) 267-2065; Facsimile: (323) 415-0860

All materials submitted will be evaluated. Only the most qualified employees, based on the information submitted, will be contacted for an interview. The interview will be used to determine the final selection. Resumes and related documentation will be accepted until the needs of the Service have been met; this opportunity is subject to closure without prior notice.

Essential Job Functions

Develops and revises safety policies, including the Illness and Injury Prevention Program (IIPP), procedures, guidelines, promotional materials, and training programs to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local rules, regulations, procedures, and departmental safety directives.

Identifies, diagnoses, and provides recommendations for the elimination or mitigation of safety problems within the department.

Supervises a subordinate staff in the Department's Safety Office.

Oversees the investigation and preparation of reports on industrial injuries.

Ensures Cal/OSHA logs are properly compiled and posted as required by state law.

Researches and sets standards for the implementation and use of safety equipment including specialized equipment utilized.

Directs and participates in safety audits of departmental facilities and operations to reduce occupational safety risk factors and ensures compliance with County safety directives, and federal, state, and local regulations.

Represents the Department at meetings conducted by the County and other agencies including California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) hearings.

Conducts work site and field monitoring inspections using air, sound, and other monitoring devices as needed.

Analyzes data and makes recommendations regarding employee safety.

Researches, develops, implements and conducts ongoing programs in asbestos, respiratory protection, hearing conservation, confined spaces, medical monitoring, and other safety programs.

Reviews injury reports, accident investigations, grievance reports, develops and reviews statistics, and, by other means, evaluates the effectiveness of the existing safety program.

Advises departmental management on equipment purchases and facility modifications, to ensure that ergonomic standards are met for the purpose of achieving safety goals.

Investigates and reviews reports of injuries, property damage, non-employee accidents, automotive and industrial accidents, and departmental claims, initiating appropriate action.

Acts as departmental liaison and coordinates with the Medical Compliance Unit on injury claims against the County.

Investigates and evaluates safety suggestions made by employees of the department, as needed.

Responsible for responding to safety inquiries/emergencies during non-working hours.

Additional Information
Desirable Qualifications :
  • Certification of completion for California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) training, such as:
    • HAZWOPER (40 hours)
    • Asbestos building inspector
    • Asbestos supervisor
    • Lead Inspector/Risk assessor
    • Respiratory protection
    • Hearing conservation
    • Confined spaces
    • Hazard communication
    • Fall protection training
Knowledge of Cal/OSHA rules and regulations Knowledge of Industrial Hygiene programs Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to perform multiple tasks and prioritize work with minimum instructions. Ability to effectively interact with all levels of management and supervision. Excellent customer service skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Previous supervisory experience.
Vacancy Information:
The vacancy is within ISD's Human Resources Division, Risk Management Section, Safety Office, located at 1102 N. Eastern Avenue Door 6, Los Angeles, California 90063. This position is on a 4/40, Friday off, work schedule. Free employee parking is provided. A free shuttle service is available for employees with pick-up/drop-off at Cal State L.A.

Closing Date/Time: