City of Sacramento, CA Sacramento, California, United States
Aug 06, 2020Full Time
THE POSITION Ideal Candidate Statement: The ideal candidate will have significant experience working with California Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations, providing guidance on complex occupational hazards, developing and revising regulatory compliance programs. The ideal candidate will have experience managing or implementing industrial safety programs with a track record of collaborative process improvement, problem solving and leadership ability, in addition to excellent verbal and written communications skills. A Certified Safety Professional certification is highly desirable. DEFINITION Under general direction, the Environmental, Health and Safety Officer supervises the activities of the Safety Section of the Safety and Risk Management Section of the Human Resources Department; plans and directs a Citywide program of accident prevention, safety education, and loss control; resolves complex problems and oversees complex projects related to risk assessment and loss control; assumes leadership role in planning, coordinating, prioritizing, monitoring, developing policies and updating management on the status of issues and projects related to safety, health and environmental protection; helps ensure compliance with all Federal and State industrial safety codes, regulations, and standards; conducts inquiries into accidents involving City equipment and facilities; promotes loss control programs. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is a single-position classification. The Environmental, Health and Safety Officer is responsible for supervising the day-to-day operations of the City’s Environmental, Health and Safety Program. Only tasks outside the established procedures of the assignment require guidance and review by manager. This classification is distinguished from Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist in that the Environmental, Health and Safety Officer is responsible for planning and administering the safety program while the Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist implements the program. The Safety Officer is distinguished from the Loss Control Manager in that the latter has overall administrative responsibility for a comprehensive insurance, safety, and risk management program. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED General direction is provided by the Loss Control Manager. Responsibilities include supervision of professional, technical, and clerical staff. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Serves as a leader for the continuous improvement of comprehensive Environmental, Health and programs and processes; plans, develops, implements and manages the Environmental, Health and program for the City; reviews policies and practices; coordinates activities with applicable City offices; ensures compliance with all Federal and State industrial safety codes, regulations, and standards; coordinates implementation of safety policies and procedures in City departments; consults with department management on problems and ways to improve and increase the effectiveness of the program; oversees response to emergency situations and may act as on-scene advisor; ensures coordination with appropriate City personnel • Supervises Safety Specialists and related staff; assigns work and prepares work performance evaluations; participates in hiring and disciplinary actions. • Assigns, evaluates, and supervises on-site evaluations of City-owned and leased property, facilities, and equipment to identify unsafe conditions or practices; supervises or reviews plans for new City facilities, remodeling, changes in usage or occupancy; reviews purchase requests and inspects equipment to ensure conformance to safety codes and standards. • Serves as primary contact for EH&S Office after hours for emergencies. • Determines safety training needs and develops safety education program; supervises and/or conducts instruction of training classes and presentations; explains and interprets policy and procedures; develops safety manuals, procedures, and educational materials; keeps abreast of trends and developments in the loss prevention field; attends seminars and training programs. • Evaluates and analyzes trends, barriers to performance of safe work and root causes of accidents. Directs the development of action plans to control or eliminate organizational barriers and/or hazards in the workplace. • Implements workplace environmental monitoring; directs pre- and post-employment testing and monitoring programs including drug and DOT drug testing, fitness for duty, DMV screening and monitoring, and related testing or notification programs; oversees investigation of workplace accidents; reviews and evaluates reports noting hazards and violations, and prescribes corrective action. • Develops and maintains relations with governmental regulatory agencies. • Represents the City at Cal-OSHA meetings and appeals; serves as Custodian of Record for Cal-OSHA logs; produces investigation reports, logs, and other required documentation, and attests to their validity under administrative direction or court order; prepares a variety of reports and correspondence; performs special studies as required. • Represents the City at meetings with environmental regulators such as Federal EPA, State and Regional Water Resources Control Board, Department of Toxic Substances; produces investigation reports, logs, and other required documentation, and attests to their validity under administrative direction or court order; prepares a variety of reports and correspondence; performs special studies as required. • Prepares management reports and correspondence related to EH&S programs including periodic evaluation and performance measurement. Oversees maintenance of required records and reports. • Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual holding this classification. QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: • Principles and practices of safety and developing areas of loss control. • Applicable Federal and State laws including the labor code relating to Workers’ Compensation, Federal and State OSHA regulations, Federal DOT law and Federal and State environmental protection laws and standards. • Principles and practices of personnel management, including supervision, staff development, and performance management. • Effective management principles and organization; budget development. • Principles and practices of sound environmental, health and safety management and accident/injury prevention. • Principles and methods of developing and presenting safety education and training programs for employees. • Permissive exposure limits, threshold limit values, and time-weighted averages for exposure monitoring. • Properties of hazardous materials. • Research methods, analytical and statistical methods. • Technical report writing. Skill in: • Use of modern office equipment including computers, computer applications and software. • Calibration and use of complex environmental sampling equipment. Ability to: • Gather and analyze information regarding accidents, reconstruct accidents, determine relevant issues and causes, recommend preventative measures. • Research, evaluate, and recommend policies and programs to comply with State laws and regulations, and effectively minimize City risk. • Supervise, train, motivate, and evaluate staff. • Communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing. • Establish and maintain effective working relationships. • Conduct studies, analyze data, evaluate alternatives, and develop recommendations to resolve problems or issues. EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Five years of progressively responsible administrative analytical experience in environmental, health and safety and risk management programs. Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in occupational health, environmental health and safety, industrial hygiene, chemical or biological sciences, public or business administration, or a closely related field. Substitution: Additional qualifying supervisory experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis. PROOF OF EDUCATION Should the combination of experience/education you are using to qualify for this position include education, then proof of said education such as but not limited to university/college transcripts, certificates, and degreesmust be submitted to the City of Sacramento EmploymentOfficein person, as an attachment(s) to the online application, faxed to (916) 596-1556, or emailed to email@example.com by the final filing deadline . If submitting in person or via fax/email, please include your name andJob #001809-20on your documents. Unofficial documents and/or copies are acceptable. An applicant with a college degree obtained outside the United States must have education records evaluated by acredentialsevaluation service. This evaluation must be submitted by the final filing deadline . SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS Driver License: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. THE SELECTION PROCEDURE Please note, the City of Sacramento's preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. All e-mail notifications can also be accessed through the governmentjobs.com applicant inbox. 1. Application: (Pass/Fail) - All applicants must complete and submit online a City of Sacramento employment application to the Employment Office by the final filing deadline : Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted. Employment applications will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified: If applicants do not list current and past job-related experience in the "Work Experience" section. Note: Qualifying experience is based on 40 hours per week (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week). If "see resume" is noted in the "Work Experience" section; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section. Proof of education such as, but not limited to, university/college transcripts and degrees must be submitted online with your application, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org , delivered in person, or sent to the Employment Office by fax or mail by the final filing deadline . 2. Supplemental Questionnaire: (Pass/Fail) - In addition to the City of Sacramento employment application, all applicants must complete and submit online responses to the supplemental questionnaire: Responses to the supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online; paper questionnaire will not be accepted. Incomplete supplemental questionnaire will not pass the review process; omitted information cannot be considered or assumed. A resume will not substitute for the information required in the supplemental questionnaire. Possession of the minimum qualifications is not necessarily a guarantee of further advancement in the selection process. 3. Screening Committee: (Pass/Fail)- Human Resources will evaluate employment applications for the minimum qualifications stated on the job announcement. 4. Interview Process: Human Resources will forward qualified applications to the hiring department. Those determined to be the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an interview process. 5. Conditional Hire: Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete and passLiveScan/fingerprinting. If applicable, candidates may also need to pass a pre-employment medical exam, controlled substance and/or alcohol test, and possess any required licensure or certification prior to receiving a start date from the Department. Failure to meet these prerequisites will be grounds for withdrawal of your conditional offer of employment. QUESTIONS: For questions concerning this job announcement and the application process: Please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/Home/ApplicationGuide for a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to the application process. For technical support between 6 AM - 5 PM PT, contact Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627. Visit the City of Sacramento Human Resources Department website at http://www.cityofsacramento.org/HR/Career-Opportunities ; Send an email to email@example.com ; Call the Human Resources Department at (916) 808-5726; or Visit the Human Resources Department at Historic City Hall, 915 I Street, Plaza Level, Sacramento, CA 95814.