What do you value in your next job? At the Orange County Sanitation District 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 further. Honesty, Trust, & RespectWe 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 SolvingWe 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 AbilitiesWe 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 individuals. Recognition/Rewards 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 and Health Specialist.Under general direction, coordinates and oversees activities in support of the safety and emergency response needs of the District including assistance with the development, implementation and administration of programs, policies and procedures; provides information and training, regulatory interpretation and technical support to District personnel; and performs a variety of administrative and technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility. Specifically, this person plans, organizes, coordinates, and oversees the development and implementation of various health, industrial hygiene programs, policies and procedures; establishes and environment of workplace safety for the employees by increasing safety awareness. This position is responsible for the development of programs objectives and designs and conducts safety training programs; develops and/or recommends purchase of training materials; conducts initial and refresher training classes for areas of assignment; develops and organizes specialized training as needed. This person will be responsible for the development, administration, and auditing of safety, health, and hazardous waste programs in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, and according to OCSD policies and procedures. This individual will act as a resource to OCSD personnel and provide technical support on safety and health related issues. In addition, the Health & Safety Specialist will develop and deliver employee safety and health training programs and workshops. Other duties will include reviewing federal, state, and local legislation to monitor its impact on OCSD programs; helping to train, guide, and coach junior level staff, and performing other related duties as required.
Qualifications & Requirements:
The successful candidate will have the equivalent of a bachelor's degree from a college or university which is accredited by the US Department of Education, with major course work in safety, industrial hygiene, environmental engineering, science, engineering, or a related field. This position requires a minimum of five years of increasingly responsible industrial hygiene, environmental engineering, safety, or related experience. Detailed knowledge of safety and health regulations and knowledge of wastewater operations is highly desired. The ability to develop and conduct safety and health training is required. The ability to investigate accidents and unsafe working conditions and provide recommendations to ensure compliance with appropriate safety practices and regulations is required. The ability to train, coach, and mentor junior level staff is desired. Possession of a valid specialized certification, such as a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE), or a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) is required.
Recruitment & Selection Process:
Vacancies: 1APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Monday, July 31, 2017, 5:00 P.M.(or until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received) Hiring Salary Range: $103,043.20 – $113,588.80/year(starting salary will be within this range based upon qualifications)