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Location: Santa Ana, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $76,835.20 - $103,521.60
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This recruitment is open to the public and is being held to establish an eligible list to fill current and future Senior Safety Specialist vacancies within OC Waste & Recycling, the County of Orange, Office of Risk Management and/or other County of Orange agencies. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications.
This recruitment will remain open on a continuous basis for a minimum of five (5) business days and will close at 11:59 PM (PST) on the day the needs of the department are met.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.
OC Waste & Recycling (OCWR) is an organization dedicated to providing waste management services, protecting the environment, and promoting recycling in order to ensure a safe and healthy community for current and future generations. OCWR operates three active regional landfills (North, Central, South), four household hazardous waste collection centers, monitors 20 closed landfills, and administers municipal solid waste collection, recycling, and planning for County unincorporated areas. OCWR is a nationally renowned waste management department responsible for a network of sanitary landfills and is committed to its exceptional record of regulatory compliance and excellence.
The Office of Risk Management is part of the County Executive Office (CEO). The Office preserves and protects the human and capital assets of the County of Orange to allow County departments and agencies to meet their missions without unnecessary cost. It operates as an "insurance company" for the County of Orange and manages numerous programs. The Safety and Loss Prevention Program strives to ensure a safe environment for County employees and members of the public who visit County facilities and receive County services. Safety staff work to support efforts to ensure that all state and federal requirements are met or exceeded.
The OpportunityThe Senior Safety Specialist for OC Waste & Recycling will support an employee-driven safety culture while collaborating with Site Designated Safety Representatives to develop and administer staff training on various safety topics in multiple areas such as Cal/OSHA regulatory programs, heavy equipment operation which includes the use of simulator as necessary, accident investigation, high hazard topics, contractor safety and emergency management. This position will work from an assigned OCWR facility during regular operational hours which may involve exposure to inclement weather, loud noises, hazardous chemicals, and heavy equipment. Additionally, the position may be required to report to County Facilities outside assigned region during nights and weekends in response to incident or declared disaster and may be required to represent the department at the Orange County Operational Area Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in emergencies and natural disasters on an on-call basis.The Office of Risk Management is seeking experienced Senior Safety Specialist professionals who have the drive to learn, take initiative, and have enthusiasm for changing culture. The Senior Safety Specialists will possess deeper technical skills than expected of a Safety Specialist and is expected to conduct advanced level project-related work that will support and benefit all County departments and agencies.Primary responsibilities for both departments may include the following:
The Ideal Candidate & Core Competencies Although not required, candidates who possess a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Associate Safety Professional (ASP), General Industry (Completion of OSHA Courses 511 & 510), Construction (Completion of OSHA Courses 510 & 500) or a Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) certification(s) are highly desirable. In addition to the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidates will also possess thorough knowledge of and experience in the following core competencies: Technical Experience | Technical Knowledge
Strategic Planning | Analytical Skills
Leadership and Relationship Building | Interpersonal Skills
Oral | Written Communication Skills
Minimum Qualifications Click here to learn more about the minimum qualifications and the physical & mental requirements as well as the environmental & working conditions for the Senior Safety Specialist. License RequiredPossession of a valid California Driver's License, Class C or higher will be required at time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment. Recruitment ProcessApplication Screening (Refer/Non-Refer)Human Resource Services (HRS) will screen all applications and supplemental responses for the minimum qualifications. After the initial screening, qualified applicants will be referred to the next step of the selection process. All applicants will be notified via email of their status in the process.Structured Oral Interview | Oral Exam (Weighted 100%)Candidates will be interviewed and rated by a panel of subject matter experts. Each candidate's rating will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the candidate's qualifications for the job. Only the most successful candidates will be placed on the eligible list.Eligible ListOnce the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies. Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure.Veterans Employment Preference Policy (VEPP)The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click here (Download PDF reader) to review the policy.
Please see below for important information regarding COVID-19 related requirements. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, and laws, regulations, and policies regarding COVID-19 are subject to change. The County of Orange is required to comply with all applicable State or County Public Health Orders, some of which require vaccination and boosting as follows:
The position for which you are applying may be required to adhere to any applicable State or County Public Health Orders. You will receive notification of any requirement as it applies to a position. Email NotificationEmail is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account. NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply. Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com. Frequently Asked Questions Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions. Questions? For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Leslie Catalan at (714) 834-2988 or Leslie.Catalan@ocwr.ocgov.com .