Safety Officer

Company Name: Modesto Irrigation District
Phone Number: (209) 526-7341
City: Modesto
State/Provence: California
Zip: 95351
Job Title: Safety Officer
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Miscellaneous Positions
Posting Start Date: June 9, 2017
Salary: $103,064
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time Type: Hours
Duties:

The Modesto Irrigation District is currently recruiting to fill one full-time regular position to plan, coordinate, implement, and enforce the District’s accident prevention and safety program; provide training to employees; ensure compliance with all Federal and State industrial safety codes, regulations, and standards. This position must demonstrate a high degree of proficiency in analyzing a wide variety of technical and complex safety issues that have District wide implications.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Plan, organize, implement, and evaluate the District’s comprehensive safety programs
  • Plan, introduce, and effectively carry out campaigns for prevention and reduction of accidents and injuries to include the District’s Safety Incentive Program.
  • Investigate occupational injuries or illnesses to determine root causes
  • Analyze accident/injury reports and near miss reporting
  • Study data to discover trends and causes; and develop recommendations for eliminating or mitigating the hazards detected
  • Chair the District’s Safety Committee
  • Keep and distribute written minutes of the Safety Committee meetings
  • Plan, develop, and conduct training on specific topics to District employees, e.g. Hazwoper, First Aid/CPR, incident prevention, hearing conservation, driver safety, and emergency action plans
  • Track safety training attended by employees by division via electronic database
  • Develop safety brochures, flyers, and newsletters
  • Provide assistance with departmental safety meetings, as requested
  • Track and interpret new/revised local, state, and federal regulations; determine their applicability to the District; and devise strategies and procedures to ensure compliance
  • Conduct ergonomic assessments; recommend equipment, procedures, assignments or other actions to alleviate identified problems or concerns
  • Schedule, perform and document periodic safety inspections of District facilities and equipment to ensure safe work environments are maintained
  • Maintain and edit the existing Employee Safety Manual and Injury & Illness Prevention Plan
  • Coordinate the District’s AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) program and maintain AED equipment
  • Collect, monitor, and analyze data, documents, findings, and prepare reports and recommendations regarding technical safety matters, program evaluation, and performance measures
  • Administer operating budget for assigned programs
  • Specify and requisition safety materials, tools, and equipment
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, other District employees, and the public using principles of good customer service
  • Respond to emergency situations at District facilities
  • Review, revise, and administer the District’s Emergency Operations Plan and organize regular emergency preparedness drills.

Other Related Duties
Other duties as assigned

Experience Required:

Any combination of education, experience, knowledge and abilities may satisfy the necessary minimum qualifications. A typical way to obtain the education, experience, knowledge and abilities would be:

Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in industrial hygiene, safety engineering, occupational health/safety, or a directly related field. Additional years of qualifying experience may be substituted for up to two years of the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Experience:  Five years of progressively responsible professional experience developing and implementing industrial safety programs. Experience in an irrigation or electric utility is preferred.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations regarding occupational health and safety; knowledge of general electric and water utility safety practices, and California Code of Regulations, Title 8.
  • Practical knowledge of the methods, principles, and techniques of ergonomics sufficient to minimize adverse health conditions affecting employees in the work environment.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and evaluate the District’s safety programs. Ability to investigate and report on-the-job accidents and work-related incidents. Ability to identify unsafe working conditions and practices through on-site inspections. Demonstrated ability to research, interpret, and apply technical information, e.g. laws, standards, regulations, and policies relating to occupational health and safety. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Must be able to respond to hazardous and/or stressful situations and make independent decisions that could affect employee safety and the District’s liabilities.  Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines. Ability to analyze problems; apply logic; identify alternative solutions; project consequences of proposed actions and recommend/implement effective solutions in support of stated goals and objectives and/or recommendations. Demonstrated ability to develop and disseminate preventive information and conduct effective training to adults of diverse backgrounds. Ability to work independently and as a team leader. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships at all levels of the organization. Ability to use computers, computer applications, and software and other modern office equipment

Special Requirement:
Must have a valid California Class C driver license. Must possess or have the ability to obtain the following certifications within six months of employment:

  • Standard First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor’s Certification
  • 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (Hazwoper) Certification
  • Train the Trainer Hazwoper Certification
How to Apply:

Any Qualified Individual May Apply. This is an exempt position and is part of the Professional and Supervisory Bargaining Unit. The list established as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill other Safety Officer vacancies within the District that may occur through June 9, 2018.

Qualified applicants must submit a completed District application. A resume describing experience and qualifications for the position is recommended. APPLY IMMEDIATELY. The position is open until filled.  Screening of applications will begin on or after, Friday, June 23, 2017. Applications received after this date are not guaranteed consideration.

Applications will be reviewed on a comparative basis and only those most qualified will be invited to continue in the selection process, which will consist of an overall assessment of the individual’s skills through (1) written examination; (2) oral interview; (3) supervisor assessment center; and (4) contacting of references to include current and former supervisors.  The applicant must perform successfully in each phase of the recruitment in order to continue in the selection process.

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE VERIFICATION OF HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED AND APPLICABLE HIGHER EDUCATION DEGREE AND OFFICIAL EDUCATION TRANSCRIPTS, PASS A MEDICAL EXAM INCLUDING A DRUG AND ALCOHOL SCREEN, AND A COMPLETE BACKGROUND CHECK PRIOR TO BEGINNING WORK.

Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact Human Resources at (209) 526-7341. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. The Modesto Irrigation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

Posting End Date: July 8, 2017