The Enterprise Assets and Technical Services program is seeking a Safety Program Manager for the District. This position will oversee development and implementation of District wide employee health and safety initiatives and programs, driving performance improvement and strengthening the safety culture. Provide oversight of the day to day operations of the District’s employee health and safety (EHS) and emergency management programs and procedures in conformance with District policies. Lead development, implementation and improvement of programs and initiatives to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our employees. Ensure compliance with all safety regulations and policies across the District. Work with the District’s emergency management team to develop and maintain disaster preparedness and support the District’s operational response to emergencies. Serve as the Districts safety expert; partner with Human Resources, Risk Management, and District leadership to drive the continuous development of a world-class safety culture and manage the implementation of safety policies, guidelines, processes and training.
This position will remain open until filled. The first review of applications will begin on Monday, August 22,2022.
(The essential functions listed below are not intended to reflect all duties that may be assigned to this classification. The District may augment duties and/or essential functions at its discretion. Additionally, some incumbents may not perform all Essential Functions.)
Provide leadership and oversight to maintain a highly effective safety culture through employee engagement and collaboration.
Monitor, report, benchmark, and trend safety data and utilize this data to align operational safety programs with District policies and strategies. Develop a District-wide safety roadmap and annual safety goals. Implement action plans to achieve the milestones in the safety roadmap and goal.
Oversee the development, coordination, and implementation of the District’s emergency management program and activities as they relate to the day to day operations. Provide guidance and training regarding emergency prevention, protection, planning, preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery. Coordinate emergency notification alerts, processes and tools.
Serve as a subject matter expert on EHS matters. Monitor safety regulatory compliance requirements ensure program compliance. Interface with regulatory agencies as necessary.
Lead the Hazard Identification and Critical hazard processes, including confined space entry, fall protection, cranes and rigging, work permitting, and emergency preparedness. Ensure safety standard operating procedures are followed and employees implement the protocols compliance with OSHA requirements. Collaborate with Risk regarding incident investigations and root cause analysis to ensure learning is maximized and recommendations are effective from both a prevention and recovery perspective. Review incident reports, analyze and take steps necessary to ensure that action plans that are carried out.
Respond to safety incidents that occur, assist supervisors on the reporting, and inform Risk Management.
Oversee operations safety certifications, tracking, and training; and support the local safety committees. Work with the safety committees to proactively report, assess, and respond to near miss situations to drive continual improvement.
Assist in creating a positive and supportive work environment; enforce a safe workplace; establish a culture of teamwork and communication; create a workplace that promotes the organizational values of workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion; and actively promote an environment respectful of living and working in a multicultural society.
Oversee staff development and performance including selection and training; preparation of performance appraisals and development or improvement plans; resolve complaints; implement disciplinary actions.
Direct and manage the work of technical staff. Oversee, coordinate, assign, and review the work performed by staff; develop performance standards; provide coaching and prepare development and performance plans; coordinate training; assure compliance with District safety and security practices and procedures.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES: Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledges, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the KSAs would be:
5+ years supervisory or managerial experience;
7+ years work experience with EHS programs within a private, government, military, or industrial environment.
Bachelor of Science Degree in emergency management, risk management, safety management, insurance, business or public administration, or a related field preferred.
CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS: Upon selection, candidate must possess and maintain a valid state issued driver's license.
Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygiene (CIH) professional preferred.
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