This is a confidential and professional position responsible for coordinating the City's health and safety programs, including Risk Management. This position involves work with insurance providers, employees, department and City management, and the general public. Work includes balancing heavy clerical and routine functions while developing improved procedures. Performance is evaluated through on the job observation, periodic conferences and written reports, as well as statistical information indicating accomplishments relative to reduction of safety hazards, occupational accidents and injuries, and compliance with legislated and administrative regulations.
Examples of Essential Functions:
(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related marginal duties as required)
- Coordinates the implementation of an effective loss control program within all City divisions to reduce the frequency and severity of occupational accidents and injuries as well as public liability safety.
- Processes insurance claims, including workers compensation, general liability, and bodily and property damage.
- Advises others on matters pertaining to the safety program; advises management and supervisors on matters related to safety.
- Develops and implements activities that will stimulate and maintain interest for safety within the City's various departments and divisions.
- Ensures compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal safety laws or regulations.
- Investigates accidents and incidents to determine cause, and recommends preventative measures to avoid future recurrence.
- Maintains accident report records and compiles statistical information relative to all losses.
- Prepares all reports required by federal and state agencies.
- Coordinates employee physicals and medical procedures.
- Makes recommendations regarding policies and procedures; prepares and distributes complex oral, written and statistical reports.
- Reviews legislative proposals and amendments as it relates to Workers' Compensation for impact on City government.
- Coordinates activities with other City divisions to ensure that all actions taken on Workers' Compensation claims conform to City policies.
- Trains employees on State and City rules and regulations regarding workers' compensation.
- Interviews to obtain claim reports for Worker's Compensation, bodily injury and property damage; assists in obtaining third party claim statements; evaluates and processes claims, following cases from initial report through the final disposition of the case.
- Establishes and maintains assigned claims, accidents and occurrence case files; testifies in hearings to the content and validity of the case record.
- Coordinates with the City's insurance provider to manage the Worker's Compensation, General Liability, Property Damage and other applicable insurance policies.
- Prepares and maintains statistics, compiles data and creates reports regarding claims.
- Performs regular inspection of work locations for the purpose of discovering unsafe working conditions or work practices.
- Develops and conducts various training programs for employees and supervisors in the areas of occupational safety and health.
- Follows safe working practices and has a working knowledge of safety practices and procedures.
- In the event of a hurricane, major storm, natural or man-made disaster, which has or may threaten the area, the employee will be expected to work.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Education and Experience
- Knowledge of principles and practices of safety engineering techniques as applied to building construction, facilities and industrial safety as well as a working knowledge of ergonomics.
- Knowledge of state and federal safety laws and regulations and ability to interpret and apply them.
- Knowledge of driver training techniques.
- Basic knowledge of computers.
- Knowledge of various type of insurance coverage including but not limited to workmen's compensation laws.
- Knowledge of safety and health hazards and of applicable safety precautions and first aid practices.
- Knowledge of minimum physical requirements of the varied municipal occupations and ability to maintain health records and confidentiality.
- Ability to research and analyze safety trends, job hazards and prepare required reports and analyses.
- Ability to conduct safety training and promote safety programs to City personnel.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and presentations to both large and small groups.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with management and employees.
- Knowledge of the general theory and content of public liability negligence and Worker's Compensation laws.
- Knowledge of public liability statutes, Worker's Compensation statutes, and procedures.
- Knowledge of the techniques of investigation, adjustment, and settlement.
- Knowledge of medical terminology as related to reviewing diagnostic and treatment records.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, and employees of other public and private agencies.
- Ability to perform job hazard analysis.
- Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
Graduation from a four (4) year accredited college or university with specialization in safety engineering or a related field, and one (1) year experience in safety and safety training programs. An equivalent combination of education and experience that is determined to be directly related to the foregoing specific requirements may be substituted.
Licenses, Certifications or Registrations
- Certification as Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS), Associate in Loss Control Management (ALCM) and/or Associate in Risk Management or ability to become certified is highly desired. Knowledge of municipal safety and health is also desirable.
- Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver's license. A Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check will be made to determine acceptance of past driving record.
Subject to being on call.
Essential Physical Skills
(Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.)
- Light (up to 15 pounds) lifting and carrying
- Good hearing (with or without hearing aid)
- Good vision (with or without correction)
Hiring Range: D.O.Q. and will not exceed $40,000
- Work is performed both inside an office and outside at various sites, and includes possible exposure to dirt, dust fumes, machinery and hazardous materials.