Safety & Health Representative
Orange County Sanitation District - Fountain Valley, CA

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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, & Respect
We 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 Solving
We 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 Abilities
We 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.

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 & Health Representative.

Under general direction the Safety & Health Representative performs a wide variety of activities to support the safety, health, industrial hygiene, hazardous waste, and disaster preparedness needs of the District; develops, implements, and administers assigned programs, policies, and procedures; provides information and training; conducts and assists other staff with regulatory interpretation; and performs a variety of routine administrative and technical tasks as assigned. Specifically this individual could be responsible for auditing construction and maintenance projects in support of the OCSD Owner Controlled Insurance Program (OCIP); reviewing job work plans, blueprints, and permits required including confined space entry and rescue programs for OSHA compliance; conducting job hazard analyses; assigning work restrictions; issuing appropriate permits. This person could also be responsible for attending construction management pre-job meetings, Operations and Maintenance pass down meetings, and conducting safety orientation meetings, reviewing and approving safety procedures and programs, inspecting work sites for compliance, reporting discrepancies, and recommending corrective action. The Safety & Heath Representative will also support ergonomic, fire safety, emergency preparedness, evacuation drills, and office safety activities. Other duties will include developing and delivering assigned training classes, conducting accident investigations, maintaining current hazardous waste inventories, completing District accumulation inspections, scheduling quarterly and special pick-ups, and picking up waste on all District sites.

Qualifications & Requirements:
The successful candidate will possess the equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Engineering or a related field. One year of increasingly responsible safety experience in an industrial setting is highly desired. Depending on area of assignment, possession of a valid specialized certification, such as First Responder Operational, and/or Incident Commander/Scene Manager for HAZ-MAT, and/or Occupational Health & Safety Technologist (OHST), and/or Construction Health & Safety Technologist (CHST) is required. Possession of a valid certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) is highly desired. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver’s license is required. The ability to work as a cohesive member of a team, make appropriate decisions while on the move, identify hazards and determine corrective actions, make public presentations (conduct training), and communicate clearly both verbally and in writing are highly desirable. Any knowledge of wastewater treatment and associated processes is a plus.

Recruitment & Selection Process:
Vacancies: 1

First application review date will occur on September 4th, 2012

Second application review date will occur on September 18th, 2012

Supplemental Information:
Hiring Salary Range: $70,096 - $77,292.80/year

For the full range of duties, responsibilities, and essential job functions please review the Classification Specification for this position found on the Class & Compensation page of our website.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate, through their application materials, that they meet the minimum requirements as outlined in the job announcement and class specification to receive further consideration. However, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of OCSD’s pre-employment process, which includes a background investigation and a physical examination. For some positions this may include a drug screen. False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification.

OCSD only accepts applications submitted via our online application system. Resumes submitted via mail, fax or email will not be accepted.

The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.

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