This employee will work as part of a Safety Program Team and will oversee the development, implementation and on-going management of safety programs for employees in the Department of Environmental Services.
Specific duties will include:
Developing an integrated occupational health and safety program that ensures the well-being of staff and that is in compliance with current and new federal and state safety regulations;
Conducting occupational exposure or area monitoring, environmental sampling, and other related duties.
Performing all industrial hygiene work required, such as calibrating and operating equipment for taking air samples and monitoring personnel exposure, making mathematical calculations, obtaining media, submitting samples for laboratory analysis, collecting relevant data, observing field situations, and documenting events.
Performing surveys of work places to determine compliance with OSHA regulations. Reviews data and drafts reports.
Investigating accidents and analyzing accident data to evaluate the effectiveness of accident prevention and loss control programs. Compiles and presents statistics for internal use and external groups.
Conducting management system audits and inspections of work areas, machinery, equipment, and working conditions for compliance with occupational safety and health regulations.
Acting as a champion for culture change within the organization.
Performing internal Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Management System audits.
Maintaining, reviewing and developing OHS Management System documentation.
Developing, documenting and training staff on Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for working under hazardous conditions;
Inspecting work sites and taking the necessary steps to ensure that unsafe operations are discontinued and safe operations are restored.
Monitoring work processes and data reports to identify areas for safety improvement;
Coordinating with the County’s safety office and other DES Safety staff to implement new safety policies and procedures;
Working collaboratively with other DES safety staff to develop training curriculum, communication tools and other strategies to educate staff and enhance the safety culture within DES; and
Assisting in the development of an annual safety budget for DES. Employee may also deliver training sessions on an "as needed" basis within the Department.
Minimum: Bachelor's degree in safety sciences, safety management, industrial hygiene or field directly related to the position. Three year's experience performing responsible technical safety related work in/for an industrial or construction environment.
Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
a) Professional safety experience in an industrial or construction environment;
b) ASP (Associate Safety Professional) designation;
c) CSP (Certified Safety Professional) designation;
d) Certification as a Defensive Driving Instructor;
e) Experience developing and implementing and/or working knowledge of temporary traffic control plans (work zones); and/or
f) Experience developing and presenting safety training and making presentations to management groups.
Valid motor vehicle operator's license. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or must provide a copy of his/her official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment is contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant’s driving record.
Normal work hours are 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. Occasional evening and weekend work is required. Must be available during emergencies.
Position will work at DES locations throughout the County and will be based either at 2100 Courthouse Blvd or the Trades Center.
Arlington County, VA - 16 months ago