Salary Range: $40,600 -- $50,800
Posting will expire October 14, 2014
A Safety/Training Officer plays an integral role in achieving the mission and goals of City of Atlanta by providing all the city’s employees with a safe and secure place to work. Specifically, the position works ensure the physical safety of employees in an assigned department/office/agency. This position may also be responsible for other duties as assigned.
This is a safety essential position during both normal, emergency and disaster circumstances. The position also has the authority to halt, suspend or terminate activities that have the clear likelihood of causing bodily injury.
A Safety/Training Officer reports to a Safety/Training Supervisor and be embedded in one or more city department(s)/office(s)/agency(s). The position does not have supervisory responsibility.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned.
In his/her safety capacity:
Performs safety audits, inspections, and testing of safety equipment and devices
Conducts job site safety and hazard analysis, including performing tests on noise, ventilation, illumination, and gas release to determine compliance and sources of hazardous substances
Promotes the reduction or elimination of occupational accidents, injuries and financial losses
Ensures safe department/office/agency operations and working conditions, and compliance with applicable city safety regulations
Investigates incidents involving the assigned department/office/agency to determine incident cause and recommend solutions and reports as required;
Conduct training and safety related activities during protected emergencies and disasters
Performs related duties as required
In his/her training capacity
Develops, writes training manuals working with Specialists for specific details including training manuals, course content and visual aids
Develop and deliver training courses, classes and sessions consistent with the safety related training needs of city employees
Develop and maintain continual education support materials
Knowledge and Abilities:
Correct usage of English grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
City policies, procedures, and structure; applicable local, state and federal laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances
National Incident Management System (NIMS)
Workplace safety regulations and standards
Oral and written communication skills
Principles of safety, environmental health, and accident prevention program administration
Fire, accident, and noise control prevention techniques, equipment, and practices
Principles of accident investigation
Foster an environment of collaboration among safety professionals
Apply appropriate safety regulation, standards and practices
Develop safety related policy recommendations, and procedures based on applicable policies
Function in a NIMS compliant position as assigned
Perform investigation and reconstruction of safety-related incidents
Implement safety program plans and procedures
Develop and implement training programs
Interact professionally with various levels of management, union representatives, employees and regulatory agency personnel
Exercise judgment and creativity in making conclusions
Analyze situations, identify problems, and recommend solutions
Write proficiently and including accompanying graphics as needed
Speaker at ease in groups of varying sizes
Education and Expertise:
High school diploma or GED.
Bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Risk Management, Worker's, Business/Public Administration, Education or a related field is preferred.
Three (3) years experience in Safety (System Safety, Industrial Safety and/or Loss Prevention).
Specialized training through experience or education in Safety, Safety Engineering or other related field.
Licenses and Other Requirements:
A valid GA driver’s license required.
Essential Capabilities and Work Environment
Required physical, lifting and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.
City of Atlanta, GA - 5 months ago
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