Senior Safety Specialist
Orange County Transportation Authority - Orange, CA

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Under general direction, performs a variety of progressively more complex duties related to the employee safety, hazard mitigation, regulatory training, and program evaluation. Provides technical guidance and interpretation of Health, Safety, and Environmental Compliance’s (HSEC’s) regulatory issues to support all divisions and functions of the Agency.

This position is in Salary Grade R: $60,528.00 - $76,689.60 - $92,830.40 per year. The hiring range is from $60,528.00 to $80,524.08 per year.

The application deadline for this position is Friday, February 8, 2013.

Investigates complaints or incidents related to occupational safety, fleet and systems safety, and public safety impacting OCTA operations. Conducts in-depth HSEC analysis of the salient issues and provides recommended corrective actions that address the root cause of the incidents.
Develops and implements health and safety compliance programs for Agency-wide operations. Helps determine the applicable HSEC programs to be implemented and ensures programs are continuously updated according to the current regulations. Inspects and verifies agency compliance with safety and health policies/regulations; recommends and ensures corrective actions are implemented.
Participates in committees and attends meetings related to employee safety, public safety, fleet and construction safety, as well as property loss or damage. Provides expertise for resolving related issues.
Tracks and manages all OCTA industrial injury and illness data, while overseeing the investigation processes and program refinement activities.
Reviews, revises, and/or develops manuals and procedures related to safety programs and policies.
Reports accidents or incidents to governmental agencies in accordance with regulatory mandates; submits required reports, plans and all required documentation in a timely manner.
Helps prepare studies and analysis of industrial accidents, environmental assessments, and health hazard evaluations to support internal and external audits, and continuous improvement of HSEC programs.

Any combination of education or experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or related field with approximately five to eight years of related experience in health and safety, three years of which are at the journey level administrating and overseeing regulatory compliance activities. Prior experience in worker training, worksite evaluation, and field audits is required. Certification as Safety Professional (CSP) is desired.
Knowledge of: Industry safety practices as a subject matter expert or ability to become a subject matter expert in those practices. Cal/OSHA, Federal OSHA, Orange County Healthcare Agency, Fire Code, Building Code, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health codes, regulations, and procedures. Methods of developing and presenting health and safety training. Health and safety products and hazard control technology. General chemistry, safety engineering, and industrial hygiene principles. Best practices and networking affiliations with safety and health service organizations. Principles of employee protection. Principles and methods of incident investigations, job hazard analyses, hazard mitigation, and emergency response planning. Computer applications proficiency utilizing desktop software (Office Suite) and database applications including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access, etc. Basic project management techniques. Principles and techniques of business communication, including written, verbal and training methods.
Ability to: Evaluate safety, health, or environmental site situations and resolve problems and conflicts in the field. Establish and maintain effective working relationships and function as in-house consultant on health and safety matters. Conduct effective technical training in applicable health and safety topics. Develop, implement, and oversee workplace health and safety programs in a public agency environment. Collaborate and work effectively with multiple departments and personnel, and to work as a team within own department. Communicate effectively and clearly using both written and verbal communications with employees at all levels in the Agency. Prioritize work load and complete projects and assignments with accuracy and timeliness. Organize, analyze, interpret and clearly explain operation/technical information in simple terms. Conduct all business in a professional, collaborative, and respectful manner with both internal and external customers and staff.

The above statements are intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, skills, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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