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.
Recognition/Rewards 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 Senior Safety and Health Representative.
Under general direction, the Senior Safety and Health Representative performs a wide variety of activities to support the safety, health, industrial hygiene, 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 may be responsible for overseeing the Voluntary Protection Program efforts for the organization; reviewing job work plans, blueprints, and permits required including confined space entry and rescue programs for OSHA compliance; conducting job hazard analysis; assigning work restrictions; issuing appropriate permits. This person will also be responsible for Safety and Health support to our two plant facilities. The Senior Safety and Heath Representative will also support ergonomic, fire safety, emergency preparedness, evacuation drills, and office safety activities. Other duties will include developing instructor and participant guides for assigned training classes, conducting training classes, conducting accident investigations, construction safety management, and hazardous material/waste duties as needed.
Qualifications & Requirements:
The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree from a college or university which is accredited by the US Department of Education, with major course work in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Engineering or a related field. Three (3) years of increasingly responsible, professional-level safety experience in an industrial setting is required. Possession of a valid specialized certification, such as Associate Safety Professional (ASP), and/or Occupational Health and Safety Technician (OHST), and/or Construction Health and Safety Technologist (CHST) is required.
Possession of a valid certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Associate Risk Manager (ARM), Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE), or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) is highly desired. Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid California 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. Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license by time of appointment is required.
Recruitment & Selection Process:
APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Monday, July 31, 2017, 5:00 P.M. (or until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received)
Hiring Salary Range: $88,920.00 – $97,947.20/year (starting salary will be within this range based upon qualifications)
Physical Demands Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to inspect various sites and to investigate accidents, including traversing uneven terrain, climbing ladders, stairs, and other temporary or construction access points; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various District and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen and make detailed inspections; color vision to identify materials and structures; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator, to operate standard office equipment, and appropriate inspection and/or safety equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
Environmental Elements Employees work partially in an office environment with moderate noise levels and controlled temperature conditions, and partially in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.
Disaster Service Workers All Orange County Sanitation District employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the Orange County Sanitation District requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.
Other Information For the full range of duties, responsibilities, and essential job functions please review the Classification Specification for this position found on 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.
The Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) is a public agency that provides wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal services for approximately 2.6 million people in central and northwest Orange County. OCSD is a special district that is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of 25 board members appointed from 20 cities, two sanitary districts, two water districts and one representa...tive from the Orange County Board of Supervisors. OCSD has two operating facilities that treat wastewater from residential, commercial and industrial sources.