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 Safety and Health Specialist.
Under general direction, coordinates and oversees activities in support of the safety and emergency response needs of the District including assistance with the development, implementation and administration of programs, policies and procedures; provides information and training, regulatory interpretation and technical support to District personnel; and performs a variety of administrative and technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility. Specifically, this person plans, organizes, coordinates, and oversees the development and implementation of various health, industrial hygiene programs, policies and procedures; establishes and environment of workplace safety for the employees by increasing safety awareness. This position is responsible for the development of programs objectives and designs and conducts safety training programs; develops and/or recommends purchase of training materials; conducts initial and refresher training classes for areas of assignment; develops and organizes specialized training as needed. This person will be responsible for the development, administration, and auditing of safety, health, and hazardous waste programs in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, and according to OCSD policies and procedures. This individual will act as a resource to OCSD personnel and provide technical support on safety and health related issues. In addition, the Health & Safety Specialist will develop and deliver employee safety and health training programs and workshops. Other duties will include reviewing federal, state, and local legislation to monitor its impact on OCSD programs; helping to train, guide, and coach junior level staff, and performing other related duties as required.
Qualifications & Requirements:
The successful candidate will have the equivalent of 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, science, engineering, or a related field. This position requires a minimum of five years of increasingly responsible industrial hygiene, environmental engineering, safety, or related experience. Detailed knowledge of safety and health regulations and knowledge of wastewater operations is highly desired. The ability to develop and conduct safety and health training is required. The ability to investigate accidents and unsafe working conditions and provide recommendations to ensure compliance with appropriate safety practices and regulations is required. The ability to train, coach, and mentor junior level staff is desired. Possession of a valid specialized certification, such as a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE), or a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) 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: $103,043.20 – $113,588.80/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.