The Department of Finance is seeking a Safety & Industrial Hygiene Administrator to join its Cash, Risk and Capital Funding division. The secret is out: Denver is the nation's top place to live, work, and play. Being the best place to live isn't easy; maintaining such a reputation means we need the best people working for the residents of Denver. People who want to make a difference; people who want to give back; people who want to be at the heart of this city and have a hand in creating our future. When you join us, you will employ your unique skills to do important and meaningful work critical to the success of both your organization and the city as a whole. Be a part of the city that you love. #WhereDenverWorks Risk Management provides a system of risk and loss exposure identification and analysis designed to protect the City and County of Denver, its capital assets, property and employees by managing the city's self-insurance and loss control programs and the purchase of insurance, by developing and implementing appropriate risk management policies and procedures, and by educating and training all city employees in workplace safety.
ABOUT OUR JOB
As the Safety and Industrial Hygiene Administrator, you will focus on partnering with the Denver Police, Fire and Sheriff departments to develop and implement goals, objectives and policies for comprehensive safety and industrial hygiene programs. These programs will increase safety, save lives, and create a safe work environment while also ensuring compliance with federal, state, and city health and safety regulations. In this Safety and Industrial Hygiene Administrator position, you will also:
Utilize scientific principles to recognize, evaluate, and control workplace conditions that may cause injury; use environmental monitoring and analytical methods to detect the extent of worker exposure, and serve as the technical expert to senior management regarding safety, security, and health issues.
Develop long range and short term planning initiatives related to safety and industrial hygiene programs and issues.
Make immediate critical decisions to provide a safe working environment for workers and the public.
Develop, modify, and implement policies and procedures for safety and health programs such as Hazardous Materials, Commercial Driver's License, Indoor Air Quality, Personal Protection Equipment, and Blood Borne Pathogens.
Direct the development and implementation of training programs for a wide variety of safety and health programs.
Review inspection reports of job sites and facilities to ensure that working conditions and methods used by city employees are in compliance with safety and health rules and regulations.
Serve as safety officer on the command staff for security response to disasters, emergencies, and catastrophic incidents in accordance with the Office of Emergency Management.
Develop or modify work plans, methods, and procedures, determine work priorities, and develop work schedules to provide adequate staff coverage. Provide work instruction and assist employees with difficult and/or unusual assignments. Assign and distribute work, review work for accuracy and completeness, and return assignments with recommendations for proper completion.
Our Ideal Candidate has:
Experience working in or with a Police, Fire and/or Sheriff Department
Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
Education Requirement:Bachelor's Degree in Safety Engineering, Industrial or Environmental Health and Safety, a physical science, or a related field.
Experience Requirement: Three years of professional level experience developing and implementing occupational safety and health policies and procedures, applying technological and scientific methods to reducing worker exposure to hazardous conditions and environments, and performing accident investigations.
Education and Experience Equivalency: A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements.
Licensure and Certification: Possession of a Class R Driver's License is required at the time of application. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.
ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSEClassification Title: The official job classification is Safety and Industrial Hygiene Administrator [CA0974] Assessments/Testing: This position does not require testing.
Pre-employment Screening: An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Candidates must pass a criminal background check and other verifications required for the position which may include, but are not limited to, employment and/or education verification, motor vehicle record check, drug test, and/or physical. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an individual with certain convictions. For more information about the selection and employment screening process, click here.
Probationary Period: This position may require the selected candidate to complete at least a six month probationary period prior to attaining career status with the City & County of Denver. For more information about the probationary period, click here.
The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.
About City and County of Denver - Risk Management Office
To provide a system of risk and loss exposure identification and analysis designed to protect the City and County of Denver, its capital assets, property and employees by managing the City's self-insurance and loss control programs and the purchase of insurance, by developing and implementing appropriate risk management policies and procedures, and by educating and training all Ci...ty employees in workplace safety.
The Risk Management Office includes the following units:
Insurance and Risk Analysis — Risk Management program development including placement and management of property and liability insurance policies, Citywide risk assessments, loss reporting and analytics, insurance requirements for outside contractors providing services to the City, and employee emergency preparedness planning.
Workplace Safety — As required in Executive Order 65, develops and implements city-wide safety policies and provides oversight of safety activities in agencies/departments to audit compliance with the City's Occupational Safety Program. Provides advice and consultation to agencies in a variety of risk control areas.
Workers' Compensation — Administers the City's self-insured Workers' Compensation program and Internal Service Fund, processing benefits required by the Colorado Workers' Compensation Act, §8-401-101 et. seq. C.R.S. 2002. Adjusts claims, authorizes claim payments, and works to return the claimant to work at the earliest possible date.