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SAFETY OFFICER

VA 22553, VA | Full Time
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Job Description

Under general supervision, performs professional administrative and technical work, coordinating the development, implementation, and administration of policies and procedures for the department’s safety, health, risk management, loss control, commercial driver, and heavy equipment training requirements.  Work involves developing policies, procedures, monitoring compliance with health/safety regulations, investigating accidents, implementing training programs, providing training, and preparing related documentation.  Work is performed with a high degree of accuracy and independence under the general supervision of the Risk Manager / Safety.
  • Ensures compliance with requirements of applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; monitors work environments and use of safety equipment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.
  • Identifies and analyzes potential risks; makes recommendations to eliminate, control or minimize risks.
  • Coordinates departmental and intradepartmental compliance and training activities involving health and safety issues.
  • Implements, coordinates, and tracks Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and DMV requirements for commercial drivers and vehicles.
  • Investigates accidents and incidents; prepares and/or reviews “near misses”/accident/incident reports; evaluates situations, reaches conclusions, and makes recommendations; completes related reports. Serves as chairperson of the Departmental Safety Committee.
  • Develops and implements initial and ongoing commercial driver, light and heavy equipment training programs. Equipment includes, but is not limited to, heavy trucks, bucket trucks, forklifts, excavators, loaders, vacuum trucks, jet trucks, trailers, etc.   Provides training to other departments within the County as necessary.
  • Ensure continued compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Training Provider Registry. 
  • Periodically performs driver road checks and on-board evaluations.
  • Assists in preparing and administering the safety budget, scheduling and execution of training across the Department.
  • Generate, receive and maintain confidential and sensitive files, information and reports and ensure security of files. Coordinates annual review of VA DMV CDL, DOT cards and all related training records to ensure compliance with State and County policy. 
  • Compiles and/or monitors various statistical data; maintains computer databases of accident data, incident data, training data, and inspection data; performs research as needed; makes applicable calculations; analyzes data and identifies trends; calculates accident rates; prepares/generates reports; maintains records.
  • Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, training protocols, training manuals, technical reports, emergency plans, accident reports, incident reports, accident/incident evaluations, or other documents.
  • Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, accident reports, incident reports, technical reports, engineering plans/specifications, training manuals, U.S. Federal Register, Virginia Register, state/federal codes and regulations, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.
  • Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections; utilizes word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, geographical information system (GIS), or other software programs.
  • Attends various meetings, serves on committees, and makes presentations as needed.
  • Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.
  • Employee shall have strong proficiency in preparing and conducting safety training to all department divisions in areas including, but not limited to: OSHA / VOSH and FMCSA,  
  • Assist in the development and implementation of an online training program.
  • Perform operation specific safety compliance audits.
  • Assists other employees or departments, as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Associates degree in related industry required. Minimum three (3) years of responsible experience related to occupational/safety/health program administration, development of oral and written safety programs and inspections or related field.

Experience working for a municipality and/or training provider preferred. Experience with online training management tools preferred.  

Employee shall complete the following minimum trainings:
  • OSHA 30 within 60 days of hire.
  • First aid and CPR certification within 90 days of hire.
  • Knowledge of FMCSA, DOT, DMV and OSHA regulations and of the practices and techniques relating to safety.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards involved and proper safety precautions necessary for the operation of varied construction and maintenance equipment. 
  • Knowledge of effective training practices and procedures, particularly involving training in commercial driving, heavy equipment, occupational safety, and risk management. 
  • Ability to conduct effective safety inspections and accident/incident investigations, and to present written findings and corrective recommendations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, professionally and respectfully.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
  • Ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.
  • Ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes receiving instructions, assignments or directions from superiors. 
  • Ability to read plans, drawings, manuals, ordinances, reports, etc. 
  • Ability to prepare reports, plans, etc., using prescribed formats. 
  • Ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. 
  • Ability to communicate efficiently in English and, must be able to use and understand hand signals used in the construction industry.
  • Ability to utilize mathematical formulas; to add and subtract; multiply and divide; utilize decimals and percentages.
  • Must be adaptable to performing under stress and maintain composure during stressful and/or emergency situations.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and think creatively.

    Physical Requirements
    Must be physically able to operate a variety of machines, tools and equipment, such as a computer, printer, general office equipment, gas detection meters, and safety equipment. Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in light to medium work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (10-20 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station. Position may involve outside work during adverse weather conditions. Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using automated office equipment and job-related. Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, office equipment, control knobs, switches, etc. Must have the ability to use one hand for twisting or turning motion while coordinating other hand with different activities. Must have moderate levels of eye/hand/foot coordination. Requires the ability to talk and/or hear (Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words. Hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear).

Company Overview

  • Website spotsylvania.va.us
  • Headquarters FREDERICKSBURG, VA
  • Size 500 - 1,000
  • Founded
  • Type Private
  • CEO KATIE SULLIVAN
  • Revenue $200M - $500M
  • Industry Business Services
  • About spotsylvania county

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