Under general direction of the Compliance Manager, the Health & Safety (H&S) Officer is responsible for the planning, direction, management, implementation and oversight of the Agency’s overall safety plans, programs and practices as it relates to the Agency’s operations and related public/personnel safety. He/she will be also be responsible for all H&S compliance, certification and training activities for Agency personnel and contractors, as needed. This is accomplished by evaluating the effectiveness of safety programs to ensure they are relevant to the operations of the Agency, overall. The H&S Compliance Specialist will be responsible for monitoring compliance with H&S policies, proactively addressing concerns; establishing goals and performance objectives for training and certification programs, including establishing benchmarks, implementing modifications and improvements, ensuring compliance with all federal, state, local requirements, allocating available resources, establishing customized policies and procedures within Agency guidelines; directing actions of staff members and developing staff. This position will oversee the installation, maintenance and modification of systems to ensure internal controls to track all compliance and training components including all internal/external reporting requirements.
Education/Training: A Bachelor’s degree in a related field or a combination of education/experience may be substituted.
Experience: Must have 5+ years increasingly responsible experience in an industrial safety environment, or related field, including at least two years in a leadership role. License or Certificate: Must possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license. Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST), Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) designations are desirable. Certifications issued by AWWA and other recognized industrial safety organizations on topics relevant to conducting specific safety training courses and responding to hazardous materials and waste operations and incidents are desirable.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: This position is subject to call out and must reside close enough to travel to Colgate Powerhouse within one hour.