The Walnut Valley Water District is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Safety/Risk Officer to perform a variety of professional level duties involved in the development, organization, implementation, and coordination of a variety of safety and risk management programs including workers’ compensation, security, training, safety/environmental management, and emergency management programs. This individual will report directly to the Director of Administrative Services.
SALARY: $7,901.00 - 12,295.00 PER MONTH MID-MANAGEMENT "AT WILL" POSITION
DUTIES MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING:
Develops and enforces safety policies and procedures in compliance with State and Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations.
Oversees and participates in the day-to-day operations of programs designed to reduce risk and ensure work place safety and facility security; performs a variety of professional level duties involved in the development, organization, implementation, and coordination of a variety of safety and risk management programs including workers’ compensation, security; training, safety/environmental management, and emergency management programs.
Administers continued implementation and oversight of the District’s Safety Program promoting an injury and illness free workplace; reviews, develops, and updates safety related policies and procedures as required by law or as necessary; develops and provides training of various safety topics to employees; inspects District facilities, equipment, and records for compliance with state and federal occupational safety and health standards.
Organizes, coordinates, and solicits feedback and input from the Employee Safety Committee.
Responds to the scene of accidents/injuries; conducts thorough investigations and analyses of conditions and circumstances related to the accident/injury; prepares reports with findings and recommendations.
Oversees and participates in the implementation and administration of the District’s DOT program.
Oversees and participates in the management and implementation of the District’s Risk Management Program; receives, investigates, and processes all claims filed by members of the public and other organizations; prepares reports with findings and recommendations; coordinates with claimants, ACWA/JPIA, attorneys, other insurance carriers and District personnel.
Works closely with ACWA/JPIA risk management staff to coordinate periodic inspections and respond to follow-up inspection reports.
May review contract documents to ensure that insurance requirements are met and maintained; may review contract language to ensure effective risk transfer has taken place.
Participates in the implementation and management of the District’s comprehensive security systems, building access, and monitoring systems, providing updates to and implementing recommendations made by Executive Staff.
Participates in the on-going implementation and coordination of the District’s Emergency Management Program; performs a full range of duties to ensure the District is prepared to handle a disaster; trains staff on the principles of the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS); develops emergency exercises and drills and analyzes staff response and efforts; coordinates the efforts of staff to develop standard procedures to operate under duress and abnormal circumstances.
Participates in the development and implementation of the District’s Training and Employee Development Program related to safety and risk management; develops required training courses by occupational category for all job classifications; provides training in various topics including occupational safety and health, professional development, and emergency management; ensures that employees receive required training and regulatory obligations; coordinates the implementation and maintenance of a training program and database.
Oversees and participates in the development and management of the District’s Safety Management Plan, Risk Management Plan, and ensures compliance with regulatory agencies including the EPA, CalOSHA, and the District’s Global Harmonization System program.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS KNOWLEDGE OF:
Principles and practices of developing and administering a safety and risk management program.
Risk management principles including those related to managing risk in a local government, risk assessment, risk retention, risk transfer, claims and litigation management, loss control, workers’ compensation, safety, security, and emergency response.
Water industry safety standards and requirements.
Basic principles and practices of program development and administration.
Standard organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs.
Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations pertaining to workplace safety.
Techniques of developing and conducting workplace training programs.
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.
Methods and techniques of effective technical, administrative, and financial record keeping, report preparation, and presentation.
QUALIFICATIONS: Desirable Education and Experience: Any combination of education/training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in occupational safety and health technology, occupational health and industrial hygiene, business administration, public administration, risk management, or a related field is desirable.
Five (5) years of increasingly responsible safety and risk management experience including experience in construction and water industry operation and safety.
Possession of an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) certificate is desirable.
Special Requirements: Valid California Driver’s License – Class “C”. Must maintain satisfactory DMV record and ability to maintain insurability.
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: Health Insurance – the District offers a monthly health benefit allotment of $1,800.00 for medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage to all full-time employees. Additional benefits include; Employee Assistance Program, CalPERS Retirement Plan, 9/80 work schedule, 10 Paid Vacation days after one full year of service, 12 Paid Sick Leave days accrued per year, 14 Paid Holidays per year, Tuition Reimbursement Program, Life Insurance, Short-term and long-term Disability Insurance, Deferred Compensation Program, Flexible Spending Account, and Credit Union Membership.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested applicants MUST complete an online application by visiting www.wvwd.com and/or https://governmentjobs.com/careers/wvwd. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed online applications: FILING DEADLINE: This recruitment will close on Monday, July 23, 2018, 5:00 p.m., or upon the District’s receipt of the first 200 applications.
FILING DEADLINE: 5:00 PM, July 23, 2018