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Safety Coordinator
The City of Anaheim Public Utilities Department is currently seeking an experienced Safety Coordinator.  Under the direction of the Safety Administrator, the Safety Coordinator performs technical and administrative tasks in the development, implementation, and administration of occupational health and safety programs, safety-related training, and related work in the Public Utilities Department.  This includes incident investigations, development and administration of training programs, research on up and coming safety practices and programs, and participating in safety related regulatory proceedings, as appropriate.  

Candidates must possess at least two years of experience in occupational health safety programs, including conducting accident or safety investigations or designing and conducting employee safety training programs in an industrial setting; supplemented by a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in occupational health, industrial health, or a related field.

The Anaheim Public Utilities mission is to add value to the community through a customer-focused approach to providing reliable, high-quality water and power at competitive rates.  In keeping with the City of Anaheim's core values of vision, responsibility, pride and service, Anaheim Public Utilities has developed the following department goals:
  • Enhance and maintain our competitive and financial position;
  • Enhance community aesthetics;
  • Enhance service delivery, service options and service quality;
  • Ensure balanced, diverse and cost-effective resource supply; and
  • Strengthen system infrastructure.
The following functions are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed functions and/or may be required to perform additional or different functions from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
Responds to the scene of employee personal injury accidents and conducts incident investigations, analyzes details, devises effective countermeasures, and prepares detailed reports of finding and recommendations; prepares incident documentation and necessary reporting.
Assists in developing, implementing, and administering a comprehensive safety program for the Public Utilities Department; reviews and revises Department safety manual; responds to requests for information and assistance from employees and management.
Provides highly responsible staff assistance to senior and executive management regarding incident frequency and severity rates and vehicle accidents; recommends appropriate course of action.
Independently performs journey-level duties of a large scope, such as incident investigations, field audits, job safety analyses, safety trainings, and meetings.
Coordinates and conducts a variety of training classes and programs to ensure employee compliance with Department and City safety measures, including confined space, personal protective equipment, fall protection and inspection, lifting techniques, CPR and first aid, and field ergonomics; tracks dates on safety record retention software; schedules required annual retraining classes.
Conducts facility inspections to identify safety hazards.
Performs job safety analysis of work practices and prepares reports of findings and recommendations.
Performs ergonomic evaluations of employee work stations.
Participates in drafting new safety policy and work procedures.
Maintains library of audio, video, or other safety training reference materials.
Contacts vendors to obtain safety and training materials; reviews, evaluates, and recommends potential training materials.
Attends and participates in professional training organizations and committees; reads journals, newsletters, and other publications to review and analyze current information regarding supervisor and management and industry safety training policies, practices, and laws.
Develops and coordinates safety promotional programs and fairs.
Implements comprehensive safety programs for complex divisions in compliance with federal and state law and regulations.
Assists in developing and managing safety services consulting contracts; serves as the project manager for safety services consulting contracts.
Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
Position: Safety Coordinator
Organization: City of Anaheim Public Utilities Department
Location: Anaheim,  CA 
United States
Salary: $71,586.00 - $98,431.00 Annually
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 8/1/2022

Experience and Education:  Two years of experience in occupational health safety programs, including conducting accident or safety investigations or designing and conducting employee safety training programs in an industrial setting; supplemented by a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in occupational health, industrial health, or a related field.  An equivalent combination of experience and education sufficient to perform the essential job functions and provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
Knowledge of:  Federal, State, and local occupational safety regulations; practices and methods for developing and administering a comprehensive safety program; accident prevention and investigation programs, including safety inspection practices and procedures; techniques to identify unsafe conditions and make appropriate recommendation for corrections; methods and practices for conducting accident and workplace safety audits and investigations; Citywide safety programs and safety practices; City and Department operations and associated safety issues; research methods and statistical analysis techniques; practices and methods in designing training programs; Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, and standards for employee health and safety; project administration; office procedures, methods, and equipment, including computers and applicable software such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Ability to:  Understand, explain, and interpret and apply complex Federal, State, and local requirements regulating workplace safety; exercise sound independent judgment and initiative within policy guidelines; effectively communicate orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, management, outside agencies, and internal customers; conduct accident and workplace safety investigations; areas of particular risk and develop programs to reduce risk; develop and conduct employee safety training programs; establish and maintain effective record keeping systems; prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive investigative reports and other materials; operate a computer and standard business software and equipment.

License/Certification Required:  Possession of a valid Class C driver's license.
Desirable certifications include: Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP-Green), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Associate Safety Professional (ASP), and/or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. The deadline for the first review of applications is on Monday, August, 22, 5:00PM.  Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants that apply after the first review are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment. This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review date. 
The selection process will consist of a minimum of skills examination and oral interview.

The eligibility list established from this recruitment may also be used to fill the current and/or additional vacancies throughout the City.

Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for this position.  Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration.  Stating "See Resume" is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application.  
The successful candidate will be required to undergo a reference / background check (to include a conviction record) and pass a post-offer pre-employment medical examination (which will include a drug/alcohol screening).  The City of Anaheim utilizes E-Verify and new employees must provide documentation to establish both identity and work authorization.
Communication regarding your application and/or status will be sent to the email address listed on your application.  Please check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as you will not receive communications by any other method.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Status: This listing expires on: 9/30/2022
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Organization Information
City of Anaheim Public Utilities Department
201 S Anaheim Blvd
Suite 501
Anaheim,  CA 92805
United States
(714) 765-5111
Lisa Wirtz