Position Information

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Safety Administrator
The City of Anaheim Public Utilities Department seeks a dynamic Safety Administrator to oversee the administration of the Public Utilities Department Safety program to maintain an organizational culture that values an accident-free workplace. The Safety Administrator conducts field inspections of electrical and water projects and facilities, conducts safety trainings, and ensures compliance with Cal/OSHA and all other federal, state, and local safety regulations. Duties include preventing employee injuries, identifying safety improvement opportunities, and reducing department liability due to safety considerations. The Safety Administrator will also coordinate assigned activities with the programs and activities of the City-wide Safety program and provide responsible staff assistance to the Environmental Services and Safety Manager and City Safety Manager.

Candidates must possess an equivalent combination of experience and education sufficient to perform the essential job functions and provide the required knowledge and abilities, such as five years of increasingly responsible experience in the development and administration of a utility specific safety and loss prevention program including experience with safety requirements; supplemented by a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in industrial safety, industrial hygiene, business administration or a related field.

Candidates that possess certifications such as Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP-Green), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Associate Safety Professional (ASP), and/or Certified industrial Hygienist (CIH) are highly desired.


Essential Functions

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.

Design, develop, and oversee the Public Utilities Department safety/health program; recommend and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for the safety program; identify resource needs; work with department management to develop a safety program strategic plan.

Provide highly responsible staff assistance to executive management and the Chief Risk Officer; report safety program results to the Utilities General Manager and the Assistant General Managers of Electric, Water, Finance, and Power Supply; provide quarterly management statistics to the Assistant General Managers regarding incident frequency and severity rates and vehicle accidents; assist in identifying areas for improvement; recommend appropriate course of action; ensure proper documentation.

Establish and implement a safety/health training plan; provide and/or coordinate staff training; develop new safety programs as needed that align with industry practices to insure Cal-OSHA compliance.

Direct and coordinate the Department Injury & Illness Prevention Program to reduce employee injury and insure Cal-OSHA compliance with safety standards; design and maintain a record keeping system of program activities; meet with department staff to address deficiencies.

Respond to emergencies involving employee or public injury or damage related to the Public Utilities Department; investigate employee accidents to determine cause, effect, liability, and prevention methods; analyze accident reports to determine frequency, loss trends and to recommend methods/procedures for mitigation.

Identify safety improvement opportunities with respect to work processes and procedures; review with appropriate management and staff; implement improvements and/or insure that improvements are made by respective department staff.

Review and evaluate third-party liability claims; make recommendations to lessen and/or eliminate the frequency and severity of third party incidents; monitor progress.

Conduct specialized studies; prepare and present reports related to safety and injury prevention programs.

Review, interpret, and apply complex safety/health regulations; oversee department safety/health regulatory actions; accompany regulatory agency personnel on investigation and enforcement inspections.

Develop and implement safety/health audit programs to identify recognized safety and health hazards; recommend and coordinate corrective actions; conduct independent audits of department facilities/work locations to insure compliance yearly and as needed to identify potential safety hazards and/or unsafe working conditions; recommend mitigation measures; research, evaluate, and recommend the purchase of safety equipment.

Manage the department safety incident investigation process; review, interpret, and apply safety/health laws to injuries, accidents, and incidents involving employees and the general public; conduct incident investigations; insure that investigations are completed within a timely manner in accordance with the General Manager's directive.

Design, develop, coordinate, and implement safety and health education programs; oversee the quarterly mandatory random drug/alcohol testing of department employees with Class A driver's licenses;

Review construction designs and specifications; formulate and implement solutions to mitigate noted discrepancies.

Serve as a professional safety/health source to the City Safety Manager; assist with safety and fire inspections of City facilities with insurance carriers as needed.

Develop safety policies and procedures to support the safety program; maintain and update department safety procedures; review, revise, and issue updated safety manuals to all department employees.

Develop and manage contracts for safety contractors to conduct training of department staff.

Develop and administer the safety program budget; forecast additional funds needed for equipment, materials, training and supplies; recommend adjustments as necessary.

Attend and participate in professional group meetings; oversee monthly department safety committees; maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the field of safety and health as well as new Cal/OSHA regulations and requirements; incorporate new developments as appropriate.

Perform related duties as required.
Position: Safety Administrator
Organization: City of Anaheim Public Utilities Department
Location: Anaheim,  CA 
United States
Salary: $95,932.00 - $143,898.00 Annually
Posting Start Date: 4/16/2024
Date Posted: 4/16/2024


Experience and Education: Five years of increasingly responsible experience in the development and administration of a utility specific safety and loss prevention program including experience with safety requirements; supplemented by a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in industrial safety, industrial hygiene, business administration 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: Principles and practices of safety program administration including legal processes, liability, and risk assessment; injury classification procedures and regulatory reporting requirements; adult learning principles and training techniques; standards and practice of safety and loss control; principles of industrial hygiene, ergonomics, toxicology, and the health effects of chemical exposure; general principles and procedures of engineering, construction, and design; practices of fire prevention and protection; use, function and operation of specialized technical measurement and testing equipment; investigative techniques; budgeting principles and cost control; principles of contract administration; principles of project administration; office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.

Ability to: Effectively design, develop, implement and administer a comprehensive safety training and injury prevention program; read, analyze and interpret laws and regulations; analyze records and develop recommendations; prioritize risks; foresee accident-causing conditions and develop proactive prevention measures; analyze and interpret legal regulations, rulings and decrees; effectively communicate program priorities; analyze complex problems and information, evaluate alternatives, and develop creative recommendations; make sound decisions and effectively solve problems and negotiate effective solutions; utilize the principles of project management; organize records; make sound decisions under stressful conditions relating to peoples safety and legal decisions; manage and facilitate meetings and processes; monitor and determine effectiveness of safety and health processes; prioritize activities; present ideas, manage conflict and gain agreement; represent the department effectively in meetings, including making presentations; create and maintain an effective record keeping system for safety and safety training program records; anticipate budgetary and contract needs; manage a program or contract within budget constraints; accurately outline scope of work for contracts; communicate and interface with contractors; operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, safety software programs, and database applications; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

License/Certification Required: Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license. Desirable Certifications (in order of preference) include Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP-Green).  Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Associate Safety Professional (ASP), and/or Certified industrial Hygienist (CIH).


Supplemental Information



 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 Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at 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
In order to be considered as an applicant for this position, you must apply through our website https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/anaheim.  This is the ONLY way to apply for this position.  If you have already applied for this position through the governmentjobs.com website, please do not apply again.
Status: This listing expires on: 6/15/2024
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City of Anaheim Public Utilities Department

Anaheim,  CA 92805
United States
Annette Avena