Safety Analyst Ii

Location
Lorton, Virginia
Salary
$63,213.07 - $105,355.12 Annually
Posted
Jun 11, 2022
Closes
Jun 25, 2022
Ref
22-00398
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

This job opportunity is being re-announced. Applicants who previously applied for this job do not need to re-apply; all applications will be considered.

The Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program (SWMP) is seeking an experienced professional to provide day-to-day management of the safety program at its I-95 Landfill Complex. The analyst reports to the SWMP Program Manager, Emergency Operations and Safety, and operates as part of a team that manages safety at two additional solid waste operations facilities.

Duties and responsibilities include:
  1. Monitoring, inspecting, and analyzing work areas, work procedures, equipment and materials to ensure compliance with various federal, state and local occupational safety and health laws, regulations, codes, and standards;
  2. Identifying, developing, managing, and tracking occupational safety and health programs, safety policies and procedures, and safety training programs for the I-95 Landfill and SWMP in compliance with all county, state and federal law regulations—including, but not limited to, personal protective equipment (PPE), confined space entry, trenching/excavation, lockout/tag-out, respiratory protection, powered industrial trucks, hazard communication, and work area hazard assessments;
  3. Engages in safe working practices by following safety guidelines, standards, and rules, maintaining an awareness of workplace hazards, and communicating safety concerns to other employees, supervisors, and safety analysts, and being accountable for safety performance and actions and displaying a commitment to practicing safe work behaviors;
  4. Investigating employee injuries, accidents, property loss, and near miss incidents, reviewing loss reports, evaluating trends, and making recommendations for programmatic changes/corrective actions.

This position requires a strong working knowledge of and experience with OSHA general industry and construction standards. The reporting location for this position will be the I-95 Landfill Complex at 9850 Furnace Road in Lorton, Virginia. This position is designated as one of the agency's emergency personnel positions, essential during inclement weather or other types of construction emergencies. As such, the position is subject to 24-hour on-call and must be able to work emergency overtime, including after-hours and weekend work during emergency incidents.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
  • Ensures compliance with federal, State and local laws, regulations, codes and standards, e.g., Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH), American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) laws, in the areas of fire prevention and protection, occupational safety, food service management, emergency first aid, pesticide spraying, and fuel dispensing operations, by conducting regular safety audits of county sites;
  • Ensures compliance with the Virginia Hazard Communication Act by conducting periodic physical inventory of all hazardous substances and by maintaining the master reference set of data sheets for all hazardous substances used or stored at various county sites;
  • Investigates accidents and injuries to determine the source of hazards and provides recommendations for corrective action;
  • Compiles accident and/or injury reports;
  • Investigates safety and health issues, concerns and complaints and provides feedback to citizens and/or employees;
  • Conducts job hazard analysis to mitigate risks;
  • Conducts and coordinates safety, health, and loss control training programs for county personnel;
  • Conducts DMV annual review of employee driving records;
  • Uses database software to update, compile and analyze safety, loss control and worker's compensation data;
  • Develops reports based on accident and injury statistics, identifying trends and patterns;
  • Compiles, maintains, evaluates, researches and analyzes safety management data to measure and recommend improvement of safety programs, processes and policies;
  • Makes recommendations to management to reduce safety exposure based on statistical analysis, accident investigations, audits and inspections;
  • Keeps abreast of federal and state safety legislation to assess impact on existing programs or to evaluate the need for implementing changes to safety programs or initiatives;
  • Develops, conducts and/or coordinates occupational safety, health, and loss control training and/or education programs to meet agency specific needs and mandated requirements.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of employee safety and loss prevention and VOSH and other related regulatory standards and laws;
  • Knowledge of accident investigative and review techniques;
  • Knowledge of occupational safety statistical analysis;
  • Knowledge of developing, delivering and measuring safety training programs;
  • Knowledge of state workers compensation program and regulations;
  • Ability to collect, analyze and interpret statistical data;
  • Ability to develop and conduct safety related training;
  • Ability to conduct safety and health audits and inspections;
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise written reports for management;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in safety sciences, industrial hygiene, safety management, loss prevention or closely related field; plus two years of professional safety program experience.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Confined Space Certification within 3 months of hire.
  • CPR within 3 months of hire.
  • First Aid within 3 months of hire.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree in safety, industrial hygiene, occupational safety and health, a natural science, engineering, or a related discipline and three or more years of relevant construction safety management experience, including general industry/construction work site safety and training programs. Three years or more of experience of OSHA and VOSH regulations (general industry and construction). Three years or more of experience with accident investigation reports and documentation.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work is performed in an office, on-site at solid waste management facilities, and on the road for collection/transport operations. The employee may be exposed to dangerous machinery, loud noises, extreme weather conditions, hazardous chemicals, odors, and infectious diseases and may be required to lift and/or carry heavy, bulky items, equipment, supplies and materials weighing up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or keyboard, reach with hands and arms, stoop, and talk and hear. The employee must also be able to read, write, and interpret written documents. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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