Safety Analyst Ii

Fairfax, Virginia
$65,747.97 - $109,579.81 Annually
Dec 03, 2022
Dec 17, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

Fairfax County boasts a top-notch school system, safe neighborhoods, thousands of acres of parkland, and bustling town centers. County government sits at the heart of this dynamic community of almost 1.2 million residents and seeks employees eager to bring their energy, enthusiasm and skills to serve Fairfax residents and to shape the county's future. Land Development Services (LDS) is the steward of the county's land development and building construction codes and regulations, and its staff members embrace their essential role as "first preventers." Every day, through careful review, permitting and inspection of site and building construction, our staff protect the health, safety, welfare, and environment for those who live in, work in, and visit Fairfax County. Our department also serves as the gateway to much of the county's economic development, reviewing over 30,000 building and site plan submissions, issuing nearly 70,000 building permits, and conducting over 220,000 building and site inspections each year. If you would like to join a creative, collaborative, innovative team doing meaningful work, then LDS is the place for you.

Fairfax County's Land Development Services (LDS) is recruiting a highly motivated Safety Analyst II to lead and assist in the implementation of LDS' occupational safety and health programs. Under general supervision develops and manages occupational health, safety, and training programs for Land Development Services. Works directly with Risk Management on Worker Comp claims. Monitors, inspects, and analyzes county work sites, work procedures, equipment, materials, and processes to ensure compliance with various federal, state, and local occupational safety and health laws, regulations, codes, and standards. Responsible for the Drive Cam Program and works with supervisors for all coaching. Provides guidance and training to employees to prevent personal injuries, vehicle accidents and equipment damage. Coordinates with human resources division the statistical records pertaining to the agency's safety and training programs. Compiles with LDS' safety program and guidelines. Position requires incumbent to operate a motor vehicle to drive to/from construction sites, offsite meetings, training and/or conferences. Complies with county, agency, and job specific training, including but limited to Emergency Management and Safety related courses.

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

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.

Valid driver's license.

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.
This position is considered "Emergency Service Personnel."

  • Four or more years of professional safety program experience.
  • Experience with Drive Cam or similar on-board camera systems.
  • Experience with accident investigations.
  • Experience developing safety policies and procedures.
  • Possess safety certifications - Construction Health and Safety Technician and Certified Safety Professional.
  • Authorized to teach OSHA Construction 10/30 Hour class.
  • Experience in developing, presenting, conducting training workshops and instructional materials to groups of all sizes.
  • Experience working around field construction equipment (backhoes, skid steers, dump trucks, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal skills including an ability to develop relationships with field staff through senior staff.
  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office suite programs.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.

Ability to lift 50 pounds with assistance. Ability to lift boxes, supplies, coats, boots, PPE equipment, move tables/chairs for training, etc. Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment. Ability to work in adverse weather. Ability to crawl, crouch, stoop, and work in uncomfortable conditions. Ability to walk/traverse through and over various terrain. Ability to climb ladders with required safety equipment. Ability to operate motor vehicle. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include practical exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

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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