Safety Manager (management Analyst Iii)

Fairfax, Virginia
$72,190.56 - $120,316.98 Annually
Mar 18, 2023
Apr 08, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

Fairfax County’s Solid Waste Management Program (SWMP) seeks a Safety Manager who is highly motivated, brings enthusiasm, and Safety/Emergency Management expertise to SWMP. This position leads agency operations and administration in health and safety, emergency management and oversees SWMP Safety Program staff. Serves as the department point of contact for emergency management and COOP issues, represents the county on regional emergency management teams and serves as the agency’s lead on DriveCam, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Clearinghouse, and driver training programs.

Develops and manages occupational safety and health programs and, safety training programs for SWMP including three off site locations. Tracks safety programs and oversees training for compliance with 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 assessment. Maintains statistical records pertaining to the agency's safety and training programs. 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, being accountable for safety performance and actions and displaying a commitment to practicing safe work behaviors, so that the workplace is a safe environment. Coordinates the drug and alcohol testing requirements for SWMP in conjunction with Human Resources and annual license transcript review. Learn about us.

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.

Fairfax County Government is committed to our employees, and offer comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Through LiveWell and the Benefits Division, we endeavor to cultivate a culture of wellbeing that empowers, educates and engages employees and retirees to make life-long choices that promote a holistic approach to their physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual and financial wellness. Please review our awesome benefits in the following links:Note: The assigned functional areas of this position are Safety and Emergency Management.

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 description.)
  • Independently designs, develops, and coordinates ongoing department programs and special projects;
  • Performs a wide range of professional-level management work for more than one broad administrative function including complex analysis and diverse project management in a lead capacity;
  • Coordinates and manages the work of administrative, para-professional, and/or professional-level staff in the day-to-day activities of selected projects. Plans, organizes, and coordinates changes to the policies, procedures, or processes related to multiple administrative functions (financial, procurement, budget, human resources, contract or grants administration, information technology systems, etc.);
  • Plans and conducts or oversees studies or research activities to ensure program quality, determine unmet needs or ensure efficacy of existing programs;
  • Provides guidance, recommendations, and advice to departmental managers;
  • Serves on committees, task forces, and management teams to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of existing management/administrative systems;
  • Writes, edits, and finalizes reports and presentations and presents findings and recommendations to department senior managers.

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).
  • Considerable knowledge of mission, goals, and objectives of the organizational unit, program, or activities to which incumbent is assigned;
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques relating to the functional area of business operation (e.g. personnel, budgeting and financial management, contract administration and management);
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques governing management, organization, operations and programmatic services;
  • Ability to identify possible solutions for solving business problems;
  • Ability to evaluate proposals and solutions in terms of benefits, costs, and overall impact on the project, program, or organization;
  • Ability to make oral presentations to department management, other departments, or the public;
  • Ability to write detailed, accurate reports, grants, or solicitations for pertinent areas of administration;
  • Ability to use word processing and presentation software to prepare documents, and to use spreadsheet and statistical analysis software packages to store, manipulate, analyze and present data;
  • Ability to supervise and train staff;
  • Ability to lead assigned employees, including delegating and reviewing work assignments, providing coaching and guidance, monitoring and evaluating performance, and supporting training and development planning.

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")
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in field related to the assigned functional area; plus four years of professional work experience with in the functional area.

Valid driver's license.

The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • Two or more years of experience Health and Safety Program Management;
  • Two years of experience collecting/analyzing data and reporting on statistics;
  • Three years or more of experience with OSHA and VOSH regulations pertaining to work site safety and training;
  • Three years of experience in operating safety procedures for county, state and federal regulatory safety compliance;
  • One year experience in policy updates and development;
  • Five or more years of experience utilizing Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
Ability to communicate with the public and employees. Ability to sit, stand, and walk around the facility. Ability to move/lift 20 pound objects. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include 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.DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.govEEO/AA/TTY.

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