Manager III (Occupational Safety & Health Manager), Grade M3

Montgomery County Government
Rockville, Maryland
May 25, 2023
Jun 12, 2023
Management, Other
Full Time

Manager III (Occupational Safety & Health Manager), Grade M3

Montgomery County Government

Department of Finance

Rockville, MD

Salary Range: $82,068 - $148,607

Are you ready to be a leader in an award-winning organization that is committed to innovation and excellence in risk management operations and administration?

Who we are looking for

Montgomery County, Maryland, Department of Finance (Finance) is seeking an energetic and results-oriented professional with proven experience administering and enforcing safety and occupational health programs and engaging enterprise-wide in collaborative, mission critical relationships, to join our management team (Manager III).

Who we are

Montgomery County is one of Maryland’s outstanding places to live and work. With the largest population in Maryland at over one million residents and located near the Nation’s capital, the County is one of the most affluent jurisdictions in Maryland and the nation. Montgomery County has a strong and diverse economy, with the 4th highest concentration of biotech in the U.S., corporate headquarters to industry leaders like Marriott and Lockheed Martin, and is home to 32 federal facilities. Demographically, the County is approximately 42.9% white; 20.1% Hispanic or Latino; 20.1% Black or African American and 15.6% Asian. 91% of adult residents have at least a high school diploma while 57.8% hold a bachelor’s or higher degree. The Department of Finance includes Controller operations (accounts payable, general accounting, and payroll); Fiscal Management (debt management, investing, cash management, and revenue and economic forecasting); Treasury (tax billing and collection, and cashiering); and Risk Management (information below). Our team includes nationally recognized professionals and programs, including most recently earning a National Association of Counties Achievement Award for our enhanced and proactive safety culture.

Finance’s Division of Risk Management provides risk management programs and services to County departments and agencies, including Workers’ Compensation, Automobile and General Liability and Property coverage, training and consulting in occupational safety and health, and consulting services for insurance and contractual matters.

Your Role as Safety Manager

This highly visible role in Finance’s Division of Risk Management manages and oversees all operational and administrative functions of the Safety Section, a Countywide program to promote and maintain a healthy and safe workplace. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a wide-ranging and diverse portfolio of operations. In this position, it is imperative to promote cooperation and consensus building through collaboration and persuasion with internal and external partners to accomplish the objectives of the program. This position reports to the Chief, Division of Risk Management.

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

• Explaining the vision for the program’s mission to internal and external audiences and structuring partnerships to accomplish its work, stating the objectives and goals, and describing how the program’s responsibilities are shared among partner organizations.

• Developing, updating, evaluating, and monitoring County policies and procedures that pertain to safety and health operations and administration, including employee training and development, and documenting and communicating all activity to support these practices.

• Managing strategically within broadly outlined and multifaceted guidelines to resolve sensitive and complex issues, establishing priorities and target areas for accident prevention, and recommending solutions, prevention measures, and other avenues for improvement in the safety and health program.

• Analyzing data to track and monitor inputs, resources, and results; and proactively recommending changes in program operations to improve outcomes.

• Staying apprised of changes in safety laws at federal, state, and local levels.

• Supervising a team of Occupational Safety and Health Specialists as well as overseeing the Worksite Safety Coordinator program.

• As a manager/supervisor of unionized employees, this position has a responsibility for fostering a positive labor relations environment based on mutual trust, respect, and cooperation. A criminal background and credit history check will be conducted on the selected candidate prior to appointment and will be a significant factor in the hiring decision.


Education: Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in Occupational Safety and Health.

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

Preferred Criteria

All applicants will be reviewed by OHR for minimum qualifications. Applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be rated “Qualified,” placed on the Eligible List, and may be considered for interview. Taking the time to address them in your resume is recommended. Preference for interviews will be given to applicants with experience in the following: 

1. Administering and enforcing Safety and Occupational Health principles, methods, and techniques and applicable federal, state, and local laws

2. Using applications and systems and analyzing data to track and monitor the effectiveness of Safety Management programs and compliance with established monitoring requirements.

3.Identifying hazardous conditions and developing measures to control or eliminate vulnerabilities and risks and communicating resolutions.

4.Conducting comprehensive safety assessments, and developing and managing safety and occupational health programs with positive outcomes

5. Leading safety and occupational health training and education, in-person and online, for a wide range of people/position levels

6. Fostering and maintaining collaborative and positive working relationships in a diverse environment

7. Possession of: Certified Safety Professional (CSP) administered by the National Safety Council; Public Sector Safety and Health Fundamentals Certificate(s) (administered by the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration); or Industrial Safety & Health Specialist Certificate (administered by the Mid Atlantic OSHA Training Institute Education Center).

Montgomery County Government offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

To view the complete job announcement and to apply, please visit our website at and click on the “Search for Jobs at MCG” tab. Read the full job description under the “General Professional” Job Category.

The requisition number is IRC58340.

Interested candidates must create an online account in order to apply.

This Recruitment Closes June 12, 2023

All resume submissions must address the preferred criteria for the position, which are listed in the full advertisement, preferably in a separate section of the resume.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Resume Preparation Tips listed under the “Career Resources” tab on the Office of Human Resource’s MCG Careers webpage.


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