Supports the Stormwater Division mission by establishing goals, by problem-solving, and by participating in various work teams for the integration of Stormwater Management's safety program into operations. Integration is facilitated by developing a safety awareness program for both field and office staff, developing dynamic classroom and field occupational safety and health training, maintaining expertise in applicable industry safety standards, and evaluating work areas, procedures, policies, and equipment to ensure compliance with federal, state, local, and agency safety laws, regulations, and standards. Aids with workplace incident investigations and reports, identifies trends, and prepares other related documentation. Also develops relationships with other agency representatives through participation in the department safety council.
Stormwater Management is comprised of three divisions with approximately 160 employees who develop, promote and implement strategies to protect the county's stormwater infrastructure and preserve and improve the natural ecosystem. The agency also provides emergency response to flooding, snow, and other designated emergencies.
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in industrial engineering, safety management, loss prevention or closely related field; plus two years of comprehensive safety programs experience.
Experience with maintenance/construction work site safety and training programs. Working knowledge of OSHA and VOSH regulations, specifically pertaining to maintenance/construction. Working knowledge of DOT commercial driver's licensing requirements. Experience with accident investigation and documentation.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid driver's license.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer. Is required to be available twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week (24/7) to respond to snow, flooding, and other designated emergencies on an as needed basis.
Ability to communicate with the public. Pushing, pulling, lifting, bending, stooping, walking, and climbing in and out of catch basins and manholes. Ability to remove and replace manhole covers, which weigh up to 50 pounds. Physically and mentally able to use all applicable personal protective equipment in an outdoor environment, including hardhat, eye protection, hearing protection, safety footwear, long pants, sleeved shirt, and personal fall arrest harness. Must be physically and mentally capable of performing confined space entry operations with entry via 21" manholes with vertical descent using integral or portable ladders. Entry includes use of all applicable protective equipment and documentation. Protective equipment specific to confined space work includes hardhat, eye protection, safety toe boots, personal fall arrest harness, emergency retrieval systems, and atmospheric monitoring equipment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Panel interview and may include a written exercise.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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 711. EEO/AA/TTY.