Safety & Emergency Management Specialist (Safety Analyst)

$61,299.89 - $102,166.48 Annually
Jan 07, 2019
Jan 28, 2019
Analyst, Management
Full Time
Multiple positions are being recruited for in the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services within the Wastewater Management and Stormwater Management Divisions.

Provides a key management role with hands-on field participation to support department operations. Duties are as follows:
  • Develop, conduct or arrange for employee safety and health training required under agency programs. Such programs include, but are not limited to permit required confined space, lockout-tagout, excavation & trenching, slips, trips and falls, personal protective equipment, powered industrial trucks, electrical and arc-flash, hazard communication, fire extinguisher, Virginia Department of Transportation flagging and work zone, and environmental safety.
  • Ensure that training records are maintained for tracking and legal purposes (electronic and/or hard copy).
  • Write, review and update all required written safety and health programs.
  • Assist in the administration of the agency contractor safety and health program
  • Manage the agency industrial hygiene/air sampling program, which includes the use of direct reading four gas (H2S, CO, CH4, O2) air monitors.
  • Assist in vehicle accident and/or job related injury investigations and maintaining required documentation.
  • Advocate for safety improvement regarding agency procedures, processes and operations when prudent.
  • Manage the agency CDL program.
  • Manage and populate the agency software system (DriveCam) designed to identify and correct unsafe employee driving behavior(s).
  • Assist in the development and improvement of the agency emergency management program, including arranging for and tracking employee required emergency management trainings, participation in and administration of annual drills and table top exercises, and updating the continuity of operations plan (COOP).
  • Serve as a point of contact for agency related safety and health concerns.
  • Develop and ensure job hazard assessments and safety manuals are periodically updated to conform to current safety requirements.
  • Serves as agency workers compensation coordinator.
  • Coordinates with the risk management division on accident reports. Coordinates with agency personnel and doctors regarding medical treatment and therapy for job related injuries.
  • Represents the agency and participates as a member of the department Safety Committee.
The Stormwater position is located at 10635 West Drive, Fairfax Va.
The Wastewater position is located at 6000 Freds Oak Road, Burke Va.

EMERGENCY SERVICE PERSONNEL DESIGNATION: Wastewater & Stormwater management positions are responsible for providing uninterrupted sewer/stormwater service to residents during extreme inclement weather or other emergencies. This position may be designated as emergency service personnel at any time by the DPWES director or division director. As such, this position is subject to 24-hour on-call and may be required to report to work during extreme inclement weather or other emergencies, including after-hours and weekend work during emergency incidents to fulfill emergency service duties. Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • 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;
  • 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.
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.

  • Working knowledge of OSHA general industry (29 CFR 1910) and recordkeeping (1904) standards;
  • Strong interpersonal skills including an ability to develop relationships with field staff through senior staff;
  • Experience working around field construction equipment (backhoes, skid steers, dump trucks, etc.);
  • Experience presenting and conducting training to groups of all sizes;
  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office suite programs;
  • Strong writing skills.
A valid driver's license is required.

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.

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 75 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 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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