Occupational Safety and Health Programs Training Specialist

Location
Washington D.C
Posted
Jan 12, 2021
Closes
Jan 27, 2021
Ref
210017
Hours
Full Time
Metro's Department of Safety and Environmental Management is seeking to hire an Occupational Safety and Health Programs Training Specialist focusing in the areas of Occupational Safety and Safety Training. This position will work on developing, revising, and implementing department policies, safety and analytical reports, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). The successful candidate must have experience working in a fast-paced environment, excellent written and oral communication skills, and broad knowledge of and experience in the following (or similar) areas:
  • Safety Training;
  • Field Safety Inspections and Audits;
  • Safety Initiatives;
  • Safety Project Management;
  • Database Management;
  • Identifying Safety Hazards; and
  • Analytical Reporting

This position will also require the incumbent to travel to different locations within the Authority to conduct field visits. The incumbent will also be required to report out information and findings to upper management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Safety, Safety Management, Engineering, Transportation, Chemistry, Environmental Health or related field
  • In lieu of a bachelor's degree, a minimum of four (4) years performing and analyzing safety studies in areas where standards have not been developed. Assisting the development of action plans to identify and initiate corrective actions of safety hazards

Experience
  • Minimum five (5) years' experience in the development of Occupational Safety programs and the implementation of scientific tools and approaches to support operational safety

Certification/Licensure
  • Required to successfully pass RWP training within six (6) months of hire and to maintain RWP Qualification as a condition to perform core job duties

Preferred
  • Master's degree in Safety, Safety Management, Engineering, Transportation, Chemistry, Environmental Health

Medical Group:

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

SUMMARY

The Occupational Safety and Health Programs Training Specialist is responsible for developing programs designed to effectively reduce occupational risks and comply with regulatory requirements such as 29 CFR 1910/26 (OSHA Standards). Managing these programs encompasses establishing or improving existing policies, processes, and procedures; creating and delivering training courses; preparing inspection criteria and checklists for performing safety assurance oversight; evaluating complex problems and developing robust corrective action plans in response; and determining the data driven metrics needed to measure effectiveness and enable continuous improvement. Occupational Safety Programs include but are not limited to: Permit Required Confined Space, Control of Hazardous Energy, Hearing Conservation, Bloodborne Pathogens, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Additionally, this subject matter expert works across Metro to successfully advance compliance with Occupational Safety Programs and strengthens relationships with oversight from Washington Metrorail Safety Commission (WMSC) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) by delivering measurable results.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Establishes and/or improves existing policies, processes, and procedures associated with Occupational Safety Programs such as Control of Hazardous Energy, Permit Required Confined Space, Hearing Conversation, Bloodborne Pathogens and Personal Protective Equipment in compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Develops occupational safety training materials and teaches these courses to the applicable end-users.
  • Creates inspection criteria, checklists, and other tools necessary to perform safety assurance oversight that verifies compliance with program requirements.
  • Conducts complex safety studies in areas where standards have not been developed or where modifications appear to be necessary. Measures potential and actual results of system failures. Operates independently on special projects as an expert on complex system safety engineering matters.
  • Develops intervention strategies to resolve identified unsafe acts and conditions observed in the workplace. Develops action plans to identify and initiate corrective actions of safety hazards.
  • Determines the data driven metrics needed to measure effectiveness and enable continuous improvement.

The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report

Closing

WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

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