SAFETY PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Location
Arlington, Virginia
Salary
$60,257.60 - $119,724.80 Annually
Posted
Sep 02, 2021
Closes
Oct 07, 2021
Ref
1173-22A-HRD-BL
Hours
Full Time
Position Information
Arlington County's Department of Human Resources is seeking a Safety Program Coordinator to implement and administer all Safety, Health, Environmental and Property loss control policies and safe practices to achieve full compliance with local, state, federal and county regulations including but not limited to OSHA and NFPA. Additionally, this position will coordinate with vendors and be responsible for the direction and administration of the loss control program to prevent injury, liability, and damage to property.

The Safety Program Coordinator will be part of the Risk Management team and will conduct or assist departments' safety administrators in the investigations of accidents or near accidents including determining cause, assessing property damage, and preparing reports with recommended corrective actions.

Specific duties include:

  • Conducting and coordinating with vendors regular compliance audits and safety inspections of County facilities including the physical location, equipment and company vehicles while initiating corrective actions to eliminate hazards and promote a safe work environment;
  • Monitoring and ensuring that facility fire protection system and safety equipment are fully functional to include arranging all scheduled testing as required by the organization's insurers, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) regulations;
  • Creating and updating a Safety Manual for County-wide safety and loss prevention;
  • Conducting monthly safety and Vehicle Review Incident Committee (VRIC) meetings as well as coordinating ongoing safety trainings for all levels of staff as needed or required;
  • Ensuring the accuracy of the accident recording system or Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) log and analyzing accident trends in order to recommend loss prevention strategies;
  • Staying current on industry issues and maintaining active certifications;
  • Controlling the introduction and use of hazardous chemicals in all departments, and monitoring of the County-wide Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) compliance;
  • Leading efforts to comply with environmental regulations and developing measures to address ergonomics, air quality, and other aspects of workplace safety that could affect the health and well-being of employees; and
  • Administering the Commercial Drivers License (CDL) County-wide program, and staying current with regulations to update the County's Driver Policy which includes but is not limited to the Department of Transportation regulations and Clearinghouse.
The ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to collaborate with all levels within the County; strong analytical and problem-solving skills; strong interpersonal skills to build relationships; the ability to adapt to a fast-paced working environment; and strong time management skills.

Selection Criteria
Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Safety Management, Industrial Hygiene or related field plus substantial experience managing or administering a safety program.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Desirable: Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:

  • Certified Safety Professional;
  • Substantial experience in loss control with an emphasis in property, fire protection and life safety;
  • Experience developing and implementing loss prevention and safety goal strategies;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and the use of pivot tables and the development of charts and graphics;
  • Experience with technical research and written and verbal technical communications; and/or
  • Experience with coaching and the demonstrated ability of helping others understand complex technical issues.

Special Requirements
A successful applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide, a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

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