Safety Analyst Ii

Lorton, Virginia
$63,213.07 - $105,355.12 Annually
Oct 02, 2021
Oct 16, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

Position is located at the Norman M. Cole Pollution Control Plant in Lorton, Virginia, a 67-MGD advanced wastewater treatment facility with 136 employees in various trades, engineering, administrative and management fields. Tracks safety program requirements and trains individuals or groups for compliance with county, state, and federal laws/regulations including but not limited to personal protective equipment (PPE), confined space entry, trenching/excavation, lockout/tag-out, respiratory protection, powered industrial trucks, hazard communications, and assessing work area hazards. Provides training to employees to prevent personal injuries, vehicle accidents, and equipment damage. Maintains statistical records pertaining to the department's safety and training programs. Engages in safe working practices by conforming to safety guidelines, standards, and rules, maintaining an awareness for workplace hazards, and communicating safety concerns to other employees, supervisors, and management. Accountable for safety records such as near miss, injury, or accident reporting. Assists with updating and/or revising department level emergency plans including but not limited to the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) and the Emergency Action Plan (EAP). Acts as the Agency's Drive Cam Program Specialist. Direct knowledge and experience with bulk chemical and fuel storage safety to include product receiving, transfer, storage, and use. Direct experience performing as an emergency essential personnel.

Position may be underfilled as a Safety Analyst I; the Underfill Requirements are stated below in the Employment Standards section.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
  • Ensures compliance with federal, State and local laws, regulations, codes and standards, e.g., Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH), American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) laws, in the areas of fire prevention and protection, occupational safety, food service management, emergency first aid, pesticide spraying, and fuel dispensing operations, by conducting regular safety audits of county sites;
  • Ensure compliance with the Virginia Hazard Communication Act by conducting periodic physical inventory of all hazardous substances and by maintaining the master reference set of data sheets for all hazardous substances used or stored at various county sites;
  • Investigates accidents and injuries to determine the source of hazards and provides recommendations for corrective action;
  • Compiles accident and/or injury reports;
  • Investigates safety and health issues, concerns and complaints and provides feedback to citizens and/or employees;
  • Conducts job hazard analysis to mitigate risks;
  • Conducts and coordinates safety, health, and loss control training programs for county personnel;
  • Conducts DMV annual review of employee driving records;
  • Uses database software to update, compile and analyze safety, loss control and worker's compensation data;
  • Develops reports based on accident and injury statistics, identifying trends and patterns;
  • Compiles, maintains, evaluates, researches and analyzes safety management data to measure and recommend improvement of safety programs, processes and policies;
  • Makes recommendations to management to reduce safety exposure based on statistical analysis, accident investigations, audits and inspections;
  • Keeps abreast of federal and state safety legislation to assess impact on existing programs or to evaluate the need for implementing changes to safety programs or initiatives;
  • Develops, conducts and/or coordinates occupational safety, health, and loss control training and/or education programs to meet agency specific needs and mandated requirements.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • 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;
  • Knowledge of occupational safety statistical analysis;
  • Knowledge of developing, delivering and measuring safety training programs;
  • Knowledge of state workers compensation program and regulations;
  • 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.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in safety sciences, industrial hygiene, safety management, loss prevention or closely related field; plus two years of professional safety program experience.

This vacancy may be underfilled at the level of Safety Analyst I (Grade S22, $54,761 - $91,269). The employment standards for the Safety Analyst I are: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in safety sciences, industrial hygiene, safety management, loss prevention or closely related field. Click here to view the complete details and KSAs for the Safety Analyst I. Upon completion of an underfill agreement (which will require that the employee meet the employment standards stated above in addition to obtaining competencies defined by the hiring agency) the employee will be elevated to the level of Safety Analyst II.

Valid driver's license.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a pre-employment physical examination, and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

Safety or Emergency Management certifications, specialized training, and/or OSHA CFR 1926 knowledge a plus. 3+ years of experience in Water, Wastewater, or Industrial settings. Working knowledge of OSHA and VOSH regulations, as well as knowledge of federal, state and local laws, regulation and codes. Public speaking or training experience for groups of 10 or more employees. Strong work ethic, attention to detail and critical thinking skills. Experience managing a dashboard camera fleet monitoring system and working knowledge of CDL compliance.

Ability to read and write, climb ladders and to drive and visit work areas for safety
Required to satisfactorily complete a medical examination to the satisfaction of the employee prior to appointment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status 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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