Safety Coordinator (safety Analyst Ii)

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$63,213.07 - $105,355.12 Annually
Posted
Oct 02, 2021
Closes
Oct 16, 2021
Ref
21-02049
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Take your career to the next level as the Safety Coordinator for one of the most highly-regarded park systems in the country. With more than 25,000 acres of parkland, nine RECenters, eight golf courses, three lakefront parks, and more, FCPA is an exciting organization to be a part of and there are many opportunities for staff to make a difference at every level.

Serves the primary lead for coordinating systems and solutions to ensure employee and patron safety as well as environmental protection. The position requires someone who is passionate about people and parks, enjoys a challenging, fast-paced work environment, and has a knack for working in a collaborative environment. This position works with multiple teams to implement a wide range of compliance initiatives through hands-on field work, interactive training, and project management. The selected candidate must be dedicated to providing the highest level of service to employees and citizens, and work in a division where teamwork is an essential function. This person must be a motivated problem-solver that can serve as a liaison with other County departments while working to implement safety and environmental programming into system-wide innovations and sustainable risk prevention solutions. This full-time position is ideal for someone that wants to make a difference in their community and enjoys the challenge of a job that is everchanging.

ABOUT THIS ROLE:
The selected candidate for this position will:
  • Provide oversight for all employee, patron, and environmental safety compliance for the department
  • Assist department managers in developing effective training strategies, ensuring all required trainings are offered and tracked.
  • Manage centralized training tracking system.
  • Oversee regulatory programs.
  • Track compliance with accreditation standards.
  • Perform complex technical work related to a wide range of safety and environmental initiatives.
  • Partner with other departments on projects and programs that enhance safety and reduce risk for the department.
  • Provide technical assistance, consultation, training, and guidance on environmental and safety policies and regulations to all departmental staff
  • Conduct audits and inspections, making recommendations for corrective actions and control measures.
  • Prepare professional reports and documents to support regulatory filings and submissions
  • Create, deliver and track engaging and effective outreach and education programs for new hires and existing employees
  • Represent the department on cross functional teams and committees; liaison with the Risk Management Division and Emergency Operations Center
  • Review and track patron and employee injury reports and take appropriate action to prevent reoccurrences.
  • Initiate insurance claims reimbursement program for damage to Park properties.
  • Manage driver safety program to ensure driver eligibility.


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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Health & Safety, Environmental Science, Risk Management, or a related field
  • 3+ years experience in program and safety compliance for a parks and recreation agency
  • Experience working for an accredited parks and recreation agency
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Driver's License (Required)

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
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.

The appointee to this position must submit to a criminal background check, child protective services registry and driver's license check to the satisfaction of the employer.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Sedentary with walking and lifting less than 25 pounds. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview; 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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