Safety & Compliance Director

Posted: 04/25/2021

Submit resume by going to, clicking on Career Opportunities, reviewing the description and following directions to submit cover letter and resume. We will not accept mailed, faxed, hand-delivered or directly emailed resumes. Do not send to department – it will not be processed. Resumes will be accepted until position is filled. GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES Under the direction of the Division Manager of Public Works, responsible for providing technical and administrative guidance in the design and implementation of the Public Works Department’s safety and health training, process safety management and regulatory compliance programs. Provides support for City-wide safety activities in cooperation with other City departments. Performs related work as assigned. May act on behalf of the Division Manager in his absence. No direct supervisory responsibilities. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only) These functions are essential for successful performance in this job classification. 1. Conducts needs assessment, plans, develops and conducts safety and health regulatory compliance training modules. 2. Promotes safety through direct interaction with employees regarding the importance of safe work habits. 3. Promotes safety through safety awareness campaigns. 4. Instructs and assists employees in identifying work place hazards and solicits input in creating a safer work environment. 5. Plans and coordinates the provision of training by industrial representatives and program experts. 6. Researches and analyzes Federal and State laws and regulations to identify new and modify existing programs. 7. Develops and maintains, including updating as needed, a comprehensive division-wide policies and procedures safety manual. 8. Maintains a Public Works technical and safety training library. 9. Conducts field audits and inspections of plants, facilities, equipment and operational procedures to identify safety and health related hazards, problems, concerns and trends. 10. Coordinates employee safety teams and facilitates their completion of incident investigations and reports. 11. Investigates and inspects work-related activities to correct hazardous working conditions, unsafe practices and ensures compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act. 12. Monitors, reports and evaluates training actions, compliance issues and operational aspects of the City’s Respiratory Protection, Hazard Communication, Confined Space Entry, Lockout/Tagout, Emergency Preparedness and Process Safety Management program. 13. Communicates with State and Federal agencies regarding safety requirements and training as needed. 14. Researches funding and grant sources for safety educations and training. 14. Other related duties as requested. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES 1. Comprehensive knowledge of occupational safety theories, job safety analysis techniques and safety inspection procedures. 2. Comprehensive knowledge of Federal and State occupational safety and health laws, regulations and procedures related to the water and wastewater industry. 3. Knowledge of adult education principles and practices. 4. Good knowledge of occupational health injuries, diseases, and diagnosis. 5. Knowledge of quality management principles such as ISO 9001 standards, tools and team development. 6. Ability to coordinate and provide training programs, maintain safety and training records and develop and interpret statistical reports; ability to oversee the implementation of safety and health programs, policies and procedures; ability to monitor, evaluate and recommend changes to safety and health programs. 7. Ability to analyze job safety and accident data to develop, evaluate and modify accident prevention plans. 8. Ability to communicate effectively and establish and maintain effective working relationships with other City employees, supervisory personnel, contract training providers and State and Federal occupational safety personnel. 9. Ability to prepare accurate and reliable written and computer-generated reports containing safety, health and training findings, conclusions and recommendations. 10. Ability to operate a personal computer program applications appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities. 11. Ability to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology. 12. Ability to consult and communicate orally and in writing to read, analyze, record and interpret complex technical data, review materials on a variety of projects, present facts and findings clearly and concisely, give advice and recommendations and respond to questions by the public, public officials, coworkers and contractors. 13. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other City departments, supervisor and subordinates. 14. Ability to work with people from a broad variety of social, economic, racial, ethnic and educational backgrounds. ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE & TRAINING 1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Hygiene, Safety or Occupational Health or closely related field; considerable experience providing adult training and developing safety and health regulatory compliance programs. OR Any equivalent combination of experience, education and training that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. 2. Certification as an Occupational Safety & Health Technician (OHST) and/or Certified Environmental Trainer (CET) as issued by the Board of Certified Safety Professional (BCSP) or must obtain within time period as determined by Division Manager of Public Works. 3. Current driver's license and good driving record based on City of Waterloo driver performance criteria. MISCELLANEOUS 1. Willing to comply with City of Waterloo residency policy concerning emergency response time within six month probationary period (must live within 30 mile radius of Waterloo City Hall); must maintain a local telephone number. 2. The City of Waterloo reserves the right to require a physical examination, including a drug test, by a physician of the City’s choice to determine if an applicant is capable of performing the essential functions of the job classification. 3. The City of Waterloo will conduct a background investigation including employment, education, motor vehicle and criminal history checks on any applicant being considered for this position. 4. Must submit to and pass oral interview(s). WORK SCHEDULE Generally 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with one-hour unpaid lunch. Hours may vary based on flexible scheduling or needs of the department. Must be available outside of and in addition to these hours for City meetings, Council meetings and emergency activities that require the attendance of the Safety and Compliance Director. Will be required to be on call as required by the Public Works Division Manager.

Type of Employment: Full-Time

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