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Senior Safety Specialist

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Senior Safety Specialist   

JOB TITLE:

Senior Safety Specialist

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Orange County, CA Capellen United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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SALARY INFORMATION
In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive a salary range increase on the following date:
Effective June 28, 2024 4.
25% increase
Effective June 27, 2025 4.
00% increase
Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

This recruitment is open to the public and is being held to establish an eligible list to fill current and future Senior Safety Specialist vacancies within OC Waste & Recycling, the County of Orange, Office of Risk Management and/or other County of Orange agencies.
This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications.



DEADLINE TO APPLY

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately, as the recruitment will close at 11:59PM on February 22, 2024.


The Department

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is an organization dedicated to providing waste management services, protecting the environment, and promoting resource recovery in order to preserve the life of our landfills and ensure a safe and healthy community for current and future generations.
OCWR operates three active regional landfills (North, Central, South), four household hazardous waste collection centers, material recovery (metal, mattresses, green waste), three compost facilities, monitors 20 closed landfills, and administers municipal solid waste collection, recycling, and planning for County unincorporated areas.
OCWR is a nationally renowned waste management department responsible for a network of sanitary landfills and is committed to its exceptional record of regulatory compliance and excellence.

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The Opportunity
The Senior Safety Specialist for OC Waste & Recycling will support an employee-driven safety culture while collaborating with Site Designated Safety Representatives to develop and administer staff training on various safety topics in multiple areas such as Cal/OSHA regulatory programs, heavy equipment operation which includes the use of simulator as necessary, accident investigation, high hazard topics, contractor safety and emergency management.
This position will work from an assigned OCWR facility during regular operational hours which may involve exposure to inclement weather, loud noises, hazardous chemicals, and heavy equipment.
Additionally, the position may be required to report to County Facilities outside assigned region during nights and weekends in response to incident or declared disaster and may be required to represent the department at the Orange County Operational Area Emergency Operations Center (EOC) as needed for emergencies and natural disasters.


Primary responsibilities include the following:

The Ideal Candidate & Core Competencies

Although not required, candidates who possess a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Associate Safety Professional (ASP), General Industry (Completion of OSHA Courses 511 & 510), Construction (Completion of OSHA Courses 510 & 500) or a Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) certification(s) are highly desirable.
In addition to the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidates will also possess thorough knowledge of and experience in the following core competencies:

Technical Experience | Technical Knowledge

  • Safety principles in one or more high hazard industry subjects (such as lock-out/tag-out, confined space entry, machine guarding and other high hazard industry subjects).
  • Construction techniques, heavy equipment operation, and powered industrial truck safe practices and rules.
  • Application of hierarchy of control principles.
  • MRF Facility Safety programs assessment and implementation.
  • Previous experience in the waste and recycling industry (landfill/MRF/Transfer Station) operations.
  • Yellow iron/light duty operational/functional awareness.
  • Safety and health laws, regulations, standards, and codes as they apply to operations in the State of California.
  • Accident investigation techniques; accident/incident recordkeeping techniques.
  • Use of instructional program design, adult learning principles and techniques to develop training materials, aids, and safety standards.
  • Experience in effectively utilizing technology and training aids, such as Microsoft Office software (MS Word, PowerPoint), to create graphics, present ideas, data, recommendations, procedures etc.
Strategic Planning | Analytical Skills
  • Analyzing data and/or situations, drawing logical conclusions, recommending, and implementing effective courses of action.
  • Performing quantitative and qualitative analysis, including financial analysis as it relates to injury and illness costs.
  • Interpreting and applying more complex safety regulations, standards, and requirements.
  • Auditing and project management processes.
  • Experience working in facilities participating in Cal/OSHA Partnership Programs (Golden Gate, SHARP, Cal/VPP) or with third party safety credentials or accreditation is highly preferred.
Leadership and Relationship Building| Interpersonal Skills
  • Ability to identify with the larger organizational team and the role required, share resources, respond to requests from other areas of the organization and support the agency's agenda.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships to find mutually agreeable solutions to problems.
  • Use persuasion, influence and diplomacy to obtain cooperation and reach mutually agreeable objectives.
  • Promote positivity and \"can do\" attitude to achieve common goals by coaching, mentoring, developing, and instructing.
  • Develop and build teams while understanding individual strengths and roles.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced construction safety culture environment.
Oral | Written Communication Skills
  • Organize and deliver public presentations that effectively inform or persuade diverse audiences.
  • Summarize and present information to management or a \"non-technical\" audience both verbally and in written form.
  • Write clearly and concisely, demonstrate proofreading and editing skills, compose informative memos, e-mails, formal correspondence, reports, and other documents.
Minimum Qualifications

Clickgovernmentjobs.
com/careers/oc/classspecs/1285709\" target=\"_blank\">here
to learn more about the minimum qualifications and the physical & mental requirements as well as the environmental & working conditions for the Senior Safety Specialist.


License Required
Possession of a valid California Driver's License, Class C or higher will be required at time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.


Recruitment Process
Application Screening (Refer/Non-Refer)
Human Resource Services (HRS) will screen all applications and supplemental responses for the minimum qualifications.
After the initial screening, qualified applicants will be referred to the next step of the selection process.
All applicants will be notified via email of their status in the process.


Structured Oral Interview | Oral Exam (Weighted 100%)
Candidates will be interviewed and rated by a panel of subject matter experts.
Each candidate's rating will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the candidate's qualifications for the job.
Only the most successful candidates will be placed on the eligible list.


Eligible List
Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates.
Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.


Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified.
All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure.


Veterans Employment Preference Policy (VEPP)
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings.
Please click ocgov.
com/recruitment/pdfs/Veteran%20Employment%20Preference%20Policy.
pdf\" target=\"_blank\">here
to review the policy.




Please see below for important information regarding COVID-19 related recommendations.


Effective April 3, 2023, it is strongly recommended that County employees working in health care settings and correctional facilities follow vaccination and booster guidelines provided by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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to see the latest guidance for more details.


Email Notification
Email
is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process.
Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account.


NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person.
Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply.


Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.
com site.
Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with \"governmentjobs.
com\" and \"ocgov.
com.
\" If your email address should change, please update your profile at governmentjobs.
com/\" target=\"_blank\">www.
governmentjobs.
com
.


Frequently Asked Questions
Click ocgov.
com/careers/faqs\">here
for additional Frequently AskedQuestions.


Questions? For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Pamela Niemi-Geringat (714) 834-4655 or Pamela.
Niemi@ocwr.
ocgov.
com
.

Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
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Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

108430.4 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707246568-9a038a11a7dac5de78b9ea9601fbb005

LOCATION:

Capellen United States

CITY:

Orange County, CA

Job Origin:

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SENIOR SAFETY SPECIALIST

SALARY INFORMATION
In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive a salary range increase on the following date:
Effective June 28, 2024 4.25% increase
Effective June 27, 2025 4.00% increase
Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

This recruitment is open to the public and is being held to establish an eligible list to fill current and future Senior Safety Specialist vacancies within OC Waste & Recycling, the County of Orange, Office of Risk Management and/or other County of Orange agencies. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications.



DEADLINE TO APPLY

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately, as the recruitment will close at 11:59PM on February 22, 2024.


The Department

OC Waste & Recycling (OCWR)

is an organization dedicated to providing waste management services, protecting the environment, and promoting resource recovery in order to preserve the life of our landfills and ensure a safe and healthy community for current and future generations. OCWR operates three active regional landfills (North, Central, South), four household hazardous waste collection centers, material recovery (metal, mattresses, green waste), three compost facilities, monitors 20 closed landfills, and administers municipal solid waste collection, recycling, and planning for County unincorporated areas. OCWR is a nationally renowned waste management department responsible for a network of sanitary landfills and is committed to its exceptional record of regulatory compliance and excellence.

The Opportunity
The Senior Safety Specialist for OC Waste & Recycling will support an employee-driven safety culture while collaborating with Site Designated Safety Representatives to develop and administer staff training on various safety topics in multiple areas such as Cal/OSHA regulatory programs, heavy equipment operation which includes the use of simulator as necessary, accident investigation, high hazard topics, contractor safety and emergency management. This position will work from an assigned OCWR facility during regular operational hours which may involve exposure to inclement weather, loud noises, hazardous chemicals, and heavy equipment. Additionally, the position may be required to report to County Facilities outside assigned region during nights and weekends in response to incident or declared disaster and may be required to represent the department at the Orange County Operational Area Emergency Operations Center (EOC) as needed for emergencies and natural disasters.

Primary responsibilities include the following:

The Ideal Candidate & Core Competencies

Although not required, candidates who possess a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Associate Safety Professional (ASP), General Industry (Completion of OSHA Courses 511 & 510), Construction (Completion of OSHA Courses 510 & 500) or a Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) certification(s) are highly desirable. In addition to the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidates will also possess thorough knowledge of and experience in the following core competencies:

Technical Experience | Technical Knowledge

  • Safety principles in one or more high hazard industry subjects (such as lock-out/tag-out, confined space entry, machine guarding and other high hazard industry subjects).
  • Construction techniques, heavy equipment operation, and powered industrial truck safe practices and rules.
  • Application of hierarchy of control principles.
  • MRF Facility Safety programs assessment and implementation.
  • Previous experience in the waste and recycling industry (landfill/MRF/Transfer Station) operations.
  • Yellow iron/light duty operational/functional awareness.
  • Safety and health laws, regulations, standards, and codes as they apply to operations in the State of California.
  • Accident investigation techniques; accident/incident recordkeeping techniques.
  • Use of instructional program design, adult learning principles and techniques to develop training materials, aids, and safety standards.
  • Experience in effectively utilizing technology and training aids, such as Microsoft Office software (MS Word, PowerPoint), to create graphics, present ideas, data, recommendations, procedures etc.
Strategic Planning | Analytical Skills
  • Analyzing data and/or situations, drawing logical conclusions, recommending, and implementing effective courses of action.
  • Performing quantitative and qualitative analysis, including financial analysis as it relates to injury and illness costs.
  • Interpreting and applying more complex safety regulations, standards, and requirements.
  • Auditing and project management processes.
  • Experience working in facilities participating in Cal/OSHA Partnership Programs (Golden Gate, SHARP, Cal/VPP) or with third party safety credentials or accreditation is highly preferred.
Leadership and Relationship Building| Interpersonal Skills
  • Ability to identify with the larger organizational team and the role required, share resources, respond to requests from other areas of the organization and support the agency's agenda.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships to find mutually agreeable solutions to problems.
  • Use persuasion, influence and diplomacy to obtain cooperation and reach mutually agreeable objectives.
  • Promote positivity and \"can do\" attitude to achieve common goals by coaching, mentoring, developing, and instructing.
  • Develop and build teams while understanding individual strengths and roles.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced construction safety culture environment.
Oral | Written Communication Skills
  • Organize and deliver public presentations that effectively inform or persuade diverse audiences.
  • Summarize and present information to management or a \"non-technical\" audience both verbally and in written form.
  • Write clearly and concisely, demonstrate proofreading and editing skills, compose informative memos, e-mails, formal correspondence, reports, and other documents.
Minimum Qualifications

Clickhere to learn more about the minimum qualifications and the physical & mental requirements as well as the environmental & working conditions for the Senior Safety Specialist.

License Required
Possession of a valid California Driver's License, Class C or higher will be required at time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.

Recruitment Process
Application Screening (Refer/Non-Refer)
Human Resource Services (HRS) will screen all applications and supplemental responses for the minimum qualifications. After the initial screening, qualified applicants will be referred to the next step of the selection process. All applicants will be notified via email of their status in the process.

Structured Oral Interview | Oral Exam (Weighted 100%)
Candidates will be interviewed and rated by a panel of subject matter experts. Each candidate's rating will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the candidate's qualifications for the job. Only the most successful candidates will be placed on the eligible list.

Eligible List
Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.

Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure.

Veterans Employment Preference Policy (VEPP)
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click here to review the policy.



Please see below for important information regarding COVID-19 related recommendations.

Effective April 3, 2023, it is strongly recommended that County employees working in health care settings and correctional facilities follow vaccination and booster guidelines provided by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Please click here to see the latest guidance for more details.

Email Notification
Email
is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account.

NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply.

Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with \"governmentjobs.com\" and \"ocgov.com.\" If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com.

Frequently Asked Questions
Click herefor additional Frequently AskedQuestions.

Questions? For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Pamela Niemi-Geringat (714) 834-4655 or Pamela.Niemi@ocwr.ocgov.com.

Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.


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