Pay Range GC18
This classification assumes responsibility for management and coordination of county-wide safety functions in assessing county needs, developing, implementing and evaluating programs that promote and affect safe behaviors of employees. Develop and provide or arrange for training. Serve as liaison to Oregon-OSHA.
EXAMPLES OF PRINCIPAL DUTIES
(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.)
1. Coordinate county-wide accident prevention and safety programs; recommend elimination of potentially unsafe work conditions and practices. Develop plan to limit expected losses and reduce possible losses.
2. Audit safety functions of each department; attend safety committee meetings on a scheduled basis; provide input. Ensure department is in compliance with OSHA laws, rules and regulations. Conduct environmental tests. Evaluate and recommend appropriate safety equipment.
3. Develop and either conduct or assist with safety training which includes new programs, annual retraining and as needed.
4. Provide guidance, consultation and assistance to department heads and employees in safety areas. Research, interpret policy, procedures and regulations. Serve as liaison to Oregon-OSHA.
5. Serve as chair for central safety committee. Assure committee members are trained and actively represent safety in their respective departments.
6. Direct the activities of the public works accident review board. Investigate accidents, provide research and supporting documents to board for determination.
7. Provide backup to human resources staff.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIRED BY THIS POSITION
Knowledge of: Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of administrative functions and program management techniques in areas of organizational skills, research, data collection, developing training programs; considerable knowledge of federal and state occupational health and safety statutes governing public employers; considerable knowledge of safety principles, equipment, techniques and processes. Skill in: Interviewing techniques; analyzing and resolving problems in a logical manner; research, compiling and analyzing data and making recommendations; use of automated equipment and systems. Ability to:
both oral and
data and make
implement a plan
policies and use
and manage time
remain calm and
or high pressure
data; meet and
Education, experience and training:
experience of a
the safety field
must possess a
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS OF THIS POSITION
Work is performed under the general direction of the human resources senior analyst. Recurring routing assignments are independently performed by employee on basis of past experience. The employee receives general instructions regarding the scope and approach to projects or assignments, but procedures and problem resolution are left to employee discretion and interpretation. Employee estimates and manages time efficiently. Work is reviewed periodically to ensure determinations and decisions made are in compliance to department policy and procedures.
Work is performed using established departmental policy and procedure, federal and state statutes, rules and regulations; OSHA regulations; safety reference materials; personnel rules and union contracts; interviewing, technical writing and safety equipment reference manuals. Employee uses initiative and judgment in independently interpreting and applying guidelines.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
Regular and consistent attendance is required. Work is primarily performed in an office environment and secondarily in the field when visiting work sites and satellite offices; may require bending, gripping with hands, hearing voice conversation, keyboarding, lifting up to 15 pounds, standing, twisting and walking. A reasonable amount of driving is required.