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Safety & Environmental Manager

at Maricopa County

Pay: $35.95 to $52.85/hour
$35.95 - $52.85
Posted: 2/14/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2325080
Keywords: environmental

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Overview

The Safety and Environmental Manager provides comprehensive loss control and prevention services for the County to minimize and/or eliminate potential liabilities.  The Safety and Environmental Manager will foster a culture of safety through risk identification, analysis, response, measurement and teaching, acting as an advisor on safety and environmental risks and liabilities.

Position Qualifications

Minimum education and/or experience:
Bachelor's degree in Safety, Environmental Science, Engineering, or related field and eight (8) years of experience in risk management, occupational safety, environmental, loss control, loss prevention.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of risk management, occupational safety, environmental compliance, loss control and loss prevention.
  • Program planning and implementation.
  • Applicable local, state, and federal rules and regulations, including but not limited to EPA, CERCLA and OSHA, and methods for applying.
  • Budget control methods, policies and procedures.
 Skill in:
  • Leadership principles and practices of supervision and personnel administration.
  • Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Monitoring/assessing the performance of self, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Personnel resources management through motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Write in a clear, concise and organized manner, using the most suitable format for the material and audience.
  • Verbally communicating with others to convey information effectively.
  • Public speaking and delivering presentations to individuals and groups.
  • The use of computer applications including spreadsheets, database and word processing software.
Ability to:
  • Work effectively within a complex organization structure.
  • Influence, collaborate and build relationships at all levels in the County.
  • Guide, plan, schedule and/or monitor work activities.
  • Develop and implement and monitor processes and procedures.
  • Learn office and department specific software.
Preferred education and/or experience:
Three (3) or more years of supervisory experience in a public sector large organization.
Preferred training, certifications and/or other special requirements:
Specialized training in risk management programs, risk assessment, occupational safety management, or environmental compliance. 
Working conditions:
May require working in a variety of environments including indoors and outdoors.  May require lifting up to 25 lbs.

Essential Job Tasks

  • Develops a strong culture of safety. Leads and works collaboratively on the development and evaluation of a safety and environmental risk management program, which includes, but is not limited to: accident/injury prevention, hazardous materials management, fire and life safety, industrial hygiene and environmental regulatory compliance. Prioritizes safety and environmental initiatives, in determining strategic programs and plans to meet the current and future needs of the County.
  • Identifies and anticipates safety hazards and environmental liability by performing risk assessments of enterprise conditions and operations. Investigates and reviews safety occurrences, unsafe acts, unsafe conditions, near misses, accidents and trends with department leaders and personnel.
  • Partners with others throughout the County to discuss identified safety and environmental issues and opportunities. Utilizes a method of root cause analysis to identify and understand drivers of safety and environmental issues and to ensure appropriate corrective actions which comply with safety, quality and environmental rules and regulations.
  • Ensures documented closure on all corrective action/audit items, and actively seeks to improve compliance in partnership with County departments.
  • Ensures customers receive quality service by acting as a content expert and advisor for County department leaders and personnel on all matters related to safety and environmental management and compliance.Performs needs assessments and evaluates the quality of the Division's work by actively soliciting feedback. Based on results, develops new programs or enhances existing programs providing quality Division services.
  • Acts as administrative liaison collaboratively with County departments for occupational safety and environmental regulatory agency contacts. Communicates strategies, priorities and recommends corrective actions to County leadership, department leaders and personnel as a result of regulator feedback.Maintains recordkeeping and documentation management as required by regulation related to safety and environmental compliance, including logs, records and reports, corrective actions and audits, training curriculum and schedules.Prepares, maintains and submits documents/reports as required by the County and regulatory agencies.
  • Advises on, and at the request of the Director, develops policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable local, state and federal safety and environmental regulation.
  • Administers the development and presentation of County safety training programs to reduce hazards and accidents and ensure compliance.
  • Oversees regulatory monitoring and compliance activities of County managed properties and assets, including field inspections, compliance, engineering plan review, remediation, and other related items.
  • Oversees County's safety and environmental consultant contracting, including consultant selection, management of consultant projects, review of consultant charges, and ensuring contract deliverables.
  • Assists in budget preparation and implementation, performs continuous expenditure reviews, and participates in budget adjustment requests.
  • Manages all aspects of Division staff, including selection, ensuring compliance with County policies, time and project management, and correction/discipline in collaboration with Human Resources and the Director, Risk Management.

Selection Procedure

The hiring authority will select the successful candidate based on departmental needs.
All offers of employment made to new hires and rehires at Maricopa County are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment thorough background investigation.  A background investigation is conducted on a current employee who changes to a Safety Sensitive Position or one having the potential for serious adverse impact on the integrity or efficiency of the County.  These requirements do not pertain to employees of elected officials who undergo background investigation processes administered through their respective offices.

Typically successful candidates are hired at a salary rate, up to midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience, internal equity and budgetary allowances.

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