POSITION SUMMARY: Under the general direction of the Director of Administrative Services, this is a confidential position performing professional safety, risk and technical training activities for the Authority. Duties include developing, implementing and maintaining comprehensive safety and occupational health programs designed to prevent injury or occupational illness, administering, and processing the Authority’s workers compensation, property, and liability claims, and coordinating all aspects of technical training activities. The Safety and Risk Officer develops written procedures, reports, and compliance programs; organizes safety and technical training opportunities; and develops hazardous materials/waste management programs designed to enhance employee safety.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.
Promotes EWA’s Mission, Vision, and Values.
Exhibits all leadership traits and ethical behaviors required of California local government executives.
Manages all aspects of the Authority’s Safety Program.
Ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local safety regulations as they apply to the Authority, contractors, and other agencies. Monitors contractor activities as they relate to the enforcement of these safety regulations.
Develops and maintains safety policies, procedures and training materials, keeping abreast of current trends and developments in safety and accident prevention. Oversees the Authority’s Safety Leadership Team.
Conducts facility, noise, and air quality surveys to identify unsafe conditions and practices and establish effective corrective action plans.
Conducts periodic meetings on safety and health programs to measure their effectiveness; consults with department heads and supervisors regarding improvement of safe working conditions and procedures.
Maintains a record of hazardous chemicals and materials and provides staff with required standards, control, and training. Monitors handling, storage, and disposal to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.
Prepares reports and presents to the EWA Board of Directors and professional associations as required.
Oversees the Authority’s uniform program to ensure all employees have the proper uniform for their job classification.
Coordinates the distribution and reconciliation of safety boots and prescription eye wear vouchers to employees.
Prepares and manages budget and supporting material for safety improvement projects, equipment purchases and training.
Coordinates medical programs required for each job classification, including vaccinations, respiratory and hearing tests, and other requirements.
Prepares insurance policy renewal materials, and processes property and liability claims.
Investigates incident reports and complaints involving work related injuries, illnesses, near misses, and agency vehicle accidents. Analyzes trends and statistics and conducts follow-up investigations as required.
Develops and maintains records for accidents, training, CAL OSHA, and other required reports.
Attends hearings with regulatory agencies as a resource to agency’s representative.
Recommends specialized safety and technical training needs and develops appropriate training programs; coordinates and/or conducts instruction of standard and special classes and presentations to provide safety information to staff.
Works with professional safety organizations to obtain and exchange information to provide a safe work environment.
Coordinates all aspects of required safety training activities including registration, travel, and accommodations.
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Four (4) years of professional safety related experience, preferably in a water/wastewater treatment plant environment.
Deadline to Apply: This recruitment will be opened until filled, with first application review beginning on January 4th, 2021.
For the full job description and application instructions please visit: https://www.encinajpa.com/work-with-us.
About Encina Wastewater Authority
The Encina Wastewater Authority (EWA) is a public agency located in Carlsbad, California. EWA provides wastewater treatment services to more than 379,000 residents in northwestern San Diego County. EWA’s facilities and services are essential for protecting the local ocean environment, preserving public health, and providing valuable water resources for the region.
EWA is owned by six public agencies governed by a Joint Powers Agreement. Under this Agreement, owners share in the operational and management costs of EWA, the objective being to cooperatively fund economical and high-tech facilities. The six owners are: the City of Carlsbad, City of Vista, City of Encinitas , Vallecitos Water District, Buena Sanitation District, and the Leucadia Wastewater District.