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1 Dec 2023

Full-Time Safety Coordinator – Public Works

Clark County Human Resources – Posted by Clark County Human Resources Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Job Summary

Clark County Public Works is seeking a Safety Coordinator to assist with the implementation of safety programs, policies, and procedures across various divisions of the Public Works Department. Closely collaborating with the County-wide safety and emergency personnel and the Public Information Officer (PIO), this role serves as the key point person responsible for facilitating staff safety training, identifying and mitigating risks, and acting as a safety officer within the Public Works department during incidents including emergencies, disasters, and severe weather events. This role will primarily engage with a wide range of stakeholders, including managers, office and field staff within Public Works divisions such as Parks and Lands, Clean Water, Roads Maintenance and Operations, Transportation, Engineering, and Construction, as well as with department leadership.

This position does have the option of a hybrid remote work schedule. The candidate selected MUST reside in Oregon or Washington, no exceptions.

This recruitment will be open until filled and applications will be accepted until an adequate number of applications are received.

 

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Health and safety experience, preferably in Public Works, construction, or manufacturing.
  • Familiarity with Public Works operations and associated safety risks.
  • Knowledge of Federal and State safety regulations (OSHA, DOT, LNI, etc); OSHA Construction Safety and First Aid/CPR certifications preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and a proven track record of effective collaboration across diverse teams.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Minimum high school diploma; a degree is preferred or equivalent experience relevant to the assignment.

 

Selection Process:

 

Resume and other documents must be attached together in the ‘Resume Upload’ section of the application.  Multiple files are allowed, but all applicant attachments must be uploaded simultaneously, as there is no way to edit or append uploaded materials after submitting the application.

 

Application Review (Pass/ Fail) – An online application is required.  Attaching a resume does not substitute for a completed application; incomplete applications will not pass the application review.  Candidates deemed most qualified will be invited to participate in the remainder of the selection process.

 

Assessment Testing (Pass/Fail) – This recruitment may require a assessment testing, which will be job related and may include, but not limited to, the qualifications outlined in the job announcement.  Candidates deemed most qualified will be invited to participate in the remainder of the selection process.

 

Oral Interview – The interview will be job related and may include, not limited to, the qualifications outlined in the job announcement.  Top candidate(s) will continue in the process.

 

Employment references will be conducted for the final candidates and may include verification of education.

 

It is general policy of the County that new employees should be hired at the lower steps of the applicable range and advance through the range at the normal progression.

 

First review of candidates will be December 13th. This recruitment may close at any time on or after the first review date

 

 

 

Examples of Duties

Key responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Assist with Implementation of health and safety policies, regulations, and programs.
  • Facilitate and support development/scheduling of health and safety training.
  • Liaise with County health & safety and emergency management staff.
  • Maintain and monitor compliance and training records.
  • Order and maintain PPE in coordination with Office Admin Staff.
  • Assist with safety onboarding for new field employees.
  • Facilitate safety committee meetings with each work group; document and distribute meeting minutes to work groups.
  • Create and update job hazard analyses for Public Works activities.
  • Conduct risk assessments, site inspections, and internal safety audits.
  • Analyze health & safety data and recommend changes to mitigate risks.
  • Identify violations and implement methods to correct deficiencies.
  • Assist in incident investigations and conduct follow-up investigations of accidents/injuries.
  • Follow up with divisions for resolution of noted issues.
  • Prepare technical reports, documents, notices, and public information materials.
  • Revise and create department documentation for safety training and safety related activities associated with field operations and operation of equipment.
  • Review temporary traffic control safety plans and perform site audits.
  • Manage safety data sheets program and coordinate fall-protection equipment inspections.
  • Coordinate public works radio system maintenance.
  • In coordination with the emergency manager and PIO, monitor incidents/events, serve as safety officer, and communicate safety information and recommendations to staff.
  • Support emergency manager in department emergency response preparation and implementation.
  • Participate in FEMA, State, and local safety and emergency preparedness exercises and training as needed.
  • Stay updated on safety standards, policies and best practices and communicate updates to staff.
  • Other work as required.

 

 

Salary Grade

M2.200

 

 

Salary Range

$5,587.00 – $7,821.00- per month

 

For complete job announcement, application requirements, and to apply on-line (applications on external sites are not monitored), please visit our website at:

https://www.clark.wa.gov/human-resources/explore-careers-clark-county

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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