OCSD is currently looking to fill the role of a Safety & Health Representative.
Under direct supervision or direction, performs a variety of activities to support other staff with the development, implementation, and administration of various safety, health, industrial hygiene, disaster preparedness, and emergency response programs, policies, and procedural needs of the District; provides information and training; conducts and assists other staff with audits, investigations, and regulatory interpretation; reviews OSHA records, contractor safety procedures and programs, employee training certifications, and other documentation; conducts and completes job hazard analysis, confined space entry analysis, and hot work permits; performs a variety of routine administrative and technical tasks as assigned; ensures established safety precautions are adhered to, corrects unsafe work conditions/practices, and/or reports unsafe work conditions/practices to assigned supervisory or managerial staff; performs related work as required.
This position requires the candidate to have basic knowledge of principles, practices, operations, services, and activities of safety, industrial hygiene, environmental engineering, and emergency response programs; possess understanding of methods and techniques of developing and conducting safety training programs; effectively communicates with the public, vendors, contractors, and District staff.
Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education, with major coursework in safety, industrial hygiene, environmental engineering, or a related field.
Knowledge or experience working in a hazardous waste management or radiological safety environment is highly desired.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California Class C Driver's License by time of appointment is required.
Physical Demands Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to inspect various sites and to investigate accidents, including traversing uneven terrain, climbing ladders, stairs, and other temporary or construction access points; ability to travel to various District sites, projects and/or meetings; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen and make detailed inspections; color vision to identify materials and structures; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator, to operate standard office equipment, and appropriate inspection and/or safety equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 10 pounds.
Environmental Elements Employees work partially in an office environment with moderate noise levels and controlled temperature conditions, and partially in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.
Disaster Service Workers All Orange County Sanitation District employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the Orange County Sanitation District requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.
Other Information For the full range of duties, responsibilities, and essential job functions please review the Classification Specification for this position found on our website.
Applicants must clearly demonstrate, through their application materials, that they meet the minimum requirements as outlined in the job announcement and class specification to receive further consideration. However, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of OCSD's pre-employment process, which includes a background investigation and a physical examination. For some positions, this may include a drug screen. False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification.
Reference Checks will be conducted by OCSD to verify employment related information for all potential employees once a contingent job offer is made during the background investigation process. This is done to ensure that individuals who join OCSD are well qualified and have a strong potential to be successful in their employment. The extent of the inquiry will depend on the position being applied for, but will at least include:
Verification/Reference from current and past employers
Confirmation of necessary licenses, certificates, and degrees.
Please have all necessary documentation ready. Additional inquiries may be necessary depending on the position for which you are applying. Human Resources will also schedule a post-offer physical examination once a job offer has been made.
OCSD only accepts applications submitted via our online application system. Resumes submitted via mail, fax or email will not be accepted.
The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.
About Orange County Sanitation District
The Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) is a public agency that provides wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal services for approximately 2.6 million people in central and northwest Orange County. OCSD is a special district that is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of 25 board members appointed from 20 cities, two sanitary districts, two water districts and one representative from the Orange County Board of Supervisors. OCSD has two operating facilities that treat wastewater from residential, commercial and industrial sources.