Capitalizing on over 140 years of history and tradition in downtown Los Angeles, the University of Southern California (USC) has embarked on an unprecedented period of expansion. USC is now poised to take its place as the preeminent research institution of the 21st century and we are looking for skilled, motivated professionals to help forge the future of higher education.
USCâs Facilities Planning and Management (FPM) department is seeking a Chief Safety Officer of FPM to join its team.
The Chief Safety Officer of FPM is responsible for ensuring construction jobsite and facilities workplace safety. Manages and directs facilities operations and maintenance workplace safety as well as FPM safety inspection employee and third-party personnel performing
site and field safety inspections. In conjunction with Universityâs property insurance provider, implements and oversees a property loss prevention program. Develops and administers comprehensive programs in these areas.
The ideal candidate for the position of Chief Safety Officer has the following:
Advanced degree in Occupational Health & Safety or related field
15 yearsâ progressive experience overseeing safety programs for construction, operations, and maintenance
Certified Safety Professional and/or Construction Health and Safety Technician certification
The Chief Safety Officer:
Leads development and implementation of the FPM Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) program for over 1000 employees and contractor personnel.
Serves as the primary advisor to the FPM senior management on all EHS matters, to include development and implementation of the Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP).
Advises leadership team to ensure compliance with all appropriate Federal, State, and Local EHS provisions.
Ensures completion of required OSHA recordkeeping and reporting.
Working closely with the leadership team and the safety committee, develop a program-level EHS management program that is tailored to all workstreams. This includes but is not limited to:
Collaborates with management to develop, prepare, and implement EHS policies and procedures
Establishing standards and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
Tracking and analyzing EHS statistics, KPIs and lessons learned
Provides technical and administrative support to the safety committee
Reviews accident and incident reports; leads root-cause analysis
Reports and presentations
Reviews contractor EHS plans for compliance; works with project managers in safety quality assurance.
Oversees the Prevention Through Design (PTD) program.
Develops and leads the safety training program, to include:
Establishment of a position-based employee training program identifying opportunities to minimize workplace injuries, illnesses, and accidents/incidents
Conducts FPM employee training, including OSHA and other applicable safety standards training
Reviews safety training and recommends revisions, improvements, and updates
Coordinates and collaborates with University EHS in terms of reporting and overall program development.
Supervises and directs the in-house and third-party safety inspectors.
Oversees the OCIP program and works with the OCIP administrator in review of jobsite safety, accidents/incidents, and claims.
Accountable for the development of team members by helping them set and achieve goals for their career growth. Fosters an inclusive environment that values differences and creates a sense of belonging and appreciation for team members. Leads by example, demonstrating strong ethics, high accountability, and actively drive the process of embedding organizational values and behaviors. Creates a culture of trust and transparency. Drives best-in-class customer service to USC through effective team member engagement.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
About Facilities Planning and Management (FPM):
FPM is a diverse group of innovative and talented professionals who provide high quality facilities construction, operations and maintenance services in support of education and research at USC. FPM is committed to being fully responsive to the needs of faculty, students, staff and university guests, who are our customers. FPM strives to cooperate fully with all campus constituents to provide functional and efficient facilities for the University. FPM values employee recognition, accountability, collaboration, respect, and trust. Join us â apply today!
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education: Master's degreeMinimum Experience: 5 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Direct experience with program managed.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.