SAFETY SUPERVISOR

POSITION OVERVIEW

Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
Job Classification: SAFETY SUPERVISOR
Posting Number: 20283
Department: HUMAN RESOURCES
Division: RISK MANAGEMENT
Reporting Location: 611 WALKER STREET
Workdays & Hours: MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM* Subject to change

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Directs and coordinates the technical and administrative activities of the Occupational Health and Safety Programs. Determines procedures used in day-to-day operations to protect and improve the health and safety of personnel. Designs and implements various ergonomic programs to mitigate occupational injuries. Conducts and analyzes various types of occupational health surveys. Advises and consults with representatives of the public, management, labor and professional groups on the organization and operation of occupational health activities. Evaluates scientific and statistical data, interprets results and prepares various reports. Consults with local, state and federal agencies concerning regulatory guidelines and standards. Oversees the Hazard Communication/Right-To-Know Act. Stays abreast of all current guidelines and research concerning occupational exposures, including new developments in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) law. Supervises the investigation and analysis of accidents that involve City property, equipment or employees. Plans, develops and coordinates comprehensive safety surveys and studies. Oversees various safety and health training programs such as first aid, defensive driving, proper equipment handling, work practices, new products, policies and laws. Keeps abreast of new and existing safety legislation, products and developments. Attends and participates in educational safety and health meetings and conferences. Oversees the preparation, analysis and distribution of data and statistical reports concerning accidents, trends and solutions to work related problems for all city departments. Conducts or participates in group and committee safety meetings in an advisory capacity with all levels of supervisors within a department. Conducts and participates in special projects.
WORKING CONDITIONS
Performing these duties will involve: being available by pager and/or cellular phone; attending meetings; visually observing and differentiating details; making quantitative computations; preparing written reports; operating a city vehicle; analyzing abstract information; working with minimal supervision; dealing with people in tense situations; responding to emergencies; standing and walking for extended periods; exposure to significant levels of heat, cold, moisture, air pollution and noise. May be required to lift up to forty (40) pounds. During certain emergency situations, must be willing and available to work all shifts, including rotating, weekends and holidays. Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearances.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Technology, Engineering, Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Five years of experience in safety administration or a closely related field are required. Pertinent professional experience may be substituted for the above requirement on a year-for-year basis.

MINIMUM LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Requires a valid Texas driver's license and compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving (AP 2-2).


PREFERENCES

Supervisory experience. Strong communication skills; comprehensive knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office; completion of advanced training resulting in certification as an Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Certified Safety and Health Official (CSHO) Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS)
Associate Risk Manager (ARM), or Certified Risk Manager (CRM). Consideration will be given to individuals with law enforcement or fire rescue experience.

Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED
None,however thedepartment may administer skills assessment test.
SAFETY IMPACT POSITION Yes
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.
SALARY INFORMATION
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.
Pay Grade 24

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov . To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call (832)393-0486.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

If you need special services or accommodations, please call TTY 7-1-1.

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.


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