The City of Santa Rosa is seeking highly motivated, qualified and conscientious candidates to be part of the Safety and Training team! This team provides critical safety and training programs promoting safe practices in the work environment for team members.
The Ideal Candidate
Will be a proven self-starter with a strong commitment to the field, thrives on managing multiple projects and working in a dynamic organization, and is a proven leader with a track record of creating and running effective safety programs. The individual will possess a personal management style that is flexible, collaborative and works well with a broad range of contacts. Strong written and verbal communication skills and the knowledge and technical abilities necessary to develop, deliver, coordinate and supervise department wide training are required.
This is a management classification in the Water Department. Under general direction, the Safety and Training Coordinator plans, evaluates, reviews, coordinates, reports on, and conducts a wide variety of training and safety programs for the department. These include programs that promote safe work practices. The incumbent exercises considerable judgment in planning, coordinating, maintaining records on, and reporting on safety and training activities of department staff. The Safety and Training Coordinator also keeps abreast of regulations governing safe work practices and develops or modifies procedures as necessary to ensure the department's practices are in compliance.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following duties are considered essential for this job classification:
Develop, implement, coordinate and supervise department-wide training and safety activities;
perform job site safety inspections and make recommendations to management to minimize risk;
maintain activity files and conduct special studies and investigations related to safety for the Water Department;
coordinate the Department's Emergency Operations Center efforts and other emergency preparedness activities;
advise staff, keep records and prepare reports as necessary to ensure compliance with applicable regulations;
assist in the development of safety goals, objectives, policies, and priorities of the Department and brief management on objectives;
confer with professional trainers, contractors, other departments, and other City staff regarding training and safety issues;
review and track department accident and injury incidents and prepare reports on safety violations which may result in disciplinary action;
serve as an information resource and advisor to the Water Department Safety Committees;
represent the department on city-wide safety and emergency operation committees;
Initiate and administer contracts related to safety and training.
In addition to the duties listed in the Essential Duties section, this position may perform the following duties. This position may not be assigned all duties listed below, nor do examples cover all duties that may be assigned.
Offer input into budget preparation as it relates to safety and training;
Represent the department for all CalOSHA appeals, hearings, inspections and investigations
and perform related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of: Local, state and federal regulations pertaining to safety, training development, classroom instruction and applicable licensing requirements; industry best practices for job safety; adult learning theory; training methods and available resources; Cal-OSHA and NFPA regulations governing safe work; computer software applications related to the work.
Ability to: Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; interact effectively with those contacted in the course of work; conduct training on a variety of topics; utilize PC based computers in evaluating training and safety reports, data, and for communication; evaluate training and safety issues and provide recommendations for the resolution of those issues; plan, organize and conduct effective safety-related training programs; maintain records and files and prepare a variety of complex technical reports.
Experience and Education: Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience - Sufficient experience interpreting and applying safety and training regulations as they relate to the operation of heavy equipment, industrial shop operations, traffic control, excavation, and safe work practices for field and office activities to demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities listed above;
Education - Equivalent to graduation from high school supplemented by course work or field studies in construction and industrial safety. A bachelor's in Safety Management or a related field from an accredited college or university, and/or additional course work in on-the-job training practices, equipment operation, or education are highly desirable.
The work of this classification is performed both indoors in an office or classroom environment and outdoors in a variety of weather conditions, including inclement weather. Incumbents are expected to travel regularly to various worksite locations, which may involve walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces in addition to standing and sitting for long periods of time with the ability to move at will. Operating and training staff on various types of machinery and equipment, ranging from respiratory protection, jack hammers, and compressors to backhoes, loaders, and shoring equipment requires the ability sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, lift arms above shoulder level, and use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this classification include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Incumbents communicate with others face-to-face, by telephone, and in group settings when responding to questions, providing training or making formal presentations and will be expected to read, comprehend, and draws inferences from written material. This position will utilize a computer to produce written documents, which requires continuous or repetitive arm/hand movements. Moving training materials requires the ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds short distances.
The Selection Process
1. Required Qualifications Screening: Applications and responses to the Supplemental Questions will be reviewed to determine if the above required qualifications have been met on a Pass/Fail basis. Tentatively scheduled for April 30, 2021
2. Application Appraisal: Candidates meeting the required qualifications will have the answers to their Supplemental Questions rated by a panel of subject matter experts, to determine those most qualified to move forward in the selection process. Tentative date range for Application Appraisal is early May.
3. Interviews: Interviews for top ranked candidates will take place via Zoom. Tentative date range for the interviews is early May to mid-May.