Saftey Oficer

  • 101619

SUMMARY: Under general direction, develops and implements the City’s Environmental Health and Safety Programs, DOT and Drug Free Workplace Alcohol and Drug Testing programs, and American with Disabilities Act (ADA) program; may perform other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Conducts facilities inspections to include workplace hazard assessments, accident investigations, collects, and evaluates injury reports, tracks accident trends, and develops programs to minimize risk.
  2. Develops and conducts EHS training programs for managers and supervisors to comply with Federal and Sate laws and regulations.
  3. Develops and implements programs to properly manage and dispose of hazardous waste, conduct monthly AST/UST inspections, respond to reported HAZMAT Spills and coordinates with Federal and State regulators for clean-up actions. Develops and submits annual reports to the State in regards to AST/UST programs.
  4. Develop and implement EHS procedures to insure City compliance with State and Federal laws and regulations.
  5. Responsible to Mayor and City Commission for the implementation of the City’s ADA Transition Plan, monthly Barrier Free Environment Committee meetings, and respond to citizens’ complaints for ADA improvements.
  6. Supervises the EHS and Medical Service function.
  7. Develops bid specifications, and monitors work for services such as, safety and environmental training, hazardous materials response and clean-up, medical director services, lead paint and asbestos removal, ergonomic and in-door air evaluations and other support programs.
  8. Attends and chairs numerous City safety committees, takes and publishes minutes and develops and publishes monthly SAFETYNET Newsletter.
  9. Plans, organizes, and controls the work of assigned employees. Counsels employees on job performance and usually conducts hiring and/or discharge interviews.
  • Knowledge of OSHA, EPA, DOT and ADA laws and regulations.
  • Skills in performing EHS inspections and audits to identify non-compliance.
  • Skills in professional business writing, including procedures.
  • Skills in the use of PC systems and applications.
  • Skills in public speaking and excellent written and oral communications.
  • Skills in utilizing direct read instruments and wear personal protective equipment.
  • Ability to interpret laws and regulations.
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment such as respirator and protective clothing.
  • Ability to develop procedures and provide training to all levels of the organization to implement these requirements.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves moderate work generally in an office setting. There is frequent need to walk, sit, talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle or feel and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Business Administration and five (5) years of professional experience in Safety Management, hazardous waste management, including one (1) year supervisory experience. Certification as Certified Hazard Control Manager or Certified Safety Professional is required, and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager certification, preferred. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.

FLSA Code: E
B/U: None
Last revision: October 2001
Overtime: No
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