Status: Full-time position
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Deadline Date: 12/5/13
Job Summary: The BDD Safety Officer and Training Administrator is responsible for planning, developing and administering the implementation of the comprehensive health and safety program for the Buckman Direct Diversion facility (BDD), including measuring and evaluating the program's effectiveness and conducting safety training. The Safety Officer and Training Administrator is also responsible for developing and/or coordinating the development of training with other staff and training providers, and maintaining training records on all training required of BDD staff.
Qualifications: Education and Experience
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in occupational health, safety, or a related field, such as engineering, biology, or chemistry; and four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in industrial or occupational safety, including experience developing
and delivering educational safety training programs; or an equivalent combination of education and experience except that additional education will not substitute for the required experience.
Must possess a valid driver’s license upon hire and obtain a City of Santa Fe driving permit within 30 days of hire date. (NM driver’s license without restrictions for an ignition interlock device is required to obtain City of Santa Fe driving permit.)
Must pass WorkKeys™ skill assessment as a prerequisite for consideration for interview.
Must be able to comply with respirator and other PPE requirements.
Must have a telephone or an equivalent means of communication.
May be required to respond to emergency situations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Extensive knowledge of OSHA, EPA, NIOSH and NFPA regulations; chemical properties; the proper handling of chemicals; and hazmat and spill remediation. Knowledge of training design and development, implementing and developing policies and procedures, training philosophies and methodologies.
Extensive skill in using computers, software applications and financial systems; in effective written and verbal communication; in developing and maintaining professional business relationships; and in designing and developing financial reports and statements utilizing financial software applications.
Ability to communicate effectively before small and large groups, develop and maintain successful business relationships; and effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
Duties: Develops, implements, administers and enforces the health and safety policies, procedures and standards for the BDD.
Oversees an aggressive safety inspection program to detect and correct/mitigate hazardous conditions. Shall document and report violations of safety policies and standards.
Conducts facility and worksite inspections, identifies and evaluates hazardous conditions and practices, prepares written reports with recommendations for corrective action as established by the inspection schedule, and monitors the workplace compliance with recommended corrective action in accordance with the established inspection schedule to ensure compliance with all health and safety regulations.
Inspects work procedures, environment, machinery, and equipment for conformance with governmental standards or in response to a complaint or accident. Interviews supervisors and employees to obtain facts about work practices or during accident investigations. Rates unsafe conditions according to factors such as severity of potential injury, likelihood of recurrence, and potential for loss. Prepares written report of findings and recommendations for correction of unsafe or unsanitary conditions.
Analyzes all accidents for determining methods of accident prevention, prepares written reports with recommendations for corrective action. Analyzes history of accidents and develops accident prevention programs.
Observes employees at work to determine compliance with safety precautions and the use of safety equipment.
Oversees the development and implementation of educational safety training programs and other training programs for management and employees. Updates management and employees on latest governmental safety regulations.
Coordinates the development of training with other staff and training providers, and maintains training records on all training required of BDD staff.
Interprets safety standards and codes, conducts informational meetings to communicate general safety concepts and procedures to ensure compliance with safety standards, codes and regulations and holds regular safety meetings.
Collects and analyzes data to evaluate the effectiveness of the safety program. Develops and implements new methods to improve program's effectiveness.
Submit City of Santa Fe Application by one of the following methods
Fill out application at Human Resources Department, City Hall, 200 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM
Mail application to P.O. Box 909, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-0909
Or fax application to (505) 955-6810. Applications may be downloaded from our website www.santafenm.gov; or apply online at www.santafenm.gov.