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Safety and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator


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Safety and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

This position is responsible for effectively administering and implementing safety training and related compliance programs for the Water Authority.  This position will continuously plan, promote, develop, implement, and administer safety programs across the Authority ensuring compliance with related Federal, State and Local laws. This position will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of emergency preparedness standards to facilitate a safe environment for staff, contractors and visitors and prepare ongoing education and exercises within the organization to ensure an organized response during a disaster.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates OSHA and related safety programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Collaborates with department heads and appointing authorities; ensures compliance with applicable safety and preparedness, laws, rules, and regulations; and writes, maintains, and implements safety policies and procedures.
  • Plans and coordinates safety programs and associated training with division managers.
  • Coordinates safety, CPR, First Aid, AED, and/or other safety training for new and existing employees regarding proper methods and maintains training records.
  • Conducts or organizes tabletop and field training exercises to maintain proper responsiveness, preparedness, and emergency response.
  • Coordinates and monitors implementation of safety programs and measures and investigates and resolves disputes that involve safety and worksite conditions.
  • Develops, maintains and updates Vulnerability Assessments, Emergency Response Plans, and Business Continuity plans and serves as the primary contact for WaterISAC;
  • Identifies and addresses gaps in emergency response plans.
  • Coordinates and facilitates training for staff development in areas related to emergency preparedness and response and to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Collaborate with other water purveyors and regional stakeholders to coordinate multi-agency training and exercises related to emergency preparedness.
  • Responsible for development and implementation of CCMWA’s Health and Safety Program.
  • Participates in related committees, workgroups and inter-agency coalitions and meetings; chairs and/or provides staff support to departmental safety committees; serves on emergency planning/evacuation committees; and assists with evacuation planning process.
  • Maintains current knowledge of industry, regulatory and legislative developments affecting safety and risk management to ensure compliance in areas of responsibility.
  • Interfaces with Workman's Compensation Insurance carrier on claim control.
  • Cooperates with and coordinates Water Authority planning, training, and response actions with local, state, and federal emergency response agencies.
  • Coordinates activities with and participates on the Authority safety team; manages activities of safety consultants; maintains appropriate records.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications Required (Process Control Analyst):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or a combination of education, training, certifications, and experience which provides the required abilities.
  • Three (3) years of work experience in occupational safety and health management, or worksite inspections for enforcement of occupational/safety regulations; to include developing and presenting supervisory and management programs and safety and training programs.
  • Considerable knowledge of security and safety practices, best practices, and policies.
  • General knowledge of systems operations in a variety of areas in order to recognize hazards
  • Knowledge of relevant federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, and policies applicable to department operations
  • Knowledge of effective training techniques with the ability to develop and deliver safety/health training programs
  • Skill in observation, detection, investigation, and prevention of occupational health/safety hazards
  • Demonstrated ability for working independently under minimal supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Microsoft skillset required.
  • Skill in effective writing and presenting reports.
  • Skill in investigating, analyzing and communicating injury and accident data.
  • Knowledge of safety liability and legal processes.
  • Self-motivated and able to effectively prioritize work.

Safety and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Hiring Range:  $55,041 - $70,177 annually

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