New job Safety Specialist in Florida
Company : Pinellas County Government
Salary : $47,112 - $75,379 a year
Location : Florida
Working Title: Safety Specialist
Location: 6730 142nd Avenue North, Largo, FL 33771
Safety Specialist is responsible for occupational safety including employee hazardous material training, fire protection and prevention requirements, public facility, and event safety. Provides technical assistance and oversight of the Utilities Department and some appointing authority safety programs. Monitors compliance with the County Safety program and develops a departmental incident prevention program. Provides a broad range of training such as first aid/CPR/AED, Safe Driving, Safe use of the equipment, and occupational safety training.
Position Specific Requirements
Experience: Comprehensive occupational safety and health programs.
Education: Major course work in occupational safety/health, risk management, public administration, business administration, or related field
- 6 or more years’ experience as described above.
- Associate’s degree as described above, and at least 4 years of experience as described above.
- Bachelor’s degree as described above, and at least 2 years; as described above.
- Master’s or higher-level degree as described above.
- An equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
- Possession and maintenance of a valid Florida Driver's License or Florida Commercial Driver’s License.
- Assignment to work a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods in special, emergency, and/or disaster situations.
- Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Designation.
- OSHA Train-the-Trainer Certification.
- Experience in OSHA standards for road work and utility crew work.
- Experience in General Industry Standards.
Illustrative Tasks (These are examples and are not all inclusive.)
- Participates in safety and loss control programs including the development and presentation of occupational safety and health training programs.
- Prepares OSHA, DOT, and EPA type facility audits.
- Performs investigations of accidents and incidents.
- Coordinates and participates in Accident and Safety Review Board and Safety Council meetings and promotes, develops, and implements Action Teams.
- Conducts safety inspections at all worksites to assure compliance with OSHA, state, and County directives, standards, and laws and inspects facilities for hazardous conditions.
- Recommends changes and additions to ensure compliance with fire protection and prevention requirements.
- Communicates to others about the recognized standards covering workplace safety, fire prevention techniques, and procedures, fire prevention ordinances, and fire-related building codes.
- Implements corrective action by use of tact and firmness in dealing with all levels of management in gaining acceptance of good occupational safety, health, and fire prevention practices.
- Conducts an information program and secure client involvement in fire prevention, detection, and suppression.
- Interacts with a wide variety of employees and others in all aspects of fire prevention.
- Coordinates established fire watch programs with designated building, facility, or installation program representatives, and fire marshals.
- Participates with occupational safety and health committees along with fire prevention officials on matters to ensure a safe and healthy workplace.
- Develops materials and provides situational and classroom training on numerous occupational, safety, and health topics.
- Attends conferences, workshops, and meetings to ascertain new developments or changes in the law pertaining to assignments.
- Performs related work as assigned or required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of appropriate safety laws, codes, standards, and regulations such as OSHA and ANSI.
- Knowledge of appropriate federal laws, codes, standards, and regulations such as FMLA, FLSA, and HIPAA.
- Knowledge of standard office software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, email, internet access, and risk management software applications.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
- Ability to resolve stressful and difficult situations.
- Ability to conduct effective negotiations with all levels of employees, individuals, professionals, the public, and organizations with tact and diplomacy.
- Ability to conduct in-depth investigations of accident and loss circumstances and responsibilities and to write special studies and reports.
- Ability to maintain and analyze statistical and factual reports, exercise sound judgment, and determine appropriate action.
- Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing.
- Ability to analyze facts and to exercise sound judgment in arriving at conclusions.
- Ability to develop, prepare, and conduct training classes on a wide variety of occupational safety and health as well as fire safety, CPR, and other training of safety and risk management subjects.