This is advanced specialized professional, technical, managerial and administrative work in the development and management of a comprehensive Safety, Occupational Health and Loss Control Program in support of the County’s Self Insurance Program administered by the Risk Management Division.
Work involves responsibility for identifying, developing and implementing County wide safety, occupational/environmental health, loss control and investigative services programs. Provides oversight to ensure such programs effectively protect the safety, health and well being of the County’s workforce. Work includes ensuring that the County complies with applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations. Works involves supervising professional, paraprofessional and technical staff involved in the identification, evaluation and control of hazards; investigation of work place accidents; providing safety/occupational health training to County staff as required; auditing/inspecting county facilities; conducting background investigations; and industrial hygiene programs.
Assignments are received in the form of broad policy directives and organizational goals. Work is performed with considerable independence and initiative and is reviewed by the Division Director through conferences, reports and observation of results achieved.
• Manages the operations of the County’s Safety, Occupational Health and Loss Control Programs; directs through subordinates the planning, scheduling, and coordination of safety, health, and loss control activities.
• Interprets environmental, health, and safety standards and codes as they apply to the County; develops, implements and monitors County policies and programs to ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State and local requirements.
• Identifies, develops and implements policies and programs to ensure effective countywide management of occupational safety.
• Provides on-going monitoring and evaluations of all programs to ensure effectiveness and makes revisions and/or additions as needed.
• Provides technical expertise in environmental, health, safety and loss control standards and practices to subordinate staff and to County agencies.
• Responsible for developing a program of review and analysis of loss data to identify accident trends and hazards; develops reports to upper management and makes specific recommendations to prevent losses and reduce claims frequency and costs.
• Responsible for the management of the County’s Occupational Health contract with an outside medical provider for services which include; post-employment offer medical examinations, drug and alcohol testing, for-cause testing, fitness for duty examinations, and OSHA required occupational exams.
• Ensures that occupational safety and health information and resources are provided to County divisions/agencies.
• Prepares and delivers oral presentations as needed to County agencies and upper management regarding programs, policies and procedures.
• Responsible for the preparation of the annual work plan and budget.
• Keeps abreast of current legislation, information, technology developments and industry best practices.
• Attends conferences and public and professional meetings.
• Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
• Thorough knowledge of OSHA, NFPA, ANSI, ADA, and other applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, standards, and procedures related to safety and occupational health requirements.
• Thorough knowledge of loss control techniques, scientific methods, and investigative procedures.
• Thorough knowledge of industrial hygiene and occupational health practices, procedures and methods.
• Thorough knowledge of principles of supervision, organization, and administration.
• Considerable knowledge of self insurance programs and risk management principles and practices.
• Ability to compile, analyze and interpret statistical data and communicate to management in non-technical language.
• Ability to develop and utilize management information systems that support the safety, occupational health and loss control programs.
• Ability to plan, organize and coordinate the work of subordinate professional and technical staff.
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
• Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County’s Ethics and Conflict of Interest Policies.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Bachelor’s degree with major course work in Industrial Safety or Hygiene, Public Administration, or other closely related field; Six (6) years management experience in developing and managing a comprehensive safety, health and loss control program for a large governmental entity or private employer; or an equivalent combination of relevant training and experience. Certification or licensure (e.g. CSP, CIH, etc.) is preferred.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
Possession and retention of a valid Florida State Driver’s License.
FSLA status: Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E 10/1994 R 09/2010