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Risk and Safety Coordinator - Boise, ID #7880388

Company: City of Boise, ID

Date: 04/10/2021

City: Boise, ID

Salary: 65000 USD / year

Employment type: Full-time

Summary Statement

Administers City of Boise safety, occupational health, risk mitigation, and other programs to ensure compliance with City policy in addition to federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Interacts with various levels of City employees and leadership to advise, facilitate, and implement risk mitigation recommendations. Delivers employee training and assists in emergency response planning. Work is performed under general guidance and requires considerable independent discretion.

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Essential Functions

Develops, implements, and evaluates a wide variety of risk management components and programs to mitigate risk for the City. Plans, develops, and implements regulatory occupational safety and health and other compliance programs. (30%)

Identifies and evaluates risk exposures. Conducts worksite inspections and records observations to identify workplace hazards and evaluate compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Designs industrial hygiene surveys to assess areas of potential exposure and uses industrial hygiene equipment to monitor atmosphere, noise, and other potential employee hazards. Recommends revisions to policy and processes to City departments to assist with complying with regulations. Regularly assesses program effectiveness, completes data analysis for trends, and provides regular reports to supervisor and management. Assesses program and department compliance, program development and improvement activities. Coordinates program, trains supervisors and employees, tracks compliance, and creates reports. (25%)

Provides risk mitigation consultation to management. Serves as advisor to City departments. Reviews building and project plans for regulatory compliance, liability exposures, and general safety. Completes regulatory and best practice research on requirements, standards, practices, equipment, and compliance devices or methods. Works with departments, equipment vendors, and manufacturers to resolve dangerous work situations. Completes ergonomic evaluations. Responds to vehicle and personal injury incidents and completes accident and loss investigations. Conducts special research assignments. (20%)

Assists in the development and delivery of on-the-job and classroom training. Contracts with training providers to complete training. Creates presentations and training to enhance communication and education of City employees. (15%)

Recommends, develops, and reviews emergency preparedness plans. Prepares and conducts drills to evaluate effectiveness. Makes adjustments to plans and provides recommendations for improvement. (10%)

Performs other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. Total Percentage = 100%


Required Knowledge, Experience, And Training

Bachelor degree in Industrial Safety, Business, or Health related field, and 3 years of experience providing training and program administration in safety, occupational health, regulatory compliance, or emergency preparedness, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

Advanced knowledge of state and federal safety codes and regulations; current safety principles and techniques; industrial hygiene equipment and its operation; safe operating requirements of equipment, machines and tools; measures for detecting hazards and preventing injuries; general standards of the life-safety codes; PC operating systems and software used in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, presentations and the internet sufficient to operate at a high level of proficiency.

Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify and evaluate risks; read, review, and interpret a wide variety of information including policies, codes contracts, proposals, statistics, and highly technical information, perform research, gather and classify data/information, make calculations, identify trends and rate risks and exposures.

Ability to direct and measure effective safety and education programs; develop and implement training courses; apply standards set forth in city, state and federal regulations; interpret technical codes, structural diagrams, plans and specifications; recognize possible safety hazards and initiate corrective action; research, develop and provide educational materials and inform others; utilize training methods such as individual coaching, group instruction, lectures, demonstrations, conferences, meetings, and workshops; develop and maintain plans and procedures in response to disasters and emergencies; obtain cooperation from property owners, civic leaders and professional groups in providing facilities and services for emergency preparedness; maintain supplies, rations, tools, and inventory necessary in responding to emergencies; maintain records and prepare clear and concise reports; communicate effectively orally and in writing; negotiate with others to reach agreement or compliance as needed; display an attitude of cooperation and work harmoniously with all levels of city employees and the public; complete assignments in a timely fashion; understand and comply with all rules, policies and regulations; maintain prompt and regular attendance; perform all essential and marginal functions as assigned by an authorized employee, supervisor and/or manager with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Individuals must be capable of operating vehicles safely, and have an acceptable driving record.

Preferred Knowledge, Experience, And Training

Five years of experience including two or more years of direct experience developing safety and compliance programs and developing and conducting safety training and inspections; Post-secondary (academic or vocational) training and experience in instructional systems design and training delivery.

CSP (Certified Safety Professional) or CIH (Certified Industrial Hygienist) certification a plus.

Licensing And Other Requirements

Valid driver's license.

Ability to obtain certification to insruct vaious safety related education classes, such as CPR, First Aid, and Defensive Driving.

Special Requirements

Applicants must be able to pass:

City of Boise background check processes which includes a criminal history check and reference checks in accordance with the City of Boise Hiring Process Regulation

Driving Record Check

Criminal Justice Information System background check (CJIS)

Working Conditions

The physical effort characteristics and working environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Efforts

While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently lifting/carrying up to 20 pounds and occasionally lifting/carrying up to 35 pounds. Also, the employee is frequently pushing/pulling up to 20 pounds and occasionally pushing/pulling up to 35 pounds. The noise level is occasionally moderate and rarely very loud. Work includes sensory ability to talk, hear, smell and touch. Work in this position also includes close vision and distance vision. Employees will sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, grasp, climb and balance. Position requires hand/finger dexterity.

Working Environment

The work environment will include inside conditions, outdoor weather conditions, extreme temperatures, in wet and humid conditions, with areas of dust, odors, mist and gases or other airborned matter. Employees work in/at heights and confined spaces. Employees will also drive a vehicle as part of this position. Work includes protected exposure to infectious bacteria, bodily fluids and chemicals. Navigates a variety of surfaces, including but not limited to uneven surfaces, slippery surfaces, stairs, ladders, and areas under construction.

This position works: Due to the nature of the work, must respond to call-in when accidents and injuries occur.

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