|Organization: City of Tuscaloosa, AL|
The purpose of this classification is to create, administer, direct, and manage occupational safety management for the City of Tuscaloosa. This position works under the direction of the Director of Human Resources and coordinates with other department heads, managers, and supervisors in the areas of occupational and equipment safety.
The following duties are normal for this classification. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned. Specific duties listed may not be required for all positions within this classification, but are determined by the normal requirements for the particular position.
- Plans, organizes, directs and promotes an effective safety program for the City of Tuscaloosa; identifies and measures all risks of accidental loss; develops, implements, and enforces policies, procedures, rules, and regulations related to safety and risk management.
- Coordinates, develops, oversees and/or conducts related safety training and education programs; instructs employees in safe and sanitary working methods, standards, and practices and in possible hazards; conducts regular and special safety and sanitation classes; promotes safety awareness campaigns; obtains, develops and places safety and sanitation posters, placards, signs and other safety information in proper locations.
- Inspects facilities, materials handling, equipment operations and job sites of all departments to identify hazards and liabilities; consults, confers and provides assistance to departments on employee safety related matters; identifies causes and trends for accidents, injuries and losses; reviews laws, regulations and legal matters pertaining to employee safety; directs immediate correction of unsafe and/or unsanitary practices.
- Maintains accident-injury records and related costs and losses in coordination with existing systems and reporting; implements and maintains departmental safety reporting system to include reports and follow-up; performs analysis to determine trends, problem areas, and overall safety performance; performs periodic review on the effectiveness of the safety program.
- Enforces all safety rules and regulations; conducts scheduled departmental safety audits; directs correction of unsafe and/or unsanitary practices and potential hazards.
- May serve as a member of the Accident Review Board; may assist with the investigation of all injuries and property losses resulting from employee accidents; interviews personnel to obtain information and pertinent facts; submits reports and findings and recommends preventive measures for same as required.
- May assist with workers compensation, return to work, and light duty programs; ensures the first report of injury form is complete and accurate; obtains and reviews the physician release form to return to full duty.
- Coordinates Worker’s Compensation, Return to Work and Fitness for Duty policy requirements. Also, conducts/reviews statistical analysis of work-related injuries in order to make recommendations for reducing such injuries.
- Coordinates the administration of the City’s Risk Management Program including conducting safety inspections to ensure a safe work environment for City employees and Drug Free Workplace compliance.
- Participates in the formulation of the safety program budget(s); submits reports as required.
- Maintains knowledge and technical proficiency of safety, risk management, and all related federal, state and local laws and ordinances; applies principles and methods of safety engineering; understands the operation of equipment used and materials handled or can readily acquire such information.
- Maintains knowledge and technical proficiency in applicable personnel laws, regulations, and policies.
- Advises the Human Resources Director on pertinent matters; makes recommendations for changes or modifications to existing programs.
- Attends meetings, seminars, and training sessions to remain knowledgeable of City and departmental operations and to promote improved job performance and communications; reads professional literature and maintains professional affiliations.
- Composes, prepares, reviews, and/or approves a variety of forms, logs, requests, records, reports, correspondence, and documents associated with daily responsibilities of this position.
- Answers the telephone and screens incoming calls; receives messages and routes to appropriate staff; returns calls.
- Performs filing/clerical tasks to organize and maintain general departmental files.
- Recommends policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of quality services by the Human Resources Department.
- Incorporates continuous quality improvement principles in day-to-day activities.
- Must accomplish the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations, in a timely manner.
- Must meet regular attendance requirements.
- Must be able to maintain good interpersonal relationships with staff, co-workers, managers and citizens.
- Performs other related duties as required.
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Public Administration, Safety Engineering, Industrial Relations, or related field required; five years of progressively responsible experience in occupational safety, safety training or a related field preferably in the public sector or in a construction or maintenance working environment where occupational safety is administered; or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and/or training which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The following requirements are normal for this classification. Specific requirements may not apply to all positions within this classification, but are determined by the normal requirements for the particular position.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to operate a variety of automated office equipment including computer, printer, typewriter, copy and facsimile machines, and telephone. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for light work.
DATA COMPREHENSION: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things that may include reports, forms, procedural manuals, and training manuals.
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability to speak with and/or signal people to convey or exchange administrative and educational information, including giving/receiving assignments and/or directions to/from co-workers, assistants, managers, or supervisors as well as communicating with the general public.
LANGUAGE ABILITY: Requires ability to read a variety of educational and administrative documentation, directions, instructions, and methods and procedures. Requires the ability to write job related documentation and reports with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech. Requires the ability to speak with and before others with poise, voice control, and confidence using correct English and a well-modulated voice.
INTELLIGENCE: Requires the ability to learn and understand relatively complex personnel, occupational safety, employee health and wellness, and risk management related principles and techniques, to understand departmental policies and procedures, to make independent judgments in absence of supervision, and to acquire and be able to expound on knowledge of topics related to primary occupation.
VERBAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, such as in a public speaking situation, to explain procedures, and to follow verbal and written instructions.
NUMERICAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to add and subtract, multiply and divide, calculate decimals and percentages, and interpret statistical data.
FORM/SPATIAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to visually inspect items for proper length, width, and shape using job related equipment that may include computers/office equipment and standard measuring and recording devices.
MOTOR COORDINATION: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using automated office equipment.
MANUAL DEXTERITY: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, automated office equipment, control knobs, switches, etc. Must have the ability to use one hand for twisting motion or turning motion while coordinating other hand with different activities. Must have average levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
COLOR DIFFERENTIATION: May require the ability to discern color.
INTERPERSONAL TEMPERMENT: Requires the ability to deal with and relate to people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be able to adapt to and perform under moderate stress when confronted with an emergency.
PHYSICAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability to talk, express, or exchange ideas by means of spoken words and/or hear and perceive nature of sounds by ear.
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OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
2201 University Boulevard
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Planning & Building Safety|
Personnel / Human Resources
Administrative Analysis & Research
2201 University Boulevard|
P.O. Box 2089
Country: UNITED STATES
| Mid to Senior Level|
$54,581.21 to $72,426.37 Annually
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