The Alameda County Water District is seeking one highly qualified, experienced individual to fill the Safety and Human Resources Development Officer position (Job Classification: Workplace Health and Safety Officer). This position reports directly to the Human Resources and Risk Manager and is crucial to the District’s goals of maintaining a safe and healthy work environment for its employees as well as the public.
The position is primarily responsible for independently planning, coordinating, and implementing the District’s comprehensive occupational health and safety program, including safety training requirements and curriculum for all staff, and participating in job planning and advising on field safety and regulatory requirements for District construction jobs and general treatment plant and field operation. The position also coordinates with the risk management function of the District including workers’ compensation, property and liability claims, and general risk assessments of District activities and programs. As the Safety Officer, the position will; initiate complex analyses and studies resulting in recommendations and implementation of systemic changes to workplace health and safety programs; conduct trend analysis and develop metrics for gauging the success of various safety, risk management and general human resources programs and initiatives; provide consultation and expertise to District management and staff on occupational health and safety programs, legal requirements and regulations, and industry best practices; and exercise functional authority over District staff in essential matters of health and safety.
The Officer will also have a key role in assisting the Human Resources and Risk Manager in developing and implementing general human resources programs and strategically advancing District-wide culture change initiatives. The position will assist in the development of new District-wide programs, including: over-all human resources strategy; initiatives related to the District’s new Strategic Plan; development and management of employee engagement efforts; recommendations for initiatives to advance the District’s goals related to innovation and culture enhancement; conduct research and make recommendations for new District-wide policies and other activities to align with industry best practices; and function as the lead under the Human Resources and Risk Manager for various human resources program development and strategy needs.
The Ideal candidate will:
Application materials must be submitted online at www.acwd.org. Candidates who present the best job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in a qualifications appraisal panel.
Education and Experience - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be the equivalent of: Possession of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent education from an accredited college or university with major course work in industrial engineering, safety engineering, occupational health or closely related field and four (4) years of responsible professional experience in workplace safety and employee training work, with at least two years’ experience in the administration of a comprehensive safety and accident prevention program. Experience in a water or wastewater utility is highly desirable. Certification as an Associate in Risk Management, Associate Safety Professional and/or Certified Safety Professional is desirable.
Additional Requirements: Must possess a valid California driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record. Possession of or ability to obtain within one year of employment, a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid certificate.