At the Orange County Sanitation District our Core Values form the framework of our organization and reinforce our professional work ethic. If the following values ring true with you, we’d love to invite you to explore our career opportunities further.
Honesty, Trust, & Respect We aspire to the highest degree of integrity, honesty, trust, and respect in our interaction with each other, our suppliers, our customers, and our community.
Teamwork & Problem Solving We strive to reach OCSD goals through cooperative efforts and collaboration with each other and our constituencies. We work to solve problems in a creative, cost-effective and safe manner, and we acknowledge team and individual efforts.
Leadership & Commitment We lead by example, acknowledging the value of our resources and using them wisely and safely to achieve our objectives and goals. We are committed to act in the best interest of our employees, our organization, and our community.
Learning/Teaching - Talents, Skills and Abilities We continuously develop ourselves, enhancing our talents, skills, and abilities, knowing that only through personal growth and development will we continue to progress as an agency and as individuals.
Recognition/Rewards We seek to recognize, acknowledge and reward contributions to OCSD by our many talented employees.
OCSD is currently looking to fill the role of a Safety & Health Specialist (Principal Safety & Health Rep).
The individual in this position will perform the most difficult and responsible assignments, projects, and analysis in the Safety & Health job series, requiring advanced knowledge of the concepts, practices, procedures, and policies of health and safety programs including Industrial hygiene, hazardous materials management, construction safety, security and emergency response.
Under general direction, this individual will coordinate and oversee activities in support of the safety and emergency response needs of OCSD including assistance with the development, implementation, and administration of safety and health programs, and policies and procedures. The individual will provide expertise and training, regulatory interpretation, and technical support to OCSD personnel; and perform a variety of administrative and technical tasks relative to the assigned area of responsibility.
Examples of duties include:
Conducting various projects, safety audits, inspections and investigations of OCSD offices, facilities, and work and construction sites, identifying unsafe conditions and mitigating hazards as required;
Assessing, interpreting and ensuring compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations;
Analyzing data to identify trends; defining control measures; developing and monitoring corrective action plans; recommending process improvements, and policy and procedure changes;
Facilitating the identification of risks throughout OCSD, including analyzing, evaluating and mitigating risks;
Completing and maintaining required health and safety documentation and records;
Preparing reports, including those concerning new or ongoing programs, and program effectiveness; and
Preparing clear and concise correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 by 5:00 P.M. (or until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received)
Current Hiring Salary Range: $108,784.00 – $119,932.80/Year (starting salary will be within this range based upon qualifications)
Hiring Salary Range Effective July 3, 2020: $112,049.60 - $123,531.20/Year (starting salary will be within this range based upon qualifications)
PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to inspect various sites and to investigate accidents, including traversing uneven terrain, climbing ladders, stairs, and other temporary or construction access points; ability to travel to various District sites, projects and/or meetings; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen and make detailed inspections; color vision to identify materials and structures; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment, and appropriate inspection and/or safety equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 10 pounds.
ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS Employees work partially in an office environment with moderate noise levels and controlled temperature conditions, and partially in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.
DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS All Orange County Sanitation District employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the Orange County Sanitation District requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.
OTHER INFORMATION For the full range of duties, responsibilities, and essential job functions please review the Classification Specification for this position found on our website.
Applicants must clearly demonstrate, through their application materials, that they meet the minimum requirements as outlined in the job announcement and class specification to receive further consideration. However, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process.
False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification.
To ensure your application is accurate and complete, please review the Job Application Guide. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of OCSD's pre-employment process, which includes a background investigation and a physical examination. For some positions, this may include a drug screen. False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification.
Reference Checks will be conducted by OCSD to verify employment related information for all potential employees once a contingent job offer is made during the background investigation process. This is done to ensure that individuals who join OCSD are well qualified and have a strong potential to be successful in their employment. The extent of the inquiry will depend on the position being applied for, but will at least include:
Verification/Reference from current and past employers
Confirmation of necessary licenses, certificates, and degrees.
Please have all necessary documentation ready. Additional inquiries may be necessary depending on the position for which you are applying. Human Resources will also schedule a post-offer physical examination once a job offer has been made.
OCSD only accepts applications submitted via our online application system. Applications submitted via mail, fax or email will not be accepted.
The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.
Qualifications & Requirements
The successful candidate will have:
Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education, with major coursework in safety, industrial hygiene, environmental engineering, or a related field; AND,
Five (5) years of work experience in industrial hygiene, environmental engineering, safety, or related experience.
Licenses and/or Certifications:
Valid California Class C Driver's License.
Valid Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Certification.
If candidates for this position do not currently possess one of the above certificates, the selected candidate must obtain the certification within 12 months of his/her date of hire.
The successful individual will possess advanced skills in critical thinking, analysis, record-keeping, and reporting; and will be able to identify problems, research and analyze relevant information, and develop and present recommendations and justification for solution.
The individual will be able to develop and conduct safety and health training; investigate accidents and unsafe working conditions; and ensure legal compliance and policy adherence.
Detailed knowledge of safety and health regulations; knowledge of wastewater operations; and the ability to train, coach, and mentor junior level staff is desired.
About Orange County Sanitation District
Our mission is to protect public health and the environment by providing effective wastewater collection, treatment, and recycling.