Safety Officer



JOB CODE: 1912

PAY GRADE: 2220

SALARY RANGE: $41,114 - $69,955

LOCATION OF WORK
Parish Attorney

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the administrative direction of the Risk and Claims Manager, performs responsible and professional level work coordinating the City-Parish safety program. Work involves responsibility for implementing a comprehensive safety program for the City-Parish and ensuring a uniform safety initiative across all city departments. Work also involves responsibility for the investigation and evaluation of processes, facilities and equipment to identify and eliminate potential hazards or dangerous conditions affecting employees, the public and City-Parish property. Work is performed within the scope of established policies, rules and regulations. Performs other work as requested.

ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Coordinates the City-Parish safety program and issues applicable directives and regulations concerning accident prevention; ensures safety regulation compliance. Participates in the investigation of incidents involving City-Parish property, equipment, or personnel to determine cause and possible corrective action. Identifies hazardous and unsafe working conditions through safety inspections of facilities and equipment, accident investigation and analysis of individual employee tasks; submits reports of findings with recommendations for corrective action to the Director of Risk Management, the department head or other administrative officials. Identifies and reduces risk exposure through educational safety programs concentrating on areas with the highest exposure level; presents safety training programs to employees and their supervisors. Analyzes work practices and assignments to determine conformance to established safety codes and principles. Identifies control measures needed to reduce or eliminate hazards; advises if a new program or practice is required; monitors and evaluates program's progress.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the principles and practices utilized in coordinating a comprehensive safety and loss prevention program. Knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations applicable to local governmental agencies in safety. Knowledge of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Knowledge of investigative procedures and methods. Skill in the operation of modern office equipment and in the use of complex computer applications. Ability to analyze and review information and identify options and apply solutions. Ability to identify possible long-term outcomes of changes. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, to groups and to individuals. Ability to establish effective working relationships with others. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in safety management, occupational safety, or a related field, and three years of related experience.

SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) None.

OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.


NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.