General Definition of Work
Responsible for managing, developing, and maintaining Risk Management, safety awareness and programs, Workers’ Compensation compliance and insurance coordination throughout the City. Assist in Human Resources as needed. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Director of Human Resources.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Handles all aspects of Worker’s Compensation claims from initiation of claim through to resolution.
- Reviews and investigates claims related to property, liability, and automobiles; serves as a liaison.
- Accompany any State or Federal inspectors that involve safety, health, or environmental compliance inspections.
- Prepares evaluation reports of safety inspections and recommends improvements.
- Conducts training of employees on safety, health, human resources and environmental related topics. Oversees process to assure the city complies with State and Federal safety regulations.
- Maintenance accurate files for all safety, drug screen, and risk management records.
- Works cooperatively with internal and external organizations to develop and deliver community-wide safety programs.
- Prepares, acquires, and maintains safety and training resource publications to ensure safe, effective, and productive operations; maintains a library of reference materials; contacts vendors to obtain safety and training materials; reviews and recommends potential training materials.
- Observes work sites to ensure that proper safety equipment is worn, and procedures are followed.
- Works with Supervisors to develop, maintain and update department/division safety policies, procedures, and safety manuals.
- Oversees the scheduling of random DOT and non-DOT drug screens for employees with the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism.
- Coordinates required inspections from third-party agencies for sprinkler systems, fire hoses, fire extinguishers, etc. and maintain inspection records per OSHA regulations.
- Investigate major accidents where severe injuries or structural damage to buildings have been incurred.
- Develops and continually revises policy and procedures within the City’s Safety.
- Handles insurance renewals annually; maintains and updates policies and related files.
- Handles all changes to the City's fleet with the Department of Motor Vehicles; completes documentation such as tags, titles, and registrations.
- Performs annual defensive driving training as part of the Where the Rubber Meets the Road Campaign.
- Assist Human Resources in conflict resolution of employees, administrating disciplinary actions, investigating policy violations on an as needed basis.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices relating to industrial safety and accident prevention; thorough knowledge of OSHA, EPA, DOT, and related State and Federal rules and regulations relating to safety practices; thorough knowledge of applicable Federal and State laws and regulations regarding workers' compensation; thorough knowledge of risk management, insurance practices, and laws relating to liability and casualty insurance; thorough knowledge of the function and operation of each department; ability to analyze working conditions and recommend alternative methods and procedures; ability to plan, develop, and conduct training programs; ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form; ability to enforce safety regulations with firmness and tact; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with attorneys, insurance adjusters, employees, supervisors, elected officials, vendors, business and civic organizations, and the general public.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with course work in risk management, safety, health and environmental sciences plus at least five (5) years related experience in training, risk management, safety, health, environmental compliance, or equivalent combination of education and experience. At least three (3) years related experience in human resources preferred.
This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force and frequent exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires standing, walking, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms and repetitive motions, frequently requires sitting, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, tasting or smelling and pushing or pulling and occasionally requires lifting; work requires close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception, color perception, night vision and peripheral vision; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work regularly requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions, frequently requires exposure to wet, humid conditions (non-weather) and exposure to fumes or airborne particles and occasionally requires working near moving mechanical parts, working in high, precarious places, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, exposure to extreme cold (non-weather), exposure to extreme heat (non-weather), exposure to the risk of electrical shock, exposure to vibration and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a loud noise location (e.g. grounds maintenance, heavy traffic).
Must possess a valid Virginia driver's license. CPR/First Aid,AED certification or the ability to obtain within three (3) months of employment. Advanced Safety OHSA certifications preferred or required in 6 months from hire. Risk Management Certification is preferred.