Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator, Austin, Texas

Created 10/14/2021
Reference 470274
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Texas
City Austin
Minimum Qualifications
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in related field, plus four (4) years of experience in the assigned area of specialization.



  • Experience may substitute for the education up to the maximum of four (4) years.


Licenses or Certifications:
  • Valid Texas Driver License.


Notes to Applicants
The Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator position will work independently and would focus on consulting with the Human Resources Manager and management to plan, develop, organize, evaluate, manage and build, monitor and conduct the department's safety awareness training activities to prevent mishaps and injuries. It will also analyze department safety data to develop long and short term strategies and study injury trends, will provide leadership and direction for safety assessments, communicate safety, security and environmental concerns to management, ensure investigation and documentation of all accidents, incidents and injuries within the department and may assist the HR Manager in preparing the Safety Division budget. The role will be key in promoting a proactive safety culture by helping to develop and implement risk management protocols, teaching and validating behavioral safety, hazard recognition, and operational safety.

A competency assessment may be required to verify your skill set.
More than one interview round may be required.

A detailed and complete job application is REQUIRED and helps us to better evaluate your qualifications. In completing your job application, please be sure to provide a COMPLETE employment history regarding any all relevant work experience that you would like us to consider. Please be thorough in completing the employment application and list all experience and education that is relevant to this position, including your supervisory and/or leadership experience if applicable. For each position, please describe your specific experience as it relates to the minimum and preferred qualifications.

This information will be also be used to determine salary in the event that you are selected for this position. You will not be given the opportunity to provide additional work experience once you complete and submit your job application. Furthermore, if selected as the top candidate, you will not be permitted to present additional work experience for salary calculation purposes.

When completing the Supplemental Questions, please note that your answers to the supplemental questions must be supported by information contained in your application.

Driving Requirement:
This position requires a Valid Texas Driver License or the ability to acquire one by your hire date. External New Hires must meet the City of Austin's Driver Record Evaluation ( DRE ) requisite.
To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months.

If you are selected as the top candidate:
  • Verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or GED , undergraduate and/or graduate degrees) will be required. You must provide education from an accredited organization/institution.
  • If you are identified as a top candidate and or in the military or a veteran, you will need to provide a copy of your DD214 prior to confirming a start date.



Pay Range
$29.83 - $38.78

Hours
Monday through Friday.
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Additional hours and/or working outside of normal business hours may be required as determined by operational needs.

Job Close Date
10/28/2021
Type of Posting External
Department Fleet Mobility Services
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 6800 Burleson Road.,Austin, Tx 78744
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with a wide variety of safety programs (ie. Hazard Communication, PIT /Lift Programs, JHA , Confined Space, injury/vehicle accident prevention and investigations, ergonomics, PPE evaluation, respiratory training, and hearing conservation programs).
  • Experience recommending process improvements and efficiencies to support the reduction in safety incidents and previous experience investigating injuries and vehicle accidents.
  • Experience writing and presenting safety related training to a wide variety of individuals an evaluating workplace hazards and mitigation techniques.
  • Experience communicating and/or training health and safety information to various audiences.
  • Experience performing a safety gap analysis by comparing existing regulations with existing company programs
  • Experience in conducting workplace incident/accident investigations.
  • Experience in gathering data from various sources to identify and analyze trends to make data driven decisions.
  • Professional certification(s) related to Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Knowledge of telematics
  • Experience with a safety program in a diverse fleet environment.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Develops and implements comprehensive safety and training programs to ensure adherence to safety practices and procedures. Establishes standards and procedures, and performs facility and job site inspections to ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State, and Local laws, rules, regulations, or departmental safety policies and procedures. Participates, as necessary, in the preparation and monitoring of budget and contracts/contractors, and in the implementation of the departmental budget; and recommends and justifies capital expenditures. Conducts accident and incident investigations to determine root causes, and develops plans to prevent recurrence by inspecting or reviewing areas, equipment, processes, and work activities for hazardous conditions. Provides advice and counsel to management and other employee groups on a broad range of occupational safety issues and decisions. Develops and conducts occupational safety training for various workgroups, including evaluation and modification of programs to meet Local, State, and Federal OSHA requirements. Coordinates occupational safety activities which may include conducting safety drills, inspections, investigations, or other safety program events. Directs and reviews the analysis of accident or injury data by identifying trends, creating related reports, and including financial impact in an effort to develop proposed solutions to problems and identify the needs for new or modified occupational safety programs. Researches occupational safety information to assure the best available methods and equipment are adopted to minimize the hazards in the work place.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

May be responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws and ordinances governing occupational Safety.



  • Knowledge of City practices, policies, and procedures.


  • Knowledge of safety policies and procedures.


  • Knowledge of safety and risk management principles, policies, and procedures.


  • Knowledge of training and learning principles.


  • Knowledge of financial analysis methods.


  • Skill in oral and written communication.


  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.


  • Skill in using computers and related software.


  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.


  • Skill in conducting investigations.


  • Skill in identifying safety and risk hazards.


  • Ability to handle hostility, conflict, and uncertain situations.


  • Ability to present oral presentations and training.


  • Ability to use the computerized tools, databases, and communications techniques used in human resources within the City of Austin municipal government.


  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.


  • Ability to develop and maintain current knowledge of occupational health and safety programs.


  • Ability to develop and facilitate training sessions.


  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees and the public.


Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.
EEO/ADA
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
* This position requires graduation with a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in related field, plus four (4) years of experience in the assigned area of specialization. Experience may substitute for the education up to the maximum of four (4) years. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
  • Yes
  • No
* Please provide a brief description of how you meet the minimum qualifications listed for this position-to include, meeting the educational requirements, years of related experience and substitutions.
(Open Ended Question)
* Are you willing to work weekends, holidays, and extended shifts as required by the position.
  • Yes
  • No
* Please describe your experience with a wide variety of safety programs (i.e. Hazard Communication, PIT/Lift Programs, JHA, Confined Space, injury/vehicle accident prevention and investigations, ergonomics, PPE evaluation, respiratory training, and hearing conservation programs). In your answer please include which position on your application where you gained this experience and what specific role you played. If you do not have this experience, please put N/A.
(Open Ended Question)
* What experience do you have recommending process improvements and efficiencies to support the reduction in safety incidents and previous experience investigating injuries and vehicle accidents? In your answer please include which position on your application where you gained this experience and what specific role you played. If you do not have this experience, please put N/A.
(Open Ended Question)
* Please describe your experience writing and presenting safety related training to a wide variety of individuals. In your answer please include which position on your application where you gained this experience and what specific role you played. If you do not have this experience, please put N/A.
(Open Ended Question)
* What experience do you have in heavy fleet/equipment operations and regulations including: DOT/OSHA, NFPA, and NEC codes? In your answer please include which position on your application where you gained this experience and what specific role you played. If you do not have this experience, please put N/A.
(Open Ended Question)
* Describe your experience gathering data from various sources to identify and analyze trends to make data driven decisions.
(Open Ended Question)
* Do you currently possess Safety certification such as CSHO, CHST, OHST, ASP or CSP? If yes, please list which certification(s).
(Open Ended Question)
* This position requires a Valid Texas Driver License. Do you have a Valid Texas Driver License or if selected for this position, do you have the ability to acquire a Valid Texas Driver License by your hire date?
  • Yes
  • No
* This position will require traveling to various work sites to perform duties. Are you able to travel to worksites with or without accomodations?
  • Yes
  • No
* Please explain your knowledge and/or experience with telematics. If you do not have this experience, please put N/A.
(Open Ended Question)
* Please describe your experience with a safety program in a diverse fleet environment. If you do not have this experience, please put N/A.
(Open Ended Question)
* The City of Austin Driver Eligibility Standards require that External New Hires meet the City's Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months. Do you meet this requirement?
  • Yes
  • No
* If selected as a top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background investigation?
  • Yes
  • No

Optional & Required Documents
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Employer City of Austin, TX

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