Safety & Health Specialist – Broward County Government

Posted: Jul 31, 2018

Salary – $51,974.83 – $82,953.11 Annually

Location – Fort Lauderdale, FL

Job Type – Full Time

Department – Risk Management Division

Job Number – 1403818


REQUIREMENTS AND PREFERENCESThe Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Safety and Health Specialist.THIS POSTING WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF QUALIFIED APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED. General Description

The purpose of this class within the organization is to promote, develop and manage the safety and occupational health of the employees of Broward County.

This class works under general supervision, independently developing work methods and sequences.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: Requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in biology, chemistry, health sciences, engineering or closely related field.Requires two (2) years anticipating, identifying, evaluating chemical, physical and biological hazards and performing instructional design and adult learning delivery related to environmental health and safety and/or criminal background & investigative services experience including one (1) year of lead work/supervisory experience, depending on area of assignment. Special Certifications and Licenses Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Class E Driver’s License for duration of appointment. Preferences:Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Certified Safety Professional (CSP).American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).State of Florida Certified Mold Remediator, State of Florida Certified Mold Assessor and/or Florida Licensed Asbestos Consultant.Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST).Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) or Associate Safety Professional (ASP).Professional Training:Florida Administrative Code-A 14-90, Course for Bus Transit DriversCurbing Transit Operator Distracted DrivingDisability Etiquette for Transit OperatorsCDL Class B License with Passenger & School Bus endorsementsBasic/Advanced Life Support CertificationFirst Aid CPR/AED/Blood Borne Pathogen InstructorFork Lift InstructorCrane Safety Instructor DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Develops and conducts safety and occupational health training and education programs; inspects and evaluates workplace environments to ensure they comply with local and federal regulations; recommends measures to protect workers and the general public from potentially hazardous work methods, processes, or materials.

Assesses County facilities, processes, and statistical data to identify trends, evaluate conditions and recommend appropriate corrective action.

Investigates and analyzes accidents to identify root cause and recommend corrective actions.

Facilitates the Countywide Safety Committee, under the direction of the County’s Facilitator program and facilitates for other Divisions as needed.

Reviews, develops and implements occupational health and safety policies and related compliance programs; assists with various Safety and Occupational Programs; assists in industrial hygiene monitoring; oversees and coordinates Broward County’s Occupational Vaccine Program.

Conducts ergonomic assessments to improve productivity, quality and safety and worker comfort by making practical ergonomic improvements in the workplace; conducts job hazard analysis to identify hazards and recommend steps to eliminate or reduce hazards to an acceptable risk level.

Supervises the everyday evolution of performing local criminal background checks for new hires and volunteers; tracks employees’ driver’s licenses and citizen complaints regarding employee driving habits.

Receives loss notices regarding vehicle accidents throughout the month; enters accident information; acquires any additional information required to bring to the accident review committee for their review and vote.

Attends staff meetings, committee meetings, prepares for accident review committee meetings.

Performs related work as assigned.


Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

Involves routine and frequent exposure to traffic; moving machinery.

SPECIAL INFORMATIONAmericans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance:Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management. Emergency Management Responsibilities:Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned. County-wide Employee Responsibilities:All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County’s Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies. All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.