This job opportunity is being re-announced. Applicants who previously applied for this job do not need to re-apply; all applications will be considered. The Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program (SWMP) is seeking an experienced professional to provide day-to-day management of the safety program at its I-66 Transfer Station. Reports to the SWMP Program Manager, Emergency Operation and Safety and operates as part of a team that manages safety at two additional solid waste operations facilities.
Duties and responsibilities include:
Monitoring, inspecting, and analyzing work areas, work procedures, equipment and materials to ensure compliance with various federal, state and local occupational safety and health laws, regulations, codes, and standards;
Identifying, developing, managing, and tracking occupational safety and health programs, safety policies and procedures, and safety training programs for the I-66 Transfer Station and SWMP in compliance with all county, state and federal law regulations—including, but not limited to, personal protective equipment (PPE), confined space entry, trenching/excavation, lockout/tag-out, respiratory protection, powered industrial trucks, hazard communication, and work area hazard assessments;
Engaging in safe working practices by following safety guidelines, standards, and rules, maintaining an awareness of workplace hazards, and communicating safety concerns to other employees, supervisors, and safety analysts, and being accountable for safety performance and actions and displaying a commitment to practicing safe work behaviors;
Investigating employee injuries, accidents, and property loss incidents, reviewing loss reports, evaluating trends, and making recommendations for programmatic changes/corrective actions.
This position requires good working knowledge of and experience with OSHA general industry and construction standards. The reporting location for this position will be the I-66 Transfer Station at 4618 W. Ox Rd. Fairfax, Virginia. This position is designated as one of the agency's emergency personnel positions, essential during inclement weather or other types of construction emergencies. As such, the position is subject to 24-hour on-call and must be able to work emergency overtime, including after-hours and weekend work during emergency incidents.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
Knowledge of the principles and techniques of employee safety and loss prevention and VOSH and other related regulatory standards and laws;
Knowledge of accident investigative and review techniques;
Knowledge of occupational safety statistical analysis;
Knowledge of developing, delivering and measuring safety training programs;
Knowledge of state workers compensation program and regulations;
Ability to collect, analyze and interpret statistical data;
Ability to develop and conduct safety related training;
Ability to conduct safety and health audits and inspections;
Ability to prepare clear and concise written reports for management;
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: (Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to") Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in safety sciences, industrial hygiene, safety management, loss prevention or closely related field; plus two years of professional safety program experience.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid driver's license.
Class "B" commercial driver's license (CDL).
Class "A" CDL within 12 months of hire
DOT Medical Card.
Confined Space Certification within 3 months of hire.
CPR within 3 months of hire.
First Aid within 3 months of hire.
Class I, II, III or IV Waste Management Facility Operators License required within 18 months of hire.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a pre-employment physical examination, alcohol/drug test, driving record check, and commercial driver's license screening to the satisfaction of the employer.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in safety, industrial hygiene, occupational safety and health, a natural science, engineering, or a related discipline and three or more years of relevant construction safety management experience, including general industry/construction work site safety and training programs. Three years or more of experience of OSHA and VOSH regulations (general industry and construction). Three years or more of experience with accident investigation reports and documentation. Working knowledge of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is performed in an office, on-site at solid waste management facilities, and on the road for collection/transport operations. The employee may be exposed to dangerous machinery, loud noises, extreme weather conditions, hazardous chemicals, odors, and infectious diseases and may be required to lift and/or carry heavy, bulky items, equipment, supplies and materials weighing up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or keyboard, reach with hands and arms, stoop, and talk and hear. The employee must also be able to read, write, and interpret written documents. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
SELECTION PROCEDURE: Panel interview and may include exercise.
Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.
Internal Number: 21-00510
About Fairfax County Government
Fairfax County was home to many of America’s earliest statesmen, including George Washington of Mount Vernon and George Mason of Gunston Hall. It is one of the premier centers of technology in the United States. Located just west of the nation’s capital, Fairfax County is the most populous jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It has a large, diverse and dynamic economy, and is home for eight Fortune 500 companies, more than 400 international owned firms, and the largest concentration of technology jobs of any major U.S. market. Minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses make significant contributions to the economy and add diversity to the business community.
The County offers residents an excellent environment in which to raise and educate their children. The Fairfax County Public School System and area private schools offer parents numerous education options. Fairfax County is also a leader in higher education, where five major colleges and universities, including the main campus of George Mason University, are located. Northern Virginia Community College – the largest community college in the Commonwealth of Virginia – has two campuses in Fairfax County. T...he community has a wealth of cultural and recreational resources that provide abundant opportunities for children to learn and grow.