At the Orange County Sanitation District our Core Values form the framework of our organization and reinforce our professional work ethic. If the following values ring true with you, we'd love to invite you to explore our career opportunities further.
Honesty, Trust, & Respect We aspire to the highest degree of integrity, honesty, trust, and respect in our interaction with each other, our suppliers, our customers, and our community.
Teamwork & Problem Solving We strive to reach OCSD goals through cooperative efforts and collaboration with each other and our constituencies. We work to solve problems in a creative, cost-effective and safe manner, and we acknowledge team and individual efforts.
Leadership & Commitment We lead by example, acknowledging the value of our resources and using them wisely and safely to achieve our objectives and goals. We are committed to act in the best interest of our employees, our organization, and our community.
Learning/Teaching - Talents, Skills and Abilities We continuously develop ourselves, enhancing our talents, skills, and abilities, knowing that only through personal growth and development will we continue to progress as an agency and as individuals.
Recognition/Rewards We seek to recognize, acknowledge and reward contributions to OCSD by our many talented employees.
OCSD is currently looking to fill the role of a Safety & Health Representative.
The Safety & Health Representative works under direct supervision of the Safety & Health Supervisor, performs a variety of professional and technical duties and supports senior staff and management in the development, implementation, and administration of various safety, health, industrial hygiene, disaster preparedness, and emergency response programs, policies, and procedures. The individual in this position will be responsible for developing and conducting training; conducting and assisting with audits, investigations, and regulatory interpretation; reviewing OSHA records, contractor safety procedures and programs, employee training certifications, and other documentation. Other general duties include, but are not limited to, conducting and completing job hazard analyses, confined space entry analyses, and hot work permits; performing a variety of routine administrative and technical tasks as assigned; ensuring established safety precautions are adhered to, correcting and/or reporting to managerial staff any unsafe work conditions/practices; and performing other related duties as assigned.
This position requires the candidate to have basic knowledge of principles, practices, operations, services, and activities of safety, industrial hygiene, environmental engineering, ergonomic assessments, hazardous materials management, and emergency response programs; possess understanding of methods and techniques of developing and conducting safety training programs; effectively communicates with the public, vendors, contractors, and District staff.
APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 5:00 P.M. (or until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received)
Hiring Salary Range: $38.89 - $42.89/Hour or $80,891.20 - $89,211.20/Year (starting salary will be within this range based upon qualifications)
Physical Demands Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to inspect various sites and to investigate accidents, including traversing uneven terrain, climbing ladders, stairs, and other temporary or construction access points; ability to travel to various District sites, projects and/or meetings; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen and make detailed inspections; color vision to identify materials and structures; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator, to operate standard office equipment, and appropriate inspection and/or safety equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 10 pounds.
Environmental Elements Employees work partially in an office environment with moderate noise levels and controlled temperature conditions, and partially in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.
Disaster Service Workers All Orange County Sanitation District employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the Orange County Sanitation District requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.
Other Information For the full range of duties, responsibilities, and essential job functions please review the Classification Specification for this position found on our website.
Applicants must clearly demonstrate, through their application materials, that they meet the minimum requirements as outlined in the job announcement and class specification to receive further consideration. However, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of OCSD's pre-employment process, which includes a background investigation and a physical examination. For some positions, this may include a drug screen. False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification.
Reference Checks will be conducted by OCSD to verify employment related information for all potential employees once a contingent job offer is made during the background investigation process. This is done to ensure that individuals who join OCSD are well qualified and have a strong potential to be successful in their employment. The extent of the inquiry will depend on the position being applied for, but will at least include:
Verification/Reference from current and past employers
Confirmation of necessary licenses, certificates, and degrees.
Please have all necessary documentation ready. Additional inquiries may be necessary depending on the position for which you are applying. Human Resources will also schedule a post-offer physical examination once a job offer has been made.
OCSD only accepts applications submitted via our online application system. Resumes submitted via mail, fax or email will not be accepted.
The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.
Qualifications & Requirements
The successful candidate will possess:
Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education, with major coursework in safety, industrial hygiene, environmental engineering, or a related field.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California Class C Driver's License by time of appointment is required.
Knowledge or experience developing job hazard analysis, conducting ergonomic assessments, or managing hazardous materials.
Additional Salary Information: Hiring Salary Range: $38.89 - $42.89/Hour or $80,891.20 - $89,211.20/Year
(starting salary will be within this range based upon qualifications)
About Orange County Sanitation District
The Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) is a public agency that provides wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal services for approximately 2.6 million people in central and northwest Orange County. OCSD is a special district that is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of 25 board members appointed from 20 cities, two sanitary districts, two water districts and one representative from the Orange County Board of Supervisors. OCSD has two operating facilities that treat wastewater from residential, commercial and industrial sources.