Safety Manager / Risk Manager

Santa Ana, California

SAFETY AND RISK MANAGER (Administrative Manager II)

In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates: Effective July 1, 2022 – 3.0% increase

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

The recruitment will be open for a minimum of five (5) business days and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 PM (PST) on the day the County's needs are met.

The Safety and Risk Manager provides highly responsible administrative support to the Director of OC Public Works. The incumbent will coordinate agency-wide system safety, loss control, and emergency response programs, functions, and operations. Promotes and facilitates a strong safety culture through collaboration amongst department-wide staff and interacts with all employees to understand job functions, receive feedback, and guide them through solution-based activities to address safety concerns. Develops and implements programs to reduce the frequency and severity of injuries and occupational illnesses. Analyzes new and existing processes or systems to determine the existence, severity, probability, and outcome of hazards or vulnerabilities. Promotes and recommends safety policies to executive management and coordinates assigned activities with other departments, programs, and outside agencies. The incumbent will also perform, but is not limited, to the following duties:

  • Administers and coordinates the Department safety and loss prevention program with positive results and compliance
  • Provides oversight and monitoring of departmental Injury and Illness
  • Prevention Programs to ensure completeness, uniformity, and compliance
  • Designs, develops, and implements department safety policies and procedures, compliance activities, and training programs in collaboration with staff
  • Provides guidance and support to the OCPW designated safety representatives and is available for coaching and mentoring to ensure effectiveness
  • Develops and maintains a safety resource center and intranet site to include educational and training materials, policies and procedures, and related safety and accident reporting forms
  • Directs, coordinates, and reviews the strategic work plan for the Department Safety Program; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems; reviews and evaluates work training, methods, and procedures
  • Attends and participates in Department division meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the safety industry; incorporates new developments as appropriate into programs
  • Provides reports, trends, behavioral data analysis for review and discussion Promotes and markets safety practices throughout the department through positive interaction and respectful and positive relationships
  • Serves as the primary Department contact with CEO-Risk on all occupational safety issues
  • Oversees supervisor's investigation and analysis of accidents to determine root cause and means of prevention through reporting completion and appropriate educational information sharing
The ideal candidate will have five (5) plus years of experience in safety management within a large organization. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess knowledge and/or experience in the following competencies:

  • Technical Knowledge | Safety Experience

  • Knowledge of the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) regulations, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) safety regulations, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, security procedures, compliance standards, and any other local and state regulations

  • Experience leading a broad range of occupational health and safety programs, safety best practices and implementing and sustaining safety management systems

  • Working ability to develop and present effective safety training programs using Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, PeopleSoft, and/or other database systems

  • Leadership Skills

  • A demonstrated positive impact in leading improvements with safety programs

  • Ability to make well-informed and objective decisions to accomplish organizational goals; understands the impact and implications of those decisions on the department

  • Promoting a culture of safety to all County employees and formulating short- and long-term strategic plans for reducing the frequency and severity of work-related injuries, fleet safety and property loss management

  • Relationship Building | Effective Communication Skills

  • Presenting to and discussing information with various audiences

  • Effectively coordinates with other managers and executive staff including Department Heads, stakeholders, and other internal customers

  • Providing persuasive, confidence-inducing, and well-organized oral presentations

  • Understanding and meeting the needs of varied departments and translating the voice of the customer into business improvements

  • Providing a high level of customer orientation and effective interpersonal skills with extensive interaction with department heads, staff, and other internal customers

Human Resource Services (HRS) will screen all application materials to identify qualified candidates. After the screening, qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition.

Application Screening (Refer/Non-Refer)
Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those candidates that meet the qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step.

Structured Oral Interview | SOI (Weighted 100%)
Applicants will be interviewed and rated by an oral interview panel of job knowledge experts. Each applicant's rating will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the applicant's qualifications for the job.

Based on the department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure.

Eligible List
Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.

Veterans Employment Preference

The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click here to review the policy.