Safety Manager

Santa Rosa, California

Bring your occupational health and safety experience to the County of Sonoma and become the next County Safety Manager.

Starting salary up to $57.27/hourly ($119,529/annually) plus a cash allowance of approximately $600/month*

Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to a competitive compensation package* and work culture including:

  • Flex work schedule and teleworking options

  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year

  • Annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $1,700 and ongoing education/training opportunities

  • Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County, and access to several health plan options

  • Up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment

  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range

  • Deferred compensation with eligibility for a matching program

  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits

  • Defined retirement benefit plan, fully integrated with Social Security

About the Position
The County of Sonoma Human Resources Department is seeking a solution-oriented safety professional to lead a team of 2 professional staff in the coordination of county-wide occupational safety programs and initiatives and support County departments in developing operation-specific safety programs. The Safety team provides technical support, consultation, and training to all of the County’s 28 different departments, agencies, and special districts. In addition to guiding the team, the County Safety Manager's responsibilities include developing strategic plans; managing projects and programs; analyzing data to identify issues and solutions; performing hazard and threat assessments; consulting with and making recommendations to County departments; ensuring compliance with related laws, regulations, and policies; developing and conducting related training; creating strong working relationships and fostering a positive work environment for the Safety team. The position will report to the Deputy Director, Risk Management Division and is expected to work independently and exercise considerable discretion.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Experience managing a broad range of occupational health and safety programs including knowledge of OSHA requirements, safety best practices and implementing and sustaining safety management systems

  • Sound judgment and the ability to analyze and make recommendations on complex and/or sensitive issues, situations, and systems

  • The ability to think on one's feet, problem-solve, and assess risk with limited information

  • Experience working in a fast-paced work environment requiring frequent shifting of competing priorities

  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a broad range of internal and external contacts and customers across all levels of an organization

  • The ability to collaborate across teams or departments

  • Solid communication and presentation skills in order to influence diverse groups of stakeholders

About the Department
The Human Resources Department has 65 positions and is responsible for managing and administering a variety of programs and services through its' two divisions, Human Resources and Risk Management. The Human Resource Services Division is responsible for employee relations, recruitment and classification, workforce development, employee recognition and commissions, and the human resources management system. The Risk Management/Administration Division is responsible for employee benefits, liability and insurance, workers compensation, disability management, and safety.

Under the guidance and leadership of the Human Resources Director, the Department's Mission is to provide comprehensive human resources and risk management services, leadership, and guidance that supports organizational effectiveness for an outstanding workforce. The department values collaboration, integrity, customer service, creativity, transparency, and work-life balance.

*Salary is negotiable within the established range and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice.

Apply using the Apply Now link on this posting.

For more information, including minimum qualifications, visit, www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org or call 707-565-2331. The County of Sonoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and are committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. Apply by 4/7/22