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Union City, California
United States
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Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Program Manager

 $53.51 - $70.23 Hourly

 $9,274.91 - $12,173.34 Monthly

 $111,298.93 - $146,080.06 Annually

 Excellent Benefits 

 Final Filing Date: 8/22/19, 4:00 p.m. 

If you are looking for a place to grow and develop your skills, have the opportunity to do meaningful work and serve your community, come see why USD employees have an average tenure of 10+ years. 

USD offers careers with a great work/life balance.  We are proud of our diverse workforce of professionals.  We currently have an opportunity for an Environmental Health and Safety Program Manager (EHSPM) to join our Organizational Support Team (OST).

About the Job 

Reporting directly to the Executive Team, the Environmental Health & Safety Program Manager (EHSPM) plays a critical role in ensuring the success of the District’s safety program. With the General Manager’s support,  the EHSPM is an active and visible proponent of safety and fosters a safety culture, ensures that the District is in compliance with all applicable health and safety regulations, oversees a comprehensive safety training program, and will assist work groups in continuous improvement of safety performance.  This position will be a member of the Organizational Support Team and does not have line management responsibilities. 

As the EHSPM, the following lists just some of the things you will be working on:

  • Manages the District’s safety program for our wastewater collection and treatment facility.
  • Advises and provides recommendations to the General Manager and Executive Team on improving the District’s Safety Program and standard operating procedures.
  • Performs regular plant and field safety and HazMat inspections to identify and correct potential hazard and violations.
  • Oversees the Safety Program with all employees and Safety Star Points to ensure that information and resources are available to quickly resolve and remedy unsafe conditions/practices.
  • Manages the District’s Workers’ Compensation program; ensuring that all data is compiled correctly, works with injured employees and our Workers’ Compensation Administrator, investigates accidents and injuries; keeps all information confidential as required.
  • Works with the District Training Coordinators to ensure all required safety training is completed.
  • Assists with the coordination of the District’s Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Waste Programs to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements.
  • Chairs the Safety Committee meetings; coaches, trains and develops staff responsible for safety meetings within their respective teams.
  • Acknowledges safe practices by employees and participates in safety recognition programs.

 About You 

You will need the following education and experience.  A typical way to acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities for this position include: 

Education and Experience:

 A Bachelor’s Degree in occupational health and safety, environmental safety, or a related field; plus 3-5 years’ experience in environmental health and safety.  Experience in an industrial or construction setting is highly preferred.  Other combinations of education and experience may fulfill the requirements.

 You must be detail-oriented, highly organized, able to balance multiple areas of responsibility, complete work of a highly detailed nature, possess strong computer skills, a proven track record of producing accurate, high-quality work in a fast-paced environment, and strong interpersonal communication skills. Additionally, you must be able to prioritize work according to changing situations and requirements. This position is unclassified, exempt.

Knowledge of:  The principles and practices of employee health and safety; field work, including the conditions that can affect that work; health and safety regulations; the practices of wastewater collection and treatment or a similar process; training and enforcement of environmental regulations as they impact employees; confined space entry, traffic safety, fall protection, trench safety, electrical safety, lock-out tag-out regulations and practices, and ergonomic issues. 

Skill in:  Managing projects and providing direction or input as appropriate; organizing work, setting priorities, and exercising sound judgment.

Ability to: Understand and carry out oral and written instructions in English; focus on the best interests of the District as a whole; advocate for the overall safety of the District and for both management  and employees; read, analyze, evaluate, and summarize regulations, legislation, reports, materials, and data; prepare clear, concise, persuasive, and accurate reports, correspondence, and other materials; maintain thorough and comprehensive records.  Have excellent customer service skills and can work effectively in a team-based organization. 

Licenses, Certificates, or Credentials: Must possess a valid Class C California driver's license, have and maintain a satisfactory driving record, and be insurable by the District to operate District vehicles. Must be willing to take and successfully complete relevant course work; must be certified in safety by a recognized professional organization/ association or obtain certification within one year of appointment. 

Excellent Benefits

 We also offer an excellent benefits package including: 

  • CalPERS retirement 2.5% at 55 formula. (If new to CalPERS or not from an agency with reciprocity with CalPERS, the formula is 2% at 62 by pension reform law.)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance substantially paid for by the District for the employee and family.
  • Two weeks' vacation per year (increasing with longevity); Administrative leave of 40 hours per year, and 13 paid holidays per year.
  • STD, LTD and Life Insurance paid by the District.
  • Alternative Work Week Schedule.
  • Deferred Compensation Plan with Matching Funds up to $3,050 per year.
  • Educational Reimbursement, Student and Computer Loan programs for non-probationary employees. 

(For more information about our benefits, go to:  https://www.unionsanitary.ca.gov/images/Unclassifed_Exempt_Benefits_Summary_-_2019.pdf. )

The Details (otherwise known as Important Application Information)

 Applicants must apply online by clicking the apply link on this page  by Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.  Union Sanitary District is not responsible for the failure of Internet forms in submitting your application.

 Candidates who are best qualified will be invited to a Qualifications Appraisal Interview and Work Sample scheduled for Wednesday, September 4, 2019.                               

Finalist interviews are scheduled for Monday, September 9, 2019. 

You will be contacted regarding all phases of this recruitment via email, so please check your inbox for correspondence regarding next steps and results through the exam process. Please ensure that the email address on your application is correct and current before submitting your application.  Finalists must provide references.  Before appointment to the position the candidates must pass a criminal background check. 

Disaster Service Worker: Employees of Union Sanitary District are, by state and federal law, Disaster Service Workers. In the event of a declaration of emergency, any employee may be assigned activities which promote the protection of public health and safety or the preservation of lives and property either at the District or within the local, or your own community.

Union Sanitary District is an equal opportunity employer encouraging workforce diversity.


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