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Approximate Salary:
Placerville, California
United States
Job Categories:
Loss Control Professional: Multi-site
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Safety Advisor/Auditor
Industry Segments:
Energy, Government / Public Sector, Utilities
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Safety/Security Officer

Under direction from the Director of Human Resources, the Safety/Security Officer establishes, implements and manages Districtwide safety programs in accordance with the District’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program and State and Federal regulations; develops, implements and administers safety policies and programs including industrial, occupational health, operations, safety education, safety inspection, loss control, accident prevention, security systems planning to protect infrastructure consistent with State, Federal, local and District regulations and policies, and provides highly technical and complex administrative support to District personnel.  This position works out of the District headquarters located in Placerville.

The Safety Security Officer serves as a subject matter expert, consulting on and developing programs and procedures which require a strong focus on administrative work. In addition to responding to the various safety and security needs of the numerous divisions and work units within the District (e.g., security access, security alarms, and project management), the incumbent maintains administrative responsibilities over all assigned functions. The Safety Security Officer holds a permanent seat on the District’s Safety Committee which tracks and recommends safety trends and initiatives. This requires a strong personal commitment to safety, and collaborative coordination within all levels of the organization.

Employees within this classification perform the full range of duties as assigned; employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Key duties of the Safety/Security Officer include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Plans, schedules, evaluates the work assignments of the safety security section; oversees and ensures regulatory compliance, industrial health and safety standards, proper implementation of the District’s safety and security programs and safety/security training requirements.
  • Plans, develops, and administers occupational health and safety programs, facility inspections, accident investigation, enterprise risk management, physical security asset management, emergency planning operations, and related safety initiatives; ensures and monitors District program compliance with mandated laws, rules and regulations.
  • Plans, recommends, develops, and administers safety concepts, guidelines and procedures to protect employee health and safety while ensuring compliance with applicable safety standards, regulations and mandated laws.
  • Maintains District business systems and workflows associated with assigned programs such as workers compensation, right to know, safety training programs, DMV, DOT, workplace violence, drug and alcohol free workplace; develops and administers program concepts, workflows and designs to improve efficiency; coordinates workers’ compensation injury management and programs to minimize lost time injuries. Works collaboratively with Human Resources staff on workers’ compensation leave coordination and return-to-work plans.
  • Provides confidential, complex and/or technical consultation to District supervisors, managers and executive personnel in support of District safety and security programs and policies in relation to the District’s workforce. Prepares and maintains annual budget related to safety and security.
  • Identifies, plans, and implements organizational efficiency gains, physical and/or facility security needs, and safety hazard mitigation strategies to maintain continual safety awareness/compliance with safety and occupational health policies and procedures. Monitors security footage and manages new camera projects.
  • Plans, develops, coordinates, and implements safety education programs and instructional training materials and on-site or classroom type training on a wide range of safety-related matters such as first aid, equipment operation, and other subjects. May oversee and /or conduct training classes and presentations; explains and interprets policy and procedures. Works closely with supervisors and managers responsible for field operations to ensure that appropriate safety trainings are conducted to comply with Cal OSHA regulations.
  • Coordinates with various District personnel in support of safety program requirements; participates in contract and contractor safety evaluation activities; prepares management reports, correspondence, and special studies.
  • Maintains statistical data in order to improve and increase the effectiveness of safety and security programs; assists with response to emergency situations and serves as primary contact for Health and Safety after hours for incidents and/or emergencies.
  • Conducts and oversees the investigation and analysis of accidents and safety hazards; performs the compilation and analysis of accident data; interprets and evaluates data for trends; recommends course of action to reverse hazardous trends or eliminate potential for accidents; serves as secondary contact for Health and Safety after hours emergencies.
The ideal candidate will be seasoned safety professional with a successful track record of high performance and extensive knowledge and experience with developing and implementing comprehensive industrial health and safety programs that include the development of an Injury and Illness Prevention Program and administering industrial security strategies and programs, preferably in a public utility setting. 
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in industrial engineering, safety engineering, industrial hygiene, occupational safety and health or other closely related field is preferred.  Four years of responsible professional experience developing and implementing comprehensive industrial health and safety programs and administering industrial safety and security programs at a drinking water and/or wastewater treatment agency is preferred.

Other Benefits: 

  • CalPERS 2.0% @ 62 for new CalPERS members
  • 2.0% @ 55 for Classic CalPERS members
  • Retiree Health Care subject to District vesting schedule
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and dependents with cost share
  • Paid Time Off commensurate with service time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Exempt Administrative Leave
  • Life Insurance
  • Deferred compensation plan


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