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Hourly District Safety Officer - Lynchburg

Company: Virginia Department of Human Resource Management
Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: June 8, 2019

Job Description:

Job Description This wage position is not full-time, does not offer benefits, and is limited to 1,500 hours of work in the 12-month period beginning May 1 and ending April 30. Position will assist the District Safety Manager in safety management efforts for the District in order to improve the general welfare and safety of VDOTs employees. Develop and evaluate specifications for personal protective equipment, safety equipment, regulations, standards and rules. Provide vital and mandatory training programs to all employees for safety, emergency preparedness and accident prevention. Provide investigation training to supervisors at all levels in the organization. Review and interpret districtwide accident and injury statistics, inspection reports and investigation reports. Conduct research to identify trends and make presentations on the findings in conjunction with the District Safety Manager. Collect information regarding close calls and near misses in the workplace. Analyze findings, develop lessons learned and share information with field staff across the district in conjunction with the DSM. Review District field staffs operations and evaluate safety needs. Provide guidance to improve safety aspects. Actively participate in development of policy initiatives and directives related to the district safety program. Recommend best practices to improve the safety of VDOTs operations as backup to the DSM. VDOT employees have shared Values and a Code of Ethics. We encourage all to review these values and ethics. If you share our values, we invite you to apply. Your success in our organization depends upon sharing these values and keeping this Code of Ethics. Minimum Qualifications Knowledge of occupational health and safety standards, industrial hygiene fundamentals and safety equipment. Skill in applying industrial and motor vehicle investigation techniques. Ability to gather information, analyze data and prepare technical reports. Skill in technical writing and public speaking. Skill in the use of computers and software applications to include web-based systems. Preferred Qualifications Degree in health, occupational safety or related field preferred; equivalent experience or training may substitute for degree. Experience applying industrial and motor vehicle investigation techniques. Experience gathering and analyzing and preparing technical reports. Demonstrated work experience in a safety and health related occupation. Special Requirements A valid drivers license is required. Ability to travel within Virginia. Requires approved safety shoes. Fingerprint-based criminal history record check, references, work history and DMV driving record will be verified prior to employment. Will be required to work outside normal hours in emergencies and inclement weather. Special Instructions to Applicants State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 pm on the closing date through the Recruitment Management System (RMS). State applications submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered. Applicants are expected to fully represent qualifications and work history on the State application. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided on the application, therefore, it is essential to fully complete each section of the application and provide detailed information. Submitting an incomplete state application, or a state application lacking in detail, may impact your interview eligibility. This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted successfully. Please refer to Your Application in your RMS Account to check the status of your application for this position. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. For more information about our employment practices, please visit Information for VDOT Employees and Applicants:

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