Manager of Environmental, Health & Safety

Job Locations US-WA-Everett
Opening Date 1 week ago(9/20/2022 6:09 PM)
Job ID
2022-1491
Category
Administration
Min (Annual)
USD $110,667.00/Yr.
Max (Annual)
USD $165,999.00/Yr.
Min Hiring Range
USD $110,667.00/Yr.
Max Hiring Range
USD $121,734.00/Yr.

Overview

This position is being sourced by Arch Staffing please apply at

https://www.indeed.com/job/manager-environmental-health-safety-e349a18e3c9b219a

 

Under general guidance from the Deputy Director of Safety, Security and Sustainability directs the agency-wide Safety Management System program and plans; environmental compliance program and plans; agency-wide safety programs, including stand-alone safety programs, Workers’ Compensation Program and Processes and OSHA/DOSH required plans. This position has the responsibility and authority to implement agency-wide programs, plans, procedures, as well as training and tasks for environmental, health and safety. Will provide program management oversight and day-to-day supervision of staff: one (1) Safety Analyst, one (1) Safety Specialist, one (1) Workers’ Compensation Program Manager, one (1) Environmental Analyst, and one (1) Environmental & Sustainability Program Manager.  

Essential Duties

  1. Safety Management System (SMS): Creates the strategic direction for Community Transit’s Safety Management systems including prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and forecasting efforts.  Creates a strategic roadmap to successfully implement the elements of SMS, with key milestones and deliverables. Serves as the agency’s subject matter expert (SME) for SMS programs.  Writes policies, procedures, tasks, job aids, and mutual aid agreements.  Plans, develops, manages, and delivers training and exercises in all aspects of SMS. Ensures programs, plans, and training are current and comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws.  Develops and/or conducts decision briefs or informational presentations to the Executive Team, managers, employees, and regional partners. Creates and implements standards, policies, and procedure as needed. Responsible for developing, implementing, and providing oversight of the agency’s Federal Transit Administration required Agency Safety Plan, meeting or exceeding all regulatory requirements.
  2. Health and Safety Programs: Creates the strategic direction for the agency’s health and safety programs. Ensures programs, plans, and training are current and comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws.  Develops and/or conducts decision briefs or informational presentations to the Executive Team, managers, employees, and regional partners. Creates and implements standards, policies, and procedure as needed.  In this capacity, they are required to make rapid decisions that has impacts across the entire agency and involves significant risk / liability.  Will provide oversight of the agency’s Safety Committee and ensure committee business is carried out. Develops content for and delivers presentations, trainings and talks to agency personnel at all levels. Represents the agency as a safety expert to local, regional partners and external committees.
  3. Environmental Programs: Creates, implements and/or maintains agency’s environmental programs. Ensures that all agency environmental permits are completed and submitted on time. Coordinates with Capital Planning & Project Development Program on submission of environmental permits. Oversees the development of agency’s environmental training programs. Leads and/or oversees all environmental compliance programs to ensure requirements are met and industry best management practices and all known, available, and reasonable methods of prevention, control and treatment (AKART) of stormwater pollution are applied, where practicable. Serves as conduit for information exchange with other departments and programs. Creates and leads agency’s Environmental and Sustainability Management System (ESMS) efforts in order to reduce environmental impacts, increase operating efficiency and promote agency-wide awareness.
  4. Division Liaison:Attends meetings, conducts training, and provides guidance for other departments to ensure organizational practices meet or exceed existing environmental, health and safety regulations, programs, and plans. Position serves as a resource and subject matter expert for agency managers and executives as it relates to Environmental, Health and Safety Regulations.
  5. Workers’ Compensation Program: Provides direction and oversight for Self-Insured Program and interrelationship with Agency Safety and Environmental Programs.
  6. Research and Analysis: Prepares through research and analysis, statistical data compiling reports, surveys, and metrics to inform business decisions. Position serves as a resource for agency managers and executives as it relates to security and emergency management.
  7. Staff Supervision and Development: Plans, organizes, staffs, directs, coordinates, oversees, evaluates, and trains assigned staff.
  8. Budget: Assists the Deputy Director in preparing the annual department budget. Supervises the implementation and maintenance of the Environmental, Health & Safety division budget.
  9. Vendor Management: Leads, manages, and maintains vendor services.  This includes vendor evaluation, selection, contract negotiation, compliance, and performance.
  10. Disaster/Emergency Response: Works with the agency’s primary Incident Commander / Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Manager during activations of the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).  As required, works in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) under the Incident Command System (ICS) in the capacity of Safety Officer. Working with the CEO and Executive Leadership Team, translates the business/strategic needs into a SMS EHS response plan with the responsibility of execution of the plan across the agency. In this capacity, they are required to make rapid decisions that has impacts across the entire agency and involves significant risk / liability. 
  11. May act on behalf of the Deputy Director of Safety, Security and Sustainability when they are out of the office.
  12. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in at least one of the following: occupational safety, environmental management, industrial hygiene, or closely related field
  2. Five (5) years of Safety Management experience
  3. Three (3) years of experience in supervision and leading staff
  4. Valid Washington State driver’s license

An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above may be considered in rare instances.

 

Preferred

  • Public transit, public agency, or regulated private industry experience.
  • Possession of one or more of the following certifications.
    • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
    • Transit Safety Institute, Transit Safety and Security Program (TSSP)
    • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
    • Registered Environmental Manager
    • HAZWOPER
    • Washington Workers’ Compensation Professional (WWCP)
  • Transit Safety Institute, SMS Awareness training, or higher
  • Completion of FEMA ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800 courses
  • Completion of OSHA 501, 503, 511, 521 or other OSHA training courses

Entry Requirements for: Knowledge and Skills

 

Knowledge of:

  1. Business/industry principles and practices for the area of responsibility.
  2. Safety management functions and programs including familiarity with Federal and State requirements, emergency management planning, emergency management program analysis, hazard assessments, and resource management.
  3. Wastewater and stormwater regulations
  4. Hazard identification, mitigation, and monitoring practices
  5. Workers’ Compensation programs and third party administrators
  6. National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS)
  7. Basic principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
  8. Principles of team leadership, including supervisory and training techniques and practices.
  9. Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment, including computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and statistical databases.

Skill:

  1. Excellent interpersonal skills for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other agency staff, all levels of management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the public.
  2. Applying advanced principles and practices of safety management. Understanding technical industry concepts as they apply to safety management and environmental management.
  3. Exhibiting a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism with demonstrated ability to maintain sensitive security information.
  4. Developing and implementing programs, policies, and procedures to keep the workplace safe; identify and mitigate hazards to the safety of the agency.
  5. Written and oral communications proficiency in English.
  6. Influencing others to adopt safety best practices and to raise safety awareness.
  7. Responding to emergency situations and crisis management.
  8. Project management
  9. Contract negotiations
  10. Convincing colleagues across the business to deliver security through their everyday actions and decisions.
  11. Ability to use independent judgment and discretion to make immediate decisions related to policies and procedures for emergency management in a calm, professional, and tactful manner.
  12. Ability to work well under pressure and to coordinate and implement multiple tasks simultaneously and in an environment of constantly changing priorities.

Proficient Performance Requirements for Knowledge and Skills

 

Qualification to fulfill the full range of this position’s duties requires the following knowledge, which may be gained or further developed after entering the job:

  1. Knowledge of current and future trends in safety for public transit
  2. Federal Transit Administration regulations pertaining to safety in the workplace and for capital projects.
  3. Governmental budget preparation and administration.

Qualification to fulfill the full range of this position’s duties requires the following skills, which may be gained or further developed after entering the job:

  1. Project management

Physical Requirements

Climbing, balancing, stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

 

Light Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

 

May occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions or hazardous traffic situations when working in the field.

 

Afterhours availability may be required to meet operational needs.

 

Apply online

This position is being sourced by Arch Staffing please apply at

https://www.indeed.com/job/manager-environmental-health-safety-e349a18e3c9b219a

Applicants who meet the minimum requirements may be scheduled for an interview as well as a variety of tests to demonstrate knowledge, and skills for the position.  The evaluation process may include interviews, background check, reference checks and various performance tests. Applicants for this job may be considered for other openings up to six months after the date this position is filled.

 

If you have a family member, or share the same living quarters of a current Community Transit employee, please let your Employee Engagement Recruiter know as your eligibility for this position may be affected. 

 

Community Transit provides a tobacco-free and drug-free work environment.  As a recipient of federal funds, Community Transit is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on any basis prohibited by Federal, State or Local law.  We value and encourage diversity in our workforce.  EOE AA/M/F/Vet/Disability.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.

 

Effective January 1, 2022, all new employees must provide proof of fully vaccinated status on or before their first workday. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. 

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