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Assistant Public Works Safety, Health & Training Officer
 
JOB CODE:120910
 
PAY GRADE:2180
 
SALARY RANGE:$33,162 - $45,904
 
LOCATION OF WORK
Department of Public Works
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of the Assistant Public Works Director of Workforce Development, assists in the management of the City-Parish safety program, which includes the identification and elimination of hazardous conditions or practices that affect either employees or property and the public in general. Work is performed in accordance with the City-Parish Safety & Health Manual and the accepted principles and practices of the Safety Industry. Responsibility includes assisting in the formulation of safety and health policy, education and training, as well as conducting inspections and follow-up investigations. Supervision may be exercised over subordinate personnel for some special projects. Performs other work as requested.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Assists in planning, developing, and directing the City-Parish safety program. Identifies and reduces risk exposure through the application of various controls and the use of safety and health training programs concentrating on areas with high frequency rates or exposure levels; periodically presents and facilitates specified safety training programs for employees and supervisors. Performs periodic inspections of all City-Parish facilities, equipment, and job sites to identify potential or existing safety and health hazards; performs field audits of employees engaged in equipment operation to ensure safety and procedural compliance. Analyzes work practices and assignments to determine conformance to established safety codes and principles. Conducts analysis of accidents involving City-Parish property, equipment, or personnel to determine cause and possible corrective action. Utilizes accident and injury statistics to prepare recommendations on safety controls and training. Develops preventive programs to reduce City-Parish liability, control costs, and increase the total productivity of the work force. Prepares reports and recommendations designed to isolate causes, eliminated hazards, and prevent recurrence.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the principles and practices utilized in administering comprehensive safety, loss prevention, and occupational health programs. Knowledge of the laws, rules, and regulations applicable to local governmental agencies in the area of safety. Knowledge of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Knowledge of appropriate investigative procedures and methods. Knowledge of the various types of equipment and machinery used in the City-Parish government. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, to individuals and to groups. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, superiors, and the public. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in one of the recognized branches of engineering, safety management, occupational safety, or a related field, and three years experience in safety management.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
Must have a valid Louisiana driver's license at the time of appointment and maintain throughout employment in this classification.
 
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.
 
NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the job.