County of Alameda

Safety Technician I, Zone 7 (#4934)

Bargaining Unit: BTC - Zone 7 Crafts & Trades (062)
$36.15-$43.96 Hourly / $2,892.00-$3,516.80 BiWeekly /
$6,266.00-$7,619.73 Monthly / $75,192.00-$91,436.80 Yearly


DESCRIPTION
This specification describes two levels of the Safety Technician classification. Under supervision at the I level and under general supervision at the II level, assists in the development and maintenance of the safety management program in the Zone 7 Water Agency, assists and performs routine activities in the administration of assigned safety program segments; to assist in training, sampling, monitoring, record keeping and equipment maintenance activities in the administration of assigned safety program segments; to assist in the planning, conducting and coordinating of occupational safety and health program segments; and to perform other related work as required

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES

Safety Technician I, Zone 7 is the sub-journey level class in this professional series. This class is distinguished from the next higher level one of Safety Technician II, Zone 7 in that the former is under supervision and incumbents are in training and learning the full scope of the assigned duties and responsibilities, while the latter is the journey level, independently performing the full scope of the duties and responsibilities of the position. As Safety Technician I experience and proficiency are gained, assignments become more difficult and independence of action is increased. Incumbents of the Safety Technician I, Zone 7 classification are expected to gain experience and demonstrate proficiency in the level of work performed which will qualify them to promote to the higher level after four years of full time service.

Safety Technician II, Zone 7 is the journey level classification responsible for independently performing the full range of duties assigned to this series while reporting to the Employee Services Manager, Zone 7.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. As assigned, conduct on-site and classroom training and instruction in safety policies, procedures and practices, such as personal protective equipment, fit-testing, confined space entry, electrical hazards—lock out/tag out, hearing conservation CPR, First Aid Training, fall protection, trenching and excavating, and Hazardous Materials Training Programs .

2. Make arrangements for safety and health training classes, schedule rooms and employees, and set up training area.

3. Maintain a variety of records and databases related to safety monitoring, training attendance, hazardous material pickups, safety equipment assignment and the like.

4. Prepares documents and detailed reports, such as budgeting, request for proposals, request for information, purchasing orders, permits, code updates and regulations, and for safety committee.

5. Assist with publicizing safety programs; order, receive and distribute publicity and informational material related to safety and occupational health; update safety and health bulletin boards; check and post signage.

6. Selects, orders, receive and distribute personal protective equipment and other safety equipment.

7. Check sites for appropriate signage and ensure that unauthorized entry has not occurred; notify contractors of entry requirements and works to seek cooperation and adherence to Agency policies and procedures; may collect samples at various locations and submits for testing.

8. Maintain records on hazardous waste disposal, and ensure that proper procedures are followed and materials are accounted for.

9. Conduct safety inspections throughout the agency looking for unsafe conditions such as exposed wiring, failure to use machine guards, non-use of protective equipment, and tripping hazards, including all vaults and confined spaces, and notify the supervisor and superiors for the area.

10. Assist in the development and implementation of segments of a comprehensive safety, loss control and accident prevention program and EOP; research, collect, and summarize information on regulations, policies and procedures, on specific program.

11. Maintain, calibrate and arrange for the repair or replacement of monitoring and measurement equipment, such as air quality sensors and noise dosimeters.

12. Operate vehicles and a variety of other equipment used for instruction and other purposes, such as forklifts and boom trucks etc.

13. Attend a variety of training to obtain and maintain certification for specific functions and safety programs.

14. May assist in the investigations and accidents, take photographs, and collect evidence.

15. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Safety Technician I, Zone 7

Education:

The equivalent of completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by college level course work in industrial safety, Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), construction technology or a related field.

Experience:

The equivalent of two years of full-time experience coordinating training, working with OSHA regulations and MSDS or safety-related experience that would enable an applicant to acquire the required knowledge and abilities.

Licenses:

Possession of a valid state of California driver’s license.

Certificates:

Valid CPR Certification.
Valid First Aid Certification.
Valid Confined space entry training.
Valid HAZWOP certification.

OTHER WORKING CONDITIONS

Environmental Conditions
Works in both an office and field environment; travels from site to site; has exposure to noise, dust, chemicals, fumes, gases, grease; works in water, in confined spaces, and on slippery and uneven surfaces; works with machinery.

Physical Conditions
Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for moderate or heavy lifting; walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time; operating motorized equipment and vehicles; using hand and power tools and equipment; bending, twisting, crouching, and reaching above shoulder height.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Common technical safety programs (e.g., confined space entry, hearing conservation, respiratory protection, HAZWOP).
• Use of common safety equipment.
• General safety practices, policies and procedures.
• Principles and practices of training.
• Work processes, equipment, and environmental conditions involved in construction and facility maintenance work, including standard protective devices and accident prevention measures.
• The safe operation of tools and equipment used in industry.
• Grammar, punctuation, spelling and vocabulary.
• Basic mathematics in order to make calculations, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, averages and percentages.
• Modern office procedures and equipment, including personal computers, and related word processing and spreadsheet software.
• Principles of first aid and CPR.
• Principles and practices of recordkeeping.


Ability to:

• Apply and explain a variety of safety laws and regulations.
• Apply adult education principles.
• Provide effective training.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
• Keep a variety of work records and prepare reports (e.g., training attendance, equipment status, hazardous material pickups, dosimeter assignment, and distribution of personal safety equipment).
• Operate and maintain a variety of safety equipment and hand and power tools.
• Operate a motor vehicle safely and in accordance with traffic laws and Agency policies.
• Lift moderately to heavy objects.

CLASS SPEC HISTORY
MH:po 8/26/08
Newspec: #4934-4935.doc
CSC Date: 9/10/2008
MH:cs Revised 12/27/10
CSC Date: 1/12/11
MAH:cs Revised 4/24/13
CSC Date: 6/12/13

BENEFITS

Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.