Los Angeles Community College District

Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Specialist (#4266)

$39.28-$48.67 hourly / $6,809.04-$8,435.20 monthly / $81,708.48-$101,222.40 annual


Definition

Develops, implements, coordinates, promotes, and evaluates safety and risk management programs encompassing environmental and occupational health, safety, hazardous materials management, and emergency preparedness services and activities.

Typical Duties

Recommends priorities for and develops, implements, promotes, and evaluates comprehensive environmental and occupational health, safety, hazardous materials management, and assigned emergency preparedness programs.

Evaluates working conditions and operational practices and routinely inspects properties and equipment to assure ergonomic use of equipment, identify health and safety hazards and other violations of health and safety standards, and to ensure conformance with established environmental and occupational health and safety laws, rules, and requirements.

Conducts studies of technical safety, health, and disaster control issues and develops recommendations and procedures for the improvement and extended implementation of safety programs.

Investigates possible violations of health and safety regulations, personal injuries, and material damages; compiles and analyzes data to identify the severity of accidents and hazards, their causes and costs, and recommends corrective and remedial action.

Responds to employee complaints and investigates for the purpose of identifying hazards.

Advises management and operating officials on technical and administrative matters related to safety and risk management programs.

Responds to emergencies related to chemical spills, fires, or other hazardous materials or conditions and takes appropriate action.

Analyzes federal, state, and local laws, directives, guidelines, and codes related to environmental and occupational health and safety and adapts and incorporates applicable provisions into safety and emergency preparedness programs.

Develops educational, technical, and promotional materials and implements and conducts risk management and safety education and training programs for employees.

Contacts regulatory agencies and serves as a contact person involving environmental and occupational health, safety, and disaster control matters and prepares required reports and updates.

Develops procedures for monitoring safety and risk management functions.

Prepares correspondence, reports, and presentations related to safety and risk management programs.

May develop and maintain a recycling program.

May provide training and work direction to student employees.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

An Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Specialist applies a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices associated with environmental and occupational health and safety in developing and recommending policies, procedures, and standards and implementing and managing of occupational health, safety, hazardous materials management, and emergency services programs.

A Safety and Emergency Services Manager applies a thorough knowledge of principles, procedures, and standards of institutional safety and emergency management in developing and implementing plans and services designed to ensure protection from, preparedness for, response to, recovery from, and/or mitigation of hazards, threats, incidents, and other vulnerabilities.

Supervision

General supervision is received from a classified administrator. Work direction may be provided to student employees.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Principles and techniques of environmental and occupational health and safety and accident prevention

Methods and techniques of accident reporting and investigation

Theories and techniques of fire prevention

Environmental and occupational health and safety principles and practices

Disaster control and emergency preparedness

Hazardous materials management

Federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines related to environmental and occupational health and safety including pertinent provisions of the Safety Orders of the California Division of Industrial Safety, the California Vehicle Code, the California Worker's Compensation Act, and the federal and state Occupational Safety and Health Acts

Activities and services of national, state, and local safety, health, and emergency services organizations

Principles and techniques of training

Organization and management of records

Equipment, operations, and hazards associated with occupational groups found in the public service

Capabilities of computer systems, applications, and hardware

Ability to:

Develop, coordinate, and evaluate safety and risk management programs

Identify and analyze health, safety, and hazardous materials problems and risks, evaluate alternative practices, and make appropriate recommendations

Interpret and analyze laws, rules, regulations, and policies related to safety, risk management, hazardous materials management, and emergency preparedness programs

Prepare clear, concise, and effective oral and written presentations and reports

Train others in safety, health, hazardous materials management, and emergency procedures and practices

Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with administrators, staff, students, and representatives of private organizations and public agencies

Direct others in emergency situations

Learn general and specialized software applications 

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university or its equivalent. Courses in safety engineering, industrial engineering, environmental and occupational health and safety, fire prevention, or closely related fields are desirable.

AND

Three years of full-time, paid, professional-level experience in environmental and occupational safety engineering, safety inspection, or safety program development, implementation, or administration.

Special:

A valid Class "C" California driver's license may be required for some positions.

Travel to locations throughout the District may be required for some positions.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.

 


CLASS: 4266; EST: ; REV: 5/23/2018;