This is highly responsible work in developing and supervising security and safety programs and procedures for the Water Department.
Nature Of Work
The employee in this class is responsible for tasks of more than average difficulty which include: developing and supervising security and safety programs and procedures; ensuring that operations and activities are in compliance with departmental, city, state and federal regulations; and, providing for security and safety training for all departmental employees. Under direction, employee will maintain hurricane, emergency response, process safety management, risk management, and vulnerability assessment plans/information up-to-date. The employee must work closely with department managers, emergency coordination, police, fire and safety personnel. Considerable initiative and independent judgment are expected of this employee. Supervision of employees on 24/7 shifts is required; therefore, the employee must be able to plan and schedule appropriately. The employee will be expected to cover shifts for subordinates as needed to include nights, weekends and holidays. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports submitted and results achieved.
Examples of Duties
Responsible for directing a security program for the water department facilities; develops plans and procedures to ensure that the facilities are protected against fire, theft, vandalism, sabotage, and other disruptive acts; oversees the maintenance of security systems and related logs; reviews recommendations from subordinates for improvements and presents to management as appropriate.
Develops, maintains and updates emergency response plans for such occurrences as hurricanes, hazardous materials spills/leaks, and acts of sabotage; maintains department safety manual up-to-date and ensures that employees have current copies.
Develops, maintains and updates policies and procedures for a safe working environment; stays abreast of all federal, state and local safety policies and regulations and ensures that department policies are current and effective; inspects facilities, coordinates the immediate correction of unsafe conditions with department managers and follows-up to ensure corrections are made; coordinates the department’s safety committee activities; investigates accidents in conjunction with City safety inspectors; identifies needed training, prepares and conducts or coordinates; maintains safety training records, Material Safety Data Sheets, and inspection reports.
Performs requisite personnel functions to include: interviewing and selecting employees; planning, assigning, supervising and reviewing work assignments; completing performance evaluations; approving leave and training requests; administering discipline as needed.
Performs related work as required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Working knowledge of: Florida State Statutes; City Code; basic computer skills.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, safety management, criminal justice or a related field and three (3) years of experience in industrial safety, risk management, emergency coordination, or law enforcement; or an associate’s degree in business administration, safety management, criminal justice or a related field and five (5) years of experience in industrial safety, risk management, emergency coordination, or law enforcement.
Licenses or Certifications
Possession of: a valid Florida driver’s license; Certified Hazard Control Manager, Certified Safety Professional, Associate Safety Professional or the equivalent is preferred; Law Enforcement certification, certificate of completion of the State of Florida Class “D” unarmed Security Guard course or the ability to obtain within eighteen (18) months of employment. Membership in American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) and attendance at meetings will be expected.
During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.