Assistant Safety and Health Manager, County of Orange, CA

Sep 02, 2020

Assistant Safety and Health Manager
(Administrative Manager I)
COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICE – OFFICE OF RISK MANAGEMENT | SAFETY AND
LOSS PREVENTION
The Office of Risk Management is part of the County Executive Office (CEO). The Office
preserves and protects the human and capital assets of the County of Orange to allow
County departments and agencies to meet their missions without unnecessary cost. It
operates as an “insurance company” for the County of Orange and manages numerous
programs. The Safety and Loss Prevention Program strives to ensure a safe environment
for County employees and members of the public who visit County facilities and receive
County services. Safety staff works to meet County goals for risk reduction, and to
ensure that state and federal safety requirements are met or exceeded.
THE POSITION
The Assistant Safety and Health Manager will report to the Manager of the Safety & Loss
Prevention Program (County Safety Manager). This position will assist with the
administration, coordination and management of countywide safety and loss prevention
programs and projects to meet program goals under the general direction of the County
Safety Manager.
Job duties may include managing programs and projects which may involve:
• Creating, reviewing, revising and updating safety and loss prevention
program policies and procedures to ensure compliance, consistency and
relevancy.
• Establishing and implementing systems to ensure compliance with safety
regulations, and County Safety & Loss Prevention Program policies and
procedures
• Gathering and analyzing data to identify injury and accident trends to help
direct programs and practices to mitigate those risks, and creating meaningful
metrics to help monitor effectiveness and progress towards established goals
• Establishing and improving systems to efficiently and effectively conduct the
business of safety and loss prevention
• Establishing and managing a robust program to mitigate risks related to injuries
cause by poor ergonomics, including office ergonomics
• Creating and implementing training programs that efficiently and effectively
provide for a better educated workforce with respect to safety and loss
prevention, and the creation of greater awareness of County resources
• Collaborating with County agencies and departments to create plans to
mitigate their respective safety risks in a manner consistent with the strategic
goals of the Safety and Loss Prevention Program
• Supervising and leading assigned staff to achieve Safety and Loss Prevention
Program goals
• Other programs and projects as assigned
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & CORE COMPETENCIES
The ideal candidate will possess three (3) or more years of progressively responsible
experience successfully leading programs and teams towards a common goal of being
compliant with applicable regulations and laws, mitigating safety risks in an efficient and
effective manner, and utilizing data-driven decision-making methods. In addition, while
not required, the ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree or higher in a safety or
public health-related field; possessing a safety-related certification, such as Certified
Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).
The ideal candidate will have thorough knowledge of and experience in the following core
competencies:
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE
• Understanding, interpreting and applying existing and proposed laws,
regulations and standards effecting the Safety and Loss Prevention Program
area (e.g., California Occupational Safety and Health Administration,
National Fire Protection Association, American National Standards Institute)
• Using and applying analytical methods (including statistics, root-cause, etc.) to
determine trends, associations and causation
• Understanding and applying basic building, facility and engineering principles
with respect to safety and loss prevention
• Establishing systems (e.g., software solutions, devices and equipment) to
efficiently and effectively conduct the business of Safety and Loss Prevention.
This includes development and utilization of intranet/internet pages, database
tools, training tools, mobile devices, technical equipment for collecting data,
etc.
CUSTOMER SERVICE AND RESULTS ORIENTATION
• Collaborating with customers to establish goals that meet both
customer and organizational objectives
• Encouraging customer feedback on an on-going basis and using the
feedback constructively
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION
• Addressing and effectively communicating organizational concerns and issues
• Presenting, discussing, and catering information to various audiences at all
levels within an organization (including Department Heads, stakeholders,
internal/external clients)
• Providing persuasive, and well-organized oral presentations and written reports
specific to safety and loss prevention related topics
• Utilizing software programs such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher,
and Microsoft Excel for communications and trainings
To Apply CLICK HERE

Contact:
Jeff Hentzen
County of Orange | Human Resource Services
Tel: 714-834-2892
Email: Jeffrey.Hentzen@ocgov.com