• Health, Safety & Environmental Compliance Specialist, Senior

    Location US-CA-Orange
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/10/2018 6:30 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    HROD - Safety
  • Overview

    About OCTA:

    The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is the county’s primary transportation agency. OCTA creates, funds, and delivers efficient transportation for Orange County. We keep Orange County moving with extensive bus and paratransit service, Metrolink commuter rail service, the 91 Express Lanes Toll Road, motorist services and freeway, street and road improvement projects. OCTA began in in 1991 with the consolidation of seven separate transportation agencies. OCTA is dedicated to its organizational mission and core values. OCTA’s mission is to develop and deliver transportation solutions to enhance quality of life and keep Orange County moving. OCTA’s core values consist of integrity, teamwork, communication, customer focus, and can-do spirit.




    Under general direction, performs a variety of progressively more complex duties related to the employee safety, hazard mitigation, regulatory training, and program evaluation. Provides technical guidance and interpretation of Health, Safety, and Environmental Compliance’s (HSEC’s) regulatory issues to support all divisions and functions of the Agency.


    This is an exempt position in Salary Grade R: Min $71,968.00– Mid $89,273.60– Max $106,579.20 per year. The starting salary will be within this range based on qualifications.


    The application deadline for this position is Tuesday, May 1, 2018.


    This list is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification and is not designed to be interpreted as an exhaustive listing of all tasks required of employees assigned to this job.


    •Investigates complaints or incidents related to occupational safety, fleet and systems safety, and public safety impacting OCTA operations. Conducts in-depth HSEC analysis of the salient issues and provides recommended corrective actions that address the root cause of the incidents.
    •Develops and implements health and safety compliance programs for Agency-wide operations. Helps determine the applicable HSEC programs to be implemented and ensures programs are continuously updated according the current regulations. Inspects and verifies agency compliance with safety and health policies/regulations; recommends and ensures corrective actions are implemented.
    •Participates in committees and attends meetings related to employee safety, public safety, fleet and construction safety, as well as property loss or damage. Provides expertise for resolving related issues.
    •Tracks and manages all OCTA industrial injury and illness data, while overseeing the investigation processes and program refinement activities.
    •Reviews, revises, and/or develops manuals and procedures related to safety programs and policies.
    •Reports accidents or incidents to internal entities and governmental agencies in accordance with regulatory mandates; submits required reports, plans and all required documentation in a timely manner.
    •Prepares and presents analytical studies of industrial accidents/incidents.
    •Manages internal and external audits.
    •Drives the continuous improvement of HSEC programs.


    Any combination of education or experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or related field with a minimum of approximately five years related experience in health and safety, three years of which are at the journey level administrating and overseeing regulatory compliance activities. Prior experience in worker training, worksite evaluation, and field audits is required. Any certification from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals is desired, or the ability to obtain such certification within six months of hire. Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and a master’s degree is desired.


    Knowledge of:


    •Industry safe work practices and can serve as a subject matter.
    •Cal/OSHA, Federal OSHA, Orange County Healthcare Agency, Fire Code, Building Code, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health codes, regulations, and procedures.
    •Safety Management System approach, to include risk/hazard assessment processes and hazard mitigation strategies.
    •Application principals of Cal/OSHA general industry and construction standards.
    •Behavior based safety approach in safety program management.
    •Methods of developing and presenting health and safety training.
    •Health and safety products and hazard control technology.
    •General chemistry, safety engineering, and industrial hygiene principles.
    •Best practices and networking affiliations with safety and health service organizations.
    •Principles of employee protection.
    •Principles and methods of incident investigations, job hazard analyses, hazard mitigation, and emergency response planning.
    •Project management techniques.
    •Principles and techniques of business communication, including written, verbal and training methods.
    •Computer applications proficiency utilizing desktop software (Office Suite) and database applications including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access, etc.

    Ability to:


    •Evaluate safety, health, or environmental site situations and resolve problems and conflicts in the field.
    •Establish and maintain effective working relationships and function as in-house consultant on health and safety matters.
    •Conduct effective technical training in applicable health and safety topics.
    •Develop, implement, and oversee workplace health and safety programs in a public agency environment.
    •Collaborate and work effectively with multiple departments and personnel, and to work as a team within own department.
    •Communicate effectively and clearly using both written and verbal communications with employees at all levels in the Agency.
    •Identify and evaluate workplace hazards and act upon OCTA’s Stop Work Authority if warranted.
    •Prioritize work load and complete projects and assignments with accuracy and timeliness.
    •Organize, analyze, interpret and clearly explain operation/technical information in simple terms.
    •Conduct all business in a professional, collaborative, and respectful manner with both internal and external customers and staff.


    Working Conditions/Physical Activities:

    (The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. OCTA provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

    Positions in this class typically require:

    •Work may be performed in a stressful, fast-paced office environment, depending upon assignment.
    •Requires ability to understand verbal communication and to respond effectively.
    •Positions in this class typically require: Climbing, Balancing, Stooping, Kneeling, Crouching, Crawling, Standing, Walking, Pushing, Pulling, Lifting, Fingering, Grasping, Feeling, Talking, Hearing, Seeing, and Repetitive Motions in computer use.


    Positions in this class may also include these factors:


    •Hazardous physical conditions/materials.
    •Atmospheric conditions.
    •Extreme temperatures.
    •Intense noise.


    Compensation and Benefits:


    OCTA offers an attractive compensation and benefits package. The specific features of this package include: medical, dental and vision insurance; retirement; vacation and holiday pay; life insurance; deferred compensation plan; short-term and long-term disability plans; flexible spending accounts; educational reimbursement; ergonomic/wellness programs; flex-time schedule. Salary is dependent upon qualifications.


    OCTA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and ensures that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status.



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