Occupational Safety and Health Administrator – Finance/Cash, Risk & Capital Funding

City and County of Denver
February 7, 2020
Denver, CO
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About Our Job

Please apply as soon as you are able as we will close this position as soon as we receive a sufficient number of qualified candidates.

The Department of Finance is seeking an Occupational Safety and Health Administrator (Administrator II) to join its Risk Management Office (Cash, Risk and Capital Funding division) supporting the Department of Safety.

The secret is out: Denver is the nation's top place to live, work, and play. Being the best place to live isn't easy; maintaining such a reputation means we need the best people working for the residents of Denver. People who want to make a difference; people who want to give back; people who want to be at the heart of this city and have a hand in creating our future. When you join us, you will employ your unique skills to do important and meaningful work critical to the success of both your organization and the city as a whole. Be a part of the city that you love. #WhereDenverWorks--

Risk Management provides a system of risk and loss exposure identification and analysis designed to protect the City and County of Denver, its capital assets, property and employees by managing the city's self-insurance and loss control programs and the purchase of insurance, by developing and implementing appropriate risk management policies and procedures, and by educating and training all city employees in workplace safety.

As the Occupational Safety and Health Administrator, you will focus on partnering with the Denver Police, Fire, Sheriff, and other Department of Safety agencies to proactively develop and implement goals, objectives and policies for comprehensive safety and industrial hygiene programs. These programs will increase safety, save lives, and create a safe work environment while also ensuring compliance with federal, state, and city health and safety regulations.

In this Safety and Industrial Hygiene Administrator position, you will also:

  • Utilize scientific principles to recognize, evaluate, and proactively control workplace conditions that may cause injury; use environmental monitoring and analytical methods to detect the extent of worker exposure, and serve as the technical expert to senior management regarding safety, security, and health issues.
  • Develop long and short-term planning initiatives related to safety and industrial hygiene programs and issues. This can include the assistance in completion of grants, request for proposals, or applications for other funding sources.
  • Make immediate critical decisions to provide a safe working environment for workers and the public.
  • Provide full-scale, dedicated support to Department of Public Safety customers, for all safety and health consultation needs.
  • Develop, modify, and implement policies and procedures for safety and health programs such as Hazardous Materials, Commercial Driver's License, Indoor Air Quality, Personal Protection Equipment, and Blood Borne Pathogens.
  • Direct the development and implementation of training programs for a wide variety of safety and health programs.
  • Review inspection reports of job sites and facilities to ensure that working conditions and methods used by city employees are in compliance with safety and health rules and regulations.
  • Serve as safety officer on the management staff for security response to disasters, emergencies, and catastrophic incidents in accordance with the Office of Emergency Management.
  • Assist and provide guidance to employees who have sustained a work place injury in collaboration with the City and County of Denver's Workers' Compensation team.
  • Develop or modify work plans, methods, and procedures, determine work priorities, and develop work schedules to provide adequate staff coverage. Provide work instruction and assist employees with difficult and/or unusual assignments. Assign and distribute work, review work for accuracy and completeness, and return assignments with recommendations for proper completion.
  • Assist with oversight of the Physical Therapy Program.
  • Close collaboration with Peer Support and the Wellness program to support the mental resiliency, physical and emotional care and needs of our first responders.
  • Collaborate with the Department of Public Safety's comprehensive Well-Being Program to develop innovative proactive strategies, track performance and outcomes, and implement programming that will minimize worker injury and negative impacts of traumatic stressors while increasing employee quality of life.
  • Track performance and outcome metrics both independently and collaboratively with Risk Management and Department of Public Safety partners to evaluate effectiveness and inform strategy. Provide ad hoc and ongoing reporting to Risk Management and Public Safety partners.

About You

Our Ideal Candidate has:

  • 5+ years of experience working in or with a Police, Fire and/or Sheriff Department
  • Experience working with workers' compensation and data analysis
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or related education experience
  • Hands-on experience drafting policies, developing training materials, inspecting work sites, implementing programs, and tracking performance metrics.
  • Comfortable working in a public safety environment, including but not limited to blood borne pathogens, firearms, and correctional facilities; the Department of Public Safety is a 24/7 critical services operation and the successful candidate will be expected to occasionally flex their time to conduct briefings, inspections, and complete work tasks during non-standard business hours.

We realize your time is valuable, so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

  • Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree in Safety Engineering, Industrial or Environmental Health and Safety, Exercise Science, a physical science, or a related field.
  • Experience Requirement: Three years of professional level experience developing and implementing occupational safety and health policies and procedures, applying technological and scientific methods to reducing worker exposure to hazardous conditions and environments, and performing accident investigations.
  • Education and Experience Equivalency: A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements.
  • Licensure and Certification: Possession of a Class R Driver's License is required at the time of application. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.

About Everything Else

Job Profile
CA2308 Administrator II
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Position Type

Position Salary Range
$76,307.00 - $122,091.00

Starting Pay

Department of Finance

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