Director, Occupational Safety & Health

DC Water And Sewer Authority Washington , DC 20319

Posted 1 week ago

DC Water, is seeking a Director of Occupational Safety and Health. DC Water operates the largest advanced wastewater treatment facility in the world. The utility provides drinking water and wastewater services to more than 693,000 District of Columbia residents and 17.8 million visitors annually, as well as wastewater treatment services for millions of residents in Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties in Maryland and Fairfax and Loudoun Counties in Virginia.

The Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) is responsible for overseeing the application of all safety, health and emergency planning. OSH is comprised of more than 1,000 employees with duties ranging from typical office work to field construction; collectively, all employees work toward the goals of successfully operating a wastewater treatment plant and to pumping clean drinking water to DC Water customers.

The OSH Director provides expertise and knowledge of occupational safety and health, federal and local regulations, and environmental management. The Director plans and implements policies and delivers oversight to employees, contractors, and visitors to DC Water facilities. The Director also oversees the planning and implementation of the Authoritys safety programs.

The Director serves as the highest technical authority relative to outside regulatory agencies and environmental/emergency response/safety affairs. Some of the other responsibilities of the OSH Director include:

  • Developing injury and illness prevention strategies;

  • Providing construction safety support to the Rolling Owner Controlled Insurance Program;

  • Providing oversight of contractors and vendors who provide goods and services to the Authority;

  • Maintaining liaison with the Emergency Management Office of DC Water;

  • Directing/Supervising multi-facility safety inspection and risk analysis services for all facilities, construction sites, and laboratories to identify and abate recognized safety hazards/loss exposures;

  • Performing accident investigations to identify root cause and generate recommendations to reduce or eliminate hazards;

  • Planning, organizing, developing, and implementing various required occupational safety training;

  • Preparing regulatory required reports to outside enforcement agencies, and preparing mandated reports on the local, state, and federal level;

  • Directing/supervising multi-campus hazardous and universal waste disposition in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations; and,

  • Performing other duties and projects as assigned at the discretion of the Chief Administrative Officer.


The ideal candidate will possess a bachelors degree in Environmental Health, Safety, Emergency Management, Engineering, or a related field from an accredited college or university, and ten (10) years of experience associated with a construction environmental health and safety program, inclusive of five (5) years of managerial experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The next OSH Director must possess a certification from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (CSP), OSH, CIH, CHP, PE, and/or other EHS related certification. Along with the ability to communicate orally, and in writing, strong analytical, planning, and organizations skills are required. Extensive knowledge of hazard/risk analysis to apply EPA, OSHA, and NFPA regulations to address moderate to highly complex health and safety issues is necessary.

To Apply:

For immediate consideration, please submit a cover letter outlining your qualifications and your resume to: To assist with internal sorting, please only include your name (Last, First) in the subject line. Please submit your resume in WORD format. This position is open until filled; however, first review of applications will take place in early November.

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