Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources (DWR) is a publicly-owned utility committed to delivering superior services to a vibrantly connected community. The employees of the Department of Water Resources (DWR) represent our inclusive culture which advances our commitment to excellence in service, stewardship, integrity, and innovation. The Department and its staff are widely recognized for superior service in the maintenance and operation of almost 9, 000 miles of water, wastewater, and stormwater lines, as well as the operation of 2 water production facilities, 3 water reclamation facilities and over 200 pump stations. The Department of Water Resources takes pride in stewardship of the environmental resources entrusted to us and pledges to be responsible as we manage water as a limited, but renewable resource.
We are seeking an experienced Safety Section Manager to lead and further develop and implement the Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources safety and security program. In this moderately visibility role, you will lead a team of field-based Safety professionals to help educate and ensure the consistent implementation of jobsite safety protocols, risk assessment programs, and ongoing program compliance.
This position is Appointed, Grade 106.
Essential Job Functions include:
Lead team of Safety professionals to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and Local and internal regulations and policies.
Develop the Safety and Security team vision, mission, values, goals to ensure employee engagement for successful implementation.
Develop effective safety and security programs, analyze performance data, and adjust programs as needed to foster a culture of continuous improvements.
Provide support to facilitate behavioral changes, risk reductions, and compliance with regulations and internal policies.
Implement subcontractor safety management program to include orientation, ongoing evaluation, and jobsite observations.
Coordinate the implementation of DWR safety initiatives including occupational safety, traffic/vehicle safety, and other safety related initiatives.
Develop predictive risk analysis program to identify hazards and provide preventative actions to mitigate potential health and safety concerns.
Determine appropriate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to track performance against targets and objectives.
Deploy safety, security, industrial hygiene, and environmental processes which demonstrate continuous improvement towards preventing accidents, eliminating hazards, and minimizing environmental impact.
Oversee inspections, audits, program assessments, and site reviews
Bachelor's Degree in Health and Safety, Construction Management, Industrial Hygiene, or closely related field;
Six years of progressively responsible experience related to the area of assignment, including two years' experience as a manager;
Or, and equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
Certification as a CSP, CIH, CPEA, or CHMM;
6+ years of safety program compliance experience within the water and/or sewer industry, electric utilities, petrochemical or chemical plants, hydro-excavation, or civil construction.
3+ years of leading teams of employees.
Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to motivate employees to achieve long term vision while adjusting to daily challenges.
Knowledge of hazards and safety plans surrounding trench excavation and confined space entry.
Prior exposure to waterworks distribution, sewer, and stormwater collection systems is a plus.
Ability to challenge, explain, and defend safety programs with diplomacy.
Excellent organizational skills with high level of attention to detail.
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills with strong interpersonal skills and ability to coach and train others.
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NOTE: The class specifications listed on this site are not the official class specifications for Gwinnett County and are subject to change.
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