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Specialist-Environmental Health and Safety

Anne Arundel County Public Schools • Pasadena, MD

Posted 2 months ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Experience - 5 years
Degree - 4 Year Degree
Security
Facilities

Job Description

Position Summary        

Is this position exempt from overtime pay?

Yes

Responsible for planning, developing, implementing and overseeing all facets of the Anne Arundel County Public Schools' environmental, occupational health and safety program. Manages and coordinates many of the policies, procedures, programs, training, instructional materials and related activities affecting the environmental health and safety of students and employees and monitors federal and state regulations to ensure compliance.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

No

1.  Continuously monitors, plans, develops, implements, documents and coordinates policies, guidelines and procedures related to all facets of school environmental, occupational safety and health.

2.  Advises management of the risks related to planned programs, activities, facilities and equipment.

3.  Develops and maintains a safety manual and web presence for schools, Facilities and employees.

4.  Identifies employee environmental, occupational safety and health regulatory requirements and establishes and implements processes to ensure compliance.    

5.  Assesses, develops, implements and manages environmental health safety programs including, but not limited to, chemical storage and usage/hazard communication, confined spaces, fall protection, safe operation of powered industrial trucks and machinery, electrical/arc flash safety, lockout/tag-out, proper ergonomics and safe lifting practices, hazard identification and reporting, respiratory protection, hearing conservation, medical monitoring/surveillance programs, indoor air quality (IAQ), water quality, sustainability, green cleaning, oil and chemical spill control and waste management/recycling including hazardous materials.

6.  Strives to comply with Federal and State legislation and regulations such as: with the Federal Clean Water and Clean Air Acts, Resources Conservation and Recovery Act, Toxic Substances Control Act, Superfund Amendments Reauthorization Act, and Occupational Safety and Health laws governing:  Right to Know, Bloodborne Pathogens, Confined Space Entry, Fall Protection, Electrical Equipment Lock Out/Tag Out, Hearing Conservation and Respiratory Protection.

7.  Routinely conducts inspections of school facilities and grounds to identify existing or potential injury and/or health hazards; develops and recommends corrective action against known and identified hazards; assists with implementing corrective actions; maintains accurate inspection records including follow-up communications with departments to verify recommended corrective action has been taken.

8.  Performs job environmental and occupational health and safety analyses; develops accepted practices and procedures so jobs are performed in the safest way possible.

9.  Develops, coordinates, collaborates with, and procures environmental health and occupational safety training programs; conducts training that outlines preventative measures and produces positive reduction in the number and severity of accidents; maintains accurate training records; schedules training to maintain necessary certifications without lapses.

10.    Participates in, organizes, advises and provides environmental health and safety expertise to regularly scheduled safety committee meetings to identify and prioritize safety hazards and needs, to plan and coordinate corrective or enhancement efforts, and to increase overall environmental health and safety awareness.

11.    Collaborates with Facilities’ Planning, Design and Construction, Maintenance, Operations and Logistics, and   school architects and engineers to develop proper construction standards to facilitate a safe work and instruction environment for new school construction, school additions, renovations and revitalizations.

12.    Serves as liaison, and coordinates with, all environmental and occupational health and safety related agencies for the City of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Anne Arundel County Health Department, Fort Meade, the State of Maryland and Federal agencies.

13.    When requested works with various school community organizations such as the PTA, PTO, Booster or related groups to promote the school system’s overall environmental health and safety program.

14.    Investigates accidents or incidents involving fire, employee and student injuries, unsafe conditions, vehicular collisions and non-compliance issues to identify the cause and associated hazard. Develops strategies to reduce and prevent future occurrences. 

15.    Prepares reports, identifies trends, and makes recommendations for procedural changes, corrective actions, and safety precautions to maintain a safe work and instructional environment.

16.    Manages the AACPS Automated External Defibrillator (AED) program.

17.    Participates as a member of the American Disabilities Act (ADA) Committee, Sustainability Committee and Facilities’ Safety Committee.

18.    Works with the Finance Department's Risk Management in identifying and reducing overall exposure to losses within the system

19.    Performs other related duties as directed.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made on request to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
.

Education

·  Graduation from an accredited college or university, with a specialization in Safety Engineering or Environmental Sciences or Occupational Safety and Health “or” any equivalent combination of education and experience deemed sufficient to prepare the applicant to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Experience

·  Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional level work experience involving safety management or environmental health functions “or” any equivalent combination of education and experience deemed sufficient to prepare the applicant to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

·  Thorough knowledge of OSHA/MOSH and EPA regulations. General knowledge of NIOSH, U.S.C.G. and other related resources.

·  Proven experience developing environmental health or safety policies and procedures, with effective implementation in a multiple facility environment preferred.

·  Experience with implementing and managing environmental health or safety programs including, but not limited to, chemical storage and usage/hazard communication, confined spaces, fall protection, powered industrial trucks, machinery safeguarding, electrical safety/arc flash and lockout/tag-out, ergonomics and safe lifting practices, hazard identification and reporting, emergency action plans, respiratory protection, hearing conservation, medical evaluations, medical monitoring/surveillance programs, indoor air quality (IAQ), water quality, sustainability, green cleaning, oil and chemical spill control and waste management/recycling including hazardous materials.

·  Excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

·  Ability to effectively work with school system staff, managers, suppliers, and outside agencies.

·  Experience with third party reporting tools for data and trend analysis is preferred.

·  Demonstrated ability to effectively work and communicate with diverse populations.

·  Demonstrated ability with database applications and web-based research.

·  Demonstrated proficiency with business technology applications (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite-Word, Excel, Outlook, and/or PowerPoint preferred).

Licenses/Certifications

·  Possession of CPR and AED certifications or successfully obtain CPR and/or AED certifications within three (3) months of appointment.

·  Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) designation preferred.

·  Possess a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license and have daily access to a car.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT IN GRADE D BY NEW HIRE OR TRANSFER: In addition to all the requirements of Grade C listed above:

·  Three (3) additional years of progressively responsible professional level work experience involving safety management or environmental health functions “or” any equivalent combination of education and experience deemed sufficient to prepare the applicant to successfully perform the duties of the position.

·  Achievement of identified programmatic enhancements.

·  Successful facilitation of effective training sessions.

·  Certified Safety Professional or Certified Industrial Hygienist or Qualified Environmental Professional credential or a Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences or Occupational Health or Industrial Safety from an accredited university or college.

Career Ladder Requirements

Eligibility for consideration for advancement from Grade C to Grade D requires:

·  Three (3) years continuous successful experience in the position at the grade C level.

·  Mastery of all responsibilities and assignments of position.

·  Achievement of identified programmatic enhancements.

·  Successful facilitation of effective training sessions.

·  Achievement and maintenance of a Certified Safety Professional or Certified Industrial Hygienist or Qualified Environmental Professional credential or a Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences or Occupational Health or Industrial Safety from an accredited university or college.

·  Consistent maintenance of an effective and orderly work environment.

·  Completion of additional training or certification that may be recommended by supervisor.

·  Consistent compliance with general office procedures such as standards contained in the AACPS Employee Handbook; demonstration of discretion and excellent customer service; regular and punctual attendance; and building dress code, including wearing AACPS ID badge.

·  Excellent overall job performance for two most recent consecutive years.

·  Recommendation of the Supervisor.

Physical Requirements

·  The ability to climb ladders, walk moderate distances, check safety conditions on roofs and in confined spaces.

·  Bending, stooping, crawling, kneeling

·  Working in uncomfortably warm, cold, or inclement weather.

 VR18099      

Established:  4/1/2019

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