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SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL/SAFETY SPECIALIST (NONCOMPETITIVE)

City of Cincinnati

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023
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SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL/SAFETY SPECIALIST (NONCOMPETITIVE)

Salary

$77,188.61 - $103,735.04 Annually

Location

Ohio 45202, OH

Job Type

Full-time Classified

Job Number

23-00406

Department

Metropolitan Sewer District

Opening Date

09/01/2023

Closing Date

9/15/2023 11:59 PM Eastern
  • Description
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General Statement of Duties

MSD seeks applications for a senior role from safety professionals with a wide variety of experience in industrial safety.

The incumbent will serve as the program manager of all aspects of several OSHA programs including, but not limited to;
  • Lock-out/Tag-Out
  • Electrical Safety
  • Permit Required Confined Space Entry
  • Powered Industrial Trucks
  • Cranes, Hoists and Rigging
  • And other programs as assigned.
These programs may require certification that will be provided by MSD if not already obtained.

Additionally, the employee will establish a field presence in one or more of MSD’s operating divisions to provide safety guidance and minimize injuries.

The incumbent will also lead training for employees relative to the OSHA programs they manage.

The incumbent may also review construction and site safety plans provided by contractors for OSHA compliance.

While not required, Certified Safety Professionals and Certified Industrial Hygienists are encouraged to apply.

This employee provides support and oversight of environmental, safety and health programs at MSD. Employee serves as in-house technical expert on matters related to Industrial Hygiene.

Employee provides environmental, safety and health services to staff, provides training and

conducts audits, and provides responsible assistance to department management staff.

This employee performs a variety of activities as they relate to the environmental and/or employee safety aspects of various City programs; performs inspections, investigations, analyses, and evaluations of complex operations and facilities for the enforcement of environmental and/or employee health provisions of federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations. Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications (KSAs)

Minimum Qualifications (KSAs)

Illustrative only. Any one position may not require all of the listed KSAs nor do the listed examples include all the KSAs which may be required.)

Knowledge Of

Biology, chemistry, physics as they apply to environmental management and/or health and safety.

Principles and practices of environmental management and/or health and safety management.

Research, investigation, and analysis techniques and principles.

City facilities, equipment, materials, and job functions.

Statistical principles and methods.

English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations pertaining to environmental management and/or health and safety.

Training processes, techniques, methods, and procedures.

Skill To

Operate a computer and other standard office equipment in performance of assigned duties.

Operate monitors and various instruments in performance of job.

Operate assigned vehicle in performance of job duties.

Ability To

Inspect complex city facilities, equipment, materials, and employee work practices to determine unsafe conditions or environmental problems.

Recommend and implement goals, policies, and procedures for providing effective and efficient environmental or health and safety practice within assigned department.

Prepare clear and concise analytical and statistical reports.

Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.

Interpret and apply federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public.

Work independently in the absence of supervision.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Recognize hazards and respond with plausible solutions.

Examples of Work Performed

(Illustrative only. Any one position within this classification may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all of the tasks which may be performed.)

Conducts on-site inspections and investigations of complex operations and facilities to ensure environmental or safety compliance; notifies departments of environmental or safety problems and monitors corrective action that is taken; evaluates needs for environmental or safety training and provides training to assigned departments.

Participates as a member of environmental or safety audit teams performing assessments for safety enhancements, waste minimization, pollution prevention, energy efficiency, cost reductions, improvements in compliance status, and/or mitigation of adverse health/safety or environmental impacts.

Maintains, calibrates, and operates instrumentation and sampling equipment; evaluates employee exposures to chemical, physical and environmental hazards; monitors environmental quality; responds and assists in resolution of employee health and safety hazards and environmental issues; and provides guidance to assigned departments.

Prepares analytical and statistical reports on operations and activities; analyzes reports and provide recommendations; assists in the development of written policies and procedures related to health and safety and environmental programs; composes and distributes internal and other documents.

Represents assigned department to other city departments, community groups, and outside agencies; explains, justifies, and defends department programs, policies, and activities; assists in the negotiation and resolution of sensitive, significant, and controversial issues.

Recommends and assists in the procurement of health and safety equipment to assigned departments.

Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including outside agencies and the general public.

Interprets and applies federal, state, and local health and safety and/or environmental codes, rules, and regulations to complex operations and facilities in assigned departments.

Manages/coordinates city-wide training for environmental and health/safety compliance and participates in environmental or safety committees.

Participates on a variety of boards and committees; attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new regulations, trends, and innovations in the field of environmental management and/or health and safety.

Assists those contacted in the course of duty in an effective, efficient, and professional manner.

If assigned to Health Department, maintains on-call status for hazardous material response team.

Required Education And Experience

Required Education and Experience

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Each applicant must have a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution in Environmental Science, Risk Management, Occupational Safety, or a closely related field. In addition, each applicant must have a minimum of five years of related work experience. A Master's Degree in one of the above stated fields or professional certification from an accredited professional organization dealing with environmental issues is preferred.

Other Requirements

Must have a valid Driver's License.

Some assignments may require possession of a valid registration from the Ohio State Board of Sanitation Registration.

Other licenses and/or certifications may be required, depending on area of responsibility.

Military Education & Experience Evaluation

Military education and experience may be substituted for college level course work at the lower and upper division baccalaureate and graduate levels and apprenticeship training at the vocational certificate level on a case by case basis based on the American Council on Education (ACE) Military Guide recommendations.

HR CONTACT: Denise.Browning@cincinnati-oh.gov

Working and Physical Conditions

Working and Physical Conditions

Environmental Conditions: Travel from site to site; office/field environment; exposure to computer screens, noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, potentially hazardous chemicals, toxic materials, potentially hostile environments; human or animal body fluids; waste and infectious materials; work at heights on scaffolding and ladders; work or inspect in confined spaces; work or inspect underground; work on slippery or uneven surfaces; work around heavy construction equipment; may be subject to call back and/or overtime work.

Physical Conditions:Duties require maintaining physical condition necessary for heavy, moderate or light lifting; bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling; walking or standing for prolonged periods of time.

The below information is solely intended as a summary of the benefits available and is subject to change. Not all benefits listed are available for every position. Benefits can vary depending on applicable labor agreements and/or salary plan. For specific questions, contact the HR Contact indicated on the Job Posting.

The City of Cincinnati offers its employees competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package designed to actively attract and retain quality employees' to add additional value to the City of Cincinnati's workforce. A summary of these benefits for full-time employment is listed below. This is a general listing of benefits for all employees and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing for all bargaining units.

The City offers a variety of training programs, ranging from job-specific skills such as computer and equipment instruction, to helping supervisors improve their management techniques.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Cincinnati is dedicated to providing equal employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation or transgendered status, or ethnic, national or Appalachian origin, or on the basis of any other category protected under federal, state and local laws.

Holidays

The City of Cincinnati has 11 paid holidays annually that include:

New Year's Day

Martin Luther King Day

President's Day

Memorial Day

Juneteenth

Independence Day

Labor Day

Veterans' Day

Thanksgiving Day

Day after Thanksgiving

Christmas

Health Insurance

The City of Cincinnati 80/20 offers 3 medical plans to all full time City of Cincinnati employees and eligible dependents: the 80/20 PPO medical plan, the HDHP medical plan with an HSA contribution, and a Health Reimbursement Arrangement for those enrolled on another non-city eligible group plan.

Eligible Dependents Include

Legal Spouse or Equal Partner

Child (natural child, adopted child, and/or child who the group has determined is covered under a "Qualified Medical Child Support Order")

Step-child

Child for whom the employee or employee's spouse/equal partner is a legal guardian

Basic Life Insurance

A $50,000 Basic Life Insurance policy is paid for by the City for certain eligible employees. Full time employees not eligible for the City-paid basic life insurance policy are generally provided a similar benefit through their union group.

Supplemental Life, Long Term Disability, Accident & Critical Illness Insurance

Most full time City employees are eligible to participate in a supplemental life insurance program, a long term disability plan, and accident and critical illness insurance programs at their own expense. Premiums are determined by age, amount of coverage, and various additional factors.

Flexible Benefits Plans

Healthcare Flex Spending Account

City employees can participate in the Healthcare Flex Spending Account that can be used to pay out-of-pocket medical, prescription, dental, and vision care expenses for employees and family members.

Dependent Care Flex Spending Account

City employees can participate in a Dependent Care Flex Spending Account that can be used to pay work-related dependent care expenses. Participants can set aside money each year through pre-tax payroll deductions to pay for these expenses.

Transportation Expense Reimbursement Account

City employees can participate in a Transportation Expense Reimbursement Account (TERA) that can be used to reimburse expenses related to traveling to and from work. Participants can set-up a pre-tax payroll deduction up to an IRS regulated amount.

Healthy Lifestyles Program

City employees can voluntarily participate in a wellness incentive program that encourages and rewards employees and their spouses/equal partners for making positive choices for better health. The City of Cincinnati will contribute up to $300/year to a Health Reimbursement Account for each the employee and their spouse/equal partner for meeting specified program goals. These dollars can be used to offset qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Integrated Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)

This is a voluntary program that serves as an alternative healthcare option to traditional medical plans. If you have alternate group health coverage available to you through a spouse, equal partner, another job, or a non-city retirement plan, you may be eligible for this plan which reimburses you for the difference in premiums between the plans and your covered out of pocket expenses on the other plan.

Retirement Plan

The City provides a defined benefit pension plan for part-time and full-timeemployees. New hires and re-hired employees are required to participate in the City of Cincinnati's Retirement System (CRS), regardless of previous participation in an Ohio State pension system or any another state or federal pension system. CRS is funded by employer and employee contributions, and investment returns from plan assets. CRS provides retirement and health care benefits subject to eligibility requirements. The following groups are excluded from participation in CRS: Mayor and Members of City Council; Sworn Police & Fire; Police Recruits; and Rehired Ohio Police & Fire Retirees.

Deferred Compensation

As an Ohio government employer, the City offers employees the ability to participate in a 457(b) tax-deferred retirement savings plan. The City makes an annual match to your 457(b) of up to $750, or as otherwise specified in applicable regulations and union contracts.

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By completing this supplemental evaluation you are attesting that the information you have provided is accurate. Any information you provide may be reviewed by the Human Resources staff and hiring department(s). Any misstatements or falsification of information may eliminate you from consideration or may result in dismissal. The Human Resources staff will verify that you meet the minimum qualifications as outlined in the job posting, based on the information provided in your application and in these answers. Please indicate you have read and agree with this information.
  • Yes, I understand and agree
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This is a Noncompetitive position that includes an evaluation of the applications to determine if the applicants meet the minimum requirements as outlined in the "Required Education and Experience" section. A Noncompetitive process may also consist of other components, such as a qualifying test, to determine if the applicant is able to perform the duties of the position. Applications that meet the minimum requirements will be forwarded to the hiring department for consideration. Please review the "Required Education and Experience" section for additional information.
  • I have read the above statement.
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Which best describes your level of education?
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Graduate Studies
  • Doctoral Degree
  • None of the above
04

In which area do you posses a degree?
  • Environmental Science
  • Risk Management
  • Occupational Safety
  • Closely related field
  • I do not possess a degree
05

If you answered "closely related" to the above question, please provide the degree type.

06

How many years of work experience do you have working in a related area and including duties such as performing inspections, investigations, analyses, and evaluation of complex operations and facilities for the enforcement of environmental and/or employee health provisions of federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations?
  • No experience
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 year to less than 2 years
  • 2 years to less than 3 years
  • 3 years to less than 4 years
  • 4 years to less than 5 years
  • 5 years or more
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Do you understand notifications regarding this position will be sent via email, therefore, it is your responsibility to check your personal email, Government Jobs mailbox, SPAM, JUNK, and CLUTTER FOLDERS for any and all communication sent regarding this position ?
  • Yes
  • No
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I am responsible for maintaining the accuracy of my contact information, including my street address, email address, and telephone numbers. My failure to maintain accurate contact information may result in me not receiving information regarding this job announcement and/or may result in me not receiving further consideration for this employment opportunity. To update this information, visit www.governmentjobs.com, click on the "career seekers" link, and follow the prompts. For technical difficulties, contact NEOGOV support at 855-524-5627. Please indicate you have read and agree with this information.
  • Yes, I understand and agree.
  • No, I disagree
Required Question

Agency

City of Cincinnati

Address

805 Central Avenue Suite 200

Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202

Phone

513-352-2400

Website

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/cincinnati/default.cfm