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Safety Officer

DeKalb County Government

Posted: Aug. 3, 2018

End Date: Nov. 3, 2018

Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to develop, organize, coordinate, implement and monitor the County’s safety and loss prevention policies and programs.  

This posting may be used to fill open positions in PW-Watershed Management and/or PW-Sanitation.

Essential Functions:

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Develops, schedules, and conducts employee training programs to help prevent, reduce, or eliminate work-related accidents and injuries; conducts defensive driving classes; trains supervisors in accident and injury reporting procedures; and conducts workplace safety workshops for field personnel.

Develops and conducts commercial driver's license training programs for division and County employees; and prepares employees for the written exam and road test.

Conducts safety inspections on all vehicles and equipment to ensure worksites and facilities comply with County and division policies and procedures; and conducts pre-trip and post-trip inspections on motorized equipment.

Investigates vehicle and equipment incidents, on-the-job injuries, and other departmental losses; recommends steps to minimize recurrence; and verifies claims against the County based on accident or injury reports from the field.

Inspects vehicles serviced by Fleet Maintenance shops to ensure correct preventive maintenance, record keeping, and adherence to correct procedures.

Ensures procedures are followed to capture and maintain safety-related records, reports, and documentation; prepares reports as required; and maintains driving and injury incident history.

Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures; receives and reviews various documentation, including statistical accident and loss charts, driver evaluations, and equipment utilization reports; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, and other documentation, including driving and workplace safety course material, driver and equipment operator accident/injury records, and commercial driver license certifications; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy records.

Communicates with County managers, supervisors, and employees, clients, third party service contractors, laborers, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, and review status of work.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate degree in Risk Management; three years in occupational safety or a related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required:  Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license; possession of a CDL Class A or  CDL Class B certification preferred.