Austin Energy Occupational Health & Safety Manager
Job Requisition Number
Occupational Health & Safety
- Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Occupational Health and Safety, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Science or a field related to the job.
- Five (5) years of experience in occupational health and safety programs two (2) years of which were in a supervisory or lead capacity.
- Master’s degree may substitute for two (2) years of the required experience up to a maximum of two (2) years.
Licenses or Certifications:
Valid Texas Driver’s License.
Notes to Applicants
The City of Austin employment application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered. Please be sure that your application is a reflection of your entire work history. Describe your specific experience for each position. Include all job duties, responsibilities, and employment dates. Any gaps in employment must have an explanation and dates of unemployment.
Resumes will not be accepted. Statements such as “see resume” will not be accepted. You may use “N/A” for fields that are not applicable. Starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience from your employment application.
The responses to the supplemental questions must reference the employment history listed in the employment history section. Once the requisition has closed, the application cannot be changed to update work history, supplemental questions, or any other information.
We reserve the right to verify high school and college education for the top candidate(s).
If you have any questions regarding your City of Austin employment application, please use the official website of the City of Austin as reference. www.austintexas.gov
Candidates selected for interview(s) may be required to complete an assessment(s) approved by Municipal Civil Service process, Rule 4.
Written and/or field assessments, may be administered before, during and/or after the hiring process.
GOOD STANDING COA EMPLOYEES:
Employees, in Good Standing, who are candidates within the department/division that the position resides in and who meet the minimum and preferred qualifications (if any) of the position will be included in the initial interview. Department/division employee must remain in Good Standing through the Top Candidate Selection phase at which time the Good Standing status will be re-verified.
VETERAN INTERVIEW PREFERENCE:
Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 verifying honorable discharge, at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference.
This position must travel between various locations to meet with vendors as part of the regular job duties.
Valid Texas Driver’s License
CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECK:
The top candidate will be subject to a minimum 10 year criminal history background check.
Must have the ability to read, write, and speak English.
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT:
Exempt employees are salaried employees and, except as provided, are not eligible for overtime compensation.
Non-exempt employees will be compensated for any additional hours worked when such compensation is required by law.
CLOSING OF REQUISITION:
Please note that Austin Energy may close the job posting at any time after 7 days from the date of the initial advertisement.
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Additional hours may be required due to departmental needs.
Job Close Date
Type of Posting
Grant Funded or Pooled Position
721 Barton Springs Rd Austin, TX 78704
- Experience managing safety programs at an electric utility with distribution, transmission and generation assets
- Experience managing an OSHA compliance program.
- Experience managing safety processes in conformance with an OHSAS 18001 or other safety management system.
- Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation.
- Experience managing safety teams and safety-related projects across a large organization involving stakeholders with diverse business objectives and needs.
- Experience managing or supervising both technical and professional titles.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
- Provides leadership and direction for occupational health and safety, chemical hygiene, indoor air quality, Workers’ Compensation, Return to Work and Commercial Drivers’ License (CDL) Drug and Alcohol programs.
- Reviews and incorporates standards, ensures compliance with existing regulations related to employee safety. Travels to various city locations for training and responding as safety issues arise.
- Analyzes Austin Energy’s safety programs, develops and provides management oversite, guidance and approval for the development of training and curriculum required by federal, state and local regulations and ordinances.
- Directs the development and revision of safety processes and procedures. Develops and provides recommendations on occupational health and safety policy for Austin Energy executives. Develops and evaluates plans, and criteria for a variety of occupational health and safety projects and programs.
- Communicates safety strategies and information to management and others. Plans, organizes, directs, audits, and controls Austin Energy’s occupational health and safety programs.
- Develops and provides management oversight of annual Operation & Maintenance (O&M) and capital Improvement Project (CIP) budgets, prepares short and long-term spending activiates for the program.
- Develops and manages associated business contracts. Monitors safety related contracts and vendors to ensure delivery of deliverables and to ensure compliance with all applicable safety requirements are met.
- Reports data or manages compliance issues; devises the necessary quality control measures to track the effectiveness of operations. Monitors safety related contracts and vendors to ensure delivery of agreed upon deliverables. Champions behavioral based investigations and responds to occupational health and safety issues, conducting root cause analyses and develops corrective action plans.
- Leads negotiations with regulatory occupational health and safety compliance issues with federal, state and local agencies to reach resolution and/or settlement. Work closely with the Emergency Management Division on occupational health and safety efforts with emergency management and disaster recovery.
- Develops and revises the occupational health and safety manual, General Work Practice (GWP), process and procedures. Prepares and reviews reports as part of the process of monitoring and communicating safety performance results. Develops and evaluates plans and criteria for a variety of environmental and safety projects and programs.
- Monitors industry trends in occupational health and safety and implement best practices. Serves as a subject matter expert to legal staff regarding occupational health and safety compliance matters. Represents Austin Energy on national and state committees and serves on advisory and stakeholder committees
- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
- Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
- Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.
- Knowledge of fiscal planning and budget preparation.
- Knowledge of business case development, strategic business planning, reengineering, organizational change strategies and performance measurement.
- Knowledge of chemistry and chemical safety.
- Knowledge of business issues, metrics, organizational linkages and customer value.
- Knowledge of Behavioral Based Safety (BBS) concepts.
- Knowledge of city practice, policy, and procedure.
- Skill in handling conflict and uncertain situations.
- Skill in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting applicable data.
- Skill in oral and written communication.
- Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
- Skill in using computers and related software applications.
- Ability to interpret federal, state, and local laws and ordinances governing safety in the workplace.
- Ability to effectively present complex topics in a straightforward manner.
- Ability to successfully negotiate with regulatory agencies and senior operations leaders.
- Ability to work with frequent interruptions/changes in priorities.
- Ability to quickly recognize and analyze irregular events.
- Ability to train others.
- Ability to establish and maintain excellent communication and working relationships with city personnel and the public.
Criminal Background Investigation
This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.