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Safety Officer (Senior Analyst) - Transportation
Job ID: 4076
City of San Jose, South Bay

City Administration

For more info contact:
(408) 535-1285
Close Date: Apr 13, 2014
Salary: $75,982.40 - $92,560.00 Annually

About the Department


The City of San José, the Capital of Silicon Valley, is one of the nation's best managed cities and one of the top ten cities in which to live, work, and do business. Moreover, San José is the center of cultural, government and economic activity for the region. The employees of the City of San José have embraced the following values: Integrity, Innovation, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect and Celebration. 


The City's Department of Transportation is seeking an individual whose values align with the values of the City's employees.


The Department of Transportation (DOT) plans, develops, operates, and maintains transportation facilities, services, and related systems which contribute to the livability and economic health of the City. We comprise a team of more than 400 people ready to serve the needs of our customers to improve the efficiency and safety of San José streets. For more information about DOT, visit


Position and Duties


The Department of Transportation is seeking an experienced Safety Officer to manage all aspects of the DOT Safety Program including the implementation of the Illness and Injury Prevention Program, ongoing efforts to reduce injuries and crashes, and ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations. DOT's workforce is made up of 400 customer-focused and safety-oriented staff that includes approximately 200 maintenance personnel (working 24/7), 100 engineers and engineering technicians, 50 parking and traffic control officers, and 50 inspectors and administrative personnel. DOT averages 60-70 work-related injuries per year. The Safety Officer reports to the HR Program Manager and is under the classification of Senior Analyst. The position is supported by a Safety Coordinator (Senior Maintenance Worker).


The DOT Safety Program benefits from strong support by Department Senior Staff and management. The successful Safety Officer will work effectively and constructively with all levels in the organization ensuring compliance with safety-related policies in a way that maintains the Department's high standards for the efficient delivery of services. As a leader in the Department, the successful Safety Officer will also serve as an appropriate role model and demonstrate high ethical standards.


Key General Responsibilities


-Interprets and implements occupational health and safety regulations in an industrial/construction setting


-Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations


-Administers the Department Safety Programs including ergonomics, hearing conservation, fall protection, LOTO, confined space entry, blood borne pathogen, heat injury prevention, respiratory protection, electrical safety, commercial driver program (including random drug testing), and traffic control.


-Conducts inspections and injury/crash investigations in coordination with managers and supervisors.


-Serves as the lead contact for CalOSHA investigations and responses


-Coordinates and provides initial and ongoing safety training for new and current employees


-Gathers and analyzes data to recommend appropriate safety improvement efforts; develops, implements and leads safety improvement efforts


-Coordinates the workers' compensation claims process (the City of San José is self-insured with claims handled by the Workers' Compensation Division of Human Resources)


-Manages the placement of temporary modified duty and return-to-work employees


-Conducts ergonomic assessments and purchases appropriate ergonomic equipment


-Maintains required documentation


-Advises managers and supervisors on safety best practices


-Works some evenings/weekends when dealing with safety issues in swing and grave shift operations


This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.


Minimum Qualifications


Any combination of training and experience equivalent to:


EDUCATION: Completion of a Baccalaureate Degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited college or university.


EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in program management/administrative analytic work.


ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTION/S: One (1) year of additional education above the Baccalaureate Degree level may be substituted for one year of the required management/administrative analytic work.


LICENSE/CERTIFICATES: Possession of a valid California driver's license.


EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San José will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Department of Labor.


To Learn More and Apply


To view the full announcement for this exciting opportunity and apply online with the City of San José, please visit the City of San José’s employment page by clicking on the link below.


Then click on the All City Job Openings” link.       


City of San José Employment Page


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