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Worker\'s Compensation and Safety Analyst

South Coast Air Quality Management District – Diamond Bar, CA

ABOUT SOUTH COAST AQMD:
South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) is one of the largest and most technologically sophisticated environmental regulatory agencies in the nation. We serve a four-county region that includes all of Orange County, and parts of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, home to approximately 17 million people. South Coast AQMD s headquarters is located in Diamond Bar, 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, at the junction of the 57 and 60 freeways. With a highly diverse and dedicated Clean Air Team of over 900 budgeted positions, an annual budget (FY 2019-20) of $170.9 million, South Coast AQMD s mission is to protect public health from air pollution through a comprehensive program of planning, regulation, education, enforcement, compliance incentives, technical innovation and promotion of public understanding of air quality issues.
ABOUT HUMAN RESOURCES:
South Coast AQMD s Human Resources (HR) office has a staff of 14, performing a full range of professional human resources functions. HR is a high-volume, high-expectation unit in the Administrative and Human Resources department with a critical mission, and our closely knit HR team works hard to provide excellent service.
ABOUT THE POSITION:

This recruitment is open to fill a vacancy in safety and loss prevention. The selected candidate will provide support to the Risk Manager by implementing and coordinating South Coast AQMD s Safety and Loss Prevention programs, including OSHA and other regulatory compliance programs and will be responsible for:
  • Assisting with the development of short and long term environmental, health and safety goals and strategies and serving as point of contact for all health and safety activities.
  • Developing, maintaining and reviewing mandatory programs and plans including the Injury and Illness Prevention Program, Emergency Action Plan and Respiratory Protection Program.
  • Improving and implementing existing or new training programs to develop employees skills, knowledge and compliance, communicating regulatory and technical knowledge to operations staff to manage day-to-day compliance activities and conducting training on health and safety to all employees.
  • Participating in the development and implementation of risk assessment methods/systems for anticipating, identifying and evaluating hazards and in the case management process for all safety-related incidents and industrial injuries, including near miss .
  • Conducting regular facility inspections independently and in conjunction with others and serving as liaison to state and federal agencies during environmental, health and safety inspections.
  • Serving as the Emergency Evacuation Coordinator and as the Chair of the Safety Committee

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:

Implements and coordinates the South Coast AQMD s Safety and Loss Prevention Program; acts as the South Coast AQMD Safety Analyst and chairs the South Coast AQMD s General Safety Committee; conducts or arranges for the presentation of a variety of safety training programs, including accident prevention, safe working conditions, CPR, and driver safety training.

Coordinates and participates in the administration of the South Coast AQMD s self-insured Workers Compensation Program; supervises the gathering of data regarding claims; coordinates claims management activities with representatives from other divisions, public agencies, insurance companies, and risk service firms; and prepares recommendations and reports on the resolution of complex medical and work-injury matters.

Researches, surveys, and monitors other agencies practices; analyzes South Coast AQMD loss experience and South Coast AQMD policies and procedures to formulate and recommend revisions, deletions, or additions to safety and workers compensation programs; analyzes, interprets, and applies South Coast AQMD policies and procedures, and recommends revisions and/or new policies and procedures to reflect South Cost AQMD practice and need; drafts Administrative Code revisions; and recommends changes in the Memoranda of Understanding, as required.

Conducts safety surveys and inspections of all South Coast AQMD facilities and work practices, and reviews all industrial and vehicle accidents to identify and determine cause; acts as South Coast AQMD representative on inspection tours with state and/or federal officials of the Labor Department; recommends modifications in equipment or processes to eliminate safety hazards and to ensure compliance with applicable State of California Occupational Safety and Health regulations.

Collects and maintains statistical data relating to industrial and vehicular accidents; reviews and analyzes data to identify areas of concern and to establish priorities for the safety and loss prevention programs.

Conducts research and prepares a variety of special projects, as assigned by the Risk Manager and/or the Assistant Deputy Executive Officer over Administrative & Human Resources.

Recommends the selection of consultants and monitors the provision and/or completion of agreed-upon services.

Acts as the South Coast AQMD s Emergency Action Coordinator and coordinates the evacuation of South Coast AQMD facilities.

May conduct administrative meetings pertaining to safety issues.


MINIMUM AND DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal candidate and most competitively qualified candidates will be positive, flexible and approachable, highly analytical, a skilled communicator and will further possess the following:

  • Training and experience at the professional level which would demonstrate good knowledge of the principles and best practices of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and risk management programs.
  • Good knowledge of OSHA compliance and recordkeeping.
  • Experience applying industry standard principles and techniques to investigate and analyze industrial and vehicular accidents.
  • Experience conducting site safety inspections and overseeing job hazard analysis processes.
  • Experience identifying, mitigating and initiating corrective actions to resolve safety hazards.
  • Experience designing, implementing and facilitating safety and risk management training.
  • Experience leading safety teams or committees.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and ability to create letters, reports, spreadsheets, charts, presentations.
  • Good verbal and written communications skills.
  • Possession of Occupational Health & Safety (OHST), Environmental Health and Safety (CSP), or equivalent technical certifications, or relevant education (Associates Degree or higher in a related field) preferred.
  • Experience in public/government agencies preferred.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Training and experience at the professional level which would demonstrate good knowledge of the principles and practices of workers compensation or safety, depending on the area of assignment; organizational and administrative analysis and research methodology; computers and computer applications; basic statistical methods and techniques; report writing methods and practices. For assignments in the area of workers compensation, good knowledge of the principles and practices of insurance industry operations, including current industry trends and practices; principles and practices of claims management, including the investigation, evaluation, and settlement of claims; the applicable laws, rules, regulations, and standards governing Workers Compensation Programs, including the regulations and operations of the workers compensation system and the State Fund programs. For assignments in the area of safety, good knowledge of the principles and practices of industrial safety, principles and techniques to investigate and analyze industrial accidents and safety hazards and to initiate corrective actions; the Federal and State Occupational Safety and Hazard Acts and other applicable laws, rules, regulations, and standards governing industrial safety.

Ability to carry out assignments and projects without detailed instruction; conduct research; organize and analyze data and formulate recommendations on program development and revision; prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive reports, manuals, and plans; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain cooperative, effective working relations with South Coast AQMD staff and representatives of public and private organizations; analyze situations and adopt effective courses of action; maintain required confidentiality in carrying out assignments, studies, and projects. For assignments in the area of workers compensation, ability to coordinate and participate in insurance and claims administration and a self-insured Workers Compensation Program; maintain responsibility for the investigation, presentation of facts, and the administration and disposition of claims. For assignments in the area of safety, ability to implement, coordinate, and participate in a Safety and Loss Prevention Program; coordinate and conduct safety classes, such as safe driving, hazard recognition, respirator use, and ergonomics.

Evidence of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be demonstrated, in part, by graduation from an accredited college or university, preferably with a major emphasis in public, business, or personnel administration or a safety-related field.

A master s degree in one of the above or related fields may substitute for some of the professional level experience.


OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

SELECTION PROCESS:
The selection process will initially consist of a review of applications, cover letters, and resumes. Those who appear to be the most competitively qualified may be asked to provide additional information regarding their qualifications for this position. Based on a review of these materials, only the most competitively qualified individuals will be invited to participate in an interview and/or any other selection steps deemed appropriate. South Coast AQMD reserves the right to modify the selection process, as needed, based upon the qualifications and number of applicants.

APPLICATION PACKETS MUST INCLUDE:
  • A fully completed online employment application which covers at least the past 10 years of employment, listing separately each position you have held and including four professional work references
  • Responses to the supplemental questionnaire. The supplemental questionnaire is a form of written test and will be evaluated as such. Your responses should be well written, clear, concise and directly responsive to all parts of each question. Please try to limit your responses to no more than one page per question.
  • A cover letter, which you must attach to the online application, clearly detailing how you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications for this position, including education and experience and the reason(s) you are interested in this position
  • A detailed resume, which you must attach to the online application, that highlights your major career responsibilities and accomplishments
If you claim education on your application, an unofficial copy of your transcripts, documenting all qualifying education and/or occupational training claimed, must be submitted as an attachment to your online application. Official transcripts may be requested at a later date.
Please call Human Resources at (909) 396-2800 at least one week in advance if you might need accommodation at any step during the selection process.

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