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Safety Officer – Health and Safety

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Regulatory
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Administrative Services, Department of - DOAS

(Hiring salary will be based on experience, credentials, pay equity, and statewide rules)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Join the State of Georgia and help lead agencies through a transformation in adopting best practices in Risk Management.

The Loss Control and Safety Officer will monitor and evaluate comprehensive safety and loss control programs for the State of Georgia, making recommendations to customer agencies for improvements in their programs. This position also serves as the Risk Management safety and loss control expert.

 

Job Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include analyzing high risk areas and trends to quantify exposure to loss, applying knowledge of industry best practices, trends, and legislative issues in order to develop and administer effective and efficient safety and loss control programs such as accident prevention, safety training, emergency preparedness, and loss preventions.

Additionally, the Loss Control and Safety Officer will develop, interpret, review and revise safety and loss control policies, procedures and standards, and provide consultation and advice to state entities in identifying risk exposure and reducing losses to employees, property, and finances.

This position develops, implements, and evaluates customer education and training programs and collaborates with the risk management leadership team to ensure that safety and loss control issues are managed consistently across programs.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong oral, written communication and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong people management skills (managing, motivating, developing staff)
  • Ability to effectively work with internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to think strategically

Completion of a pre-employment background check is required.

 

MINIMUM ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS: 

Master's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Two years of related experience OR

Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Four years of related experience OR

Associate's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Five years of experience, Two years of which in a position directly related to the area of assignment OR

Two years of experience required at the lower level Complnc Specialist 2 (RCP061) or position equivalent.

Note: Some positions may require a certification or licensure. Note: Some positions may require a valid driver's license.

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following items below.  PLEASE CLEARLY INDICATE YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THESE QUALIFICATIONS ON YOUR RESUME.   

  • Certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), or an Associate Safety Professional (ASP)
  • Member of the American Society of Safety Professionals and/or the American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and/or Associate in Risk Management for Public Entities (ARM-P) from the American Institute for CPCU and the Insurance Institute of America.

 

Applications accepted at Team Georgia Careers

 

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or email.  Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by the hiring agency.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

DOAS is an equal opportunity employer

When applying for this position, you will be asked if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position as stated below and may possibly be presented with additional questions to assess preferred qualifications.   Preference will be given to applicants who meet one or more of the preferred qualifications.

Master's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Two years of related experience OR Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Four years of related experience OR Associate's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Five years of experience, Two years of which in a position directly related to the area of assignment OR Two years of experience required at the lower level Complnc Specialist 2 (RCP061) or position equivalent. Note: Some positions may require a certification or licensure. Note: Some positions may require a valid driver's license.

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