This is a Regional Position. The purpose of this position is to serve as the Safety Coordinator representative for employee safety matters within District 10 (Indiana) and the County Offices. Also provides services and support to the Western Region. This position also serves as the back-up Trainer (Training Coordinator) for District 10 and provides services as needed throughout the Western Region. **Please note: This is a regional position and the incumbent can be located in District 1, 10, 11 or 12**
IMPORTANT: YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE A SCORE. YOUR SCORE IS ONLY VALID FOR THIS SPECIFIC VACANCY. ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED, YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID.Responsible for providing health and safety services (i.e. Right to Know Law, Drug Free Workplace Act, Fall protection program, etc.) primarily for District 10, Indiana County, but will also provide services and support for the Western Region as needed. The Western Region consists of District 1 (Oil City), District 10 (Indiana), District 11 (Bridgeville) and District 12 (Uniontown).
Provides advice, guidance, and support for employee safety programs in a manner consistent with legal, policy, and procedural requirements. Supports Department goals and objectives for improved quality of life by encouraging healthier lifestyles and reduction of injuries and accidents.
Investigates accident and injuries to determine corrective actions for safety violations and proactive measures to alleviate or eliminate the accident from occurring in the future. Ensures accidents and injuries are entered in the Department's Accident Tracking System (ATS) database. Utilize the database to analyze trends and develop action plans for reducing injuries and fleet accidents. Review injury and fleet accident rates and work with safety committees to establish goals designed to reduce rates.
Coordinates safety committees for assigned facilities within the western region. Provide safety summaries of topics and status of safety projects. Attends, provides guidance and serves on the Safety Committee(s) as either the management co-chair and/or a subject matter resource. Ensures meetings are tracked, ideas are shared, and minutes are monitored.
Oversee compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act pertaining to Drug and Alcohol testing of CDL employees. Distribute, explain, and coordinate program guideline implementation. Review monthly driver checks reports to ensure that employees required to drive for the Commonwealth have a valid driver's license. Identifies employees requiring CDL qualifications, reviews random drug and alcohol testing pool coding, and initiates actions to resolve problems and report concerns to immediate supervisor.
Manages the medical surveillance program to ensure employees exposed to harmful substances are monitored and tested per proper medical surveillance guidelines. Responds to complaints of air quality or other workplace hygiene issues and communicates concerns with immediate supervisor.
Conducts field visits in both announced and unannounced formats, performs critical safety reviews to note acceptability of safety procedures, and suggests more effective methods. Is required to conduct regular safety inspections of crews, stockpiles, and county garages to assure compliance with Department safety policies and procedures as outlined in PUB 445, safety policy handbook and the MESH 445M. Prepares after action reviews (AARs) of findings and recommends adoption of proactive safety efforts and corrective actions as needed. Performs regular follow-up on areas that show a need for improvement and provides supervisors with status reports.
Communicates effectively and regularly with supervisor, county/district leadership and other district safety coordinators to ensure appropriate implementation of the Department's Employee Safety program. Plans, organizes, schedules, and prioritizes projects and communicates the Department's missions and objectives regarding employee safety.
Serves as a district/bureau liaison for the Department's Continuity of Operations Program (COOP) for the Western region to support the Safety supervisor in their role as the western regional COOP coordinator. Assists the District COOP coordinator, as assigned, with evaluating operations and ensuring PennDOT facilities meet Management Directive 205.41 requirements.
Coordinates the local emergency evacuation plan by conducting required fire drills and other emergency drills. Updates and ensures communications of local evacuation plans and notifies the Safety supervisor accordingly.
Provides technical expertise and assistance in matters related to employee safety to district, county and assigned facility's management. Utilizes various reports and technical information garnished from databases to monitor and improve safety for all employees.
Authors articles for safety newsletters and Safety Talks as assigned. Serves as SEAP liaison for assigned facilities and performs special safety projects as assigned.
Travels throughout the western region and various other districts, as needed, to conduct inspections and numerous other safety-related matters.
Acquires and maintains a certification recognized by the Bureau of Workers' Compensation as a qualified provider of accident and illness prevention services within a two-year timeframe from assuming the safety position.
Presents safety related topics at New Employee Orientation Presentation (NEOP) or any other necessary training event.
Acquires and maintains an Advanced Safety Certificate within a two-year period as outlined for a Safety Coordinator.
Performs other job-related duties as required or assigned.Qualifications:
- Must meet PA residency requirement – For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency
- Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: one year as a Human
Resource Analyst 1 including six months in the area of the parenthetical;
or one year of experience in the performance of professional human
resource duties, including six months of experience in the area of the
parenthetical; and a bachelor's degree; or an equivalent combination of experience and training.
- Based on your answers to the supplemental application questions regarding education, you may be instructed to upload a copy of your college transcripts to your application
- Must be able to perform essential job functions
Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx and click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at
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- score may be lower than deserved
- application processing may be delayed
- disqualification may result
- May only test once under this announcement
- Email notice of test results provided
Harrisburg: 2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O. Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (717) 783-3058
Philadelphia: 110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107
Pittsburgh: 411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219
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