North Clackamas School District
12400 Southeast Freeman Way, Milwaukie, OR, USA
*** Applications Must Be Received by 01/31/2020 ***
Environmental Health & Safety Specialist, 8 hrs/day (1.0 FTE), Full Time, Permanent The North Clackamas School District is a growing district on Portland's east side. North Clackamas is known for its high quality of living. With approximately 2,000 employees, North Clackamas is nationally recognized for outstanding programs supported by the efficient utilization of resources. The North Clackamas community expects, and school leaders ensure, accountable and transparent investments that place funding as close to the student as possible. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact Human Resources to discuss your application. POSITION SUMMARY: This position provides leadership and management of the District’s environmental health and safety programs designed to ensure safe and healthy learning and working environments in accordance with district, local, State and federal codes, system, policies and procedures including OSHA compliance. Initial wage placement according to NCSD/OSEA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Classification J Salary Scheduled $27.96 - $39.33
Retirement Plan Contributions North Clackamas School District participates in the Oregon Public Employee Retirement System (PERS and OPSRP) on behalf of its employees. The district contributes the employer portion; there is also a mandatory employee portion. Upon eligibility, which is defined as working at least six full calendar months in a qualifying position, the employee is required to contribute 6% to their employee portion, via payroll deduction. Part-time employees working at least six months and 600 hours in a calendar year will qualify. SCHEDULE: TBD, based on department needs WORK CALENDAR: 260 days MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Incumbents must have successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities, or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population.
Associates degree and two years of experience in environmental health, safety or risk management, applying the principals and practices of program/project planning and management as well as:
Certification in areas specific to the position;
Demonstrated knowledge/understanding of environmental health and safety issues affecting schools.
(Related work experience and professional designations / certifications may be substituted for the educational requirement.)
Must have knowledge of advanced principles, practices and methods of Environmental Health and Safety Programs.
Must have knowledge of and ability to apply federal, state, local laws and regulations applicable to various Environmental Health and Safety program responsibilities.
Advanced program management and organization skills.
Skill in the use of program support technology, office software, spreadsheets, presentations, and databases.
Ability to respond to emergency, emotional, and difficult situations with calm, deliberateness, and clear organization.
Ability to interact with employees and managers personally and in writing, internal and external, at a high level of communication and articulation. Must be able to present complex and difficult information in a convincing manner.
Sound judgment and decision-making capabilities are essential.
Ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters.
Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
Valid state driver’s license and a safe driving record. May require use of personal vehicle.
Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in industrial hygiene, safety, risk management, environmental science or related field.
Professional certification such as Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM), Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST), or similar.
Experience in a public school or public organizational setting.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Works collaboratively with all departments and personnel to implement safety and risk initiatives.
Serves as District representative and point-of-contact to internal stakeholders and external agencies/groups in relation to Environmental Health and Safety Programs, including representing the District at local and State meetings and conferences.
Conducts safety inspections of District facilities, playgrounds, buildings, and any hazards. Recommends corrective actions and follow up on implementation.
Acts as a resource and makes recommendations on environmental issues, i.e., indoor air quality, hazardous materials, above ground / underground storage tanks, lead, radon, asbestos, PCB’s, etc.
Conducts investigations of environmental concerns, including gathering and analysis of data, development and implementation of solutions and development and delivery of reports to diverse populations and regulatory agencies as needed.
Represents District during fire and safety inspections with Fire Marshals, OSHA Inspectors and insurance carrier.
Review and analyze federal, state and local legislation to ensure District compliance.
Develops, evaluates the effectiveness of District policies and procedures pertaining to environmental health and safety, and updates as appropriate.
Creates and conducts training and materials pertaining to environmental health and safety.
Conducts accident investigations for employee injuries, student injuries, property loss and other hazardous situations. Recommends corrective actions and follows up on implementation.
Coordinates chemical safety. Works with other departments to identify safe chemicals for procurement and use.
Advises and supports District’s safety committees.
Conducts ergonomic assessments and makes recommendations.
Analyzes statistical information associated with District safety and workers’ compensation programs to identify trends and direct safety efforts.
Coordinate outside consultants as necessary.
Supports other risk management initiatives and programs, such as emergency preparedness and the implementation of district-wide response to emergencies.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace. North Clackamas School District policy provides veterans and disabled veterans with preferences as required by law. The North Clackamas School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, disability, or age in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to designated youth groups such as the Boy Scouts. The following position has been designated to handle inquiries regarding discrimination: Title IX Coordinator, 12400 SE Freeman Way, Milwaukie, OR 97222, 503.353.6128.