Safety Technician I/II

  • Safety
  • El Cajon, CA
  • $72,758 - $102,378/annually

Website helixwater Helix Water District

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HELIX WATER DISTRICT, El Cajon, CA (located in East San Diego County) is seeking to add an experienced, talented and detailed person to fill our Safety Technician I/II role. At Helix, our culture of customer focus, open communication and teamwork serves as the backbone of our organization. Ensuring every employee is provided safe and healthful working conditions is one of our top values. We believe the innovation and dedication of our talented employees is what keeps Helix a progressive industry leader. If you would like to work alongside others who are passionate about their technical professions and care about the quality of their work, we would love for you to consider joining our team!

Salary ranges for all full-time classifications are scheduled to increase by 2% effective July 1, 2023 and July 1, 2024. In addition, the district will provide cost-of-living adjustments between 2-4% effective July 1, 2023, July 1, 2024 and July 1, 2025.  

Benefits Package includes:

– 100% employee premiums paid for all health benefits
– CalPERS membership
– 24 annual days of accrued leave.  (Increases after 5 years of service to 29 annual days of accrued leave)
– 12 paid holidays per year, including 2 floating holidays
– Up to $2,500 matching on 457 plan. (Up to $3,500, effective July 1, 2023)
– Up to $4,000 annually for education reimbursement on qualifying courses after 1 year of employment

 

Safety Technician I/II is a non-exempt journey to advanced journey-level technical and administrative class. Under general direction, assists and provides support in the development and implementation of activities related to the district’s environmental, health and safety compliance, hazardous materials/waste management, and emergency preparedness and performs related duties as assigned. Safety Technician I is the journey-level class and is flexibly staffed with the advanced journey-level Safety Technician II class. Typically, proficiency criteria for advancement to the II level are met within 18 to 36 months, depending on an individual’s prior experience and certification.

 

Overview of Responsibilities 

Conducts field inspections of district facilities, equipment and jobsites, prepares written reports, makes formal recommendations related to process improvements, and tracks recommendations to completion.

Participates in the development and implementation of the district’s safety training program.

Helps ensure compliance with hazardous materials and hazardous waste regulations.

Participates in the development, review, and maintenance of the district’s written safety programs, policies, and procedures including the process safety management (PSM) plan, risk management plan (RMP), and California accidental release prevention (Cal ARP) program. Maintains the district’s environmental, health and safety programs manual.

Coordinates the district’s safety footwear program and prescription safety glasses program.

Conducts ergonomic assessments and provides feedback to employees and supervisors.

Implements district’s respiratory protection and hearing conservation programs including scheduling medical exams, tracking exam results, obtaining supplies and equipment, and conducting respirator fit tests.

Advises other employees on safety policy and regulatory compliance, researches topics and answers questions. Assists supervisors with completing accident investigations to determine incident causes and corrective action.

Please visit our careers page to view the full job description.

Qualifications

Qualified candidates will have a valid Class C California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the district’s vehicle insurance policy.

A valid state of California State Water Resources Control Board Water Treatment Operator Certificate Grade T2 and Water Distribution Operator Certificate, Grade D2 are required within two years.

 

Minimum Qualifications:
Training and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from high school or GED, supplemented by specialized training in safety, risk management, hazardous materials management; and at least two years of experience in occupational safety and health preferably within construction or the water/wastewater industry.

or

Training and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from high school or GED equivalent, supplemented by specialized training in safety, risk management, hazardous materials management, or related fields; and at least four years of experience in water/wastewater operations with two years at advanced journey-level with safety responsibilities.

or

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university supplemented by specialized training in safety, risk management, hazardous materials management; and at least two years of experience within the water/wastewater industry.

 

Application Process 

To be considered for the Safety Technician I/II, please complete the online application and supplemental questionnaire and view a complete list of job responsibilities by visiting our career section at hwd.com/careers/.  Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the online application.

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