Environmental Health and Safety Officer

Henrico County Public Schools | Henrico, VA, United States

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Posted Date 9/12/2023

Job Title

Environmental Health and Safety Officer


Henrico, VA, US

Organization Name

County of Henrico Department of Emergency Management and Workplace Safety

About Us

Henrico County, a progressive employer of choice, provides job seekers with the promise of fair and competitive compensation; a close-knit atmosphere with low employee turnover; and a benefits package that helps secure financial stability.

Established in 1611, Henrico County has deep historical roots. Henrico County borders the City of Richmond to the west, north and east and constitutes approximately a third of the Richmond metropolitan areas. Henrico County is among the top-rated counties in the nation and was one of the first localities to adopt the County Manager Form of Government. Citizens of Henrico County are represented by an elected Board of Supervisors representing five magisterial districts.

Henrico County General Government currently has more than 30 agencies. Department Heads are appointed by the County Manager, with the exception of the elected constitutional officers. Henrico County is an equal opportunity employer and, when you join us, you will be surrounded by fellow associates who come from all walks of life, all types of cultural backgrounds and all ages.

General Statement of Duties

Closing Date: This position closes on Monday, October 2, 2023.

Performs complex professional and technical work in loss prevention and safety providing guidance, support and consultation to general government agencies and public schools; develops and facilitates training to support regulatory requirements, department-specific operational needs and County safety and loss prevention policies and goals; does related work as required.

Essential Duties

Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of environmental health and safety administration, risk analysis and OSHA /VOSH standards as applied to local government; possession of technical knowledge and expertise required to make safety inspections and to recommend corrective actions; ability to interpret and enforce safety regulations; ability to plan, implement, and monitor technical programs of safety administration; computer skills and experience with routine business software programs and the ability to manage data in databases and spreadsheets, prepare training related presentations and materials and prepare reports; excellent communication skills, oral and written, to communicate with and train a diverse audience of employees, County officials and regulatory agency personnel; ability to persuade and encourage voluntary participation in safety and health management programs; ability to present ideas and recommendations clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; effective presentation skills; ability to establish and maintain harmonious and effective relationships with department heads, employees and with the public; ability to don and doff a wide variety of protective equipment and clothing; visual, auditory and physical abilities such and climbing, crawling, stooping and otherwise traversing a variety of field location work sites with a diverse array of potentially hazardous conditions such as roadways, confined spaces, rooftops, heavy equipment, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and outdoor settings such as parks, fields and trails.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Four (4) year degree in a relevant field of study;

Experience: Four (4) years of professional loss-control, safety inspection, safety program development and maintenance, or industrial hygiene experience;

OR, any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Additional Information

Requires possession of a valid driver's license issued by the State of Virginia and current First Aid and CPR certifications. May require other certifications necessary to facilitate training programs.

A criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment, including a conditional offer of initial employment, or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee.

How To Apply

Closing Date: This position closes on Monday, October 2, 2023.

You apply for positions with Henrico County general government through our online applicant system, which is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week with an Internet connection. Please access our job site portal though https://henrico.us/services/jobs or click on the Jobs link in the upper right-hand corner of our main County page at https://henrico.us.

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Main Organization

General Government

General Government

Employment Status

Permanent Fulltime

Permanent Full-time

Amount of Travel

Work At Home

Agriculture & Environmental & Forestry | Education | Environmental | Healthcare & Public Health

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