MONTGOMERY COUNTY GOVERNMENT Code No. 0125
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND Grade 26
EMPLOYEE SAFETY PROGRAM SUPERVISOR
DEFINITION OF CLASS:
This is supervisory professional work in planning, developing and
organizing comprehensive loss prevention/control programs in occupational
safety and health, fleet safety, fire prevention and protection, safety
training and promotion of safety programs. Contacts include employees
of the same unit for the purposes of providing supervision and resolving
problems; with staff and collateral duty safety officers from other departments/agencies
to develop work programs and coordinate projects relating to the County's
safety program; with various Federal and State agencies for the purpose
of exchanging information; and with contractors with Montgomery County
to monitor and ensure code compliance. This class of work may entail some
public service/assistance, but it is incidental to the primary focus of
the work performed.
An employee in this class is responsible for working with management
to establish and maintain loss prevention programs which will provide
a safe, healthful and productive environment for employees and prevent
damage to property and reduce costs resulting from accidents. An employee
receives wide ranging assignments, normally from a Division Chief, which
include oversight of grant and sub-contract administration, special research
studies, State and Federal legislation, Capital Improvements Programs,
computer-supported information systems and the formulation and implementation
of policies and procedures governing the administration of the County's
loss prevention and control program. Work requires a knowledge of occupational
safety and health standards with guidelines provided in the form of Federal,
State and County laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures. The
employee has latitude for independent judgment and initiative in obtaining
objectives. The complexity of this work is derived by the many locations
serviced and the employee's ability to independently establish priorities
and gain acceptance and cooperation of department/agency employees in
the operation of a safety program. The impact of this class of work is
realized by the County Government as a whole in that work performed by
an employee in this class increases productivity and reduces losses by
designing methods to prevent accidents and occupational illnesses. While
work is primarily performed in an office environment, an employee in this
class visits various worksites to investigate accident claims and inspect
facilities, machines, equipment and materials to evaluate potential hazards
and make recommendations to reduce loss potential. Work is reviewed through
conferences, analysis of reports and completed work submitted, and through
evaluation of the effectiveness with which program objectives are met.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (Illustrative Only)
Provides assistance, as appropriate, to department/agency heads and
other principal managerial personnel to plan, organize, coordinate, evaluate
and oversee the loss prevention/control program activities of the department/agency.
Supervises and participates in the research, formulation and enforcement of County government-wide safety policies and procedures.
Establishes and coordinates periodic department/agency safety training programs.
Supervises the development and implementation of data collection and reporting systems to be used in evaluating the needs, goals and achievements of loss prevention programs.
Directs the research and evaluation of the latest developments in the field of accident prevention/loss control.
Establishes and maintains continuing liaison with local, State and Federal governments, private business organizations and civic associations to improve safety programs.
Coordinates County's loss prevention/control program with other self insurance program participants (Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Montgomery County Public Schools, City of Rockville and Montgomery College) by serving on committees and providing information.
Represents the department/agency to which assigned on committees and at conferences.
Conducts performance evaluation reviews of subordinate employees.
Performs related duties as required.
Thorough (5 years) experience in the occupational safety and health field.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices appropriate to the occupational health and safety field.
Thorough knowledge of Federal, State and local laws pertaining to safety.
Knowledge of personal computer capabilities and the application of computer systems to public financial management.
Ability to arrive at sound decisions through detailed analysis and evaluation of information and data.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with officials, associates and the public.
Ability to attend meetings or perform other assignments at locations outside the office.
Individuals appointed or promoted to this class will be required
to serve a probationary period of six (6) months, during which time performance
will be carefully evaluated. Continuation in this class will be contingent
upon successful completion of the probationary period.
MEDICAL PROTOCOL: Core I Exam
Class Established: July, 1968
Revised: December, 1970
August, 1994 (M)