Safety Specialist II

Austin, TX

Job status
Full time
Paid Tuition Reimbursement, Paid personal time, 401K / Retirement plan, Vision Insurance, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Health Insurance
Job description

The Safety Specialist will provide broad-based expertise facilitating emergency preparedness/business continuity and physical security. Responsible for management of physical security and safety programs, procedures, and practices to ensure the safety and security of company employees. Be a “trusted advisor” and communicate environmental, health, safety (EHS) needs and results to the VP Risk Management. Promote and develop a positive Health and Safety culture at all levels throughout the organization.

Education requirements
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree in science (chemistry/chemical engineering, physics/electrical engineering physics or biology) with 5 years directly related experience. Combined experience may substitute for minimum education.
Experience requirements
Prefer 3 years of demonstrated experience managing direct reports.
Prefer Certified Safety Professional via the Board of Certified Safety Professionals ( or Associate Business Continuity Professional certification.
• Leads emergency planning and business continuity efforts to continuously improve Business Continuity and Emergency Management plans to minimize and mitigate the consequences of threats and risks that could directly or indirectly affect the company.
• Supports all safety and emergency response training programs, and emergency operation drills in preparation for actual events/incidents.
• Develops and oversees plans, training, and exercises to assure employee awareness and organizational resilience.
• Respond to emergency calls or events and assist as needed.
• Develop, implement, and direct company safety and security programs, procedures, and practices, ensuring the safety and security of company employees and property.
• Manage relationships with internal departments and external agencies. Partner with business colleagues to address and correct safety and/or security concerns as they arise.
• Ensure appropriate safety assessments are conducted and corrective actions implemented to minimize or eliminate injuries and environmental impact.
• Investigates and evaluates root causes for occupational injuries/illnesses, incidents and near misses and maintains relevant data for driving strategic program decisions.
• Make OSHA recordability determinations and coordinates workers compensation for occupational injuries/illnesses. Provides oversight of and assistance for employee injury and illness records to include maintenance of OHSA logs.
• Chairs employee safety committee to ensure alignment with the committee Charter.
• Develops and implements all required EHS training, programs, policies, procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. Oversee recognition, measurement, and evaluation of such initiatives.
• Conduct investigations of criminal activity, workplace fraud or theft.
• Interact with all levels of management. Provide updates on the Safety and Security program, including the status of outstanding issues with recommendations for improvement.
• Maintain professional and technical expertise by attending workshops and training programs. Ability to obtain certifications and continuing education as needed.
• Manages relationships with government, emergency, law enforcement, and related entities for joint coordination.
• Provides supervision to Risk Coordinator.
• Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
• Demonstrates competence in Safety, Security, Business Continuity and Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Recovery.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, working effectively with a wide range of professionals.
• Proficiency using software sure as Microsoft Windows, Word, Access, and Excel. Ability to acquire additional computer skills.
• Detail-oriented with excellent organization skills, the ability to handle multiple projects and follow through with little supervision.
• Self-starter, personable, and energetic.
• Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with the staff and the public.
• Ability to handle sensitive and confidential material.
• Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision–making skills.
• Demonstrated initiative in project management. Able to manage people, time, and resources to accomplish goals.
• Able to effectively manage multiple priorities and adapt to constantly changing priorities.
• Strong sense of urgency and can-do attitude.
Physical and Mental Abilities:
• Ability to exercise sound judgment and a calm demeanor to lead in times of stress.
• Ability to research and analyze data, using quantitative analysis skills and identify trends.
• Strong collaboration and partnering skills.
• Must be able to sit for extended periods.
• Must be able to stand/walk for extended periods of time.
• Ability to lift at least 25 pounds.
• Must be able to perform typing or data entry for extended periods.
• Must be able to draw reasonable conclusions.
• Must be able to work flexible schedule.

• Must be 21 years old and have a current Texas Driver’s License with acceptable driving record. Must provide proof of insurance.
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