TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
JOB REQUISITION




Job Requisition: 019204
Business Unit: Austin District
Opening Date: 01/29/2013
Close Date: Open Until Filled

Salary: $ 3,894.25 - 6,230.75 PER MONTH
Business Title: I017 / Safety Officer V
Classification Title: Safety Officer IV
Salary Group/Class: B21 / 2733

Work Location Address:
AUSTIN DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS
7901 NORTH IH 35, AUSTIN, TX 78753

Number of Openings: 1

Type of Employment: Regular - Full-Time

Type of Driver's License Required: Class C

Travel(Overnight): 5%

Shifts: FIRST

You are encouraged to apply on-line at http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/careers/apply.html. When applying on-line, you will need to add this Job Requisition to your job basket. You may also apply at any Texas Department of Transportation HR & Employment Offices, between the hours of 8am and 5pm. If you elect to apply using a paper application, the department will only accept a completed State of Texas Application for Employment. For each Summary of Work Experience listed, only three quarters of a page of text will be considered.

Applicable information must be submitted on or before the closing date. Faxed applications are not accepted. Human Resources Office Telephone: 512/832-7255.

If requested, reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities for any part of the employment process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Oversees a district safety program in accordance with the Occupational Safety Division Manual. Works to create an active interest in accident prevention and the safety program. Employees at this level establish their own work plan and priorities to meet set objectives. Issues are rarely referred to the supervisor but are handled at the occurrence.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in industrial hygiene, industrial technology, industrial education, industrial safety, safety education, engineering, business administration or a related field plus five (5) years experience in occupational safety or industrial hygiene. Graduate-level safety-related education may be substituted for experience on a year per year basis. Additional safety-related experience may be substituted for undergraduate level education on a year per year basis. Must have one of the following professional safety designations, which includes all CEUs required to keep that designation current. : (1) the Advanced Safety Certificate (ASC) Program administered by the National Safety Council's Occupational Safety and Health Services unit; (2) recognized by a national-level program as a Associate Safety Professional or Certified Safety Professional; or (3) completed equivalent national- level training or certification (as determined by the Occupational Safety Division.) (Experience requirements may be satisfied by full-time experience or the prorated part-time equivalent.)

The Texas Penal Code (Section 32.52) prohibits the use of fraudulent or substandard degrees. Education and degree information listed on applications will be verified for all final applicants. See "Education Verification" on Careers page for information on verifying degrees.

Competencies
Extensive knowledge of
Applicable laws, rules and regulations

Expert skill in
Speaking to present images and ideas in a clear, concise, organized and interesting manner to optimize audience understanding and keep the group focused
The responsibilities associated with administrative practices and procedures to include writing, editing and report writing techniques, recording meeting notes, record keeping and records management

Proficient skill in
Scheduling work assignments
Maintaining effective working relationships with others
Interpreting applicable information
Training in a classroom and field environment
The use of personal computers and applicable programs, applications and systems
Conducting hearings, interviews and investigations

Ability to
Communicate effectively

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Plans, schedules and monitors programs or activities that promote employee safety and accident prevention.
Plans, schedules and administers training on safety issues including defensive driving, CPR, first-aid, fleet safety and hazardous materials; maintains training records.
Provides up-to-date safety information for bulletin boards and employees.
Investigates employee accidents, prepares reports and maintains records; identifies injury types and accident causes, recommends preventative actions and conducts follow-up investigations.
Coordinates safety meetings; usually involves planning, conducting, coordinating schedules and providing literature and audio-visual material.
Monitors workers' compensation records.
Drives to inspect equipment and work areas.
Assists the Substance Control Officer.
Administers the new employee driver's orientation program and the vehicle safety program.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Must pass a drug test prior to employment for commercial driver, safety sensitive and vessel crewmember positions. Commercial drivers, safety sensitive employees and vessel crewmembers will be subject to additional drug and alcohol testing during employment.
Required to work weekends and holidays.
Required to work hours other than 8 to 5.
Required to work under exposure to inclement weather conditions.
Required to wear personal protective equipment provided by employer and comply with all safety requirements.

Driver 's record check will be conducted by the Department. Satisfactory driving records are required for driving state or personal vehicles and motor driven equipment to conduct agency business.

Must attend work regularly and observe approved work hours.

External final applicants for any department position who could potentially be required to drive for the department must pass a drug test prior to employment and will be subject to reasonable cause testing during employment.

External final male applicants who are 18-25 years of age will be required to furnish proof of registration or exemption from registration with the Selective Service System.

Successful completion of a post-offer/pre-employment physical exam at the employer's expense is required.

If hired, employee must provide document(s) within three(3) days of hire date that establish identity and employment eligibility. A complete list of acceptable documents is on file with the local Texas Workforce Commission office.

Department employees or family members will not have, either directly or indirectly, any financial or other personal interest in a department (or a TxDOT) contract or subcontract of any kind. A contract may not be awarded to an entity that is owned in whole or in part by any TxDOT employee or immediate family member.

As part of its employment process, TxDOT may procure or have prepared a criminal background check. An applicant with an unsatisfactory criminal background check report is ineligible to be hired for the position for which the report is initiated.


REMARKS


Employee may be contacted during off-duty hours to see if he or she can report to work for emergency conditions.

Initial screening is based on the Education and Experience minimum requirements defined in the job posting. Interviewee selection is based on applicant information explaining how they meet each Competency requirement in the summary of experience. If you elect to apply using a paper application, the department will only accept a completed State of Texas Application for Employment. For each Summary of Work Experience listed, only three quarters of a page of text will be considered.

No attachments such as resumes, pictures, letters of recommendation, references and/or training records or certificates will be accepted. Such attachments will not be given any consideration and will be removed from the application form and destroyed.

Official transcripts or other minimum requirement validations will be requested at the time of the conditional job offer.

An internal applicant who is selected for a position in their current salary group that has the same state title is not eligible for a salary increase. An internal applicant who is selected for a position in their current salary group with a new state title may receive an increase up to 3.4%.


AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER