What do you value in your next job? 

The Orange County Sanitation District is an organization that frames itself on its Core Values. If that sounds like a work environment you’d thrive in, then they have a career opportunity for you.

OCSD is currently looking to fill the role of a Sr. Safety & Health Representative.

The Orange County Sanitation District is a public agency responsible for safely collecting and treating wastewater for 2.5 million people in north and central Orange County, California. It is a special district governed by a 25-member board of directors comprised of elected officials from each of the sewer agencies in OCSD’s 479 square mile service area.

The OCSD has been recognized by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies for Excellence in Management, for having progressive management initiatives and advance the goals of the Clean Water Act. 

Under general direction, the Senior Safety & Health Representative performs a wide variety of activities, including:

  • Overseeing the Voluntary Protection Program efforts for the organization;
  • reviewing job work plans, blueprints, and permits required including confined space entry and rescue programs for OSHA compliance;
  • conducting job hazard analysis;
  • assigning work restrictions; issuing appropriate permits;
  • and this person will also be responsible for Safety and Health support to our Plant 1 facility.
For the full responsibilities, please visit the OCSD website.

The successful candidate will possess the ability to work as a cohesive member of a team, make appropriate decisions while on the move, identify hazards and determine corrective actions, make public presentations (conduct training), and communicate clearly both verbally and in writing are highly desirable.  

Required qualifications include the equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Engineering or a related field; and three years of increasingly responsible, professional-level safety experience in an industrial setting.

Depending on area of assignment, possession of a valid specialized certification, such as First Responder Operational, and/or Incident Commander/Scene Manager for HAZ-MAT, and/or Occupational Health & Safety Technologist (OHST), and/or Construction Health & Safety Technologist (CHST) is required. Possession of a valid certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist is highly desired. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver’s license is required. 

Any knowledge of wastewater treatment and associated processes is a plus.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate, through their application materials, that they meet the minimum requirements as outlined in the job announcement and class specification to receive further consideration. However, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process. 

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of OCSD’s pre-employment process, which includes a background investigation and a physical examination. For some positions this may include a drug screen.