Occupational Safety & Training Specialist – Southampton Town

The Town of Southampton is seeking an experienced professional in the field of
Occupational Safety &Training to act as the Town’s Safety Officer and implement and
enforce the Town’s Safety Program. The successful candidate will have knowledge of
relevant OSHA and PESH standards for workplace safety, and experience in presenting
OSHA and PESH-compliant safety training to employees. The Safety Officer’s role in
implementing the Town’s integrated Safety Program includes providing staff with
appropriate PPE and training, spot audit of worksites to monitor compliance,
investigation of workplace injuries or incidents involving safety deficiencies in
equipment and/or employee work practice, in-service training to provide tailored safety
education post-incident, and safety audits/inspections of Town work facilities and
equipment. The Town’s Safety Officer also oversees purchasing of safety equipment and
supplies, annual testing of Town-wide fire extinguishers, monitoring AED equipment and
supplies, and annual Respirator Fit Testing. S/he chairs Fire Warden meetings in Town
buildings and conducts fire drills (in conjunction with Town Public Safety staff), and is a
member of the Town’s Safety Committee. Performs related duties as required.

Minimum qualifications for this position are:
– Bachelor’s degree and two years’ experience in the development or
implementation of employee safety or accident prevention programs; or
– High School or HS equivalency degree and six years’ experience in the
development or implementation of employee safety or accident prevention
programs; or
– An equivalent combination of education and experience.
– At time of appointment and throughout, the employee must maintain a valid New
York State Driver’s license.

Union position starting salary is $62,493 plus full benefit package

Please submit resume and cover letter detailing education & experience to: Town of
Southampton, Human Resources, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY 11968. Fax
631-287-5721 or e-mail humanresources@southamptontownny.gov . The Town’s closing
date for applications October 15, 2019. EOE.