DCAS Safety and Health Coordinator

Job ID: 582452

Job Title: DCAS Safety and Health Coordinator

Proposed Salary Range: $75,504‑ $86,830 (Annual)

Job Description

DCAS’s mission is to make city government work for all New Yorkers.  From managing New York City’s most iconic courthouses and municipal buildings, to purchasing over $1 billion annually in goods and services for more than 80 City agencies — what we do ensures that all agencies can deliver on their mission.  Our reach touches every facet of city government and is instrumental to the successful day‑to‑day operations of the City of New York.

Our commitment to equity, effectiveness, and sustainability guides our work providing City agencies with the critical resources and support needed to succeed, including:

·       Recruiting, hiring, and training City employees.

·       Managing 55 public buildings.

·       Acquiring, selling, and leasing City property.

·       Purchasing over $1 billion in goods and services for City agencies.

·       Overseeing the greenest municipal vehicle fleet in the country.

·       Leading the City’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions from government operations.

When you work at DCAS, you’re not just working for one agency, but in service of them all.  It’s an opportunity to provide impactful support, quality customer service, and help protect the future of New York City for generations to come.  Visit our website at to learn more about the work we do.

The Bureau of Strategic Planning drives change across Human Capital, supporting projects and agency‑wide efforts to achieve operational excellence, and ensures that City leaders and agency executives have the information and tools they need to conduct strategic workforce planning using data analytics and reporting.

The Bureau publishes the annual Workforce Profile Report; provides monitoring and reporting for Provisional Reduction compliance, supports all of Human Capital data reporting and analytics, administers and evaluates citywide personnel policies and programs, manages the New York City Employee Blood Program (NYCEBP), and coordinates the Citywide Office of Occupational Safety and Health (COSH) Program.

COSH coordinates citywide health and safety initiatives for all agencies to further the city’s commitment to healthful and safe work environments for city employees.  Additionally, COSH develops citywide safety and health policies and provides technical support services.  Services include performing surveys and inspections to identify potentially hazardous operations, conducting related training, and auditing safety and health programs to ensure compliance with federal and state regulatory agencies.  The DCAS Safety and Health Program is part of the COSH Unit.  The DCAS Safety and Health Coordinator ensures that the agency maintains a safe and secure working environment for employees, tenants and visitors through awareness and hazard prevention.

The Safety and Health Coordinator will assume the below responsibilities:

·       Provides technical assistance to DCAS employees to maintain safe and healthful working conditions and ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

·       Develop, administer, and manage occupational and environmental (agency) safety and health programs.

·       Develop and maintain employee safety and health plans/policies and procedures.

·       Co‑Chair the agency’s Labor Management Health and Safety Committee.

·       Co‑Chair the Labor Management Health and Safety Committee.

·       Serve as a liaison between DCAS and Labor Unions/New York State Public Employee Safety and Health Act (PESH) concerning occupational safety and health issues.

·       Provide indoor air quality (IAQ) assessments; asbestos and/or lead investigations; ergonomic surveys and other environmental services to DCAS employees.

·       Develop, and conduct environmental, health, and safety training programs to achieve and maintain compliance with environmental, health and safety regulations and specific needs identified by emerging disease and historical data.

·       Serve as the DCAS Respiratory Protection Program Administrator, Workplace Violence Coordinator, and other agency safety program leads as needed.

·       Responds to occupational incidents, worksite emergencies and provides corrective action reports as needed.

·       Compile and maintain occupational injuries/illness reporting, training, workplace violence incidents reporting records and other records as needed.

·       Perform job hazard analysis, review operational procedures, and implement control measures during incidents to ensure employees’ safety.

·       Serve as Citywide Health and Safety Program Member.

·       Assists Lines of Service by assessing agency/employee occupational needs and provides technical guidance.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

1.     For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological, and environmental sciences and public health) A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, or environmental science or in public health.

To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:

1.     A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental, or social science and one year of full‑time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or

2.     A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental, or social science and three years of responsible full‑time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or

3.     Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above.  However, all candidates must have at least a master’s degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in “2” above.  Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in “1” and “2” above.


Probationary Period

Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.

Preferred Skills

·       Registration as a Certified Safety Professional or similar form of licensure as a safety officer.

·       Excellent and effective communication skills (written and oral), including the ability to draft technical reports.

·       Knowledge of federal, state and city safety regulations, including Occupational Safety and Health Administration Standards and Public Employee Safety and Health Plans.

·       Proficiency with industrial hygiene equipment (photoionization detection, multi‑gas meter, sound, and light meter).

·       Able to analyze problems and handle potentially difficult situations.

·       Ability to interpret, summarize and report sampling data.

·       Able to work well independently and within a team.

·       Strong computer skills, including experience with the Microsoft Office Suite.

·       Ability to wear respiratory protection and lift 30 pounds.

·       Strong in‑person customer service experience.

·       Strong desire to work with diverse groups of people.

·       Able to handle sensitive situations and maintain a high degree of confidentiality.

·       Able to work well independently and within a team.

·       Must be detailed oriented.

To Apply

Please go to or for current NYC employees and search for Job ID #582452


Public Svc Loan Forgiveness

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs.  For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment.  However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County.  To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

Executive Director – EH&S, Enterprise Opportunity with the New York Blood Center Enterprises (NYBCe) in Manhattan

At New York Blood Center Enterprises (NYBCe), one of the most comprehensive blood centers in the world, our focus is on cultivating excellence by merging cutting-edge innovation with diligent customer service, groundbreaking research, and comprehensive program and service development. Join us as we work towards meeting and exceeding the growing needs of our diverse communities, further our lifesaving strategic goals in a rapidly changing environment, and expand our impact on the local, national, and global communities we serve.


The Executive Director of Environmental Health & Safety is responsible for the overall technical and administrative leadership and management of the Environmental Health & Safety Program and oversees implementation of the Program across all divisions of NYBC Enterprises. This position is responsible for ensuring a safe and healthful environment for donors, patients, personnel, and visitors and protects the environment while maintaining compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.

·       Develop, implement, and maintain the Workplace Safety Program and related EH&S policies and procedures.

·       Oversee the implementation of improvement activities designed to mitigate the risk of exposure to workplace hazards and reduce OSHA reportable and lost time accidents.

·       Work collaboratively with business operations to implement safety and health initiatives, including safe work procedures and PPE requirements, in accordance with company policies and regulations.

·       Serve as a subject matter expert and interface with design teams for facility construction/renovation projects.

·       Develop tracking systems needed to capture, analyze and report EHS metrics and key performance indicators for use by management and regulatory purposes.

·       Monitor accident reports for trends and risks.

·       Provide written reports, as well as other EHS related results and updates, to senior management periodically to appraise leaders of critical issues or as requested.

·       Develop and deliver training on EH&S matters, including safety orientation for new employees.

·       Participate and provide guidance during any emergency involved with EH&S issues. Serve as Safety Officer to intervene whenever conditions pose an immediate threat to life or health or threaten damage to equipment or buildings.

·       Lead EH&S inspections, conduct hazard and risk assessments, and develop and implement appropriate follow-up plans.

·       Liaison with internal and external individuals concerning any inspection or response related to EH&S issues.

·       Lead the corporate safety committee in meetings and projects working collaboratively with NYBCe leadership and management.

·       Serve on biosafety monitoring and other committees as needed to support the NYBCe Research program.

·       Represent the organization for EH&S matters to federal, state, and local regulatory agencies.

·       Oversee OSHA reporting activities. Participate in Workers Comp Reviews and analysis to identify opportunities for improvement.

·       Manage and advise on the budget related to EHS spending and coordinate with department and other business units as appropriate.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in industrial hygiene, environmental safety, or closely related field. A degree in biology, chemistry, physics, or engineering may be considered with strong experience as an industrial hygienist.

Related Experience: Ten years of progressive experience in Environmental Safety, Occupational Safety and Health is required, including experience managing biological, chemical, and radiation safety programs.

Three years’ experience in a supervisory or managerial capacity is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in industrial health and safety preferred.

Experience working in a health care, laboratory, biomedical research, or biologics manufacturing environment.

Valid driver’s license

Required Licenses/Certification: Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) in Comprehensive Practice (American Board of Industrial Hygiene), Certified Safety Professional (CSP) (Board of Certified Safety Professionals) required.


Expert knowledge in environmental health and safety science and best practices.

Expert Knowledge of environmental health and safety regulations

Working knowledge of risk management theory and practice.

Working knowledge of contemporary EHS management principles and practices.


Superior written and verbal communication skills.

Skilled in use of office productivity software, including spreadsheets, graphing, presentation, and collaboration tools.

Analytical skills to evaluate safety data and propose improvements.

Travel: Ability to travel to NYBC sites approximately 20% of the time.

For applicants who will perform this position in New York City or Westchester County, the proposed annual salary is $200,000 p/yr. to $210,000 p/yr. For applicants who will perform this position outside of New York City or Westchester County, salary will reflect local market rates and be commensurate with the applicant’s skills, job-related knowledge, and experience.

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Health & Safety Director – Port Authority of NY & NJ

Health & Safety Director Opportunity with the Port Authority of NY & NJ in Manhattan, NY 4/30/2023


Job ID: 60886


Location: 4 World Trade Center


The Office of the Chief Health & Safety Officer (OCHSO) plays a vital role in furthering the mission of the Port Authority, by ensuring the workplace meets all occupational health and safety legal expectations and actively supports the highest quality occupational health and safety programs to ensure the safe movement of the Port Authority’s customers, partners, employees, and stakeholders every day.

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) is seeking a dynamic and experienced executive who has proven leadership in occupational health and safety management positions and superior interpersonal and communication skills to serve as its Health & Safety Director.

Functional Oversight:

Reporting to the Chief Health & Safety Officer, the Health and Safety Director is responsible for fostering a culture of occupational health and safety throughout the agency by driving consistent and timely decision‑making on all occupational health and safety matters.  This position will establish and maintain strong, and effective relationships with federal regulatory agencies, local and regional governments, interested trade associations, and special interest groups to actively lead and manage a best‑in‑class health and safety system.  These efforts will support the safety of our riders, employees, contractors, key stakeholders, and the communities we serve.

In this role, the Director will provide leadership and direct staff in developing policy concerning Agency Safety Management, Office of Medical Services, Employee Health and Safety, and Investigations and Compliance through close partnership with each line of business.  The Health and Safety Director position will be tasked with assisting in the continued development of the Port Authority Office of Health and Safety.  The ideal director will have a blended background of occupational health and operational safety.

The Director will also act as the Chief Health and Safety Officer as needed and be required to take on all the duties related to the Chief position.  The Director will have a strong field presence at all facilities and be able to interact with leadership throughout the different agency departments to drive the message of continued occupational health and agency safety management for all PA/PATH employees, customers, and contractors.

Major Responsibilities:

The Health & Safety Director will share leadership over:

  • Managing and overseeing the Agency’s occupational health & safety function including physical health and safety of employees, customers, and facilities.
  • Directing the strategic planning of the health and safety function to ensure appropriate plans, strategies and resources are in place to meet agency goals.
  • Advising the Executive Director and other senior executives regarding assessment of potential risks, development of plans and projects aimed at improving preparedness and response to corporate level occupational health and safety regulations.
  • Directing staff in identifying, developing, implementing, and maintaining health and safety processes, practices, and policies throughout the organization to reduce risks, respond to incidents, and limit exposure and liability in all areas of risk.
  • Providing oversight and direction to the Office of Medical Services and Agency Safety Management operations to ensure the Port Authority has the resources, training, and capability to prepare for; response to; recover from; and mitigate against all hazards.
  • Initiating, facilitating, and promoting activities to foster occupational health and safety awareness within the organization.
  • Evaluating occupational health and safety practices, procedures, and facilities to assess risk and adherence to the law.
  • Overseeing risk assessments to minimize workplace accidents, occupational illnesses, or long‑term health hazards.
  • Managing the development and implementation of agency occupational health and safety plans in the workplace according to legal guidelines.
  • Establishing and maintaining honest, transparent, and effective relationships with federal regulatory agencies, local and regional governments, and interested trade associations and special interest groups.


Candidates must present the following qualifications to be eligible for this position:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational and Health Management or a related discipline from an accredited college or university is required.  Advance degree or Law degree is highly desirable.
  • Minimum of ten years progressively responsible experience in progressively responsible senior level positions in the field of occupational health and safety management.
  • Superior leadership abilities acquired through demonstrated record of increasingly responsible jobs.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Valid qualifications in occupational health and safety.
  • Possess significant and extensive knowledge of safety management principles (SMS), as well as of required regulatory compliance from local, state, and federal partners.
  • Exceptional knowledge of relevant occupational safety and health administration (OSHA) standards.
  • Experience in medical facility operations or administration.
  • Proven experience with project and program management techniques and principles.
  • Articulate and persuasive leader who can serve as an effective member of the senior management team and who is able to communicate occupational health and safety related concepts to a broad range of technical and non‑technical staff.
  • Ability to directly lead, motivate, mentor, and develop staff, including heads of both Agency Safety Management and the Office of Medical Services.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to interact effectively with the workforce at all levels as well as external constituents.
  • Strong decision‑making, critical thinking, and problem‑solving skills.
  • Motivated self‑starter with demonstrated ability to work both independently and with others in a team environment with the ability to multi‑task, prioritize workload, manage time, and handle tight deadlines under minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a strategic vision and comprehensive plans and objectives.
  • Demonstrated strong working knowledge of pertinent federal and state occupational health and safety regulations and laws.
  • Proven track record to perform effectively under pressure and to resolve conflict situations constructively.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills.
  • Display a respect for confidentiality and proven ability to navigate through difficult situations with employees, contractors, and regulatory partners.  World Safety Organization Certified Safety & Security Director (WSO‑CSSD).
  • World Safety Organization Certified Safety Executive (WSO‑CSE).
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP).
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).
  • USDOT Transportation Safety and Security Professional (TSSP).

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the “Apply Now” button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume.  The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

Staff Occupational Health Specialist with the Port Authority of NY & NJ 


Job ID: 60442


Location: Port Authority Technical Center in Jersey City, NJDescription:


Under the direction of the Supervisor, Occupational Health, the selected candidate will be responsible for evaluating occupational and environmental health conditions at Port Authority facilities; identifying and characterizing potential chemical, biological, and physical hazards; establishing controls using instruments, reference information, and experience; preparing reports and reviewing and interpreting occupational and public health regulations and participating in developing or revising agency protocols.  This critical position requires travel to all Port Authority facilities and work hours may include some early mornings, evenings, weekend, and/or holiday shifts.


Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered for the position:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in industrial hygiene, occupational and environmental health science, public health, occupational safety, and health or a related scientific discipline such as biology, chemistry, physics, environmental engineering, etc.
  • One‑year practical experience in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health, or a related field preferred.
  • Applicants must be committed to the use of Safety Management System principles to further improve the Agency’s safety performance.
  • Diversified experience in reviewing, interpreting, and implementing occupational health codes, including NYSDOH, NJDOH, CDC, NJDEP, NYSDEC, NYCDEP, NYCDOH, EPA, OSHA, and industry guidelines and standards.
  • Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Ability to interpret analytical results and develop appropriate recommendations.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem‑solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to deal effectively with staff at all levels internally and externally.
  • Ability to conduct a variety of highly technical tasks and projects from start to finish.
  • Knowledge of instruments used to measure physical, chemical, and biological hazards.
  • Proficient in the use of computer software including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, eBuilder.
  • Self‑starter with the ability to work independently and prioritize assignments.
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or equivalent highly desirable but not required.

The successful candidate will be subject to a comprehensive background check and must pass a fingerprint‑based criminal history records check to obtain an airport Security Identification Display (SIDA) credential.  The candidate must be able to maintain the SIDA credentials throughout their employment in the position.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the “Apply Now” button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume.  The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority:

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country.  The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity.  The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16‑acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776‑foot‑tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans‑Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Packaging and Transportation Technical Associate – BNL

Position Description
Responsible for work assignments for the Packaging and Transportation Group within the Waste Management Division. Provide technical expertise to department and divisions, and provide superior service to BNL in shipping radioactive materials. Ensure work carried out complies with U.S. Department of Transportation Regulations (DOT) International Air Transport Association Regulations (IATA), Standard Based Management System (SBMS) management systems, subject areas and other regulations, and Packaging and Transportation Group SOPs. Identify potential hazards, environmental concerns, and unsafe conditions or practices in work or at work site and implement or suggest controls to minimize risk.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under minimum direction, plans, and coordinates projects by providing imaginative, thorough, and practicable solutions and performs complex and difficult professional level assignments in a broad technical field. Assignments are usually on a project basis, in such areas as design, development, construction or testing of specialized technical equipment, apparatus or facilities. May direct and coordinate the work efforts of other technical support personnel assigned to a specific project.
  • Provide technical expertise to departments and divisions and provide superior service to BNL in shipping radioactive materials.
  • Perform packaging of radioactive materials for shipping and receive radioactive materials from off-site sources.
  • Review shipping memo requests issued through the PeopleSoft system for all shipments from BNL.
  • Assist in the preparation of work control documentation, technical work documents, job safety analysis, and radiological work permit requests as necessary to ensure that adequate work controls are in place and adhered to for packaging and transportation activities.
  • Must be able to work under limited direction and as a team member under tight deadlines.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Requires a high school diploma or equivalent plus: – a technical high school certification program (eg. BOCES) and 9 year relevant work experience or; – a technical institute, Adult BOCES certification, AA degree in a technical field, CCI program completion at BNL plus 8 year experience or; – 10 years relevant work experience or; – a BS degree in a technical field and 4 years work experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in hazardous materials and/or nuclear materials packaging and transportation.
  • Must have the ability to follow procedures and maintain all training and qualifications.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite; especially Outlook and Word.  
  • Requires material handling of up to 50 lbs.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of IATA (International Air Transport Association) regulations and 49 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations).
  • The ability to use radiation detection and survey instruments.
  • The ability to communicate well in verbal and in written form.

Other information:

  • Driver’s license required

For more information and to apply click here.