Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Safety Administrator

Posted over 1 month ago · Full time

Job Description



Under general supervision of the Public Works Director, develops, implements, and maintains safety programs for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Public Works Department. Develops and implements safety procedures and programs. Acts as liaison for the Public Works Department with other Community Departments and Federal regulatory organizations on all issues involving safety. This job class is treated as FLSA Exempt and considered a DRIVING position.

Essential Functions: (Essential functions may vary among positions, but may include the following tasks, knowledges, abilities, skills, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification.)

Examples of Tasks
1. Plans, organizes, and oversees, coordinates and implements department accident prevention, loss control and safety programs in order to promote safe work practices. Ensures department safety program is in compliance with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and related safety and health standards and regulations.

2. Works with department management to develop and implement safety goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures; develops improvements to existing standards, policies and procedures, monitors work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures. Participates in Managers and Supervisors monthly meetings with safety information and topics.

3. Researches, develops, conducts, maintains and monitors safety related programs, trainings, procedures, manuals and educational materials designed to achieve compliance with federal and local regulations including Community ordinances and policies. Safety program topics may include but are not limited to: industrial hygiene, hazardous materials, machine and machine guarding standards, respiratory protection, office ergonomics, confined space entry, electrical standards, fall protection, cutting safety, personal protective equipment, excavation hazards, pesticides, forklift operator safety, defensive driving, and bloodborne pathogens.

4. Consults with, advises and assists department management in the procurement of safety equipment and hardware, conduct of safety and training meetings and resolution of issues related to risk and safety issues.

5. Investigates and analyzes incident reports and complaints involving work-related injuries and illness; prepares reports noting hazards, violations and accidents; recommends measures to prevent recurrence.

6. Develops and maintains computerized record keeping, documentation and database systems for accident, safety training and related reports.

7. Administers the department Safety Committee and conducts Safety Committee meetings. Researches safety topics and conducts safety presentations at department quarterly safety meetings.

8. Coordinates with Community Risk Manager to ensure compliance with all Community ordinances and policies. Organizes training with other Community departments.

9. Prepares and administers safety program budget.

10. Represents the Community and the department at various tribal, state, and federal safety meetings. Attends industry meetings, workshops and seminars to remain abreast of new regulations, legislation, and safety requirements.

11. Performs other job-related tasks as assigned by the Public Works Director to enhance departmental operations.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of the history, culture, laws, rules, customs and traditions of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and SRPMIC laws and regulations relating to safety administration.
  • nowledge of operations, services, and activities of a safety and training program.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, materials, equipment, methods and techniques of safety program development and implementation.
  • Knowledge of federal and local occupational, environmental safety and health laws applicable to Public Works.
  • Knowledge of recent developments, current literature and information related to safety regulations.
  • Knowledge of accident/incident record keeping techniques.
  • Knowledge of budgetary requirements for developing and maintaining budgets.

  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with customers and other staff.
  • Skill in following oral and written instructions and procedures.
  • Skill in using a computer and related software applications.
  • Skill in making formal presentations to groups of various sizes and levels within the SRPMIC.

  • Ability to develop, coordinate and direct effective safety and training programs.
  • Ability to recommend and implement goals, objectives, policies and procedures for providing loss control/prevention and safety programs.
  • Ability to read, interpret and apply a variety of regulations related to occupational safety.
  • Ability to conduct research, interpret data, and prepare complete and accurate analyses, reports and recommendations.
  • Ability to ensure compliance with appropriate safety practices and regulations.
  • Ability to assess and evaluate safety training needs and develop appropriate programs and/or make recommendations for improvement.
  • Ability to conduct accident and workplace safety investigations and identify existing or potential hazards.
  • Ability to interact with Council, boards, senior staff, outside organizations and the general public.
  • Ability to operate and use modern office equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, co-workers and management.
  • Ability to prepare and administer assigned budgets.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Experience: A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college in occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene, safety management/engineering, risk management, or related field AND four (4) years' experience providing oversight of an organization's safety program. Master's Degree in a related field will substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.

Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience that would allow the candidate to satisfactorily perform the duties of this position, will be considered.

Underfill Eligibility: An enrolled Community Member whom closely qualifies for the minimum qualifications for a position may be considered for employment under SRPMIC Policy 2-19, Underfill.

Special Requirements

Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver's License.

Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

"SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified : Community Member Veteran, Community Member, Spouse of Community Member, qualified Native American, and then other qualified candidate.

In order to obtain preference, the following is required: 1) Qualified Community Member Veteran (DD-214) will be required at the time of application submission 2) Qualified Community Member (must provide Tribal I.D at time of application submission),3) Spouse of a Community Member (Marriage License/certificate and spouse Tribal ID or CIB is required at time of application submission), and 4) Native American (Tribal ID or CIB required at time of application submission).

Documents may be submitted by one of the following methods:

1) attach to application

2) fax (480) 362-5860

3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources.

Documentation must be received by position closing date.

The IHS/BIA Form-4432 is not accepted .

Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.