Orange County Sanitation District – Safety Inspector

SALARY $56.82 – $69.09 Hourly LOCATION CA 92708, CA
DEPARTMENT Human Resources DIVISION Risk Management/Safety/Securit
OPENING DATE 10/17/2023 CLOSING DATE 11/14/2023 5:00 PM Pacific

What do you value in your next job?
At the Orange County Sanitation District, our Core Values form the framework of our organization and reinforce our professional work ethic. If the following values ring true with you, we’d love to invite you to explore our career opportunities
Integrity, Inclusion, Honesty, and Respect
We aspire to the highest degree of integrity, inclusion, honesty, and respect in our interactions with each other, our suppliers, our customers, and our community. We strive to demonstrate these values in our actions, commitments, and service.
Leadership, Teamwork, and Problem Solving
We lead by example, acknowledging the value of our resources and using them wisely to achieve our mission. We strive to reach OC San goals through cooperative efforts and collaboration with each other and our constituencies. We work to solve problems in a creative, cost-effective, and safe manner, and we acknowledge team and individual efforts.
Customer Service, Transparency, and Accountability
We are committed to acting in a timely, accurate, accessible, and transparent manner through excellent customer service. We are committed to act in the best interest of our internal and external stakeholders.
Resiliency, Innovation, and Learning
We continuously develop ourselves, enhancing our talents, skills, and abilities. We recognize that only through personal growth and development will we progress as an agency and as individuals.
We are committed to providing a safe work environment. We will demonstrate leadership, promote individual accountability, and participate actively in the advancement of our health and safety practices.

OC San is currently looking to fill the role of a Safety Inspector.
Under direction, administers and implements OC San’s construction safety program; inspects capital improvement program (CIP) projects and maintenance construction work performed by contractors to ensure contractual compliance with OC San
and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety requirements; coordinates construction requirements in adherence with OC San safety requirements; and performs duties as assigned.
This position reports to the Safety and Health Manager in the Risk Management division and is assigned to construction projects managed by the Construction Management Group; including operationally funded refurbishment projects and upgrades. The individual in this position must be fully qualified with solid experience as a generalist in the area of Construction Safety tasked with minimizing risk to OC San and enhancing the overall safety at construction jobsites.
The ideal candidate works effectively and independently in a team environment, has the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and utilize technology, exercises good judgment, and has exceptional communication and conflict resolution skills. The Safety Inspector will have a working knowledge of construction inspection methods and techniques and all applicable local, state, and federal regulations.
Specific roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
-Continuous inspection and audits of construction jobsites and activities to ensure compliance with OC San safety requirements, as well as applicable local, state, and federal regulations.
-Provide and track annual contractor safety orientations.
-Ensure multi-employer coordination of Safety and Health issues.
-Serve as a resource to project teams who are primarily responsible for assuring that assigned projects are implemented safely and as required by contract documents.
-Review Contractor safety-related submittals.
-Issue high hazard work permits.
-Investigate construction near misses, incidents, and accidents.
-Track, review, and ensure implementation of Contractor corrective actions.
-Attend project Safety Committee meetings.
-Attend project planning and progress meetings.
-Stop work if unsafe work practices or conditions are observed.
-Assist with contractor pre-qualification efforts and post work Contractor evaluations.
-Maintain records of Contractor oversight and enforcement of safety and health expectations.
-Seek out opportunities to improve the Contractor safety process at OC San.
Qualifications & Requirements

  1. High school diploma or G.E.D. supplemented by specialized training or coursework in safety, construction inspection,
    industrial hygiene, environmental engineering, or a related field.
  2. Five (5) years of work experience performing safety inspections on public works construction projects.
  3. Must possess a valid California Class C Driver’s License.
  4. Must possess a valid Construction Health and Safety Technologist (CHST) Certification, Associate Safety Professional
    (ASP), or Occupational Health and Safety Technician (OHST) within 12 months from date of placement in position.
    Recruitment & Selection Process
    Vacancies: 1
    (an eligible list may be established for future vacancies)
    Apply online at:
    APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Tuesday, November 14th, 2023; 5:00 P.M.
    (or until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received)
    Hiring Salary Range: $56.82 – $62.62/Hour
    (starting salary will be within this range based upon qualifications)
    Supplemental Information
    Disaster Service Workers:
    All Orange County Sanitation District employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state law (California
    Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the Orange County Sanitation District requires the affirmation of a
    loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all related training as assigned, and to return to work as
    ordered in the event of an emergency.
    Physical Demands
    Mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a
    motor vehicle and visit various OC San sites, projects, and/or meetings; primarily a sedentary office classification
    although standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required; occasionally bend, stoop, kneel,
    reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information; ability to lift, carry, push, and pull
    materials and objects up to 35 pounds.
    Mobility to work in changing site conditions; to sit, stand, and walk on level, uneven, or slippery surfaces; to reach,
    twist, turn, kneel, and bend, to climb and descend ladders.
    Perform light to medium physical work; lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects averaging a weight of 51
    pounds, or heavier weights, in all cases with the use of proper equipment and/or assistance from other staff.
    Vision to read printed materials and a computer screen.
    Vision to inspect site conditions and work in progress.
    Hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone.
    Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate
    standard office equipment.
    Field work requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards with exposure to
    hazardous materials in some site locations.
    Wear and use proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
    Environmental Elements
    Office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to
    hazardous physical substances.
    Field work with exposure to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road
    hazards, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, hazardous physical substances and fumes, dust, and air
    Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing
    departmental policies and procedures.
    Other Requirements
    May be required to work extended hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays when necessary.
    Probationary Period: All OC San employees, except classifications considered “at-will”, are subject to the probationary
    period provisions as specified in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding, policies, and/or resolutions.
    Employees who have not yet successfully completed their initial probationary period serve “at-will” and may be
    released from employment without cause or recourse to any appeal or grievance procedures.
    Pre-Employment: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of OC San’s pre-employment
    process, which includes a background investigation, a physical examination, and a drug screen.
    Work Location Assignment: Employees will be assigned to a work location based on business needs which may be
    located at any/all of OC San locations; this work location may be changed at any time.
    Other Information
    For the full range of duties, responsibilities, and essential job functions please review the Classification Specification for this
    position found on our website.
    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.
    Orange County Sanitation District
    Safety Inspector Supplemental Questionnaire

    All OC San employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state law (California Government Code Section
    3100-3109). Employment with the OC San requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.
  5. Apply online at: APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Tuesday, November 14th, 2023; 5:00 P.M. (or until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received)