Assistant Safety and Health Manager – County of Orange

Sep 02, 2020


The Office of Risk Management is part of the County Executive Office (CEO). The Office preserves and protects the human and capital assets of the County of Orange to allow County departments and agencies to meet their missions without unnecessary cost. It operates as an “insurance company” for the County of Orange and manages numerous programs. The Safety and Loss Prevention Program strives to ensure a safe environment for County employees and members of the public who visit County facilities and receive County services. Safety staff works to meet County goals for risk reduction, and to ensure that state and federal safety requirements are met or exceeded.


The Assistant Safety and Health Manager will report to the Manager of the Safety & Loss Prevention Program (County Safety Manager). This position will assist with the administration, coordination and management of countywide safety and loss prevention programs and projects to meet program goals under the general direction of the County Safety Manager.

Job duties may include managing programs and projects which may involve:

• Creating, reviewing, revising and updating safety and loss prevention program policies and procedures to ensure compliance, consistency and relevancy.

• Establishing and implementing systems to ensure compliance with safety regulations, and County Safety & Loss Prevention Program policies and procedures

• Gathering and analyzing data to identify injury and accident trends to help direct programs and practices to mitigate those risks, and creating meaningful metrics to help monitor effectiveness and progress towards established goals

• Establishing and improving systems to efficiently and effectively conduct the business of safety and loss prevention

• Establishing and managing a robust program to mitigate risks related to injuries cause by poor ergonomics, including office ergonomics

• Creating and implementing training programs that efficiently and effectively provide for a better educated workforce with respect to safety and loss prevention, and the creation of greater awareness of County resources

• Collaborating with County agencies and departments to create plans to mitigate their respective safety risks in a manner consistent with the strategic goals of the Safety and Loss Prevention Program

• Supervising and leading assigned staff to achieve Safety and Loss Prevention Program goals

• Other programs and projects as assigned


The ideal candidate will possess three (3) or more years of progressively responsible experience successfully leading programs and teams towards a common goal of being compliant with applicable regulations and laws, mitigating safety risks in an efficient and effective manner, and utilizing data-driven decision-making methods. In addition, while not required, the ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree or higher in a safety or public health-related field; possessing a safety-related certification, such as Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).

The ideal candidate will have thorough knowledge of and experience in the following core competencies:


• Understanding, interpreting and applying existing and proposed laws, regulations and standards effecting the Safety and Loss Prevention Program area (e.g., California Occupational Safety and Health Administration, National Fire Protection Association, American National Standards Institute)

• Using and applying analytical methods (including statistics, root-cause, etc.) to determine trends, associations and causation

• Understanding and applying basic building, facility and engineering principles with respect to safety and loss prevention

• Establishing systems (e.g., software solutions, devices and equipment) to efficiently and effectively conduct the business of Safety and Loss Prevention.

This includes development and utilization of intranet/internet pages, database tools, training tools, mobile devices, technical equipment for collecting data,



• Collaborating with customers to establish goals that meet both customer and organizational objectives

• Encouraging customer feedback on an on-going basis and using the feedback constructively


• Addressing and effectively communicating organizational concerns and issues • Presenting, discussing, and catering information to various audiences at all levels within an organization (including Department Heads, stakeholders, internal/external clients)

• Providing persuasive, and well-organized oral presentations and written reports specific to safety and loss prevention related topics

• Utilizing software programs such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, and Microsoft Excel for communications and trainings