SAFETY OFFICER TRAINEE 5360
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class must become familiar with the provisions of the New York State Public Employee Occupational Safety and Health Act, in order to help maintain safety and health standards for employees. The incumbent works closely with supervisors in learning all aspects of the work, but may function with limited independence on the more routine aspects as the incumbent becomes familiar with them. Supervision is received from an administrative supervisor who evaluates performance through conferences and review of reports. After one (1) year of continuous service as a permanent competitive Safety Officer Trainee, a person in this title achieves permanent competitive status as a Safety Officer without further examination. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Assists in formulating improved safety practices;
Aids in the development of employee safety training programs;
Assists in reviewing and researching health and safety grievances and/or complaints submitted by employees regarding possible health and safety violations;
Proposes possible solutions to health and safety complaints and/or grievances.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Working knowledge of Public Employee Occupational Safety and Health Act standards and regulations; working knowledge of mediation and arbitration procedures; ability to develop a good working relationship with employees and to gain their cooperation in the establishment and maintenance of sound safety program; ability to maintain accurate records and prepare clear and concise reports; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
a) Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's Degree; or,
b) Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, and four (4) years of experience in a position whose primary duties were concerned with employee safety, two (2) years of which must have included the development or implementation of employee safety or accident prevention programs; or,
c) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b), except that there will be no substitution for the two (2) years of experience in the development or implementation of employee safety or accident prevention programs.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
At the time of appointment and during employment in this title employees must possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State.