Industrial Safety/Training Officer

City of Santa Maria, CA

Date: 6 days ago
City: Santa Maria, CA
Salary: $85,642 - $117,000 / year
Contract type: Full time
City of Santa Maria, CA


Industrial Safety/Training Officer

OPEN: January 23, 2023

CLOSE: Open until filled

For first review apply by February 17, 2023

Estimated Hiring Salary Range:
$85,642 - $117,000 - DOQ/DOE

Additional Compensation: 5% Educational Incentive for a relevant master’s degree

Please see the SELECTION PROCESS below for required attachment(s) to the electronic application. Applicants will not be able to "submit" the application, without first electronically attaching the required documents. If you have further job-related questions, please contact staff in the HR Division at 805-925-0951 x2203. If you are experiencing any technical (computer related) difficulties, please call the NEOGOV help line for technical assistance at 1-855-524-5627.

The City of Santa Maria is hiring an
Industrial Safety/Training Officer in the
Utilities Department. Appointment and salary at the appropriate level will depend upon qualifications, experience, assigned role, and responsibilities


The City of Santa Maria is a full-service City with a City Council/City Manager form of government with over 700 employees, an annual budget of approximately $254 million for FY 2022-23 and serves approximately 108,000 constituents. The City of Santa Maria is located on the beautiful central coast of California and covers over 23 square miles. The city has a harmonious balance of maintaining coastal and agricultural lands while promoting business. Santa Maria has been recognized nationally as an All-America City by the National Civic League and offers reasonably priced housing, community festivals, quality schools, and is in close proximity to beaches, cultural arts, a local airport, wineries, and higher education institutions


The Utilities Department is responsible for providing water, wastewater treatment, sewer collection, refuse collection, and disposal services to Santa Maria. The Mission Statement of the Utilities Department is to provide efficient utility services through the use of progressive innovation, excellent customer service, and the wise use of public resources for the long-term benefit of the community



The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable of safe work practices, programs, procedures, and policies and have experience designing, developing, and implementing safety programs and training as it relates to applicable Federal, State, and local laws, ordinances, regulations, and guidelines. The Utilities
Industrial Safety/Training Officer will have experience conducting job hazard analyses and developing and tracking training as it relates to the industrial activities of water supply and distribution; and/or wastewater collection and treatment; and/or stormwater conveyance; and/or solid waste disposal and collection

The primary duties for the Utilities
ndustrial Training/Safety Officer will be to:

  • Implement and administer the Department’s OSHA and Safety Training Programs, including but not limited to the Department’s Injury Illness Prevention Programs IIPP) as part of the Citywide IIPP and work with the City Safety Officer for established programs.

  • Represent the Department on the Citywide Safety Committee to evaluate accidents and incidents, determine follow up action, and ensure implementation in the Department.

  • Maintain and update a variety of related records, including employee training matrices, safety, and inspection records, etc.

  • Conduct and report on job hazard analyses and safety failure and prevention analyses.

  • In accordance with city-wide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidelines and industry standards determine appropriate PPE for Department staff, procure supplies, and train staff on proper use of PPE and other protective measures.

  • Monitor updates to health and safety legislation and regulatory requirements and update Department programs to ensure policies and procedures comply with applicable guidelines.

  • Conduct inspection of Department facilities and operations to verify proper implementation of safety requirements and conduct training as appropriate.

  • Coordinate, and/or conduct employee training on a wide range of safety and emergency response items, including sourcing appropriate training materials.

  • Implement and maintain Department hazardous communication and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) program; and

  • Determine and acquire appropriate permits as required to meet safety and regulatory requirements.


  • Application

  • Cover Letter highlighting professional background and relevant work experience

  • Résumé


For a detailed description of the Job Class please click on this link - Business Program Leader


Depending on the level of the assignment incumbents may be required to possess some or all the following:

  • Educational degree in an area of study relevant to the assignment; or a combination of education, training and experience that is equivalent to the educational requirement in the relevant area of study as described in (a), (b) and (c) below:

(a) For this assignment the ideal candidate should have an equivalent of an associates or bachelor’s degree in occupational safety and health, safety engineering, industrial hygiene, business administration, human resources, or closely related field; and

(b) a minimum of four years of professional work experience in occupational safety and health inspection, safety engineering, industrial engineering, workers compensation, or safety education, and

(c) current technical/professional knowledge of the complex principles, methods, standards, and techniques associated with the scope of work of a recognized profession and possession of license(s) and/or certifications associated with the assignment

2. Mastery of some or all core competencies described, including those of Individual Contributor and Front-line Supervisor, depending on the assignment

Due the nature of the duties performed in these positions the physical requirements include, but are not limited to, ability to stoop and kneel to conduct inspections, inspect equipment, climb, walk, wear protective clothing and breathing (various respirators) masks, and visually distinguish between colors; read gauges and meters; and see in dimly lit areas


Middle Manager:

Incumbents should have a solid foundation of Individual Contributor and Front-line Supervisor core competencies identified by the organization, as well as the following core competencies identified as essential for Middle Manager:

  • Talent Development - Effective performers keep a continual eye on the talent pool to monitor skills and needs of team members. They expand staff skills through training, coaching, and development. They evaluate and articulate present performance and future potential.

  • Organizing & Planning - Effective performers have strong organizing and planning skills that allow them to be highly productive and efficient, manage time wisely, and effectively prioritize multiple competing tasks.

  • Organization Knowledge - Effective performers understand the workings of a municipal organization, formal and informal policies, and structures, and know "how the place works."

  • Relationship Building - Effective performers understand that a primary factor in success is establishing and maintaining productive relationships. They interact with people and are good at it. They devote appropriate time and energy to establishing and maintaining networks.

  • Results Orientation - Effective performers maintain appropriate focus on outcomes and accomplishments, are motivated by achievement, and persist until the goal is reached.

  • Industry Knowledge - Effective performers understand the general workings of local government within which the organization functions and maintain a current knowledge base.

  • Written Communication - Effective performers write clearly and concisely, composing informative and convincing documents. They use written language to convey substance and intent with simplicity, accuracy, and clarity.

  • Financial Acumen - Effective performers understand the financial framework of the organization. They are cost conscious and fiscally responsible and use financial data to make informed business decisions.

  • Change Agility - Effective performers are adaptable, are effective in the face of ambiguity, and support an orientation for change.

  • Technology Savvy - Effective performers use technology to be successful in their organizational role. They value technology and leverage existing and new technology to achieve efficiency.


The completed electronic application packet will include the online application, and electronic attachments of a cover letter and resume.

Application Ranking:
Application, including resume and cover letter will be evaluated and scored. Candidates' final score and rank on the eligibility list will be determined by their complete application packet upon meeting the employment standards of the position.

Departmental selection interviews with the hiring department will be scheduled once the Eligibility List has been established.

Selected candidates must complete a background check to the satisfaction of the City.

The following benefits vary by bargaining unit. For full benefit information please refer to the Memorandum of Understanding or compensation resolution available at


The City of Santa Maria is a member of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). Your benefit factor is determined by the retirement formula, age, service credit and final compensation. Based upon your bargaining unit and hire date the benefit factor will vary

Health Insurance

Medical Insurance is provided to employees and eligible dependents through the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). There are four Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO's) and three Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO's) to choose from. The benefit amount varies per bargaining unit

The City has a medical insurance benefit program which provides either payment towards the premium for the employee and eligible dependents, or cash payment if you and your dependent(s) already have health benefits. Evidence of major medical health insurance coverage is required for those employees who receive the cash payment

Dental Insurance

Dental Insurance is provided to employees and eligible dependents through The Standard covering 100% of Preventive; 90% of Basic; and 60% of Major with a minimal deductible. The plan includes a Max Builder option rewarding insured employees and their dependents who use only a portion of their annual dental benefit maximum. The benefit amount varies per

bargaining unit

Vision Insurance

Vision Insurance is available to employees and eligible dependents. Coverage is through VSP and covers an annual Well Vision exam and an allowance towards prescription glasses. The benefit amount varies per bargaining unit

Life Insurance and AD&D Coverage

All employees working a minimum of thirty two (32) hours per week are eligible for Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) coverage. Supplemental life, spousal and dependent child options are also available. The benefit amount varies per bargaining unit.

Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

All employees working a minimum of thirty two (32) hours per week, excluding Sworn Police and Fire shall participate in the short-term and long-term disability plan with coverage up to 66 2/3% of salary. Sworn Police and Fire are covered through their respective bargaining unit

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

The City offers a flexible spending account option for Dependent Care and Health Care Expenses. With these plans, employees can choose to place a portion of their earnings into a personal reimbursement account on a pre-tax basis. Doing so lowers employees' taxable income for the year and allows them to pay for their qualified dependent care and eligible health care expenses with pre-tax dollars

Employee Assistance Program

The City provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Managed Health Network (MHN) for all full and part time employees and their eligible dependents. The confidential EAP program can refer employees to professional counselors and services that can help resolve emotional health, family and work-life issues, or provide help with childcare and eldercare assistance, financial and legal services, identity theft recovery services and daily living services

Wellness Program

Offered to help employees gain knowledge, skills and motivation to improve the quality of their lives and well-being. The City's Wellness Program includes ergonomic evaluations, flu shots, MHN trainings, and Wellness Workshops during lunch and after work.

Access to the Paul Nelson Aquatics Center for employee and immediate family members.Access to the Weight room at the Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center for employee and immediate family members. Access to employee discounts and special offers on travel, entertainment, shopping, dining and services

Mentorship Program

This professional development program of mentoring and job shadowing provides mentees with an opportunity to be mentored by experienced staff with the objective of developing specific skills and knowledge that will enhance the participants' leadership skills and promote professional growth

Succession Planning

The academies are offered to all employees including those that are not yet in a supervisory role, but are interested in becoming leaders within the organization as well as our executive management team who have an interest in honing their skills and helping to prepare our future leaders. In addition to multiple leadership academies, the City offers quarterly Speaker Series, a corporate Toastmasters club available for City employees, site tours of various departments, and more

Deferred Compensation

Employees may participate in the City's 457 Deferred Compensation Plan sponsored by either Empower or CalPERS Supplemental Income. The plan enables employees to save salary and earn interest on a tax-deferred basis. A City match is available based upon representation

The City also provides an IRS approved 401(a) plan sponsored by Empower for managers represented by Non-Represented Full-Time Management & Confidential (NMAC)

Post Employment Health Plan (PEHP)

Based upon your bargaining unit the City may participate in a PEHP plan that will provide reimbursement for out-of-pocket cost of qualified medical expenses such as prescription drugs, doctor co-pays, eyeglasses and cover the reimbursement of medical insurance premiums upon separation or retirement


The City offers seven (7) paid holidays per year. In addition, based upon your bargaining unit a bank of floating holiday hours is available to be used at the employee's discretion


The City initially offers two weeks of paid vacation per calendar year for all full time employees. Accrual rates increase thereafter based upon your bargaining unit

Sick Leave

Sick leave shall accrue a rate of eight hours for each month of continuous service, or approximately two weeks per year for all full time employees. Employees may use up to half of their annually accrued sick leave for family illness and up to five days (40 hours) per calendar year for bereavement leave

Management Leave

Management level employees may receive a prorated amount of management leave time each new calendar year

Educational Incentive Program

In addition to regular pay when education is in addition to the regular requirements of the job specifications and is work related

Tuition Reimbursement

Based on your bargaining unit, you may be reimbursed for tuition and book costs of approved job related courses. The maximum amount of tuition reimbursement in any calendar year will vary based upon your bargaining unit

Auto Allowance

Management level employees may receive auto allowance based upon the need of the position

Telephone/PDA Stipend

Management level employees may receive a telephone and/or PDA stipend based upon the need of the position

Bilingual Pay

Bilingual pay is provided to employees who are required by their department head to use both English and Spanish in communicating with the public while performing the duties of his/her position and who demonstrate appropriate skills in both speaking and understanding the Spanish language shall receive compensation. The benefit amount varies per bargaining unit

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