Safety First! At VDOT, it’s not just a slogan, it is an expectation. No matter where people work, travel, live or play, conditions exist that can result in personal injury or illness. If you want to make a positive difference in people’s lives, then VDOT has a position for you.
VDOT is looking for a Safety and Security Director to lead agency programs focused on the prevention of injuries and illnesses of VDOT workers, our partners in the transportation industry and the citizens traveling our roadway network. You will provide oversight for facility and physical security taking measures designed to deny unauthorized access to facilities, equipment and resources and to protect personnel and property from damage or harm.
We are looking to hire someone to who can work with internal and external partners to enhance traveler and worker safety, implement engineering and operational safety solutions and foster an active workforce safety culture who has strong people skills, can communicate with a variety of audiences. Our top candidate will have the ability to work with internal and external partners and influence a safety culture through others. You will lead a team of safety and security expert who will support you in the development and delivery of VDOT’s Safety and Security program. You will work closely with field-based District Safety Managers, Civil Rights and Human Resources staff who administer multiple programs that focus on promoting a safe, secure and healthy workforce.
Other program responsibilities are:
• Manage Safety and Security Programs – Plan, organize, budget, and track completion and effectiveness of activities intended to achieve safety and security objectives.
• Identify the need for and implement controls that will eliminate hazards and work with key agency partners in the development of safety and security objectives
• Security Enforcement – Plan for and direct the protection of agency assets; oversee risk assessments and mitigation measures.
• Hazard Recognition – Identify conditions or actions that may cause inquiry, illness or property damage and mitigation strategies to reduce and eliminate risks. Work closely with internal partners to ensure job safety/hazard analysis documentation is current and personal protective equipment needs are being met.
• Inspections / Audits – Assess safety and health risks associated with equipment, materials, processes, facilities or abilities.
• Regulatory Compliance – Ensure that mandatory safety and health standards are satisfied. Serve as an expert in record keeping requirements related to safety and health information to meet government requirements and provide data for problem solving and decision making.
• Accident and Incident Investigation – establish practices and processes that determine the facts related to an accident or incident based on witness interviews, site inspections and collection of other evidence. Close calls, lessons learned and mitigation strategies are key focus areas.
• Ergonomics – Improve the workplace based on an understanding of human physiological and psychological characteristics, abilities and limitations.
• Hazardous Materials Management – In partnership with VDOT’s Materials and Facilities staff, ensure that dangerous chemicals and other products are procured, stored and disposed of in ways that prevent fires, exposure to or harm from those substances.
• Environmental Protection – partner with VDOT’s Environmental team to control hazards that can lead to undesirable release of harmful materials into the air, water or soil.
• Fire Prevention and Protection – Work with others to reduce fire hazards through planning, detection and mitigation strategies.
• Training – Work closely with VDOT’s Workforce Development staff to ensure VDOT workers are provided with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize hazards and perform their jobs safely and effectively. Responsible for educational and awareness campaigns that promote safety through online tools and safety talks.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is responsible for building, maintaining and operating the state’s roads, bridges, tunnels and ferry systems. VDOT has the third largest state-maintained highway system in the country, employing over 7,500 employees across the Commonwealth of Virginia.
In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers core benefits including competitive health and life insurance programs, pre-tax spending accounts, and leave programs. Employees participate in a State Retirement Plan; a tax-deferred Retirement Savings Plan with employer-matching provisions is also available. Employees are eligible for participation in a Short and Long Term Disability Program after one year of employment. Miscellaneous benefits include paid holidays, training and tuition assistance programs, wellness programs, etc.
VDOT is a “Virginia Values Veterans” (V3) official certified company and state agency that provides hiring preference to Veterans and Members of the Virginia National Guard in support of Executive Order 29, (2010). If you are a Veteran or Virginia National Guard Member, we urge you to respond accordingly on your state application. VDOT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit “Information for VDOT Employees and Applicants” at: http://www.virginiadot.org/jobs/information_for_employees.asp
We have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics which may be viewed at www.Virginiadot.org/about. Your success at VDOT depends upon modelling these values, therefore please review them and, if in agreement, we welcome you to apply. In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers excellent health and life insurance benefits, pre-tax spending accounts, state funded Short and Long Term Disability, paid holidays, vacation, tuition assistance, free wellness programs, and a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching.
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. View details and knowledge, skills and abilities for applicant evaluation at local VEC or http://www.vdot.jobs. TDD 1-800-828-1120.
Considerable knowledge of general industry standards and trends and federal and state laws related to safety and security programs. Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices including performance management. Ability to lead/conduct safety/security risk assessments and develop mitigation plans. Ability to develop programs, budgets, and policies; lead programs and achieve results through the direction of others; and develop and execute strategic plans. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with diverse audiences and to make presentations and conduct meetings. Ability to establish effective working relationships with multiple groups and stakeholders; motivate and manage subordinate staff; and to build working partnerships across organizational and geographical boundaries. Skill in the use of computers and web-based applications.
Progressively responsible experience developing and managing safety and security programs and managing compliance with applicable laws, codes, and regulations. Experience working in a large, geographically dispersed organization. Experience developing and executing strategies and action plans. Experience identifying problems and corrective actions and resolutions.
For more details and to apply, visit www.vdot.jobs