Home to more than 300,000 residents in northwest Florida, Escambia County is the westernmost and one of the oldest counties in the state. The mission of Escambia County government is to provide efficient, responsive services that enhance our quality of life, meet common needs and promote a safe and healthy community. With nearly 1,800 employees, we pride ourselves on being the perfect climate for everything – building a business, raising a family and enjoying recreational pursuits. Picture perfect white sand beaches and clear, emerald Gulf waters draw millions of vacationers to Escambia each year, especially to Pensacola Beach, named the #4 Top U.S. Beach in 2020 by Tripadvisor.
This is responsible professional and technical work in performing investigations in assigned areas, inspecting work sites and equipment, analyzing County risk and safety exposure, determining regulatory compliance, issuing certifications, and recommending action items to improve safety and risk. This position reports directly to the Risk Manager but is expected to display independent judgement and is given latitude to make appropriate decisions.
This is a “mandatory-testing” position that requires Drug Testing.
Examples of Duties: Performs a variety of inspections and testing of buildings, air quality, facilities, and/or other applicable areas to detect unsafe work conditions, occupational hazards, and/or other related issues
Conducts investigations related to work injuries, injury claims, accidents, and/or other related events in order to establish claims validity and make the appropriate corrective recommendations
Develops and implements programs and strategies to help prevent, reduce, or eliminate work related accidents or injuries
Ensures knowledge of safety policies and best practices by designing, implementing, and facilitating training programs and sessions for employees
Acts as the technical expert on safety and risk by representing the County at a variety of meetings, training sessions, on committees, and/or other related events
Monitors insurance coverage by coordinating and verifying the issuance and receipt of Certificates of Insurance
Remains knowledgeable and stays abreast of changes in federal and state laws regarding workplace safety including OSHA regulations
Operates a County vehicle in compliance with County policy and observes all motor vehicle laws in order to travel to different locations and sites for assessments and investigations
Performs other duties as assigned
Qualifications: Minimum Qualification Requirements:
Training and Experience:
Three years of academic course work in Public Administration, Business Administration, Law, Safety, Industrial Engineering, Risk Management, and/or other related courses and three years of professional level experience working with occupational safety and health programs, worker’s compensation, insurance, liability, casualty insurance, or loss control programs, preferably with a public agency and/or in a risk management program; or a combination of education and experience equivalent to these requirements.
Bachelor’s Degree in or related to one of the above fields of study
Post-accident/incident investigation experience
Classroom instructor experience
Licenses and Certifications:
Valid driver’s license
Must obtain the following within one year of employment:
OSHA Outreach Instructor certification
Florida All Lines Insurance Adjusters License
FEMA EOC required courses 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics (KSAOs):
accident investigation techniques
risk management principles
environmental and occupational health and safety issues
applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
industrial insurance principles and practices
using a computer and related software applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
conducting accident and claims investigations
preparing a variety of reports
designing and facilitating training sessions
identifying and anticipating potential safety issues
written and oral communication
investigative techniques to research information from a variety of sources, analyze findings, and provide recommendations
communication and interpersonal relations sufficient to exchange or convey information, receive work direction, and resolve issues with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, to include claimants, the community, employees, and other agencies
perform basic mathematical calculations (addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, percentages)
operate, maneuver, and/or control equipment, machinery, tools, or other materials used in performing the essential functions of the job
foresee the ripple effects of day to day decisions
analyze and use sound judgment to make decisions in light of ambiguous factors
research and apply legal statutes and civil procedures relating to claims adjusting
identifying potentially hazardous work situations and making appropriate recommendations to resolve and/or mitigate injury and/or illness
thrive in an organization that maintains a fast pace, coupled with a challenging workload and competing priorities
Supplemental Information: County-wide Employee Responsibilities:
All Escambia County BCC employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Escambia County BCC’s Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.
All Escambia County BCC employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.
Emergency Management Responsibilities:
During emergency conditions, the incumbent of this position will automatically be considered an emergency service worker. This employee is subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and is expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.
This position will be subject to additional security clearances as mandated by the FDLE, CJSTC, and Escambia County Corrections due to their needed access to the correctional facility.
Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, bending, stooping, kneeling, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, repetitive motions, and hand and finger dexterity.
Moderate to Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. May be required to lift-up to 50 pounds. Incumbents may be subjected to extreme temperatures and travel.
- Medical / Dental / Vision plans
- Prescription coverage
- Employee health clinic
- Employee fitness centers
- Employer-sponsored retirement plan or an investment plan
- Deferred Compensation Plan
- Flexible Spending Account(s)
- Employee Assistance Program
- Annual/Sick Leave or Paid Time Off (PTO)
- Group Life Insurance
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