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at Gila River Indian Community

Posted: 7/2/2019
Job Reference #: 19226-2

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Job Title: Occupational Safety Officer

Closing Date: 4/23/2019
DEADLINE: Attach any required documents, i. e., Transcripts, Certificates, diploma and Motor Vehicle
Record, to your online application by midnight on the closing date. Late Applications or documents will not
be considered
Job Number: 19-226-2
Job Type: Full-Time Regular
Department: Human Resources Department

City: Sacaton, AZLocations: 525 W. Gu U Ki Road
Area of Interest: Occupational Safety

Salary Type: DOE
Salary/ Hourly Rate: $50,142 Salary
Tribal Driving Permit Required: Yes

The Occupational Safety Of?cer performs full-range occupational safety and health activities designed to reduce
or eliminate workplace hazards. Under the supervision of the OSH Manager, the Occupational Safety Of?cer is
responsible for understanding best practices, recognizing potential hazards, developing necessary resources, and
communicating the Community’s expectations for mitigating hazards.

Applies advanced safety-related elements of the physical sciences, ergonomics along with safety principles,
standards, practices, and analytical techniques to reduce injury to workers and/or damage to property.
Conduct health and safety assessments and prepare reports to characterize compliance and risk.Recommend measures to help protect workers from potentially hazardous work methods, processes, or
materials.Participates in the development and implementation of Community-wide safety programs such as defensive
driving, lockout/tag out, con?ned space entry, and other safety compliance programs.Determine appropriate monitoring and sampling strategies, provide technical advice and assistance regarding
safety of personnel and protective measures, develop corrective methods and procedures to improve work
environments.Maintain and calibrate a variety of safety, sampling and monitoring equipment, test equipment to ensure
proper operation.Provide occupational safety information and training to employees and employers by conducting training and
safety meetings for accident prevention and loss control, work with management in developing safety
programs tailored to speci?c needs.Analyzes accident and incident reports for trends, makes recommendations for correcting unsafe conditions
and actions.Investigate accidents to identify causes and to determine how such accidents might be prevented in the future.
Require frequent daily travel, subject to hazards peculiar to industrial or construction work environments
when working in these areas.Perform other related duties as assigned.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:Comprehensive knowledge of occupational safety standards, codes, and regulations such as the Federal
Occupational Safety and Health Act, OSHA Field Operations Manual, etc.Knowledge of occupational safety hazards, e.g., unsafe trenching practice, underground storage tank
construction, hazardous materials, electrical and unguarded equipment hazards.Knowledge of industrial hygiene principles, practices, and hazards, which include their related toxicological
effects and implications, and means of abatement.Knowledge of methods, procedures and techniques used in testing and sampling materials, soil, air, water,
gases and dusts or powders.Knowledge of standard industrial and construction building and manufacturing processes and work practices.
Knowledge of hazardous materials and substances and their effects on the work environment.Skill in analyzing and evaluating a wide variety of inspection and investigation data, to include test results,
reports and plans, and to draw logical conclusions and implement effective actions.Skill in the use and operation of a variety of safety, monitoring, and testing equipment and interpretation of
results.Skilled communicator both written and verbal.Ability to wear personal protective equipment including air-purifying respirator.Ability to maintain con?dentiality in all work performed.Computer proficiency in work processing spreadsheets/ database and presentation software.Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and action plans.Ability to work independently.Ability to interpret and correctly apply rules, regulations, and policies.Ability to lift and carry up to 60 pounds.Ability use and climb ladders.Ability to effectively plan, supervise and coordinate work of others, when applicable.Skill in interpersonal relations, as applied to contacts with representatives of other governmental agencies,
other agency staff, private industry, business owners, and the public.Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position, agree to maintain a drug-free workplace.REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Occupational Safety & Health, Industrial
Hygiene, Safety Management/Engineering, Risk Management, or closely related field and three (3) years’
experience in occupational safety and health compliance, public safety programs, or any other related safety
and health experience, OrAssociate’ s degree or sixty (60) college credits from an accredited college or university in Occupational Safety
& Health, Industrial Hygiene, Safety Management/Engineering, Risk Management, or closely related field
and five (5) years’ experience in occupational safety and health compliance, public safety programs or any
other related safety and health experience.

Required to obtain a Tribal Driving permit. Valid state driver’s license with a current proof of driving record
for the past 39 months will be required to qualify for a tribal driving permit. Proof of driving record must be
submitted with application and must not be more than 60 days old from the date of submission of the
application.Required to pass a background check.Non- Supervisory, Hourly Position
Reports to Director or designee


- Medical - EPO or PPO Self-Funded Plan utilizing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Network

- Prescription Program

- Dental - Plan is provided through CIGNA with no deductible for preventive services or $50 (individual)/ $150
(family) deductible for basic and major services

- Vision - plan bene?ts are provided through SightCare of Arizona and carry a $10 co-pay for exams, zero co-

- Life and AD&D - We offer voluntary or supplemental life insurance for Employee & Dependents through
METLIFE Group Insurance. GRIC pays the full cost for your Basic Life and AD&D.Other Voluntary Benefits -

- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
° Short Term Disability

- Long Term Disability

- Employee Assistance Program

- 12 Paid Holidays

- Vacation Leave

- Sick LeavePreference in ?lling vacancies is given to quali?ed Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference
Act (Title 25, US. Code, Section 472 and 473). The Gila River Indian Community is also committed to achieving
the full and equal opportunity without discrimination because of Race, Religion, Color, Sex, National Origin,
Politics, Marital Status, Physical Handicap, Age or Sexual Orientation. In other than the above, the Gila River
Indian Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer.If you are claiming Preference in one or more of the following categories please attach a copy of the
required documentation to the completed Employment Application.Preference for Community Members (with proof of enrollment)Preference for Native Americans (must meet membership requirement of a federally recognized Tribe.)
Preference point for Spouse of Community Member (with proof of spouse enrollment)Preference point for Veteran (must meet statutory requirements)


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