Alutiiq Safety Officer in Chicopee, Massachusetts

Safety Officer

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Job Description

Job Corps Mission

To assist students and staff in their highest level of potential through quality services with an emphasis on competencies and results.

Summary of Duties:

Responsible for Center’s compliance with safety regulations administered by the DOL, other federal, state, and local agencies, as well as Corporate and Center standards.

Description of Duties:

Key Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the management of the department: Develops and implements Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Ensures department is compliant with all Safety standards and expectations to include OSHA regulations, OFCCP regulations, DOL, Corporate and Center guidelines to include proper workmen’s compensation reporting. Serves as a positive role model for trainees by reinforcing safety practices. Provide training to staff and trainees as required and necessary. Works with Work-based Learning coordinators to ensure that work based learning sites are safe and operating in accordance with standards. Implements a strong, rigorous and relevant Safety program that includes safety cadets, incentives and quarterly health inspections rated at 98% or above. Stays up-to-date and compliant with all required training.

  • Serves as a member of various committees as assigned by the Center Director: Serves as the lead for both the Center’s Safety Committee and the Student Government Association’s (SGA’s) Safety Committee.

  • Monitors budget and related areas for assigned department and maintains spending limits as applicable: Ensures equipment assigned to the department is properly accounted for and maintained in good condition. Tracks spending of staff each month. Provides feedback for over/under spending. Notifies the Center Director of repairs/costs above routine expenditures.

  • Develops Others: Establishes high level of mutual trust and support with others. Expresses positive expectations of others, even in difficult situations. Creates a learning atmosphere. Reassures and encourages performance improvement. Provides timely coaching. Identifies successes and areas of improvement. Delegates tasks or responsibilities for the purpose of developing others’ abilities. Rewards good performance and promotes employee recognition. Ensures that Center staff completes all DOL, Corporate and Center training as required for safety and demonstrates competencies accordingly.

  • Displays management effectiveness: Builds pride and commitment through effective teamwork and collaboration. Adheres to established company policies and procedures, and supports all programs. Makes effective use of time, materials and resources by planning, scheduling and organizing work. Communicates in an open and honest manner

  • Demonstrates excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills: Hires and promotes employees based on sound decision-making ability. Improves processes within department, emphasizing quality and efficiency. Anticipates and resolves problems, demonstrating good judgment. Provides leadership in developing and implementing solutions.

  • Supports the CDSS initiatives: Develops and implements a productive Work-based Learning program to include the development of trainees’ employability and social skills. Explores innovative ways to incorporate departmental functions into the trainees’ academic, CTT and leisure time learning. Must be responsive to trainees’ conduct, abilities and needs.

Modeling, Mentoring and Monitoring:

All staff is required to model professional workplace behavior, mentor trainees on demonstration of professional workplace behavior and monitor their successful demonstration of these standards and expectations.

Career Management Team (CMT):

Contributes to the success of students by participating in a CMT. The CMT is responsible for students’ successful matriculation through the Job Corps program from CDP (Career Development Phase) through Career which includes receipt of the academic, CTT, employability, Career Success Standards, and social skills necessary to attain and maintain a viable post-Center placement. Teams are required to ensure that each graduate receives a placement within 9 months of separating from the program as well as complete a successful 6 and 12 month survey. The Former Enrollee Team is required to ensure that each former enrollee receives a placement within 3 months of separation from the program.

Workplace Standards:

Maintains required certifications and/or licenses including a valid driver’s license and insurance when required by position. Does not engage in activities other than official business during working hours. Reports significant/major incidents or accidents. Cooperates in external/internal investigations as requested. Completes PRH, Corporate and Center training as required and demonstrates competencies accordingly. Complies with DOL, Corporate and Center guidelines.

Center Performance:

On Board Strength (OBS) > 103%, Student Satisfaction Survey > 90%, ROCA > 6.3,Orderly Separations > 55%, Weekly Termination Rate (WTR) < 3.0%, and OMS Rating above 44

Required Skills


Education and Experience

Associates degree and at least two years of relevant experience. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations

Valid state driver’s license; CPR/First Aid certifications, OSHA 600 and other required by the DOL.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and listen, sit, stand, and walk; to reach with hands, arms, as well as use hands to finger, handle or feel, to taste and smell. The employee must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision capabilities required by this job include; close, distance and peripheral vision.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and government regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of what employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level can vary from moderate to loud.

Job Location

Chicopee, Massachusetts, United States

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