CITY OF OVERLAND PARK - POSITION DESCRIPTION
Responsible for the coordination, development, delivery, and tracking of the department's and city's training programs that are required and/or recommended for Public Works Department employees and other Department employees assigned to the snow program.
Oversee CDL and DOT certificate requirements for City employees involved in the snow program.
Staying abreast of City, State, and Federal requirements for obtaining and maintaining a CDL and DOT certificate; facilitating, providing, or coordinating with vendors to provide necessary training; tracking expiration dates and
sending status/reminder notifications to employees/supervisors, and performing periodic audits of licensure status.
Administer and/or oversee various training programs as required by City or Departmental policy. Examples include work zone safety, flagger training, and defensive driving.
Routinely evaluate curriculum, goals, effectiveness, and competency. Make recommendations for changes or enhancements to existing programs or policies and create new programs or policies. Includes maintaining training records.
Develop, deliver, and document routine safety briefings (weekly, monthly, etc.). The typical audience will be Maintenance Division crews but may include other employees within Public Works or other Departments. Perform routine field audits of various work activities to assess potential safety concerns and make recommendations for additions or changes to existing policies, procedures, equipment, PPE, etc. Participate in the Snow Removal program. Assist in
developing and delivering annual training, focusing on safety aspects.
Report for shift work during winter weather events. Monitor procedures, condition of equipment, and facilities and make recommendations for safety enhancements where applicable.
Review incident reports for Maintenance Division employees, investigate when necessary, and make â€œpreventableâ€ or â€œnon-preventableâ€ determinations. Attend monthly meetings and serve as an active member of the Safety Council.
Perform routine facility safety and ergonomics audits at Maintenance Division facilities. Accompany the City's Administrator of Safety and Loss Prevention while performing annual facility safety audits. Present findings of audit to the Maintenance Division managers along with
recommendations for correction. Track corrective activities to verify they are made in a timely manner.
EDUCATION & SPECIAL LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree in the following field(s) of study: occupational safety and health or similar
Other: current certifications in industrial hygiene or occupational health and safety
Education may be substituted for experience, or experience may be substituted for education.
Class A CDL with tanker and air brake endorsements.
Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain certification in CPR and First Aid Certifications within six months from date of hire.
Three years of experience in Municipal, county, or state government
Analytical skills, including research skills, ability to interpret data, ability to conceptualize, ability to analyze information, and ability to write formal recommendations based on findings.
Good PC skills include using spreadsheets, database and website maintenance, word processing, presentation, and publishing software applications.
Computer software - presentation skills.
Computer software - spreadsheet skills.
Computer software - word-processing skills.
Public speaking/presentation skills.
Written and oral communication skills.
Human Relations/Interpersonal skills.
Attention to detail.
Time management skills, including the ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines.
Ability to meet deadlines.
Ability to train and guide others.
Ability to recognize and protect confidential information.
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
Ability to read and comprehend federal, state, and local policies and regulations.
Ability to carry out assignments through oral and written instructions.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to analyze and recommend possible solutions.
Ability to learn and understand PC software applications.
Diplomacy and judgment.
Ability to make and receive phone calls.
Ability to identify and distinguish colors.
Ability to distinguish smells.
Ability to operate City vehicles.
Ability to operate power and/or hand tools.
Ability to work in confined spaces.
Ability to Stand.
Hand and eye coordination adequate to input computer and typewriter.
Exposure to extreme temperatures.
Exposure to heights.
Exposure to vibrations.
Exposure to loud noises.
Excessive standing and/or walking.
SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
On-call/stand-by work required.
Weather essential position.
Emergency essential position.
Position required to work when facilities closed (e.g., holidays).
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (Direct & Indirect)
Direct: May serve as a team lead but not a true supervisor - coordinates work of other employees to include: assign tasks, train on task performance, schedule work, review the work of others, and instruct other employees in methods or procedures needed to carry out their jobs.