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Company: State of Florida
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Requisition No: 796840

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: DISTRICT SAFETY & HEALTH MANAGER - 55007614

Position Number: 55007614

Salary: $64,750.05-$83,794.19

Posting Closing Date: 03/17/2023



463 / District Safety



This position can be located in Ft. Lauderdale or West Palm Beach.

CONTACT PERSON: Katherine Kehres



Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Health insurance (over 90% employer paid)
  • $25,000 life insurance policy (100% employer paid)
  • Dental, vision and supplemental insurances
  • State of Florida retirement package
  • Generous vacation and sick leave
  • 10 paid holidays a year
    • Career advancement opportunities
    • Tuition waiver for public college courses
    • Training opportunities
    • Flexible work schedules and telework (for designated positions)
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

      Join FDOT and be part of the team that works as one to improve safety, enhance mobility and inspire innovation in the Florida transportation system!

      For additional benefit information available to State of Florida employees, go to

      SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: You may be required to provide your Social Security Number to conduct required verifications. Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion in the Career Service, or appointment in the Selected Exempt Service (SES) or Senior Management Service (SMS) unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.

      In accordance with Section 110.112, Florida Statutes, and the Florida Department of Transportation's Individuals with Disabilities Affirmative Action Plan, the agency is committed to ensuring affirmative action and equal employment opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities. Upon request and as appropriate, reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities may be provided. Please contact the Florida Department of Transportation's Human Resources Office located at 605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399, or call (850) 414-5300 for assistance.

      POSITION DESCRIPTION: Supervises, motivates, and trains subordinate staff. Plans, schedules, and establishes workload for subordinates. Provides support in resolving problems, scheduling work, establishing deadlines and setting priorities. Motivates employees to improve the quality and quantity of work performed. Conducts employee performance reviews and disciplinary action as required and recognizes exceptional performance, all in a fair and consistent manner.

      Manages, implements, and reviews processes and activities for the programs of Confined Space Entry, Respirator Protection, Hearing Conversation, Motor Vehicle/Heavy Equipment Operations, Hazardous Energy Control, Blood Borne Pathogen, and Hazardous Material Handling, Disposal and Hazard Communication. Serves as a coordinator and contact manager for agencies and/or companies providing services in support of safety related programs. Conducts technical research as necessary to ensure compliance with safety requirements. Oversees the review, approval and processing of invoices for the purchases of goods and services.

      Promotes safety awareness; assisting managers and supervisors in planning and installing effective safety programs. Plans, coordinates, and implements safety and health education, training, and activities within the district/region, including scheduling and assigning staff to speaking engagements, seminars, and the presentation of safety awards. Formulates guidance for safety and health standards and initiates written policy implementing safety standards and requirements for a wide variety of operations. Serves as a technical advisor to the Safety Committees.

      Coordinates safety audits of all Department buildings, facilities and maintenance and construction work sites. Issues orders to shut down activities when judgment indicates that imminent danger to life and/or property exists. Prepares and transmits official reports of inspections, consultations, and recommended corrective action to employers, establishing mandatory abatement periods and scheduling follow-up inspections to verify correction of violations.

      Plans and directs the Safety and Health programs for the District to prevent unsafe acts or conditions that could result in injury, occupational illness, or loss of life. Provides technical assistance and input to District Management for the operations of safe work practices. Ensures compliance with the Department's Loss Prevention Manual. Develops, implements and manages the Loss Prevention Program Plan; monitoring and assessing progress towards the achievement of the plan's goals and objectives. Advises and acts on all matters pertaining to occupational safety and health for the District. Maintains a working knowledge of current Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations.

      Reviews Vehicle Crash/Incident reports and Personal Injury/Illness reports for all district employees to ensure quality control. Maintains data of all reports and identifies trends in these areas and provides recommendations to prevent occurrences. Ensures all appropriate data is entered into the Industrial Safety Information Management System (ISIMS). Directs and conducts investigation of major industrial accidents.

      Performs District specific duties which includes the following: Oversee the hazmat material disposal and hazmat spill mitigations. Conducts and coordinates trainings to Department employees on hazmat material handling and hazmat spill mitigation.

      KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of: Applicable state and federal occupational safety and health regulations, rules, policies, and procedures; Occupational safety and health practices, principles, programs, and objectives; National codes and regulations concerning safety, health, and protection. Skill in: Problem solving techniques; Operating, calibrating and interpreting of specialized safety related testing and monitoring equipment;; The use of personal computers, including Microsoft Office Suite; Maintaining records relating to safety programs; independently scheduling and completing assigned tasks in an orderly and timely manner; Writen and verbal communication. Ability to: Manage an occupational safety and health program; evaluate and analyze data relating to occupational safety and health standards; Conduct investigations, inspections, and studies in the area of occupational health and safety; Understand and apply applicable rules, policies, and procedures in relation to occupational and health standards; Formulate policies and procedures; Work independently; Determine work priorities; Assign work and ensure proper completion of work assignments; Prepare and conduct oral presentations; Train and supervise people; Establish and maintain effective working relationshsips with others.

      OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS: Due to the nature of this position, incumbent must respond to emergencies.

      The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

      Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

      The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Keywords: State of Florida, Fort Lauderdale , DISTRICT SAFETY & HEALTH MANAGER, Executive , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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