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Safety/Risk Officer

About Us…
The Sacramento Suburban Water District (SSWD), located in Sacramento, California, is a publicly owned and operated water utility formed in 2002 resulting from the merger of two agencies. SSWD provides water to its customers from 72 operational groundwater wells. In addition, SSWD has contractual rights to 26,064 acre-feet from the City of Sacramento water entitlement; and a contract to purchase up to 29,000 acre-feet of surface water per year from Placer County Water Agency. SSWD is governed by a five-member Board of Directors.

The Position…
The Safety/Risk Officer performs a variety of professional level duties involving the development, organization, implementation, and coordination of a variety of safety and risk management programs including workers' compensation, training, safety, and emergency management programs. Duties include:

  • Developing and enforcing safety policies and procedures in compliance with State and Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) laws and regulations.
  • Overseeing and participating in the day-to-day operations of programs designed to reduce and manage risk and ensure work place safety and facility security.
  • Administering implementation and oversight of SSWD's Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP); reviewing, developing, and updating safety related policies and procedures; developing and providing training of various safety topics to employees; and inspecting SSWD facilities, equipment, and records for compliance with OSHA standards.
  • Responding to the scene of accidents/injuries; conducting thorough investigations and analysis of conditions and circumstances related to the accident/injury; and preparing reports with findings and recommendations.

The Ideal Candidate…
The Safety/Risk Officer will possess knowledge of principles and practices of program development and administration, including safety and risk management programs; risk management principles, including those related to managing risk in a local government, risk assessment, risk retention, risk transfer, claims and litigation management, loss control, workers' compensation, safety, and emergency response; and water industry safety standards and requirements. Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess the ability to develop and administer safety and risk management program goals, objectives, and procedures; conduct investigations, safety audits, and related research; and prepare findings and recommendations.

Qualified candidates will have…

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Industrial Engineering, Safety Engineering, Occupational Safety and Health, or other closely related field. OR, Two years of qualifying experience (in addition to the experience already required) AND an Associate of Arts degree in business, public administration, or a closely related field may substitute for the Bachelor's Degree.

Experience: Five (5) years of increasingly responsible safety and risk management experience

License: Valid Driver’s License issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles and proof of good driving record as evidenced by the absence of multiple or serious traffic violations or accidents for at least two (2) years duration. The driving record will not contribute to an increase in SSWD’s automobile rates. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical disability will be considered for accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

Compensation and Benefits…
The annual salary range is $76,809 - $109,728 DOE plus a competitive benefits package including CalPERS retirement (2% @ 55 for Classic tier and 2% @ 62 under 2013 PEPRA) and employer-paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance; voluntary deferred compensation and flexible benefit plans; educational reimbursement program; and paid vacation, and holidays.

Application and Selection Process…
To be considered for the position, candidates should submit an SSWD application, detailed resume, cover letter, and three professional references by March 18, 2019.

For the complete job description and SSWD application, visit:

Final Filing Date: 
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 5:00pm
Sacramento Suburban Water District (SSWD)