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Manager of Safety & Environmental Compliance

  • Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative (CHELCO)
  • DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
Full time Design General Business Government Other

Job Description

CHELCO seeks an Experienced Manager of Safety & Environmental Compliance
 
Join a dynamic and growing electric cooperative and lead our health and safety, loss control, and environmental compliance management efforts! We are looking for an experienced safety professional to accept the challenge of running all facets of our cooperative safety initiatives and program. The ideal candidate must be a critical and strategic thinker, driven, problem-solver, self-starter, who is collaborative and able to successfully create a continuously improving safety culture throughout Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative (CHELCO).
 
CHELCO is proud to be a member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative that serves over 47,000 members in Northwest Florida. Safety focus is first among our cooperative’s values, and our mission is to “Safely provide quality services and products at competitive value while adhering to the Cooperative Principles.”
 
The Position
The selected individual will:
  • Ensure cooperative’s compliance with federal, state, and local safety laws, regulations, codes, and rules. This includes ensuring recordkeeping and reporting is completed for the cooperative.
  • Conduct/facilitate OSHA related inspections and audits, with the ability to respond to serious incidents in a calm and timely manner.
  • Develop risk management strategies based on predictive analytics, assessment of product, compliance, or operational risks.
  • Collaborate with human resources and training department to plan, organize, and direct the workers’ compensation program.
  • Study accident and illness data, applicable legislation, and job hazards to design appropriate education and performance improvement activities. 
  • Partner with HR and Training staff to review employee training requirements and to provide appropriate courses and seminars.
  • Conduct environmental audits to ensure adherence to environmental standards.
  • Direct environmental programs, such as air or water compliance, above ground or underground storage tanks, spill prevention or control, hazardous waste or materials management, solid waste recycling, medical waste management, and indoor air quality.
 
Position Requirements
The ideal candidate will have the following:
 
A Bachelor’s Degree is required; preferably in Industrial Engineering, Occupational Safety and Health, Environmental Safety and Health, Loss Control, Industrial Technology, or directly related degree preferred. At least eight years of experience in a progressively responsible position such as an industrial environment requiring knowledge of OSHA, US DOT/FDOT, Environmental, and Workers’ Compensation regulations. Must have five or more years in a management role and prior exposure to strategic planning, development of procedures, budgeting, and employee management. Utility industry experience and/or a Master’s degree a plus. 
 
Must also have previous knowledge of and experience in:
a.         Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
b.         Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
c.         Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Must meet criteria to obtain access credentials for the U.S. government installations included in the Eglin AFB Utility Privatization contract.
 
The Location
CHELCO is located in Northwest, Florida. The area offers outstanding recreational, cultural, and educational opportunities.  CHELCO serves more than 47,000 members and over 56,000 active accounts, primarily serving two counties from the Alabama state line to the Emerald Coast beaches on the Gulf of Mexico in Northwest Florida. CHELCO strives to continuously promote the quality of life for our members, employees, and communities. We are a company dedicated to ensuring member satisfaction, safety, and reliability while controlling costs for our members.
 
Why Should You Apply? This job will give you the opportunity to . . .
  • Work for a progressive, community-focused company
  • Work with a strong, goal-oriented, experienced team
  • Contribute to the quality of life of our members, community, and employees
  • Receive exceptional benefits and competitive pay
CHELCO proudly offers its employees medical, dental, vision, flexible savings or health savings account, NRECA pension (defined-benefit) plan, 401k with company match, life insurance, short-term disability, education/professional development, wellness and safety program incentives, generous paid time off, volunteer time off, and ten paid holidays a year.
Applications accepted from July 20, 2021, through 8:30 am August 2, 2021. Apply at http://www.chelco.com/careers . Resumes and cover letters only with a completed application. Questions? Call HR & Training, 850-307-1127. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified. Drug-Free Workplace. Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Disability/Veteran