Walton County Sheriff's Office - Risk and Safety Manager

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Job Overview

Department Walton County Sheriff's Office
TypeCivilian
Job TitleRisk and Safety Manager
Salary$77,000 to $85,014 Annually (Based on Experience)
Contactwork@waltonso.org
Location Defuniak Springs , FL


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Walton County Sheriff's Office, FL Public Safety Jobs

General Statement of Job

The Risk and Safety Manager plans, implements, manages and evaluates a comprehensive risk management and safety program that includes employee safety, loss control, as well as risk avoidance and security for the agency. The principle mission goals are to provide technical safety support and risk mitigation practices to promote and improve workforce safety and limit liability.


Minimum Qualifications

- Bachelor’s Degree in public or business administration, occupational safety and health, or closely related field.

- A minimum of five (5) years in risk management and/or occupational safety field.

- A minimum of two (2) years in a supervisory/management capacity.

- Equivalent Combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.


Preferred Qualifications

- Professional credentialing from the Association of Risk Managers (AMR) or Board of Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) are strongly preferred.


Essential Job Functions

- Development, implementation and updating written safety and health programs and plans to include, but not limited to, the following: Exposure Control (Blood Borne Pathogens, TB); Personal Protective Equipment; Hazard / Risk Assessments; Respiratory Protection; and Lockout/Tagout.

- Conducting safety training programs; developing and customizing training courses, content and materials; delivering training; evaluating the effectiveness of training; and making necessary adjustments to improve training and outcomes.

- Conducting periodic safety and health walk-through inspections of all buildings, offices, equipment, machinery and worksites to detect unsafe conditions.

- Preparing reports of safety inspection findings with specific recommendations for correcting noted deficiencies.

- Determining when and where safety equipment to should be worn; ensuring safety equipment is purchased, worn and maintained.

- Developing and maintaining a database for documenting and recording employee safety training and required safety certifications.

- Designing, producing and distributing newsletters, bulletins and flyers regarding security and safety activities and awareness campaigns.

- Ensuring period inspections of all motorized vehicles are conducted and recorded properly.

- Assisting with incident investigations; providing technical expertise in critical incident investigations. 

- Coordinating with Emergency Management to ensure safety protocols are met during County and/or State declared emergencies. 

- Assisting in the update/revision of the agency’s policies, procedures, and Safety Manuals.

- Leading and coordinating the agency’s Safety Committee.

- Developing and maintaining a corporate compliance program that identifies and monitors high-risk and vulnerable areas of agency operations and ensures compliance with policies and procedures governing those areas.

- Assist management in investigating any form of work-related illnesses, injuries, and accidents to identify the root causes and patterns. Expected to provide recommendations on corrective policy and actions, as well as procedural changes that will prevent any reoccurrence.

- Analyzes agency insurance needs by identifying risk exposures and analyzing and classifying risks to provide optimum coverage, costs, and claims.

- Coordinates policy renewal and new insurance applications for all agency insurance plans, including auto, building, and health insurance.

- Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

- Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.

- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

- Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.

- Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.

- Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.

- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

- Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organizations HRIS and talent management systems.


Standards to Perform Job Functions

Physical Requirements: Must be able to sit, stand, and bend body forward at waist. Use hands, handle, and feel. Must be able to reach with hands and arms. Must be able to hear and understand communications through a telephone. Must have clear vision to view computer monitor. Requires the ability to talk and/or hear; (talking; expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; Hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear). Must be able to lift up to twenty pounds; carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of records, programs and functions under charge, and mandates and regulations.

Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information.  Includes receiving assignments and/or directions from supervisors.

Language Ability: Requires the ability to read a variety of records, reports, policy and procedure manuals, codes, professional journals, etc.  Requires the ability to read, interpret, and develop policy and procedure.  Requires the ability to prepare forms and reports using prescribed formats, and adhering to all rules of grammar, spelling, diction, and punctuation.  Requires the ability to communicate effectively in Standard English, and in the various professional languages of the Sheriff’s Office, as such relates to personnel functions.

Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical and scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to make independent judgments; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions.  Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of technical and/or professional languages used within the parameters of the job.

Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions.  Must be adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with deadlines.  Requires the ability to exercise consistent tact and courtesy in frequent contact with various professionals, Sheriff’s Office personnel, and the general public.

Work Environment: Work is generally performed in a standard office setting.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


The Walton County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Walton County Sheriff's Office will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Veterans are encouraged to apply. Pursuant to applicable state and federal law, preference and priority shall be given to certain service members and veterans (including spouses and family members of such service members and veterans), and certain service members may be eligible for waiver of post-secondary educational requirements as provided in Chapter 295, Florida Statutes. 

Please direct questions regarding this position to work@waltonso.org


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