Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Supervisor

January 12, 2022
Santa Clarita, California

Full-time position
FLSA: Exempt


Under general direction; plans, organizes, and supervises the work of assigned staff involved in the Agency's and compliance safety programs and ensure that all Agency safety efforts are in compliance with state, local, and federal laws; serves as a resource and provide quality control to safety program; trains and evaluates assigned staff; participates in the more difficult safety work as required; conducts multiple project reviews including safety recommendations; trains and evaluates assigned staff; and performs other related duties as required.

The Environmental Health & Safety Supervisor is the supervisory-level class in the safety series.

Receives general direction from the Chief Operating Officer. Incumbents in this class exercise direct supervision to the emergency preparedness and safety specialist staff.


Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Plans, organizes, and implements comprehensive strategies involved in the agency’s safety programs; provides day-to-day leadership and works with staff to ensure that assigned environmental health and safety activities comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and standards.

  • Develops and evaluates the agency's safety goals and standards; promotes overall safety awareness and participation in an occupation injury prevention program.

  • Trains, supervises, and evaluates the performance of assigned staff; interviews and assists in the selection of employees; recommends personnel actions; initiates disciplinary actions if needed.

  • Prioritizes, schedules, and plans assigned staff work; monitors staff tasks, progress, and employee performance; conducts performance appraisals.

  • Conducts multiple projects reviews, including safety recommendations for tank projects, and safety compliance on construction projects where safety review is needed.

  • Inspects offices, work sites, buildings, grounds, equipment, vehicles, and tools for compliance with safety standards and recommends necessary corrective action to eliminate unsafe working conditions.

  • Identifies ergonomic issues and implements appropriate solutions to ergonomic problems.

  • Investigates and analyzes accidents, determines their cause, and the means of preventing their recurrence.

  • Assists in the planning of safety education programs; assists in the preparation of or develops preventive injury and accident instructional training materials; assists in administering the agency’s environmental health and safety programs.

  • Provides training on safety issues and unsafe working condition prevention.

  • Conducts researches, prepares, and submits a variety of technical reports related to assigned activities.

  • Maintains accident records, training records, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) required records; maintains OSHA Log 300 at main office and other facilities as appropriate.

  • Ensures regulatory compliance with required outside agencies.

  • Oversees record keeping of all safety training, hazardous waste manifests, underground storage tanks, inspection documents, with assistance from Safety Specialist II.

  • Administers Department of Transportation (DOT) records and drug testing in collaboration with outside agencies.

  • Oversees safety components of the risk management plan for chlorine and ammonia processes.

  • Provides technical support and recommendations to the Director of Operations for safety training, equipment, and other regulatory compliance the agency must meet.

  • Works with contractors to ensure they meet OSHA safety standards; assists with OSHA inspections and other Health and Safety related inspections.

  • Communicates with other departments, personnel, and regulatory agencies to exchange information and resolve issues or concerns.

  • Operates a computer and assigned software.

  • Operates audio-visual equipment.

  • Attends, organizes, conducts, and participates in a variety of meetings.

  • Serves on safety committees; posts meeting information and takes meeting notes.

  • Performs other duties as required.

This position has both indoor and outdoor responsibilities. The position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking on uneven surfaces, reaching, grasping, making repetitive hand movements, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting, and/or stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires both near and far vision when inspecting work and operating assigned equipment and in reading reports and work-related documents. Incumbents are required to work in all weather conditions including heat, rain and cold. The position requires fine coordination in preparing reports using a computer keyboard and mouse. Incumbents may work in and around road traffic, mechanical hazards, electrical hazards and in confined spaces on occasion. Incumbents may also be required to operate various appurtenances within the distribution system and may be required to lift items up to fifty (50) pounds.

Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.

Minimum Qualifications

(The following are minimal qualifications necessary for entry into the classification.)

Education and/or Experience
Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for an Environmental Health & Safety Supervisor. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in safety, health, environmental science, or a related field.
  • Five (5) years of experience implementing, coordinating and/or administering a safety program including one (1) year of supervisory experience.
Licenses and Certifications
  • Possession of a valid Class C California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical disability will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Possession of or the ability to obtain certification in CPR and First Aid within 12 months of employment.
  • Possession of or the ability to obtain a HAZWOPER Emergency Response certificate within 12 months of employment
  • State Water Resources Control Board - Division of Drinking Water Grade I Distribution Operator's certification and Grade I Treatment Operator's certification is desirable
(The following are a representative sample of the KSA's necessary to perform essential duties of the position.)

Knowledge/Skills of:
  • Principles and techniques involved in organizing and conducting a safety program.
  • Principles and practices of effective leadership and employee supervision, including training and performance evaluation.
  • State, local, and federal laws pertaining to maintaining a safe working environment.
  • Principles and techniques of accident prevention.
  • Ergonomic issues, safety education, and training methods and techniques.
  • Instructional methods, training aids, and materials necessary for developing, coordinating, and implementing safety education and training programs.
  • Preparation and presentation of oral and written inspection or investigative reports and research projects related to safety and accident prevention programs.
  • Operation of a computer and assigned software.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
Ability to:
  • Implement and maintain the Agency's environmental health and safety programs.
  • Assess and evaluate most workplace situations and hazards and recommend appropriate corrective measures or strategies.
  • Introduce and effectively carry out campaigns for the prevention and reduction of accidents.
  • Conduct effective employee training programs.
  • Train, supervise, and evaluate assigned staff.
  • Follow safety policies and practices in the workplace.
  • Evaluate ergonomic issues in the field and offices; recommend appropriate equipment; detect unsafe conditions and practices.
  • Coordinate and schedule the work of assigned safety personnel.
  • Read, interpret, and record data accurately.
  • Prepare and maintain technical reports.
  • Operate of a computer and assigned software.
  • Organize, prioritize, and follow-up on work assignments.
  • Work independently and as part of a team.
  • Make sound decisions within established guidelines.
  • Follow written and oral directions.
  • Observe safety principles and work in a safe manner.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Selection Process

Read the job notice thoroughly, note the minimum requirements of the position, and compile any information or documents necessary for the application. Complete and submit your application along with supporting documents such as resume and cover letter. It is important that your application is complete and thorough. Please include all requested information including education, certifications, and relevant experience.

Be advised that, while you may submit a resume with your application, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Incomplete applications will likely be rejected.

Human Resources administers the Agency’s recruitment procedures to ensure a fair and unbiased selection. Applications may be removed from the process if they are incomplete or where the applicant does not meet the minimum qualifications. Accepted applicants will interview before an unbiased, multiparty interview and scoring panel. Interviewed applicants will be scored on areas such as education, experience, demonstrated qualifications, communication skills, and interview presentation, among others. While seniority is considered, the Agency will choose the best qualified candidate regardless of time at the Agency. The Agency strives to fill each position with the most qualified candidate.

Applicants will be provided notification electronically to the email provided in the application. To check the status of a submitted job application and to track the recruitment process, log in to governmentjobs.com by clicking the “Applicant Login” button on the Agency’s Job Opportunities page. Once you sign in, you will be directed to your Applications page where you can view the status of Submitted (and Incomplete) applications.

The Agency selects applicants on the basis of applicant qualifications and prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religious or political affiliation, creed, citizenship status, military service status, marital status, pregnancy, age (over 40), national origin, ancestry, medical condition, physical or mental disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.

The Agency will make reasonable accommodations for disabilities, both in the application process and in the performance of the job. Any applicant who requires an accommodation in the application process should contact Human Resources for assistance.

Questions or concerns related to the Agency’s Equal Opportunity Employer policy or any request for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources at (661) 297-1600.

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Company Name:

Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency (SCV Water)


$97,219 - $118,477 Per Year

Job Category:

EHS Multi-site, EHS Single-site, EHS - West Coast region

Position Type:

Full Time


5 - 10 years


Bachelor's Degree

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