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Program Safety Coordinator

Facilities - Property Management - Safety | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.

This position is responsible in helping to continuously improve, initiate, and facilitate the safety practices and procedures for residential and non-residential facilities.  Works closely with the Facilities Planning Specialist, Maintenance Director and Area Program Managers in ensuring emergency procedures and life safety codes pertaining to emergencies, disasters, fire, OSHA, licensing, and program requirements are monitored, updated, and practiced throughout the program year.  Will also ensure that staff is trained and programs adhere to safety and emergency preparedness regulations.

Responsibilities:

  • Handles and coordinates fire alarm testing and maintenance which also includes the monitoring of fire extinguishers
  • Coordinates and communicates safety materials
  • Participates in site inspections, and on-going monitoring of systems that involve emergency preparedness principles and the Environmental Health and Safety protocols
  • Records observations and safety practices at multiple locations
  • Maintains, updates, and train employees on safety practices and disaster preparedness
  • Follow up and monitor safety reports, inspections, and procedures
  • Handles inventory and works with other service managers on supply orders and checklist on emergency supplies
  • Trains, monitors, and supports staff and facilities in emergency evacuation drills and communication within programs
  • Assist in minor operations that might include the following:
    • Community meetings
    • Networking with emergency personnel such as Fire Dept. /Police Dept.
    • Hold community or advisory meetings on emergency preparedness
    • Attend Parent/Staff meetings
    • Research and obtain community assessment data for projects and grants
  • Duties include tasks that require daily workflow for the job:
    • Attend and participate in staff meetings/trainings
    • Attend/support monthly events or functions at centers
    • Attend maintenance/facility /Safe Environment meetings or trainings to increase technical knowledge and skills
    • Participate in emergency preparedness community events and meetings
    • Follow health, safety, ergonomic, and OSHA requirements and maintain good body mechanics especially when heavy lifting or repetitive/strenuous activities are required
  • Other duties as required and is subject to change at any time

Qualifications Required:

 Education:

  • AA Degree in Environmental Health, Safety or other related field or equivalent combination of education and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of two years’ experience with emergency preparedness and health and safety programs

Health Requirements:

  • Proof at the time of hire
    • TB clearance within 6 months prior
    • Annual Influenza vaccination (between Aug 1 – Dec 1)
    • Pertussis (whooping cough) and measles immunization
  • Health screening at the time of employment
  • Requires ability to interact with children in a busy environment including, but not limited to:
    • Able to lift up to 50 lbs
    • Frequently kneel and squat
    • Ability to move quickly

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of building and safety regulations and permit process
  • Knowledge of OSHA requirements

Technology Skills:

  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel

Skills and Abilities:

  • Fingerprint clearance required prior to employment.
  • Must hold class 3 California Driver’s License (CDL) and proper insurance as required with an acceptable driving record substantiated by a copy of DMV records
  • Must have access to automobile with adequate insurance and a valid CDL or means to other accessible and timely transportation
  • Understand, apply, and advocate all safety and compliance quality measures set by the agency and mandated requirements
  • Fully understand and carry out all agency, government, and federal regulations
  • Strong written and verbal communication, set priorities, problem solving, detail oriented and organized

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CERT certified preferred.  If not, certification will be required within the first 6 months of employment
  • BA degree in environmental health or safety related field.  Any OSHA or safety certificates
  • At least one (1) year experience with shelters, adult rehabilitation programs, low income housing or HUD
  • Knowledge of building and safety requirements and emergency preparedness practices.
  • Visio software
Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law
This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.
If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.