Health and Safety Officer Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES 4 reviews

This is a Confidential/Managerial 12-month provisional position.

The position of Health and Safety Officer (Civil Service title) is responsible for the development, implementation and enforcement of overall health and safety programs for HFM BOCES and component schools, providing technical assistance to insure that component schools comply with related federal, state and local regulations.

Supervision over the work of others is not a responsibility of this position.

Typical Activities:

  • Periodically inspect work areas and public facilities to identify conditions which pose significant risk of accidental injury to employees, the public or the environment;

  • Recommend modifications or replacements to eliminate hazardous or dangerous conditions;

  • Perform both short-term and long-term industrial hygiene sampling;

  • Develop and conduct health and safety training programs;

  • Attend health and safety related seminars and workshops and keep abreast of all applicable changes to federal and state regulations;

  • Consult with component school districts to ensure compliance with all federal and state health and safety regulations;

  • Act as liaison between school districts and federal and state agencies regarding health, safety and environmental matters;

  • Assist BOCES in marketing health and safety programs to interested parties;

  • Maintain a variety of mandated records and prepares reports as required.

Preferred knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Good knowledge of federal, state and local rules and regulations regarding occupational health and safety regulations in facilities;

  • Good knowledge of the principles and techniques of health and safety training;

  • Good knowledge of the current literature, recent developments and other sources of information relating to health and safety programs;

  • Skill in training others in health and safety procedures;

  • Ability to develop and implement a comprehensive health and safety training program;

  • Ability to deal effectively with department heads, supervisors, employees and the public;

  • Ability to make detailed field inspections and recognize potential health and safety hazards;

  • Ability to keep accurate records and prepare clear concise reports;

Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

This is a Civil Service position with a residency requirement; you must be a resident of Hamilton, Fulton or Montgomery County in order to be considered for this position with the following minimum qualifications:

Graduation from high school, possession of a high school equivalency diploma, or a high school individual education plan diploma and either:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university in engineering technology, construction technology, industrial safety technology, fire science technology, occupational safety, environmental science, industrial hygiene or related field; or

  • Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university in engineering technology, construction technology, industrial safety technology, fire science technology, occupational safety, environmental science, industrial hygiene or related field and two years of experience involving responsibility for the administration, training, coordination or enforcement of job health and safety regulations; or

  • Four years of experience as outlined in (B) above; or

  • An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B) and (C) above.

You will also be required to take the Health and Safety Officer exam, pass it and be reachable on the Fulton County civil service list once it is established in order for you to maintain your appointment.


Position Start Date:
03/25/2021
Application Deadline:03/05/2021
Civil Service Title: Health and Safety Officer
Job Number: HFM2021HSO

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