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Operations Safety Specialist

Company: American Public Power Association
Location: Arlington
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

The American Public Power Association is looking for a Operations Safety Specialist to be responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of key safety member programs, including the American Public Power Association (APPA) Safety Manual and associated task force(s), the Industry Standards Committee, the APPA Lineworkers Rodeo, Safety data collection programs (eSafety Tracker and Safety Awards), the mutual aid working group and related network coordinators program. The specialist supervises the collection, processing, analysis, and graphic presentation of statistics, data, and reports from said programs; directs program activities, and assists members with their use and participation in the programs. The Specialist assists members with questions in the safety topic area, helps revise the APPA Safety Manual, and acts as liaison to the Safety Community, Industry Standards Committee, Advocacy, Training and eSafety (eST) Tracker Users Group. The Operations Safety Specialist provides technical and analytical assistance and support to APPA members and staff on member-service related regulatory, and compliance issues as directed. Please note: This is not a remote position. Candidates must be in DC, Maryland, or Virginia area. APPA offers a flexible work schedule for full-time employees and the option for telework is available after (3) months of employment (with supervisor approval). Direct hire no agency The position's duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the eSafety Tracker programs, including directing Program Assistant/Coordinator work as needed.
  • Monitor, analyze, prepare comments, and disseminate information to APPA members and staff on electric utility operations related to safety rules and regulations, utility industry safety standards, and other technical subjects of relevance to the membership.
  • Monitor, represent, and advocate on behalf of membership through participation in appropriate external industry groups, such as Small Business Association (SBA), or Occupational Health and Safety Administration meetings and member-based stakeholder groups.
  • Work with Safety Manual Revision Task Force to update new versions of the APPA Safety Manual
  • Serve as a first point of contact for APPA members and nonmembers and ensure a satisfactory outcome to their questions and comments related to Occupational Safety and Health programs.
  • Identify grant opportunities under Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Homeland Security (FEMA), and the Department of Energy.
  • Support the Director in grant proposal and application administration.
  • The ability to develop training programs and experience with Safety TRIR and DART analysis.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
    • Technical Degree from a 4-year college or university required (Health Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Public Health, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent combination of education/experience or other Bachelor of Science degree)
    • 3-5 years of relevant experience working in the field of environmental, occupational health and safety. Working with or as a team lead to support complex projects and working to provide core customer services and as a key point of contact for customer programs and services.
    • Experience working with utility operations and/or trade associations.
    • ASP/CSP certification (preferred)
    • Excellent assessment, research, and analytical skills.
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
    • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office applications, including SharePoint, Excel, Access and in using HTML and JavaScript to maintain website pages.
    • Ability to become familiar with SQL and Python programming languages.
    • Familiarity with database management and web application development processes.
    • Familiarity with statistical analysis.
    • Initiative and excellent attention to detail.
    • Ability to use information resources quickly and accurately.


Keywords: American Public Power Association, Arlington , Operations Safety Specialist, Other , Arlington, Virginia

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