Job Details

Construction Safety Manager (Risk Specialist II)

City of Portland, Portland, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 09/16/2019

The Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) is seeking a Construction Safety Manager. The position will reside within Business Services reporting to the Risk Services Manager. Under minimal supervision, this position will provide risk, safety and loss prevention support services to BES's Engineering Services Group/Construction and the Owner Controlled Insurance Program (OCIP) 75% of the time and the other 25% provide safety and health support services to BES's Operations. Groups. Some of the duties will include, but not limited to:
•OSHA construction regulatory compliance;
•provide risk/safety leadership and coaching to Engineering Services staff;
•development and implementation of safety and health policies and procedures;
•developing general construction safety provisions and specifications;
•conducting project site safety inspections, audits and reports;
•tracking incidents, monitor trends and recommend correction action;
•coordinate site safety visits with various insurers;
•provide direction, leadership and oversight of a Construction Safety Field Specialist;
•review of prime contractor and subcontractor site specific safety and health plans;
•hold contractors and subcontract tiers accountable for their site safety and health plans;
•investigate, manage and monitor incidents, accidents and claims.

About the Bureau
The City of Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) works with Portland residents and businesses to protect public health and the environment through wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration. Our assets include two wastewater treatment plants, 98 pump stations, 3,000 miles of pipe, and thousands of 'green' assets. BES is committed to diversity and equity through its service delivery, internal operations, organizational culture, and in its work with partners and the community. For more information about BES, please visit

About the City of Portland
Lauded as one of the best places to live in America, Portland is a city with a vibrant downtown, diverse neighborhoods, natural beauty, good schools and friendly people. Home to about 650,000 residents within 145 square miles, Portland maintains deep ties to the Pacific Northwest's natural beauty. Portland is listed among the top 25 arts destinations in the United States, named one of the best cycling cities in North America, and one of America's best walking towns. Mount Hood, the Cascade Mountain Range and the renowned Oregon Coast are all just over an hour away. There are 37,000 acres of parks and green spaces within the metropolitan area including the largest urban wilderness in the U.S.: the 5,000-acre Forest Park located within the city limits. Average temperatures range between 34° in winter to 80° in summer and Portland receives 37" of rain annually, less than Seattle, Houston, Baltimore, Boston and Atlanta.

Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland workforce is culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.


The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
1.Advanced knowledge of constructions rules, regulations, principles and practices.
2.Knowledge and experience managing a construction risk, safety and loss prevention program.
3.Knowledge of the principles and practices of construction risks and hazard identification, abatement and control techniques.
4.Ability to advance equity, culture and maintain effective working relationships with employees, contractors and public.
5.Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, and present information/proposals to management and leadership teams.
6.Ability to exercise independent judgment, problem-solve, and take initiative within established procedures and guidelines.

A typical way of meeting the minimum qualifications can be any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following: •Bachelor' s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in occupational safety and health, risk management, business administration, public administration or related field and three (3) years of experience in occupational safety and health and/or risk management

Applicants must also possess:
•A valid state driver's license and an acceptable driving record at the time of hire.

Desired Qualifications:
Professional designation in occupational safety and health (CSP); Industrial Hygiene (CIH), or Risk Management (ARM) are preferred but not required credentials for this position.


An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume and answers to supplemental questions, weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

Job Posting: 9/2/19 to 9/16/19

Applications Reviewed: week of 9/16/19

Eligible List / Notices Generated: week of 9/23/19

1st Round of Interviews: week of 10/7/19

Job Offer: October 2019

*Timeline is approximate and subject to change

Applicant Instructions

Applicants must submit a professional résumé online and answer all required supplemental questions, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:
•Your résumé and answers to supplemental question will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
•Your answers to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
•Your résumé should support the details described in the answers to the supplemental questions.
•If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your answers to the supplemental questions any transferable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.

All completed applications for this position must be submitted online no later than 11:59 pm, on the closing date of this recruitment. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.


Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.

Veterans' Preference: If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans' Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans' Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.

ADA Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.

John DiGrazia, Senior Recruiter
Bureau of Human Resources
(503) 823-4034

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