Job/Bid Announcement – Safety Specialist

SAFETY SPECIALIST-C.D.A. 2019-2  Job Number:325047  

BID/JOB ANNOUNCEMENT 

These positions are open to the general public and to all current city employees covered under the terms of the City’s collective bargaining agreement with the Locals 1001 of the LABORERS INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NORTH AMERICA (BARGAINING UNIT #54).

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEE AND WANT TO EXERCISE YOUR CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS TO BID, YOU MUST APPLY ON THE BID ONLY SITE AT: www.cityofchicago.org/CAREERS  

(Once the website opens, scroll down and click on the button titled “Bid Opportunities.”)

IN ADDITION, YOU MUST CHECK THE BOX ON THE CAREERS APPLICATION TITLED “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY”CORRECTLY ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT.  YOU MUST USE THE EMPLOYEE NUMBER FOUND ON THE UPPER LEFT-HAND CORNER OF YOUR PAY CHECK STUB LABELED “PAYEE/EMPLOYEE NUMBER.”

(NO OTHER FORMAT OR SYSTEM CAN BE USED TO OBTAIN YOUR EMPLOYEE NUMBER). 

FAILURE TO CHECK THE “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY” BOX, ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT WILL RESULT IN A REJECTED BID APPLICATION. 

CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF AVIATION 

NOTE: THIS POSTING IS REPLACING A PREVIOUS POSTING UNDER REQUISITION NUMBERS 305244 & 319664. ALL APPLICATIONS FOR 305244 & 319664 HAVE BEEN PURGED. IF YOU HAVE APPLIED FOR REQUISITION NUMBER 305244 & 319664 AND YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST APPLY AGAIN TO THIS JOB.

Under supervision, inspects safety and accident prevention practices in the work place, and performs related duties as required performs related duties as required.

NUMBER OF VACANCIES: 4 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Assists in developing and implementing departmental safety regulations, policies and procedures
  • Inspects work areas and/or construction sites to ensure working conditions are in compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and municipal and state safety regulations and policies
  • Makes recommendations to correct observed and reported safety violations and to implement safe work practices including the use of protective gear (e.g., helmets, steel tipped shoes, safety glasses, gloves)
  • Checks safety devices (e.g., fire extinguishers, alarms, first aid, emergency equipment) for proper working condition
  • Ensures that safety precautions (e.g., sufficient lighting, warning signs, barricades) are posted near construction or hazardous sites
  • Ensures proper procedures are followed and rescue equipment is accessible to crews working in confined spaces and during excavations
  • Prepares and issues warnings, and/or letters of notification to address violations of safety policies and procedures
  • Investigates accidents to determine their cause and to develop methods and procedures to prevent future occurrences
  • Evaluates automotive and personal injury accident reports for evidence of cause and prepares reports on findings
  • Conducts employee training sessions on safety policies and practices and arranges for product manufacturers to train employees on the proper use of safety equipment and gear
  • Maintains complete and accurate records of personal injury and property accidents
  • Drives to field sites to observe practices
  • Reviews safety policies and practices and assists in updating departmental manuals and policies
  • Attends and/or chairs safety meetings and committees
  • And, other job related duties as required.
 

CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF AVIATION

Location: Aviation Public Safety Building, 850 Patton Drive, Chicago

Shift: Monday thru Friday (During Training Period)

Hours: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (During Training Period)

Reporting Hours: Varies, based on operational needs. May include partial weekends and/or evening shifts. 

NOTE: This is a 24/7 on-call operations, will be subject to over-time based on operational needs. 

Candidate(s) selected for hire must pass an airport background check and a Security Threat Assessment (STA). 

THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE.
 
Qualifications

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

An Associate’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university, plus one year of work experience in accident prevention and safety inspection OR at least two years of work experience in accident prevention and safety inspection. 

A valid State of Illinois driver’s license is required. Must obtain and maintain basic airfield driving certification (Yellow Stripe) within six months of hire.

NOTE: THIS POSTING IS REPLACING A PREVIOUS POSTING UNDER REQUISITION NUMBERS 305244 & 319664. ALL APPLICATIONS FOR 305244 & 319664 HAVE BEEN PURGED. IF YOU HAVE APPLIED FOR REQUISITION NUMBER 305244 & 319664 AND YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST APPLY AGAIN TO THIS JOB.  

Education & Employment Verification: Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying.  If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation.  If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired. 

NOTE:  To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties.  (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.)  If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position.  There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume field. 

NOTE:  You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable.  You must also provide your valid U.S. driver’s license at time of processing. 

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:

This position requires applicants to PASS a written test / skills assessment test with multiple components IN ORDER to be interviewed. Interviewed Bidders possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position will be hired in seniority order and according to the collective bargaining agreement. Interviewed Non-Bidders possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position will be selected, AND 

Preference will be given to those who possess:

Level of Education successfully completed

Previous work experience in a position requiring accident prevention and safety inspection work

Proficiency level in Microsoft Office applications

Level of proficiency operating a personal computer (PC) 

NOTE: The candidate(s) selected for hire must pass an airport background check and a Security Threat Assessment (STA). 

VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE:  The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge.  Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documented.  In order to receive the veterans preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering “yes” or “no” to the question on the online application that asks, “Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?”  In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service.  For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 to your online application which includes character of service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationary stating dates of service and character of service.  For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationary verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application.  Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference. 

Evaluation:  Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant.  No second party applications will be accepted. 

Residency Requirement: All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application processplease contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 (voice) or 312-744-5035. (TTY).  Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.  

ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT. 

NOTE: THIS POSTING IS REPLACING A PREVIOUS POSTING UNDER REQUISITION NUMBERS 305244 & 319664. ALL APPLICATIONS FOR 305244 & 319664 HAVE BEEN PURGED. IF YOU HAVE APPLIED FOR REQUISITION NUMBER 305244 & 319664 AND YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST APPLY AGAIN TO THIS JOB.

The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer. 

City of Chicago                                                                       Department of Human Resources

Lori Lightfoot, Mayor                                                                       Soo Choi, Commissioner

Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59pm C.D.T.  Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59p.m. C.D.T. on JUNE 4th, 2019. No exceptions will be made.

Unposting Date: Jun 4, 2019, 11:59:00 PM

BU: 54
Salary: $57,336.00-96,528.00/Year    Pay Basis:Yearly