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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/28/22

Applications Due12/14/22

Vacancy ID117486

AgencyParks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Office of

TitleAgency Safety and Health Director 1

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade23

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $79325 to $100342 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 15%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 625 Broadway

City Albany


Zip Code12238

Minimum Qualifications Permanent Appointment: Candidates must either be currently active on the eligible list or eligible for 52.6 transfer.

Provisional Appointment: Candidates must either meet the promotion qualifications (one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Agency Safety and Health Representative 2, Grade 20) or the open competitive qualifications (Either 1: eight years of experience in the development and administration of occupational health and safety programs for an organization of 500 or more employees OR 2: a bachelor’s or higher degree in occupational safety and health, industrial hygiene, or industrial engineering AND four years of experience as described above.

Duties Description The Agency Safety and Health Director 1 functions as the assistant director of the Health and Safety Bureau, working under the supervision of the Agency Safety and Health Director 2. The Bureau is principally responsible for overseeing the development, implementation, and delivery of the following program areas: Occupational Health and Safety (OSHA, PESH, CDC, DOH, DOL etc.); Visitor Safety (risk management); Playground Safety (CPSC/ASTM); Automatic External Defibrillator Program (OGS, DOH, EHS); Hazardous Tree Inspection Program; Scaling Program; and the Water Safety program (DOH).

Review, evaluate, develop, and administer occupational and visitor health and safety policies and programs, and develop policies, programs and procedures which conform to sound health and safety practices.

Work with Regional Safety Managers to oversee the program of inspecting worksites and facilities, observing operations and work practices and evaluating facilities. Develop monitoring systems to ensure that the process of hazard identification and control is being consistently implemented in a continuing effort to achieve safe working and patron use conditions and practices.

Serve as internal consultant for federal and state safety and health regulations such as the Public Employee Safety and Health Act (PESHA), the NYS Toxic Substances Act, Asbestos Abatement Code Rule 56, fire and building codes, NYS sanitary and building code, playground, and water safety as they relate to occupational and patron safety.

Develop and coordinate the establishment of regional safety and health committees and maintain communications with the Agency Safety and Health Director 2, regional management, employees, bureau staff, enforcement agencies, contractors and labor unions on issues related to occupational and employee health and safety.

Assist in the development of safety and health training and work with agency Training Coordinators to identify required training and to ensure delivery to appropriate staff; develop and maintain regional written procedures documenting policies and practices and actions required in case of non-compliance. Maintain records and information required by PESH and the NYS Right-to-Know legislation.

Additional Comments Excellent written and verbal communication skill a must

Occasional travel is required (10% to 20%) – driver’s license a must

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Lynne Harting

Telephone 518-474-0453


Email Address


Street 625 Broadway

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12238


Notes on ApplyingPlease provide a cover letter with your resume.

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