Safety Manager


The Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA), a progressive water utility providing water, wastewater and reclaimed water services to the Towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is seeking a detail oriented and motivated individual to fill the position of Safety Manager. The position is responsible for the overall management, compliance, and administration of OWASA’s safety programs.

Examples of Duties

Position requires spending time on job sites (occasional exertion of 20 – 50 pounds) as well as time spent in the office. Duties include conducting audits and preparing mitigation techniques for facilities, locations, and job sites. Individual will conduct and review investigation of personal and vehicle accidents.

Manage compliance of worker’s compensation, employee physical and inoculation programs, drug and alcohol testing and hearing conservation.

Responsible for all updates to safety policies and manual to include OSHA, DOT, and other compliance regulations. Prepares internal safety metric reports. Plans, coordinates and/or conducts safety training sessions for employees to include Confined Spaces/Air Monitoring, Lock Out Tag Out/Arc Flash, Excavation, Traffic Control, Laboratory Safety, Respiratory Protection, Chemical Spill Response, etc.

Coordinates with internal and external partners to implement emergency response, crisis management and disaster recovery planning.

Typical Qualifications

Requires broad knowledge and three to five years of experience in relevant profession. Bachelor’s degree and a valid North Carolina Driver’s License required.

The ideal candidate should possess outstanding written and verbal communication skills and have a demonstrated ability to lead a safety program. Must be able to provide leadership and accountability throughout the organization that safety is our foremost priority.

Supplemental Information

OWASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to continuous improvement, sustainability, creativity, diversity, and inclusion. OWASA does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, disability, age, or sex in administration of its programs or activities, or employment decisions. OWASA is a Certified Orange County Living Wage Employer.

The application period for this position will close at 11:59 p.m. on June 18, 2021. You can apply for this position here.