Job Description

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Avon Wastewater - , CO
Full Time
$29.53 - $44.28 Hourly

At Eagle River and Water Sanitation District, the HR department’s main focus is taking care of our dedicated and talented operators and crew so they can do what they do best- provide efficient and reliable water and wastewater service to our customers. We are looking to complete our team with a Safety & Risk Coordinator to help continue our culture of safety and facilitate total worker health to teams who provide a critical service to our community

The Safety & Risk Coordinator ensures that the District places the highest priority on the health, safety, and security of its employees at all times by coordinating with Management and the Safety Committee to plan, direct, and implement organizational programs by using a proactive and educational approach to a safe and healthy work environment. Oversees and coordinates safety and security measures and programs for all facilities & departments. Performs professional duties related to managing, organizing, implementing and coordinating the insurance programs and activities associated with all aspects of worker’s comp, property, casualty, auto and claims administration. Ensures timely and effective communication and investigation on all claims.

Daily variety is a huge perk of this job, so this is an excellent opportunity for someone who enjoys putting on a pair of steel-toed boots and getting in the field as much as they like working on spreadsheets and SOPs in the office. The ideal candidate for this role has experience with data management, software systems, and has strong communication skills. Experience with safety and field inspections would be a huge plus as well.

Why work for us? The work you will do as a Safety & Risk Coordinator will allow you to grow your professional skills while providing safety resources to workers who provide a vital service to our mountain community. Not to mention our excellent health benefits, housing program, and ample opportunities for training and development.

What you’ll do:

  • SAFETY AND RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM SUPPORT: Assists Risk Manager in the planning and implementation of safety & health policies and procedures. Coordinates a variety of programs in work site safety practices, security, fire prevention, risk management and correct handling techniques for hazardous materials, equipment, and other materials. Formulates polices, standards and procedures as necessary. Assists in the application of Workers Compensation program by administering the District’s Return to Work program to minimize Workers Compensation expenditures. Assists in the administration of ERWSD Emergency Response Plans through updating appropriate contacts, conducting training and tabletop exercises. Makes recommendations to streamline and improve preparedness. Coordinates District’s annual safety plan by preparing schedules of training and safety events. Provides initial safety training to all new employees and additional safety training as needed to existing staff. Conducts and/or coordinates education and safety training programs aimed at preventing work related accidents and injuries and promotes heightened safety awareness. Summons the appropriate industry experts, involves appropriate staff, and creates training status updates and reports.
  • EMPLOYEE SUPPORT AND COMMUNICATION: Actively engages all employees, in addition to leadership and supervisors, in promoting, recognizing, and developing safe work practices. Works in cooperation with designated facility personnel to ensure safety programs are based on departmental needs or functions, such as the use and/or maintenance of equipment and facilities. Creates Job Hazard Analysis (JHA’s) to assist with new hire orientation and onboarding. Oversees hazard communication program to communicate and alert as to risks from hazardous substances at the work site according to state and federal regulations and Facility safety policies; maintains SDS sheets and provides education and training on how/where to access and how to interpret them.
  • PPE: Recommends, distributes, and maintains inventory of appropriate safety equipment and provides training on the proper use of such equipment. Maintains the Respiratory Protection Program by providing respirator fit tests and maintains all records associated.
  • INSPECTION: Schedules, coordinates, oversees, and evaluates the effectiveness of all fire drills; maintains inspection of fire suppression, extinguishing, and alarm systems. Coordinates procedures for identifying, investigating, reporting, and controlling hazardous conditions and practices; conducts investigations and inspections to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards, and/or to determine causes of accidents; and recommends corrective or preventive measures as appropriate. Investigates accidents to determine root cause and contributing factors and proposes corrective action or mitigating procedures to affected parties. Performs workplace inspections to identify potentially unsafe working conditions, documents same, follow-up and works with supervisory personnel to ensure corrections are made and ongoing compliance with health and safety programs and regulations is maintained.
  • PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT: Assists with the design and administration of a comprehensive Workplace Violence Prevention program, ensuring participation by all employees; performs annual Workplace Violence Prevention audits, and maintains all records related to program compliance.
  • CROSS DEPARTMENTAL COLLABORATION: Chairs the Safety Committee. Conducts monthly meetings. Ensures that committee members are actively participating in programs, inspections, and investigations. Leads discussions on accident prevention methods, reported deficiencies and concerns, injury records, and training ideas. Work in consultation of the committee to identify and develop, and/or improve safety policies, practices, and procedures to reduce or mitigate safety hazards, risk, and security.
  • ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION: This role will be heavily focused on tracking, documentation, filing, and organizing details and processes. Maintains safety records (training, claims, documentation, etc.) and develops processes for best practices in record keeping. Maintains OSHA 300 injury and illness logs for each facility site to record work-related injuries/illness. Applies for training, equipment, and other grant funding pertaining to safety, security, risk mitigation, occupational health, and safety, and first aid programs. Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Competencies
  • EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from a four-year university or technical school; related to the Occupational Health and Safety field and one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of OSHA regulations preferred. Experience performing safety inspections preferred.
  • ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS: Strong organizational skills are a must. Experience using computer systems to track and organize data helpful. An eye for process improvement in data management is helpful and this role will have ample opportunity to develop those skills.
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE AND POSITIVITY: Enthusiastic and willing to help others. Committed to resolving issues and following up. Positive attitude to complete important but occasionally repetitive or semi-skilled tasks.
  • COMMUNICATION: Great communication skills, including the ability to correspond professionally through email and comfort with public speaking. Demonstrated public speaking skills required, including the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from employees, customers, and the general public. Able to ask questions and gather information.
  • TECHNOLOGY: Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office (Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Able to text and use cell phones for quick response time to employee issues. Prior experience learning and mastering new computer systems required. Experience with software system implementation preferred.
  • JUDGEMENT AND DECISION MAKING: Able to maintain confidentiality and appropriately communicate sensitive information with tact and discretion. Knows when to ask for help and seek resources for support in resolving issues. Ability to work independently, multi task and follow up with questions, complaints or suggestions.
  • LICENSES: Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Colorado Driver’s license and be insurable under District standards.

Applicants for this role must be able to work onsite in our locations, in the field, and in our offices in Vail and Avon, CO. There is potential for this role to work from home as work assignments allow.


The pay range for this role is $29.53 - $44.28/hour. Starting wage depends on qualifications but generally falls within the minimum and midpoint of the pay range. Comprehensive benefits package including health benefits, wellness program, retirement, housing program, and more available to all full-time, year-round employees. Click HERE to learn more.

All applicants must apply online at to be considered by January 31, 2022. All employees must be insurable under District standards, submit to a pre-employment drug screen and extensive background check.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

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