SoSi Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO) - Djibouti, Africa in Djibouti

Company Overview

For 25 years, clients in the private and public sectors have relied upon SOS International LLC (SOSi) for critical operations in the world’s most challenging environments. SOSi is privately held, was founded by its current ownership in 1989, maintains corporate headquarters in New York City, and specializes in providing logistics, construction, training, intelligence, and information technology solutions to the defense, diplomatic, intelligence and law enforcement communities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance employment of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

4-160928-4669: Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO) - Djibouti, Africa

Job Category Operations Support/Management

Duty Location Overseas - Africa - Djibouti

Type of Position Full Time

Requisition Number 4-160928-4669

JOB DESCRIPTION

**This position is contingent upon award of contract**

SOS International LLC (SOSi) is seeking a Site Safety & Health Officer to lead the organizational implementation and execution of Site Safety and Health (SSH) programs, processes and strategies over a defined geographic area, location or work sites in Djibouti, Africa. The Site Safety and Health Officer will report to the Deputy Program Manager.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

•SSHO will have Full-Time Responsibility for Implementation and Administration of the Contractor Safety Program or US Government-accepted Accident Prevention Plan. The SSHO or equally qualified designated representative shall be on site at all times when work is being performed to implement and administer the Contractor Safety Program and government–accepted Accident Prevention Plan

•SSHO shall Develops and maintains policy and process documents for safety and health programs

•SSHO is responsible for managing, communicating, implementing and enforcing compliance with the Contractor Accident Prevention Program (APP) and other accepted safety and health submittals

•Coordinates the delivery of SSHO services to operations and shared services personnel In support of all business acquisition and execution

•Implement strategies for enforcement of SSHO regulations and standards

•Oversees the development of approaches and solutions to SSHO-related issues including managing investigations of accidents and near-misses, summation of findings, and recommendation of strategies to prevent recurrences; supervises proposals and the implementation of a course of action approved by the Company and the Client

•Conducts accident/incident investigations and completes required reports. Maintains an OSHA Form 300 or equivalent injury and illness log and Daily Production reports for prime and sub-contractors

•Maintains applicable safety reference material on the job site

•Assists in development and implementation of systems and standards to facilitate the capturing and analysis of SSHO statistics

•Provide SSHO consultative and technical support of work in progress and planned work

•Attends and participates/briefs at pre-construction conferences, pre-work meetings including preparatory inspection meetings, and periodic in-progress meetings

•Develops implements and enforces APPS and AHAs

•Maintains a safety and health deficiency tracking system that monitors outstanding deficiencies until resolution. Posts a list of unresolved safety and health deficiencies on the safety bulletin board

•Ensures sub-contractor compliance with safety and health requirements

Provides input on procurement of personal protective equipment, as well as other safety equipment and supplies

Supervises the preparation, maintenance, retrieval, and communication of records, reports, or documents that may be required to meet corporate or regulatory requirements, including monitoring the application of SSHO standards and goals

•Maintain a list of hazardous chemicals on site and their material safety data sheets

Establishes and maintains liaison with personnel and representatives to coordinate and de-conflict all efforts across the customer sites on behalf of the SOSi Program Management Office

Maintains accountability for project compliance with regulations, laws, policies, and procedures while remaining thoroughly familiar with relevant U.S. and host country regulations and laws as well as SOSi policies and procedures

•Assumes accountability for project processes including contractual quality assurance, control and compliance with all applicable SSHO standards

•Monitors consultant and subcontractor performance related to all SSHO requirements

•Oversees the work activities of Site Safety Officers and subcontract safety personnel to ensure compliance with SOSi policies and procedures

•Provides review of submittals for life-safety issues to ensure safe work practices and a safe work environment

•Ensures corporate/client branding requirements are met during all aspects of work performance

•Other related duties/functions as assigned

•Conduct and document meetings as required by EM 385-1-1. Attach minutes showing contract title, signatures of attendees and a list of topics discussed to the Contractors' daily quality control report

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

•The SSHO is required to have five (5) years of satisfactory experience in preparing and enforcing safety programs on contracts of similar size and complexity in the past three years, be a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), or have a Safety and Health Degree

•The SSHO shall have completed the OSHA 30-hour Construction Safety Class or equivalent and maintained competency through 24hrs of formal safety and health related coursework every four years

•The SSHO will not be the same person as the Project Manager

•The SSHO must be a certified instructor and provide a signed OSHA 30-hrs training card or course completion if within 90-days of having completed the training and card has not been issued

•The SSHO must have completed the 30-hour OSHA General Industry Safety Class or the 30-hours OSHA Construction Industry Safety Class or as an equivalent have formal construction or industry safety and health training covering the subjects of the OSHA 30-hour course and the EM 385-1-1 applicable to the work to be performed and given by qualified instructors

•The SSHO must provide proof of employment for a minimum of five (5) years of continuous construction industry safety experience in supervising/managing general construction (managing safety programs or processes or conducting hazard analyses and developing controls

•If SSHO cannot provide proof of employment for minimum of five (5) years of continuous construction industry safety, the SSHO must provide proof of employment showing five (5) years of continuous construction industry safety experience in supervising/managing general construction (managing safety programs or processes or conducting hazard analyses and developing controls

•If neither can be provided, the candidate must have five years of continuous construction industry safety experience or five years of continuous general industry safety experience in supervising and/or managing construction industry or general industry programs including, but not limited to managing safety programs and processes or conducting hazard analyses and developing controls

•Five to ten years specialized experience in construction safety, industrial hygiene, or related field in positions of increasing responsibility. At least 3 of the last five years work experience shall have been spent in Iraq, Afghanistan, or comparable contingency environment

•The SSHO, at a minimum, must have completed the 30-hour OSHA Construction safety class or as an equivalent, 30 hours of formal construction safety and health training covering the subjects of the OSHA 30-hour course (see Appendix A, paragraph 4.b) applicable to the work to be performed and given by qualified instructors

•Must have a working knowledge of health, safety and environmental regulatory requirements to include FAR 52.236-13 Accident Prevention, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Safety and Health Requirements Manual, EM 385-1-1, 01.A.17, all associated sub-paragraphs and applicable OSHA Standards

•The SSHO (or a Designated Representative, as identified in the APP/AHA and as deemed appropriate/equivalent to SSHO by the GDA) shall be on-site at all times when work is being performed

•The SSHO shall be responsible for managing, implementing and enforcing the Contractor’s Safety and Health Program in accordance with the accepted APP

•Proven supervisory experience with development and presentation of SSHO Plans and programs to include training personnel from varied cultural backgrounds

•Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and on a team

•Proven experience displaying ability to staff, organize, lead and manage a diverse work force

•Demonstrable proficiency in MS Office suite (or comparable), and project management platforms

•Ability to track, monitor, mediate and oversee the development of approaches and solutions to SSHO related issues including managing investigations of accidents and near-misses, summation of findings, and recommendations of strategies to prevent recurrences

•Ability to pass basic physical and background checks sufficient for duty in a contingency/military environment

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Preferred Qualities:

•Undergraduate degree in Safety & Occupational Health

•OSHA 14001, OSHA 18001, NEBOSH certified Safety Manager, or Third-Party, Nationally Accredited (ANSI or National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) Certification

•Prior Military Service

•Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions

•Prior LOGCAP/Military management experience is preferable

•Work experience in hazardous environments desired

Work Environment:

  • The environment is very arid, dusty and dry. Deployed personnel will be exposed to extreme heat over long periods. Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions
  • Living and working conditions at the assignment location may be remote and uncomfortable
  • Personnel may be exposed to hazardous conditions
  • Ability to lift and/or move objects or packages of up to 25 lbs.\