Coordinator, Risk Management & Safety

Jun 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Coordinator, Risk Management & Safety

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 03340

Posting Date: 05/27/2021

Position Closing Date:

Initial Screening Date: 06/10/2021

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Classified


Work Week: 40 hours per week, 12 month position

Minimum Salary: 5,493.37 per month

Maximum Salary: 7,761.99 per month

Kern Community College District provides a rich health and welfare benefits offering to our employees, including Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Long-term Disability.
In addition to the above benefits, the District also offers a robust voluntary benefits selection:
• Flex 125
• Additional products and services through American Fidelity
• Supplemental voluntary life insurance
• Tax Shelter Annuities

The District participates in CalPERS retirement system and Social Security benefits for Classified and Management employees. Employees covered under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), are vested 100% after five years of full time service credit. All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date.

Benefits Website

College/Site: District Office

Location: DO-KCCD Bakersfield Downtown

Basic Function:
Under the direction of assigned supervisor, perform a variety of complex technical duties in support of District-wide safety and disability programs including safety regulations, worker's compensation, disability management and return to work programs.

  • Assist in developing and implementing District-wide training programs concerning safety and health matters including CAL/OSHA and related requirements. Ensure appropriate response to
    safety incidents and collaboration with applicable outside agencies. Provide health and safety related training for managers and staff.
  • Coordinate the worker's compensation program for the District. Perform worker's compensation case management duties, prepare and file worker's compensation claims, conduct statistical
    analyses of claims experience. Counsel employees on worker's compensation procedures. Perform follow-ups on worker's compensation claims as necessary. Assist with accident
  • Coordinate the return-to-work program for ill or injured employees.
  • Provide technical assistance regarding individual disability retirement and long-term disability benefits applications. Provide information to administrators, employees, employee representatives and government agencies on matters relating to disability retirement benefits.
  • Assist with safety audits identifying occupational health risks and develop appropriate course of action based on audit results. Review and monitor reports of hazardous or unsafe conditions.
  • Conduct facility safety assessments.
  • Implement Americans with Disability Act reasonable accommodation practices.
  • Conduct interactive process meetings.
  • May act as liaison with workers compensation insurance provider.
  • Assist with budget development and monitoring.
  • Coordinate and monitor Automated External Defibrillator (AED) program.
  • Other related tasks as assigned or directed

Education and Experience:
Any combination equivalent to: Bachelor’s degree in business or related field and three years increasingly responsible experience in the areas of health, safety and worker’s compensation.
Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service. Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of policies and procedures related to health and safety programs.
Knowledge of regulations, policies and procedures related to worker’s compensation, disability
and related programs
Knowledge of disability and return-to-work programs.
Knowledge of modern human resources office functions, practices, and procedures.
Knowledge of computer applications for word processing, spreadsheets, and electronic
Knowledge of practices and techniques relating to developing and presenting training programs.
Knowledge general payroll practices and procedures.
Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.


Ability to perform a variety of complex technical duties in support of the District’s health and safety and worker’s compensation programs
Ability to learn and comprehend District organization, operations, policies, and objectives.
Ability to interpret District Board policy and applicable laws and regulation to health and safety and worker’s compensation programs
Ability to operate a computer terminal to enter data, maintain records, and generate reports.
Ability to listen, speak, read, write, compose, analyze, and comprehend, with discretion and tact, in order to perform the essential functions.
Ability to work confidentially with discretion.
Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team.
Ability to establish and maintain effective and efficient working relationships with staff at all levels of the organization.
Ability to prepare and maintain accurate employee records and reports.
Ability to complete assignments within specified deadlines accurately and efficiently.
Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with individuals at all levels, both to internal
Kern Community College District populations and external customers.

Salary Grade: 49

Special Instructions to Applicants:
First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on June 10, 2021 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • List of six (6) professional references - Listed on application form

It is the applicant’s responsibility to redact (or remove) any personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of the applicant.

Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.
EEO Plan 2018-2021

Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices.
Discrimination Free Work Environment

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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