Responsible to the Risk Management Director, the Safety Program Coordinator will have responsibility for the design, implementation, and coordination of all programs related to the Association’s safety and compliance activities. This positon will be responsible to ensure compliance with the ongoing and evolving regulatory programs, including OSHA, DOT, EPA and State and Local standards that impact a large electric cooperative. The compliance responsibility includes designing programs to train employees on latest standards and manage all compliance reporting requirements. This position will provide support for the Workers’ Compensation program, focusing primarily on the administration of claims and the approved program providers. This position will also be responsible for compliance with the Association’s Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program, including license verification and medical certification. This position will also administer the required monthly random DOT screens.

The primary responsibilities of this position are system-wide and will focus on compliance and safety- related activities of employees throughout the Association. The Safety Program Coordinator will assist both the Risk Management Director and the Safety Inspector in the design and implementation of safety and training programs that maintain the Association’s high safety standards; as well as address evolving safety issues as identified. The Safety Program Coordinator will also educate, train and inform employees of proper work techniques and safe work procedures that comply with local, state and federal regulations.

A Bachelor’s degree in Environmental or Occupational Health and Safety or the equivalent in work experience and specialized training is required. Must possess a comprehensive knowledge of safety, accident and loss prevention, safety equipment, training methods, industrial hygiene practices, and record keeping requirements A Certified Safety Manager (CSM) certification is a plus. The ideal candidate would also have a working knowledge of Workers’ Compensation laws and processes.

Five years of experience in electric utility operations, engineering or administration specializing in safety, loss and accident prevention, and safety education is required. Experience as a journeyman lineman or detailed understanding of electrical line work is preferred.

Intermountain REA provides an excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance, life insurance, Long Term Care, 401(k) plan, and a Defined Benefit Pension plan.

If interested, please send us your résumé, cover letter and other relevant materials via our online Job Opening Form.  You may also send your résumé to Intermountain REA, Human Resources, Post Office Drawer A, Sedalia, CO 80135.  You may also email your resume to Pre-employment drug screening, background and credit checks will be conducted.

Intermountain Rural Electric Association is an equal opportunity employer.

IREA does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. All qualified candidates are given equal opportunity and selection decisions are based on job-related factors.