Sacramento Suburban Water District
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Safety/Risk Officer
Operations Department
Sacramento Suburban Water District
Sacramento, California
Annual Salary: $96,102 - $137,289 DOE/DOQ


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The Sacramento Suburban Water District (District) is looking for a Safety/Risk Officer (SRO) who will oversee the District’s safety and risk management programs. This experienced professional will report directly to the Operations Manager and work collaboratively across the organization to administer various safety/risk management programs. They will perform complex inspections in the field, ensure regulatory compliance, plan and implement programmatic changes based on evolving rules and regulations, investigate claims, and train all staff in effective safety practices to maintain the District’s excellent culture of workplace safety. Additionally, this professional will actively solve problems and answer questions from staff concerning safety and risk. A strong background in administering workplace safety and/or risk management programs, ideally within a water or utilities agency or another public sector agency, is preferred for this role. The ideal candidate is an influential communicator who is open to learning and sharing new technologies, enjoys mentoring others, and desires a combination of field work and administrative work. Use your technical proficiencies to make the Sacramento Suburban Water District a safe and secure workplace – apply today! 



The ideal candidate will leverage strong industry knowledge in the areas of both risk and safety, with exceptional interpersonal skills. They should be an influential and flexible collaborator with other District staff, capable of communicating effectively with outside vendors, and a confident authority on risk management for the District’s Board of Directors. They will demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence and humility and should be comfortable managing conflict. They should be comfortable acting as a guide for all District staff in the areas of both safety and risk – answering questions, providing resources, conducting training, and instilling a safety-first mindset. The ideal SRO is cool under pressure and handles complex investigations with ease. They will be a proactive leader and problem solver, seeking new opportunities to collaborate and expand their influence in the District and the region.