The Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex (KJCC) is seeking highly qualified applicants for the position of Safety and Health Inspector, KJCC– Topeka, KS. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex meets or exceeds all sanitation, safety, and fire regulations that are applicable to the facility. Failure to complete this task could result in the loss of life or injury to staff and/or juvenile offenders, and the destruction of property.
Salary: $36,171.20 to $50,000.00 depending on qualifications. Unclassified (At-Will), Full-Time, Nonexempt, Benefits Eligible.
The incumbent in this position is responsible for satisfactory completion of the following duties and cultivating conducive working relationships with all departments. Incumbent shall be evaluated on the basis of results achieved.
Fire Safety Program: Directs all activities relating to fire safety at KJCC. Inspects and ensures that the facility complies with fire safety codes. Schedules and directs monthly fire drills to provide practice on orderly evacuation from all areas of the facility. Maintains fire safety equipment inventory.
Safety Education Program: Develops and implements: 1) a program for qualifying staff to conduct weekly inspections of assigned areas to identify and correct fire safety, industrial safety, and health and sanitation deficiencies: and 2) a hazard communication or Right-to-Know Program involving the completion and distribution of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) to all staff, juvenile offenders, and other affected individuals.
Hazardous Materials Program: Supervises the storing, handling, and disposal of all hazardous materials. Conducts inspections for and documents the generation of all hazardous materials at this facility. This includes the preparation of all reports and records on these materials as required for compliance with applicable Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations.
Accident Prevention program: Reviews Incident Reports/claims regarding on-the-job injuries. Conducts follow-up investigations when warranted and initiates procedural changes if necessary. Monitors the compilation of accident statistics and preparation of reports as needed.
Facility Plans / Inspections / Data Reporting: Weekly/Monthly Inspection Program: Conducts thorough and comprehensive monthly inspections of all areas of KJCC for compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations pertaining to fire safety, industrial safety, and health and sanitation. Submits a monthly report on conditions to the Superintendent. Coordinates corrective action through appropriate division and department heads.
The Emergency Management Coordinator shall be responsible for planning, coordinating and reviewing all aspects of the facility’s emergency preparedness system.
Professional Team Member: Assumes responsibility for special projects as directed by supervisor. Provide training as needed for emergency preparedness (NIMS) and Health/Safety/Fire. Provides other work-related assignments as assigned.
Above tasks are reviewed by supervisor on an annual/as-needed basis through performance reviews and feedback sessions to ensure compliance with job and facility requirements. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of this position.
Minimum Requirements: Two years work experience in occupational safety programs. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.
Preferred Skills and/or Qualifications: Ability to conduct difficult and specialized occupational safety inspections. Ability to meet and deal with people and to exercise tact in securing compliance with safety, sanitation and labor laws, rules and regulations. Ability to prepare clear and concise written and oral reports.
• Must be 21 years of age at time of appointment.
• High School Diploma or G.E.D.
• Free of felony convictions or adjudication, whether or not expunged,
• Free of conviction or adjudication by a court of law or court-martial, of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year (whether or not the sentence was imposed).
• Free of conviction as an adult of Driving Under the Influence (or comparable law regarding driving while intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance) in the past 24 months, as an adult or juvenile.
• Free of conviction or adjudication of a misdemeanor involving drug use or possession in the past 60 months
• Free of any criminal charges, indictments or outstanding warrants pending.
• Candidate must take and pass a drug screening test approved by Office of Personnel Services.
Candidate must take and pass a post-offer/pre-employment physical.
HOW TO APPLY: The application process has 4 REQUIRED STEPS.
STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form at http://da.ks.gov/ps/aaa/recruitment/jobsteps.htm (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)
STEP 2: Complete the official State of Kansas application form at http://da.ks.gov/ps/aaa/recruitment/intro.htm
STEP 3: Submit your online application to the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex
STEP 4: Submit additional required documents to Recruiting at the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex.
Include your name and job requisition number on all correspondence when submitting documents. Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
Online State of Kansas Application form (send to Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex)
Copy of driver’s license, Resume, Cover Letter, and Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate and Applicant paperwork (which will be emailed once application for job is received) to: KDOC_KJCC_Recruiting@ks.gov
KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. Applicants are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.
Recruiter Contact Information:
Kansas Juvenile Corrections Complex
1430 NW 25th St.
Topeka, KS 66618
How You Will Be Evaluated:
Once you complete and submit your application materials, your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum and any necessary special requirements. Next, your application will be evaluated and rated based on preferred competencies and criteria for the position.
What To Expect Next:
After your application is evaluated and ranked, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is complete. You may call or email the recruiter contact listed to inquire about your application.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.
The Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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