Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO) – Camp Pendleton, CA, US

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Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO) – Camp Pendleton, CA, US

Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO)

Department: Facilities Operations Management
Location: Camp Pendleton, CA, US

NIKA is hiring for a Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO) to prepare and enforce the safety program for a base operations support services contract at Camp Pendleton, CA!

Named a “Top Workplace” by the Washington Post, NIKA is a well-established company that is focused on growth within an entrepreneurial environment. We work with governments to design, build and manage real property by combining facilities operations management, engineering, and architecture all under one roof.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide coordination and liaison with Base Safety Personnel on Base safety SOPs and safety statistics.
  • Maintain the Safety Plan and maintain files of all safety related files, records, inspections and corrective action.
  • Coordinates with Facilities staff to implement effective safety policies and inspect facilities, machinery, and safety equipment. Identifies and corrects potential hazards, and ensures compliance with safety and environmental regulations.
  • Develops, monitors, and implements ongoing updates regarding safety regulations, guidelines, or reporting requirements.
  • Provides technical safety support and information to all employees to ensure employees are operating in a safe, orderly, and clean environment.
  • Develops, coordinates, and administers safety training content to ensure compliance with OSHA and all other regulatory requirements.
  • Maintains all annual training records for OSHA or Government-required courses.
  • Conducts accident and incident investigations, determining root causes and making recommendations for corrective action.
  • Leads safety meetings, presents data, records actions, and monitors progress on the actions.
  • Develops and enforces safety policies, manuals, and training documents to maintain a current, fully compliant, and highly effective safety program.
  • Plans, implements, and maintains programs to train managers and employees in work site safety practices, including hazard communication, emergency procedures, fire protection, and correct handling techniques for chemicals, toxins, equipment and other materials.
  • Develops and maintains emergency preparations and responses for injuries and building emergencies (e.g., accidents, building fires, etc.)
  • Provide a Safety oversight team that includes a minimum of one Competent Person at each project site to function as the Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO).
  • The SSHO or an equally-qualified Designated Representative/alternate shall be on-site at all times when work is being performed to implement and administer the Contractor’s Safety Program and government-accepted Accident Prevention Plan.

Required Skills

  • The ability to communicate in written and oral formats with diplomacy and tact
  • An aptitude for exercising independent thinking and reasoning
  • Demonstrated success in teaching others safety concepts and requirements
  • Successful leadership of subcontractors and project teams in support of safety endeavors
  • Accident Prevention Planning
  • Emergency Readiness Training
  • Risk Management and Assessment
  • Competent in using Microsoft Office products, email systems, MAXIMO, and Windows


  • Must have at least 5 years of experience in preparing and enforcing the Contractor’s safety program on large base maintenance contracts
  • Completed 5 years of satisfactory experience in preparing and enforcing safety programs on contracts of similar size and complexity in the past; or 3 years’ experience if possesses a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or safety and health degree
  • Completed 30-hour OSHA construction safety class or equivalent and maintain competency through 24 hours of formal safety and health related coursework every 4 years
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in building construction, occupational safety or relevant discipline
  • Must have working understanding of OSHA Standards in General Industry and Construction; as well as Environmental requirements such as EPA, etc. Have knowledge of Operations, Maintenance, Construction, and Repair methodology, materials, systems, and equipment.
  • Background and knowledge of the practices, procedures and processes of contracts administration; knowledge of relevant laws, FAR, regulations, terms, conditions, and policies governing contracts

NIKA provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, NIKA takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.