Safety Specialist - McLean, VA
at RCS Corporation

Date Posted: 5/21/2019

Job Description

RCS has an immediate need for a Safety Specialist. This is a full time, direct hire in McLean, VA 

Who We Are
RCS Corporation is a certified Woman Business Enterprise specializing in the recruitment of professionals throughout the United States.  With two corporate offices, over 20 years of experience, and a presence in 30+ states, we are well-positioned to service employers, employees, and candidates across every discipline.  Our emphasis is on excellent work ethic, accountability, transparency, effective communication and safety.

Job Description
The Safety Specialist will develop, coordinate, and implement Occupational Safety and Health Programs. Ensures compliance with all OSHA and related compliance activities, identifies and manages risk, establishes and implements HSE training/education program, responsible for incident reporting and investigation, conducting inspections and assessments, waste minimization, pollution prevention and control, and record keeping.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Develop plans, procedures, and policies to continuously improve the program.
  • Perform root cause analysis and provides guidance toward appropriate corrective action.
  • Develop, coordinate, and execute an effective safety training program.
  • Develop and maintain the safety and health program records-keeping and reporting system.
  • Provide leadership and direction in all areas of a risk assessment, loss control, regulatory compliance, and safety program.
  • Establish and implement short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness, and effects changes required for improvement.
  • Plan and develop strategies for a comprehensive risk management program that includes appropriate performance records of all risk management programs.
  • Train, supervise, and evaluate safety staff.
  • Advise administration on appropriate risk management policies, procedures, and issues of safety.
  • Coordinate OSHA and other required training programs targeted to reduce employee injuries and lost work time.
  • Integrate employee assistance and risk management programs to ensure compliance, promote quality, and minimize company losses.
  • Keep abreast of pending regulatory developments through reference sources; obtains insight on legislative agendas at state and federal levels.
  • Recommend and participate in the development of policies and procedures; serves as an adviser to the Director and Site Supervisor during planning on risk management issues related to the design and construction of facilities.

Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Occupational Health & Safety, Environmental Studies, Biology or Chemistry desired and 7 years work related experience.
  • A combination of technical certifications, such as HAZWOPER, may be substituted.
  • Good communications and analytical skills
  • Must be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the environmental and safety compliance fields; demonstrated working knowledge of computer systems and integrated software application programs.
  • Must be highly skilled in the use of Microsoft - Excel, Power Point, Word and Outlook.
  • Hazardous Materials Management System software knowledge a plus
  • must be able to utilize highly technical automated systems.
  • Valid driver's license required
  • Must have an active Top Security Clearance. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Industry recognized certification such as Certified Safety Professionals (CSP),
  • Occupational Health and Safety Technician (OHST), Construction Safety and Health Technician (CHST) or equivalent Certification desired.

Opportunities with RCS change daily.  For a complete listing of our current openings, please visit our website at

RCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. RCS provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, veteran or marital status.

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About Us

Delivering Top Talent & Nationwide Staffing Solutions for 25 YEARS!

RCS Corporation specializes in the recruitment of professionals for best-of-class companies throughout the United States. RCS recruits top talent for direct hire, temp-to-perm and contract staffing positions and provides customized payroll services. Our recruiting specialties consist of Engineering Disciplines, Project Management, Project Controls, Information Technology, Energy Efficiency and Business Professionals.

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Why RCS?

Since 1994, RCS has expanded its reach into 40+ states and is well-positioned to service employers, employees and candidates across a variety of disciplines in the Energy / Engineering / Utility Industry. We are a team of passionate people who strive to exceed expectations. Our emphasis is on excellent work ethic, accountability, transparency, effective communication and safety.

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