Safety Offcr II

Texas Health & Human Services Commission Arlington, TX
Safety Officer IIConducts Life Safety Code and Texas Administrative Code inspections of long-term care facilities to evaluate facility eligibility and compliance for State Licensure and participation in Medicaid and Medicare programs. Provides facilities with professional knowledge of National Fire Protection Association Life Safety Code requirements and applicable local, state, and federal minimum standards to ensure compliance. Essential Job Functions:

Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave and policy and performs other duties as assigned. Surveys facilities for compliance with federal and state laws, regulations and interpretations, which entails extensive walking, crawling through attic spaces, and climbing ladders. Completes inspection/survey reports listing deficiencies and prepares professionally written reports using department's required principles of documentation supporting the actions and remedies recommended. Visits facilities to verify correction of previously cited regulatory violations. Conducts exit conferences with facility staff regarding findings. Coordinates with agency staff conducting surveys of health care facilities for certification in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Performs desk reviews and reviews plans of correction to ensure facility compliance. Answers survey-related questions from providers in person and over the phone. Knowledge Skills Abilities:

Ability to apply State and Federal rules and regulations to detailed inspections of long-term care facilities. Ability to regularly climb ladders and inspect attic spaces that may be extremely hot or cramped. Skill in operating a personal computer and office equipment. Skill in analyzing and evaluating complex issues of compliance relative to a variety of standards and regulations. Skilled in effective communication skills, including the ability to efficiently generate clear and concise reports to describe inspection results. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Registration or Licensure Requirements:

Must successfully complete any required state and federal training and become qualified to conduct Life Safety Code surveys independently within the first 12 months. Initial Selection Criteria:

Experience in analyzing and evaluating complex issues of compliance and making sound decisions. Experience in inspection or construction work. Experience with one or more construction trades preferred.Additional Information:

Req ID387065 Flexibility in work hours required for this position. Job requires 85% travel. Requires some overnight travel and some weekends. Must have reliable transportation. Ability to use the computer for writing reports.In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview. All applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check.HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work. I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.Req ID 387065MOS Code:

Note: There are no direct military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.