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Conti Federal Services Site Safety Health Officer (SSHO) in Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota

This position does not require relocation, however, it requires rotational travel for a minimum of 3 weeks at a time, with one weekend home (typical).

Conti Federal Services is a leading global construction and engineering company that has delivered some of the most demanding projects for the U.S. federal government. With roots dating back 115 years, Conti Federal specializes in disaster preparedness and recovery, classified and secure construction, critical infrastructure, and environmental remediation. We offer world-class service to our clients while remaining committed to our core values of safety, integrity, and compliance.

With offices located worldwide, the Conti Federal team prides itself on its diversity and inclusion and promotes an entrepreneurial and energetic atmosphere. We are looking for a candidate with a can-do attitude who wants to join our growing team, which is filled with boundless professional opportunities and career progression. We are committed to individual career development by offering a challenging yet learning-oriented culture that seeks to retain and promote from within the organization.

If you are looking to join a fast-paced and dynamic company, we want to hear from you!

To learn more about Conti Federal, please visit

General Position Description

The Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO) ensures the maximum safety performance and awareness of everyone associated with the project by overseeing the administration of all safety and health policies and procedures established in the Conti Safety, Health, and Environmental Program.

This position is also responsible for the implementation of the project Site Safety and Health Plans. The SSHO will work closely with all levels of management to analyze safety trends and will be the lead on facilitating ways to improve safety on the project.


  • Develops trends analysis based on incidents and recommends safety improvements.

  • Works with the Superintendent to deliver effective weekly safety talks utilizing content that is relevant to the team's activities.

  • Establishes excellent working and professional relationships with clients and their representatives and/or field inspectors.

  • Generates and ensures all project documentation (including, but not limited to Daily Reports Safety Audits, Safety Meetings, Accident Investigations, Safety Data Sheets, Safety Training, and Medical Surveillance records) is maintained and available onsite.

  • Ensures all personnel on a project have the appropriate safety and health training and equipment required by the task, regulatory agency, or client.

  • Provides effective coaching and thought leadership regarding safety matters that brings about behavior that is both safe and productive.

  • Works with the Project Team to develop and use the Activity Hazard Analysis process to identify potential hazards and develop work plans that utilize means and methods that eliminate or reduce these hazards.

  • Works with the Foremen and Superintendents, using the Activity Hazard Analysis, to develop the daily Take 5 Daily Safety Checklist. Coaches them to communicate the hazards associated, so work crews are actively involved in the Take 5 Meeting.

  • Ensures the Site Safety and Health Plans are implemented and enforced.

  • Implements company programs to reduce the risk of loss due to employee injury, regulatory non-compliance, general liability, fire, theft, or damage.

  • Researches and reviews safety and health supplies and equipment to obtain the best quality and best price.

  • Monitors safety and health performance through jobsite inspections, work procedure analysis, and other appropriate methods. Recommends corrective action, where required.

  • Ensures site compliance with Federal, State, and Local, safety and health regulations, and all aspects of the Safety and Health Plans and Programs.

  • Delivers required safety, health, and environmental training

  • Conducts near miss and accident investigations and recommends corrective actions.

  • Actively works with employees, occupational physicians, and site supervision to optimize care and work schedules that minimize the impacts of an injury to both the employee and to the company.


  • For Security Clearance Requirements – must be a US Citizen. [REQUIRED]

  • OSHA 30-Hour Construction Card valid within the past 5 years. [REQUIRED]

  • Currently certified as a First Aid/CPR Provider or Instructor. [REQUIRED]

  • A minimum of 24 hours of documented formal classroom or online safety and occupational health related training within the past 5 years. Note: OSHA 30 does not contribute to this requirement. [REQUIRED]

  • Five (5) or more years of cumulative safety experience, within the last 10 years, managing or implementing a safety and occupational health program on projects similar in industry type, size, and complexity as this project. [REQUIRED]

  • Certified by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) as a Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST), Occupational Hygiene and Safety Technician (OHST), Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Safety Management Specialist (SMS), and/or Certified Safety Professional (CSP). [PREFERRED]

  • The ideal candidate will also possess:

  • Excellent teamwork, communication, and people skills.

  • Strong verbal and written skills.

  • Strong analytical capabilities.

  • Solid time management system and excellent organizational skills.

  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

    Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to traverse and inspect all areas of jobsite in all types of weather; this may include walking, climbing, reaching, bending, crouching, kneeling, crawling or stretching

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at a time.


    Conti Federal offers great benefits. We provide medical, dental and vision on the first day of your employment. Life insurance, 401(k) matching plan, EAP, wellness programs and many other optional programs are offered as well.

    All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment must take a pre-employment drug test and receive a negative result as a condition of hire.

    Conti Federal is an Equal Opportunity Employer.