The Human Resources/Safety Coordinator will support Human Resources and Safety programs to ensure compliance required by the company and regulatory agencies. Coordinate and implement injury and illness prevention programs, support related employee training, investigate accidents and conduct compliance inspections.

This position will travel to remote locations 30% - 40% during the season with overnight travel will be required to other Valley Pride locations Arizona and California. This position will require a flexible schedule including Saturdays and holidays.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist with employee registrations for field operations and ensure timely and accurate documentation including I-9 form and new hire documents.
  • Conduct new and re-hire employee orientation including company policies and safety programs.
  • Communicate, distribute and facilitate new company policies, practices or guidelines as need arises.
  • Maintain informed on HR and safety regulatory changes; maintain required postings, binders and documentation.
  • Conduct weekly compliance inspections at crew and ranch locations, report deficiencies and ensure timely follow-up of corrective actions.
  • Assist with accident response, investigation and documentation; identify and recommend preventative measures and corrective actions.
  • Assist with coordination and transportation of employees to the clinic and report timely information to the Workers Compensation claims.
  • Administer all Workers’ Compensation claims.
  • Maintain effective communication with injured employee and be the liaison with supervisors and foreman.
  • Facilitate effective and timely communication with field employees, foreman, and supervisors.
  • Educate, motivate and train field personnel in good housekeeping practices and safe work procedures.
  • Maintain black boxes, posting binders, and first aid kits; and ensure timely delivery of safety supplies to crews as needed.
  • Record and maintain records for chemical and fertilizer applications.
  • Assist with regulatory compliance audits including HR, safety and food safety.
  • Perform assigned projects and reports promptly.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements and Qualifications

  • Excellent communication and organization skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or Safety preferred, equivalent field experience accepted.
  • At least 2 to 5 years of demonstrated progressive experience in Human Resources, or Safety.
  • Bi-lingual/biliterate in English/Spanish and prior experience working with a bilingual, bi-cultural workforce is essential.
  • Must have excellent communications skills: both verbal and written.
  • Proven ability to work effectively and be proactive and a resourceful problem solver and team player.
  • Must be able to work independently, prioritize responsibilities, and meet deadlines with minimal oversight.
  • Travel to remote company locations, including the following valleys: Salinas, Coachella, Yuma, and Huron on a periodic basis and as required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present in large group of employees.
  • Must be well organized and comfortable in working independently.
  • Positive attitude with willingness to pro-actively solve issues.
  • Ability to carry out defined procedures with specific instructions and abilities to learn new duties with minimal repetition.
  • Must be a self-starter, ability to work independently, and manage a project from its initiation to completion with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, and peers.
  • Effective planning and priority setting.
  • Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously while working under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and able to quickly grasp and use other computer software programs as required.
  • Valid class C California driver’s license.