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Essex Property Trust, Inc.

Health and Safety Compliance Coordinator

San Mateo, CA


San Mateo



Job Location

San Mateo Corp Office

Position Type


The Health and Safety Compliance Coordinator at Essex Property Trust plays a pivotal role in ensuring our company's operations' safety and regulatory compliance. This position oversees OSHA compliance, including assistance with the administration of the company’s IIPP and Workplace Violence Prevention Program, designs and implements safety processes and audits, partners with operations to ensure application in the workplace, ensures compliance with federal and state regulations and conducts investigations into workplace safety events. The ideal candidate is proactive, detail-oriented, and committed to cultivating a culture of safety and compliance across the organization.


  • Maintain a positive, self-motivated attitude as it pertains to the safety vision/mission; while continuously and respectfully challenging how we do things, at the same time offering solutions on how we can improve employee and customer safety.
  • Serve as the company subject matter expert in safety, collaborating with key stakeholders in the corporate office such as Legal, Learning & Development, and Human Resources, as well as Operations to reduce safety incidents and ensure alignment of programs and processes to brand and regulatory requirements.
  • Design and implement safety processes and training to minimize risks and ensure a safe working environment.
  • Initiate, organize, and track Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) training for employees, ensuring all department-specific training/certifications are up to date.
  • Administer Workplace Violence Prevention Plan in conjunction with key stakeholders in Legal, Corporate, and Operations.
  • Prepare and distribute notifications, informative/mandatory postings, and other communications related to safety and compliance.
  • Review and assess new equipment, products, and tools, recommending protective measures to mitigate hazards.
  • Oversee and assist in incident/accident investigations.
  • Coordinate with Operations to conduct site inspections to identify and address potential safety and compliance risks.
  • Coordinate and administer training programs for compliance and work with safety committees to create and maintain company-specific policies and procedures.
  • Partner with Legal and workers’ compensation team on key safety issues as they arise.
  • Advise senior leadership on safety and compliance through presentations and reports.
  • Stay current on new industry compliance regulations and work with outside agencies on safety programs.
  • Address all OSHA matters and establish/administer certifications and training.
  • Complete Annual Reporting requirements for OSHA, Bureau of Labor Statistics, or similar government entities.


  • Associate's degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school is required or a Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS) from 4-year college or university in Safety Management, Environmental Health, or a related field is preferred.
  • 5 to 8 years of experience
  • Proven experience in a safety and compliance role
  • In-depth knowledge of OSHA, CalOSHA, and other relevant safety and environmental regulations.
  • Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.


  • Work is primarily conducted in an office setting. Requires sitting at a desk or workstation for extended periods. Involves the use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and printers.
  • Requires the ability to work Mondays through Fridays with in-person office requirements for a minimum of 3 days per week: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, located at Essex's corporate offices in Irvine, Woodland Hills, San Mateo, and Bellevue.
  • Requires the ability to sit or stand for extended periods. Minimal physical effort in the day-to-day tasks. This role does not require any travel; work is primarily conducted at the office.


  • Ability to comprehend and interpret instructions, short correspondence, and ask clarifying questions to ensure understanding. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, co-workers, and/or supervisors. Ability to understand and carry out general instructions in standard situations. Ability to solve problems in standard situations. Requires basic analytical skills.
  • Decisions made with a general understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines. Errors in judgment may have a short-term impact on co-workers and supervisors.

All full-time regular associates are offered competitive salaries, experience career growth, and are eligible for benefit packages that include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, 401k employer match, excellence rewards, wellness programs, and much more. With our Sunday property operations office closures, 10 paid holidays, and 15 PTO days, work/life balance is a priority! Additionally, most positions are eligible for a housing discount of 20%.

Essex provides great communities in which to live, work and invest. We are a purpose-driven company, and we pride ourselves on promoting an internal culture of growth and opportunity by engaging, enabling, and empowering our teams. Working at Essex is not a destination. It is a journey where you can confidently build your career.

The salary range for this position is $85,000.00 - $121,000.00 per year. New hires generally start between $85,000.00 - $103,000.00 per year. The final salary offer will be determined after reviewing relevant factors, including but not limited to skill sets; relevant experience; internal equity; and other business and organizational needs.

This role is also eligible to participate in Essex’s discretionary Annual Bonus program that is commensurate with the level of the position.
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