Safety and Health Specialist II

Under direction is responsible for complex technical safety and health analysis and for development and implementation of a wide variety of safety and health programs and related issues within City departments; and performs other related assigned duties. *Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00AM – 4:00PM.

Position Category: Professional
Requires Background Check: False
Position Code: 2628-0004KV
Department: Human Resources
Division: Safety & Training Center
Pay Grade: AT-36
Starting Salary: $22.70/Hr.

Position Code: 2628-0004KV

Human Resources, Safety & Training Center

Pay Grade: AT-36 / Starting Salary: $22.70/Hr.

Essential Job Functions:

Inspects existing facilities and worksites for safety violations according to State and Federal (OSHA) regulations, City ordinances, and safety policies and creates and tracks related corrective action forms

Plans, develops, and implements a variety of safety and health programs within City departments and provides technical assistance on Federal safety compliance

Performs worksite inspections and documents and communicates violations as applicable

Audits departmental program files and records for safety and health program compliance

Coordinates, researches, develops, and implements complex safety and health procedures and policies

Investigates and assesses liability issues concerning a variety of public and private claims

Provides assistance to law enforcement and fire personnel in various hazardous incident and/or evacuation planning issues

Develops and conducts safety and health related training for all City employees

Performs investigative analysis and provides corrective suggestions related to injuries and accidents

Identifies and suggests needed repairs or additions to departmental safety equipment

Reviews and recommends changes on equipment and facility plans prior to departmental issuance of contracts

Prepares program reports and statistical data

Provides expertise to Safety and Health Analyst I positions as requested

Collects, enters, organizes and monitors safety and health program information and maintains appropriate records and files

Must report to work on a regular and timely basis

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.

Minimum Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in industrial safety or a closely related field, and three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of Safety and Health; or an equivalent combination of training and experience per Personnel Policies and Procedures, Section 128.

Considerable knowledge of the modern principles and practices of safety and health methods and procedures; considerable knowledge of specialized work methods used in the operation of City departments; and considerable knowledge of training principles and techniques. Ability to plan, coordinate and implement successful safety training programs for a large number of employees; ability to develop and implement effective and concise safety and health policies; ability to inspect, identify, and recommend correction of departmental safety hazards in job site or facility locations based on OSHA 1910 and 1926 regulations as well as City policies; ability to assess responsibility and required action concerning occurrence of accidents or hazard potential of various issues pertaining to life and property; ability to prepare verbal and written presentations; and the ability to understand and influence the behavior of others within the organization, customers, or the public in order to achieve job objectives and cause action or understanding.

Physical Requirements:  

Physical requirements include arm and hand dexterity enough to use a keyboard and telephone; occasional lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds; occasional pulling up to 60 pounds; may be subject to walking, standing, sitting, reaching, balancing, bending, kneeling, crawling, handling, climbing, smelling, and twisting; and vision, speech, and hearing sufficient to perform the essential tasks.

Licenses and Certificates:  

Possession of a valid Oklahoma Class "D" Operator's License; and must acquire a Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within one (1) year of date of hire.

Skills Tests Required:

Writing and/or physical skills assessments may be administered as needed for each position.

Working Environment:

Working environment is primarily outdoors and in inclement weather; and occasionally indoors in an office or training classroom setting; and requires travel to various locations for inspections, audits, vehicle accident investigations, and training. *Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00AM – 4:00PM.