City of Tampa

Field Safety Inspector (#002771) 026

$25.32-$36.04 Hourly / $4,388.80-$6,246.93 Monthly / $52,665.60-$74,963.20 Yearly


This is work involving accident prevention and safety education.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for performing field inspections at various municipal facilities and work sites to ensure adherence to proper safety codes, rules, and regulations. Assignments are of average difficulty and include responsibilities for conducting accident prevention and safety education programs. Though under general supervision, employees are required to exercise reasonable initiative and independent judgment in investigating accidents, determining possible causes, and making recommendations concerning elimination of occupational hazards. Work is reviewed through observations, conferences, reports submitted, and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Performs safety inspections at municipal facilities and work sites, including semi-annual detailed inspections and periodic spot checks, to identify hazardous working conditions and to ensure compliance with applicable municipal, state and federal safety codes, rules and regulations; issues written citations to employees who disregard safety rules, as necessary; operates toxic vapor detector in inspecting areas; performs safety inspections on motor vehicles to ensure compliance with applicable safety standards.

Investigates accidents involving municipal vehicles and/or employee personal injuries; takes photographs at scene and attempts to determine accident cause for corrective measures; reviews accident reports and makes recommendations to correct unsafe conditions and reduce accident rates; operates noise level meter to measure noise levels and recommends actions to reduce employee exposure to excessive noise; conducts field surveys/investigations and collects evidence; collects data and compiles reports; records and photographs detected violations; makes site inspections and reviews paperwork.

Conducts follow-up investigations to ensure compliance/enforcement of regulations or codes.

Participates in development and implementation of departmental safety programs; makes recommendations to departmental personnel concerning improved safety procedures and equipment; teaches first aid, defensive driving, and other related safety courses; shows safety films and slide presentations; submits written and oral reports to departmental supervisors and directors concerning safety violations; coordinates closely with claims sections; provides technical advice and assistance.

Attends accident review committee meetings and makes recommendations to departmental officials as to corrective measures to be taken; attends meetings, workshops, conferences, and seminars for information; evaluates training needs; attends Safety Industry Association meetings to keep abreast of safety accomplishments within the city.

Operates a lightweight motor vehicle.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Working knowledge of: safety inspection techniques; first aid, defensive driving, and other related safety fields, and related instructional procedures and methods; accident investigation procedures and techniques; municipal, state, and federal safety regulations, codes, and requirements; occupational hazards, potential hazards, and corrective measures; Microsoft Office.

Ability to: conduct safety inspections and investigations; enforce safety codes, ordinances, and regulations firmly, tactfully, and impartially; instruct classes in first aid, defensive driving and other related safety fields; evaluate potentially hazardous conditions, formulate corrective measures, and present recommendations with marked effectiveness, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials, and the general public.

Skill in: use of equipment and teaching aids employed in safety inspection and training work; operation of lightweight motor vehicle.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school supplemented by two (2) years of college (bachelor’s degree preferred) and one (1) year of experience in the investigation of general liability, automotive or homeowners accidents and injuries or one (1) year of experience involving both safety methods and health hazard detection in office, mechanical, and shop related environments, as well as hazards and safety methods relating to vehicle operation; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license.


During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 002771; EST: 8/13/2013;