City of Tampa

Safety & Loss Prevention Specialist (#056101) N33

$33.18-$49.77 Hourly / $5,751.20-$8,626.80 Monthly / $69,014.40-$103,521.60 Yearly


This is responsible work in coordinating a comprehensive safety and training program in support of City departments.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class, under general supervision, plans, develops, coordinates and implements a comprehensive program to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities of employees and to ensure their awareness of, and compliance with, safety and accident prevention measures. Work is of average difficulty and requires the exercise of some initiative and independent judgment in ensuring compliance with all mandatory safety training, identifying and prioritizing employee training needs, and maintaining and submitting required reports on training and safety. Work involves liaison and coordination with external safety and educational agencies and with departmental team leaders and planner/schedulers. Work is reviewed through conferences, observations, reports submitted, and results obtained.  

Examples of Duties

Ensures compliance with mandatory safety training (city, state, federal); identifies any new safety training needs as necessary; coordinates with appropriate personnel to ensure training is scheduled at required intervals; reviews new regulations and recommends proper compliance strategy for the division; serves as divisional liaison with all external safety agencies; ensures job site safety and accompanies agencies during safety inspections; communicates through reports and written correspondence.

Ensures proper inspection and maintenance of divisional safety equipment; coordinates air pack maintenance; ensures that resources are available for pack refilling; maintains contracts for maintenance of all safety equipment such as air packs, fire extinguishers, fire protection systems; etc. oversees completion of corrective and preventive maintenance on divisional safety devices.

Provides oversight for accident review committee, safety committee and weekly tailgate meetings; ensures that meetings are scheduled and attended as necessary; serves as advocate for safety committees’ recommendations; complies with all reporting and record keeping requirements; prepares and submits required regulatory reports such as hazardous materials 112R report; maintains MSDS files; reviews accident reports and makes recommendations for corrective actions.

Recommends adequate funding for additional or replacement safety needs; consolidates and prioritizes division’s safety needs; gathers information from vendors on equipment costs and availability; prepares recommendations during budget cycle.

Identifies, summarizes and prioritizes division and employee training needs; compiles training needs into a plan; determines format of training and schedules where and when training is offered; schedules training; ensures registration process is completed when required; coordinates with trainers; monitors training to ensure attendance as scheduled.

Researches information and training resources; contacts educational institutions and private vendors regarding training needs and programs; reviews City training resources; researches on-line training, video based training, and other training references.

Maintains administrative records for training; updates training database; issues certificates of completion of training; maintains division training library; checks materials out to employees; obtains training materials; updates electronic training materials; maintains and monitors training budget; recommends budgetary needs to meet training objectives; monitors budget expenditures.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Advanced knowledge of: applicable safety regulations; divisional safety requirements, facilities, and equipment.

Intermediate ability to: organize; communicate and coordinate activities with outside agencies; maintain records; collect, organize and analyze data and prepare reports and recommendations.

Basic ability to: coordinate purchase of equipment through procurement personnel; work with a wide range of training providers; work with diverse groups.

Intermediate skill in: use of computers (Excel, Access, Word, Training Management System); written and oral communications.

Desirable: skill in public relations; knowledge of equipment maintenance and servicing requirements for safety equipment; basic knowledge of city budgeting and purchasing processes; overall knowledge of the division.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in education, safety or a related field and one (1) year of experience in workplace safety training, accident prevention, accident investigation, and/or training coordination;  OR- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a associate's degree in education, safety or a related field and three (3) years of experience in workplace safety training, accident prevention, accident investigation, and/or training coordination.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid drivers license may be required.


Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. 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: 056101; EST: 8/13/2013; REV: 2/27/2018;