City of Tampa

Safety & Loss Prevention Supervisor (#056500) S18

$39.74-$59.55 Hourly / $6,888.27-$10,322.00 Monthly / $82,659.20-$123,864.00 Yearly


This is highly responsible supervisory work overseeing the City’s safety and loss control programs and serving as the City’s principal loss prevention and safety advisor.

Nature Of Work

The employee in this class is responsible for planning, developing, coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating the safety and loss control programs throughout the City. Under direction, ensures the accomplishment of the various tasks in the most efficient and effective manner possible. The employee exercises considerable initiative and independent judgment in ensuring that loss control programs are in compliance with established policies and procedures, developing recommendations for improved programs and employee training, and acting on behalf of the Risk Manager as requested or in their absence. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports submitted and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Serves as the Risk Division’s principal loss prevention and safety consultant to department heads and their designees; plans, develops, supervises, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates safety and loss control programs throughout the City; ensures compliance with established standards, policies and procedures, and local, state and federal codes and regulations.

Supervises a team of safety staff in support of a comprehensive City-wide safety & health program to include: ensuring safety programs and committees are established, administered and maintained in all “Loss Prevention Focus” departments; conducting on-going and continuous site surveys and inspections for targeted/selected sites based upon loss control data in order to identify, develop and facilitate effective wellness and loss control/accident prevention interventions and activities. Develops recommendations for improved safety and loss control programs and employee training.

Consults with departments in establishing, administering, and maintaining an active safety committee responsible for: reviewing quarterly Workers’ Compensation, automobile claims and property and casualty loss data; serving as an internal communications vehicle; and, offering recommendations to management for training or loss control strategies tailored to the specific needs of the department.

Maintains accident records and compiles statistical information relative to all losses; creates quarterly loss control reports for Workers’ Compensation, general liability and property losses in collaboration with the City’s Workers’ Compensation Third Party Administrator, Claims staff and the Risk Manager; utilizes the quarterly “Scorecards” to plan, develop and/or facilitate appropriate and relevant interventions such as consultation with supervisors and employee training.

Plans, develops and recommends loss control policies and procedures.

Directs activities and projects in support of policies and procedures to minimize losses within departments by describing benefits and long-term cost-saving features.

Recommends employment, promotion, discipline, demotion, and dismissal of subordinate employees, as necessary; responds to employee grievances; completes employee performance evaluations; responds to employee leave requests; ensures that subordinate employees receive appropriate orientation and training.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: the principles and practices of loss control management; the principles and practices of developing and implementing effective training programs; the principles and practices of general business administration.

Ability to: appeal to and persuade management to take corrective action to support loss and cost control goals; build and maintain effective working relationships at all levels within the organization; ensure compliance with departmental policies and procedures; interpret local, state and federal code and regulations in order to identify level of compliance; apply principles of measurement and analysis to evaluate safety performance and identify and develop appropriate corrective measures; effectively plan, develop and implement long and short-term projects and training programs and process improvements across business systems; effectively supervise work of subordinate staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, chemistry or a safety related field and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience working in safety consulting and/or loss control; or Graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate’s degree in engineering, chemistry or a safety related field and seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience working in safety consulting and/or loss control. 

Experience working in a wide variety of settings including public works, vehicle maintenance, construction, and general industry settings is preferred.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of valid Florida Driver’s License. Eligibility to sit for the Certified Safety Professional/Associate Safety Professional exams is preferred.


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: 056500; EST: 8/10/2013; REV: 2/27/2018;