City of Tucson

SAFETY SPECIALIST (#0305)

$22.83-$38.08 Hourly / $47,486.40-$79,206.40 Yearly
Salary Grade: 814


General Description

Implements and oversees the Environmental Services Department's occupational safety and health compliance program.

Essential Functions

Performs safety training for the department in accordance with 29CFR 1910 OSHA's General Industry Standards, other nationally recognized compliance standards or manufacturer's equipment guidelines which may include administering hands on drivers training skill testing.

Conducts incident investigations by determining the nature and cause of injury, illness or accidents and making recommendations for correction of deficiencies and/or corrective action plans in accordance with associated rules, regulations or directives.

Obtains mandated certifications when relevant to department functions by attending training sessions and seminars to keep current on regulations as they pertain to safety and health, to include new ideas and techniques in accident prevention, loss control and compliance based safety programs as they relate to 29CFR 1910 OSHA's General Industry Standards, other nationally recognized compliance standards or manufacturer's equipment guidelines.

Serves as liaison for both the Risk Management division with the department of Finance and Central Safety Services division with the Human Resources department on safety related matters by conducting safety and work practice observations and studies, recommending and implementing changes to improve employee safety, and developing procedures in consultation with the appropriate division.

Develops and performs safety compliance inspections by conducting vehicle inspections to ensure D.O.T. compliance, and conducting facility inspections to ensure OSHA compliance. Coordinates with Central Safety Services or regulatory agencies to attend meetings/classes to keep current of safety related issues, training classes or new techniques.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Associate's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 3 years implementing occupational safety and health compliance programs

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

None unless Field Department then:

CDL Physical

NIDA Drug Test

Other Information

FLSA Status: Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 03 

Occupation Group Description: Risk Managment

EEO Job Category Code: H

EEO Job Category Description: Service Maintenance

Organizational Level: First Level Employee

NCCI: 8720

Bargaining Unit: No Representation

Driving Requirements

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Primary

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted D - Driver

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: Yes

Job Description Disclaimer

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

CLASS: 0305; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;