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Safety Coordinator #2204-226700-01

Date Opened
Monday, May 02, 2022 4:05 PM
Close Date
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 10:30 PM
  • $64,803 - $72,904/year
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is a highly respected law enforcement agency, both in our community and nationally. Our progressive department provides exciting opportunities for law enforcement professionals to develop partnerships with our citizens in order to prevent the next crime, and to enhance the quality of life within our community always treating people with fairness and respect.  The department employs nearly 2,000 sworn officers and over 500 civilians serving a jurisdiction with close to 1 million people. Our employees are men and women from diverse backgrounds interested in meeting the needs of and serving an equally diverse community.  The men and women of the CMPD are committed to providing the very best service possible and maintaining the high level of confidence this community has in us.


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


The Safety and Training Coordinator will develop and implement safety management functions including training and loss control programs in order to provide a safe work environment for employees and minimize liability and loss exposures to CMPD;  perform safety audits, interpreting OSHA Standards and investigate safety related incidents/complaints and provide a detailed analysis of injuries, accidents, property losses and liability claims; implement safety policies and procedures; act as CMPD’s Drug and Alcohol Program Manager; and provide highly responsible and complex support to senior management, department officials, employees and representatives of other agencies. Additionally, the Safety and Training Coordinator will directly supervise the Senior Human Resources Specialist for Workers' Compensation and Leave.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops, implements and maintains a safety management program for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department to ensure operations are in compliance with the safety standards and policies of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and all applicable federal, state, and local guidelines.
  • Assist with departmental risk management-related complaints and administrative issues from citizens and employees; reports findings and recommends solutions to supervisor; serves as liaison between the CMPD and other City departments relating to safety issues.
  • Serves as the Drug and Alcohol Program Manager. Conduct Drug and Alcohol testing in accordance with the State and Federal regulations and City of Charlotte Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace Policy.
  •  Conducts on-site inspections and audits to ensure safety compliance; notify departments of safety problems and ensure proper corrective action is taken; evaluate needs for future safety management training and related programs.
  • Serves as a professional and knowledgeable resource to CMPD divisions. Responsibility includes researching laws and standards relating to OSHA, ANSI, Federal Motor Carrier Regulations, Division of Motor Vehicles, Electrical Code, Building Code, NFPA, ADA, EPA, and various other federal, state and local laws and standards. Research is used to determine compliance and to develop various policies and safety programs.
  • Coordinate the planning and implementation of the City’s safety training program; conduct safety meetings and training for CMPD employees; coordinating training with external vendors when appropriate; develop and implement safety policies and procedures and monitor compliance.
  • Receives and reviews accident reports and investigates accidents as needed; prepares OSHA 300 logs.
  • Devises, implements, and administers procedures to review complaints of unsafe working conditions or actions and recommends corrective action to management.
  • Serves as advisor to senior management on safety and training issues.
  • Conducts periodic jobsite safety inspections and makes recommendations for necessary corrective actions to meet established policies and regulations. Conducts and/or assists with accident prevention and safety field meetings.
  • Prepares and reviews reports, and maintains necessary records and reports, i.e. license checks, training and safety records, accident histories, etc.
  • Investigates accidents to determine causes and recommend actions to prevent future occurrence. Writes safety policies and procedures for the departments as required by new or revised state and federal regulations.
  • Serves as a liaison between departments and the North Carolina Department of Labor, North Carolina Industrial Commission, Federal Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Agency.
  • Coordinates with external organizations and internal claims adjusters to promote accurate and timely claims reporting.
  • Provide monthly information summaries of claim trends and department performance.

  • Make recommendations for improving the operational efficiency of the safety program and develop and recommend personnel policies and procedures.
  • Enter essential drivers into the North Carolina Department of Transportation database and continuously. monitor status of all essential drivers.
  • Oversee administrative activities related to Workers' Compensation, General Liability and Property damage.
  • Act as the liaison between the City of Charlotte's Risk Management Division and all Third Party Administrators.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of incident command systems and structures.
  • Knowledge of laws, codes, regulations and established policies pertaining to OSHA, ANSI, Federal Motor Carrier Regulations, Division of Motor Vehicles, Electrical Code, Building Code, NFPA, ADA, EPA, FTA, light rail operations and various other federal, state and local laws and standards.
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Risk Management concepts and implementation is preferred.
  • Knowledge of training methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of industrial hygiene instruments (sound level meters, gas monitoring equipment, etc.).
  • Knowledge and understanding of principles of managing and developing the growth of ad hoc teams, natural teams and standing teams.
  • Knowledge of modem principles and techniques of accident prevention and investigation and methods of eliminating hazardous conditions.
  • Skill in presenting to large groups.
  • Skill in gathering information, verifying, applying quality control measures and generating reports using large data base, preferably a Risk Management Information System.
  • Skill in providing information/database support to a professional group and customer base.
  • Ability to analyze data, recognize trends and develop recommendations to address target goals.
  • Ability to conduct safety investigations and inspections and to recommend methods to eliminate hazardous conditions.
  • Ability to interpret and carry out complex instructions and assignments.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with managers and employees.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and written.
  • Ability to prepare and present reports to senior management.
  • Ability to prepare and present training material to large groups.
  • Ability to apply excellent computer skills to include Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Access and Internet for research purposes.
  • Ability to possess a valid driver's license with ability to obtain City driving permit.
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment (Safety glasses, gloves, hearing protection and safety shoes).
  • Experience in occupational safety, risk control and insurance.

Other Requirements

ADA and Other Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Working Conditions:

Indoor/Outdoor environment with moderate exposure to atmospheric conditions; moderate exposure to environmental conditions (such as officers, community members, etc.); and frequent exposure to computer screens, files, and phone. 

Physical Conditions:

This position requires sitting in an office, driving a vehicle, and walking in and around worksites. Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing, or walking extended periods of time; light to moderate lifting and carrying; some crouching, stooping, squatting, crawling, reaching, pushing, and pulling when performing tasks; adequate vision, hearing, and speech required.



Preferred Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering, occupational health and safety, public or business administration with three (3) years of relevant work experience in a related field or any equivalent combination of experience and training risk control and safety.
  • OSHA 500 and 501 certified
  • Drug/alcohol program management
  • Certified Safety Professional or Certified Industrial Hygienist certification
  • Associate in Risk Management (ARM)
  • Considerable knowledge of safety principles, practices and procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of safe driving techniques and practices and accident prevention techniques.

Minimum Qualifications

Associates Degree in industrial engineering, occupational health and safety, public or business administration with three (3) years of relevant work experience in a related field


An equivalent combination of experience, training, and education directly related to risk control and safety.


Four years of increasingly responsible experience in safety management and training, industrial site auditing, drug/alcohol program management, or related work.

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

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You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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