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Safety Technician #2402-103900-01

Date Opened
Monday, February 12, 2024 3:30 PM
Close Date
Monday, February 19, 2024 11:59 PM
Solid Waste
  • $52,856.00- $58,000.00/year
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 15th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 897,000 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 purpose of this job is to conduct workplace safety inspections and evaluations to identify potential safety hazards and ensure organizational compliance with local, State, and Federal regulations. Investigates potential safety hazards and safety related accidents and incidents. Documents and reports investigation findings. Performs safety trainings and communicates safety procedures to staff. The Safety Technician will primarily assist the Safety Supervisor with the day-to-day safety related operations.  This position will work closely with Risk Management department and Solid Waste Service’s safety officers.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

· Conducts safety inspections and safety audits.

· Ensures personnel follow all personal safety precautions, policies, and procedures.

· Inspects and reviews working conditions for hazards and makes recommendations regarding safety measures.

· Collaborates with department leadership to develop new hire safety orientation, safety meetings, accident and injury prevention meetings, and specialized equipment safety training programs.

· Trains employees to follow safety procedures and use equipment properly.

· Serves as mentor, coaches, and conducts safety ride-a-longs.

· Investigates work related accidents, injuries, and property damage. Reports findings to management and Safety Coordinator.

· Prepares and facilitates CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) and other curriculum for employees looking to obtain permits and licenses.

· Collaborates with leadership to manage pre-hire testing.

· Performs daily safety announcements concerning safety hazards and the importance of safe behavior.

· Must be able to obtain NCDA&CS license within 1 year of employment.

· Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of:

· Administrative and clerical procedures, methods, and computer equipment

· Principles and practices of basic bookkeeping.

· Basic PC based software applications and safety software (Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook).

· Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requirements.

· City policies and procedures.

· Department Equipment.


Skill in:

· Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships.

· Performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature.

· Performing basic mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, and ratios.

· Personal safety precautions and procedures.

· Problem solving.

· Critical thinking.

· Recordkeeping.

· Detail oriented.

· Public speaking.

· Training.


Ability to:

· Meet schedules and deadlines of the work.

· Read and follow street maps/driving routes.

· Understand and carry out oral and written directions.

· Accurately organize and maintain paper documents and electronic files.

· Maintain the confidentiality of information and professional boundaries.

· Communicate clearly and concisely in written and verbal communication.

· Lift and carry up to 100lbs.

· Operate heavy equipment.

· Liaison with Risk Management.

Preferred Qualification

· OSHA 30

· Smith System certification

· Pesticide license/certification

· North Carolina Commercial Driver’s license Class B (CDL)

Minimum Qualifications

· High school diploma or GED

· Three (3) years of related work experience performing safety inspection

· Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities

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.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.

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.

Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to


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

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

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

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