Safety Officer, Departmental
Salary: $23.56-$28.77 hourly / $4,098-$5,003 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under general supervision, coordinates a departmental
safety program; makes inspections and conducts safety training; and
performs related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This class serves as technical
safety specialist in a department. This class differs from the Risk
Analyst by the latter's responsibility for coordination and
implementation of a countywide safety program.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Investigates, prepares and reviews reports of injury, property
damage and claims involving the department; inspects facilities,
construction sites, equipment, work practices and safety devices for
conformance with legal requirements, reports findings and recommends
changes to establish safer working conditions; makes follow up
inspections to ensure compliance; meets with employees and managers
to study safety problems and develop policies and procedures which
will decrease the risk of injury or loss; coordinates the record
keeping of industrial injuries and safety training.
2. Assists with the development of departmental safety policies and
procedures regarding emergency management response planning and
workplace safety; reviews Federal, State and local hazardous
materials handling and safety regulations and recommends policies
and procedures to comply with these regulations; advises management
on environmental and safety matters, laws and regulations affecting
3. Develops and provides individual counseling, on-site and
classroom training to staff on safety practices and policies,
accident prevention techniques and accident reporting; develops
safety training materials and newsletters; conducts safety meetings
on requirements of applicable Federal, State and local regulations.
4. Serves as the departmental representative on countywide
committees related to safety.
1. Two years of experience in safety inspection, promotion or
2. a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provides
the required knowledge and abilities.
College-level course work in Occupational Health and Safety,
Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Engineering or related field is
Additional Qualifications: Possession of a valid California Class C
Driver's License may be required.
Knowledge of: accident prevention and industrial safety practices;
safety and occupational health laws and procedures; methods of
assessing safety hazards and controls; hazardous materials storage
and transfer procedures; emergency preparedness activities.
Ability to: identify health and safety hazards and determine proper
courses of action to mitigate hazards; conduct accident
investigations and identify unsafe conditions, equipment and
practices; analyze situations accurately and adopt timely and
effective recommendations; interpret safety and environmental laws
and regulations; plan and present safety training programs;
communicate effectively orally and in writing; establish and
maintain effective working relationships.