Safety Specialist

City of Roanoke   Roanoke, VA   Full-time     Management
Posted on March 17, 2024
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Safety Specialist

The City of Roanoke is seeking a Safety Specialist to perform a variety of routine and complex administrative, technical, and professional work in analyzing and administering various components of the safety, environmental and health programs. The successful candidate will develop, coordinate, and facilitate safety training for employees; administer safety incentives and safety inspection procedures; communicate occupational and health hazards and safety precautions to departmental staff; investigate accidents to determine causes and prevent recurrence; inspect job site and work practices to ensure compliance with safety procedures; and make recommendations regarding safer work practices if necessary. Knowledge of safety statistical measurement methodology is necessary. Ability to carry out assigned projects to their completion with minimal supervision. Ability to work independently. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in written form.

Bachelor's degree from four-year College or university with experience and/or training in safety management or occupational safety and health; three or more years related experience with knowledge of OSHA requirements. Must be certified in CPR/First Aid/AED and as a Defensive Driver Instructor or obtain certification within 1 year of employment. Must be proficient in MSWord and Excel. Certified Safety Professional (CSP) preferred, but not required. Possession of valid appropriate driver's permit issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

To elevate the performance of the organization, we are committed to respecting, celebrating, and embracing the collective mixture of differences and similarities between our employees as a rich tapestry. Our behaviors will demonstrate open communication, and we will seek opportunities to learn, recognizing and rewarding actions that promote acceptance while suspending judgment. By doing this, we will foster an inclusive, open work environment that delivers excellent service and creates a more vibrant and inviting community.

The City of Roanoke is an Equal Employment Opportunity/AA/M/F/Disability Employer.

Salary Range: $41,890.07 - $60,000.00 Annually