Training and Safety Specialist

Oct 11, 2019

TRAINING AND SAFETY SPECIALIST Salary $54,413.28 – $83,144.16 Annually Location Oklahoma City, OK Job TypeFull TimeDepartmentFinance Job Number202000039 Closing 7/23/2019 11:59 PM Central

Department Information, Job Summary and Essential Job Functions

NOTE:  Normal entrance salary for this position is $54,413.28/annually.  A higher salary may be considered, dependent on the qualifications and experience of the selected applicant and/or the City’s step placement policy.

JOB SUMMARY AND ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS This position is located in the Risk Management Division of the Finance Department with The City of Oklahoma City and is under the direction of an immediate supervisor. The Training and Safety Specialist is responsible for planning, coordinating and administering department-wide safety and training programs within a major department. The duties performed require the utilization of previously acquired technical knowledge and skills. Essential job functions include: identifying safety and technical training needs, developing and implementing training and safety programs; conducting safety meetings and training sessions; conducting work site safety inspections and composing and maintaining records, reports, and correspondence; identifying potential conditions for accidents and recommending alternative safety and operational procedures; and ensuring compliance with City, state and federal safety laws and regulations. Other duties and responsibilities include: insuring accident prevention and safety devices are in use; investigating and reporting job injuries and vehicle accidents involving departmental employees and/or equipment; compiling and assessing statistical data and reports; and conducting research and analysis of job injury, property damage and claims involving the department. The Training and Safety Specialist has frequent contact with departmental and City personnel at all levels and outside agency representatives to exchange information and provide assistance related to safety training programs and compliance. The job requires training of employees in various areas of safety through verbal instruction and physical demonstration. Work is normally performed with minimal supervision with general supervision given through conferences, report analysis, and observation of work by the immediate supervisor.


Honorably discharged veterans of the United States Armed Forces who are not currently employed full-time by the City of Oklahoma City shall receive five (5) points added to the passing score on an initial selection process.  Qualified applicants must upload or submit a copy of their DD Form 214 indicating discharge type/character of service at the time of application. Job Requirements

  • Knowledge of pertinent local, state and federal safety laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of safe work practices, procedures and techniques.
  • Knowledge of employee training and development techniques.
  • Knowledge of and skill in utilizing basic research principles and practices.
  • Skill in the development and presentation of training programs.
  • Skill in conducting training needs assessments.
  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication using tact and diplomacy.
  • Skill in implementing safety programs, policies and procedures.
  • Skill in determining the cause and preventability of accidents and injuries.
  • Skill in analyzing large amounts of data and apply principles of logical thinking.
  • Ability to monitor and assess safety practices performed in field conditions.
  • Ability to investigate accident claims and complaints concerning unsafe work performance.
  • Ability to convey technical information in understandable format.
  • Ability to supervise.
  • Ability to relate to individuals from various socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license (Operator).



  • Municipal Safety Experience.
  • Professional Safety Certifications.
  • Training Experience

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements


  • Primarily inside; outside when conducting field inspections and/or accident investigations.
  • May be required to work irregular hours.
  • Frequent to occasional local and out-of-town travel.
  • Frequently exposed to steady and loud noises when demonstrating procedures or conducting training in treatment plant facilities, around traffic, etc.
  • Occasionally exposed to chemicals such as lime in some treatment plant facilities.
  • Occasionally exposed to allergy causing agents such as bee/wasp stings, dust, or poisonous plants when training or conducting inspections outdoors.
  • Exposed to moderate concentrations of noxious odors when working in treatment facilities and wastewater maintenance job sites.
  • May be exposed to confined spaces, excavations, traffic, machinery, water/wastewater, and/or fall hazards.
  • Subject to climbing portable ladders to heights up to 45 feet and climbing fixed ladders to heights of 265 feet above ground level.

NOTE:  Typical City employee working hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  However, working hours vary (may require work to begin before 8:00 a.m. and/or end beyond 5:00 p.m., and/or may require work on weekends and holidays), and are subject to change, based on the duties and location of the position and the business needs of the assigned work unit/department.


  • Strength enough to lift, push, pull, or carry audio visual or other training equipment weighing up to 30 pounds.
  • Arm-hand steadiness enough to demonstrate and operate training and/or safety equipment.
  • Vision enough to read, write, and develop training materials, review films and slides, etc.
  • Speech and hearing enough to communicate by telephone, in person, and when conducting oral presentations.
  • Speech enough to communicate clearly and distinctly when making oral presentations.

Other Notes

NOTE:  City employees are required to receive pay electronically, either via direct deposit or pay card.

NOTE:  Full-Time employees on the Interdepartmental lateral transfer/voluntary demotion list who are interested in this position must submit an application through the standard process. NOTE TO FORMER EMPLOYEES: To participate in any selection process, former employees must be eligible for rehire.  If you are unsure of your rehire status, please contact the Personnel Department at (405) 297-2530.  If your rehire status has been coded “Not Eligible,” “Eligible 3,” or “Conditional,” you will need to request a review of your rehire status through the Personnel Department’s Labor Relations Division. NOTE:  Upon a conditional offer and acceptance of employment, the City of Oklahoma City will conduct a background investigation/verification.  Applicants will be provided contact information for any third-party reporting agencies used to collect background information in connection with conditional offers of employment. NOTE:  Applicants will be provided a copy of the City of Oklahoma City’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy upon conditional offer and acceptance of the position and prior to being directed for a health screen/physical examination and drug test. NOTE:  Completion of the supplemental questions is required.  Responses to supplemental questions must be supported by work history/information listed on the application/resume. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER  If you require reasonable accommodation at any time during the hiring process, please notify one of the Personnel Department Representatives.

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