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Class Code: 6820
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
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Summary Statement: Responsible for the development, coordination, and oversight of the Department's Risk Prevention programs. Performs related duties as assigned. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: (not intended to be all inclusive)

1. Establishes, monitors and oversees the research, development and tracking of the annual and long-range goals of safety, health, environmental, loss prevention and workers' compensation programs.

2. Serves as liaison between the Department and various agencies and boards regarding employee welfare, environmental and public health and DPS loss prevention and liability.

3. Oversees and supervises the tasks and functions of the unit's administrative support.

4. Conducts statewide safety and health site inspections of work practices, equipment facilities and site conditions to ensure compliance with building and life safety codes and occupational safety laws.

5. Prepares and presents detailed reports and recommendations to management on unit activities, safety, loss, risk prevention and environmental issues impacting the Department's operations.

6. Oversees and monitors the research and development of the Department's occupational health medical services program for employees in the first responder or high-risk classifications.

7. Researches, writes and reviews infectious occupational disease information bulletins.

8. Develops and updates policies and procedures and unit-related reference manuals.

9. Monitors and oversees the development of the accident, injury and health claims process; investigates and resolves disputes and implements improvements.

10. Analyzes DPS loss statistics in order to detect and evaluate and respond to loss trends/patterns.

11. Oversees the implementation of required improvements and/or site clean-ups to improve health and safety conditions.

12. Provides safety training to employee groups; identifies liability and risk issues and develops training materials.

13. Represents the Department's interests as a participant at public/professional hearings/meetings.

14. Prepares, evaluates and submits budgetary and grant requests.

15. Reviews and evaluates proposed legislation and safety, health, environmental and loss prevention programs to evaluate the potential impact on the Department's operations.

16. Procures job-specific contract services, supplies, equipment, tools and materials. Reviews bids, selects vendors, evaluates services and products to ensure specification compliance. Manages and evaluates the performance of services provided by outside contractors.

17. Remains current on job-specific issues through meetings, classes, conferences, and publications.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

1. the principles and practices of risk management, loss prevention, occupational safety, environmental health and worker's compensation.

2. research techniques and statistical computations.

3. OSHA regulations and laws pertaining to the workplace environment.

4. report-writing techniques required to produce analytical and technical reports in appropriate format.

Skill in:

1. the use of computer keyboard devices.

2. the use of computer software programs.

Ability to:

1. compile, calculate, correlate, integrate, analyze and portray statistical data to prepare reports.

2. analyze information and draw valid conclusions.

3. interpret and act upon oral information, including some legal terminology.

4. effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

5. work independently with minimal supervision.

6. exercise diplomacy when dealing with people in sensitive situations.

7. apply active listening techniques in order to obtain complete and accurate information.

8. speak before groups to provide information.

9. exercise sound judgment in safeguarding confidential or sensitive information.

10. calculate solutions to mathematical problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

11. apply problem-solving and mediation techniques.

12. establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of assignment.


Office Setting.

May be exposed to outdoor weather conditions, fumes or dust, toxic or caustic chemicals or bodily fluids.


Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona driver license.

Must acquire and retain the Loss Prevention Coordinator Certification through training provided by the Arizona Department of Administration Risk Management within 18 months of appointment into this classification.

Minimum Qualifications: Requires four (4) years of experience in developing and implementing safety and loss prevention programs, including safety inspections/investigations and statistical analysis; OR an Associate's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Risk Management, Safety Management, or related field, and two (2) years of the required experience; OR any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Progression to the next pay level/step requires an overall performance rating of at least "Standard" in the last 12 months.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Current as of: 7/25/2014 6:40:50 AM