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Class Code: 6821
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
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Summary Statement: Under general direction, performs advanced professional work in the development, coordination, and analysis of a Department wide occupational safety and health program.

Work includes a variety of tasks associated with the inspection and assessment of safety and health conditions and incidents; compliance of OSHA, EPA, ADOSH and ADOA State Risk Management statutes, rules, regulations and directives.

Performs related duties as assigned. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: (not intended to be all inclusive)

1. Researches, develops, establishes, and administers employee safety, industrial hygiene, medical, environmental health, loss prevention and other related programs and procedures.

2. Prioritizes, schedules, and conducts statewide safety and health site inspections of work practices, equipment facilities and site conditions to ensure compliance with safety codes and occupational safety laws; reports unsafe conditions and practices and makes recommendations.

3. Maintains a variety of safety records to ensure compliance with governmental requirements; monitors required OSHA training to ensure compliance with regulations.

4. Conducts ergonomic reviews of workstations and tools to make recommendations for corrective action.

5. Composes, reviews, edits and/or revises written documents, summaries and reports.

6. Coordinates 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. Maintains applicable job knowledge and skills through meetings, classes, conferences and publications.

8. Represents the Department's interests by preparing responses and interacting with various governmental agencies on specific safety and health issues.

9. Analyzes Department safety statistics in order to evaluate, detect and respond to trends and patterns.

10. Develops and coordinates safety training; provides and presents occupational health, safety and environmental health, and loss prevention services, consultations and regulatory training and education to DPS personnel.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

1. applicable Federal, state, county and/or city statutes, rules, regulations, ordinances, codes, administrative orders, case law, State of Arizona and DPS policies and procedures and other operational guidelines and directives.

2. principles and practices of occupational safety, environmental health and workers' compensation.

3. basic principles of employee safety training and work behavior motivation.

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

5. report writing to produce analytical and technical reports.

6. business English, grammar, spelling and punctuation.

7. the principles, practices, trends and developments in fire science, handling hazardous materials (hazmat), general construction industry and related areas.

Skill in:

1. preparing correspondence, reports and other presentations for internal and external audiences.

2. organizing and prioritizing multiple tasks and projects.

3. assessing, analyzing and presenting solutions to complex problems.

4. operating computer hardware, commonly used and/or specialized software, peripheral and keyboard devices.

Ability to:

1. conduct safety inspections, investigate accidents and write reports on findings.

2. maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

3. work within deadlines to complete projects and assignments.

4. work with minimal supervision and make independent decisions.

5. establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of assignments.

6. communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

7. prepare and present safety-related training programs.


Work is performed in an office and on-site inspection settings. May be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions, hazardous chemicals and infectious diseases. May be required to lift and/or carry heavy, bulky items, equipment, supplies and materials weighing up to 20 pounds. May be required to travel to perform certain work functions.


Must have and maintain a valid State of 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 any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering, Risk Management, Fire Science, Safety or a closely related field from an accredited college or university AND three (3) years of relevant, progressively responsible safety, risk management, construction, industrial hygiene, hazmat, fire science, environmental and occupational safety and health, project management or closely related 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


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Current as of: 7/23/2014 8:53:52 PM