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Loveland, Colorado
United States
Job Categories:
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Government / Public Sector
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Safety Officer

With over 300 days of sunshine, its proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park, its endless outdoor recreation options and a thriving arts, brewery, foodie and shopping scene, Loveland has consistently been ranked as one of the top places to live, work and raise a family in the U.S..

Featured by USA Today in 2017 as one of the Most Idyllic Picturesque towns in America, the rest of the world is figuring out what we have known for quite some time… Loveland, Colorado has EVERYTHING YOU LOVE! ~ Love What You Do, Land With Us!

The Safety Officer develops and implements administrative policies and procedures related to employee safety, including but not limited to assisting departments in complying with State and Federal laws related to employee safety, evaluations of risks, development and coordination of safety training and meeting insurance carrier requirements.

The hiring range for this position is $28.61 - $36.44, depending on qualifications and experience.

Position will close to applicants on: 6/21/19 at 4:30 P.M. M.S.T.

Benefits Package Includes:

  • Medical
  • Wellness Clinic
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Retirement
  • Holidays
  • Vacation
  • Medical Leave
  • Wellness Program
  • City of Loveland University


Manage and oversee the general safety program for the City of Loveland. Develop and implement administrative policies and procedures; assist in establishing the program goals and objectives; develop annual safety work plan, maintain and update safety manual; work with insurance carrier in conducting safety audits of facilities,  job sites and procedures and recommend corrective action; analyze safety problems and concerns presented by the public, employees, supervisors and recommend corrective action; train employees and supervisors regarding safety and loss control; keep supervisors and employees alerted as to the hazards of working with dangerous chemicals, toxic fumes, power tools, confined spaces, etc.

Work with departments on requirements to meet workers’ compensation cost containment certification with the State. Monitor compliance to the City’s safety policies and provide compliance analysis to management. Assist in the selection of service providers and/or equipment; analyze losses and provide information on trends to departments/divisions.

Coordinate emergency action plans and conduct training. Oversee safety training programs or media which will increase proficiency in safe practices and promote safety consciousness. Conduct or arrange ergonomic evaluations and provide recommendations. Maintain safety database of workers' compensation claims and monitors safety recommendations on property liability claims. 

Conduct Accident Investigations with departments in accordance with City policy. Coordinate with Environmental Compliance Administrator as needed on environmental safety issues. Perform other duties as assigned.   




Knowledge, skills and abilities:

Must be able to effectively and diplomatically communicate with employees and the public, both verbally and in writing. Must have ability to identify and analyze occupational safety issues; perform research, make recommendations and implement new programs. Requires proficiencies with typing and word processing software, MS Excel and PowerPoint and the use of multi-media projectors. Position requires basic math and statistical analysis skills. 

Knowledge of job safety analysis and inspection techniques is required along with extensive knowledge of federal regulations, including but not limited to OSHA and DOT. Must have general knowledge of the proper use of powered industrial trucks and heavy equipment. Must have general knowledge of safety equipment, such as personal protective equipment, gas detectors, dosimeters and confined space rescue equipment.

Core competencies:

Accountability, Collaboration, Service, courtesy and kindness, Innovation, Integrity and Safety        

Job specific competencies:

Responsiveness, Job Knowledge, Communication, Problem Solving, Initiative, Organization

Education and/or experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Safety Engineering or a closely related field required.  Minimum three (3) years of professional level experience in the field of safety, ergonomics and safety training required.    An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may substitute for education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Licensure and/or certifications

Must possess a valid driver’s license. OSHA 40 30-hour General Industry and Construction certification desired.  

Material and equipment directly used:

Computer, calculator, telephone, vehicle, and copier, audio-visual equipment

Working conditions and physical requirements:

Requires ability to perform duties in both an office and field environment and includes some driving.  The office environment entails sitting the majority of time, including lengthy periods of time at a computer. Also requires carrying up to 50 pounds, moving and positioning of objects. Bending, climbing stairs and walking through rough terrain occasionally required.

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

A driving record and criminal history background check will be obtained pre-employment.