Safety Program Administrator – City of Goodyear

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Job Description Summary

The Safety Program Administrator position exists to develop, implement, maintain, evaluate, provide oversight and continuously improve programs in the foundational areas of safety, training, and emergency preparedness.  The position serves as the department’s subject matter expert and provides technical and management-level recommendations regarding safety, health, and policy issues.  Through project management and relationship skills, the position will engage and coordinate staff efforts and resources to foster successful programs.  The position will engage staff and leaders within each division to implement solutions to processes and procedures and facilitate appropriate training that aligns with each division’s unique operations.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Safety and Health Management or a related field and have three years of experience working within a comprehensive safety management system. This ideal candidate will have experience developing, implementing, and tracking safety programs for effectiveness and compliance. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational skills and demonstrate exceptional work habits to coordinate/lead the safety operations program for the Parks and Recreation Department. The ideal candidate will be able to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously, meet tight deadlines, and function under stress. The ideal candidate will also possess strong communication skills (written and verbal, reports, and presentations) and the desire to achieve goals through a high level of staff engagement. Experience with VPP (Volunteer Protection Program) is highly desired.

At the City of Goodyear, you will be a part of an organization that values its employees as its greatest asset. You will become a part of a dedicated team of professionals who are committed to building and maintaining a highly engaged workforce. You will be challenged to learn and grow in an environment that values employee development and career-building. You will thrive in a culture of innovation.

We believe that successful employees are those who possess six core values:

Integrity – Initiative – Empathy – Optimism – Innovation – Adaptability

If these six core values rank high on your list of personal attributes and you want to be a contributing member of Goodyear, then don’t wait — APPLY TODAY!

EXAMINATION PROCESSOnly a limited number of the most highly qualified applicants meeting the City’s requirements will be invited for an interview.  Examination process for this position will include: Panel Interview 

Essential Functions

  • Engage with staff on a frequent basis to provide direction and feedback with safety, health and environmental regulatory and policy issues.
  • Coordinates elements of the employee-owned Parks and Recreation safety program.  Links department programs to City-wide safety programs and serves as department liaison to City Risk Management.  Serves in an advisory capacity to the safety committee and provides necessary logistical and administrative support.  
  • Develops, analyzes program compliance and effectiveness using current metrics, identify gaps, implement process/changes/improvements, re-evaluate compliance and effectiveness to ensure program compliance with applicable federal, state, and local rules and regulations, and tracks key performance indicators for safety. 
  • Ensures the development, implementation, and updating of required safety and health programs and plans (Confined Space, Lock-Out/Tag-Out, forklift, hazard communication).  Coordinates safety training.
  • Performs safety inspections, investigates accidents and incidents, conducts safety training, attends safety meetings, in-services, and training to ensure compliance and effectiveness.
  • Develops and maintains safety processes to assist teams with safety documentation auditing, accident investigations, and inspections.
  • Develops and maintains the departments safety policies, written safety program, Job Hazard Analysis and  safety data sheets.
  • Researches, interprets, implements, and applies safety regulations that meet Federal, State, and City requirements, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Arizona Department of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH). 
  • Develops, tracks, and audits training goals for the department and divisions, to include monitoring required annual safety required training credentials and certifications.  
  • Develops and maintains operational readiness programs, including Continuity of Operations Plan, and ensures staff knows their roles and responsibilities. Serves as the department liaison with the City Emergency Manager.


  • Formal Education/Knowledge:  Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field.  Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Experience: Minimum three years of experience in a related field.
  • Certifications and Other Requirements:  Valid Driver’s License
  • Reading:   Work requires the ability to read municipal contracts, COAC’s, yearly reports, and budget expenditure reports.
  • Math: Work requires the ability to perform general math calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Writing:   Work requires the ability to write reports, and general correspondence. 
  • Managerial:   Job has no responsibility for the direction or supervision of others.
  • Budget Responsibility:   Has no budgetary responsibility.
  • Policy/Decision Making:  Significant – The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies.  There is a choice of the appropriate procedure or policy to apply to duties.  More complex work as well as decisions with more significant impacts are typically reviewed prior to being finalized.  
  • Technical Skills:  Broad Application – Work requires a comprehensive, practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgment and decision-making abilities appropriate to the work environment of the organization.
  • Interpersonal/Human Relations Skills:  High – Interactions at this level usually impact the implementation of policies. Contacts may involve interpretation of how policies are implemented and may require discussion and the support of controversial positions or the negotiation of sensitive issues or important presentations.  During interactions on policy implementation, contacts may also involve stressful, negative interactions requiring high levels of tact and the ability to respond to aggressive interpersonal interactions.  

12 Month Objectives

  1. Become the Velocity EHS Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Parks and Recreation Department; to include development and implementation of modules: Incident Audits, Management of Change, Training, Risk, Meetings, Action Items and Department Documents Organization.
    1. Manage the Department Velocity EHS Safety Data Sheet database in accordance with OSHA regulations, 
    2. Work with HR Risk and Safety Administrator for the development and implementation of the Velocity EHS Contractor Module. 
  2. Lead the Parks and Recreation Department efforts with the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) to include tracking annual progress, production and submission of the Annual report and become the department liaison with the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH).
  3. Engage and collaborate with all staff and divisions within the Parks and Recreation Department to assist with safety programs, provide technical advice, assist with training needs, understand operations, and assist with division safety needs.
  4. Become familiar with the department’s various Emergency Action Plans (EAP), Incident Action Plans (IAP), and review/update the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) as needed. 
  5. Develop, review, and analyze safety performance measures and safety statistics from incidents, inspections and staff reporting; make recommendations on operational changes, policy, or program direction, to ensure compliance and effectiveness of the Safety Program. 
  6. Provide leadership to the Parks and Recreation Safety and Wellness Committee to provide direction, oversight, research, guidance, as well as provide administrative support through analytics, and meeting prep to ensure the committee is prepared. Provide updates to PRSWC on citywide safety initiatives and goals.
  7. Network with local municipal safety professionals by attending the Arizona Government Safety Association (AGSA) Safety Committee Meetings and other professional safety associations, institutes, or agencies.
  8. Attend the Annual Regional VPP Conference or other Safety Conferences. 

Agency: City of Goodyear

Address: 1900 N. Civic Square Goodyear, Arizona, 85395