Safety Manager – City of Scottsdale

Job Title: Safety Manager

Salary: $81,390.40 – $118,372.80 Annually

Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Job Type: Full-Time Regular


Job Number: FY1920-00630

Closing: 7/12/2020 11:59 PM Arizona


Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east.  Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation’s most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in. Check out more about Scottsdale.The application and supplemental questions are an integral part of the selection process, and must be completed in full in order for you to be considered as a candidate. Please complete each section and answer all questions as thoroughly as possible. DO NOT state “See resume” in lieu of answering. Unanswered questions, incomplete responses, omissions, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process.  About The PositionPerforms a broad range of safety-related functions with special emphasis on developing, implementing, training, and managing citywide safety programs, and compliance with safety laws and regulations affecting the organization and its employees, including compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Standards.Selection Process:Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to participate in a selection process to include a panel interview and an assessment exercise.  Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include:

  • Fingerprinting
  • Criminal Background screening for the past 7 years
  • Drug Testing
  • Motor Vehicle Department Records Check

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Safety Management, Risk Management, Business Administration or related field from an accredited educational institution.
  • A minimum of seven years’ experience directing, managing and providing oversight of a large and multi-faceted organization’s safety programs.
  • Must have at least one year of Lead or Supervisory experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and job-related experience may substitute for the educational requirements on a year-for-year basis.

Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements

  • Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted driver’s license with no major citations within the past 39 months prior to the start date.  The Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles requires that out-of-state driver’s licenses must be surrendered within 10 days of relocating to the State of Arizona.
  • Preferred: Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Certification.

Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on division/department/Service assignment. Essential Functions

Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following:

  • Drafts and updates written OSHA Programs to bring the City into compliance with Standards adopted by the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health.
  • Promotes through leadership a robust safety training program for OSHA compliance, and to address local/national injury trends.
  • Conducts annual facility safety inspections.
  • Conducts emergency evacuation training and drills (in cooperation with other departments as necessary).
  • Develops job safety analysis and hazard assessments for all tasks or processes with potential risk for injury.
  • Works with Arizona OSHA (ADOSH) and City staff to ensure the City meets all criteria to participate in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program, which includes compliance with OSHA regulations.
  • Develops, conducts, and supervises effective safety training programs to City employees to ensure OSHA compliance and employee safety.
  • Develops and manages the annual safety action plans for City division’s and works with each division to implement action plans.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position or that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Meet with City staff at accident sites located outside or inside buildings sometimes in small and confined areas and on top of buildings.
  • Work sometimes involves climbing elevations and accessing gravel or turf areas; climbs ladders.
  • Exposure to dirt, dust, pollen, noise, inclement weather, temperature extremes, traffic hazards and unpleasant odors.
  • Lift and carry materials weighing up to 35 pounds.
  • Travel to/from meetings and various City locations.
  • Shares in after-hours call-outs for accidents involving serious injuries to employees, damage to City property or possible City liability.

Click here to review the entire job description.The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an “otherwise qualified applicant” with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation.  Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491.This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.

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