Class Title: Safety Coordinator


Hourly: $31.22 - $42.15 | Monthly: $5412.26 - $7306.85 | Annually: $64947.22 - $87682.28

Benefits: Full-time


This classification is responsible for administering and managing a complete safety program for the district that includes safety and loss prevention, workers’ compensation, measuring program effectiveness, developing and implementing improvement strategies, developing and delivering safety related training, and acting as the primary consultant to management on safety and health issues.


Works under the general supervision of a Manager.  Follows standard processes and procedures without supervision but confirms changes to standard practices and significant decisions in advance.


Supervision is not normally a responsibility of this classification.  However, may provide guidance and consultation to district staff, contractors, and volunteers.


The information provided below encompasses the typical duties and capabilities linked with this classification.  Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Evaluates the effectiveness of the safety program and modifies as necessary to increase success and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local safety standards.
  • Monitors and updates established safety programs and policies to ensure they meet current business needs and regulations.
  • Develops and implements additional safety programs to meet regulation requirements and district needs.
  • Assists with Risk Management program development and implementation.
  • Coordinates with district managers, government agencies, and other affiliated organizations to coordinate safety and security improvements, emergency response and training.
  • Identifies safety training requirements and safety needs; develops training and associated plans for the district; conducts training sessions in both classroom and job-site settings; conducts follow-up to evaluate effectiveness of training; maintains training records.
  • Leads and assists in developing and maintaining job hazard analysis to also include implementation of recommendations.
  • Conducts safety related inspections to advise departments for compliance with state, federal and District safety programs and policies; makes recommendations for system and facility improvements; maintains inspection records.
  • Directs and coordinates Oversight Safety Committee; oversees and serves as a resource to location-based safety committees; required position on the Emergency Incident Management Team.
  • Analyzes accident reports and near misses to identify any potential trends and identify root causes; conducts field investigations; prepares reports and recommendations.
  • Consults with project managers on construction and maintenance projects to ensure correct procedures, materials and safeguards are in place for patron and employee safety.
  • Manages the following district programs:  workers’ compensation, return to work; EAIP, Safety, and Ergonomics. Records, tracks and obtains updates on workers’ compensation claims; identifies transitional work opportunities and coordinates return to work tasks; coordinates with supervisors for EAIP purchases and files for EAIP reimbursements; maintains OSHA 300 logs; evaluates requests for and conducts ergonomic assessments; develops reports and implements recommendations.
  • Maintains, updates, and educates staff in safety data sheet requirements and records of retention.
  • Acts as a Mandatory Reporter; reports incidents of child abuse/neglect.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


The individual in this classification is expected to possess and exhibit the following knowledge, skills and abilities.

Strong Knowledge of:

  • Theory and practice of occupational health, safety, ergonomic, and emergency principles and practices including federal, state, and local regulations;
  • Objectives of the department’s operations; and pertinent safety precautions;
  • Knowledge of adult education and training and instructional design techniques;
  • Business English, spelling, punctuation, letter writing, report generation, record keeping and mathematics; and
  • Loss control and prevention and methods of injury and illness data collection and analysis.

Skill and Ability to:

  • Effectively communicate with others verbally and in writing, including by phone, e-mail or in person;
  • Work independently while also able to work cooperatively with others;
  • Develop and deliver trainings to diverse employee groups;
  • Treat confidential information gained through employment with the District with sensitivity and tact;
  • Present solutions for a variety of safety related regulatory issues;
  • Excellent planning, organization, troubleshooting, and  problem-solving skills;
  • Strong initiative, use good judgment and make sound decisions;
  • Computer competency in data entry, word processing and spreadsheet applications;
  • Operation of standard office equipment; and
  • Work cooperatively with others and create a positive, constructive relationship with staff and the general public.


The following are minimum qualifications for this classification.

Education, Experience, and Training:

  1. Associate’s Degree or equivalent 2 years of college coursework; AND
  2. Three (3) years of experience in safety/risk management or related field; OR
  3. Any satisfactory combination of education, experience and training.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire, a valid Oregon driver’s license.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain with 60 days of hire, a valid CPR/First Aide Trainer certification.


The following are working conditions, including environmental and physical demands, required for this classification.

  • Work is primarily performed indoors requiring the ability to work and maintain focus in a work environment with moderate noise (i.e., working around others making periodic phone calls or having conversations) and with frequent interruptions.  Work performed outdoors includes exposure to inclement weather including heat, cold, humidity, wind, snow, and rain and standing and walking over uneven terrain such as parks and trails with up/down includes paved and unpaved surfaces for sustained periods of time.
  • Safety equipment including shoes, gloves and eye protection.
  • Frequent focus on a computer screen, side-to-side turning of neck, walking, standing, pushing, and pulling.
  • Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Must be able to travel to District locations in, around, or outside the greater Bend area.
  • Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other works accurately, loudly or quickly.
  • Physical exertion may include lifting up to 20 pounds unassisted to lift books, files, manuals and office supplies.
  • Requires crouching, bending, kneeling, or reaching to perform filing and training activities.




Benefits: Full-time

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