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SAFETY SPECIALIST (Open Positions: 1)



Location: City of Manhattan, Manhattan, KS 66502
Department: CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE
Division: ADMIN/CITY MANAGER OFFICE
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Status: Accepting Applications
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Job Description

SAFETY SPECIALIST 

Department:  CITY MANAGER’S OFFICE

Reports to:  Assistant City Manager     Open Until Filled

Hiring Range:  $51,958.40/yr. - $62,000.00/yr. for this regular, full-time, exempt position.  

We offer fantastic benefits and additional options as well!

  • Vacation & Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • KPERS Retirement (including disability & death  benefits)

Optional Choices:  

  • Group Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Flexible Benefit Plan
  • Voluntary benefit plans
  • Retirement plans
  • Life Insurance and More

How to apply:  Using the “apply now” button on this page, please complete the required online application, upload a resume, cover letter and a list of three professional references with full contact information.  For general questions about the position, contact Robyn (785) 587-2443 or HR@CITYOFMHK.COM.  

The primary purpose of the Safety Specialist is to develop a comprehensive citywide safety/loss control program and safety-training program. Integral to this role is to administer training and provide technical assistance with the goals of minimizing and controlling serious accident and injury claims, to ensure the well-being of employees, and to prevent future losses. The incumbent is responsible for development of course content, training scheduling, facilitation and documentation, field inspections, (routine, special and site consultations), work site accident investigation, assistance with safety equipment procurement, and compliance monitoring.  The incumbent works with departmental administrative staff, division supervisors, field staff, state safety officials, and others associated with City projects.

Required Education:  

Requires a bachelor’s degree in occupational safety or health, safety engineering, industrial hygiene, safety management or a closely related field, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. In addition, two to five years of progressively responsible experience in safety and health or possession of certification from a nationally recognized safety association or board is preferred. Instructor certification in educational classes such as First Aid, CPR, and Defensive Driving are also desired.

FOR A COMPLETE JOB DESCRIPTION CLICK HERE:  Safety Specialist job description Dec 2019.pdf