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City of Tempe - Arizona (AZ),

City of Tempe Arizona

Job Description:



This recruitment is open until the position is filled or a sufficient number of applications have been reviewed to establish a qualified candidate pool.

First review of applications will occur on December 26, 2019.

Salary Range:

$62,365 – $84,193 Annual

Department / Division:

Municipal Utilities / Water Utilities and Field Operations

Job Type:

Full-Time Regular


Monday – Friday; 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Job Number:


The City of Tempe participates in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) Defined Benefit plan with mandatory employer and employee contributions currently at 12.11%. ASRS pension plan includes a Long-Term Disability Benefit. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holiday and short-term disability. Our employees have generous insurance options for medical, dental, vision and life. For more details, visit:


This is the advanced level professional class within the Safety and Training Specialist series. This class is distinguished from the Safety and Training Specialist I+ by the performance of the full range of duties, as well as managing the more complex assignments. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and the employee is fully aware of the safety programs, procedures and policies of the work unit.

Job duties included but are not limited to the following:

  • Create and enhance the safety culture within the City of Tempe by promoting safety team building among all employees through workshops, supervisor guidance and continual communication among all employees. Mentor city personnel assigned as safety representatives for respective departments;

  • Coordinate with city departments to develop, implement and conduct safety and health training programs in compliance with OSHA regulatory standards; develop safety and health training curricula and associated materials for performance-oriented training, instructor-led training, computer-based training and online learning; and approve course materials from contracted safety trainers;

  • Serve as a technical safety resource for departments to assist and guide management and employees in resolving safety concerns; recommend measures to improve internal processes and best practices regarding safety programs in order to help protect workers from potentially hazardous work methods, processes or materials;


Work Experience:

Requires four years of full-time professional level experience in safety, accident prevention, and training.

Years of experience are based upon a full-time work schedule (2,080 hours per year). The sum of an applicant’s full-time and/or part-time qualifying work experience must meet or exceed the stated minimum qualification. Education will not substitute for the required work experience; however, related unpaid and/or volunteer work experience may be used as qualifying work experience.


Requires the equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Occupational Safety and Health, Risk Management, or a degree related to the core functions of this position.

The term “equivalent” means that directly related work experience exceeding the required work experience will substitute in equal time increments for college-level education, for example: one year of additional directly related work experience will substitute for one year of college education (30 credit hours).

Certifications, Licenses, and/or Registrations:

Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.


Successful completion of initial probationary period is contingent upon passing an FBI background investigation. Based on position, referred applicants may be subject to additional testing which may include pre-employment polygraph, physical and drug screening.


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This position is FLSA Exempt - not eligible for overtime compensation and/or compensatory time.

Employees in this position are represented by the United Arizona Employee Association (UAEA).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The City of Tempe is an Equal Opportunity / Reasonable Accommodation employer. The City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, familial status, age, disability, and United States military veteran status. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will make a reasonable accommodation(s) during the recruitment & selection process. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting Human Resources at 480-350-8276. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.

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