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Safety Officer

City of Newport Newport, OR
  • Posted: August 25, 2019
  • Part-Time

The City of Newport is seeking an experienced, professional, and dedicated individual to fill the position of Safety Officer.

This is a non-exempt, regular part-time position working 20 hours a week. 

This position will develop, implement, and provide oversight of a comprehensive employee safety program, risk management functions and related programs, practices and committees to include the areas of safety, accident prevention, accident investigation, safety training, equipment training, safety and training materials and programs, procedures analysis, trend analysis, and equipment modification studies. Evaluate city practices for possible liability risks, claim trends, and personal and property damage claims. 

Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties as described.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be an Associate's Degree in Public Safety, risk/safety management, or a related field, AND 4 years of progressively responsible risk or employee safety management experience.
KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of occupational hazard and effective/proper safety standards, practices, and procedures related to equipment operation and the use of hand and power tools and equipment.  Thorough understanding of federal, state, and local safety rules and regulations; knowledge of federal and state OSHA requirements, including confined spaces, workplace safety plans, MSDS requirements, Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure, and lock-out tag-out procedures.
SKILLS:  Skill in the use of personal computers, various related software programs, and standard office equipment. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written. Demonstrated skill in effectively leading and developing teams.  Self-motivated with proven ability to work independently. Strong time management, analytical, organization, and prioritization skills. Customer service orientation and skills. Exceptional interpersonal skills and strong oral and written communication skills with a variety of audiences. Competence in business English, spelling, and punctuation. Strong reasoning, analysis, and problem-solving skills combined with excellent judgment and professionalism.
ABILITIES:  Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with city management, employees, Council members, other entities, and the public.  Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, and to communicate complex material in a simple, understandable manner. Ability to write work reports and maintain records and logs; read and interpret technical manuals, work orders, blueprints, diagrams, and sketches, and operate hand/power tools used in public works operations.  Ability to maintain the confidentiality of the position. Ability to create, plan, and deliver appropriate safety and related trainings.  Physical ability to perform the essential job functions.

 Valid Oregon Driver's License at time of hire.
CPR/First-Aid Certification within 30 days of hire.
 Attendance of specialized classes that relate to occupational health and safety.
Municipal government experience.
Board Certified Safety Professional Certification.

 The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects.  The position requires mobility, including the ability to frequently lift or move materials up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift or move materials up to 60 pounds.  The position requires the ability to operate a motorized vehicle.  Manual dexterity and coordination are required about 60% of the work period while operating such equipment as computers, keyboards, telephones, standard office equipment, maintenance equipment, and motorized vehicles.  Physical exertion may be required to move heavy objects, crawl through tight spaces, and kneel in confined areas.  Physical effort may be required to perform heavy manual labor in confined and cramped spaces and uncomfortable conditions, climb ladders, bend, reach, and stand for long periods. Requires visual acuity to read small print.
Work locations are in indoor and outdoor environments.  Outdoor work will occur where the employee may be exposed to environmental conditions, to varying and extreme weather conditions for unspecified periods, and to excessively loud noises from construction equipment, dust, and traffic.  The employee may risk harm from such physical hazards as mechanical and electrical equipment, exposure to hazardous gases, fumes, paint, and chemicals.  Indoor work will be in a standard office environment.All applications for this position must be submitted via our online application system at

Only complete applications will be considered. Please do not fax, mail or e-mail any documentation. You will receive a confirmation email when your application has been successfully submitted. 
The City of Newport is an EEO employer and veteran's preference provider. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under state, federal, or local law.
All offers of employment are subject to successful completion of a background check, reference checking, and in the case of safety sensitive positions, drug and alcohol testing.  Employment Type: Part-Time Between 20-29 Hours a Week

City of Newport


Newport, OR
97365-3838 USA

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