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Safety Manager

J30

Basic Purpose

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving the coordination and administration of an agency’s safety program and its supporting functions such as workers’ compensation, risk management, emergency response and emergency management. This may include supervision of a staff of professional and support personnel.

Typical Functions

The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:

  • Administers and develops occupational health and safety (OSHA) programs for the prevention of industrial, motor vehicle and/or workplace accidents within an agency.
  • Identifies and administers agency safety training needs and develops and administers safety training programs.
  • Provides technical safety and health support and information to agency leadership. Develops safety and health program goals for an agency.
  • Mitigates risk and limits liability related to equipment, general liability, workers’ compensation, and property damage involving the agency.
  • Administers agency risk management functions including evaluations and recommendations pertaining to automobile operations, liability exposure, property and casualty.
  • Oversees the administration of an agency’s workers’ compensation program.
  • Advises agency management, assigned staff, employees and other interested groups in the proper interpretation and implementation of agency safety and workers’ compensation programs.
  • Collaborates with divisions to eliminate or reduce employee exposure to hazards in the agency’s various work environments.
  • Ensures the implementation of the agency emergency response plan.
  • Ensures compliance with the occupational injury, illnesses and fatality record keeping requirements.
  • Selects, develops, trains and motivates subordinate staff to ensure resources are available to provide quality services and on-time performance for the agency.

Level Descriptors

The Safety Manager job family consists of two levels which are distinguished by the complexity of work assignments, the size and scope of the program, the level of expertise required to perform the duties assigned, and the responsibility assigned to providing leadership to others.

Level I: Code: J30A Salary Band: M

At this level employees are assigned responsibility for the development, administration, coordination and management of a safety program which is small or moderate in scope, involving an agency or institution which has less than 700 employees. Other positions which may be included at this level are those over the safety program in a geographical area of an agency or institution.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level includes knowledge of occupational health and safety standards and procedures; of safety devices and equipment; of record keeping and statistical analysis of workplace illnesses and injuries; and of federal and state laws and agency regulations and policies governing agency operations and workers’ compensation. Ability is required to plan, direct and coordinate activities of others; to analyze problems, identify causative factors, and apply actions to effectively resolve current and recurring problems; to establish and maintain effective relationships; and to identify adverse safety tendencies from accident data.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in safety, industrial hygiene, or a closely related field plus five years of professional experience in industrial relations, safety, safety inspection, safety education, transportation management, engineering, human resources, or risk management; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of professional qualifying experience for each year of the required education.

Level II: Code: J30B Salary Band: N

At this level employees are assigned responsibility for the development, administration, coordination and management of a safety program which is large in scope, involving an agency or institution which has more than 700 employees.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level are the same as identified for Level I.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus one additional year of qualifying professional experience.

Special Requirements

  • Applicants must be willing and able to fulfill all job-related travel normally associated with this position.
  • Some positions may require possession of a valid Oklahoma Driver’s license in order to operate state owned vehicles.
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