Safety Specialist III


: $101,703.33 - $192,600.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Energy/Power

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Department Information Thisposition is only open to Colorado state residents.
We are looking for a new team member that adds value to our safety team, someone with a proven record in safety delivery, and someone who has vision for moving safety to the next level. The ideal candidate will hit the ground running and possess a toolbox of best-in-class safety ideas and best practices: To be successful in this position you must be passionate about providing excellent safety training and service. You must enjoy and be able to support a team environment. If this describes you, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Safety Specialist.
The Department of Personnel & Administration (DPA) delivers the operational infrastructure on which state government functions. The programs and services provided by DPA are vital to the efficient operation of state government and customer service is the primary goal of each of DPA's divisions. Our customer base includes other state agencies, state employees, and the public.

DPA requires a team that is dedicated to building and sustaining public confidence in effective and efficient government. The department employs a wide variety of trade and professional disciplines, which allows for long-term career growth. In return for the skilled work you do, DPA provides a highly competitive compensation and benefits package to accompany employment opportunities.

Among the benefits offered are:
  • Strong, yet flexible retirement benefits includingPERADefined Benefit Plan,PERADefined Contribution Planplus401K and457 plans
  • Medical and dental health plans
  • Paid life insurance
  • Automatic short-term (and optional long-term) disability coverage
  • 10 paid holidays per year plus generous annual and sick leave
  • ECO PASS offered at a reduced cost (in some locations)
  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible work schedules, training opportunities and more
  • Visit DPA's website to watch theBenefits Overview videofor details on the benefits offered to employees and to learn about theState's Employee Value Proposition.

    Our values are:
    Service - Being helpful, useful, timely, and efficient in our actions, results, and communications

    Teamwork - Collaborating with and empowering each other to achieve success

    Integrity - Being honest and fair in our work and relationships

    Responsiveness - Engaging and following through in a way that promotes respect, energy, creativity, and adaptability

    Transparency - Operating with accountability, clarity, and ethics in a way that builds and sustains trust

    If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference and build greater public confidence in good government, consider joining the dedicated people of the State of Colorado. Our professionals strive to support state government and the citizens of Colorado. Customer service is a key component for every position in state government as is the focus on ideas and ways to redesign the delivery of services in making state government more:
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    The State Risk Management Office provides insurance coverage and loss control prevention in the areas of general liability (personal injury, bodily injury, and property damage) to third parties, workers' compensation injuries to state employees, and casualty damage to state real property and building contents, including: 1) investigation, adjustment and legal defense of claims; 2) develop and implement approaches to addressing statewide liability and property exposures, establish and administer a State Property and Facilities Inspection program, and mitigating risk; 3) provide internal and external guidance on interpretation of legislation, contracts, subrogation and risk financing alternatives; and 4) advise state managers on risk issues that impact budgets and operations, all under the Colorado Risk Management Act and the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act. Description of Job

    Our team is made up of dedicated safety professionals who deliver world class workplace safety consultations and hazard mitigation recommendations to the departments, offices and employees of the State of Colorado. The safety services we provide are vital to the employees and citizens of the State ofColorado.


  • Provide expert safety services to state departments and institutions of higher education

  • Attend safety committee meetings as a safety subject matter expert/safety consultant, report accident statistics, suggest and assist in developing safety programs and provide recommendations regarding hazard recognition and mitigation

  • Inspect state property and/or review state property inspection forms completed by agencies, report facility safety hazards and recommend solutions to the proper authority

  • Provide and manage the online ergonomic program, train identified department employees on ergonomic assessments throughout the State, conduct ergonomic evaluations of workplaces and recommend changes in workstations or ergonomic equipment to reduce risk of injuries as needed

  • Review workers' compensation claims and analyze data for trending incidents and injuries

  • Provide both remote and on-site safety advice and consultation concerning safety compliance with applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards involving safety, liability, property loss, and workers' compensation issues

  • Manage, compile, review, analyze, and interpret statistical data on incident occurrences, accident losses and exposures; evaluate and prepare loss reports and present to departments and institutions of higher education

  • Develop and administer research studies on safety issues and deficiencies

  • Review and evaluate new industry developments and equipment to communicate, motivate, advise, and lead implementation by state departments and institutions of higher education, on current and appropriate equipment and techniques to eliminate or minimize hazards

  • Develop, evaluate, maintain and coordinate education and training materials on safety, liability, property, and workers' compensation topics

  • Travel statewide to present seminars and training to departments and institutions of higher education

  • Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

    *A Human Resources Analyst will only review the work experience/job duties sections of the online job application to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Cover letters and resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of the official State of Colorado online application, but may be attached. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications to continue in the selection process for this position. Work experience and qualifications must be specifically documented on your online application. Do not use 'see resume' or 'see attached' statements on your application. Resumes WILL NOT be reviewed for minimum qualification screening.

    Education and Experience :

    Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Environmental Health and Safety or a related field AND two years of professional experience in environmental health and safety as a primary duty, which must include two of the following:

  • Providing safety consultation to a mediumto large employer

  • Developing and presenting safety training

  • Developing and implementing safety and programs, policies, and plans

  • Substitutions:

    A combination of work experience in a professional safety capacity which provided the same level of knowledge acquired in the required education section above, may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor's degree

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), US Department of Transportation (DOT) and Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) regulations and standards.

  • Developed accurate and diverse safety training materials and conducted safety training to large and small groups in both classroom and field locations

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication and public speaking skills

  • Professional experience in ergonomic evaluations; safety consultation; property inspections, identify workplace hazards; and developing safety programs, policies, and plans

  • Conducting post incident root cause analysis with a focus on eliminating recurrences.

    Conditions of Employment:

  • A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted as part of the selection process.
  • ?This position is required to travel to agencies statewide for meetings and trainings.


    If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.

    Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

    Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at

    A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-###-####. Phone: 303-###-####. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination. Supplemental Information

    The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.
    Department of Personnel & Administration is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Ome Enebeli, call 303-###-####

    Associated topics: constable, environment, environmental, hospital, nursing, safe, safety, sewer system, wastewater, wwtp * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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