Safety Officer

City of West Palm Beach


West Palm Beach, FL 33401


$81,480 – $122,237
per year

Under general direction, develops and implements the City’s Environmental Health and Safety Programs, DOT and Drug Free Workplace Alcohol and Drug Testing programs, and American with Disabilities Act (ADA) program; conducts facilities inspections to include workplace hazard assessments, accident investigations, collects, and evaluates injury reports, tracks accident trends, and develops programs to minimize risk; develops and conducts EHS training programs for employees, supervisors, managers, directors, and officials to comply with Federal and State laws and regulations; develops and implements programs to properly manage and dispose of hazardous waste, conduct AST/UST inspections, respond to reported HAZMAT Spills and coordinates with Federal and State regulators for clean-up actions; develops and submits annual reports to the State in regards to AST/UST programs.  Coordinates with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) or the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for hazardous waste operations or spills; develop and implement EHS procedures to insure City compliance with State and Federal laws and regulations; conducts program assessments to identify departmental program deficiencies; supervises the workers’ compensation, general liability, EHS and Medical Service function, including drug and alcohol testing; develops bid specifications, and monitors work for services such as, safety and environmental training, hazardous materials response and clean-up, medical director services, lead paint and asbestos removal, industrial hygiene, ergonomic and in-door air evaluations and other support programs; attends and chairs numerous City safety committees, takes and publishes minutes and develops and publish required safety bulletins, documents, newsletters and web page updates; and performs other duties as assigned.  This position reports to the Risk Manager.

Job Requirements

The position requires a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Safety, Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Technology or Business Administration, or related field and five (5) years of professional experience in Safety Management, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.  One (1) year of supervisory experience is required.


A current and valid Florida driver’s license is required.  For application purposes, a valid driver’s license from any state (equivalent to a State of Florida Class E) may be utilized; with the ability to obtain the State of Florida driver’s license within thirty (30) days from date of employment.

How to Apply

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