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Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator

Austin, TX

Minimum Qualifications

Education and/or Equivalent Experience: 

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in related field, plus four (4) years of experience in the assigned area of specialization.
  • Experience may substitute for the education up to the maximum of four (4) years.

Licenses or Certifications:

  • Valid Texas Driver License

Preferred Qualifications

Proffered Experience: 

  • Experience working in a utility or similarly regulated organization with high-risk environments such as construction, confined spaces, excavations, heavy equipment operations, warehouses, or plants.
  • Proficiency with computers and experience using Microsoft Suite products.
  • Strong verbal communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with different levels within an organization.
  • Experience working with internal and external business partners to manage occupational health requirements such as Drug and Alcohol Testing (DAT), Respiratory Physicals, and verifying CDL status.
  • Experience leading incident reporting and documentation for a large organization or acting as safety investigators or advisors to an operational group.
  • Experience working with safety incident data, safety metrics and KPI’s.
  • Experience conducting safety committees and delivering information and content.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

  1. Develops and implements comprehensive safety and training programs to ensure adherence to safety practices and procedures.
  2. Establishes standards and procedures, and performs facility and job site inspections to ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State, and Local laws, rules, regulations, or departmental safety policies and procedures.
  3. Participates, as necessary, in the preparation and monitoring of budget and contracts/contractors, and in the implementation of the departmental budget; and recommends and justifies capital expenditures.
  4. Conducts accident and incident investigations to determine root causes, and develops plans to prevent recurrence by inspecting or reviewing areas, equipment, processes, and work activities for hazardous conditions.
  5. Provides advice and counsel to management and other employee groups on a broad range of occupational safety issues and decisions.
  6. Develops and conducts occupational safety training for various workgroups, including evaluation and modification of programs to meet Local, State, and Federal OSHA requirements.
  7. Coordinates occupational safety activities which may include conducting safety drills, inspections, investigations, or other safety program events.
  8. Directs and reviews the analysis of accident or injury data by identifying trends, creating related reports, and including financial impact in an effort to develop proposed solutions to problems and identify the needs for new or modified occupational safety programs.
  9. Researches occupational safety information to assure the best available methods and

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws and ordinances governing occupational Safety.
  • Knowledge of City practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of safety policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of safety and risk management principles, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of training and learning principles.
  • Knowledge of financial analysis methods.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in using computers and related software.
  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
  • Skill in conducting investigations.
  • Skill in identifying safety and risk hazards.
  • Ability to handle hostility, conflict, and uncertain situations.
  • Ability to present oral presentations and training.
  • Ability to use the computerized tools, databases, and communications techniques used in human resources within the City of Austin municipal government.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
  • Ability to develop and maintain current knowledge of occupational health and safety programs.
  • Ability to develop and facilitate training sessions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees and the public.

Pay Range

$31.65 – $39.56


Monday – Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with some flexibility.


Austin Water Utility


3907 S Industrial Dr, Austin, TX 78744

Criminal Background Investigation

This position does not require a Criminal Background Investigation

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