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Position Title: Safety Officer

Salary: $48,000 – $53,000 per year

How to Apply:

Applications are submitted online until the position is filled and/or the posting is closed. After reviewing this job announcement, please click on the link at the bottom of the page to apply online. A resume is required with the application. Further instructions on submission of documents are available in the online application. A resume may not be substituted for an application.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Safety Engineering or other occupational Safety/Health Science related field AND three years of related experience in General Industry. An equivalent combination of education and/or related work experience may be substituted.

Designation as an Associate Safety Professional and/or other Accident and Illness Prevention Service Provider Qualification within Section 1001(a) of the Workers’ Compensation Act are preferred. Experience with PennDOT Pub 408, EPA’s Resource Control and Recovery Act, Department of Transportation Regulations pertaining to Hazardous Materials are preferred.

It is the policy of Allegheny County that in order to receive a final offer of employment, candidates must successfully pass a background check, which includes verification of Allegheny County Real Estate Tax status, and drug/medical examinations as required for the position.

Additionally, it is the policy of Allegheny County that in order to receive a final offer of employment, candidates for positions within the executive branch must provide proof of a Covid-19 vaccination. The prospective employee will need to be fully vaccinated or have at least one shot of a two-shot series before beginning work. Any employee who does not receive and provide proof of the second shot within 30 days will have their probationary employment terminated. Allegheny County will allow for medical and religious exemptions from the requirements in accordance with state and federal law.

Position Summary:

This position plans, directs, and implements Allegheny County’s Safety Program to ensure a safe, healthy, and accident-free work environment under the direction of the County Safety and Compliance Manager.

Work is performed in an office setting and in the field in a variety of settings. Position requires travel to off-site locations and may require attendance at evening meetings and support of special project deadlines outside the normal workweek.  

  • Implements prevention strategies and accident investigation training.
  • Assists County agencies to maintain safe and healthy working conditions.
  • Trains supervisors, managers, and employees regarding safety issues and safe work conditions.
  • Supplies signs, posters, barriers, and other materials to warn of and/or prevent hazardous conditions/areas.
  • Ensures compliance with relevant federal, state and local laws, regulations and guidelines.
  • Creates corrective and/or preventative maintenance plans, when necessary, in order to maintain compliance with applicable codes.
  • Assists in devising and administers testing procedures, safety inspections, education programs, and tours.
  • Assists in administering training programs for managers and employees.
  • Assists in implementing work site safety practices and fire prevention.
  • Assists in inspecting County facilities to detect existing and/or potential accident and health hazards.
  • Instructs County employees on correct handling techniques for chemicals, toxins, equipment, and other materials in compliance with the current OSHA Global Harmonization standards.
  • Conducts inspection of work areas as well as fire inspections.
  • Assists in investigation of accidents and injuries.
  • Assists in preparation of evidence for use in hearings, lawsuits, and insurance investigations/litigation.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of:
  • Microsoft Office Products including Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Knowledge of project management.
  • Current industry standards for safety best practices.
  • Local, state, and federal safety laws.

Ability to:
  • Communicate effectively written, orally, and electronically.
  • Manage multiple priorities at once.
  • Display excellent leadership abilities.
  • Analyze and resolve emergency situations quickly.
  • Work under pressure.
  • Prioritize and organize safety issues.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands, fingers, handle, feel, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Specific communication abilities required by this job includes the ability to hear and speak over a telephone. Specific duties that require these physical demands include computer use. Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Residency: Allegheny County within 1 year.
Veterans' Preference: Will be awarded to eligible candidates.