Position Title: Safety Officer

Salary: $51,500.00 - $54,590.00 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:
  • High School diploma and seven (7) years of experience in Safety Engineering or other Occupational Safety/Health Science related field, or
  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety Engineering or other Occupational Safety/Health Science related field AND three (3) years of related experience in Safety Management.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training, or experience is acceptable.

Designation as an Associate Safety Professional or other Accident and Illness Prevention Service Provider Qualification within Section 1001(a) of the Workers’ Compensation Act is a plus.

Experience with PennDOT Pub 408, EPA’s Resource Control and Recovery Act, and Department of Transportation Regulations pertaining to Hazardous Materials is desirable.

Applicants must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License throughout employment.

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. 

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Safety and Compliance Officer, the Safety Officer plans, directs, and implements Allegheny County’s Safety Program to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. This position works in an office and in the field in a variety of settings. The incumbent may be required to travel to off-site locations.



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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Project management.
  • Current safety industry best practices standards.
  • Local, state, and federal safety laws.

Skill in:

  • Microsoft Office Suite

Ability to:

  • Prioritize and organize safety issues.
  • Analyze and resolve emergency situations quickly.
  • Lead a team.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Effectively manage time, tasks, deadlines, and multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Maintain productive working relationships with staff, Departments, and external organizations.
  • Frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds.

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