Public Works Safety, Health, & Training Coordinator

JOB CODE: 1919


SALARY RANGE: $55,098 - $92,726

Office of Business Operations and Capital Programs

Under the direction of an employee of a higher classification, performs responsible administrative, professional, and supervisory work in the Workforce Development Division for Public Works departments. Work involves coordinating the Safety and Health program, including education/training needs for the departments. Works closely with the Assistant Public Works Director of Management/Finance and the Department of Human Resources. Supervision is exercised over professional, technical, and clerical employees. Work requires exceptional teamwork and the use of independent judgment within established policy guidelines. Performs other work as requested.

Directly supervises the employees in the Workforce Development Division. Develops long and short term goals, objectives, and procedures for workforce development; sets priorities and ensures that goals and objectives are met. Coordinates the safety program for Public Works departments; develops and revises the safety policies and procedures; provides training to new hires and current employees to prevent safety and health problems; conducts and participates in safety meetings; prepares and distributes monthly reports to appraise and quantify results of the safety program. Participates in the collection of documentation and data to support claims of accidents, injuries, and incidents. Facilitates the accident review process in accordance with City-Parish procedures. Oversees the workers' compensation and accident/injury processes through the City-Parish claims administrator. Oversees the family medical leave requests, random drug testing, and background check processes for a large and diverse workforce. Ensures staff understands and applies City-Parish rules and federal, state, and local codes and ordinances. Assists department leaders with revising policy and procedures manuals; analyzes and interprets City-Parish and departmental rules, policies, and procedures. Serves on various committees that establish policy for Public Works departments. Interviews, selects, trains, and evaluates employees; ensures employees adhere to City-Parish and departmental policies and procedures; disciplines employees when necessary.

Knowledge of the operations, functions, policies, and procedures of the Public Works departments. Knowledge of the Plan of Government provisions, Rules Governing Employees in the Classified Service, and City-Parish ordinances. Knowledge of the Family Medical Leave Act. Knowledge of basic mathematics and statistics used to make moderately complex computations. Ability to develop and oversee a safety program to address the needs of Public Works departments. Ability to identify safety problems and schedule appropriate training programs. Ability to supervise a staff of professional, technical, and clerical personnel. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department leaders, employees, contractors, and outside vendors. Ability to express facts and ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, to groups and to individuals. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.


Bachelor's degree in public or business administration, management, one recognized branches of engineering, safety management, occupational safety, or a closely related field, and six years of experience in a safety and health program, including two years of experience in conducting training programs and two years of supervisory experience (may include project management).

Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) Possession of a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification issued by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals at the time of appointment or within six months of employment. Must have a valid Louisiana driver's license at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment in this classification.


The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.