Position Information

Posting Title
Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator

Job Requisition Number

Position Number

Job Type

Division Name
Risk Management

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

Notes to Applicants
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When completing the City of Austin employment application:

  • Please be sure to detail on the application all previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications. Please include contact information from previous employers.
  • A detailed, complete employment application is required. It helps us to better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Be sure to provide job title and employment dates for all jobs you wish to be considered.
  • A resume is required but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Please do not use the phrase “see resume” or refer to other documents to complete your application. Do not leave the “Duties and Responsibilities” sections blank. These will be considered incomplete applications. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
If you are selected for hire:
  • Verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or GED, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees) is required. You must provide proof of education from an accredited organization or institution. You must also provide proof of your professional licenses or certifications.
  • If you are in the military or are a military veteran, you will need to provide a copy of the Member 4 page of your DD-214 prior to confirming a start date.
Driving Requirement:
This position requires a Valid Texas Class C Driver License or the ability to acquire one by your hire date. External New Hires must meet the City of Austin’s Driver Record Evaluation ( DRE ) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months.

Effective October 1, 2014, all Austin Water worksite locations are tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any AW worksite – including construction sites, parking lot, garage or in any personal vehicle located on the premises.

Pay Range
$31.65 – $39.56

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

Job Close Date

Type of Posting

Austin Water Utility


Grant Funded or Pooled Position
Not Applicable


3907 S Industrial Dr, Austin, TX 78744

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
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
  • Develops and implements comprehensive safety and training programs to ensure adherence to safety practices and procedures.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Provides advice and counsel to management and other employee groups on a broad range of occupational safety issues and decisions.
  • Develops and conducts occupational safety training for various workgroups, including evaluation and modification of programs to meet Local, State, and Federal OSHA requirements.
  • Coordinates occupational safety activities which may include conducting safety drills, inspections, investigations, or other safety program events.
  • 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.
  • Researches occupational safety information to assure the best available methods and equipment are adopted to minimize the hazards in the work place.

Responsibilities– Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
  • May be responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
  • 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.

Criminal Background Investigation
This position does not require a Criminal Background Investigation

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within
the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.