Safety and Industrial Hygiene Administrators

The Safety & Industrial Hygiene division within Denver Public Works is seeking two Senior Safety and Industrial Hygiene Administrators to develop and implement goals, objectives, and policies for a comprehensive occupational safety program to ensure compliance with occupational safety and health standards and enforce occupational safety and loss policies and procedures.

Public Works is committed to a culture that integrates safety into everything we do. The Safety and Industrial Hygiene division’s goal is to identify departmental safety needs based upon employee exposure to risk. Safety is a shared responsibility that employees must take ownership of in the performance of their duties. Together as a team, we inspire active employee involvement to achieve quality and excellence through continual improvement of all of our safety programs and services. People are our most important asset – their safety is our greatest responsibility.

Job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform specialized level occupational safety work developing and implementing goals, objectives, and policies for a comprehensive occupational safety program to ensure compliance with safety and health standards, and enforce occupational safety and loss policies and procedures in accordance with the City’s voluntary compliance of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and Executive Order 65 (Operational Safety and Health Program)
  • Utilize scientific principles to recognize, evaluate, and control workplace conditions that may cause injury, use environmental monitoring and analytical methods to detect the extent of worker exposure, and serve as the technical expert to senior management regarding occupational safety, security, and health issues
  • Develop long-range and short-term planning initiatives related to an occupational safety and industrial hygiene program
  • Develop, modify, and implement policies and procedures for occupational safety and health programs such as: Hazardous Materials, Department of Transportation Commercial Driver’s Licenses, Indoor Air Quality, Personal Protection Equipment, and Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Direct the development and implementation of training programs for a wide variety of occupational safety and health programs
  • Review inspection reports for jobsites and facilities to ensure that working conditions and methods used by employees and contract personnel follow occupational safety and health standards
  • Participate as a member of the Incident Command System (ICS), Emergency Operations Center (ECO), and other similar emergency command system structures, to assist with the management of the City’s prevention, preparedness, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery efforts in preparation for potential emergencies and disasters in accordance with Executive Order 85 (Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security)
  • Develop or modify workplans, methods, and procedures, determine work priorities, and develop work schedules to provide adequate staff coverage; provide work instruction and assist employees with difficult or unusual assignments; assign and distribute work, review work for accuracy and completeness, and return assignments with recommendations for proper completion
  • Resolve problems encountered during daily operations and determine appropriate solutions
  • Perform after-hours duty officer functions on a rotating basis, evaluate emergency and crisis incidents, coordinate agency or department level of response and allocation of resources, and perform operational duties at site of emergency or crisis

About You

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Master’s degree in safety engineering, industrial or environmental health and safety, a physical science, or a related field
  • Five or more years of occupational safety and health related experience
  • Experience in construction safety
  • Certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) or ability to obtain within first year of employment
  • Passion about the well-being of employees
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Safety Engineering, Industrial or Environmental Health and Safety, a physical science, or a related field
  • Experience: Three (3) years of professional level experience developing and implementing occupational safety and health policies and procedures, applying technological and scientific methods to reducing worker potential exposure to hazardous conditions and environments, and performing accident investigations
  • Licensures/Certification(s): Requires a valid driver’s license. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment
  • Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements

About Everything Else

Job Profile

CA0974 Safety and Industrial Hygiene Administrator

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Position Type


Position Salary Range

$71,382.00 – $114,211.00

Starting Pay

$71,382 – $92,797/year based on experience and education


Public Works

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