Safety Specialist III

Posted: May 15, 2018

STATE OF COLORADO invites applications for the position of:  SAFETY SPECIALIST III This position is open only to Colorado state residents.



LOCATION: Denver, Colorado


PRIMARY PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: Department of Personnel & Administration Division of Human Resources 1525 Sherman Street Denver, CO



$4,117.00 Monthly


SALARY NOTE: Although the full salary range for this position is provided, appointments are typically made at or near the range minimum.


OPENING DATE: 05/14/18


CLOSING DATE: 05/21/18 11:59 PM


JOB TYPE: Full Time



This position is only open to Colorado state residents.   The Department of Personnel & Administration (DPA) provides the infrastructure by which the rest of state government operates. The programs and services provided by DPA are vitally important to the efficient and effective operation of state government. Due to the nature of the Department’s business, service to customers is the Department’s driving force. The Department’s customer base is three fold: DPA serves state agencies, state employees, and the public.   Our values are:  Integrity – Being honest and fair in our work and relationships Teamwork – Collaborating with and empowering each other to achieve success Responsiveness – Engaging and following through in a way that promotes respect, energy, creativity, and adaptability Transparency – Operating with accountability, clarity, and ethics in a way that builds and sustains trust Service – Being helpful, useful, timely, and efficient in our actions, results, and communications   If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference and build greater public confidence in good government, consider joining the dedicated people of the State of Colorado. Our professionals strive to support state government and the citizens of Colorado. Customer service is a key component for every position in state government as is the focus on ideas and ways to redesign the delivery of services in making state government more:

  • Effective. Measure every aspect of government to be sure it’s doing what it’s supposed to do and to look at outcomes to judge whether our programs are successful.
  • Efficient. Deliver services in ways that are timely and effective including identifying waste and duplication and measure for efficiency.
  • Elegant. Deliver state services in a way that elevates both the state employee and the person receiving state services.

In addition to a great location and rewarding meaningful work, we offer:

  • Excellent work-life programs, such as training opportunities and more
  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401K and 457 plans
  • Medical and dental health plans
  • Paid basic life insurance
  • Short and optional long-term disability coverage
  • 10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave



We are looking for a new team member that adds value to our safety team, someone with a proven record in safety delivery, and someone who has vision for moving safety to the next level.  The ideal candidate will hit the ground running and possess a toolbox of best-in-class safety ideas and best practices:  To be successful in this position you must be passionate about providing excellent safety training and service.  You must enjoy and be able to support a team environment.  If this describes you, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Safety Specialist. Our team is made up of dedicated safety professionals who deliver world class safety alternatives. We believe in supporting each other in our daily work.  We live safety and believe that the service we provide is vitally important to the employees and citizens of the State of Colorado. Duties:  Provide expert safety and loss control services to state departments and institutions of higher education which may include:

  • Attend safety committee meetings as a resource/consultant and report accident statistics, suggests loss control programs and ideas
  • Inspect state property and/or review state property inspection forms completed by agencies, report on safety hazards and recommend solutions
  • Conduct ergonomic evaluations of workplaces, recommend changes in workstations or ergonomic equipment to reduce risk of injuries
  • Workers Compensation claim review and analysis
  • Provide remote and on-site advice and consultation concerning compliance with applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards involving safety, liability, property loss and workers’ compensation issues
  • Manage, compile, review and analyze and interpret statistical data on incident occurrences, accident losses and exposures, evaluate and prepare loss reports and present to departments and institutions of higher education.
  • Develop and administer research studies on safety problems.
  • Review and evaluate new industry developments and equipment to communicate, motivate, advise and lead implementation by state departments and institutions of higher education on current and appropriate devices and techniques to eliminate or minimize hazards.
  • Develop, evaluate, maintain and coordinate education and training materials on safety and loss control and liability property and workers’ compensation topics.
  • Travels statewide to present seminars to departments and institutions of higher education.



Only your on-line application will be reviewed. “See Resume” will not be accepted. You may attach a resume and cover letter to your on-line application. Part of, or the entire comparative analysis for this position may involve a review of the information you submit on your on-line application, resume and/or cover letter. Therefore, it is paramount that any experience portion of your on-line application you describe the extent to which you possess the experience as well as the preferred qualifications outlined and the supplemental questions in the job announcement. Failure to include adequate information, follow instructions may affect the assessment of your submittal and prevent you from competing in subsequent measures used to arrive at a top group of applicants. Failure to provide a transcript or credential evaluation report may result in your application being rejected and you will not be able to continue in the selection process for this announcement. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in risk management or a related field AND two years of professional experience in risk management safety and loss control which must include two of the following:

  • Providing safety and loss control consultation to a medium to large employer
  • Developing/presenting safety and loss control training
  • Developing and implementing safety and loss control programs, policies, and plans

Substitutions: A combination of work experience in safety and loss control which provided the same kind, amount, and level of knowledge acquired in the required education, may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor’s degree. Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be willing and able to travel independently throughout the state on an occasional basis
  • Must have and maintain a current valid state of Colorado driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications and Required Competencies:

  • Comprehensive knowledge Environmental Protection agency (EPA), US Department of Transportation (DOT) and Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) regulations and standards.
  • Developed training materials on safety and loss control.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication and public speaking skills
  • Professional experience in ergonomic evaluations, safety and loss control consultation, property inspections to identify workplace hazards, presenting safety and loss control training, developing safety and loss control training, developing safety and loss control programs, policies, and plans and conducting root cause analysis on workplace accidents.

APPEAL RIGHTS: If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging. Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

HOW TO APPLY: Thank you for your interest. Submit an on-line application by clicking the link below or submit a State of Colorado Application for Announced Vacancy and all supplemental questions according to the instructions provided below. Failure to submit a complete and timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that application materials are received by the appropriate Human Resources office before the closing date and time listed above.


TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED:  An unofficial copy of transcripts must be submitted at the time of application. Transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. This documentation is the responsibility of the applicant and must be included as part of your application materials. Failure to provide a transcript or credential evaluation report may result in your application being rejected and you will not be able to continue in the selection process for this announcement.


IF NOT APPLYING ON-LINE, SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Department of Personnel & Administration Human Resources Unit 1525 Sherman Street, 5th Floor Denver CO 80203




METHODS OF APPOINTMENT: Appointment to the vacancy or vacancies represented by this announcement is expected to be from the eligible list created. However, at the discretion of the appointing authority, the position(s) may be filled by another method of appointment for a valid articulated business reason.



APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:[0]=Department%20of%20Personnel%20%26%20Administration&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending

Position #AAA-09116 05-2018  SAFETY SPECIALIST III  GV



SAFETY SPECIALIST III Supplemental Questionnaire





Describe any Risk Management safety and best practices that you have implemented in your current or previous position.



What specific risk management recommendations do you have in making a good safety program even better.



Describe a particular risk management safety plan or procedure that you implemented that was particularly effective and how did you measure the effectiveness of the plan or process.

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Georgia Valdez

Human Resources Business Partner


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