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Safety Training Manager (OCE)

Location : Ocala
Job Type : Regular
Reference Code : 11387980
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 4
Required Education : Bachelor's Degree
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
This is a managerial position responsible for employee training and certifying; assessing, planning, developing, coordinating, and implementing technical safety and training programs for the Office of the County Engineer. The position is part of the Office of the County Engineers senior managerial staff leading and serving professional, para-professional, technical, and skilled labor workforces to provide for the construction, operation and maintenance or roadway and stormwater systems.


Essential Functions

The following statements describe the principal functions of this job and its scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including working in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the work load. 

  • Identifies and implements safety compliance training and education considering federal, state, and local laws, rules, codes and regulations; County and departmental policies and procedures; and specific work program needs.

  • Recommends, develops and effectively promotes and upholds policies, procedures, and staff accountability.

  • Recommends and develops safety training curriculums and lesson plans. Coordinates, conducts and instructs safety and technical training programs.

  • Recommends and assists in the development of equipment training programs. Oversees equipment training throughout the department and coordinates with other departments. Administers the equipment training certification program. Maintains familiarity with departmental equipment, manufacturer specifications and operational needs to effectively provide training on safety features and safe operational use.

  • Conducts and performs work site and facility safety inspections.

  • Assesses the effectiveness of occupational safety and technical training efforts. Evaluates effectiveness of interventions or solutions through participant feedback, test instruments, and reports.

  • Develops, maintains and administers content and format of training records. Maintains safety and training policies and records in a manner accessible to all throughout the department.

  • Prepares and coordinates occupational safety and training reports.

  • Recommends, develops, maintains and administers safety award programs.

  • Responsible for compliance concerning storage and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous materials in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, rules, codes, laws, and regulations.

  • Must be able to respond to emergency and after-hour calls on nights and weekends. May act in a command role or various support functions as needed during major incidents .

  • Reviews and researches safety equipment, tools, and materials. Makes purchasing recommendations.

  • Assists managers in the development of long and short range safety and training goals for the department. Assists with the development of budget strategies, implementation plans and resources needed to achieve goals.

  • Responsible for budget preparation regarding safety and training items. Monitors and analyzes technical training costs and associated benefits.

  • Participates in accident/incident investigations. Monitors and analyzes accident/incident injuries, damage, and overall associated costs.

  • Reviews all Office of the County Engineer incident reports and verifies corrective actions to be taken. Promotes department-wide consistency on reviews and resulting actions.

  • Serves as liaison to the County Risk Management office.

  • Conducts incident review sessions with injured employees and their immediate supervisors.

  • Conducts vehicle and equipment incident review sessions with employees and their immediate supervisors.

  • Identifies violations, risks and/or safety issues. Develops and/or identifies precautions and corrective actions to avoid hazards and loss. Works with Office of the County Engineer employees and/or contractors to ensure implementation of safety practices, corrective actions and/or precautions are in place.

  • Establishes and enforces safety policies, procedures, and standards. Ensure employees follow established safety practices and use applicable personal protective equipment and other safety equipment.

  • Serves as Chair of the Office of the County Engineers safety committee. Develops agendas, schedules and leads meetings, participates in the identification of preventable incidents, and distributes committees findings and recommendations.

  • Develops, coordinates, and administers the Office of the County Engineers herbicide program for right-of-way maintenance.

  • Is the Office of the County Engineers departments liaison to the County Fleet Management department.

  • Reviews invoices and policies related to vehicles/equipment repairs and replacement as directed by the County Engineer.

  • Implements the organizations guiding principles and core values.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Secondary Functions

  • Performs field review and inspection of projects and maintenance on County Roadways, Right-of-Ways, Drainage Retention Areas and facilities.

  • Prepares contract documents, permitting, agreements, and related documentation for projects or programs under charge.

  • Assists, participates, and coordinates public meetings, contractor meetings, consultant meetings, and other meetings related to projects or programs under charge.

  • Receives and evaluates citizen and business complaints; coordinates the correction of such problems with appropriate staff.

  • Conducts field reviews of complaints and inquiries to analyze areas in question and

  • Conducts field reviews of completed projects to ensure adherence to established standards, plans, specifications, and related requirements.

  • Prepares regular status reports on progress of programs or projects. Maintains documentation related to other aspects of the work, such as citizen and business inquiries and complaints.

  • Conducts research and investigation related to assigned projects and functional area of responsibility. Documents findings and forwards reports/recommendations to proper staff

Required Qualifications :
 Education and Experience .

  • Bachelors Degree from accredited college or university in occupational health, safety or related field, a minimum of four years experience in safety management with two years supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience preferred in public works or road construction/maintenance.


  • Possession of a valid Florida Class E Drivers License for required travel

  • FDACS Public Right-of-Way Pesticide Applicators License or ability to obtain within 12 months


  • Hazardous Material Operator (40 hour) or ability to obtain within 12 months

  • Intermediate Maintenance of Traffic (IMOT) Instructor or ability to obtain within 12 months

  • National Incident Management System (NIMS) IS-700, IS-100, IS-200, IS-300, IS-400, IS-800 or ability to obtain within 12 months

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Trainer Instructor Certification preferred, CPR preferred.

Work Schedule: Full Time, hours not specified

Salary: $24.39 - $37.68 per hour, DOE

Skills :
Inspect facility or equipment for compliance Planning and development Scheduling Train staff
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