Job Title:Safety Coordinator
Company:City of Punta Gorda
Location: Punta Gorda, Florida - USA

Application Procedure:

City of Punta Gorda Human Resources
[email protected]

Job Description:

A professional position that coordinates with the HR Manager to create, plan, maintain and oversee the overall safety program for The City. Schedules and coordinates safety trainings and briefings. Will perform accident investigations, onsite inspections, and appraise worker safety issues such as hazards or exposures. Ensures that all work is performed in accordance with established OSHA rules and regulations applicable to local government operations. Position works closely and in tandem with the Risk Coordinator.

Essential FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned as dictated by operational necessity.

  • Develop, implement, and nurture a City-wide culture of safety through training, risk assessments, and prevention programs to help prevent, reduce, or eliminate work related accidents and injuries.
  • Develop, monitor, and manage programs to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local safety-related regulations, in addition to other environmental health, safety, and loss prevention standards and guidelines.
  • Investigate accidents to determine cause and recommend preventive measures and corrective actions.
  • Perform regular safety inspections of City work operations, grounds, buildings, and equipment to identify hazards and incidents of regulatory non-compliance and recommend corrective measures.
  • Conduct inspections and surveys on occupational health and safety conditions at City facilities, work sites, equipment, and construction projects. Inspect work areas for compliance with laws, policies, rules, and regulations. Communicate corrective measures needed to management. Review and re-check progress on a regular basis until compliance is reached.
  • Evaluate the adequacy of corrective actions to correct unsafe acts, conditions, or safety violations. Implement processes to enforce safety requirements.
  • Ensure City employees and or contractors to implement safety practices, corrective actions, and or precautions. Ensure employees follow safety practices and use applicable personal protective equipment and other safety gear.
  • Review, maintain, and update the Safety Manual.
  • Act as liaison to safety committee to oversee implementation of programs and
  • Oversee the City CDL training program.
  • Oversee MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) requirements for The City.
  • Drive City or personal vehicle to perform job duties to various site locations regularly as required.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to carry out each essential duty or responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities; education and/or experience; and certificates or licenses required in order to fill the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. In lieu of certain requirements listed below, Employee may accrue or acquire certain specified time in service, specialized skills, and/or certifications, thereby qualifying for this position through the City’s career progression policy.


  • Considerable knowledge of municipal safety and occupational health programs, rules, laws, and regulations.
  • Ability to develop and implement effective employee safety programs.
  • Ability to inspect work sites, areas, and accidents and make objective reports and findings.
  • A strong communicator, with advanced skills in communication both written and orally.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Ability to follow through and work independently on routine assignments.
  • Effective computer skills including Microsoft Office, scanning, and reporting.
  • Ability to apply advanced mathematical skills, convert units of measure, draw, and interpret graphs.
  • Ability to demonstrate investigative techniques, problem solving, and complex reasoning skills.
  • Self-motivated and ability to initiate innovative safety programs.
  • Knowledge of confidentiality and ability to maintain such.
  • Knowledge of ADA, and FDOT requirements such as LAP.


  • Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in Safety or Risk Management or a related field of study.
  • Three (3) years of prior job experience in safety administration.
  • CSP (Certified Safety Professional) designation is desirable.
  • FEMA CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) and FEMA Incident Management and National Preparedness certification desirable.
  • NIMS (National Incident Management System) IS-800, IS-200, and IS-100 desirable.
  • ARM (Associate in Risk Management) is desirable and required within 1 year of hire.
  • ADA certification desirable and required with 1 year of hire.
  • Valid Florida driver’s license, preference for a Commercial Driver’s License especially class A.
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