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Job Title: Safety Training Specialist
Company: University of Nevada Las Vegas
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada - USA

Application Procedure:


Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Applicants chosen for in person interviews will be asked to prepare a short 10-minute presentation on any safety subject of their choosing and present that to the hiring committee. Candidates may use any form of delivery they choose including PowerPoint presentations. Basic audio and visual equipment will be provided to aid in the delivery of the presentation.

Materials should be addressed to ‘Search Committee Chair’, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or [email protected].

Job Description:


Primary duties for the Safety Training Specialist will include:

  • Identify training needs, publicize training dates, and schedule training classes.
  • Present in-person and virtual training classes.
  • Develop lesson plans for training classes.
  • Assist UNLV employees and students with the registration of safety training classes.
  • Certify equipment operators
  • Process course completions and training records updates.
  • Handle requests for assistance and communicate training program information with departments.

Secondary duties include:

  • Review OSHA and other safety standards to ensure compliance with training courses.
  • Update existing safety training presentations as needed.
  • Review drafts of new or revised safety training courses.
  • Assist with training course development for the web based training platform.
  • Provide assistance to department and Business Affairs staff members.
  • Participate in meetings, safety committees and other events, as needed.
  • Serve as backup for emergency response exercises/real world scenarios.

This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent and 1 – 3 years of practical experience in developing lesson plans and conducting in person safety training.

Additionally 1-3 years of experience and knowledge of:

  • Presentation techniques including the use of audio/visual projection equipment during training courses, and how to deliver effective training.
  • Experience operating computers, software, and other electronic devices relative to training.
  • Understanding of OSHA standards.
  • Developing PowerPoint presentations.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university as recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

3 – 5 years of experience. Knowledge of:

  • OSHA standards, NFPA requirements, NRS and NAC codes and requirements.
  • Authorized OSHA 10 and 30 hour outreach trainer.
  • Credentialed as an equipment trainer for forklifts and mobile elevated work platforms.
  • First-Aid and CPR instructor.
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