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Safety Specialist I

Posted: 05/15/2024

Salary: $65,268.00 - $91,380.00 Annually
Location: Sacramento, CA
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: 2024-00178
Department: Safety & Environmental
Opening Date: 05/14/2024
Closing Date: 6/10/2024 11:59 PM Pacific
Recruitment Type: Internal/External

The purpose of this position is to assist in the development, implementation and audit of the District’s safety programs including, but not limited to, Safety Management System (SMS), Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), Injury and Illness Prevention Program, (IIPP), Hazard-Communications, numerous Employee Safety Programs, as well as various Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) programs.  This is accomplished by providing technical expertise and assistance to various departments by conducting hazard assessments, inspections, audits, training, accident/incident investigation, failure analyses, sampling and analytical testing, safety oversight, and report writing and review.  Performs related duties as required.

Examples of Duties

  • Assist with conducting hazard assessments, safety reviews, audits, inspections, and testing in the areas of fire/life safety, safety certification, and transit operations at District facilities, operations divisions, construction sites, work practices, equipment, and safety devices.  Performs ergonomic evaluations of employee computer workstations; operations facilities; and operators’ compartments to provide recommendations to reduce workplace musculoskeletal disorders.  
  • Assists with investigations and analysis of industrial and vehicle accidents, assess findings to identify the root cause of current and future vehicle accidents and occupational injuries.  Assists in the development and implementation of emergency preparedness programs with the District's emergency teams.  Generates required documentation related to accident investigations. 
  • Assists in the formulation of departmental safety policies and procedures.  Maintains data and prepares reports for various programs and submits compliance related reports and forms to various regulatory agencies.  Conducts research on regulatory requirements, communicates new and updated regulations and standards.  Compiles safety certification data and prepares various reports as required by regulatory agencies.
  • Collects samples of materials for analysis and maintain related databases.  Participates in various safety meetings including department meetings.  Assists with on-site construction safety inspections.
  • Assists in the development of training programs and conducts training for new employees/contractors, as well as on-going training of employees/contractors regarding all safety related matters including State and Federal laws, RT specific policies, as well as safety equipment and tools.  Maintains training records.

Minimum Qualifications
A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. SacRT reserves the right to determine the equivalences of education and experience.

Education:  Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Environmental or Occupational Health and/or Safety or a related field.

Experience: No experience is required; however, some experience performing safety  related tasks is desirable.

Certification & Other Requirements: Possession of a valid driver's license is required with the ability to obtain and maintain a valid California Class C driver's license. 

Filing Instructions/Supplemental Information
The minimum qualifications as stated on this job announcement represent only the basic requirements of the position. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee that a candidate will be invited to participate in other examination segments of the selection process.  An employment application, as outlined above, is required for this position.  Applications, job announcements, and the complete job description are available at our website at

Completed employment application, and proof of education, as outlined above, must be submitted online no later than Monday, June 10, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. SacRT will not process incomplete applications. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of an application but may be included with the application. For more information on benefits, a summary sheet is available from the Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment process to accommodate candidates with disabilities. For more information, contact the Human Resources Department at (916) 556-0298.
SacRT has a stand-alone pension plan which is not part of, nor does it have reciprocity with CalPERS.

SacRT is an Equal Opportunity EOE Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. 

This position falls under the AFSCME, Local 146 Bargaining Agreement.

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