Safety Specialist (Streets and Roads)

The purpose of this classification is to support assigned safety program that includes conducting safety education and training programs, investigating accidents, and conducting departmental safety inspections.


Bachelor’s degree or education and training equivalent to four (4) years of college education in safety and loss control, engineering, occupational safety, safety administration, industrial hygiene, or related field; and, a minimum of six (6) years of experience in loss control, safety training, and accident investigation; or, an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.


  • Collaborates and coordinates the planning, implementation, and evaluation of new and existing safety and/or inspection programs. 
  • Conducts inspections and enforces adherence to laws and regulations governing the health and safety of individuals, as needed.
  • Represents the division in public meetings and coordinates with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies on various projects, as needed. 
  • Review, evaluate, and analyze work environments, equipment, and reports to control, eliminate, and prevent loss and accidents.
  • Acts as the Division’s insurance coordinator, as needed. 


Must obtain a Valid Kentucky Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) – Class A and a valid Department of Transportation (DOT) Medical Examiner’s Certificate within the first six (6) months of employment and must be maintained as a condition of employment (Allows you to operate any combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating (GCVR) of 26,001 or more pounds, provided the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds). 

Must obtain Endorsement N – Tank Vehicles (For vehicles designed to haul liquids or liquefied gases in bulk in permanently mounted tanks or portable tanks rated at 1,000 gallons or more) within the first six (6) months of employment and must be maintained as a condition of employment.


Must be able to operate Urban County Government equipment and vehicles in a safe, prudent and responsible manner.

All positions require drug testing before employment and may require a post-job offer physical as stated in Ordinances 21-14(b), 22-13 and 23-16.

Pursuant to the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and to sections 21-52, 22-34 and 23-50 of the Code of Ordinances, all employees must remain drug and alcohol free when reporting to work, while at work and while engaged in any work related activities.

Based on Federal Regulations 19-10 this position may be eligible for and offered the hepatitis vaccinations.  In addition, employees will be required to sign a statement stating they have accepted or declined the hepatitis vaccination.


EXAMINATION will be a training and experience evaluation from information provided on the application at filing deadline date weighted at 100% of the final score.