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The City of Worcester is an EEO/AA Employer. Preference is given to Worcester residents.

If you wish to apply for this position, the deadline is Open Until Filled. Please note the following application options for this position:
  • Applicants are Encouraged to Apply Online
  • By Mailing to the Department of Human Resources, ATTN: SAFETY SPECIALIST, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608
    (If applying via US Mail, please include a completed Application Questionnaire & VSID)
Human Resources
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Full Time
40 Per Week
$68,312 - $83,381 annually


The City of Worcester seeks qualified applicants for the position of Safety Specialist for the Safety and Health Division in the Human Resources Department. Under the direction of the Director of Labor Relations, the Safety Specialist is responsible for assisting the Risk Management Officer, in the administration and implementation of HR Safety & Health programs and functions. The position will provide administrative and advisory support in various areas of City employment, ensuring adherence to proper implementation of the safety plan and monitor the safety & health of employees in accordance with City policies, regulations as well as State and Federal Laws (OSHA Regulations).

Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply.


  • Perform safety inspections in all workplace environments, including municipal infrastructure repair, maintenance, construction, and renovation projects.
  • Conduct in-person occupational safety, in-service and refresher training for various city workgroups.
  • Conduct CPR/First Aid training.
  • Assist in the investigation of workplace injuries, accidents, and near miss incidents.
  • Assist with the development and enforcement of occupational safety programs and procedures.
  • Assist with the administration of the Department of Transportation drug and alcohol testing programs for employees in safety sensitive positions.
  • Act as an interdepartmental liaison and subject matter expert for occupational safety and health issues.
  • Conduct job hazard analysis and apply hazard control methodologies.


  • Comprehensive knowledge of OSHA Standards for 29 CFR 1910 General Industry and 29 CFR 1926 Construction.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards, workplace safety program for public sector employers (454 CMR 25.00).
  • Experience with/or knowledge of ANSI, NIOSH, DPH, EPA, NFPA, DOT, and FMCSA regulations.
  • Analytical problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work independently and to interact effectively and cooperatively with members of the public, local officials, and department personnel.
  • Technical proficiency conducting atmospheric monitoring, environmental sampling, sound metering, and respiratory fit testing.
  • Ability to manage projects through all phases of project life cycle.
  • Ability an understanding of City safety & health issues.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully, both orally and in writing with various departments, employees, and city officials.
  • Ability to prepare detailed accurate reports.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality with sensitive employee/employer information.


  • Bachelors degree in occupational safety and health, industrial hygiene, or other physical sciences.
  • Three (3) years of related work experience in safety and health disciplines OR;

o any equivalent combination of education, training and five (5) years experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • OSHA 10-hour basic safety training for general industry or construction.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft office applications, online learning management programs, and organizational data management.
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Master’s degree in occupational safety and health, industrial hygiene, or other physical sciences
  • Professional Certifications in occupational or environmental health and safety
  • Five (5) years work experience in safety and health.
  • OSHA 30-hour basic safety training for general industry or construction.
  • OSHA 500 or 501 Outreach Trainer Certification
  • Three (3) years of experience performing accident investigations
  • CPR/First Aid Instructor Certification.
  • Three (3) years of experience in basic Fire Prevention
  • Three (3) years of experience in Emergency Management
  • Three (3) years of experience in National Incident Management System

SALARY RANGE: $68,312 - $83,381 annually, full-time, exempt, with an excellent benefits package.

To apply, please visit: or send resume and cover letter to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. OPEN UNTIL FILLED, applications received prior to or on FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2024, will receive preference. Preference is given to Worcester residents. The City of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Direct inquiries to: City Hall, Human Resources, Room 109, 508-799-1030,


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