Safety Supervisor – Training

Location San Antonio, TX

Under general direction, is responsible for providing technical support in coordinating, developing and implementing safety programs and safety training efforts performed by the departmental Safety Coordinators; develops and administers tests and other tools to evaluate employee achievement of safety knowledge; as assigned, provides specialized safety training and assessments to employees and department operations; Manages City training(s) as assigned.  Exercises direct supervision over assigned departmental Safety Coordinators.

Essential Job Functions

  • Oversees and manages the development of safety staff city-wide through professional development.
  • Develops course outlines, visual aids and related instructional materials; schedules training or workshop sessions related to the City’s Safety program.
  • Ensures compliance with standard policies and procedures.
  • Designs and develops learning solutions and materials in a variety of modalities, such as classroom or web-based, to address developmental goals at both the organization and individual levels.
  • Researches internal and external sources for courses, literature and materials to be incorporated into current safety training programs; maintains inventory of training materials, files and literature for department safety training.
  • Meets with Departmental safety coordinators to assess safety training needs; solicits input for training program development; determines and make recommendations on whether courses should be provided internally or from external source.
  • Oversees and monitors the Driver Safety Program.
  • Maintains SAP safety training records including classes taken, attendance and achievements; updates as required; ensures files are maintained in confidential manner; archives files in compliance with City policies and procedures.
  • Prepares reports on safety training activities including programs offered, attendance, employee assessments and related information.
  • Coordinates with other divisions and departments for department-wide safety training efforts including training schedules and programs.
  • Develops and presents regular reporting of city safety efforts.
  • Maintain accurate staff records in regard to defensive driving, reasonable suspicions, and blood-borne pathogen training records and safety coordinator training evaluation.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Four (4) years of responsible experience with a safety or risk management program.
  • This position requires a valid Class “C” Texas Driver’s License OR valid driver’s license from another state with the ability to obtain a valid Class “C” Texas Driver’s License within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident.  Use of your own personal vehicle may at time be required and proof of Liability Insurance will be required.


  • Experience with establishing training objectives and standards.
  • Certified Adult Learning Instructor.


  • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing.  Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
  • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
  • Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months.  One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.
  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks.  If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.


  • Physical requirements include occasional lifting/carrying of 25 pounds; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a motor vehicle, audio-visual equipment, safety testing equipment, computer keyboard and basic office equipment. Subject to sitting, standing, reaching, walking, twisting, lifting, climbing, squatting, and kneeling to perform the essential functions. Working conditions are in an office and outdoor environment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
  • Knowledge of procedures and techniques involving accident investigations.
  • Knowledge of safety and health hazards in assigned program area including chemicals, potentially toxic materials and related hazards.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, methods and techniques of conducting training programs in assigned area including general and/or safety training programs in the field Operations training methods, procedures, and techniques.
  • Knowledge of rules and regulations of agency or authority governing safety or training practices in assigned area including OSHA, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and related organizations.
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques of researching and identifying training resources in assigned area.
  • Knowledge of principles and procedures of maintaining training or safety files and records.
  • Skill in operating office equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications.
  • Skill in using Microsoft Office software applications.
  • Skill in operating a video camera, editing equipment for video and audio taping, slide presentations and computer graphics.
  • Skill in designing, developing, implementing, facilitating, evaluating, and measuring training and development activities.
  • Ability to interpret, apply and explain City policies and procedures on safety programs, safety manual, and Administrative Directives.
  • Ability to interpret professional literature to communicate best practices in safety and industrial hygiene.
  • Ability to analyzing trends in safety.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to analyze performance problems and implement solutions.
  • Ability to develop and write course outlines, lesson plans, manuals and instructional materials in assigned area including general and/or safety training programs.
  • Ability to effectively  create and deliver presentations as assigned in accordance with departmental needs.
  • Ability to research safety training resources for best practices.
  • Ability to maintain detailed and accurate safety and training records.
  • Ability to communicate and coordinate with other City, departmental and outside trainers/vendors regarding training scheduling and content.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Ability to perform all the physical, intellectual, and analytical requirements of the position including decision making.