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Job Standard for Safety and Loss Control Specialist

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Safety and Loss Control Specialist Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 02015
  • Pay Grade: J
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Level 3
  • Family: Safety/Security
  • Function: Safety/Security Services


To ensure a safe working environment, promote safety, and prevent personal injury and loss; ensure compliance with life safety codes and regulations; perform related work.

Level Scope

Regularly works on tasks that are varied and complex. Applies full range and job knowledge; frequently adapts procedures, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet specialized needs; may serve as lead; performs broad and/or focused assignments under general supervision; originality and ingenuity are often required to help establish procedures in functional area; relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned tasks.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: inspecting facilities for safety hazards and for compliance with one or more of the following codes or standards: Uniform Building Code, Life Safety Code, OSHA Safety Standards, National Fire Code or Idaho Safety Code I; analyzing safety inspection findings, applying knowledge of hazard reduction techniques, and developing recommendations for corrective actions; developing and making group presentations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of planning and monitoring processes for occupational health and/or industrial hygiene surveying activities.
  • Experience storing, retrieving and compiling information in a report format using database software.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Safety and Loss Control Specialist must:

  • Conducts on site life/safety inspections to identify hazards and determine compliance or possible violations of life safety codes and regulations such as Uniform Building, Fire, Electrical, Mechanical, or Plumbing Codes and local ordinances; investigates accidents, workers’ compensation claims, and safety and health complaints; applies hazard reduction techniques; prepares reports of violations and infractions; develops safety inspection procedures and schedules; recommends actions and techniques to prevent recurrences; monitors progress and effectiveness of corrective safety measures; recommends closure of facilities or work sites; conducts and evaluates fire evacuations of facilities; may assess potential losses; may collect and evaluate safety, loss and accident data, recommend solutions or prevention strategies, and prepare management reports.
  • Develops, recommends, implements, monitors, and interprets safety policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state, and related policies such as OSHA, EPA, Idaho Safety Code, and ADA; designs and implements plans for reduction of losses due to unsafe working conditions; coordinates and presents workshops; acquires, prepares, and maintains training materials; may schedule and perform or contract maintenance, testing, and inspections of various safety systems related to this position.
  • Provides liaison, coordinates, and responds to inspections by external regulatory agencies; prepares inspection response for management; notifies department managers of areas of noncompliance and provides technical advice and assistance for corrective action; interprets, applies, and explains laws and regulations; serves on committees; may advise departments on claim filing procedures, reporting losses, or insuring property; may process insurance claims or perform other related administrative duties.

35% of Time the Safety and Loss Control Specialist

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Safety and Loss Control Specialist

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Positions involve the physical ability to climb ladders, crawl in and around confined spaces, bend, stoop, and lift and carry approximately 40 pounds. This work involves frequent travel. Some positions may be on call or require emergency after hour inspections.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Safety and Loss Control Specialist

Career Path

Professional positions

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.