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Safety Coordinator, CTE and District Programming (Specially Funded)

Des Moines Area Community College
Job Location:
Ankeny, Iowa
Occupational and Environmental Safety
JOB SUMMARY: Assist in the management of safety initiatives, environmental health protocols, and energy programs with an emphasis in supporting Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. Management includes education, training, communication, and monitoring of the established programs. Responsible for ensuring compliance through record keeping, accounting, reporting and program implementation. This is a Perkins Grant Funded position.

Assist the Director of Security and Safety with strategic planning for the college and in developing departmental goals in all areas of safety with specific emphasis on support for CTE programs. Assist with DMACC’s safety and emergency preparedness plans, policies, and procedures. Conduct regular equipment safety inspections and appropriate drills, conduct training for faculty and students, and serve a primary role in the safety audit process. The audit process would include ensuring safe functionality and operation of CTE lab equipment, coordinating and managing accident/injury and workplace hazard reporting procedures, maintaining and updating records, and preparing clear and concise reports that monitor College and department metrics in safety. This position would conduct necessary investigations to validate violation of safety protocols.Establish and maintain effective working relationships with multiple internal and external constituents, including local and state agencies with safety-related functions. Partner across the College to create a safe work environment for students and employees, including working with HR on safety issues that arise due to worker’s compensation or OSHA. This includes, setting and participating in regular safety meetings at all locations and recommending the assignment of appropriate safety responsibilities to individuals with functional accountability within the College.

Provide appropriate communication, information and training. Assist with the development of educational programs designed to enhance safety, security, risk management and emergency preparedness. Develop a list of safety related training needed in the institution and load the training within the College training system. Monitor the completion of safety training, pulling reports as needed for supervisors. 

Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Associate’s Degree or Safety Certification in safety or risk management (two years of additional work experience can be substituted for Associate’s Degree or Safety Certification). Three years of related safety experience. Expertise in OSHA standards and chemical safety. Demonstrated organizational, communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to effectively present information to administrators, departmental supervisors, college employees and students. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a professional working relationship with a wide variety of individuals coming from diverse backgrounds. 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in safety audits. Experience in CTE work environments such as welding, automotive, tool and die. 


• Standing and Ability to be Mobile
• Hand and Foot Coordination

• Pinch
• Neck Rotation, Flexion and Extension
• Fine Motor

• Floor to Waist lift 50 lbs 
• Waist to Overhead lift 10 lbs 
• Carry 25 lbs x 50 ft 
• Push/pull 100 lbs 
• Grip 40 lbs 
• Climb 
• Bend 
• Overhead and lateral reaching 
• Kneeling/Crouching 

Mobility accommodations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and determined by the essential functions of this position.

Physical Demand Category: Heavy

Prior to starting employment, all persons are required to have a post offer, pre-employment physical verifying the physical ability to perform the duties described.
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