Job Description Template: Safety Director

How to Use This Template: Expertly craft a post for the open Safety Director position at your organization using this BambooHR job description template as a guide. Simply work with your hiring managers to customize each section to fit your company’s vision for this role.

Safety Director Job Description

Full-Time | Remote/Hybrid/Onsite | Location

$70,000–$85,000 (Suggested salary range for this role per Payscale)

Why [Company]?

Introduce your organization in 3–5 sentences. This is the perfect place to explain what you do and why your company is a great place to work! For example, here's our bio:

Our mission is simple: we want to set people free to do meaningful work. People love our software—and it turns out that people love working here, too. BambooHR has been recognized as a "Best Company to Work For," and we're proud of our team for creating software that makes an impact in the lives of HR pros and employees all over the world.

About Your Role

Give a general overview of what this person will do at your company. For example:

As our Safety Director, you'll lead the charge in keeping our company safe and compliant. Your role will involve crafting and overseeing safety plans, making sure we meet all DOT rules, and teaching our team how to stay safe on the job. You'll be the go-to for making our workplace safer, reducing risks, and ensuring our operations run smoothly. Your work will protect our team and also solidify our reputation as a trusted leader in transportation.

What You'll Do

List specific job responsibilities. For example:

  • Craft and execute safety policies and procedures that meet DOT regulations and standards
  • Perform frequent safety audits and inspections to spot and mitigate potential hazards
  • Work closely with different teams to maintain uniform safety practices throughout the company
  • Investigate accidents and incidents, reporting findings to management and regulatory bodies
  • Oversee the company’s drug and alcohol testing program
  • Create and provide safety training for employees, drivers, and contractors
  • Track and evaluate safety statistics to pinpoint trends and improvement opportunities
  • Collaborate with external partners, such as customers, suppliers, and industry organizations, to champion safety excellence and compliance

What You'll Need to Get the Job Done

List what a qualified candidate needs to do their job effectively. For example:

  • Bachelor's degree in transportation, occupational health and safety, engineering, or a related field (or equivalent professional experience)
  • Minimum of five years of experience in transportation safety, with a solid track record in DOT regulation compliance
  • Deep familiarity with federal and state transportation safety regulations, including FMCSA, OSHA, and EPA guidelines
  • Exceptional communication and leadership skills, with the ability to inspire and lead others toward safety excellence
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, including risk identification, and the development of effective solutions
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, with flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and objectives
  • Willingness to travel up to 70% of the time to manage safety protocols at different locations

What Will Make Us Really Love You

List the soft skills or "nice-to-haves" that will help your candidate be successful. For example:

  • Certification as a Certified Director of Safety (CDS) or an equivalent certification
  • Effective verbal and written skills to clearly convey safety protocols, conduct training, and communicate with stakeholders at all levels
  • Being able to adjust strategies and actions when faced with changing regulations, environments, or unexpected challenges
  • The attention to detail needed to spot minor discrepancies that could lead to significant safety issues

What You'll Love About Us

Describe your company's benefits, culture, work environment, and anything else that makes your organization stand out. For example:

Our company's mission and values are rooted in integrity and guide every aspect of our organization, from how we serve our community to how we interact as a team. As we've grown throughout the years, our employees remain at the heart of our success. To show our appreciation, we offer a generous compensation package that includes the following:

  • Retirement: 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Healthcare: Medical, dental, vision, and mental wellness coverage
  • Life insurance: Group life insurance through our partner
  • Charitable giving: Donation matching to a charity of your choice
  • Time off: Flexible PTO policy with floating holidays
  • Remote program: Virtual team-building events, internet stipend, and ongoing support
  • Career development: Professional development reimbursement program
  • Family care: Parental leave for all new parents

More About Our Company

Add your equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement, a note about required background checks, and other things a candidate may want to know before applying.

We're committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all candidates, without discrimination based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Following the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new hires must verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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