State of Nebraska Safety Specialist - NSP in Lincoln, Nebraska68503

Safety Specialist - NSP


$19.41 Hourly


Lincoln, NE

Job Type



Correctional Services, Department of

Job Number



6/26/2017 11:59 PM Central

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Headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) employs nearly 2,300 team members operating 10 institutions, which house approximately 5,200 inmates, statewide. The department's focus includes inmate programming and education, physical and behavioral health care, re-entry services, and community programs, and is accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA). Candidates will model the NDCS Values of integrity, respect, compassion, growth, and excellence as we accomplish our mission, "Keep people safe."

Information about the Department can be found at: For more information call (402) 479-5617. For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations, please contact ADA Coordinator Lisa Mathews at 402-479-5812, or

Hiring rate effective July 1, 2017

Examples of Work

Conducts safety inspections of facilities to identify hazardous conditions and prepares inspection reports. Reviews accident and injury reports; investigates accidents and prepares recommendations to correct unsafe conditions. Advises management, supervisors and employees of safety hazards and problems and recommends corrective action. Conducts safety training and meetings to promote safety. Assists in the preparation of training materials and training programs. Interprets safety laws, rules and regulations; prepares related reports.

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors degree in industrial engineering and experience in safety investigation OR equivalent education and experience. Certification in various safety courses may be required.

PREFERRED: Bilingual skills in English/Spanish are desired and assessed.

OTHER: Must have a valid driver's license. Transcripts required prior to appointment. Applicants accepting a job offer must pass the following pre-employment exams in this order: medical exam and, at a randomly announced time, pass a drug test. Once at the Staff Training Academy, must successfully complete the fully paid NE Corrections Training Program.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of: principles and techniques of accident prevention; the application of industrial safety devices; federal, state and local safety laws, rules and regulations; basic safety courses; fire codes and fire prevention methods, mechanical, electrical and chemical safety; inspection procedures. Ability to: analyze data and recommend corrective action; instruct classes and present information; communicate orally and in writing; interpret laws, rules and regulations.