Playground Safety Specialist

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					                                          CLASS SPECIFICATION                                Class Code:     2326
                                                                                             Date Est:       3/2001
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                                                                                             FLSA:           Non-exempt
                                      PLAYGROUND SAFETY SPECIALIST


Under general supervision, performs duties related to playground safety and inspection. Provides technical
information and assistance to seasonal staff and general public; performs related duties as required.


Some experience maintaining, building, or inspecting playground equipment; OR equivalent combination of
training and experience.


Certification as a Playground Safety Inspector required within one year from date of hire.

Possession of a valid driver’s license from the State of Nevada.


Provides technical and lead instruction to seasonal staff; reviews work, and provides training.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES (The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties

Serve as a resource on issues related to playground safety and compliance.

Perform playground safety inspections at 30 parks with multiple play units; identify existence of hazardous material or
conditions and take appropriate action as necessary; may close playground if Priority 1 hazard identified; inspect for
Head Injury Criteria and make changes to maintain standards.

Perform playground audits and prepare report of findings; check for pinch points, sharp edges, chain condition, worn
shocks and bolts, and cracks in seats;

Maintain, review, and revise safety standards to ensure compliance with Consumer Products Safety Commission
(CPSC) regulations and standards; develop a strategy to meet changes in CPSC standards.

Prepare and compile information for playground safety and audit reports.

Conduct safety inspections and daily maintenance on the Log Flume Ride; train seasonal workers on the use and safety
of the Log Ride.

Review plans for new playgrounds; determine if the type of equipment specified is appropriate for the area and meets
safety use zones guidelines; notify contractors of areas of non-compliance;

Coordinate with manufacturers, and distributors on issues related to new equipment and maintenance retrofit of
existing equipment.

Interact with parents and children to explain safety issues.
Perform seasonal snow removal and related duties for safe and continuous operation of playgrounds.

Ensure that assigned personnel perform duties and responsibilities in a safe and prudent manner, which does not
expose them or others to unnecessary harm or risk of on-the-job injury.


Knowledge of:
Playground safety standards directed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Technical terminology used for playground safety.

Policies and procedures concerning playground safety issues.

Local, state, and federal laws and regulations affecting playground safety.

Tools and equipment used in maintaining playground equipment.

Safe work practices.

Playground plans.

Ability to:
Compile and present information in reports.

Operate basic ground maintenance equipment such as snow blowers, weed eaters, and sprayers.

Use a variety of tools and equipment.

Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Read, interpret, and comply with policies and standards affecting playground safety.

Establish and maintaining effective working and cooperative relationships with all customers, internal and

Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment.

Ability to stand and walk for extended periods. Ability to frequently stoop, bend, climb, and kneel. Ability to perform
sustained activities in a variety of environments, temperatures, and weather conditions. Exposure to dust, dirt, and

This class specification is used for classification, recruitment and examination purposes. It is not to be considered a
substitute for work performance standards.

Approved         WERCCS Job Evaluation                     Date     March, 2001