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Overview:  Accidents happen; however, most can be prevented. Safety Specialists plan and organize base safety programs/training and are also tasked with enforcing safety rules.  Their most important task is not easy; getting everyone on base to think "safety first."

Position: Enlisted


Specific Tasks:

  • Organize and direct safety activities and develop procedures for evaluating safety programs 
  • Coordinate with federal, state, municipal and private agencies regarding safety concerns 
  • Perform inspections of base facilities, flight lines, munitions and other areas of safety risk 
  • Review engineering plans to ensure adequate safety precautions are considered


  • Prior military service; this is not an entry level position 
  • Prior qualification at the 5-skill level 
  • Normal color vision 
  • ASVAB score of 55 on General 
  • Demonstrated weight lift of 40 pounds
  • Ability to speak English clearly and distinctly 
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing
  • Never been convicted by a general, special or summary courts-martial
  • Freedom from fear of heights (Acrophobia)
  • No history of emotional instability, personality disorder, or other unresolved mental health problems
  • No record of claustrophobia or claustrophobic tendencies
  • No medical conditions preventing prolonged standing, repetitive movements, walking up to one mile, or walking up and down stairs
  • Qualification to operate a government vehicle


  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 8 ½ weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX followed by Technical Training 
  • Technical Training is 35 days at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX 
  • College credits earned: Safety -13 credits

Related Civilian Careers:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Technicians