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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


  • HS diploma or GED.
  • Prior military service; this is not an entry level position 
  • Prior qualification at the 5-skill level (3-skill level if no 5 level exists) in any AFSC 
  • Recommendation by unit commander
  • Minimum grade of E-4
  • Normal color vision 
  • ASVAB score of 57 on Administrative 
  • Ability to speak English clearly and distinctly IAW the Read Aloud Test (RAT) 
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing
  • Recommendation by unit commander
  • Never been convicted by a general, special or summary court-martial
  • No record of acrophobia or claustrophobia
  • 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
  • Possess a valid state license to operate a government vehicle

 Related Civilian Careers:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Technicians