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Sample Position Descriptions

This document provides sample job descriptions for typical positions that exist within State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs).

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The material complements the GHSA State Profiles Lock icon publication by providing specific information regarding the job duties of the staff positions referenced.

With the exception of the LEL position, sample descriptions were developed by Betty Mercer, Mercer Consulting LLC, based on input from several states. Organization and staffing requirements vary widely and are necessarily dictated by a state’s budget, law, policy, labor contracts and other agreements. With this in mind, the information should be used as a reference and adapted to meet a state's specific needs.

Each position description is provided in two formats: HTML and Microsoft Word. A PDF version of the complete document pdf icon [286 KB, 33 pgs.] is also available for download.

Position HTML Microsoft Word
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Accounting Tech HTML Word doc icon
Alcohol/Drugs Program Coordinator HTML Word doc icon
Communications Specialist HTML Word doc icon
Evaluation and Data Analyst HTML Word doc icon
FARS Manager/Analyst HTML Word doc icon
Financial Manager/Accountant HTML Word doc icon
Grant Program Manager HTML Word doc icon
Highway Safety Office Director/Coordinator HTML Word doc icon
Law Enforcement Liaison
UPDATED April 2015: This is different than the version in the PDF file and reflects the work of the National Law Enforcement Liaison Program.
HTML Word doc icon
Occupant Protection Program Coordinator HTML Word doc icon
Planner/Deputy Director HTML Word doc icon
Traffic Records Program Coordinator HTML Word doc icon
Youth Coordinator HTML Word doc icon