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Do you value worker safety? Do you work to stop unsafe actions before they cause an injury? If so, then we are looking for you! At the Department of Labor & Industries, we have a need for dedicated safety professionals who will take personal responsibility to get hazards corrected before workers get hurt. Join our team in the Union Gap Field Office and work in a positive, goal-orientated atmosphere where you will gain satisfaction, knowing that because of what you do, more people will go home to their families every day.
Our safety & health professionals conduct safety inspections in trades that include manufacturing, construction and other industries, identifying hazardous working conditions and ensuring compliance with safety and health regulations. Additionally they observe and document safety hazards, write reports of proposed violations and penalties, and provide technical assistance to employers in order for them to abate hazards.
This opportunity can be filled as a Safety & Health Specialist 3, or may be filled as an in-training opportunity to develop the required skills within this specialized field. Candidates, who fill this opportunity as a Safety & Health Specialist 3 in training, will need to successfully complete a formal training plan. The training plan provides classroom and on the job training. Our goal is to encourage qualified and enthusiastic individuals to apply for this challenging opportunity. We seek individuals who exert their best effort and have a desire to enhance their skills while learning. Upon successful competition of the in-training plan, you will progressively advance to the goal of Safety & Health Specialist 3.
Pursuant to the Governor’s Directive, 20-08, we will not be scheduling any furlough days until after July 2021. We are continuing to work with the Governor’s Office on the timing of any future furlough dates and adjusting to any future changes.
- Perform Safety Inspections including complex investigations and fatalities in all industries. Lead complex investigations, high visibility fatalities, leading other Safety and Health Specialists and Industrial Hygienists.
- Thoroughly investigate accidents to determine root causes and contributing factors, provide documentation to back up conclusions and prepare detailed report by assembling all information gathered during the investigation.
- Investigate complaints and referrals to determine if the alleged hazards exist and what, if any, employee exposure exists.
- Document findings, prepare a detailed report and respond to the complainant or referent per established policy.
- Conduct pre-investigation research including any necessary review of electronic files and relevant references that may require hours of sitting or standing.
- Investigate worksites to identify safety hazards while taking field notes, photos, videos, or other appropriate documentation methods.
- Perform opening conferences with employers and employee representatives.
- Conduct interviews; reviews written materials, data sheets, reports and records provided by the employer or employee representatives.
- Critically evaluate the use of protective methods, including personal protective equipment, safe work practices, and engineering controls.
- Determine employer compliance or non-compliance with WISHA Safety and Health Standards and writes reports documenting employee exposure along with proposed citations and monetary penalties as appropriate.
- Present verbal and written reports of the investigation at the closing conference with employer and employee representatives covering the investigation findings.
To qualify as a Safety & Health Specialist 3 In-Training Level:
- A Bachelor’s degree from an ABET Accredited Program in Occupational Safety & Health or Safety & Health Management
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field AND two years’ experience as a safety & health officer, consultant, inspector, or related experience.
- Four years’ of full-time journey level experience in one or more of the following industries; construction, manufacturing, agriculture, health/medical, service industry or related field
- Two years’ experience as a safety & health officer, consultant, inspector, or related experience.
To qualify as a SHS 3, the following is required:
- Experience in construction trades, or industries that have a higher than average experience factor.
- Three years’ as a Labor & Industries Safety & health Specialist or Industrial Hygienist.
- A Bachelor’s degree AND three years’ of experience as a safety & health officer, consultant, inspector, or related experience.
- Four years’ of full-time journey level experience in one or more of the following industries; construction, manufacturing, agriculture, health/medical, service industry or related field.
- Three years’ experience as a safety & health officer, consultant, inspector, or related experience.
College-level education will substitute year for year, for up to four years’ of non-safety and health experience. Additional safety and health experience qualifying experience will substitute year for year for education.
- Certified Safety Professional.
- The position is bilingual preferred.