Senior Safety and Health Specialist
Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation's largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle's electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.
This position will provide safety and health support for our Boundary Hydroelectric Project and reports to the Safety and Health Supervisor.
- Spend time in the field with assigned work units to understand their scope of work and help identify potential improvements, establishing strong working relationships with personnel.
- Work with all levels of the organization to foster physical and psychological safety, employee wellbeing, and collaborative solutions.
- Develop, implement, and support safety and health standards and elements of an effective safety management system, providing ongoing guidance to ensure the utility's compliance with complex state and federal regulations and applicable industry standards such as WACs, ANSI, ASTM, NFPA, and DOT.
- Provide ongoing guidance to ensure the utility's compliance with complex state, federal regulations and applicable industry standards such as ANSI, ASTM, NFPA, and DOT.
- Act as the subject matter expert (SME) and system owner for one or more key programs, including but not limited to lockout agout, confined space, fall protection, electrical safety, emergency response, and prime contractor's responsibilities under the Stute Decision.
- Provide direction and technical expertise to supervisors and managers to facilitate, coordinate and implement health and safety programs and activities.
- Participate in and lead incident investigations and learning teams; communicate findings and trends as appropriate.
- Plan, coordinate, and at times provide training to SCL personnel.
- Participate in utility and citywide safety meetings, committees, and special project meetings.
Required Qualifications: In addition to the skills and experience mentioned below, a successful applicant will have experience that reflects a commitment to creating fair and equitable outcomes and has:
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Biology, Psychology or a related field (or a combination of education, training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).
Experience: Requires three years of experience in safety or health-related field (or a combination of education, training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).
Certification/License: Current WA Driver's License
Desired Qualifications: You will be successful if you have the following experience, skills, and abilities:
Essential Capabilities: The candidate must be able to demonstrate critical thinking skills and be able to work independently and use discretionary judgment. The candidate must have good oral and written communication skills and be able to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization and outside agencies. The candidate must be able to work in office environments and in harsh physical environments.
- Ability to facilitate conversations to develop creative solutions to safety concerns.
- Ability to quickly learn new concepts and to develop and manage programs.
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to use those skills in conducting incident fact-finding and risk mitigation as well as the ability to provide and communicate detailed reports.
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, with individuals at all levels of the organization.
- Ability to meet strict deadlines without compromising accuracy, excellent product quality and attention to detail.
- Experience with MS Project, Excel, Outlook, and Word and other software.
- Experience working with the public sector and Collective Bargaining Unions; demonstrated experience working independently and collaboratively in a diverse environment.
- Experience in presenting information that promotes Safety Health and Wellness to large groups.
Please note this job advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice .
The full salary range for this position is $46.68to $54.34 per hour.
Please submit the following with your online application:
- A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, experience, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and qualifications outlined in the job announcement
- A current resume of your educational and professional work experience.
Incomplete applications may not be considered.
Who May Apply: This position is open to all candidates that meet the qualifications. Seattle City Light values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Seattle City Light encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences.
Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process, including the completion of a background check. The background check will involve a criminal history check, which includes conviction and arrest records in compliance with the Seattle's Fair Chance Employment Ordinance , SMC 14.17 and the City of Seattle Personnel Rule 10.3 . A driving history review may be conducted in compliance with SMC 4.79.020 . Applicants will be provided an opportunity to explain or correct background information.
The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents. More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at: https://www.seattle.gov/human-resources/benefits/employees-and-covered-family-members/most-employees-plans .
Want to know more about Seattle City Light? Check out our web page: http://www.seattle.gov/light/ .
The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents.
More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at:
"Most" Employees Plans - Human Resources | seattle.gov
Closing Date/Time: 10/3/2023 4:00 PM Pacific