CONSTRUCTION SAFETY SPECIALIST

Date: May 19, 2017

Company Name
Sound Transit

Contact Person
Andrew Hoelscher

Address
401 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone
206-903-7024

Job Title
CONSTRUCTION SAFETY SPECIALIST

Job Responsibilities
Sound Transit CONSTRUCTION SAFETY SPECIALIST Job #17-01047 SALARY: $70,504.00 - $88,130.00 Annually OPENING DATE: 05/18/17 CLOSING DATE: 06/08/17, 5:00 PM GENERAL PURPOSE: Under general direction, provides coordination and oversight of the development and implementation of construction safety programs for Sound Transit construction management teams, contractors and sub-contractors on active Sound Transit funded capital projects in order to ensure safety and safe work practices at all construction sites. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties. â¢Â Reviews all safety programs of Contractors and the qualifications of the Contractor's safety representative; maintains files of all safety inspections and of all written notices given to the Contractors; reports regularly, in writing, to the Safety Manager on the safety progress of the various contracts. â¢Â Receives copies of the Contractors initial and subsequent accident injury reports for review and analysis to determine causes, corrective actions, possible discipline, and actions to prevent a recurrence. â¢Â Reports to the Agency Risk Manager any property damage belonging to the general public; provides technical assistance to Contractors and field personnel including instruction, proper reporting, record keeping, or other safety, health or environmental procedures; monitors Contractor's employee indoctrination; attends Contractor's weekly and monthly safety meetings; notifies Contractors in writing (Construction Safety Surveys) of any observed unsafe conditions or behaviors. â¢Â Develops and administers a monthly safety audit program of Contractor work to verify compliance with Agency safety programs; and develops and disseminates construction safety information and training materials to the Contractors and the Resident Engineers. â¢Â Provides support to the Construction Site Safety Specialist, Senior and Safety Manager on matters as directed; participates on a variety of committees as assigned; attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the fields related to area of assignment; ensures processes, policies and practices are interpreted and applied consistently and effectively; ensures accountability and compliance with all current and applicable state and federal laws, Agency policies and procedures, rules and regulations.

Education Requirements
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Associates Degree or Technical School Certification in occupational health and safety, engineering, or closely related field and five years of experience in occupational health and safety, safety programs or safety engineering, preferably in a construction or transit related industry; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Required Licenses or Certifications: Possession of a valid Washington State Driver's License

Job Requirements
Required Knowledge of: â¢Â Operational characteristics, services, and activities of a construction site safety program area. â¢Â Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations. â¢Â Methods and techniques used in the performance of safety duties and responsibilities. â¢Â Mandated safety program rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. â¢Â Applicable safety codes, transit codes, and references of standard safety and operations practice in transit environments. â¢Â Construction safety best practices. â¢Â Assessing and evaluating safety training needs and developing appropriate programs and/or making recommendations for improvement. â¢Â Construction techniques and processes including underground construction, train and rail operations. â¢Â Recent developments, current literature, and information related to safety rules and regulations. â¢Â Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases. Required Skill in: â¢Â Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports. â¢Â Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other division staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public. â¢Â Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies. â¢Â Applying principles and practices of transit construction site safety. â¢Â Understanding technical and/or industry concepts of construction site safety management, safety transit certification, and applicable safety codes and ordinances as they relate to the transit environment. â¢Â Conducting accident safety investigations; identifying existing or potential hazards. â¢Â Performing construction site safety reviews and analysis. â¢Â Monitoring safety program performance and recommend adjustments. â¢Â Evaluating operational area construction site safety requirements. â¢Â Responding to inquiries and in effective oral and written communication. â¢Â Working cooperatively with other divisions, Agency officials, and outside agencies. PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: â¢Â Work is performed in a standard office environment. â¢Â Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds; may occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions, physical harm, hazardous chemicals, and extreme noise when working in the field. The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required. It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value workplace diversity. We seek to create an environment and culture that embraces the differences of our employees. You will find an exceptionally diverse group of people at Sound Transit with regard to culture, beliefs, communication styles, and life and work experiences. All qualified applicants are considered in accordance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran status or any another legally protected status.

Salary Range
$70,504.00 - $88,130.00 Annually

Application Instructions
Apply online: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/soundtransit/default.cfm


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