State of Washington Classified Job Specification
SAFETY PROGRAM ASSISTANT MANAGER
Exercises independent judgment under a broad policy charter to set agency safety and health program goals, objectives, policies and procedures; sets long-range strategies to comply with governmental policies and procedures;
Manages a staff of safety and health professionals representing different sub- technological specializations, including staff development, computer technology, fire technology, industrial hygiene, industrial engineering, management effectiveness measurement, qualitative analysis and motor vehicle operations;
Represents the agency regarding facility compliance issues before the Department of Labor and Industries Compliance Appeals Hearing Officer and the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals;
Creates new and varying loss control programs designed to minimize accidents/ injuries and related costs for employees, clients and public visitors;
Evaluates field safety programs, coordinates with other safety officers, manages and assists agencies to ascertain problem areas and ensure that department employees' work activities, facilities and equipment meet with established Federal, State, and local safety guidelines;
Manages the department's safety training program;
Monitors employee reports of safety hazards and safety committee operations;
Develops and manages a complete agency safety management audit system which interfaces with the agency safety awards program;
Manages the department's statewide safety and health technical consultation, inspection and accident investigation sub-programs;
Performs other duties as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to: interpret safety rules and policies; establish and maintain a safe and healthful working environment within the assigned institution; maintain effective working relationships with officials, employees and the public; analyze and resolve a variety of safety and health problems; speak and write clearly.
A Bachelor's degree in occupational safety and health, safety studies, natural science, business or public administration, education or allied fields.
Three years of professional experience in the administration of occupational safety and health programs.
Additional qualifying experience, as listed above, will substitute, year for year, for education.
Possession of a license as a Certified Safety Professional will substitute for education.
Class Specification History
Revised definition, add distinguishing characteristics and title change (formerly Safety Program Manager): 12-12-97, effective 7 1 98 as part of the 6767 legislation
New class code: (formerly 43950) effective July 1, 2007