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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 399R
Category: Protective Services


In the Washington State Ferries, develops, implements, and evaluates comprehensive system-wide safety and training programs to ensure occupational safety and vessel operation safety.

Typical Work

Manages and provides technical guidance for safety, health, training and hazardous materials control;

Responsible for carrying out all phases of the Occupational Safety and Health program; conducts safety and health inspections, surveys, and task hazard analysis to ensure compliance with OSHA, WISHA, Coast Guard Safety Regulations and standards to include terminal, vessels, maintenance and repair and warehousing facilities;

Develops safety and training policy as appropriate; develops and revises safety and training manuals and videotapes;

Develops and revises station bills (Emergency continuity plans aboard vessels) and emergency preparedness program, fire fighting and lifesaving training which involves formal training, on-the-job training, and video instructions; conducts underway training and continuously monitors vessel crews to meet goals of the safety program to the public, crews and equipment;

Provides orientation/probationary training program for new employees;

Manages safety and training functions for the Marine division to include management, computer, engineering, safety, and generic training;

Assists Port Captain and/or Assistant Port Captain in all U.S. Coast Guard annual inspections for 25 vessel fleet and Eagle Harbor, and provides follow-up for vessel deficiencies described by the U.S. Coast Guard;

Provides technical assistance on fire and safety measures, shipboard firefighting techniques, emergency drills, and lifesaving procedures;

Assists with planning of standardization of equipment, safety markings, procedures, testing, and personnel evaluations;

Coordinates hazardous materials operations and the prevention or abatement of air and water pollution;

Performs other duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree involving major study in occupational safety and/or health, engineering, education, public administration or allied field.


Four years of professional experience in an administrative or lead capacity in a marine or shipyard operating department equivalent to a safety or training officer.

Additional qualifying experience will substitute, year for year, for education.

A valid USCG license as a mate of steam or motor ferry vessel, or equivalent, will substitute for the Bachelor's degree.

Class Specification History

New class: 7-15-83
Revised definition, minimum qualifications and general revision, title change (formerly Fleet Safety Coordinator - WSF): 4-12-91
Revised new class code: (formerly 69850) effective July 1, 2007