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The Safety Manager is responsible to interact with personnel at all levels and provide services that encompass; consultation, research, coordination, development, implementation, training, oversite, instruction, review, monitoring and continued focus on safety related programs while ensuring a safe environment. This position is responsible for ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations and instrumental in helping to establish and maintain a culture of safety at the District.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

  • Administer safety and health programs encompassing hydroelectric power plants, operations and maintenance activities.
  • Develop and administer District personnel safety programs reflective of District activities and to comply with local, state and federal regulations.
  • Suggest updates to District Safety Policies and Procedures for compliance with State and Federal safety and health requirements and as operational needs change.
  • Responsible for the oversite of the Department of Transportation (DOT) required substance abuse program.
  • Develop, present and coordinate safety-training activities and training programs for multiple locations, including responsibility related to AED/First Aid equipment and fire extinguisher inspections and maintenance.
  • Responsible for investigating accidents, interviewing employees, contractors or other witnesses. Provide written investigation analysis to supervisor.
  • Provide summarized written or oral safety-training reports to supervisor, Commissioners and/or General Manager.
  • Represent the organization in community, which includes the District’s Electrical Outreach Program for schools and emergency services.
  • Represents the organization when interfacing with WA State Labor and Industries, DOT, Law Enforcement, Health Departments and other regulatory entities on safety related compliance issues and inspections.
  • Conduct on-site safety inspections and audits, provide follow up recommendations and submit written reports to supervisor.
  • Assist in the administration of workers’ compensation program.
  • Ensure timely follow up and feedback on all safety suggestions, concerns or complaints.
  • Prepare annual safety budget, ensuring alignment with overall operations budget.
  • Maintain safety files and records, in accordance with company policy and local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Maintain proper testing and documentation of rubber gloves, blankets, “MACS” and hot sticks, and other protective equipment.
  • Responsible for the oversite of the District’s flame resistant apparel program.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree in safety, health, industrial hygiene, or related field and five years of experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Associate Safety professional (ASP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), or Certified Utility Safety Administrator Certification (CUSA) designation preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, or Registrations

Must have a valid Driver’s license.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient in MS Outlook, Excel, and Word.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to walk, climb stairs, bend, reach, use hands to finger, handle, and feel, and sit for extended periods of time.  Must be able to enter/exit vehicle and drive in all weather and driving conditions.  Occasionally required to push, pull, lift and carry up to 40 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to indoor and outdoor environments.  Outdoor settings include all types of property and site conditions including open spaces, timberlands, urban developments, flat and hilly terrain, building construction sites, and road rights-of-way.  The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

This position may require work hours in excess of 40 hours per week.  Responds to after-hours phone calls or call-outs, including day, night, and weekend.


Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.  Lewis County PUD believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. This position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit our employees nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the company.

How to Apply

Lewis County PUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.  This recruitment will remain open until Monday, May 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm.  To apply for this position you must complete our employment application and provide a cover letter and resume.  Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Application Packets may be submitted one of the following ways:

Online:  Apply Now


Lewis County PUD
Attn: HR
PO Box 330
Chehalis, WA  98532

In Person:
Lewis County PUD
321 NW Pacific Avenue
Chehalis, WA  98532

Job Details

Exempt Staff Position - DOE
April 11, 2018
May 14, 2018