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Community Colleges of Spokane


PO Box 6000, MS 1001
Spokane, WA 992176000

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Job Category: Other

Employment: Full Time

Salary: $4,040 Monthly



Listing Expires: June 17, 2019

Job Description:

Safety Officer 2

SALARY: $4,040.00 Monthly

OPENING DATE: 05/28/19

CLOSING DATE: 06/17/19 04:00 PM


Please be aware that this recruitment closes at 4:00 p.m. PST. The application process will not be available after this time. To ensure consideration make sure your application is completed and submitted as soon as possible. Applications will only be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m. on the closing date.

The Community Colleges of Spokane is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Safety Officer 2 in the District Compliance Office.

Under general supervision, this position is responsible for developing and administering the district's safety and hazard control programs consistent with state, local and federal laws, district and department procedures, and Board of Trustees policy. Responsibilities include: providing advice to district staff; conducting investigations, inspections and audits; providing training and presentations; maintaining records; preparing reports; and monitoring and assisting in developing budgets.




  • Plan and implement safety and environmental programs for CCS students, employees and visitors to ensure compliance with local, state and federal regulatory agencies and rules and supports the CCS Accident Prevention Program. *
  • Advise administrators, managers, and employees concerning safety best practices, rules and regulations. *
  • Conduct environmental health and safety inspections for CCS activities and work practices to determine potential hazards and recommend corrective action to administrators to implement risk management solutions.
  • Work with building safety representatives to inspect and monitor facilities. *
  • Conduct ergonomic assessment as requested by employees. *
  • Investigate and follow up accidents and injuries as needed. *
  • Develop and conduct safety training programs. Make presentations on safety and hazard control programs as requested. Assist supervisors in developing job specific training. *
  • Manage the College Hazardous Waste Program to ensure compliance with local, state and federal environmental regulations. *
  • Provide appropriate annual reporting to regulatory agencies as required. *
  • Attend campus and district safety steering committee meetings as an ad hoc member. *
  • Assist with chemical spill response employee training and make inventory recommendations. *
  • Consult with appropriate employees regarding activities that may be impacted by asbestos. *
  • Consult and assist appropriate employees in investigating air quality issues and schedule and monitor radon test results. *
  • Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform related duties as required. *
  • Provide information for budget planning.


'*' Indicates this is an essential duty
This position is designated a bargaining unit position and union membership is no longer a condition of employment.





  • Knowledge of accident prevention principles and environmental/safety program management.
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal safety and environmental regulations.
  • Knowledge of the operation of portable monitoring equipment normally used in environmental, health and safety inspections and surveys.
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Excellent training and presentation skills.
  • Ability to interact professionally with all levels of employees.
  • Ability to utilize computer programs in an office environment.
  • Ability to maintain manual and electronic filing systems.
  • Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
  • A demonstrable understanding and acceptance of the mission, values, goals and objectives of CCS.
  • The ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution, community and technical college system.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion.





  • A Bachelor's Degree with major study in safety management, safety engineering, biological or physical science, or closely related field from an accredited institution.
  • Three (3) years experience in environmental health and safety programs.
  • Experience working with environmental health and safety regulatory agencies.
  • Related experience in a large/complex organization with multiple sites.
  • 40 hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Certification.
  • DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Certification.
  • OSHA 30-Hour General Industry Training.
  • Experience developing safety processes and procedures.



Total compensation is an estimate based upon base compensation, current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates and median retirement fund contributions. The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's enrollment choices.

Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United States. This is an absolute condition of employment. An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H1-B visa. In addition, the Community Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural work and education environment. Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.




  • Work is performed in a normal, temperature controlled office environment and requires to travel to work locations which include outdoor environments.
  • Work is active in nature.
  • Frequent use of computer and exposure to terminal screens.
  • Occasional kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, climbing and twisting.
  • Move up to 25 lbs. frequently and up to 50 lbs. occasionally.
  • Requires communication ability necessary to understand instructions and recognize hazardous, unsafe or poisonous materials and/or products.
  • Occasional exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, fumes, dust, and/or odors.





  • Full-time schedule (12-month, 40-hours week).
  • This position is overtime eligible.
  • 6-month probationary period; may be extended up to 12 months.
  • Requires local or regional travel. If using personal vehicle proof of driver's license and car insurance required.
  • Criminal background check required.
  • Employee must complete 40 hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Certification within first month of employment if not currently certified.
  • Employee must complete DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation training within 90 days of employment if not currently certified.


To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:




  • CCS online application.
  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position. *
  • Comprehensive resume *
  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references*
  • College transcript(s) if applicable - unofficial/copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer


NOTE: All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required attachments to your application prior to submission.

Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate in its programs, activities and employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parental status or families with children, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, honorably discharged veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with disability, genetic information or any other legally protected category. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity and/or grievances to the Chief Administration Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., PO Box 6000, MS 1004, Spokane WA 99217-6000 or call 509-434-5037; SCC TTY 509-533-8610/VP 866-948-2811; or SFCC TTY, 533-3838/VP 509-315-2310