Power Generation Safety Officer

Company Name: City of Tacoma
Phone Number: (253) 591-5400
City: Tacoma
State/Provence: Washington
Zip: 98402
Job Title: Power Generation Safety Officer
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Management
Posting Start Date: November 14, 2017
Salary: $69,846.40 - $89,585.60
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

As a Safety Officer you will report directly to the General Manager for Power Generation and you will be responsible for supporting and monitoring workplace activities for all 200+ employees in the Generation section to ensure that all staff is provided a safe working environment. You will have the opportunity to work alongside staff at Hydroelectric Power Plants, Fisheries, and other facilities to improve the safety program. You will also be part of a wider community of safety professionals both within Tacoma Public Utilities and across the City of Tacoma.

If you have demonstrated experience and training as a professional in industrial or utility safety programs and are looking for a position with senior management support in a thriving community where you can make a difference this is the right position for you.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Build relationships with employees, supervisors and managers to bring awareness of current safety issues and topics; seek employee involvement at all levels to report potential hazards
  •  Implement the utility’s Accident Prevention Program
  • Work with the training office and other City safety professionals to ensure all new and existing Generation staff receives safety training that is designed to meet the needs of the specific workgroups. This includes developing or procuring appropriate training materials, equipment and services to meet training needs specific to the Generation Section
  •  Travel to job sites within a 100 mile radius and conduct thorough worksite evaluations and facility inspections. Work with staff to identify potential hazards and exposures
  • Develop, maintain and execute a hazard control plan that addresses the most serious hazards first
  • Facilitate and support near-miss and accident investigations and reports
  • Provide safety performance metrics on a periodic basis
  • Ensure proper records and retention for the safety program
  • Other related duties as assigned
Experience Required:


  • Two years’ progressive experience in administering safety, health, and/or environmental programs
  • Bachelor’s Degree in environmental safety or related field OR equivalent education and experience may substitute for degree
  • Familiarity with Federal, State and Local regulatory requirements
  • Five years of experience with hydroelectric, utility and/or high voltage safety programs preferred
How to Apply:

Interested individuals should apply online. Applicants whose backgrounds most closely reflect the needs of the department may be invited to participate in an interview.

If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact Rodney Croston at 253-502-8323.


Posting End Date: December 12, 2017