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System Safety Specialist

Sound Transit Seattle, WA
  • Expired: 8 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.


Under general direction provides input and assists with developing, assessing, completing, and verifying elements of the agency System Safety and Security Certification program. Provides data input, document control management, technical assistance, and tracking for agency and division plans, manuals, and safety certification verification reports. Provides assistance where needed to the safety and security certification component of the Construction & System Safety division.


The following duties are a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

• Provides assistance with the development and data input for preliminary hazard analysis reports, certification and verification reports, and document tracking for the Sound Transit Safety and Security Certification Program.
• Performs document management and document control functions for all agency safety and security certification plans, manuals, design criteria plan/guidelines, and reports.
• Reviews design and construction submittals; performs code analysis of municipal, state, and national codes for applicability to Agency project(s); performs evaluations and prepares recommendations for hazard analysis, critical and/or certifiable items, and verification reports for certification program requirements.
• Provides technical supervision of staff and consultants involved with System Safety, Fire/Life Safety, and System Assurance functions; and provides support to start-up and testing.
• Provides information and prepares report/requests for concurrence from the local fire and building officials; provides a variety of status reports and responds to required audits.
• Perform and manage the project safety certification to ensure compliant with the Agency Safety & Security Certification Plan (SSMP) and Safety & Security Certification Plan (SSCP).
• Provides support to the System Safety Manager on matters as directed; participates on a variety of committees as assigned; attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the fields related to area of assignment; ensures processes, policies, and practices are interpreted and applied consistently and effectively; ensures accountability and compliance with all current and applicable state and federal laws, Agency policies and procedures, rules and regulations.
• It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety plans, rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.
• It is the responsibility of all employees to integrate sustainability into everyday business practices.
• Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, occupational health and safety, or closely related field and three years of experience in safety certification program coordination that includes responsibility for system safety, design, and construction reviews in a medium to large project; preferably in a transit related industry; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Licenses or Certifications:
Valid state driver’s license.

Required Knowledge of:
• Operational characteristics, services, and activities of a safety program area.
• Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
• Methods and techniques used in the performance of safety duties and responsibilities.
• Mandated safety program rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
• Applicable safety codes, fire codes, building codes, transit codes, and references of standard safety and operations practice in transit and non-transit environments.
• Industry standard guidelines for transit safety certification.
• Recent developments, current literature, and information related to safety rules and regulations.
• Principles of team leadership including training principles and practices.
• Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.

Required Skill in:
• Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports.
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other division staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups, and the general public.
• Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies.
• Applying principles and practices of health and safety.
• Understanding technical and/or industry concepts of safety management, safety transit certification, and applicable safety codes and ordinances as they relate to building construction and fire/life safety.
• Public speaking and in developing and delivering presentations and presenting ideas and concepts orally and in writing.
• Evaluating operational area safety requirements.
• Prioritize work with multiple competing deadlines.
• Responding to inquiries and in effective oral and written communication.
• Working cooperatively with other divisions, Agency officials, and outside agencies.

Physical Demands / Work Environment:
• Work is performed in a standard office environment.
• Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds.
• The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.

Sound Transit is an equal employment opportunity employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment action based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or other protected class.

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Seattle, WA