Washington State L&I Safety and Health Specialist 3, Consultation in Yakima, Washington


Do you care enough about worker safety to stop an unsafe act before it causes an injury? Gain job satisfaction by knowing that because of what you do, more people will go home to their families every day. This is a great opportunity to become a valued member of our Region 5 Yakima consultation team.

This Safety Consultant plays an important role in Keeping Washington Safe and Working by providing onsite consultation to small business employers in construction, agriculture, and high hazard fixed industries. You will help employers understand the process and their responsibilities in achieving the ultimate goal of workplace safety through; safety programs, employee training, hazard abatement, reducing claims and safely managing their workforce.

As a Safety Consultant, you will effectively consult, motivate, and advise employers of methods to eliminate unsafe work practices, procedures and hazards. You will analyze employer's accident records, industrial insurance data, and safety and health inspection and consultation histories to determine what additional services and or programs to recommend.

Some of what you will do:

  • Travel to employers' business and worksite to conduct onsite safety consultation.
  • Perform complex safety surveys and advise employers of methods to eliminate unsafe work practices, procedures and hazards. Research accident and injury records.
  • Evaluate employer worksite and assist employers in developing required safety and health programs.
  • Assess worksite and present verbal and written safety reports to customers and monitor status and findings.
  • Develop and conduct training seminars, forums and other presentations for employers, employees and associations.
  • Field questions originating from phone calls, email, and face to face visits with customers.
  • Promote Division of Safety and Health (DOSH) consultation services, education and outreach.
  • Conduct marketing efforts on the phone, at businesses, trade shows, conferences and seminars.
  • Attend and participate in trainings, symposiums, meeting, rule reviews, committees or task forces.

Who should apply? L&I; Safety and Health Specialist or Industrial Hygienist with a minimum of three years of experience.


A Bachelor's degree in physics, chemistry, biology, physiology, statistics, mathematics, computer science. Engineers mechanics, industrial processes, industrial hygiene and toxicology, design of engineering hazard controls, fire protection, ergonomics, system and process safety, safety and health, or other environmental safety and health topics AND three years of experience as a safety and health officer, consultant manager, occupational safety consultant, occupational safety inspector, or related experience.


A Master's degree in management, business administration, engineering, education, physical and social sciences and one year of experience as a safety and health manager, occupational safety consultant. Occupational safety inspector, or related experience.


Four years of full-time journey level experience in one or more of the following industries: logging, construction, electrical, manufacturing, fishing, agriculture, health/medical, service industry or related experience, AND three years of experience as a safety and health manager, consultant manager, occupational safety consultant, occupational safety inspector, or related experience. College level education will substitute, year for year, for up to four years of non-safety and health experience. Additional safety and health qualifying experience will substitute year for year, for education.

"Qualifying experience" is defined as experience (conducting independent WISHA or OSHA safety and health inspections in the workplace; or regulatory related inspections in the workplace, including construction, manufacturing and other industries; investigating accidents; and writing technical reports) as a Safety & Health Office, Consultant, Inspector, or WISHA or OSHA inspections, or regulatory related experience.

Must possess a valid driver's license

What we are looking for:

  • Extensive knowledge of occupational health and safety standards and best practices.
  • Experience leading complex consultations or inspections.
  • Skilled at conducting training and delivering presentations to large groups.
  • Demonstrates strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask, set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Comfortable and confident to actively market consultation services to employers.
  • Ability to analyze statistical data and reach a logical conclusion; develop methods and techniques for solving employers' health and safety problems.
  • Demonstrated customer service; friendly, personable.
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Work in varying weather conditions; occasionally on weekends, holidays, nights and overnight shifts; travel to locations including remote locations, which may require multiple overnight stays.

The hiring supervisor is requesting that you attach the following to your electronic application:

  • A Letter of Interest describing how you meet the required and desired qualifications for this position;
  • A detailed, current, & chronological resume If you have any questions regarding this announcement, position, or agency please contact Amy Kelly at 360-902-4961 or email at samz235@lni.wa.gov.

Supplemental Information

This job announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Application review starts immediately and the hiring authority reserves the right to offer the job at any time. It's to your advantage to apply quickly.

Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.

Prior to any new hire into L&I;, a background check, including criminal record history, will be conducted.

To apply, follow the "Apply" link above Jobs advertised as Open Continuous will be closed without notice. Apply quickly!

We're looking for evidence that you have what we're looking for. Your application materials will be used for deciding who'll be selected for interview.

For more information about the Department of Labor & Industries visit: http://www.lni.wa.gov/ OR Contact us at: Jobs@Lni.wa.gov

L&I; strives to attract and retain a high-performing and diverse workforce in which our differences are respected and valued to better meet the needs of the diverse customers we serve. L&I; fosters an inclusive environment that promotes safety, collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all employees can participate and contribute to their full potential.

This position is represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE). That means that, as a condition of employment, no later than the 30th day following the beginning of your employment, you must pay the WFSEeither membership dues, a representation fee or, for bona fide religious non-associators an amount equal to dues to be used in a program within the union in harmony with the employee's conscience.

Persons with a disability, who need assistance in the application process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 902-5700. Applicants that are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1.

The State of Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you have specific questions regarding this position, please contact Amy Kelly at 360.902.4961 or email at*samz235@lni.wa.gov*. Please do not contact to inquire about the status of your application.

Salary: $4,399.00 - $5,770.00 Monthly

Location: Yakima County – Yakima, WA

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Department: Dept. of Labor & Industries

Job Number: 2017-07838

Closing: 10/1/2017 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

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Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov