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Jackson Contractor Group Safety Specialist in Walla Walla, Washington


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Headquartered in Missoula, Montana, Jackson Contractor Group, Inc. (Jackson) offers superior General Contracting, Construction Management and Design-Build services. Established in 2000, Jackson has quickly become a regional general contractor employed by local, state, and federal agencies as well as private clients. We provide a highly technical and sophisticated construction management service while operating on a local and personal level.

We differentiate ourselves from our competitors by combining capabilities and know-how found in large construction companies with the responsiveness of a small company. We have the size and resources to tackle a broad range of projects in different market sectors including Education, Commercial, Public/Government, Healthcare/Labs, Civil/Transportation and Residential. Our expertise covers the full range of construction services allowing us to oversee a project from inception through warranty.

We currently employ nearly 300 employees across Montana and Washington with offices in Missoula, Bozeman, and Miles City, MT and Walla Walla and Spokane, WA. At Jackson, we are in an exciting time of growth but also take pride in maintaining our culture and values consisting of safety, communication, quality, integrity and pride, not necessarily in that order. To do that we encourage all of our employees to build relationships through honest, open-minded and effective communication, pursue learning, growth and self-improvement, complete everything with a pride of ownership and create a positive work-life balance.

Job Description

The Safety Specialist will serve as the lead technical safety specialist ensuring compliance with federal, state and local safety regulations. Upon completion of project this person would assume the role and responsibility of Jackson Contractor Group Corporate Safety provided experience, qualifications and expectations are met.

Essential Duties/Functions

  • Perform site inspections and develop timely written survey reports with recommendations for corrective actions as appropriate and follow through to execution of those changes.

  • Plan, implement, coordinate, and assess construction incidents, fire prevention, and occupational safety and health programs, utilizing knowledge of industrial safety-related engineering discipline and operating regulations.

  • Develop and recommend new procedures and approaches to safety and loss prevention based on reports of incidents, accidents, and other data gathered from construction personnel.

  • Identify key injury and or safety trends and design and drive new safety programs that improve the jobsite.

  • Review environmental reports when contaminates are identified and verifies the implementation and coordination of health and safety plans with consultants and contractors to satisfy governmental regulations.

  • Lead the investigation of serious incidents or injuries; documents the investigation gathering photos, witness statements, evidence, etc.

  • Serve on the project’s crisis management team as needed; provide timely response and assistance to incidents.

  • Conducts new hire safety orientation, daily safety huddles, weekly toolbox training and annual health and safety training.

    Other Requirements

  • Handle all interactions with coworkers, subcontractors, clients, the public, etc. in a manner designed to build and maintain long term relationships.

  • Go the extra mile to ensure the project is successful and with complete satisfaction of the client by double checking all critical work deliverables to minimize mistakes.

  • Complete all tasks with a pride of ownership.

  • Never stop improving by initiating personal development strategies and suggestions for company-wide process improvements.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Self-motivation, punctuality and the ability to manage multiple tasks.

    Experience & Skills Desired

  • 2 years of experience in leadership and management of processes

  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health/Safety or relevant onsite/managerial safety experience

  • 1-2 years of experience as a Safety Specialist within a construction company; with commercial or residential high rise concrete construction experience preferred.

  • Detailed knowledge of federal, state and local regulatory compliance laws with an emphasis on OSHA as demonstrated by prior work experience.

  • Preferred experience with the following programs:

  • Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Excel

    Certificates & Licenses

  • OSHA Authorized 10 and 30-hour Construction Safety and Health Outreach Trainer (OSHA 500)

  • Current CSP, ASP, CHST or other nationally recognized safety and health certifications preferred.


  • Jackson Contractor Group, Inc. is a member of the Montana Contractor's Association, providing 100% employer paid retirement plan and health insurance for employees and their family, short-term disability, and 401k.

  • Benefits also include additional short-term disability, long-term disability, paid holidays, paid time off and much more! To see all benefits offered, please refer to our Careers page.