Career Opportunities with Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region

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Careers at Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region

Department: Safety
Location: Tacoma - Milgard Work Opportunity Center (MWOC) & Campus
Address: 714 S 27th Street
Tacoma, WA, 98409
Salary: $0 - $0
Required Days to Work: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Work Hours Needed: Morning, Afternoon

Job Summary:

The Safety Administrator is an integral member of the safety and human resource team and provides a vital and critical role in assisting the Safety Risk Manager in developing, delivering and monitoring programs and policies and processes to build awareness to create a culture proactively focused on workplace safety.

The Administrator will maintain proper and clear records that include the reporting and tracking of workplace incidents and injuries, analyze and recognize patterns, support in the development of training efforts on proper and safety procedures to mitigate, reduce, and eliminate safety and health concerns, assist in investigating incidents and accidents, prepares reports, claims management; may recommend preventative measures; runs queries, analyzes results, and make recommendations to enhance the culture of safety.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

The following functions are not intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed in this position, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbents(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

  • Ensures that existing programs are maintained and evaluated periodically to ensure maximum effectiveness

  • Work in partnership with managers to investigate and evaluate workplace safety and health concerns or hazards and make recommendations for improvements

  • Advises staff regarding safety protocols and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance

  • Conducts routine follow-up safety audits of work sites and office facilities

  • Responds to emergency and participates in incident investigations

  • Makes recommendations for correcting unsafe conditions and provides necessary safety training

  • Conducts safety coaching observations, job hazard analysis and incident investigations

  • Compiles and records safety and training data such as First Aid and CPR Training

  • Documents and files claims’ and write letters as required

  • Coordinates training classes and meetings

  • Maintain Labor and Industry claims files and document and maintain OSHA forms

  • Maintain and track safety committee meetings

  • Services as a technical advisor for safety and accident prevention issues.

  • Spends a substantial amount of time working in the field, evaluating safety concerns, ensuring policies, procedures and safety rules are maintained.

  • Maintains records and files and prepares correspondence and other documentation as needed

  • Maintains effective programs for new employees and arranges for periodic refresher training for experienced personnel

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Minimum Qualifications/Education/Training/Experience:

  • Associate or Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from a two-year or four-year college or university in business or related field; and a minimum of 2 -4 years’ experience in safety; or equivalent combination of education and experience in health, safety, or related field
  • OSHA 30 Compliance Certification (preferred)


  • ACTIVE LISTENING - Give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, ask questions as appropriate, and not interrupt at inappropriate times

  • CRITICAL THINKING - Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems

  • TIME MANAGEMENT – Manage one’s own time or the time of others

  • JUDGEMENT AND DECISION MAKING – Consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one

  • TEAMWORK/TEAM PLAYER- Must have the ability to work collaboratively and respectively with all levels of employees across many different business lines throughout the organization.


  • COMPREHEND ORAL INFORMATION - Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences

  • SPEAK - Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand

  • COMPREHEND WRITTEN INFORMATION - Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing

  • WRITE - Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand

  • REASON TO SOLVE PROBLEMS - Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense

  • MAKE SENSE OF INFORMATION - Quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns

  • MATH SKILLS-Basic/Intermediate/Advanced ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, percentages and decimals.

  • COMPUTER SKILLS- Intermediate level skills utilizing Microsoft Office Suite (Word/Excel/PowerPoint)

    Other Work Requirements

  • INITIATIVE – Demonstrate willingness to take on job challenges

  • LEADERSHIP – Demonstrate willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction

  • DEPENDABILITY – Demonstrate reliability, responsibility, and dependability and fulfill obligations

  • ANALYTICAL THINKING – Analyze information and using logic to address work or job issues and problems.

  • OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES- Knowledge of human resources regulations and safety standards; able to develop and deliver training program.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

    A valid Washington State Driver’s License

    Preferred Certification in safety-related disciplines such as CSHO, COSS, CSP, ASC

    Other Qualifications: Requires frequent travel to other Goodwill locations.

    Physical Demands:

    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

    Work Environment:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally/regularly exposed to odors and/or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally/regularly required to work near moving mechanical parts and in outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is occasionally/regularly moderate.


    Employees must be able to perform the key duties and responsibilities of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. Goodwill gladly considers requests for accommodation and, if the requested accommodation is reasonable, will make such reasonable accommodations as will enable an otherwise qualified person with a disability to the job.


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