Safety Manager – City of Marysville

Please apply by 5/5/23 for first consideration.

Under the direction of the Human Resources Director, the Safety Manager organizes, and implements a comprehensive employee safety program for the City. This work includes a range of routine and complex duties related to citywide safety management. This position oversees the City’s efforts managing the accident prevention programs along with compliance related to occupational safety and health regulations, policies and procedures.  Duties include activities such as job hazard analysis; field inspection of work places for possible hazards and exposures; coordinate, schedule and track employee training and certification requirements related to safety; develop and implement written safety policies and procedures. This position also serves on the City’s emergency operations team and functions as the City’s ADA Title II Coordinator. 

The work performed by this class requires incumbents to apply professional knowledge and expertise as well as established guidelines and alternatives to make non-routine judgments and recommendations to management regarding complex issues; incumbents operate independently and select appropriate methods to accomplish project assignments. Examples of Job Duties

Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  1. Plans, coordinates, and implements a comprehensive Citywide safety and accident prevention program including implementation of provisions of safety standards and regulations in accordance with federal, state and City laws, regulations, and policies and procedures.  
  2. Performs field inspection of job sites for accident prevention controls including use of prescribed safety equipment and methods; observes workers for proper use of Personal Protective Equipment; monitors noise, toxic and other hazards.
  3. Recommends proper measures to ensure a safe workplace and safe work practices for City employees, and conducts appropriate follow up activities as needed.
  4. Develops safety training curriculum, and recommends appropriate training materials and methods.  Coordinates with City training administrator to conduct general City-wide and topic specific training including, but not limited to the following programs: Bloodborne Pathogens, First Aid/CPR, Defensive Driving, Hearing Conservation, Safety Orientation and Flagging. Ensures that employees complete testing requirements per local, state and federal requirements. 
  5. Conducts research, makes recommendations and assists with the development of City policies and procedures related to occupational safety and health; keeps current with interpretation of existing as well as newly implemented provisions of WISHA/DOSH/OSHA and other regulations.
  6. Maintains, updates and disseminates printed and/or electronic City-wide safety materials and documents including the Accident Prevention Program, policies and procedures, and OSHA standards including Safety Data Sheets and those related to Lockout/Tagout. 
  7. Performs record keeping functions including the maintenance of files and databases related to safety, testing, accident/incidents, and employee training and testing; creates reports and compiles statistics.
  8. Performs body mechanic and ergonomic reviews and develops and implements remedial measures. 
  9. Provides support to the City’s Safety and Health Committee, preparing and distributing meeting agendas, materials and minutes.
  10. Coordinates and confers with the City’s Worker’s Compensation and Risk Managers as required. 
  11. Administers the US Department of Transportation’s mandatory drug and alcohol program in the City. 
  12. Assists in the development, administration and training of the City of Marysville’s emergency management plan and procedures. 
  13. Coordinates requests for accommodation by the public as the City’s ADA Coordinator.


A combination of the experience, education, and training listed below which provides an equivalent background to perform the work of this position.


  • Three years of professional level experience involving safety, preferably in the public sector. 

Education and Training:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational safety, industrial hygiene, public or business administration, or related field; or a combination of industry certifications and professional work experience that demonstrates competency in required areas. 

Licenses or Certificates:

  • Must possess, or have the ability to possess within one month of hire date, a Washington State Driver’s license.
  • Must possess, or have the ability to obtain within twelve months of hire, certification as an instructor of the following: 
  • CPR and First Aid Training 
  • Flagger Certification
  • Defensive Driving 
  • Traffic Control
  • Fork Truck Safety 
  • Globally Harmonized Systems (Hazard Communications) 

Work Environment

The physical demands and characteristics of the work environment described here are representative of those occurring in the performance of the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; kneel, bend, or climb and to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear.  The employee must frequently lift up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move 10 to 20 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

This position works both in an office and outside in various weather conditions.  Outside, the employee may work near moving mechanical parts.  The employee may be exposed to physical hazards from mechanical and electrical equipment and will also sometimes work in hazardous areas under hazardous conditions.  The employee occasionally works near traffic and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and the risk of electrical shock and radiation.  The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate indoors and moderate to loud outdoors.

This position generally works a regular schedule; however, incumbents may be required to work some evening and/or weekend hours to respond to emergencies.  

This position description generally describes the principle functions of the position and the level of knowledge and skills typically required.  It does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and it is subject to change as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.

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