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L&I Safety Culture Manager


$88,026.00 – $122,844.00 Annually


Thurston County – Tumwater, WA

Job Type

Full Time – Permanent

Job Number

WMS 24-05


Dept. of Labor & Industries


Administrative Services – Security & Emergency Management

Opening Date


Closing Date

4/1/2024 11:59 PM Pacific

Our Mission: Keep Washington Safe and Working!
 Our Values: 
Customer Focus, One L&I, Respect, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Learning and Growth, Reliability

EXTRA Salary Information:

*** The Target Pay Range typically considered for this position is $88,026-$122,844 (Range of Consideration) annually. The Full Pay Range for this WMS Band is $74,768-$122,844 (Full band range) annually. Compensation decisions are determined using factors such as job-related skills, experience, and education or training.  We will consider your individual qualifications, should we make you an offer of employment.

Job Highlights
The Team:

At L&I, safety is our why. We believe that a positive safety culture can improve the wellbeing of our employees, enhance the way that we do business, and enable meaningful connection and innovation. The Enterprise Safety Culture Manager reports to the Director of the Office of Safety, Security, and Emergency Management (OSSEM) and provides leadership, supervision, and guidance to the Internal Safety and Health (ISH) team and the agency’s safety council. 

The functions of ISH include leading:

  • The development and administration of the agency’s Accident Prevention Program
  • Initiatives and strategies aimed at reducing safety and health incidents and injuries.
  • Development of safety culture improvement programs.
  • Agency safety training activities.
  • Ergonomic program activities.

The Role:

The Enterprise Safety Culture Manager is an innovative and collaborative leader, coach, mentor, and advisor who partners with employees to build a culture of safety across the agency. To build this culture, the position uses effective change management, strategic planning, and human-centered design principles and practices to influence the ways that employees value, think about, and experience safety at L&I.

The position is directly responsible for accomplishing results in the following areas: 

Building and nurturing a positive culture of safety across the agency

Outcome: A workplace culture at L&I where the values, attitudes, and behaviors of all employees reflect a commitment to safety.

Reducing the number of work-related illnesses and injuries at L&I

Outcome: Quantifiable results showing a decrease in the frequency of work-related illnesses and injuries at L&I with a goal of zero workplace illnesses and injuries.

Leading the Internal Safety and Health Program and team

Outcome: The ISH team feels engaged, valued, and empowered to influence meaningful and effective changes to the culture of safety at L&I.

Achieving these results–keeping L&I employees safe and working–is a key contributor to enabling our employees to Keep Washington Safe and Working.


Some of what you’ll do:

  • Partner with employees to develop a shared vision and actionable strategic plan for closing the gap between the current and future state of safety culture at L&I.
  • Align safety culture vision and strategy with agency goals, values, and initiatives, including understanding how psychological safety and inclusion and belonging contribute to safety culture.
  • Define success, approach, and impact of safety culture strategies. This includes identifying key performance indicators, establishing milestones, and adapting approaches based on customer feedback, evidence, and data.
  • Inspire and empower individual contributors, leaders, and teams to make decisions and take actions that reflect a commitment to communal and individual safety.
  • Build partnerships with people and programs to accelerate adoption of safety culture across the agency.
  • Directly supervise, manage, and lead a team of seven safety professionals (six Safety Officer 3s and one Ergonomist 4) based out of the agency’s headquarters in Tumwater,
  • Provide guidance, direction, and support to six Regional Safety Officers located in field offices throughout the state. 
  • Manage program operating budget of approximately $2.4 million.
  • Develop guidance for employees and management to be able to identify, understand, assess, and manage safety risks and promote safety value.
  • Coordinate with L&I’s Office of Strategy and Performance (OSP) when operational safety risks have overlap with enterprise risk management activities.
  • Partner with employees to identify and resolve complex safety issues.

For a full list of duties and responsibilities please request the position description form from Haleigh Missildine (she/her/hers) at



Bachelor’s degree in occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene, business or public administration, psychology, or closely aligned field.


Five or more years of professional level risk management, consequence management, and/or safety management experience, including supervising, managing, and leading teams. 

  • Must have knowledge and experience leading change and be able to form and articulate a clear vision and strategy for leading safety excellence. 
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to building psychological safety and increasing inclusion, belonging, and trust within and across teams.


Qualifying risk or safety management experience may be substituted year for year for education.

L&I Core Competencies

Safety – Understands and is fully committed to creating and maintaining a positive safety culture.

Customer-Centered Actions – Focused on understanding and meeting customers’ needs.

Treats Others With Respect And Courtesy – At all times respects and values others.

Accountability And Dependability – Acts within guidelines and accomplishes job assignments; accepts personal responsibility. Performs duties in a way that reflects public service accountability.

Judgment And Problem Solving – Draws sound, sensible conclusions, and makes informed decisions to resolve issues. Learns and applies Lean methods to simplify work processes, improve service, reduce delays, and eliminate waste.

L&I Leadership Competencies

Managing For Results – Establishes and communicates mission-centered performance expectations, monitors outcomes, assesses progress and takes action.

Leadership – Commits to the agency mission. Plans, takes charge, and inspires people through example. Uses standard work and visual management. Observes and responds to visual measures with problem solving coaching, needed tools and resources, and removal of barriers.

Communication – Conveys clear, concise, timely and persuasive messages that positively influence thoughts and actions of others.

Relationship Building – Builds and maintains effective working relationships characterized by openness, honesty, mutual respect, shared commitment and clear responsibility.

People Management – Maximizes employee talents and success in order to achieve agency goals.


  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation
  • Master’s Degree in occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene, business or public administration, psychology or closely aligned field.
  • Experience developing and implementing agency-wide/company-wide strategic plans.

Supplemental Information

Things You Need To Know  

To help you maintain a proper work-life balance, teleworking is one of the work schedule options for this position. L&I also offers flexible custom work schedules.

State employees who meet the qualifications will become eligible for a generous retirement package at the end of the employee’s career. Click on the “Benefits” tab to learn more.

At L&I, your voice matters. In addition, L&I is a diverse state agency dedicated to the safety and health and security of Washington’s 3.3 million workers. Take a look at this brief video and learn more about why L&I is an employer of choice.

For this position, telework is dependent upon business needs and supervisor approval. The assigned duty station for this position is Tumwater, Washington.

For positions where in-office work is necessary, the frequency of telework will be discussed with the supervisor of the position at the time of offer.

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Application process

We will contact the top candidates directly to interview for this position. Because we base the selection on information provided by you, it is in your best interest to identify the knowledge, skills, and abilities that address the required and desirable qualifications described in the announcement.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. cover letter describing specific qualifications.
  2. A current resume detailing applicable experience and education.
  3. A list of at least three professional references with current telephone numbers.

Please do not attach or place any medical information (vaccination status included) within the application, resume, or cover letter. If you do, we will have to reject your application to safeguard others from receiving your confidential information. You will have to remove the confidential information before you can apply again.

Background Check Notice:  

Prior to a placement in this position, a background check, including criminal history record will be conducted. Information from your background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining your eligibility to perform the requirements of the position.   

Other information

  • For positions requiring travel, you must have a valid unrestricted driver’s license and have insurance if driving a privately owned vehicle on state business.
  • Candidates who are offered a job with L&I must possess work authorization that does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa now or in the future.
  • The Department of Labor & Industries complies with the employment eligibility verification requirements of the federal employment eligibility verification form, I-9. The selected candidate must be able to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States consistent with the requirements of that form on the first day of employment.
  • Please note: L&I may use this announcement to fill multiple permanent and/or non-permanent positions. 

Did You Know?

Washington is America’s Top State to live, play, and work, according to U.S. News (2021). Join the L&I team and enjoy all the Evergreen State has to offer.

In addition to offering a positive balance between life and work, L&I provides one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation. We also believe your voice matters. We value our employees and their work-life balance by encouraging flexible schedules. L&I is a diverse state agency dedicated to the safety and health and security of Washington’s 3 million workers. 

Veterans Preference

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Applicants wishing to claim Veterans Preference should attach to their application a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed verification of service letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as Social Security numbers. For further information, contact L&I’s

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Employer

L&I employees come from all walks of life. We strive to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

We believe in the importance of recognizing the value each of us contribute to the success of the agency mission. Having a diverse workforce is this agency’s greatest resource of strength and knowledge. It is through the combination of talents and abilities that we can pursue finding effective measures to provide the best customer service. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone and we strongly mean everyone.

The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need accommodation in the application process or testing process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call 360-902-5700. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service.

You are welcome to include the name and pronoun you would like to be referred to in your materials and we will honor this as you interact with our award-winning diverse and inclusive organization.

For more Information

If you have any questions regarding this job posting, program, or the agency, please contact Haleigh Missildine (she/her/hers) at 


As a Site Safety Coordinator, you will partner with the entire project team and be a resource for all on-site to ensure that “Working Safe for Life” is not just a slogan but the true way of life on site.

About Us:

At Lewis, where every employee is an owner, our people are empowered to make decisions – big and small – to meet the goals of our clients. We are passionate about our work and driven to build quality buildings that stand the test of time. With fulfillment as one of our six core values, Lewis has a collaborative and supportive culture committed to the success and development of our people.

About the Position:

We are seeking an experienced Safety Coordinator to join our team in Pullman, WA!

At Lewis, safety is not a department.  It is not an individual.  It is not a field issue.  Every Lewis employee is personally accountable for protecting themselves and their co-workers from harm, and we share a commitment to safe execution of work.  Our Safety Coordinators are responsible for proactively identifying safety hazards and other risks on jobsites and working collaboratively with their jobsite teams to eliminate or mitigate the issues.

A successful candidate will be able to speak to the safety challenges a general contractor faces daily, because they have recent, relevant safety experience in the construction industry. They will be able to communicate and build relationships with everyone on their jobsites, from the field to the office, because their style and behavior reflects our core values like Trust and Respect and Fulfillment.

This position reports to the Safety Director and will partner with the jobsite Superintendent and Project Manager for day-to-day operations.

In Order to Succeed in this role

  • 5+ years of experience in a safety role in the construction industry
  • Certified in OSHA 30; CPR/First AED
  • Experience with safety tracking and reporting systems
  • Experience with managing claims or cases of injured workers
  • Ability to identify and resolve safety hazards collaboratively
  • Technical knowledge of the following is preferred but not required Asbestos exposure; Lead exposure; Flammable storage; Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (Hazwoper); Respirator fit training; Equipment – Crane, Scissor Lift, Boom Lift, Forklift, etc.; Rigging/ Signaling; Fall Protection; Confined Space; Scaffolding; Trench/Excavation; Bloodborne pathogens; Electrical safety; and CHST from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals is highly preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with a workforce of diverse backgrounds, education, experience, etc.
  • Strong presentation skills, facilitation skills and ability to develop and deliver effective job safety training
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to resolve complex problems
  • Ability to work independently; organized, accountable and dependable
  • Proficient computer skills; and the ability to write pre-task plans, JHA and work plans
  • Team player, ability to work collaboratively
  • Ability to collect and interpret data and apply it in a practical approach
  • Responsive to jobsite needs and/or concerns

Primary functions & essential responsibilities

Site-Specific Safety Plan and Safety Audits

  • Manage job site hazards plan for single large site and/or multiple sites.
  • Ensure safety boards, equipment and site-specific materials are supplied at each site.
  • In collaboration with Project Superintendent and Project Engineers, review the Subcontractor’s Site-Specific Safety Plans for completeness and relevancy.

Documentation and Technical Expertise

  • Ensure required equipment training is conducted and documented and provide or arrange technical safety training required to support field operations
  • Support field crew with the development of their pre-task plans and job hazard analysis
  • Clarify safety rules and provide technical expertise and solutions to safety challenges on site

Incident Investigation

  • For personal injuries, ensure injured party gets immediate care as appropriate for the severity of the injury, reporting immediately to Safety Director and Risk Manager.
  • Conduct thorough accident investigation including witness statements, photographs, environmental conditions and any other relevant factor
  • Identify and document all contributing factors and institute training, policy or procedural changes to address the identified root causes on the incident


  • Lead morning Safety Huddles efficiently with a team-oriented and participatory approach.
  • Foster and promote a company-wide healthy safety culture and respond to every safety suggestion promptly
  • Build trust and rapport with Lewis EHS and field to positively impact Lewis culture.

Relationship and Communication

Salary: $87,647 – $109,559

A 100% employee-owned general contractor, Lease Crutcher Lewis offers a comprehensive healthcare plan with medical, dental, and vision coverage. Our employer-funded Lifestyle Spending Account supports physical wellness for employees and their pets, and our employer-funded Headspace membership supports mental wellness. We also offer a generous Health Savings Account with annual employer-sponsored contributions. Lease Crutcher Lewis provides support for a financially healthy future, including our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (enrollment covered at no cost to you) and a 401(k) with a competitive matching program. To support employee philanthropic efforts, employees are eligible for volunteer PTO and charitable giving matching programs.

Lease Crutcher Lewis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of, and will not be discriminated against, based on the basis of race, color, gender, pregnancy or breastfeeding, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, disability, or other status protected by state or federal law.