Manager of Environmental, Health & Safety

Job Locations US-WA-Everett
Opening Date 2 weeks ago(11/19/2021 3:15 PM)
Job ID
Min (Annual)
USD $100,437.00/Yr.
Max (Annual)
USD $140,612.00/Yr.


Under general guidance, the Manager of Environmental, Health & Safety manages the day-to-day operation and implementation of agency-wide Safety Management System program and plans; environmental compliance program and plans; agency-wide safety programs, including stand-alone safety programs, Workers’ Compensation Program and Processes and OSHA/DOSH required plans. Will act as an agency-wide resource for all programs in their area of responsibility. Will provide program management oversight and day-to-day supervision of staff: one (1) Safety Specialist, one (1) Workers’ Compensation Analyst and one (1) Environmental Analyst.  Will be liaison to other agency departments to ensure communication and understanding of program overlap or impact.

Essential Duties

  1. Safety Management System (SMS): Creates, designs, implements, and manages Community Transit’s Safety Management System programs. The Manager of Environmental, Health & Safety manages Community Transit’s day-to-day SMS program. Responsible for developing, implementing and providing oversight of the agency’s Federal Transit Administration required Agency Safety Plan, meeting or exceeding all regulatory requirements. Serves as one of the agency’s subject matter experts (SME) for SMS and provides oversight of all SMS elements, i.e. Safety Policy, Safety Risk Management, Safety Assurance and Safety Promotion. Creates a strategic roadmap to successfully implement the elements of SMS, with key milestones and deliverables. Develops and/or conducts decision briefs or informational presentations to the Executive Team, managers, employees and regional partners. Drafts standards, policies, and procedures as needed.
  2. Health and Safety Programs: Develops, implements and maintains agency’s health and safety programs, including the Accident Prevention Program and numerous other stand-alone programs, e.g. Hazard Communication, Bloodborne Pathogens, Lock Out/Tag Out, et al. Will provide oversight of the agency’s Safety Committee and ensure committee business is carried out. Participates in other committees and meetings providing subject matter expertise in all areas of safety and health. Develops content for and delivers presentations, trainings and talks to agency personnel at all levels. Creates safety related content for inclusion in agency publications. Represents the agency as a safety expert to local, regional partners and external committees.
  3. Environmental Programs: Develops, implements and/or maintains agency’s environmental programs, including Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan; Industrial Wastewater Pre-Treatment Plan; Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure Plan; Hazardous Materials Management Plan; Hazardous Waste Management Plan; underground storage tanks and air emissions compliance programs. Ensures that environmental permits are completed and submitted on time. Coordinates with Capital Planning & Project Development Program on submission of environmental permits. Assists with development of agency’s environmental training programs. Leads and/or oversees all environmental compliance programs to ensure requirements are met and industry best management practices and all known, available, and reasonable methods of prevention, control and treatment (AKART) of stormwater pollution are applied, where practicable. Serves as conduit for information exchange with other departments and programs. Develops and leads agency’s Environmental and Sustainability Management System (ESMS) efforts in order to reduce environmental impacts, increase operating efficiency and promote agency-wide awareness.
  4. Division Liaison: Attends meetings, conducts training and provides guidance for other departments to ensure organizational practices meet or exceed existing environmental, health and safety regulations, programs and plans. Position serves as a resource and subject matter expert for agency managers and executives as it relates to Environmental, Health and Safety Regulations.
  5. Workers’ Compensation Program: Provides direction and oversight for Self-Insured Program and interrelationship with Agency Safety and Environmental Programs.
  6. Research and Analysis: Prepares through research and analysis, statistical data-compiling reports, surveys and metrics to inform business decisions. Position serves as a resource and subject matter expert for agency managers and executives as it relates to Safety Performance Indicators and Safety Performance Measures.
  7. Staff Supervision and Development: Leads, mentors, coaches and counsels staff. Sets goals and performance expectations. Reviews work of subordinates, provides feedback and conducts annual performance reviews for staff. Leads the effort to hire new staff with minimal guidance form the division manager.
  8. Budget: Assists in developing and administering the division’s capital and operating budget.  Gathers, assembles and analyzes data; participates in budget development; researches and recommends grant opportunities.  Assists in negotiating vendor contracts to support budget allocations.  Reviews budget data and recommends annual budgets for assigned contracts. Reviews invoices and approves payment. Continually monitors expenditures of assigned contracts to ensure compliance with approved budget.
  9. Vendor Management: Leads, manages and maintains vendor services.  This includes vendor evaluation, selection, contract negotiation, compliance, and performance.
  10. Disaster/Emergency Response: As required, works in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) under the Incident Command System (ICS) in the capacity of Safety Officer or other positions as instructed.
  11. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in at least one of the following: occupational safety, environmental management, industrial hygiene, or closely related field
  2. Five (5) years of Safety Management experience
  3. Three (3) years of experience in supervision and leading staff
  4. Valid Washington State driver’s license

An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above may be considered in rare instances.



  1. Public transit, public agency, or regulated private industry experience
  2. Possession of one or more of the following certifications.
    • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
    • Transit Safety Institute, Transit Safety and Security Program (TSSP)
    • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
    • Registered Environmental Manager
    • Washington Workers’ Compensation Professional (WWCP)
  3. Transit Safety Institute, SMS Awareness training, or higher
  4. Completion of FEMA ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800 courses
  5. Completion of OSHA 501, 503, 511, 521 or other OSHA training courses

Entry Requirements for: Knowledge and Skills


Knowledge of:

  1. Business/industry principles and practices for the area of responsibility.
  2. Safety management functions and programs including familiarity with Federal and State requirements, emergency management planning, emergency management program analysis, hazard assessments, and resource management.
  3. Waste water and stormwater regulations
  4. Federal Transit Administration regulations pertaining to safety in the workplace and for capital projects
  5. Hazard identification, mitigation and monitoring practices
  6. Workers’ Compensation programs and third party administrators
  7. National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS)
  8. Basic principles and practices of governmental budget preparation and administration.
  9. Principles of team leadership, including supervisory and training techniques and practices.
  10. Modern office procedures, methods and equipment, including computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and statistical databases.


  1. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other agency staff, all levels of management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public.
  2. Applying advanced principles and practices of safety management. Understanding technical industry concepts as they apply to safety management and environmental management.
  3. Exhibiting a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism with demonstrated ability to maintain sensitive security information.
  4. Excellent interpersonal skills for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, contractors, and regional partners
  5. Developing and implementing programs, policies, and procedures to keep the workplace safe; identify and mitigate hazards to the safety of the agency.
  6. Written and oral communications.
  7. Influencing others to adopt safety best practices and to raise safety awareness
  8. Responding to emergency situations and crisis management.
  9. Project management
  10. Contract negotiations
  11. Convincing colleagues across the business to deliver security through their everyday actions and decisions.
  12. Ability to use independent judgment and discretion to make immediate decisions related to policies and procedures for emergency management in a calm, professional, and tactful manner.
  13. Ability to work well under pressure and to coordinate and implement multiple tasks simultaneously and in an environment of constantly changing priorities.

Physical Requirements

Climbing, balancing, stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.


Light Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.


May occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions or hazardous traffic situations when working in the field.


Afterhours availability may be required to meet operational needs.


Application and Selection Process:

On-line applications only.


Applicants who meet the minimum requirements may be scheduled for an interview as well as a variety of tests to demonstrate knowledge, and skills for the position.  The evaluation process may include interviews, background checks, reference checks and various performance tests. Applicants for this job may be considered for other openings up to six months after the date this position is filled.


First consideration December 5th 11:59PM


If you have a family member, or share the same living quarters of a current Community Transit employee, please let your Employee Engagement Recruiter know as your eligibility  for this position may be affected. 


Community Transit provides a tobacco-free and drug-free work environment.  As a recipient of federal funds, Community Transit is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on any basis prohibited by Federal, State or Local law.  We value and encourage diversity in our workforce.  EOE AA/M/F/Vet/Disability.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


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