Safety Analyst

Job Locations US-WA-Everett
Opening Date 10 months ago(1/21/2022 5:13 PM)
Job ID
Min (Annual)
USD $87,873.00/Yr.
Max (Annual)
USD $123,020.00/Yr.
Min Hiring Range
USD $87,873.00/Yr.
Max Hiring Range
USD $96,661.00/Yr.


This position is being sourced by Arch Staffing please apply at

The Safety Analyst is an experienced professional, fully functional in all aspects of the industry/technical field. This role performs duties under general supervision of the Manager of Environmental, Health & Safety, but functions in a primarily independent manner while supporting assigned projects or program areas. The Safety Analyst assists in all aspects of the agency’s Safety Management System (SMS), including the development and implementation of safety and health programs and projects in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations; audits and oversight of all SMS elements and serving as the subject matter expert, as needed, for agency meetings, training, and other interdepartmental interactions. Examples of such programs include:

  • Safety Management System including all State and Federally required safety programs
  • FTA required Agency Safety Plan
  • Safety Committee
  • Other programs as assigned by the Manager of Environmental, Health & Safety

Essential Duties

  1. Safety Management System (SMS): Assists the Manager of Environmental, Health and Safety in creating, designing, implementing, and managing Community Transit’s Safety Management System, including all State and Federally required Health and Safety programs. Assists in 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. Assists in creating 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. Effectively communicates with others regarding assigned program areas, interpret meaning of information including sensitive or confidential information, and consults with and advises others regarding confidential matters. Develops content for and delivers presentations, trainings and talks to agency personnel at all levels. Creates safety related content for inclusion in agency publications. Translates technical information to non-technical audiences.
  3. Attends meetings, conducts training, and provides guidance for other departments to ensure organizational practices meet or exceed existing 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 program areas.  Ability to provide oversight of the agency’s Safety Committee and ensure committee business is carried out.  Represents the agency as a safety expert to local, regional partners and external committees.
  4. Conducts safety inspections; performs necessary testing or sampling required for agency health and safety programs; interprets policies, regulations, or procedures to determine compliance; writes reports and makes recommendations.
  5. Conducts complex independent, confidential investigations.  Leads team to determine root cause and develop corrective and preventive actions.  Follows up corrective and preventive actions to completion and effectiveness.
  6. Assists in developing and making process improvement recommendations or program enhancements. Provides expert advice to higher-level staff regarding longer-term goals and participates in process improvement teams. Reviews management of change processes to ascertain effect on established safety practices.
  7. 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, industrial hygiene, risk management, or closely related field
  2. Five (5) years of Safety Management experience
  3. 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.



  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)
  1. Transit Safety Institute, SMS Awareness training, or higher
  2. Completion of FEMA ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800 courses
  3. Completion of OSHA 501, 503, 511, 521 or other OSHA training courses
  4. Experience with safety management system database such as Origami.


Entry Requirements for: Knowledge and Skills


Qualification to enter this position requires knowledge of the following:

  1. Job hazard analysis and workplace ergonomics
  2. Safety management functions and programs including familiarity with Federal and State requirements.
  3. Hazard identification, mitigation, and monitoring practices
  4. Accident investigations, trend analysis, and safety metrics.
  5. Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment, including computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.
  6. Testing and sampling procedures needed to support agency programs.


Qualification to enter this position requires skill in:

  1. Oral and written communication in English.
  2. Facilitating meetings and workgroup activities.
  3. Persuasion and gaining support through influence.
  4. Team participation.
  5. Conducting job hazard analysis.
  6. Compiling and analyzing data. Preparing narrative and statistical reports.
  7. Recognizing problems and developing effective solutions.
  8. Understanding, interpreting, and applying contracts, laws, and regulations.
  9. Regulation interpretation and application.
  10. Maintaining confidentiality.
  11. Deal effectively and tactfully with agency officials, employees, and the public.
  12. Maintaining composure during stressful situations.
  13. Determine priorities when faced with constant changes to make and keep commitments.

Proficient Performance Requirements for Knowledge and Skills


Qualification to fulfill the full range of this position’s duties requires the following knowledge, which may be gained or further developed after entering the job:

  1. Knowledge of trends in safety for public transit
  2. Federal Transit Administration regulations pertaining to safety in the workplace and for capital projects.


Qualification to fulfill the full range of this position’s duties requires the following skills, which may be gained or further developed after entering the job:

  1. Safety Management System Database Management.

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.


Apply online

This position is being sourced by Arch Staffing please apply at

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 check, 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.


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.


Effective January 1, 2022, all new employees must provide proof of fully vaccinated status on or before their first workday. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. 


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