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Safety Officer 2



Safety Officer 2
Employee & Business Support Services – Safety Unit
Coyote Ridge Corrections Center – Connell, WA
The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual to take on the dynamic role as a Safety Officer 2. This is a full-time, permanent position, located in Connell, Washington.
Coyote Ridge Corrections Center (CRCC) is located on a 60-acre site about 40 miles north of the Tri Cities. CRCC is comprised of two-complexes. The Main Security Complex (MSC) is a 2,048-bed facility that houses offenders with Medium and MI3 Custody. MSC consists of 4 Hybrid units and 4 Medium units. The Minimum-Security Unit (MSU) is a 600-bed facility that houses assisted living and MI2 Custody offenders. MSU consists of 2 units. This is a work/program orientated facility that offers many educational, vocational, and self-help programs and Class II and Class III Correctional Industries work programs .
Whether the work is inside a prison, in community corrections, or in an administrative office, the Washington State Department of Corrections professional staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which all incarcerated individuals can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society.

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The following must be attached to your completed application:
  • A cover letter outlining your qualifications.
  • A detailed chronological resumé.
  • And at least three professional references with a phone number and an email address for each.
  • A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies.
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Duties may include but are not limited to:

Safety program implementation and compliance for the Department of Corrections
  • Develop and implement safety programs, rules and policies for employees, contract staff, incarcerated individuals and visitors or assigned institutions.
  • Ensure compliance with DOC safety program policies and applicable regulatory safety standards/codes.
  • Conduct periodic local facility safety inspections to identify unsafe practices.
  • Establish strategies for suitable corrective measures to manage risk of accident and injury losses in accordance with WISHA and other regulatory standards.
  • Ensure proper recordkeeping for the Safety Program to include data analysis of trends, safety investigations, accident/hazard reports, inspections, and safety meeting minutes.
  • Review accident/injury reports to ensure there is sufficient information and details and investigate as necessary to identify what caused the event and determine preventative strategies.
  • Ensure completion and distribution in the OnBase information database.
  • Review and investigate hazard reports to ensure any necessary corrective action is taken and is adequate to control and or eliminate the reported hazard.
  • Submit monthly or quarterly summary of accident/injury trends to the executives and managers of assigned institution.
  • Assist Department Safety Unit leadership in developing and updating safety related policies and procedures.
Safety program technical assistance for the Department of Corrections
  • Advise managers, supervisors, safety committee and employees as to program status and performance of the safety program.
  • Serve as the Safety Officer for emergency response utilizing the incident command system.
  • Confer with and advise managers, supervisors, and employees on occupational safety and health activities, problems, and needs.
  • Provide safety assistance, services, and technical advice to employees, contract staff, incarcerated individuals, volunteers, and visitors.
  • Attend executive staff, chain-of-command, departmental, and other meetings as necessary to share safety information.
  • Provide timely reporting on current issues and other information such as regulatory agency visits, citations, notices, safety audits, and corrective action plans.
  • Assist in regulatory and departmental safety corrective action plans from operational and safety audits.
  • Assist and monitor facility contract safety plans.
  • Attend safety committee meetings and serve in an advisory capacity. Conduct and document training on member roles and responsibilities for each new member and chairperson.
  • Ensure workers have access to current safety related program manuals, policies, operational memorandums, procedures, and standards.
  • Act as facility liaison for regulatory agencies such as WISHA/DOSH (Labor and Industries), Department of Health (DOH) and the fire authority having jurisdiction.
  • Attend and participate in the local security advisory committee meetings assuring crossover between this committee and the institution safety committee(s).
Training, education, and information sharing
  • Assure mandatory safety training is done in accordance with established DOC policies.
  • Provide frequent safety informational messages and educational materials to encourage and establish safety culture norms and expectations within institutions.
  • Conduct training on safety-related topics.
Other duties as assigned




Required Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in occupational safety and health, safety studies, natural science, business or public administration, education, or allied field.


  • 1-year professional experience in occupational safety and health programs


  • An equivalent combination of related education and experience may substitute year for year for education.


  • 1 year as a Safety Officer 1

This position may be filled at the Safety Officer 1 level with the following requirements and will progress to the Safety Officer 2 level after one year of on-the-job training and successful completion of the required training plan.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in occupational safety and health, safety studies, natural science, business or public administration, education, or allied field.


  • 2 years professional experience in occupational safety and health programs.


  • 2 years professional experience as an employee working in a Washington State Department of Corrections facility involving the assessment and application of safe behaviors and workplace practices.



Supplemental Information


Our Agency

Mission: The mission of DOC is to improve public safety by positively changing lives.

Our Vision: Working together for safer communities.

Our Commitment: To operate a safe and human corrections system and partner with others to transform lives for a better Washington.

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What We Offer:

As an employee of the Department of Corrections, your work-life integration is a priority. Washington State employees are offered one of the most inclusive and competitive benefits packages in the nation.

Besides comprehensive family insurance for medical, dental, and vision, these perks also may include:

  • Remote/telework/flexible schedules (depending on position)
  • Up to 25 paid vacations days a year
  • 12 days of paid sick leave a year
  • 12 paid holidays a year
  • Generous retirement plan
  • Flex Spending Accounts
  • Dependent Care Assistance
  • Deferred Compensation and so much more!

Additional Information:

  • A background check including criminal record history will be conducted prior to a new hire.
    • Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
  • Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
  • We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol-free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self- defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment will also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
  • This position may be represented by a Union shop.

DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.

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