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Washington State Department of Natural Resources Safety Officer 3, Wildland Fire in Olympia, Washington

The Department of Natural Resources is recruiting to fill a Safety Manager in our Wildland Fire Management Division. Wildland fire suppression is one of DNR\'s core missions authorized by the state legislature. DNR is responsible for wildfire protection on approximately 13 million acres of private and state land. This position is essential to DNR\'s ability to successfully meet wildfire suppression requirements with regards to procurement and use of wildfire suppression assets. The Wildland Fire Safety Manager Reports to the DNR Wildland Fire Management Division Manager and is the principal advisor on all Safety Management Systems of the Program. The Safety Manager reviews, recommends, develops, coordinates and administers safety policies, programs, regulations, systems and procedures to meet agency/institutional needs and plans. The WFSM coordinates safety and environmental risk management programs in accordance with written regulations, procedures and policies.    

*Required Qualifications: *

  • Experience with Safety Management Systems (SMS).
  • Minimum 2 years' experience applying safety standards and practices.
  • BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university in a Safety, Natural Resource or other related field.
  • Ability to effectively communicate hazards.
  • Knowledge in the technical field of safety, training, standards, maintenance and accident prevention.
  • Knowledge of OSHA and environmental regulation is required.
  • Knowledge of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), Washington Ecology, and EPA regulatory requirements is required.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision and remain calm in stressful situations.
  • Demonstrate professional bearing and a high-degree of technical competency in the field of safety, mishap prevention, and accident investigation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to pay close attention to details.
  • Familiarity with ICS operations.