King CountySeattle 98104
Full Time

Certification as an Industrial Hygienist or in progress of becoming certified within a reasonable time of hire.

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Industrial Hygienist

King County
Full Time 40 per week Metro Transit Lost & Found, 201 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104, United States


Metro’s Transit, Safety, Security & Quality Assurance division is hiring a professional to join our team as a Certified Industrial Hygienist.

Our ideal candidate is detail-oriented and has experience in the development and administration of Occupational Safety and Industrial Hygiene programs (e.g., Hearing Conservation, Respiratory Protection, GHS/Hazcom, Occupational Exposure Sampling, Industrial Ventilation etc.). They will also demonstrate a track record of exceptional customer service, the ability to function within an established team, and the ability to develop productive relationships with stakeholders as well asa proven history of providing services that ensure passenger and employee safety, mitigation of loss and risk to transit resources, and compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal codes and regulations. Specifically, we are seeking applicants with any of the following knowledge and/or certifications:

  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (BGC-Certified) or in progress of becoming certified within a reasonable amount of time after hire
  • Construction/Trades
  • On the Job Injury investigations
  • Safety Risk Management
Metro Transit’s Safety, Security & Quality Assurance division provides leadership and the highest level of support and customer focus to continuously improve Metro’s safety culture and security practices in order to best protect Metro employees, patrons, and the communities we serve from unintentional and intentional harm.
Job Duties

Applying is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees. In this role, you will apply equity and social justice principles that exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices to all aspects of the work. As a Certified Industrial Hygienist, you will:

  • Develop and administer occupational and transportation/operational safety programs, policies, and procedures 
  • Conduct incident investigations and analysis (including on the job injuries, near-miss and unsafe event); function as the lead in accident investigations; perform root cause analysis
  • Conduct safety meetings; identify hazards and assist in corrective action development
  • Using relevant information and individual judgment, determine whether events or processes comply with safety laws, regulations, and standards
  • Perform or oversee safety training which may include but is not limited to new employee safety orientation, OSHA 10, bloodborne pathogens, Fall Protection, Hearing Conservation, Personal Protective Equipment etc.
  • Monitor work sites for health and safety hazards; identify and assist in the development of mitigation for hazards Use risk-based management tools to decrease the frequency of On-the-Job injuries and collisions
  • Perform job hazard analysis to determine appropriate personal protective equipment (hearing protection, respirators, etc.) necessary training, and/or procedural changes
  • Evaluate and make determinations when a worker has refused to work on the grounds that danger or potential harm exists
  • Participate as a member of various committees involving safety and security issues
  • Make technical recommendations
  • Coordinate information related to accidents/incidents with NTSB, FTA, WSDOT, DOSH, City of Seattle, Sound Transit and/or public information staff 
  • Coordinate, supervise, and work to continuously improve Metro’s internal safety & security audit program to audit all modes and functions for compliance with documented safety policies, programs, procedures, and regulatory compliance
  • Monitor and ensure organizational activities are conducted in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations, rules, and guidelines and industry best practices for safety, including DOSH standards
  • Utilize Metro’s safety data management systems to monitor safety performance to ensure safety mitigations are effective
  • Participate in the On-Call rotation within the KCM Safety section 
  • Other duties as assigned
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

We are looking for candidates who meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Experience as a safety professional with experience in occupational/industrial safety 
  • Certification as an Industrial Hygienist or in progress of becoming certified within a reasonable time of hire  
  • A Bachelor's Degree, preferably in a related field such as occupational safety, environmental health, industrial hygiene, engineering, or public health OR any combination of experience and education which provides the skills, knowledge, and abilities to perform the key roles and responsibilities of the position
  • Ability to work with diverse groups, develop and maintain relationships with coworkers and work effectively as a team member
  • Proficient in the use of personal computer programs such as Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word 
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple competing priorities
  • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills
The most competitive candidates will possess the following desired qualifications:
  • Experience coordinating with internal and external stakeholders in order to comply with safety plans, programs, and regulatory requirements such as the Agency Safety Plans, and Accident Prevention Plans
  • Advanced technical knowledge and skill in specialty areas such as industrial hygiene, safety, engineering, ergonomics, hearing conservation, respiratory protection, GHS/HAZCOM, and bloodborne pathogens Experience serving as a safety subject matter expert
  • Experience ensuring the effectiveness of safety programs, policies, and enforcement of regulations, and implementation of "stop work" orders as necessary
  • Ability to coordinate and monitor the work of outside agencies, contractors, and vendors to ensure their compliance with established processes, protocols, and policies
  • Ability to prepare technical reports and analysis Experience with risk based - hazard management
  • Experience with risk based - hazard management
  • Working knowledge of local, state, and federal industrial safety regulations and  commercial vehicle safety regulations 
  • Skilled in statistical, operational, and trend analysis, and problem-solving
  • Skilled in the use of automated management information systems and database management, presentation, and similar applications
  • Skilled in accomplishing objectives through coordination, facilitation, and negotiation and dealing with conflict
Necessary Special Requirements:
  • Valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record
Supplemental Information

Forbes named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference?  dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our , we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles - we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply:

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

Application & Selection Process:
An online employment application, resume, cover letter describing how this position fits within your career goals, and responses to supplemental questions are required. A resume and any other additional materials are not required and will not be reviewed.
Applicants will be screened for competitiveness, completeness, attention to detail, and written communication skills. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more interviews.
Safety-Sensitive Position Information:
Applicants for positions defined as safety-sensitive are required to undergo drug testing prior to employment and, subsequent to the commencement of employment, will be subject to random, post- accident, reasonable suspicion, return- to-duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing in compliance with federal DOT alcohol and controlled substances testing program protocols.
Work Schedule:
The work week is 40 hours, Monday through Friday. This position is Exempt, which is not subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and therefore is not eligible for overtime pay if scheduled.
Union Representation:  Represented by PROTEC17 bargaining unit Local 17

Class Code: 2450100 Transportation Safety Administrator
Work Location:
The primary location of this position is in the King Street Center as well as King County Metro Safety and Training at Norfolk (3401 S Norfolk Street, Seattle, WA 98118).
Teleworking Requirement:
The work associated with this position will be performed predominantly in a hybrid work environment working in the office and at home. Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.
Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection (access may be supplemented in some situations) where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours.
King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team that is redefining how we work as we transition to the department's hybrid environment.

If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions, please contact Brenna Burbank at