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Safety & Health Specialist 3, Telecom Specialist

 Safety & Health Specialist 3, Telecom Specialist

Washington is America's Top State according to U.S. News (2019) and we provide one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.  Here at the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I), we believe that your voice matters.  We value our employees and offer flexible schedules that respect your work/life balance.  In addition, L&I is a diverse state agency dedicated to the safety and health and security of Washington's 3 million workers. To learn more about L&I, please click on the link below! 


Are you passionate about worker safety? As a Safety and Health Specialist 3, Telecom Specialist, you will be relied upon to inspect workplaces and enforce the correction of safety and health hazards in the Telecommunications Industry. 
This will require specialized knowledge in the Telecommunications Industry as you will be independently performing and/or leading other inspectors in performing comprehensive inspections and complex accident investigations in multiple high hazard industries.  These industries include, but are not limited to, Wireline and Wireless, ensuring compliance with requirements in applicable WAC’s and National Consensus Standards. 

If you have an extensive telecommunications background and would like to contribute to our mission of Keeping Washington Safe and Working, then we encourage you to apply now!


  • Perform Telecommunications Safety Inspections including complex investigations and fatalities in the Telecommunications Industry.
  • Thoroughly investigate accidents to determine root causes and contributing factors, provide documentation to back up conclusions and prepare detailed report by assembling all information gathered during the investigation.
  • Investigate complaints and referrals to determine if the alleged hazards exist and what, if any, employee exposure exists. Document findings, prepare a detailed report and respond to the complainant or referent per established policy.
  • Conduct pre-investigation research including any necessary review of electronic files and relevant reference.
  • Investigate worksites to identify safety hazards while taking field notes, photos, videos, or other appropriate documentation methods.   
  • Critically evaluate the use of protective methods, including personal protective equipment, safe work practices, and engineering controls.
  • Determine employer compliance or non-compliance with WISHA Safety and Health Standards, and National Consensus Standards (ANSI, NESC, TIA, IEEE, etc.) and writes reports documenting employee exposure along with proposed citations and monetary penalties as appropriate. 
  • Present verbal and written reports of the investigation at the closing conference with employer and employee representatives covering the investigation findings; minimum standards that must be satisfied; offer suggestions for abatement; ensure that abatement of hazards has been accomplished.



  • Four (4) years of journey level experience in the Telecommunications Industries.  Extensive training in the industry is required due to the multiple jurisdictions and media in the Telecommunications Industry. A Telecommunications Safety & Health Inspector must know where State jurisdiction begins and Federal jurisdiction begins.
  • Possession of a thorough understanding of both WISHA (Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act) and OSHA (federal government's Occupational Safety and Health Administration) rules, regulations, policies and procedures, and Industry Related Standards and best practices. 
  • Extensive knowledge of the WISHA Compliance Manual and RCW 49.17.  Understands and is able to explain to customers what their businesses must do to comply with these regulations.


  • Knowledge of both the Wireline and the Wireless Telecommunications Industries.
  • The position is bilingual preferred. If candidate is bilingual, and successfully completes HR bilingual testing, the candidate will communicate with internal and external customers in both English and their bilingual language.


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