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Region Safety Specialist

Safety Specialist 1 – Region Safety Specialist
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division – Region 4
Administrative Support Section

The role:  

Bring your passion for safety to our Bend team in Region 4! As our region safety specialist, you will help improve and strengthen our safety culture. You will also assist the region safety manager in delivering safety and wellness programs to crews across Central Oregon and provide training delivery and administration, safety committee support, work site safety evaluations, industrial and office ergonomic assessments, incident analysis and wellness program support.

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for our positions and hope you will join us on our path to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are an agency that embraces social equity through our values, strategic planning, and actions. Leaning into our equity priorities means we continually examine what we do, the impact we have, and our progress toward weaving social equity into who we are. To learn more about our social equity commitments, visit our Social Equity website

A day in the life:

  • Schedule region employees for safety trainings.
  • Maintain and update the region safety training matrix.
  • Support region employees conducting safety trainings.
  • Conduct safety trainings and include new employee training, annual core training and other timely trainings.
  • Collect information from managers to determine where safety training needs exist.
  • Attend safety committee meetings and provide advice to management and safety committee members.
  • Support the safety manager in conducting in depth analysis and investigations.
  • Conduct job site safety reviews for maintenance and construction crews.
  • Conduct office ergonomic assessments, industrial ergonomic safety reviews and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Support region wellness initiatives and agency wide wellness steering council objectives.
  • Hybrid remote work options available! Work is performed in an office environment and requires occasional field work, working irregular hours, frequent instate travel, working in inclement weather, working around heavy traffic and lifting up to 15 pounds.
  • To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email  

What’s in it for you:

  • Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, paid leave and so much more. Learn more about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation and the benefits we offer.
  • Competitive benefits packages which can be estimated using our compensation calculator.
  • Comprehensive and equitable base salary offer within the listed range based on your experience, skills and education. The salary range listed is the non-PERS participating rate. If you are already a participating PERS member or once you become PERS eligible, the salary range will increase by 6.95%. Please review the Classification and Compensation page for more details.

Minimum qualifications:

Three years’ experience that included duties working with Workers' Compensation loss prevention, the return to work of injured employees, and/or occupational health and wellness programs.


A bachelor's degree in industrial hygiene, occupational health and safety, or a related field.

Special qualifications:

Driving is an essential function of this position. You must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s). Your license does not have to be issued in Oregon to be considered.

What we’d like to see:

If you have these attributes, let us know in your application materials! It's how we will choose whom to move forward! You do not need to have all these qualities to be eligible for this position. We may also use transferable skills, experience, education and alignment with ODOT values to help us decide who will move forward.

  • Experience planning and organizing initiatives including establishing a course of action for yourself or others to accomplish a specific goal, scheduling staff, planning assignments and allocating resources.
  • Communication skills including expressing ideas or tasks effectively in individual or group situations verbally and with gestures and nonverbal communication.
  • Experience developing the skills and competencies of team members through training, delegation and other developmental activities related to current and future jobs.
  • Experience making rational and realistic decisions using factual information and considering organizational resources rather than making unnecessarily quick decisions.
  • Ability to meet people easily, get along well with others and build rapport.

Learn more and apply:

This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 27, 2023.

Please note that we can only accept applications through our website.

Questions? Call 503-910-6372 or email

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer