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2 Jun 2022


Lake Washington Institute of Technology – Posted by LWTechHR Kirkland, Washington, United States

Job Description


Job ID: 11340

Location: Lake Washington Tech

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

About The College

Located just outside of Seattle, WA, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was founded in 1949, and is the only public institute of technology in Washington State, that provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers ten applied bachelor’s degrees, more than 40 associate degrees and 93 professional certificates, in 43 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

LWTech serves the Eastside and is located within the city of Kirkland, which is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Washington. Kirkland is home to companies such as GoDaddy, Google, Astronics and EvergreenHealth, and the college is within minutes from Microsoft and Nintendo.


The Safety Technician performs routine duties related to the daily operations of the Campus Public Satety office, including but not limited to: safety inspections, security patrols, and assisting with emergency management operations, environmental health and hazard control programs. Monitor, respond to, and record conditions that relate to safety and security. Act as intial point of contact for safety and security issues. Under general supervision, inspect college facilities, equipment, and operations to ensure compliance with college, state, and federal safety standards and codes. This is an IUOE position that works under general and infrequent supervision, reporting to the Director, Campus Public Safety.


Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

• Enforce College safety policies, respond to emergency situations and request for security assistance

• Frequently and individually patrol building and parking areas to look for undesirable activity and display a security presence; lock and unlock doors as necessary

• Assist in planning and implementing safety programs for college employees, students and visitors; advice employees and/or supervisors on requirements for complying with applicable safety codes, standards, and regulations

• Conduct and document emergency response plans, trainings, and drills; coordinate and communicate with community emergency response agencies, personnel, and college employees about fire and othere emergency response activities

• Document all formal workplace safety inspections and follow up actions that relate to all facilites and equipment; work with custodial and maintenance staff and supervisors to ensure necessary corrective measures are taken in a timely manner

• Maintain records and write reports on accidents, work-related injuries and safety hazards; draft recommended college response to occupational injury and worker’s complensation claims

• Inspect departmental safety records, SDS inventories, hazmat records, and other locally kept safety information for accuracy and completeness

• Conduct compliance inspections for parking lot usage; issue and track carpool passes for elgible individuals; track violations using computer software; provide management with information when towin is warranted

• As trained, conduct proper removal, disposal, and record-keeping for hazardous waste generated by college programs

• Cut and issue college keys from code or available copy; build cores for new locks; perform upkeep of software-based records system for key issuance

• Log lost and found items; maintain all security items; distribute found items back to rightful owners and track all returns; ensure proper disposal of unclaimed items

• Attend safety meetings and communicate with staff as needed to facilitate committee recommendations

• Other related duties as assigned

Diversity Statement

LWTech is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its staff and faculty. We serve a student population of 6,500 that come from a variety of backgrounds. We strongly value diversity and are working to improve access and successful educational outcomes for all students. We are actively seeking applicants that will help to balance our employee workforce to align with our students and community. Questions regarding the College’s commitment to diversity and our campus culture may be directed to Human Resources. For more information on our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Council, please click on the


• Minimum high school education or equivalent required: bachelors degree preferred

• Demostrated experience in using Microsoft Office software applications required; Previous experience in safety or security work preffered

• Possess valid Washington State Drivers’ License, Valid 1st Aid/CPR/AED certification

• Excellent customer service skills and verbal and written communication skills

• Ability to access all areas of the campus, respond to emergencies promptly , and lift up to 50 pounds

• Ability to walk at least 10 miles per day or 50 miles per weeek

• Due to the diversity of the college population, we encourage applicants who are multilingual

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

Compensation & Work Schedule

Initial salary placement is $3,664.00 – $ 3721.00 per month DOQ; salary placement for current IUOE employees is per the IUOE bargained agreement. This is a 40 hours per week position. They typical working hours are Monday-Friday.


Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and other insurance benefits are provided as currently administered under Public Employees Benefits Board, State Retirement Plan and a Deferred Compensation Plan; sick leave accrues at 1 day effective upon employment and vacation accrues at 12 days (up to 23 days) per year. We also offer 13 paid holidays effective upon employment and 4 paid personal days after successful completion of the probation period. Full time, classified employees have access to bereavement leave, employee assistance program, free tuition, reduced childcare costs at our Early Learning Center, reduced Bus Fare, professional development opportunities and more! For further details on the benefits offered at LWTech, please visit:

Application Requirements

• Online application

• Current resume

• Cover letter

• Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process

To be considered for a position you MUST submit a complete online application form, resume, cover letter, responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process.

Conditions of Employment

• Proof of COVID-19 vaccination status or documentation of eligibility for a reasonable accommodation under a religious or medical exemption

• Official transcripts/certifications will be required upon employment

• Other conditions that may apply will be detailed upon the offer of employment

• Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background/reference checks

Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements

Ability to perform range of physical motions; lifting and carrying; standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, kneeling, squatting, and stooping; and traversing up and down stairs.

Disability Accommodation

LWTech follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides the following information as a guideline for applicants:

• Ability to operate office equipment

• Ability to read and verify data and prepare various materials

• Ability to exchange information on the phone or in person

Eligibility to Work

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work

EEO Statement

Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in is programs and activities. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Meena Park, Vice President of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Office/Title IX Coordinator, (425) 739-8212.

Jeanne Clery Statement

Jeanne Clery Statement: Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and as a part of the College’s commitment to safety and security on campus, Lake Washington Institute of Technology(LWTech) reports the mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, the required statistics, and other related information for the past three (3) calendar years. LWTech’s Annual Safety Report (ASR) is available online at

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the LWTech Safety Department located in the East Building at 11605 132nd Avenue NE Kirkland, WA 98034.

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