Kenaitze Indian Tribe
  • Tribal Safety & Corrections Services
  • Kenai, AK, USA
  • Full Time

Safety Coordinator

Dept./Program: Tribal Safety and Security

Division: Housing and Facilities

Reports To: Tribal Safety and Security Manager

Employment Status: Full Time

FLSA Status: Exempt Administrative

Schedule: Exempt

Preference: TERO Ordinance 2017-01, P.L. 93-638

Revision Date: 06/14/2018

Job Summary

This position coordinates the health and safety components of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe. This person coordinates with other agencies within the Tribe and community to provide services and trainings employees regarding these components. This individual is responsible for accurate, timely reporting as required by the organizational policies and procedures. This position works closely with all Tribal Divisions, Departments and functions to ensure that all health and safety requirements are met at all times. Works with many outside agencies in order to meet local, state, and federal requirements and regulations.

Essential Functions

  • Develops, evaluates, assess and alters safety policies, procedures and practices to ensure a safe environment for employees, clients and visitors.
  • Independently investigates and analyzes accident reports, draws conclusions from the available facts and recommends solutions to issues, improvement opportunities or new prevention measures to minimize the risk of re-occurrences.
  • Establish relationships with other organizations and agencies in the community.
  • Utilizes incident metrics and applies findings.
  • Monitors compliance to policies and applicable laws by evaluating work practices and operations. 
  • Create a positive atmosphere and precipitates the "Health and Safety Culture" of the organization.
  • Conducts work-site life safety inspections and provides directives to bring any discrepancies to compliance. 
  • Remains up-to-date and ensures compliance with regulatory agencies and standards (including OSHA, EPA, ICC, etc.)
  • Required to maintain all checklists for the Health and Safety components.
  • Acts as the alternate in the absence of the department manager.
  • Responds to and assists with emergency and safety related occurrences as necessary.
  • Prepares and conducts safety training sessions as needed.
  • As a qualified Security Agent, perform Security duties when necessary to support TSCS department.

It is the intent of this job description to highlight the essential functions of the position; however, it is not an all-inclusive list.  The incumbent may be called upon and required to follow or perform other duties and tasks requested by his/her supervisor, consistent with the purpose of the position, department and/or the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's objectives.

Working Conditions

Lifting Requirements

Heavy work Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and /or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Physical Requirements

Stand or Sit (Stationary position)

Walk (Move, Traverse)

Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (Operate, Activate, Use, Prepare, Inspect, Place, Detect, Position)

Climb (stairs/ladders) or balance (Ascend/Descend, Work atop, Traverse)

Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl (Position self (to), Move)

Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)

See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)

Taste/Smell (Detect, Distinguish, Determine)

Pushing or Pulling

Repetitive Motion

Hazards and Atmospheric Conditions

Exposure to Fumes

Exposure to Dust

Exposure Extreme Temperatures




Mists or gases

Mechanical Hazards

Chemical Hazards

Electrical Hazards

Radiant Energy Hazards

Explosives Hazards

Burn Hazards

OSHA Categories

Category II Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue, but exposure or potential for exposure may occur

Equipment and Tools

List Equipment used for job: Computer, copier, fax, scanner, and other office equipment

Drives KIT or Personal Vehicle: Personal






  • A.A. in a Safety Administration or related Field. Consideration given for similar experience or work history.


  • Five or more years of experience in related field.
  • Two years of office experience required.
  • Experience in administering safety programs, timely reporting, and handling large volumes of data and paperwork.


  • Current basic and advanced certification in IAHSS (or obtain within 12 months).
  • Current CPR/First Aid Certification (or obtain within 90 days).
  • Valid Alaska Driver License and must remain insurable under the Tribe's policy.
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years old.

Special Skills

  • Excellent oral/written communication skills and strong organizational, planning and reporting skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of complex safety and security concepts and procedures.
  • Knowledge of community based emergency response resources.
  • Knowledge of complex safety concepts and procedures.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers, and the public.
  • Excellent communications, both verbal and written, for documenting written reports.
  • Strong conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to think independently, problem solve and implement solutions to address situations with no clear resolution.
  • Knowledge and experience working with Alaska Native/American Indian populations.


  • B.A. / B.S. in a Safety Administration or related Field.
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