Regional Safety and Health Supervisor

Posted: Jul 26, 2017

Location: Portland, OR


SAIF is changing the landscape of safety and health by helping businesses achieve high-performance safety cultures. Our vision is bold: To make Oregon the safest and healthiest state in the nation.

We’re looking for a passionate supervisor to manage one of two teams of safety and health professionals in our northern region office in Portland. We’re looking for someone who possesses the safety and leadership skills that ensure we provide the type of services that create safer and healthier workplaces.

The supervisor of this team must have a passion for the safety and health of Oregon workers, as well as expertise in occupational safety and health consulting, industrial hygiene, performance management, data analysis, and staff training. Our northern region team is made up of 17 highly motivated and passionate safety and health professionals. As a supervisor for half of the team, you set the tone and provide guidance for the delivery of exceptional safety and health services to our policyholders.

If you’re ready to lead a team of dedicated safety advocates, apply today.


  • Manage staff by utilizing the performance management process, clarifying job responsibilities and performance expectations, establishing goals and job competencies, identifying skill gaps, creating development plans, coaching on a continuous basis, and evaluating performance. Responsible for the hiring and termination of employees and determining wage/salary levels within SAIF policy guidelines.
  • Prepare operational budget, monitor expenditures throughout the year, and manage variances to ensure budgetary guidelines are met while upholding high standards of customer service excellence.
  • Lead team in planning, implementing, and delivering safety and health services. Identify and communicate service successes and opportunities to team members. Ensure team focus is based on the divisional vision and mission, and is consistent with sound business practices and insurance principles.
  • Ensure work methods maximize efficiency and the use of resources.
  • Liaison with business partners and customers to resolve issues and negotiate agreements while maintaining customer service standards.
  • Arrange or conduct trainings to ensure a high level of technical competency for policyholders and staff.
  • Manage staff workloads through analysis of volume and complexity of work to ensure a balance between team members. Reassign work as necessary.
  • Participate in evaluating and planning regional objectives and strategies.
  • Collaborate with the safety and health services manager and regional operations management in monitoring and assessing safety management consultant performance. Identify areas of excellence, as well as growth opportunities, and provide input for employee development plans.
  • Provide consultative and intervention services to policyholders in businesses requiring complex occupational safety and health services.
  • Maintain knowledge of state and federal occupational health and safety codes, Oregon Revised Statutes, Oregon Administrative Rules, industry best practices, and technology associated with the safety and health profession.


The following qualifications are recommended:

  • Seven or more years of overall safety and health or loss control experience, with a minimum of five years experience providing professional occupational safety and health consulting services to multiple clients in a broad range of industries and work environments.
  • One year of supervisory or other leadership experience in a business setting that demonstrates skill in reviewing and assessing work quality and compliance to standards; coaching, providing performance feedback, motivating, and working collaboratively with others; identifying and promoting best practices; and influencing change among peers.
  • Prior workers’ compensation safety management consulting experience
  • A bachelor’s degree in safety, risk management, or a related field.
  • A Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) designation
  • Other combinations of training and experience demonstrating the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work 

Next steps

To be considered for this position, please submit your SAIF Application for Employment by the close of this recruitment. We want your application to count, so be sure it’s complete and that you submit all the required materials. 

Veterans Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference in employment by submitting the following documentation as verification of eligibility:

  • A copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215), or
  • A letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension

Disabled veterans also must submit a copy of their veteran’s disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215.

To be considered for preference, you must submit the proper documentation to by the application deadline. 

This recruitment will close at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 24, 2017.

If a sufficient number of qualified applications are received this recruitment may close early.

About us

SAIF Corporation is Oregon’s not-for-profit, state-chartered workers’ compensation insurance company. SAIF has been doing business for over 100 years and is the leading workers’ compensation insurance provider in Oregon.

Learn more about the opportunities and benefits of working at SAIF. Visit our website or see our Facebook page.

SAIF is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in its workplace.

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