Traffic Safety Coordinator

Job Description

Position: Traffic Safety Coordinator
Salary Range: $26.79/hour to $35.89/hour; Starting Salary DOQ, DOE
Location Community Health Department
Employment Type: Full-time (36 hours/week); FSLA non-exempt; Benefits Apply
Open Until Filled – First Review: January 11th, 2024
Full Time Benefits Include: • County pays $1,500 per month towards medical, dental, vision, life insurance and employee assistance program for employee and eligible family members • Retirement: Walla Walla County full time employees are eligible for Washington State Department of Retirement Services (DRS) • HRA Veba account: Employer contribution may apply • Wellness program • Access to MetLife Pet Insurance • Deferred compensation plans offered • Twelve paid holidays annually • Vacation accrual based on seniority (see Union Contract) • Benefited employees shall accrue sick leave benefits at the percentage rate of hours worked per week, to a maximum of eight (8) hours earned per month based on a forty (40) hour workweek but not less than one (1) hour per every forty (40) hours worked per County Policy 30.05.0
Visit Walla Walla County Website for detailed benefits information.
Brief Duties and Responsibilities: This position is responsible for the development, planning, and overall coordination of local traffic safety education programs. The Washington Traffic Safety Commission’s (WTSC) mission of improving traffic safety and reducing crashes relies on the connection to, and commitment of local communities. The Traffic Safety Coordinators, known as Target Zero Managers (TZM) throughout Washington State, delegate, connect, empower, and convene regional traffic safety coalitions and partners through community engagement, education and outreach, data driven projects, and enforcement activities to change driver behavior and reduce deadly and serious injury traffic crashes. This position is responsible for establishing and maintaining coalitions, recruiting stakeholders, conducting traffic safety needs assessments, raising awareness of traffic safety data and priorities, community and stakeholder engagement, developing logic models and plans, using Positive Community Norms messaging for outreach and education, and reporting.
Working Environment/Physical Abilities: The working environment includes activities in multiple venues. The physical abilities required for this position are ones typically related to office operations, sitting, standing, bending, reaching, and lifting up to twenty (20) pounds. Manual dexterity and visual acuity to operate computers, other office equipment, accessing of file cabinets both on and off site, and sufficient hearing and speech ability to communicate verbally.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in health education, public health, or a social service-related field and two (2) years of work and experience preferred; OR five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the public health or social service field providing knowledge of health or social service programs and grant administration. Any combination of experience, education or training which would provide the knowledge and ability required will be considered. Must successfully pass a background check and a driving record check. Maintain a current driver’s license and vehicle insurance. Work a flexible schedule.
For Application: Application, resume and cover letter required. Job description is available on our website at where you can apply online.

Type: Full-time
Pay: $26.79 to $35.89 per HOUR

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Walla Walla County

Walla Walla County (population 62,000) may be Washington State’s best-kept secret. Located in the Southeastern corner of the state, in the foothills of the Blue Mountains.
Rolling green hills lead to Walla Walla’s patchwork of farms and snowy backdrop of the Blues in the distance. A quaint, well-kept downtown district, lined with lovely brick and stone architecture with first-class retail shops of every description. Fine dining abounds, and Walla Walla’s award-winning wine culture is evident everywhere. With three colleges, a thriving viticulture industry (over 100 wineries), and mild “Four-Season” climate, Walla Walla is home to 32,000 residents. Besides our County seat in Walla Walla, we also proudly serve College Place, Waitsburg, Touchet, Wallula, Burbank, Prescott and Dixie. There is the County Fair, hot air balloons in the summer sky, parades down Main Street… and you’re surrounded by fishing, skiing, boating, cycling, hiking, camping – in the uncrowded outdoor spaces.
Walla Walla County is a great place to live, work and play. It is also the perfect place to raise a family, with excellent schools, public libraries, and parks.

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