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Avista Utilities Systems Administrator-Safety Department (Temporary-up to 12 months in length) in Spokane, Washington


Closes: August 22, 2019Salary: DOQ

Posting Type: Temporary up to 12 months in length

Job Description

Supports the administration of Avista's safety applications and is the subject matter expert and point person for all safety event reporting and analytical systems. Collaborates with the Safety Department and enterprise wide business units to design and develop reports and dashboards to better understand trends as it applies to safety.


  • 5-8 years related experience in systems administration

  • Bachelor’s Degree in MIS, Safety & Occupational Health, and/or Human Resources or other related degree

  • Master’s degree or advanced training preferred.

  • External vendor management experience.

  • Excellent trouble-shooting, root cause analysis and issue resolution skills with technology systems.

  • Creativity and ability to develop and implement new ideas and processes.

  • Ability to interact will all levels of the organization, be customer centric, and be a trusted and effective member of teams.

  • Ability to handle competing priorities

  • Effective project management skills.

  • Strong data analysis and reporting skills.

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite required (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

  • Basic HTML coding is a plus.

To Apply

Complete an online application and attach your resume and cover letter to your profile. All documents must be attached to your application at the time of submitting your application for review. No documents can be attached after you click "Submit".

Pre-employment screening requirementsEmployment is contingent upon the successful completion of a drug test, background check and motor vehicle records review.

This position is considered safety-sensitive under the Department of Transportation regulations 49 CFR Part 40 and may be subject to pre-employment drug and/or alcohol testing as well as other testing and training requirements as mandated by federal law.

Avista’s Commitment to Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Avista is committed to the goal of Equal Opportunity Employment and Affirmative Action. All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, sensory, mental or physical disability (unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification), Veteran status or any other classification protected by nondiscrimination law.

Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here. Avista will make reasonable accommodation to assist a qualified person with a disability in the job application, interview process, and to perform the essential functions of the job whenever possible, where undue hardship would not be created for Avista. Please let us know if you would like assistance.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.