Occupationl Health & Safety Specialist (04517)

State Of Montana Helena , MT 59624

Posted 11 months ago

MISSION STATEMENT:

The Montana Department of Labor & Industry exists to promote and protect the well-being of Montana's workers, employers and citizens, and to uphold their rights and responsibilities.

DLI CORE VALUES:

  • Customer Focus

  • Individual Responsibility

  • Individual Growth

  • Ethics in the Workplace

  • Continuous Improvement

Learn more about the department HERE!

JOB OVERVIEW:

Are you an industrial hygienist or safety professional looking for a challenging position that will allow you to travel throughout Montana? If conducting assessments of working conditions for the prevention of occupational disease and workplace hazards interests you, then consider joining our Safety Bureau in the Employment Relations Division as our next Occupational Health & Safety Specialist.

As an Occupational Health & Safety Specialist you will:

  • Assist employers in identifying safety and health hazards.

  • Provide recommendations to eliminate or reduce hazards and improve overall safety and health programs.

  • Conduct onsite compliance visits of public sector employers throughout the state to ensure the adherence to OSHA standards and the Montana Safety Culture Act requirements.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

If you are the right person for this opportunity, you will have the following knowledge, skills or abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Occupational health and safety hazards and the ability to recognize these hazards in the workplace.

  • Chemistry, physics and engineering math and the use of industrial hygiene techniques and equipment.

  • OSHA standards and Montana Safety Culture Act requirements.

Skills in:

  • Use of computer applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, internet search engines, photo managers, etc.

  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing.

Ability to:

  • Identify and evaluate occupational health hazards to make sound decisions for corrective action to eliminate or control these hazards.

  • Work independently and in teams.

  • Prioritize tasks and meet set deadlines.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:

Travel throughout the state using a state issued vehicle is required. You MUST have a valid driver's license and meet the criteria of the State of Montana Vehicle Use Policy.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Relevant bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Hygiene or a related field.

  • Minimum of six (6) months of directly related qualifying experience. For example: safety/industrial hygiene consultation services, compliance assistance, etc.

  • Safety and Health professional designations preferred: ASP, CSP, CIH, etc.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

HOW TO APPLY:

You are REQUIRED to attach a cover letter and resume at the time of application.

In your cover letter please address the following question:

  • How do your qualifications and experience directly correlate to the duties of this position and why would you be the best candidate for the job?

In your resume, include all work experience you have held that would help you qualify for this position, including duties and dates of employment (month & year - start & end).

A complete state application is not required; however, you will need to initiate the application and attach the cover letter and resume in order to be considered for this position. Failure to attach the cover letter and resume will result in your application being incomplete and will not be considered further.

Only electronic applications will be accepted. Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process.

All documents for Veteran or Disability preference must be received or date stamped by the closing date. You will receive an email with instructions on how to submit such documents.

If you need an accommodation with the application process please contact the HR office.

For a copy of the complete job description send your request to dliapps@mt.gov.

BENEFITS:

Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation package! Upon date of hire, employees working at least half-time for more than six months are eligible for state paid premiums toward employee "core" medical, dental, and basic life insurance coverage. Employees earn 15 working days of annual leave, 12 days of sick leave and 10-11 paid holidays each year. Membership in a Retirement System - vesting criteria applies. Flexible schedules may be considered. Learn more about them HERE!


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Occupationl Health & Safety Specialist (04517)

State Of Montana