Description of Work
Max Recruitment Salary $54,137
$3,000 Sign-On Bonus for Eligible Candidates
The North Carolina Department of Labor is charged by statute with promoting the health, safety and general well-being of the workers in the state.
The laws and programs the Department administers affect every worker in the state.
The Department is organized into three primary divisions which carry out the Department's principle regulatory, enforcement and promotional programs, and the administrative operations. The three primary divisions have divisions, bureaus and offices under each, which carry out the specific and specialized portions of the NCDOL mission. The Department employs approximately 385 employees. To learn more about the NC Department of Labor, please visit our website athttps://www.labor.nc.gov/.
The Occupational Safety and Health Division (OSH Division or OSHNC) of the Department of Labor, under the direction of the North Carolina Deputy Commissioner of Labor, is the lead state agency with the responsibility of fostering safe and healthy workplaces for more than four million employees and migrant workers in more than two hundred seventy-five thousand workplaces in North Carolina by educating, developing, and enforcing compliance to safety, health, and agriculture laws, rules, regulations, and standards.
OSH Compliance Bureaus: OSH Compliance, comprised of the East and West Bureaus, conducts inspections to identify safety and health hazards that are in violation of OSHA standards, documents those violations, and then issues the appropriate citations and penalties per established procedures.
The Compliance inspectors identify corrective measures for each hazard and work closely with the employer to ensure implementation of those measures. They investigate safety & health complaints filed by employees as well as accidents, fatalities, and catastrophic events in the workplace, and assist with training & outreach activities statewide.
This is entry-level professional work in a 12-month training progression as Industrial Hygiene Trainee. The trainee will be given supervised, on-the-job training by qualified Health Compliance Officers in the development of job skills and experience. Upon successful completion of the training, Associates may be allocated up into an OSHA Industrial Hygiene I position which includes the following description of work below:
A Health Compliance Officer (HCO) conducts inspections of industrial workplaces to detect occupational health hazards which are in violation of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The HCO inspects and makes written reports of employee exposures to potentially toxic substances and hazardous working conditions throughout the state.
Position recommends issuance of citations when justified by the occupational safety and health laws of the state of North Carolina. Plans the inspection schedules and performs them independently, seeking advice from supervisor when working with unusual hazards. Types of inspections conducted are: complaints, referrals, follow-up, accidents, fatalities and general schedule assignments. After successful training program the Trainee should qualify to perform these duties.
Applicant must have no more than a 50-mile commute to the Raleigh OSHA Regional Office.
Valid Drivers License is required.
If there are candidates already fully qualified for an OSHA HCOI position in this pool, this position may be filled as an HCOI rather than an HCO Trainee.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
The HCO trainee must have the ability to apply inspection and compliance procedures with consistency and have good writing skills. Fully trained HCO's write detailed reports to document inspection results, and apply principles associated with public health and safety incorporated in the federal and state occupation safety and health standards.
The HCO trainee must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and have the ability to work with individuals at all levels of any organization and must be proficient in keyboarding using word processing programs, i.e. Microsoft Word and Excel.
The HCO trainee will be required to evaluate and make recommendations on unusual problems.
The ability to speak and understand Spanish is an asset.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
For HCO Trainee:
Bachelor's degree in chemistry, physics, industrial hygiene, mechanical engineering, or a closely related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution
Valid driver's license required.
For fully qualified HCOI:
Master's degree in industrial hygiene with a bachelor's degree in chemistry, physics, mechanical engineering, or a closely related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution; or Bachelor s degree in chemistry, physics, industrial hygiene, mechanical engineering, or a closely related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of experience in industrial hygiene inspections; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Valid driver's license required.
Supplemental and Contact Information
If you are the selected candidate for the position you will be required to submit a 10-year CERTIFIED driving record as a condition of employment.
In addition, all new hires to the agency will be subject to a pre-employment drug test.
Chosen candidate may be eligible for a $3,000 Sign-On Bonus. Must be new to state government. Eligibility and requirements will be discussed during the interview process.
This job posting is for one position only. In order to be considered for other vacancies, you must apply for each one.
To apply for this position, please click APPLY link above.
SEE ATTACHED RESUME WILL RESULT IN AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION. To receive credit, all experience must be included in the work history sections.
Any information omitted from the application but included in the resume will not be considered for qualifying credit. Faxed applications will not be accepted.
Persons eligible for veteran preference must submit a copy of Form DD-214.
NCDOL uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified applicants. When a salary range or recruitment range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. All post-high school degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.
The State of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Processing applications will take an average of 6 - 8 weeks due to the high volume of applications received. It is not necessary to contact the Human Resources Office to check the status of an application. Upon the closing date, applications are "Under Review" and will be screened by Human Resources for the most qualified applicants.
For technical issues with your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627. If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact:
NC Department of Labor
Human Resources Division
State Of North Carolina