PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Division, this class is accountable for providing consultative services to all employees and/or employers regarding occupational safety and health.
Works under the general supervision of an employee of higher grade in the performance of routine tasks; receives closer supervision when performing more advanced tasks.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Conducts basic occupational safety and health surveys of public employer work sites including basic evaluations of all types of equipment, construction, and personnel to ensure compliance with State Occupational Safety and Health Act; interviews managers, employees, union officials and others to obtain information; uses chemical, mechanical and electrical principles and procedures to measure, evaluate and control occupational health hazards; analyzes heat, illumination, radiation, noise, vibration, vapors and other physical hazards; calibrates technical instruments; provides technical assistance to public or private employers as requested; conducts site visits at occupational health clinics to ensure compliance with state statutes; performs related duties as required
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of principles and practices of occupational safety and health; knowledge of state and federal Occupational Safety and Health Acts and standards; knowledge of interviewing methods and techniques; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years of experience in occupational safety and health.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in occupational safety and health, chemistry, mechanical engineering or a closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury due to climbing and working with electrical panels and unguarded equipment.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Occupational Safety and Health Officer in Salary Group AR 19 approved effective February 4, 1994. (2012 SCOPE Review)