PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Labor this class is accountable for directing all functions of the Occupational Safety and Health and Working Conditions Divisions.
Receives administrative direction from the Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner.
Directs and supervises professional, technical, and clerical staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Plans and directs functions of Connecticut Occupational Safety and Health Act providing consultation, education and training services for public and private employers; directs the inspection of public sector employers for compliance with State Occupational Safety and Health Act and standards; issues citations and assesses monetary penalties for violations; prepares proposed regulations and amendments to Connecticut Occupational Safety and Health Act and other labor laws covered by the division; coordinates State Occupational Safety and Health program with requirements and directives of United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration; directs Bureau of Labor Statistics and/or Occupational Safety and Health Administration statistical program; directs enforcement of non-Occupational Safety and Health Administration laws covering hours of work, hazardous employment of minors, private employment agencies and other issues; assists in preparation of division and state budgets; prepares federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration grants; prepares special reports and correspondence; does public speaking; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of state and federal Occupational Safety and Health Acts; considerable knowledge of relevant non-Occupational Safety and Health Administration labor laws; considerable knowledge of safety devices and practices in places of employment; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Ten (10) years' experience in occupational safety and health.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have included supervisory or advanced technical experience in occupational safety and health.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training in occupational health or safety, chemistry, mechanical engineering or a closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Masters' degree in business administration, public administration or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in the same Salary Group MP 67 approved effective October 1, 1987. (Revised to modify Experience and Training)