Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Connecticut Careers Trainee (Administrative & Residual) (40 Hour)

Target Class - Occupational Safety and Health Officer

Recruitment #190809-2292AR-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Labor (DOL) is committed to protecting and promoting the interests of Connecticut workers. In order to accomplish this in an ever-changing environment, we assist workers and employers to become competitive in the global economy. We take a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of workers and employers, and the other agencies that serve them. We ensure the supply of high-quality integrated services that serve the needs of our customers.

DOL's Occupational Safety and Health unit has a current opening for a Connecticut Careers Trainee (CCT) with a target class of Occupational Safety and Health Officer. This position will receive training for one year. Upon successful completion of the one year training, the incumbent will be promoted to the target class.

The position is 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and will be based in Wethersfield , CT.

Please ensure that your application is complete and have included a resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application.

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Selection Plan

This position is non-competitive. Open to the public.

The selected candidate must have a valid driver's license. Will be required to travel.


In a state agency this class is accountable for mastering the skills necessary to satisfactorily complete the training program for a professional position.


In a department or institution receives training in introductory governmental work for development of skills and knowledge in field of public administration in order to qualify for advancement into agency professional positions; performs a variety of increasingly difficult duties as skills are acquired during course of training period; performs related duties as required.

Specific duties being trained to perform:  

Conduct basic occupational safety and health surveys of employer worksites including equipment, construction sites, and personnel. 

Interview employers, employees, union officials and others to obtain information. 

Conduct tests with technical and scientific instruments. 

Conduct occupational safety and health related research. 

Provide off-site technical assistance to employers. 

Make recommendations to correct safety and health hazards and assure abatement is completed. 

Assist in providing basic training, information and materials to employers and employees. 

Promote services offered by the division. 

Prepare basic reports of safety and health surveys. 

Audit employer records of injuries and illnesses. 

Assist in administering the Occupational Clinics grant and contract preparation, oversee occupational illness and injury data collection. 

Conduct visits of occupational health clinics to ensure compliance with State statutes. 

Perform other related duties as required.  


Oral and written communication skills; ability to acquire knowledge and skills required for the target classification; ability to understand, evaluate and solve problems by exercising judgement and logic; ability to read, interpret and understand written material; ability to perform basic arithmetical computations; ability to interpret charts, graphs and tables; learning and reasoning ability; ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations with superiors, associates and general public; ability to utilize computer software.


Possession of a Bachelor's or Master's degree.


  1. If the target job classification has a Substitution Allowed that requires the Bachelor's or Master's degree to be in a specific area(s), then these specific degree areas are required for appointment to the Connecticut Career Trainee classification.
  2. Candidates cannot be appointed until all degree requirements are complete.


Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in occupational safety and health, chemistry, mechanical engineering or a closely related field.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.