Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Safety Advisor 1 (40 Hour)

Recruitment #210122-8616FE-001

Introduction


Are you a detail oriented, safety conscious individual? If so, then we want you to be a part of our team!

Who We Are:

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT), Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) work throughout the Department to promote and support a safe and healthy workplace for all CTDOT employees. The DOHS is heavily involved with safety data management, compliance tracking, incident reporting and incident analysis to determine root cause and to identify trends in order to meet the Department’s safety goals.

We invite qualified applicants to apply for the position of Transportation Safety Advisor 1 within the DOHS located in Newington, CT. This position will require extensive in state travel and the daily work schedule will vary in order to be at a CTDOT work location, garage or jobsite to conduct training, inspections, investigations or operational observations. It is also common that during emergency operations such as weather events, accidents or other conditions that seriously affect the CTDOT operations that the Safety Advisor is required to work extended hours in adverse conditions.

You will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring compliance throughout the Department with all OSHA, State and Department regulations, policies and procedures relating to workplace safety.
  • Having a fundamental understanding of occupational health and safety and risk management concepts. 
  • Being familiarized with a wide variety of OSHA standards, regulations and best practices for construction, general industry, motor vehicle and CDL operation and emergency response.
We offer a competitive benefits plan that includes excellent healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year!

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.

Applicants must include a resume within the ""Resume Tab"" of their application.  

Ensure that your application is complete before submitting it. Applicants will be unable to make revisions once their application is submitted into the JobAps system.  

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.  

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error. 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jennifer Neumann at Jennifer.Neumann@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Transportation, Division of Safety this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the development and promotion of safe and healthy working conditions, insuring compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the review and investigation of all hazards and accidents and recommending measures to reduce or eliminate accident and health hazards.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

In an assigned area inspects all field and shop operations for unsafe practices, conditions and health hazards to insure compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards and regulations; investigates all personal injury and motor vehicle accidents; conducts programs on truck and equipment operation, driver training, first aid, traffic control and other accident prevention procedures; inspects buildings, vehicles, equipment and tools to promote safety practices; inspects garages for fire protection, housekeeping and other safety related matters; participates in district safety committee meetings, fact finding hearings and preconstruction meetings; participates in meetings with contractors regarding safe procedures in blasting, traffic control and other highway construction operations; advises crew leaders, party chiefs and other supervisory personnel in planning and conducting safe work operations; updates statistics, prepares reports and makes recommendations on all investigations, inspections and other activities; recommends corrective and preventive measures affecting the general public and department employees; may conduct safety training sessions for local employees; may review workers compensation claims; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of highway construction and maintenance methods, equipment and related hazards; knowledge of principles of safety practices including Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards; some knowledge of Workers Compensation laws; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; iability to utilize computer software; ability to conduct training courses; interviewing ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Five (5) years of experience in training and/or enforcement of employee safety regulations and safe working practices.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

College training 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will have:

  • Experience with the National Fire Protection Administration regulations.
  • Experience with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations.
  • Experience with investigating safety related issues.
  • Experience with using various types of technology including: computers, tablets, phones, metering and measuring instruments and a wide variety of complex computer software programs.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some degree of injury or physical harm from hazardous or accident sites and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year round weather conditions.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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.