Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Occupational Hygienist

Recruitment #210830-5957AR-001

Introduction

Are you passionate about making a difference? Looking for a new challenge? Do you want to grow and build upon your current experiences?  If so, we invite you to read on and learn more about this fantastic opportunity for you to join our team!   

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.  

The Connecticut Department of Labor's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA) enforces state occupational safety and health regulations as they apply to state and municipal employees. CONN-OSHA also offers free consultation services to Connecticut employers both public and private.  

CONN-OSHA seeks an experienced and qualified professional for the position of Occupational Hygienist.  This is a full time, first shift, 40 hour per week position in Wethersfield, CT. However, work schedule flexibility is required in order to meet the demands of the job.

You will discover the opportunity to:  

  • Engage in rewarding work;
  • Showcase your talents in a meaningful role;
  • Thrive in an exciting environment;
  • Make a difference in the public sector;
  • Work together in a collaborative team environment.  

What’s in it for You – Leading Comprehensive Benefit Offerings:

  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage; 
  • Comprehensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings; 
  • Paid time off; 
  • Professional growth and development opportunities; 
  • Ability to serve the citizens of Connecticut;
  • A healthy work life balance to all employees.  

We hope you take this opportunity to make an impact by serving your state!  

Click the video below to hear employees share what it is like to work for the State of Connecticut, including career opportunities, the recruitment and selection process, and the important mission of serving the state and its citizens.


Selection Plan

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.  

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and specify their qualifications on their application. Please ensure that your application is complete as you will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application into the JobAps system.  

Note:  At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.   

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.   

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

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

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders  13F (3a) and 13G (3a).

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Division, this class is accountable for providing the most complex consultative services to all employers regarding occupational health or inspecting and investigating public employers for compliance with Connecticut Occupational Safety and Health Act.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

COMPLIANCE: Conducts comprehensive occupational health inspections of public employer work sites including inspections 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; investigates accidents in public sector to determine cause and possible violation of state occupational safety and health act; investigates complaints of alleged violations of state occupational safety and health act by public employers; 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 factors; calibrates technical instruments; conducts occupational health related research; recommends issuance of citations, monetary penalties and time abatements; prepares comprehensive reports; audits employer records of injuries and illnesses; may testify at hearings and in court; may address employer and employee groups; performs related duties as required.

CONSULTATION: Conducts inspections of work site and equipment used in response to either public or private employers requests for technical assistance with occupational health issues; conducts tests with technical and scientific instruments; conducts occupational health related research; provides off site technical assistance; makes recommendations to correct health hazards; provides training, information and materials to employers and employees; assists employers in correcting occupational hazards; promotes consultation services offered by division; prepares comprehensive reports; audits employer records of injuries and illnesses; may address employee and employer groups; may perform compliance inspections; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of occupational health; considerable knowledge of state and federal Occupational Safety and Health Act and standards; considerable knowledge of investigation methods and techniques; knowledge of instrument use and calibration; knowledge of research methods and techniques; basic knowledge of toxicology; considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Seven (7) years of experience in occupational health.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. College training in chemistry, occupational health, physics 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 Master's degree in industrial hygiene, public health or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to candidates who possess:  

  • Experience with occupational safety and health standards.
  • Experience using scientific instruments (i.e. air sampling pumps, noise dosimeters) to conduct compliance/consultation inspections.
  • Experience preparing and issuing comprehensive reports.
  • Experience with working independently and issuing reports in a timely manner.
  • Experience communicating effectively across all levels of an organization, including both internal and external partners.

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 moderately disagreeable and hazardous 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.



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