Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Safety Program Officer

Office/On-Site

Recruitment #220802-0169AR-001

Introduction

Job Opening: Office Assistant - Department of Administrative Services

Do you enjoy coordinating accident prevention activities?
Are you passionate about promoting the health and safety of workers? 
If so, read below & apply today! 

The State of Connecticut, Workers' Compensation Commission (WCC), is now accepting applications for an exciting, full-time, 40 hours/week 7:45am-4:30pm, Safety Program Officer opportunity located in the Office of the Chairman in Hartford, CT. WCC is a quasi-judicial agency responsible for the adjudication of disputed workers' compensation claims and oversight of employer safety and health committees.  

Discover the Opportunity to: 
  • Interact with a wide variety of people daily and to provide education and oversight on workers' compensation safety and health laws, regulations and policies.
  • Coordinate accident prevention activities in agency. 
  • Conduct routine periodic inspections of agency to ensure compliance with the National Fire Prevention Act (NFPA), Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), The Joint Commission (TJC), Veterans’ Administration (VA) and/or other safety, health and sanitary codes and environmental regulations. 
  • Recommend corrective action for any deficiencies. 
  • Identify agency needs in safety and loss control and evaluates effectiveness of implemented safety policies, procedures, and guidelines. 
  • Use statistics and inspection reports to make recommendations for injury reduction and loss control.  Investigate accidents and maintain appropriate records. 
  • Prepare fire evacuation plans. 
  • Direct, coordinate and evaluate all disaster plan activities. 
  • Conduct life safety inspections. 
  • Participate in agency Safety Committee.
  • Schedule and conduct in-service safety training for staff. 
  • See other examples of duties below. 
Benefits: We provide limitless opportunities, we hire for diversity and new perspectives, and we accomplish meaningful work while maintaining a work/life balance. We also participate in a competitive benefits package with comprehensive healthcare policies including medical and dental coverage, retirement plan options, paid time off and more! We also encourage a healthy work-life balance for all employees!

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Selection Plan

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. 
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
After You Apply: 
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board daily to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • 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 daily in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 
  • 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. 
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
Connect With Us:
  • Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. 
  • If have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact faith.macdonald@ct.gov

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in safety inspections, training and coordinating workers' compensation issues involving the evaluation and analysis of occupational safety and health problems and living conditions.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Coordinates accident prevention activities in agency; conducts routine periodic inspections of agency to ensure compliance with the National Fire Prevention Act (NFPA), Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), The Joint Commission (TJC), Veterans’ Administration (VA) and/or other safety, health and sanitary codes and environmental regulations; recommends corrective action for any deficiencies; identifies agency needs in safety and loss control and evaluates effectiveness of implemented safety policies, procedures and guidelines; uses statistics and inspection reports to make recommendations for injury reduction and loss control; investigates accidents and maintains appropriate records; prepares fire evacuation plans; directs, coordinates and evaluates all disaster plan activities; conducts life safety inspections; participates in agency Safety Committee; schedules and conducts in-service safety training for staff; maintains contacts with individuals inside and outside agency who might impact on health, safety and workers' compensation issues; may serve as agency Fire Marshal; may represent agency at workers' compensation hearings; may coordinate building security access activities; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of principles of occupational safety and health practices; knowledge of principles and practices of accident prevention; knowledge of NFPA Fire and Life Safety Codes, TJC, OSHA and other health, sanitary and environmental codes; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable ability in oral and written communication; ability to analyze and evaluate accidents, their causes and recommend effective control measures; ability to plan, develop, implement and evaluate agency safety and health programs; ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Six (6) years of experience in occupational safety and health inspections, risk management or loss control.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. 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.
2. A Master's degree in occupational safety, risk management or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience applying Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety and health principles and hazard prevention and control.
  • Experience applying healthcare industry guidance and resources which promote the health and safety of workers.
  • Experience working independently to visit employers and discuss compliance with safety and health laws and regulations.  
  • Experience providing training and guidance on workplace safety and health.

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.

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.