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, 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 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 has an opening for an Occupational Safety and Health Manager. In addition to the duties listed below, this role will supervise the Occupational Health Clinics to ensure the reporting is accurate and the necessary reports are developed and distributed. This is first shift, 40 hours per week position located in Wethersfield, CT.
In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
Important Next Step Information for After You 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.
- In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
- These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules
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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Labor, Division of Occupational Safety and Health this class is accountable for coordinating and managing the safety and/or health related technical activities of the division.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assists in planning and coordination of inspection and consultation programs of Occupational Safety and Health Division; assists employers and employees in adherence to and understanding of Occupational Safety and Health Act; assigns and reviews work of Occupational Hygienists and safety professionals; reviews reports for compliance with Connecticut Occupational Safety and Health Act; keeps abreast of new developments in occupational safety and health and provides education, training and technical assistance to staff and advises of changes in regulations and programs; assigns and reviews research studies and surveys in connection with inspections; prepares comprehensive reports for Director and confers frequently with Director regarding budgeting, personnel and administration of division; coordinates statistical programs and federal reporting requirements; supervises regulation and licensing of industrial health facilities; reviews physician reports of occupational injuries and illnesses; establishes and maintains liaison with Occupational Health Laboratory and State Health Laboratory regarding sample analysis; prepares correspondence and reports; assists in grant applications; may make special inspections related to occupational safety or health; may assist in preparation of proposed regulations and amendments to CONN-OSHA; may testify at hearings and in court and speak to other groups; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of Connecticut and Federal Occupational Safety and Health Acts; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of occupational safety and health; considerable knowledge of industrial processes, materials, properties, operations and procedures pertaining to occupational health; considerable knowledge of safety practices and safety devices in places of employment; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; knowledge of toxicology; knowledge of medical aspects of occupational safety and health; knowledge of symptoms of occupational disease; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of experience in the enforcement of occupational safety and/or health laws and regulations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training in chemistry, occupational safety or health, physics, mechanical engineering or a closely related field 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 Masters' degree in safety, engineering, industrial hygiene, public health or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
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.