Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Occupational Hygienist

Recruitment #221122-5957AR-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 professionals for the position of Occupational Hygienist.  These are full time, first shift, 40 hour per week positions 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

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.
  • 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.
  • Please visit our Applicant Tips on How to Apply page.
Important Next Step Information for 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 on a daily basis 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 on a daily basis 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.
  • 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.
Connect With Us:
  • If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Elizabeth Weston at Elizabeth.Weston@ct.gov and reference the recruitment number.
  • Due to the large volume of applications received, the Department of Administrative Services is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.
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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

  • 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.







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