Do you enjoy coordinating accident prevention activities?
Are you passionate about promoting the health and safety of workers?
If so, read below & apply today!
We Can Offer You:
- Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage
- Competitive starting salary and structure
- Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
- Paid time off- including 13 holidays per calendar year
- Professional growth and development opportunities
- Culture that encourages work-life balance
- Work for a Forbes top company: ‘Forbes’ State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule
Who We Are: WCC is a quasi-judicial agency responsible for the adjudication of disputed workers' compensation claims and oversight of employer safety and health committees.
The Safety Program Officer works independently, assisting employers in forming and maintaining safety and health committees to reduce or eliminate workplace accidents and injuries and ensure compliance with Workers Compensation Commission Safety and Health Committee Regulations. This role makes recommendations to promote and improve safety at each worksite; provides training to groups on the formation of a non-adversarial, cooperative, and effective employee-employer safety and health committees and maintains contacts with individuals inside and outside agency who might impact on health, safety, and workers' compensation issues.
- Full-time, 40 hours per week
- Monday through Friday schedule
- First shift, 7:45 am to 4:30 pm
- Our office is centrally located in Hartford, CT (21 Oak Street) with easy access to all major highways
Please watch the video below to hear our employees share what its like to work for the State of CT, including career opportunities, the recruitment and selection process, and the important mission of serving the state and its citizens.
This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. Applications to this recruitment will be used to meet collective bargaining requirements. Once any collective bargaining requirements have been met, all other applicants may be considered.
- Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred qualifications, so please ensure that your application is complete and details your experience as outlined in this job posting. Please note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.
- For assistance in applying, please visit our 'Applicant Tips on How to Apply' page.
- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
- 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.
- In order to receive educational credits toward qualification for this job posting, the institution must be accredited. If the institution of higher learning is located outside of the U.S., you are responsible for providing documentation from a recognized USA accrediting service which specializes in determining foreign education equivalencies to the recruiter listed on this job posting.
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.
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.
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.
Connect With Us:
If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Jasmyn Raymond at Jasmyn.Raymond@ct.gov and reference the recruitment number.
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 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;
- principles and practices of accident prevention;
- NFPA Fire and Life Safety Codes, TJC, OSHA and other health, sanitary and environmental codes;
- interpersonal skills;
- ability in oral and written communication;
- Ability to
- analyze and evaluate accidents, their causes and recommend effective control measures;
- plan, develop, implement and evaluate agency safety and health programs;
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Successful completion of
a Connecticut Careers Trainee program approved by the Department of
Administrative Services may be substituted for the General Experience.
- 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.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
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.
As defined by Sec. 5-196
of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of
positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single
title for administrative purposes. As
such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or