Industrial Hygienist

Recruitment #050224-MDAZ06-600700


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Delaware Department of Department of Labor Division of 
Industrial Affairs, Office of Safety and Health Consultation 
is Now Offering Hiring Incentive for 
Industrial Hygienist!

The Delaware Department of Labor, Division of Industrial Affairs recognizes the Industrial Hygienist plays a critical role at our agency.  For that reason, we are now providing monetary recruitment incentives for this position in accordance to our Recruitment Program Policy and Procedures.

Hiring Incentive– $6,000

  • $2,000.00 incentive awarded at the following intervals after the hire date: 6 months, 12 months, and 18 months. 
  • Referral incentive of $1,000 ($500 if candidate referred is hired and remains for 6 months, another $500 if employee stays for 12 months) to current State of Delaware Merit Employees who refer an applicant for the Industrial Hygienist positions and are listed on the application as the referral source.

Incentives are paid in installments as noted above. Bonus is open to a new hire to the State of Delaware.

New employees accepting this incentive must commit to two (2) consecutive years with DOL in the above classification.

NOTE: You will receive more information during the hiring process. This program is administered by the Department of Labor Human Resource Department.  The program may be terminated by Department of Labor at any time with or without notice.

Summary Statement

A class incumbent provides voluntary consultation to private employers to ensure a healthy, hazard-free work environment and compliance with health standards and regulations. Works with 45+ employers annually with an emphasis on those with 2-50 employees and engaged in a high hazard industry.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class.  Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Contact industrial plants, businesses and construction sites to explain voluntary consultation services and employer requests for those services.
  • Conduct on-site voluntary consultations with industrial plants, business and construction sites to ensure compliance with occupational health standards and regulations and to identify and eliminate health hazards in the workplace.
  • Provide full consultation and training assistance to interested employers to establish on-going health and safety programs; assist in the implementation of programs and procedures such as hearing conservation, self-inspection, and safety committees.
  • Utilize equipment to detect and measure dust, noise, chemical vapors, and other potential health hazards in the work environment; perform general maintenance on equipment.
  • Assess extent of any health hazards by interpreting equipment readings, and evaluate the location of, length of employee exposure to, and employee knowledge of hazard; note any safety hazards while conducting on-site inspections and refer to OSHA Safety Consultants.
  • Identify the need for and determine appropriate health hazard control measures; evaluate effectiveness of same.
  • Compose reports of findings, including violations and correlated standards; recommend correction or elimination of health hazards.
  • Review books, pamphlets and other literature for inclusion in reference library; maintain library.
  • Speak before interested groups upon request regarding occupational health standards and hazards; respond to private and public sector inquiries regarding same.
  • Act as designated trainer to provide formal training programs to employers on health and safety issues.
  • Develop handouts and training materials to assist employers.
  • Operate computer for data input and retrieval.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Industrial Hygienist
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Bachelor's degree or higher in Life or Physical Science or related field.
  2. Six months experience in conducting health and safety inspections to identify hazards or deficiencies.
  3. Six months experience in collecting samples of dust, gases, vapors, contaminants, carcinogens, air borne blood pathogens, temperature, noise or other potential toxic materials.
  4. Six months experience in using tools and test equipment to conduct occupational safety inspections such as air pressure tester, voltage tester, sound level meters, combustible gas indicator, smoke tubes, or explosive meters.
  5. Six months experience in ensuring compliance with occupational safety and health laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
  6. Six months experience in narrative report writing.

Additional Posting Information

This posting may be closed on or before 10/30/2024 upon filling the vacant position.

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our job seeker resources.


To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. 

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