State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $53,214.00-$85,398.00 Yearly




This is administrative work in the Safety Inspection Service of the Division of Labor and Industry.

An employee in this class serves as the primary assistant to the Chief, Safety Inspection Service. The work involves assisting in the development and implementation of a comprehensive and coordinated program for the conduct of safety and health inspections and enforcement of the Occupational Safety and Health Act in all places of employment in the State. In addition, an employee in this class may be independently responsible for one or more of the following areas: the development, review and evaluation of all forms and procedures; establishing and maintaining liaison with various State, federal and local organizations, both public and private; establishing and implementing inspector training programs; the review of some or all safety inspections, orders and reports; the conduct of research or the collection and analysis of statistics on program operations and the formulation of recommendations for future action; the investigation and/or resolution of a variety of problems concerning unusual investigations or complex interpretations of standards, rules or regulations.

An employee in this class reports directly to the Chief, Safety Inspection Service and in the absence of the Chief or at his direction, assumes his duties and authority. The Assistant Chief provides advice, guidance and assistance to all personnel of the Service and may exercise direct supervision over some or all personnel on occasion


Assists the Chief, Safety Inspection Service in administering and coordinating a comprehensive program of statewide safety and health inspections;

Assists in planning inspection priorities, coordinating inspection activities, scheduling manpower requirements and reviewing program effectiveness;

Reviews inspection reports, safety orders and citations issued by inspectors and field supervisors;

Provides advice, guidance and instructions to field supervisors and inspectors; Participates in the formulation of administrative and operational policies, methods and procedures;

Coordinates administrative details concerning program operations, personnel requirements, forms, reports and procedures;

Assists in the development and implementation of inspector training programs; Coordinates with representatives of other Department units and other State agencies;

Meets with representatives of public and private organizations to exchange information, resolve mutual problems or explain or interpret applicable regulations and promote voluntary compliance with them;

Assumes the duties and authority of the Chief, Safety Inspection Service in his absence or at his direction;

May provide information and/or testimony in administrative hearings or court cases involving alleged violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act;

May conduct or assist in the conduct of accident and injury investigations and other special investigations;

May conduct special research or study projects, statistical reports, program analyses or budget proposals;

Performs other necessary duties as required.


Expert knowledge of the general nature and purpose of occupational safety and health laws, regulations and standards;

Working knowledge of business practices, procedures and organization; of English usage, grammar and spelling; of arithmetic; of safety inspection techniques, methods and procedures; of the principles of organization, supervision and control;

Elementary knowledge of techniques used in collecting, compiling and organizing data and information; of reference and research methods; of legal procedures;

Introductory knowledge of data processing procedures; of methods of training and instruction; of governmental accounting and personnel procedures;

Ability to reach conclusions and make accurate decisions based on analysis of relevant information, established standards and the effects of various alternatives; to express ideas; to plan, organize, coordinate and direct the work of others; to develop and install administrative and operational procedures and evaluate their effectiveness; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to understand, interpret and explain complex legal or technical standards, regulations and procedures.


Education: Graduation from a standard high school or possession of a State high school equivalence certificate.

Experience: Six years of experience as an occupational safety or health inspector, or in a supervisory or administrative capacity in a safety or health inspection program. Two years of this experience must have involved supervision of safety or health inspectors.

Note: Additional education at an accredited college or university may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to four years of the required general experience.


Applicants must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license. Applicants must list the license number and date of issuance on the application.


Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Revised

Aug 30 1973 12:00AM

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 002970; EST: ; REV: 8/30/1973;

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