ICA Job Posting: State Occupational Safety Consultant

Industrial Commission of Arizona

State Occupational Safety Consultant
(Compliance Section)
Phoenix, AZ

Are you ready to work for an exceptional state agency that works to protect the life, health and welfare of the employees in the State of Arizona? Apply with us! The Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) is committed to the highest standards of compliance, demonstrating leadership in all areas, and teaching and working with employers and employees to make them successful. A thriving workforce in Arizona is what we strive for and work towards each day.

We are currently looking for individuals to join the our team within our Arizona Division of Occupational Safety & Health (ADOSH) Division, which is tasked with conducting enforcement safety inspections and investigations throughout Arizona of employers' workplaces to determine whether employers are complying with applicable occupational safety and health laws.

The position documents facts and prepares reports to support conclusions resulting from inspections and investigations, and exercises compliance authority in the issuing of citations including recommending orders and notices of administrative subpoenas and warrants as needed.  The position provides information to employers of possible abatement strategies and measures.  This position may also participate in the legal or litigation process, as a witness or technical resource.  This position may also participate in the training of new safety compliance officers.

As a State of Arizona agency, the ICA offers an excellent benefits package, including top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans, affordable medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability plans, 10 paid holidays per year, 13 paid vacation days and 12 paid sick days per year, and a deferred compensation plan option.

  • AZ Driver’s License Required

In-State travel is required.  Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment.  Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207 (12). Employees may be required to use their own transportation, as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • The Field Operations Manual (FOM).
  • Industrial Commission of Arizona Policies and Procedures.
  • ADOSH policies, procedures and rules.
  • OSHA Information System (OIS).
  • The OSHA Standards, Arizona Revised Statutes, Arizona Administrative Codes as well as consensus standards.
  • Occupational safety and health hazard recognition, (e.g. unsafe trenching practices, fall hazards, electrical hazards, machine guarding) and their potential for causing injury and/or illnesses.
  • Effective methods for eliminating or controlling occupational safety and health standards.
  • Windows, Gmail, Excel and Word.

Skill in:

  • Oral and written communication.
  • Typing and using a keyboard.
  • Time Management.
  • Interpretation of laws, standards, rules and operating procedures.
  • Use and performance of a variety of technical monitoring equipment.
  • Application of cost effective and appropriate corrective measures to control work-place safety hazards.
  • Interpersonal relations.
  • Recognition and evaluation of occupational safety and health hazards.
  • Investigative procedures, report writing, and documentation of case files.
  • Leadership skills.

Abilities needed:

  • Manage reports to meet deadlines.
  • Manage heavy workloads with high level of accuracy and production.
  • Review and interpret employer’s safety and health management systems.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • To recognize hazardous conditions in workplaces within the construction, general and agricultural industries.
  • Recognizing and engaging those with different backgrounds, characteristics and perspectives to bridge gaps in understanding of differing viewpoints, as well as ensuring persons with diverse perspectives are given the opportunity to collaborate and provide input in the decision making process.
Ideal Candidate

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Degree (B.A., B.S. or A.A.S) in occupational safety and health, industrial safety, or related fields and one year of experience or;
  • Three years of experience in identifying, preventing or eliminating safety and health hazards in government or private sector workplaces. Other combinations of education and experience that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.
  • Professional designations related to the broad practice of safety and health such as but not limited to; Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Registered Safety Professional (RSP), Occupational Safety and Health Technologist (OSHT), Construction Safety and Health Technician (CHST), and any other broadly recognized designation in the Occupational Safety and Health field.
  • Industrial safety-related training courses and seminars and active membership in professional industrial safety organizations.
Application Information
  • All newly hired employees are subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.
  • The ICA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Agency.
  • Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. During all phases of the application and selection process, people with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the ICA’s Human Resources Department at (602) 542-5559.
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