State Occupational Safety Consultant
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 an individual to join our Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) team, which is tasked with conducting scheduled visits and on-site training for employers throughout Arizona. By working with employers collaboratively, we build a relationship where questions can be asked without fear.
The position is responsible for planning, organizing, scheduling and completing ADOSH consultation visits at the request of any employer within the Division’s jurisdiction. During the visit the Consultant will conduct a walk around inspection to gain knowledge of the hazards within the workplace and interview employees to determine the degree of management involvement with the hazards noted. The visit requires an opening conference, walk around, inspection and closing conference as would be part of the ADOSH compliance inspection. Lastly, review of employer’s safety and health programs and recommended upgrades according to the most recent OSHA standard.
In addition, the position will perform the following job duties: promote, assist and execute scheduled training for external customers needing OSHA standards training through a request; assisting with scheduled Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) initial and recertification audits; answering and following through on questions generated by the external customers who need the most up to date OSHA information so that they can implement it within their program or workplace; attending and completing scheduled safety and health training classes to improve upon skills necessary to enhance knowledge in the field; attending, contributing and offering solutions to the Arizona Management System in place for the Consultation Department.
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.
- The OSHA Field Operations Manual (FOM).
- Industrial Commission of Arizona Policies and Procedures.
- ADOSH Policies and Procedures.
- 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 Suite, Excel and Word.
- 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.
- 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 candidates will have:
- Degree (B.A., B.S. or A.A.S) in occupational safety and health, industrial safety, or related fields or;
- Six years of work related industrial safety experience providing a broad industrial safety knowledge base including general industry, construction and agriculture;
- 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.