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Title:  Occupational Safety Consultant

Application Deadline Date:  05/11/2021
Req ID:  14524
Department:  Labor

Home Based, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $22.36


The Department of Labor is currently hiring an Occupational Safety Consultant. This position confers with Vermont employers at their request to explain state laws and regulations pertaining to VOSHA and OSHA. The incumbent conducts voluntary inspections of employer facilities and equipment to determine compliance with codes and industry standards. The incumbent then works with the employer to develop a comprehensive hazard abatement plan and assists with establishing best practices. Discusses inspection findings with employers, explains corrective actions that should be taken, a time period for correction of problems, and prepares a detailed report for the employer. Provides occupational safety and health training on a wide variety of topics to concerned parties. May participate in a variety of training courses, studies or surveys relating to occupational safety. This position is home based and requires frequent travel throughout the State of Vermont.

This person in this position covers the entire state of Vermont, however, they will predominantly serve the region south of route 4 which includes the southern portions of Rutland & Windsor counties, as well as Bennington and Windham counties. Candidates must reside in or be willing to relocate to this area.

Who May Apply

This position, Occupational Safety Consultant (Job Requisition #14524), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Luke.McCarthy@vermont.gov
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in both the department office and on the premises of Vermont employers. Considerable field travel is involved for which an employee needs private means of transportation. There may be some degree of exposure to dangerous situations at work sites. Incumbents may be required to work on ladders or in confined spaces. Interaction with employers is frequent and may involve adverse reactions which should be constructively channeled whenever possible.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in engineering, science, industrial management, or an equally pertinent field.
High School diploma, Trade School graduation or equivalent AND four (4) years or more at or above a journeyman or technical level of responsibility in a plant safety program, industrial engineering, plant maintenance engineering or industrial work.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in or knowledge of occupational health issues.

Special Requirements

Applicants may be required to climb ladders and enter confined spaces.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.