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Title:  Occupational Health Compliance Specialist

Application Deadline Date:  Open Until Filled
Req ID:  8453
Department:  Labor

Rutland, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $21.16

The Department of Labor is looking for an Occupational Health Compliance Specialist to conduct health-related inspections of workplaces and work towards bringing employers in compliance with VOSHA regulations and other protective measure such as executive orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a unique opportunity for someone with experience in industrial hygiene and/or industrial hazard evaluations to manage health and safety measures as businesses gradually restart during the pandemic. If you have this kind of experience, including strong knowledge of health monitoring equipment and practices, and are up for the challenge of both providing education on and enforcing State health measures, we welcome your application.

This position will cover the Southwest region of Vermont, primarily Rutland & Bennington Counties. Although much of the work is done in the field, the position has an office in Rutland. The position reports to a Compliance Manager, but much of the work is done independently.

Duties of the Occupational Health Compliance Specialist will include:

•    Conducting health-related inspections of workplaces
•    Sampling of chemicals and agents that could be harmful to human health
•    Advising employers in health related topics for the purpose of protecting workers
•    Investigating incidents related to health exposures
•    Writing detailed reports that can recommend citations, penalties and methods of abatement
•    Expert testimony in formal hearings
•    Collaborating with stakeholders in efforts to communicate methods of compliance with VOSHA regulations, as well as health related protective measures assigned by the State

Who May Apply

This position, Occupational Health Compliance Specialist (Job Requisition #8453), is open to all State employees and external applicants. This position is open until filled. The State of Vermont posts vacancies for a minimum of ten business days. Positions posted as open until filled can be removed at any time after the initial ten day period. After the initial posting period, departments may begin interviewing and may close the posting without notice.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Dan.Whipple@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 a number of settings, including a standard office, or in the field at industrial facilities, construction sites, or any workplace where occupational hazards may occur. Field travel is involved for which private means of transportation is required. Exposure to hazardous substances / situations may occur. Incumbents may be required to wear certain personal protective equipment, including respirators at some locations. Interaction with employees and employers is involved, some of whom may assume strong, differing opinions as to the existence or cause of occupational illnesses and injuries, or governmental regulation in general.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in engineering, industrial hygiene, or a natural, physical, or health science AND one (1) year or more of experience in industrial hygiene, industrial hazard evaluation, engineering, or a health or natural science field.
Master's degree in engineering, industrial hygiene, or a natural, physical, or health science.

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

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