This position conducts investigation, testing, and sampling to recognize, evaluate, control, and anticipate employee exposure to environmental factors as a result of chemical, physical, ergonomic and biological hazards and recommends methods to abate the hazard. The position provides professional and technical industrial hygiene services and guidance on safety and health matters to ADOT management and employees statewide. Extensive travel and flexibility in work schedules to perform this job is required.
The State of Arizona strives for a work culture that affords employees flexibility, autonomy, and trust. Across our many agencies, boards, commissions, many State employees participate in the State’s Remote Work Program and are able to work remotely in their homes, in offices, and in hoteling spaces. All work, including remote work, should be performed within Arizona, unless an exception is properly authorized in advance.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Conducting Industrial Hygiene inspections and testing to address workplace health issues throughout the State. Testing includes indoor and outdoor air monitoring and noise metering and sampling of surfaces for potential harmful substances (lead, asbestos, chemicals, mold).
Managing and maintaining the hearing conservation program, exposure control program, respirator protection program, confined space entry program, and ergonomic assessments for the agency and update these programs to comply with regulations, standards, and best management practices.
Answers technical questions, interprets regulations, consults with management, employees and external customers on safety and health issues and concerns. Advises management and employees on the need for safety and health protective equipment based on work environments and established regulatory requirements. Assist in the evaluation of PPE and the maintenance of the Safety Clothing & Equipment catalog.
Participate in the incident review process and conduct incident reviews as needed. Gain a thorough understanding of each department’s goals and operation procedures and safety needs. Write, evaluate and review policies and procedures and Job Safety Analyses as needed.
Perform ergonomic assessments on employee workstations as needed to decrease fatigue and repetitive use injuries.
Service and maintain Industrial Hygiene testing equipment. Safely operate state vehicle and state owned equipment.
Attend and participate in safety meetings to communicate and solicit safety ideas and/or concerns. Determine potential problem areas and provide guidance in proper safety procedures. Support employee safety committees in promoting safe work practices.
Develop, maintain and present safety training. Demonstrate safe work techniques to employees. Document safety activities and perform administrative functions to keep the section functioning.
Industrial hygiene principles, practices, and hazards which includes their related toxicological affects and implications and the means of abatement
Federal and state statutes such as OSHA and EPA/AHERA
Methods, procedures and techniques used in collecting and testing such samples as asbestos, dust, mold, mists, fumes, vapors, noise, radiation, hazardous waste and biological agents.
Agency policies, rules and procedures related to safe performance of ADOT activities
Recognizing hazards and develop practical solutions to minimize employee exposure
Communicating degree of risk based on observations of work environment and/or activities
Writing effective reports on technical subjects, policies, and instructional documents.
Operating and maintaining environmental sampling equipment
Effectively present safety training materials
Recognize health, environmental, and physical hazards in ADOT work places.
Select sampling equipment or technology to provide adequate information to evaluate a hazard
Recognize when data integrity during sampling and studies is valid
Prepare comprehensive investigative reports, technical reports, and field investigations.
Interpret complex regulations and codes and apply them to ADOT situations
Organize and maintain permanent records and other technical records in an orderly manner for ease of access
The ideal candidate for this position will have:
Certified Industrial Hygienist with five years industrial Hygiene experience in the public or private sector. One year of specialized education in safety or a related field may count for one year of experience.
This position requires possession of a valid Arizona Class D Driver License. Candidates for this position must complete and sign PART 1 of the State of Arizona Application for Employment at the time of interview, which will allow ADOT to obtain the candidate's motor vehicle record (MVR). The most recent 39-month period shown on the MVR will be reviewed in accordance with A.A.C. R2-10-207.11. The review must show an acceptable driving record prior to any offer of employment being made by ADOT. Employment is contingent upon an acceptable MVR.
The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
• Sick leave
• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
• Health and dental insurance
• Retirement plan
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
By providing the option of a full-time or part-time remote work schedule, employees enjoy improved work/life balance, report higher job satisfaction, and are more productive. Remote work is a management option and not an employee entitlement or right. An agency may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.
Mandatory participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) is required.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 712-7279. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. ADOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.