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INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST

  • 510999
  • PHOENIX
  • INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION
  • Full-time

INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION

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.

INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST

INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION

Job Location:

Address:  800 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $61,914.00 - $66,914.00 (Depending on Experience) 

Grade: 21

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

The Industrial Hygienist will work under general supervision to determine and enforce occupational health and safety in public and private establishments in construction, general industry, agriculture, and public entities.

The candidate appointed to this position will: plans on-site inspections, with or without advance notice, researched and analyzes work processes, practices and conditions; using the Federal OSHA website, review eTools to determine common hazards in a specific type of industry, review company information using on-line employer websites; review national and local insurance websites for injury and illness rate data; use ICA Annual Report for data on industry rates in Arizona; use the National Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to review current national trends on injury and illnesses.

Job Duties:

Additional job duties will include: Exercising independent judgment in inspecting workplaces for occupational health hazards; visiting site, normally without advance notice, and explains the purpose of the inspection and legal authorization and reviews record keeping; taking photos and notes to document hazards and workplace conditions and request the employer to abate them; inspecting work sites and work operations and conditions; evaluating hazards; obtaining evidence of regulatory violations through use of measurement devices; collecting samples for lab analysis; interviewing employees, union employees and management; provides technical advice and assistance regarding safety of personnel and protective measures; making determinations regarding adequacy of corrective measures; determining feasibility of corrective measures that may be sued by an employer; communicating with the employer what to expect following an inspection; during the inspections identify, evaluate, and analyze how particular chemicals or physical hazards at a worksite affect employee(s) health using knowledge of IH principles, concepts, and practices; conducting screening using direct reading instruments; developing sampling strategies and taking samples to include air, noise, wipe and bulk sampling; completing all paperwork i.e., completed required forms, writes reports of inspections and investigations, writes narratives assessing employee exposures, documenting occupational health hazards, and recommending citations and penalties; completing reports using the ADOSH Salesforce system; adding abatement date and time for each serious hazard and submitting report to up-line management; interpreting and evaluating data compiled through sampling and monitoring processes; communicating with employers, both verbally and in writing, the results of sampling and the potential use of OSHA's hierarchy of controls to reduce and / or eliminate exposure of health hazards to their employees; requesting, tracking, and verifying abatement for citations issued; answering and following through on questions generated by 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 their knowledge in the field and hazard recognition; and participating in the Arizona Management System (AMS)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
• ADOSH Field Operations Manual (FOM)
• ICA Policies and Procedures
• ADOSH Policies and Procedures
• OSHA standards as well as applicable consensus standards
• Federal and state occupational safety and health standards applicable to public and private establishments
• Industrial and construction building standards, manufacturing processes and work techniques to recommend new methods to minimize or eliminate hazardous operations, conditions and practices
• Knowledge of Windows, Google, Excel, Power Point, Adobe Acrobat and Smartphone Apps; ADOSH Sales-force system

Skill in:
• Oral and written communication and maintaining interpersonal relationship
• Developing technical reports and spreadsheets
• Leadership
• Developing detailed outreach training material
• Analysis and application of logic
• Public speaking; Computer usage
• Data analysis
• In determining cost effective and appropriate corrective measures to minimize workplace safety hazards.

Ability to:
• Apply critical thinking and analyze situations
• Manage reports and meet deadlines
• Manage heavy workloads with high level of accuracy and production
• Review and interpret employer's safety and health management system (SHMS)
• Work well under pressure
• Effectively work as a member of a team
• Lead a team in completion of a project or goal
• Create and present training material to stakeholders
• Understand differing viewpoints, as well as ensuring persons with diverse perspectives are given the opportunity to collaborate and provide input in the decision-making process

Selective Preference(s):

Ideal candidates will have:
• Three years of safety and health experience; or Associate degree in safety and health or closely related field with one year of safety and health experience; Bachelors’ degree in safety and health or closely related field with little to no experience.

OR

• Any combination of training and experience that meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs); typical ways KSAs are obtained may include but are not limited to: relevant degree from an accredited college or university, coursework and work experience relevant to the assignment.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Arizona Driver's License:
Must possess valid Arizona Driver's License. Required In-state and out-of-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 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.

Benefits:

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

Retirement:

You will be eligible to participate in the state employee health/disability insurance plan, and you are required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). ASRS participation may begin immediately or upon your 27th week of employment. Contributions are matched by the employer.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions please feel free to call 602-542-5559 or email HR@azica.gov for assistance.

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.