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  • 514027
  • Full-time


Your Partner For A Stronger Arizona.

DES works with families, community organizations, advocates and state and federal partners to realize our collective vision that every child, adult, and family in Arizona will be safe and economically secure.

DES serves more than 3 million Arizonans. Our Mission is to make Arizona stronger by helping Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance for those in need, and care for the vulnerable.


Division of Business Services
Office of Facilities Management

Job Location:

Address:  1717 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $61,350.00 - $66,000.00  

Grade: 21

Closing Date: Open until Filled

Job Summary:

The Department of Economic Security is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as an Occupational Safety Consultant 4 with the Office of Facilities Management.

Job Duties:

• Exercises considerable independent judgment within established program policies and procedures.
• Assists in management, planning, coordination, and evaluation of the Department’s risk management program, performing highly responsible tasks in developing the risk management and loss control program, investigating work environments for conditions of compliance, and enforcing State and Federal Occupational Safety and Health standards, regulations, laws, rules, and codes.
• Scheduling and prioritizing work activities, completing reports and case files, and completing inspection, investigation, or technical reports to include hazard and risk assessments, evaluations, and recommendations for mitigation.
• Point of contact in accordance with Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) General Duty Clause and the U.S. Department of Labor standards.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Knowledge of Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act (OSHA General Duty Clause) and the U.S. Department of Labor standards.
• Knowledge of OSHA/ADOSH training and familiarity with assessing work-related occupational safety and health factors that may pose risk.
• Knowledge of EPA guidelines, including the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP).
• Knowledge of respiratory protection and fit testing methods.
• Knowledge of commercial and residential building design and construction pertaining to Federal ADA Code compliance.
• Skill in interpersonal relations as applied to contacts with representatives of other governmental agencies, other agency employees, and the public.
• Skill in the use and operation of a variety of safety, monitoring, and testing equipment, and interpretation of results.
• Skill in Microsoft Office, Gmail, and Google Workspace applications.
• Skill in fiscal control of projects.
• Ability to read and interpret floor plans and implement ADA Code specifications.
• Ability to establish effective working relationships with individuals contacted in the course of work.
• Ability to speak and write effectively.

Selective Preference(s):

Bachelor's degree in Occupational Health and Safety; four years of experience in identifying, preventing, and eliminating safety hazards in work methods or environmental conditions in government or private sector workplaces; significant knowledge and experience with OSHA and EPA regulations; and AHERA certification from an accredited provider.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees.
• Successfully pass background and reference checks; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.
• The position will require the 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 driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12). Individuals may be required to use their personal motor vehicle.


The Arizona Department of Economic Security offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

- Career Advancement & Employee Development Opportunities
- Flexible schedules to create a work/life balance
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
- 10 paid holidays per year
- Stipend Opportunities
- Infant at Work Program
- RideShare and Public Transit Subsidy
- Affordable Medical, Dental, and Vision
- Life and Disability Insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


State employees are required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS), the State sponsored retirement contribution plan and the Long-Term Disability (LTD) program after a 27-week waiting period. The ASRS defined benefit plan provides for life-long income upon retirement. You will also have the option to participate in a voluntary deferred compensation program to take advantage of tax-deferred retirement investments.
On, or shortly after, your first day of work you will be provided with additional information about the available insurance plans, enrollment instructions, submission deadlines and effective dates.

Contact Us:

Apply through azstatejobs.azdoa.gov. For questions about this career opportunity, please call Rose Ibe at (928) 225-4382 or email RIbe@azdes.gov.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting (928) 225-4382. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


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.