The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry (ADCRR) is seeking to hire an experienced Occupational Safety Consultant. Under the supervision of the Fire, Life & Safety Administrator (FLS Administrator), this position provides technical support for agency-specific occupational safety, fire & life safety environmental health, and safety programs.
- Conduct scheduled inspections and safety tours in all staff, inmate, and visitor areas for safety and/or fire-related concerns/issues
- Participate in training and Safety Committee meetings as needed or required
- Provide oversight of Safety Data Sheet (SDS) management
- Conducts inspections as indicated, all site structure as indicated in a report, and work with the sites on detailed corrective actions recommended for code/standards compliance
- Conduct follow up inspection and report on corrective actions taken and completed
- Help site with compliance schedules
- Ensure fire alarm devices and fire suppression equipment are maintained in operating conditions, recording when such equipment was last inspected, tested, repaired, replaced or is currently defective and not fully or partially functional
- Investigate ALL accidents/injuries involving staff, inmates, and visitors, writing a report to site management and FLS Administrator recommending corrective action, detail any specific citations noted by category of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), fire, Environmental Protection Act (EPA), or local jurisdictions
- Oversee and coordinate Institutional compliance with the Environmental laws, rules, and regulations within the parameters/scope of the ADCRR Environmental Management System (EMS) and help maintain the environmental aspects matrix therein
- Work with responsible staff to identify environmental issues, coordinate and ensure timely submission of required environmental submittals to the appropriate regulatory agencies
- Work with the Safety and Loss Prevention Administrator to provide a response to regulatory issues when they arise
- Maintain OSHA 501 General Industry certification, provide related training to affected staff, inmates, contractors using OSHA General Industry 10, 30 and 40 hour training courses based on a need for safety awareness in General Industry standards and application
- Use of site-specific toolbox or tailgate safety training is recommended in trade-specific categories.
- Maintaining of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 10 certification to train, assign and monitor fire extinguisher maintenance activities
- Respirator fit testing of staff and inmates following medical and/or health care clearances within 10 days of notification that a medical clearance is complete
- Shall attend all Safety Committee meetings as a non-voting member of the committee
- Shall serve as the committee's investigative arm and partner closely with the Occupational Health Unit on findings and recommendations
- Attend meetings as directed by FLS Administrator or as required
- Drives on State business
- Perform other duties appropriate to the assignment
- Occupational health, fire and life safety, and environmental standards and procedures
- Safety devices and personal protective equipment (PPE)
- State and Federal laws, rules, standards, and guidelines pertinent to the area of assignment (e.g., OSHA, EPA, NFPA, Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH), Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), etc.)
- Safety consultation methods and root cause analysis techniques and procedures
- Composing technical reports, memos, and consultative recommendations
- Safety programming to include trenching, lockout/tag-out, electrical, plumbing, machine guarding, and specific trade processes
- Chemicals covered by the Federal Right-to-Know law, US Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazard Classes, and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA )
- Analyzing, evaluating, and interpreting technical data (e.g., test results, reports, plans, operation, calibration, and maintenance of safety monitoring and testing devices/ equipment)
- Written and verbal communication
- Building and maintaining interpersonal relationships
- Personal computer and software programs including Microsoft Office Suite & Google Suite
- Detect hazards and recommend remedial action
- Calibrate and maintain a variety of safety monitoring, testing equipment, and interpret data from such equipment
- Read and understand laboratory analytical results and communicate results to laypersons in both oral and written
- Work in a prison environment
- Conduct informative and applicable safety meetings and trainings
- Travel occasionally on state business
- Previous experience working with and supervising inmates in trade level jobs
- NFPA 101 building and/or fire inspector qualifications and one (1) year experience as an Arizona Occupational Safety Consultant or an industry equivalent
- Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health-related field or five (5) years Fire Service experience
- Combination of safety training credits and five (5) years of safety-related work experience that meet and apply to the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities may be substituted
Minimally OSHA 501 General Industry train-the-the trainer certified
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Incident Management System (NIMS) Safety Officer qualified within twelve (12) months of hire
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 10 certified within six (6) months of hire
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 maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).
Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation, a drug test, and a medical/physical examination.
We offer an excellent and affordable comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees:
- Vacation and sick days with 10 paid holidays per year
- Robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term, and long-term disability options
- Exceptional retirement program
- Optional employee benefits such as deferred compensation plans, credit union membership, and a wellness program
- An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
Positions in this classification participate in the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan (CORP).
Current ADCRR Employees: Consult with your respective Human Resources Liaison if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-255-2430.
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.
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.