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Occupational Health Specialist - Agency Promotional Only

  • ... Augusta, Mersch, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 61400 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 29, 2024       Expires on: Apr 14, 2024

Occupational Health Specialist - Agency Promotional Only   

JOB TITLE:

Occupational Health Specialist - Agency Promotional Only

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Augusta Mersch United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Standards - Workplace Safety & Health Division

Job Class Code: 4111
Grade: 25 (Professional/Technical)
Salary: $52,832 - $71,240
Location: Augusta, ME

Opening Date: February 27, 2024

Closing Date: March 12, 2024

This is professional services work in administering an occupational health program.
Maine is an OSHA State Plan for State and Local Governments only.
This position is part of our workplace safety and health enforcement unit.
Work is performed under limited supervision.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Collects and analyzes information regarding industrial processes in order to identify potential health hazards.
  • Inspect workplaces in order to gather samples and measure environmental hazards in work areas.
  • Ensure work follows Federal and State safety and health laws, rules and regulations.
  • Inspect State agencies and other public sector facilities to ensure hazardous materials, toxic substances and other health and safety hazards are identified and abated.
  • Collects and compiles statistical data and prepares reports in order to provide information to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Knowledge:

  • Statistics
  • Organic chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Air sample collection methods and techniques
  • General industrial processes and operations
  • Laboratory analysis methods and procedures
  • Occupational health hazards found in the workplace
  • Physiology and toxicology

Skills:

  • Ability to identify, evaluate and control occupational health hazards
  • Ability to prepare complex technical reports
  • Effective communication skills
  • Clear and effective writing skills
  • Ability to present training programs
  • Ability to conduct research

Minimum qualifications:

A Bachelors Degree in Industrial Hygiene, Toxicology, Chemistry, or related science and two (2) years specialized experience in a chemical, environmental, or related industrial hygiene field.
Equivalent experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

Contact information:

Questions about this position should be directed to Steven L.
Greeley, Director - Workplace Safety & Health Division at 207-623-7916 or steven.
l.
greeley@maine.
gov

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the \"Apply for this opening\" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, and copies of any transcripts or certifications you wish to have considered while evaluating your application.
In order for us to properly determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for any posting, you must be sure your resume includes month and year for any experience listed along with the duties and responsibilities associated with each particular time period.
Any experience that was not full-time employment should be identified as such.

If you require a paper application, please download and print one here https://www.
maine.
gov/bhr/state-jobs/application-process or contact our office at 207-623-6700.
Paper applications for this posting should be submitted along with cover letter and resume before the closing date to Security & Employment Service Center, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta, ME 04330 or faxed to 207-287-2018.
Be sure title of the job you are applying for is included.
Applications cannot be accepted after the posting closing date.

Benefits of working for the State of Maine:

No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto\"Dirigo\" or \"I lead\"as they provide essential services to Mainers every day.
We believe in supporting our workforce's health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

  • Work-Life Balance Rest is essential.
    Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually.
    Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.
  • Health Insurance Coverage The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10,150.
    80-$11,942.
    16 annual value), depending on salary.
    Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.
  • Health Insurance Premium Credit Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%.
    Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements.
  • Dental Insurance The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.
    40 annual value).
  • Retirement Plan The State of Maine contributes 13.
    16% of pay
    to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.
  • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program.
    For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office.
  • Living Resources Program Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.
  • Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent.
    All employees who are welcoming a childincluding fathers and adoptive parentsreceive four weeks of fully paid parental leave.
    Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.
  • Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness.

There's a job and then there's purposeful, transformative work.
Our aim is to create a workplace where you can learn, grow, and continuously refine your skills.
Applicants demonstrate job requirements in differing ways, and we appreciate that many skills and backgrounds can make people successful in this role.
As an Equal Opportunity employer, Maine State Government embraces a culture of respect and awareness.
We are committed to creating a strong sense of belonging for all team members, and our process ensures an inclusive environment to applicants of all backgrounds including diverse race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, familial status or genetics.
If youre looking for a great next step, and want to feel good about what you do, wed love to hear from you.
Please note reasonable accommodations are provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.


Thinking about applying?

Research shows that people from historically excluded communities tend to apply to jobs only when they check every box in the posting.
If youre currently reading this and hesitating to apply for that reason, we encourage you to go for it! Let us know how your lived experience and passion set you apart.

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 29, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

61400 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1709653080-3c90802967ba7fba66aa93b0018e8dbd

LOCATION:

Mersch United States

CITY:

Augusta

Job Origin:

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Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Standards - Workplace Safety & Health Division

Job Class Code: 4111
Grade: 25 (Professional/Technical)
Salary: $52,832 - $71,240
Location: Augusta, ME

Opening Date: February 27, 2024

Closing Date: March 12, 2024

This is professional services work in administering an occupational health program. Maine is an OSHA State Plan for State and Local Governments only. This position is part of our workplace safety and health enforcement unit. Work is performed under limited supervision.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Collects and analyzes information regarding industrial processes in order to identify potential health hazards.
  • Inspect workplaces in order to gather samples and measure environmental hazards in work areas.
  • Ensure work follows Federal and State safety and health laws, rules and regulations.
  • Inspect State agencies and other public sector facilities to ensure hazardous materials, toxic substances and other health and safety hazards are identified and abated.
  • Collects and compiles statistical data and prepares reports in order to provide information to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Knowledge:

  • Statistics
  • Organic chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Air sample collection methods and techniques
  • General industrial processes and operations
  • Laboratory analysis methods and procedures
  • Occupational health hazards found in the workplace
  • Physiology and toxicology

Skills:

  • Ability to identify, evaluate and control occupational health hazards
  • Ability to prepare complex technical reports
  • Effective communication skills
  • Clear and effective writing skills
  • Ability to present training programs
  • Ability to conduct research

Minimum qualifications:

A Bachelors Degree in Industrial Hygiene, Toxicology, Chemistry, or related science and two (2) years specialized experience in a chemical, environmental, or related industrial hygiene field. Equivalent experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

Contact information:

Questions about this position should be directed to Steven L. Greeley, Director - Workplace Safety & Health Division at 207-623-7916 or steven.l.greeley@maine.gov

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the \"Apply for this opening\" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, and copies of any transcripts or certifications you wish to have considered while evaluating your application. In order for us to properly determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for any posting, you must be sure your resume includes month and year for any experience listed along with the duties and responsibilities associated with each particular time period. Any experience that was not full-time employment should be identified as such.

If you require a paper application, please download and print one here https://www.maine.gov/bhr/state-jobs/application-process or contact our office at 207-623-6700. Paper applications for this posting should be submitted along with cover letter and resume before the closing date to Security & Employment Service Center, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta, ME 04330 or faxed to 207-287-2018. Be sure title of the job you are applying for is included. Applications cannot be accepted after the posting closing date.

Benefits of working for the State of Maine:

No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto\"Dirigo\" or \"I lead\"as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce's health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

  • Work-Life Balance Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.
  • Health Insurance Coverage The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10,150.80-$11,942.16 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.
  • Health Insurance Premium Credit Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements.
  • Dental Insurance The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).
  • Retirement Plan The State of Maine contributes 13.16% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.
  • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office.
  • Living Resources Program Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.
  • Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a childincluding fathers and adoptive parentsreceive four weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.
  • Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness.

There's a job and then there's purposeful, transformative work. Our aim is to create a workplace where you can learn, grow, and continuously refine your skills. Applicants demonstrate job requirements in differing ways, and we appreciate that many skills and backgrounds can make people successful in this role. As an Equal Opportunity employer, Maine State Government embraces a culture of respect and awareness. We are committed to creating a strong sense of belonging for all team members, and our process ensures an inclusive environment to applicants of all backgrounds including diverse race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, familial status or genetics. If youre looking for a great next step, and want to feel good about what you do, wed love to hear from you. Please note reasonable accommodations are provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.


Thinking about applying?

Research shows that people from historically excluded communities tend to apply to jobs only when they check every box in the posting. If youre currently reading this and hesitating to apply for that reason, we encourage you to go for it! Let us know how your lived experience and passion set you apart.

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