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OSH COMPLIANCE HYGIENIST LEAD/ADVANCED

Internal Only~ Promotional Opportunity Recruitment

Recruitment #21-000639-0001

Introduction

The Division of Labor and Industry is accepting applications from qualified applicants to fill current open positions. All candidates must meet the minimum qualifications during the time of applying. Applicants in pool will remain active for one year and be considered as opening occurs.

GRADE

19

LOCATION OF POSITION

10946 Golden West Drive, Hunt Valley, MD 21031

Main Purpose of Job

Identify and document workplace hazards in order to improve workplace safety and health for all Maryland workers. This position provides training, guidance and instruction to lower level compliance officers. The position also performs supervisory responsibilities in the absence of the Regional Supervisor.

POSITION DUTIES

Identifies unsafe working conditions to eliminate hazards by performing inspections and compliance assistance in accordance with the Field Operations Manual (FOM).

Directs and trains other OSHCOs in the recognition and documentation of hazards, the application of laws, regulations and standards to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses using on-the-job training in accordance with the FOM.

Prepares and files written and oral reports of inspections and training activities in a logical, concise and effective format to document compliance activities in accordance with Agency policy.    

Supports the Regional Supervisor in the conduct of regional administration by conducting informal conferences and case file reviews to support Agency goals in accordance with MOSH policies and procedures.

Manages regional operations in the absence of the Regional Supervisor in accordance with MOSH policies and procedures.

Provides technical support to the public to enhance understanding of workplace hazards in accordance with the FOM.

Performs other duties as assigned by management, including but not limited to, duty officer, performing or attending in-house and/or outside training activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Applications that meet the minimum and selective qualifications will be referred to the hiring manager for interview selection. Units will select those candidates most closely demonstrating the qualifications for interview.

Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in industrial hygiene, physical science or life science which includes 12 credit hours in chemistry and 18 additional credit hours in any combination of the following: chemistry, physics, engineering, health physics, environmental health, biostatistics, biology, physiology, toxicology, epidemiology or industrial hygiene.

Experience: Three years of experience inspecting, researching and analyzing chemical and physical workplace hazards affecting employee health in order to control or eliminate hazards and to ensure compliance with federal and State occupational safety and health laws, regulations and standards.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute additional experience inspecting, researching and analyzing chemical and physical workplace hazards affecting employee health on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree in industrial hygiene from an accredited college or university for one year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement and Compliance classifications or General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement and Compliance specialty codes in the Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, and Compliance field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.  

1. Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and/or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) preferred.

2. Experience conducting fatality and/or other high profile investigations.

3. Experience conducting training to subordinates and/or the general public.

4. Experience conducting informal conferences, on-the-job evaluations (OJE’s), monitors, and follow-up inspections.

5. Experience reviewing MOSH inspection files for accuracy, proper documentation, and proper citing of hazardous conditions.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

This recruitment is limited to current employees of the Maryland Department of Labor.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the Division of Unemployment Insurance (MDOL/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to MDOL/DUI as a result of unemployment insurance overpayment/fraud. Any unpaid debt may have an impact on whether or not a candidate is offered employment.  

Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Applicants must provide sufficient information on the application to show they meet the qualifications for this recruitment.

RESUMES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE AND NOT CONSIDERED IN THE SELECTION/EXAMINATION PROCESS.

All information concerning the qualification, including any required documentation (diploma, transcripts, certificate, etc) must be submitted and received by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered.

***Please note that your answers on the supplemental questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your application to receive credit.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

U.S. Military Veterans may qualify for additional bonus points towards certification. Any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing a U.S. Military form DD 214 verifying honorable discharge from service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Permanent State employees do not need to submit proof of Veterans’ status. 

If you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.

PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR EMAIL UNSOLICITED DOCUMENTATION

Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:

MDOL Office of Human Resources
Attn: OSH Compliance Hygienist Lead/Adv (21-000639-0001) CW
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 100
Baltimore, MD 21201

If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Maryland Department of Labor at 410-230-6300.

The MD State Application Form can be found online

Maryland Department of Labor is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of MDOL that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.