SC Department of Public Safety OSHA Officer II (3 Positions) - OSHA Safety Compliance in Lexington County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

Under direct supervision, this individual will learn all aspects of becoming a South Carolina OSHA Safety Officer II. They will become well versed on the OSHA Act, OSHA State Laws and Regulations, and policies and procedures for conducting inspections by attending and participating in all required training modules. They will learn to identify hazards in the workplace, offer abatement guidelines, and cite for violations of the Safety and Health standards through both communications with employers and written reports. Attends and completes all modules of the SC OSHA Training Course. Attends and completes the basic course development class at the OSHA Training Institute. Learns and demonstrates hazard identification and recognizes suggested industry standards as methods of remediation for workplace hazards. Studies and is able to demonstrate knowledge of the OSHA Act, OSHA Mission, OSHA Laws and Regulations, SC OSHA's Field Operations Manual, and their application to the policies and procedures for conducting both programmed and unprogrammed inspections. Must be able to demonstrate the importance and application of Information Memorandums, Program Directives, and Office Memos in hazard recognition and the development of citations to be issued to an employer. Must be able to utilize the resources of other agencies' data for supporting hazard recognition (i.e. NFPA, ANSI, etc.). Participate in mock scenarios to demonstrate knowledge of these requirements and the entire inspection process from the opening to the closing conference. Must learn and be able to accurately document time and travel for both office and field work in the required data base systems such as the weekly program activity report (OSHA 31), SCEIS, Assignment sheets, Status reports and other required reports. Will first attend and later assist higher level OSHA Safety Officers with field inspections at employer worksites throughout the state, apply learned policy and procedures, be able to demonstrate the use of specialized field equipment and checklists. Collects and evaluates data, assist with written inspection reports in the OSHA Express data base to include documentation of alleged violations, recommendation of citations to be issued, penalties assessed, abatement guidelines and abatement dates. Attend other learning modules through observation of informal conferences and hearings as available. Conducts an assigned inspection while under direct supervision. Attends professional development classes as required by the agency and other duties as assigned.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

A bachelor's degree and experience in occupational safety or industrial hygiene programs.

This position may be required to ascend/descend ladders and stairs; ability to work in indoor and outdoor environments with various terrain; ability to determine and identify hazards in the work environment; stoop/kneel and crouch; extensive travel with frequent overnight stays.

Preferred Qualifications

A bachelor's degree and some experience with Occupational Safety and/or Health programs.

Additional Comments

LLR is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable employment laws. The Agency will recruit, hire, train, and promote all persons without regarding to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, religion, national origin, age, military status, disability, or history of disability that can be reasonably accommodated, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions (including, but not limited to, lactation). The Agency will base employment decisions so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity. The Agency will ensure that promotion decisions are in accordance with the principle of equal employment opportunity by having valid requirements for promotional opportunities. Further, personnel actions will be administered without regarding to the protected characteristics as noted above.

Salary: $32,838.00 - $60,760.00 Annually

Location: Lexington County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 61081870, 61081869, 61066812

Closing: 11/22/2018 11:59 PM Eastern

Class Code: JB20

Position Number: 61081870, 61081869, 61066812

Pay Band: Band 5

Hiring Range - Min.: $32,838.00

Hiring Range - Max.: $46,799.00

Opening Date: 11/08/2018

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: The Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation's (LLR) mission is to promote the health, safety and economic well-being of the public through regulation, licensing, enforcement, training and education. LLR requires individuals to complete an online application to apply for this position. You can access the Careers.sc.gov website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, wherever you have internet access. Applicants will be required to submit a copy of their highest earned degree or transcripts (if applicable) prior to an offer being extended. This will serve as verification of credentials listed on the application. Applicants may attach their highest earned degree or transcripts when submitting an application or present at the time of interview. Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Any misrepresentation will result in your disqualification from employment. Please complete the State application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.

Agency: State of South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation

Address: 110 Centerview Drive, Kingstree Building Columbia, South Carolina, 29210

Phone: 803-896-4011 803-896-4325