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Safety Compliance Officer (Occupational Safety Specialist 2)

Department of Consumer and Business Services, Tigard, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 02/24/2020

This recruitment will be used to fill eight positions in our Tigard field office. Some of these positions are limited duration opportunities that are scheduled to end two years from the date of hire. There is a chance that these positions may become permanent.
Our mission...
To protect and serve Oregon's consumers and workers while supporting a positive business climate.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) is a progressive business regulatory state agency dedicated to the mission of protecting and serving Oregon's consumers and workers while supporting a positive business climate. The department administers state laws and rules governing workers' compensation, occupational safety and health, financial institutions, insurance companies and building codes. The department has consumer protection and education programs, offices, and ombudsmen to help consumers, injured workers, and businesses.

These positions are with the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA). Oregon OSHA is responsible for assuring safe and healthful working conditions for Oregon workers through promulgation and enforcement of Occupational Safety and Health Regulations, and by providing education and consultation to employees and employers.

These positions are represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

What’s in it for you:
Rewarding work in a productive and creative environment
Colleagues who are passionate about public service
Work/life balance, 10 paid holidays a year, and a competitive benefits package
Advancement and learning opportunities that will help grow your career with the State of Oregon
Live, work, and play in the Portland metropolitan area
Here’s what you will do:
As a Safety Compliance Officer, you will:

Conduct safety evaluations and investigations
Take enforcement action in a broad range of workplaces to ensure employer compliance with the Oregon Safe Employment Act
Conduct technical training
Provide abatement assistance for employers and employees
Here’s what you need to qualify:
The goal of this recruitment is to fill this position at the Occupational Safety Specialist 2 level. However, we encourage candidates who meet the Occupational Safety Specialist 1 qualifications to apply as we may consider underfilling the position for up to 36 months. Underfill candidates will be paid at the Occupational Safety Specialist 1 level salary range of $3,406 - $4,957 monthly and must meet the qualifications for the Occupational Safety Specialist 2 within 36 months of hire.

Occupational Safety Specialist 2 Minimum Qualifications:

One year of experience performing duties of an industrial safety professional or safety officer;

A Bachelor's degree in industrial safety or occupational safety and health;

An Associate's degree in industrial safety or occupational safety and health and two years of industrial safety or regulatory enforcement program experience;

Four years of industrial safety or regulatory enforcement program experience.
Occupational Safety Specialist 1 Underfill Minimum Qualifications:

One year of industrial safety program experience. The experience must include either devising or administering safe work practices using the Occupational and Safety Health rules as a basis, such as membership on a safety committee or the responsibility for administering industrial safety rules.
Requested Skills:

Strong technical occupational safety program knowledge
Outstanding professional communication skills, including verbal and written skills
Strong problem solving skills, including the ability to assist other staff with solving problems
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups
Demonstrated skill applying specific well defined rules and procedures to work performance
Demonstrated team player skills, including the willingness to collaborate, share information, and contribute to the team's success
Experience making decisions independently
Experience working with computers, including Microsoft Office products
Experience writing technical reports
Preference may be given to candidates who have experience in the construction industry or logging experience in the timber industry
Preference may be given to candidates who are able to fluently read, write, and speak Spanish
Please ensure that you clearly demonstrate in your application materials that you meet the qualifications listed and that you follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you not being considered for the job.

How to apply:
To apply for this position, click on the "Apply" button to fill out the online application and complete the questionnaire.
A resume and cover letter are required for this job posting. Please attach them in the “Resume / CV” section of the application.
Only complete applications received by the posted application deadline date will be considered.
After you apply:
Log in to your Workday account before the job announcement closes to see if you have any pending tasks or actions, and make sure to complete these tasks or actions before the job announcement closes. These can be found under the “My Applications” section.
Be sure to check both your email and Workday account for updates regarding this recruitment.
Additional information:
Please save a copy of this job announcement for your reference, as it may not be available for you to view after the job closes.
You may be asked to submit a skills assessment, a writing sample, or a video interview as part of the application screening process.
The successful candidate must have a valid driver's license and a satisfactory driving record. Prior to an offer of employment, DCBS may request that you provide an official driving record.
This position is subject to a background check for any convictions directly related to its duties and responsibilities. Only job-related convictions will be considered and will not automatically disqualify the candidate.
Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. For further information, please see the following website: Veterans Resources. NOTE: If claiming veterans’ preference please be sure to check your Workday account for pending tasks or actions under your “My Applications” section.
The Department of Consumer and Business Services does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.
Helpful links and contact information:
Learn more about DCBS

Understanding the State Application Process

Help & Support webpage

For additional information you may contact us by e-mail at or by phone at 503-378-3200.

DCBS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to workforce diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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