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State of Michigan Safety Officer (WSR 9-12) in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Job Description

Performs and completes a variety of professional assignments involving the review, investigation, and analysis of workplace operations, environment, equipment, and production methods in a broad range of general industry workplaces to ensure the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act (MIOSH Act) and other workplace safety rules and regulations are appropriately adhered to providing a safe and healthy work environment for Michigan workers. Applies knowledge, practices, rules, policies and regulations related to industry standards to minimize potential safety and health risks in the workplace.

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Required Education and Experience

Education

Possession of a bachelor's degree in any major.

Experience

Workplace Safety Representative 9

No specific type or amount is required.

Workplace Safety Representative 10

One year of professional experience conducting workplace safety investigations and analysis equivalent to a Workplace Safety Representative 9.

Workplace Safety Representative P11

Two years of professional experience conducting workplace safety investigations and analysis equivalent to a Workplace Safety Representative 9, or one year equivalent to a Workplace Safety Representative 10.

Workplace Safety Representative 12

Three years of professional experience conducting workplace safety investigations and analysis equivalent to a Workplace Safety Representative 9, including two years equivalent to a Workplace Safety Representative 10 or one year equivalent to a Workplace Safety Representative P11.

Alternate Education and Experience

Alternate Education and Experience

Workplace Safety Representative 10

Educational level typically acquired through completion of high school, AND 1) One year of responsibility for workplace safety in a general industry environment, or, 2) One year of experience investigating/inspecting industrial plants for compliance with occupational safety standards.

Workplace Safety Representative P11

Educational level typically acquired through completion of high school, AND 1) Two years of experience investigating/inspecting industrial plants for compliance with occupational safety standards or, 2) Two years of responsibility for workplace safety in a general industry environment, or, 3) Six years of experience in continuous heavy commercial or industrial construction, two years of which shall have been as a journey level skilled trade worker. Completion of a construction skilled trade apprenticeship program can be substituted for two of the six years of experience as a journey level skilled trade worker.

Workplace Safety Representative 12

Educational level typically acquired through the completion of high school, AND 1) Three years of experience investigating/inspecting industrial plants for compliance with occupational safety standards, or 2) Three years of responsibility for workplace safety in a general industry environment, OR 3) Seven years of experience in continuous heavy commercial or industrial constructions or three years of which shall have been a journey level skilled trade worker. Completion of a construction skilled trade apprenticeship program can be substituted for two of the seven years of experience as a journey level skilled trade worker.

Additional Requirements and Information

Special Requirements, Licenses, and Certifications

Some positions may require candidates to pass a hyperbaric tunnel physical as a portion of the

interview process in order to ensure the ability to perform safety investigations in a pressurized tunnel.

View the entire job specification at: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdcs/WorkplaceSafetyRepresentative3968677.pdf

Attach a copy of your resume to the job application.

Attach a copy of your college/university transcript(s), if you have completed any college/university.

Attach a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position.

Workplace Safety Representatives work from a home office (that is, their home) rather than a State office building.

The Workplace Safety Representative is issued a state vehicle, which must be parked overnight in a secure location in the county to which the position is assigned. Examples of a secure location are the employee's home and the parking lot of any governmental facility.

A typical 40-hour workweek of a Workplace Safety Representative could include an equivalent of two days in the field conducting inspections; two days at home documenting the inspection results in a case file; and one day performing administrative duties and attending meetings and training.

This position involves an initial orientation and training period for the first 3-5 months. During this period the new employee is required to be in Lansing at least half of the weeks. The new employees is typically expected to stay overnight in Lansing Monday night to Thursday night unless he or she lives 75 miles or less from Lansing. The state reimburses employees for travel expenses.

Candidates must pass a pre-employment drug test.

Candidates should possess the following computer skills:

  • A basic understanding of an operating system (e.g., Microsoft Windows) and how to navigate through it.
  • How to draft, edit, and save basic documents (e.g., in Microsoft Word).
  • How to use Outlook, including how to draft emails, edit, reply, forward, and attach documents/photos.
  • How to use the Calendar in Outlook.
  • A basic understanding of how to open, navigate, complete, and create spreadsheets (e.g., Microsoft Excel worksheet) and other required documents.
  • How to navigate internal drives, back up data, burn discs, and use flash-drives.

Salary: $20.49 - $33.73 Hourly

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Job Type: Permanent Full Time

Department: Licensing and Regulatory Affairs - LARA

Job Number: 6401-19-MIOSHA 27 WSR 9-12 KEN

Closing: 6/25/2019 5:00 PM Eastern

Bargaining Unit: MICHIGAN STATE EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION (MSEA)

Agency: State of Michigan

Address: 400 South Pine Street Lansing, Michigan, 48909

Phone: (800) 788-1766

Website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan

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