American Industrial Hygiene Association

L&I Industrial Hygienist 3 (In-training) - DOSH Compliance

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WA St. Dept. of Labor & Industries
Tacoma, Washington, United States
5 days ago

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Mission: Keep Washington Safe and Working!  Our Values: Customer Focus, One L&I, Respect, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Learning and Growth, Reliability.
**IN ADDITION TO THE SALARY MENTIONED IN THIS POSTING:**
*****Certain L&I compliance program positions, including this one, will receive a 7.5% temporary wage increase. This temporary wage increase is in addition to the employee’s base salary noted and expires on June 30, 2023.
 
*****Within the Department of Labor & Industries, conditional to serious hazard exposure as defined by RCW 49.17.180(6): Industrial Hygienists and Safety & Health Specialists will be compensated basic salary plus ten percent (10%) for each hour they are required to use personal protective equipment (excluding hard hats, boots, hearing and eye protection) to enter a hazardous worksite to consult, inspect or investigate where serious hazards are present.


Washington is America's Top State according to U.S. News (2021) and we provide one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.  Here at the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I), we believe that your voice matters.  We value our employees and their work-life balance by encouraging flexible schedules.  In addition, L&I is a diverse state agency dedicated to the safety and health and security of Washington's 3.3 million workers. Learn more about L&I, the employer of choice.
 
Please Note: 
This position can be filled as an Industrial Hygienist 3 (IH3) or as an in-training (IH2) opportunity to develop the required skills within this specialized field. If filled as an Industrial Hygienist 3 in-training (IH2), you will need to successfully complete a formal training plan. The plan is designed to provide classroom and on the job training to encourage qualified and enthusiastic individuals to exert their best effort to learn and enhance their skills. Upon successful competition of the in-training plan, you will progressively advance to the goal of Industrial Hygienist 3.
 
Are you ready for new and exciting challenges? We are in need of an Industrial Hygienist to join our Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), in the Tacoma office. In this role, you will focus on enforcing health standards by addressing existing and potential occupational hazards that can cause serious illness and disease while maintaining composure and sensitivity during difficult conversations with employers and employees. You will be relied upon for your ability to assess exposure to noise, chemicals, blood borne pathogens, and other physical and biological agents. Your skills will also be essential in evaluating ventilation, confined spaces, personal protective equipment, and written health and safety programs.

You will perform routine and complex workplace inspections and investigations for all types of occupational health hazards. Inspections are conducted in all industries where DOSH has jurisdiction to determine compliance with DOSH worker safety and health standards to prevent occupational illness and disease. You will conduct accident investigations of fatalities, catastrophes, serious injuries, and determines direct and indirect causes of the accidents. You will also investigate employee complaints and general referrals. As an Industrial Hygienist 3 you will lead complex inspections involving other safety inspectors and industrial hygienists and assist in training new inspectors providing technical assistance in abatement of hazards. 

If selected for this position you will conduct on-site inspections to determine compliance with standards while exercising your judgment and providing recommendations to correct occupational health hazards. Bring your talent to our team by applying now!
 
Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader), state employees must be fully vaccinated which will be verified by Human Resources prior to your first day of employment.  Please contact Lori Hensin (she/her/hers) at lori235@lni.wa.gov if you need information on medical or religious accommodation.

 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, telework is temporarily expected for most positions, including this one. The vaccine mandate applies to all employees regardless of teleworking status. This position works directly with customers in the field. Due to the nature of this position’s work, the incumbent of this position will be expected at times to telework, report to work at an L&I office or in a location out in the field. 
When asked to work in the office, the duty station for this position is: Tacoma, Washington.Duties

Some of what you'll do:

  • Perform complex inspections and investigations in most industries to determine compliance with WISHA workplace health standards.
  • Identify, evaluate and recommend abatement methods for occupational health hazards.
  • Conduct accident investigations of fatalities, catastrophes and serious injuries to determine causes.
  • Use industrial hygiene sampling equipment and techniques to collect air and bulk samples of dusts, mists, fumes, gases, vapors and other hazardous materials.
  • Measure airborne chemical exposures; measure noise frequency and intensity, airflows, temperatures and humidity.
  • Conduct pre- and post-inspection calibrations.
  • Perform opening conferences with employer and employee representatives. Conduct walk around assessments of work sites, take field notes, photos and video, and make observations.
  • Conduct interviews; review safety data sheets, written safety programs, reports, and records provided by employer and employee representatives.
  • Organize, write and edit comprehensive investigative reports; prepare reports and summaries.
  • Prepare and input documentation data, citations wording, penalties, and/or recommendations.
  • Appear and testify as a State witness at re-assumption hearings, before the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals, and civil cases.
  • Answer questions from the public regarding health hazards and applicable standards on the phone and in person.
  • And much more!

Qualifications

Who should apply? 
REQUIRED:

  • Must possess a valid unrestricted driver license and may not have convictions for driving under the influence or driving offenses that endangered or harmed others within the past 7 years.

Industrial Hygienist 3 In-training (IH2)

  • A Bachelor's degree in occupational safety and/or health, industrial hygiene, chemistry, physics, chemical, mechanical or sanitary engineering, environmental science, nursing, medicine, biology or related field

AND

  • ONE year of experience as an industrial hygienist, safety and health manager, safety and health consultant, or as a chemist or engineer working on environmental health or air sanitation problems. A Master's degree involving major study in industrial hygiene will substitute for 1 year of experience.

Industrial Hygienist 3

  • A Bachelor's degree in occupational safety and/or health, industrial hygiene, chemistry, physics, chemical, mechanical or sanitary engineering, environmental science, nursing, medicine, biology or related field

AND

  • Three years of experience as an industrial hygienist. (Industrial Hygiene experience must include the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and management of occupational health hazards such as chemical, physical and biological}.

*Please Note: A Master's degree involving major study in industrial hygiene will substitute for 1 year of industrial hygiene experience.
 
DESIRED: 

  • Bilingual preferred; persons of all languages are encouraged to apply. *Bilingual jobs include a 5% salary increase for dual language responsibilities.

What we're looking for:

  • Skills in recognition, evaluation and control of occupational health hazards.
  • Skills in sampling and direct measuring techniques for noise and chemical exposure.
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Willing and able to work with hostile clients or customers (both internal and external).
  • Research and analytical skills; identify, collect, organize and document information and data.
  • Ability to use a personal computer; produce accurate work products, access information and navigate the Internet.
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene is desirable.
  • Valid Driver License.
  • Enforcing Laws, Rules and Regulations--Enforces governmental laws, rules and regulations, and initiates enforcement actions in such a way that the public perceives as fair, objective and reasonable.

Supplemental Information

Supplemental Information
If hired as a IH3 In-Training (IH2) the monthly salary range is:
  Range 56: $4,627 – 6,063
 
  If hired as a IH3 the monthly salary range is:
  Range 61: $5,229 – 6,862

**IN ADDITION TO THE SALARY MENTIONED IN THIS POSTING:**
*****Certain L&I compliance program positions, including this one, will receive a 7.5% temporary wage increase. This temporary wage increase is in addition to the employee’s base salary noted and expires on June 30, 2023.
 
*****Within the Department of Labor & Industries, conditional to serious hazard exposure as defined by RCW 49.17.180(6): Industrial Hygienists and Safety & Health Specialists will be compensated basic salary plus ten percent (10%) for each hour they are required to use personal protective equipment (excluding hard hats, boots, hearing and eye protection) to enter a hazardous worksite to consult, inspect or investigate where serious hazards are present.


Application Process:  
The top candidates will be contacted directly to interview for this position. Because the selection will be based on information provided by you, it is in your best interest to identify the knowledge, skills and abilities that address the mandatory and desirable qualifications described in the announcement.
 
Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. A letter of interest describing specific qualifications.
  2. A current resume detailing applicable experience and education.
  3. A list of at least three professional references with current telephone numbers. 

**IMPORTANT**: DO NOT attach or place any information about your vaccination status, including listing the Governor Mandate as a reason for leaving employment, within the application, resume, or cover letter. If you do, we will reject your application. If we reject your application, we are doing so to safeguard others from receiving your confidential information. You will need to remove the confidential information before you can apply again.
 
Other Information:

  • Offer of hire is contingent upon completion of a background check that includes a criminal record history review.   
  • Positions requiring travel must have a valid unrestricted driver's license and must be insured if driving a privately owned vehicle on state business.
  • This position is represented by the ­Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE).
  • Candidates who are offered a job with L&I must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa now or in the future.
  • The Department of Labor & Industries complies with the employment eligibility verification requirements of the federal Form, I-9. The selected candidate must be able to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States consistent with the requirements of that form on the first day of employment. 
  • Please note: This announcement may be used to fill multiple permanent and/or non-permanent positions.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Employer
Here at Labor & Industries our employees come from all walks of life as do we. We strive to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
 
We believe in the importance of recognizing the value each of us contribute to the success of the mission of the agency. Having a diverse workforce is this agency’s greatest resource of strength and knowledge. It is through the combination of talents and abilities that we can pursue finding effective measures on how we can provide the best customer service. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone and we strongly mean everyone.
 
The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need accommodation in the application process or testing process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 902-5700. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service.  
 
You are welcome to include the name and pronoun you would like to be referred to in your materials and we will honor this as you interact with our award-winning diverse and inclusive organization.



Job Information

  • Job ID: 63288937
  • Location:
    Tacoma, Washington, United States
  • Position Title: L&I Industrial Hygienist 3 (In-training) - DOSH Compliance
  • Company Name For Job: WA St. Dept. of Labor & Industries
  • Job Function: Industrial Hygienist
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Salary: $55,524.00 - $82,344.00 (Yearly Salary)

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