This position provides on-site industrial hygiene and occupational safety consultation services to private-sector employers located within the state of Wisconsin. The person working in this position is expected to continuously and progressively develop and utilize professional expertise in performance of industrial hygiene and occupational safety consultation services. Work activities include the identification, recognition, and evaluation of occupational health and safety hazards, and determination of appropriate hazard control methods. Supervision of work activities will progress from close to general supervision as the incumbent's knowledge, skill, and ability increases through training and field experience.
Percent of time spent on various work activities is based on program needs and is at the discretion of the supervisor.
This position is based in Madison, WI and involves pre-scheduled statewide travel and work, including occasional (20-40%) overnight travel, dependent upon client location. All required supplies and equipment, including use of a state-owned vehicle, is provided.
The routine and expected hours of work for this position are 7:45am to 4:30pm, daily, Monday - Friday. Many consultation visits require work outside of these hours, dependent upon the nature of services to be provided and the clients' hours of operation; temporary "flex-time" is available when this occurs.
Prospective Spring 2019 graduates earning a qualifying degree will recieve full consideration for this position
Environmental Health Specialist: A master's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university in a field of study that is directly relevant to the practice of industrial hygiene (such as, but not limited to: occupational safety, industrial hygiene, public health, engineering, business, chemistry, or biology).
Environmental Health Specialist: 2 to 5 years of directly-related work experience (professional-level, internship, or student employment).
Associate Environmental Health Specialist: A 4-year Bachelor of Science Degree from a regionally-accredited college or university in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Engineering, or in Industrial Hygiene or Safety from an ABET-accredited program, OR at least 60 semester hours of science, math, engineering, or science-based technology (15 hours at the junior, senior, or graduate level).
Associate Environmental Health Specialist: 0 to 2 years of directly-related work experience (professional-level, internship, or student employment).
Position level will be determined based upon education and years of experience.
About Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene
The Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH) with 350 staff, five technical divisions, and a budget in excess of $40,000,000 serves as the public and environmental health laboratory for the State of Wisconsin. A part of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, the WSLH is the laboratory for nearly 100 Local Health Departments and provides laboratory services, training, and data services to 130+ clinical and hospital laboratories, , EMS/HAZMAT, local water utilities, waste treatment plants, coroners' offices, local law enforcement, and state and local environmental resource management officials. The OSHA 21(d) On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program for Wisconsin (“WisCon”) offers free on-site consultation services to assist Wisconsin’s small businesses in meeting their occupational safety and industrial hygiene needs. The program employs 12 safety and health consultants, including safety specialists and industrial hygienists. Outstanding training and education, mentoring, and other professional development opportunities make WisCon an ideal place for safety and health practioners to grow and apply their knowledge and skills. https://slh.wisc.e...du/wiscon
The University of Wisconsin-Madison ranks as one of the top research universities in the country. As a part of the UW-Madison, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene scientists and staff participate in this vibrant research and education community, fostering partnerships with academic departments and performing vital human and environmental health research. WSLH staff also provide education and training to undergraduate and graduate students, physicians in training and working professionals in the areas of clinical, environmental and occupational health and safety. As the State’s public and environmental health laboratory since 1903, the WSLH offers the successful applicant the unique opportunity to combine laboratory management with applied public health science.
Madison has consistently been ranked by many national surveys as a top community in which to live, work, play, and raise a family. Wisconsin’s capital city boasts a vibrant city economy, abundant bike paths, access to multiple lakes and outdoor activities, an excellent school system, and a multi-million dollar arts district. Madison has attitude and character that quite simply make it a great place to live.
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