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OSHA Safety Officer I

at North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Pay: $46203 to $78218/year
$46203 - $78218
Posted: 9/26/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2563739

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Description of Work

Recruitment Range - $46,203 - $52,228
The North Carolina Department of Labor is charged by statute with promoting the health, safety and general well-being of the workers in the state. The laws and programs the Department administers affect every worker in the state.   The Department is organized into three primary divisions which carry out the Department's principle regulatory, enforcement and promotional programs, and the administrative operations. The three primary divisions have divisions, bureaus and offices under each, which carry out the specific and specialized portions of the NCDOL mission.  The Department employs approximately 385 employees.    To learn more about the NC Department of Labor, please visit our website at

The Occupational Safety and Health Division (OSH Division or OSHNC) of the Department of Labor, under the direction of the North Carolina Deputy Commissioner of Labor, is the lead state agency with the responsibility of fostering safe and healthy workplaces for more than four million employees and migrant workers in more than two hundred seventy-five thousand workplaces in North Carolina by educating, developing, and enforcing compliance to safety, health, and agriculture laws, rules, regulations, and standards.   
OSH Compliance Bureaus:    OSH Compliance, comprised of the East and West Bureaus, conducts inspections to identify safety and health hazards that are in violation of OSHA standards, documents those violations, and then issues the appropriate citations and penalties per established procedures.  The Compliance inspectors identify corrective measures for each hazard and work closely with the employer to ensure implementation of those measures.  They investigate safety & health complaints filed by employees as well as accidents, fatalities, and catastrophic events in the workplace, and assist with training & outreach activities statewide.

This position is located in the Raleigh OSHA field office.

Safety Compliance Officer (SCO) position requires identifying workplace hazards (and potential hazards); recommending citations for alleged violations and making appropriate referrals; inspecting a variety of establishments; performing safety and health hazard assessments; evaluating employer's hazard abatement efforts; preparing reports, investigating fatalities, accidents and complaints as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Act. No more than a 50-mile commute to the Raleigh OSHA Field Office is required.  
A valid Drivers License is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

  • The SCO with an understanding of industrial engineering concepts, must be knowledgeable and decisive in consistently applying the OSHNC standards. 
  • The SCO must be a self motivated professional who has outstanding time management and database management skills. 
  • The SCO must be physically, mentally and emotionally capable of conducting independent inspections. 
  • The SCO must have excellent documentation and writing skills to write legally defensible reports and must be proficient in keyboarding using word processing programs, i.e. Wordperfect and Microsoft Word.   
  • The SCO will be required to evaluate and make recommendations on unusual problems. 
  • The SCO will have excellent verbal communication skills.  Duties include speaking with complainants, employers, state and local agencies (including law enforcement) and NCDOL personnel.  

Management Preference:
Ability to speak and understand Spanish is preferred.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor s degree preferably with a major in occupational safety, industrial management or technology, industrial engineering, industrial arts, engineering operations, or a closely-related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of experience in occupational safety and health inspections; or Associate s degree in industrial safety and health technology, or a closely-related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution and five years of experience in occupational safety and health inspections; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental and Contact Information

If you are the chosen candidate for the position you will be required to submit a 10-year CERTIFIED driving record as a condition of employment.

This job posting is for one position only.  In order to be considered for other vacancies, you must apply for each one.

To apply for this position, please click APPLY link above.  
SEE ATTACHED RESUME WILL RESULT IN AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION. To receive credit, all experience must be included in the work history sections.  Any information omitted from the application but included in the resume will not be considered for qualifying credit. Faxed applications will not be accepted.

Persons eligible for veteran preference must submit a copy of Form DD-214.

NCDOL uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified applicants. When a salary range or recruitment range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. All post-high school degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions. 

The State of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account. Processing applications will take an average of 6 – 8 weeks due to the high volume of applications received. It is not necessary to contact the Human Resources Office to check the status of an application. Upon the closing date, applications are "Under Review" and will be screened by Human Resources for the most qualified applicants.

For technical issues with your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627. If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact:
NC Department of Labor
Human Resources Division
Beth Benson