Safety Inspector

State of Michigan - Monroe, MI (30+ days ago)3.9


ARE YOU LOOKING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF WORKING MEN AND WOMEN?

This position covers Monroe and Wayne Counties.

To be considered for this position, you must create an account with the State of Michigan jobs website (also known as NEOGOV).

TO APPLY FOR THIS JOB, YOU MUST GO TO THE STATE OF MICHIGAN JOB SITE. GO TO THIS WEB PAGE https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan AND SEARCH FOR "SAFETY OFFICER".

The Safety Officer can live anywhere in the county. Safety Officers work from their home. Safety Officers living outside the county must park their state vehicle overnight in a secure location inside the county.

.

Job Description

The Workplace Safety Representative (also known as a Compliance Officer or Safety Officer) inspects workplaces to ensure they are in compliance with Michigan occupational safety regulations, as delineated in the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act (MIOSH Act) and its rules. Inspections are conducted in response to employee complaints; referrals from other government agencies; employer reports of inpatient hospitalizations, amputations, or loss of eye; fatalities; and priority lists of random and targeted establishments. The WSR covers a broad range of general industry workplaces, including manufacturing, governmental, agricultural, retail, wholesale, service, transportation, and healthcare. The WSR documents their inspection activities in electronic case files, which can include proposed citations, and which are reviewed by supervisors for final issuance. The primary objective of the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) is to reduce the number of workplace injuries and fatalities.

The full version of the job specification can be found at the Michigan Civil Service website at: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdcs/WorkplaceSafetyRepresentative_396867_7.pdf

Required Education and Experience

Education

Possession of a bachelor’s degree in any major. A high school degree is sufficient if the employee meets the alternative education and experience requirements (see below).

Experience

Workplace Safety Representative 9

No specific type or mount 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.

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.

Additional Information

To be considered for this position, you must create an account with the State of Michigan jobs website (also known as NEOGOV).

TO APPLY FOR THIS JOB, YOU MUST GO TO THE STATE OF MICHIGAN JOB SITE. GO TO THIS WEB PAGE https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan AND SEARCH FOR "SAFETY OFFICER".

Once you have opened the job posting at the State of Michigan website, then click on the APPLY button at the upper right, and follow the prompts and instructions. It can take an hour to accurately and fully finish the on-line job application. Please fill out the application in its entirety. If you cannot complete all the fields, you can return to the application at a later time before submitting it for this position.

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 employee 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

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $20.00 to $25.00 /hour

Education:

  • Bachelor's

License:

  • Driver's License