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Job Description

02/08/2018 02/15/2018
COOLIDGE 50,000.00-55,773.00

Department of Economic Security

Providing Opportunity, Assistance and Care for Arizonans in need!


Division of Business and Finance

2800 N. Highway 87

Coolidge, AZ 85128


The Occupational Safety Consultant performs highly responsible tasks in developing the Department’s risk management and loss control program, investigating work environments for conditions of compliance, and enforcing State and Federal Occupational Safety and Health standards, regulations, laws, rules and codes.  This position supports the Arizona Training Program at Coolidge.


-          Conduct inspections of DES facilities for life safety and environmental compliance with State and Federal Occupational Safety and Health standards, regulations, laws, rules, and codes 

-          Prepare inspections reports

-          Routinely review and complete reports on building evacuation policy, evacuation process, annual fire safety evacuation, emergency planning and plan development, and drills and rehearsals

-          Write detailed reports based on studies, research, analysis, and evaluation of data pertaining to assigned risk management projects 

-          Respond to requests for information and provide interpretation of requirements set forth in the Occupational Safety and Health Standards, Loss Control rules and regulations, and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations  

-          Review, revise, and write policy and operating procedures 

-          Develop and conduct employee training on various Risk Management topics

-          Function as Asbestos Coordinator 

-          Review tenant improvements and construction projects for ADA, Fire, Safety, Health, and Environmental exposure 

-          Organize quotes, coordinate work schedules with Building Construction Specialists, and ensure vendors and contracts are funded timely


Knowledge of:

-          ADA of 1990, ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (effective January 1, 2009) and Revised ADA Regulations Implementing Title II and Title III dated July 23, 2010

-          Commercial and residential building design and construction pertaining to Federal ADA Code compliance; Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act (OSHA General Duty Clause) and the U.S. Department of Labor standards

-          Possess OSHA/ADOSH training on ADA/Ergonomics best practices familiarity with assessing work-related factors that may pose risk

-          EPA guidelines, including Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

Skill in:

-          Analyzing and evaluating wide variety of inspection and investigation data to include test results, reports and plans; draw logical conclusions and implement effective actions

-          Using and operating a variety of safety, monitoring, and testing equipment, and interpreting results

-          Oral and written communication

-          Interpersonal relations as applied to contact with representatives of other governmental agencies, other agency employees, and the public

-          Fiscal control of projects

-          Microsoft Office Suite

Ability to:

-          Assess, calculate, and determine ADA requirements in commercial and residential buildings

-          Read, interpret, and modify floor plans utilizing AutoCAD LT drafting software; implement ADA Code specification

-          Assess work-related factors that may pose risk and make recommendations

-          Establish effective working relationships

-          Speak and write effectively


-          A Bachelor's degree in Occupational Health and Safety.  Four years of experience in identifying, preventing, and eliminating safety hazards in work methods or environmental conditions in government or private sector workplaces.  Significant knowledge and experience with ADA-related activities, OSHA and EPA regulations.   AHERA certification from accredited provider.


-          Possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment.  Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).


 The Department of Economic Security offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 

-          Sick leave

-          Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year

-          Health and dental insurance

-          Retirement plan

-          Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

-          Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). 

Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact Patricia Beasley at 602-542-8904 for assistance.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting [email protected] or 602-771-2870.  Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


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