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OSH COMPLIANCE HYGIENIST I

Recruitment #17-000636-0001

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

10946 Golden West Drive, Hunt Valley, MD 21031

Main Purpose of Job

An Occupational Safety and Health Compliance Hygienist I is the entry level of work at the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation involving the inspection, research and analysis of the effect of chemical or physical workplace hazards on worker health. Employees help to control or eliminate workplace hazards through compliance and enforcement measures designed to provide corrective action for violators of the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Law.

POSITION DUTIES

Participates in formal and on-the-job training programs related to safety and health inspection.  Learns how to interpret complex technical standards, policies and procedures necessary for enforcement of the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Law.  

Under supervision, observes and participates in routine safety and health inspections and interventions in private and public sector establishments.  

Develops, prepares and submits oral and/or written reports of field activity as required and requested.   Performs other duties as assigned by management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in industrial hygiene, physical science or life science which includes twelve credit semester hours in chemistry and eighteen additional semester credit hours in any combination of the following: chemistry, physics, engineering, health physics, environmental health, biostatistics, biology, physiology, toxicology, epidemiology or industrial hygiene.

 Experience: None.

 Note: 1. Experience inspecting, researching and analyzing chemical and physical workplace hazards affecting employee health may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement and Compliance classifications or General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement and Compliance specialty codes in the Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, and Compliance field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • Professional certification in industrial hygiene or occupational safety and health (such as CIH, CSP, ASP)
  • Related experience such as performing occupational safety and health inspections, identifying and assessing occupational exposures affecting employee health, operating industrial hygiene equipment.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Candidates appointed to positions in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the Division of Unemployment Insurance (DLLR/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to DLLR/DUI as a result of unemployment insurance overpayment/fraud. Any unpaid debt may have an impact on whether or not a candidate is offered employment.

Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Applicants must provide sufficient information on the application to show they meet the qualifications for this recruitment. RESUMES ARE NOT ACCETABALE AND ARE NOT CONSIDERED IN THE SELECTION/EXAMINATION PROCESS.

All information concerning the qualification, including any required documentation (diploma, transcripts, certificate, etc.) must be submitted and received by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered.

Applications that meet the minimum and/or selective qualifications will be referred to the hiring manager for interview selection. Units will select those candidates most closely demonstrating the qualifications for interview.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS

The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Military Veterans may qualify for additional bonus points towards certification. A copy of your proof of eligibility (DD 214) for Veterans’ Credit must be in this office and completely verified before Veterans’ Credit will be approved.  Permanent State employees do not need to submit proof of eligibility for Veterans’ Credit. 

If you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may contact Felicia Ransome at 410-230-6306, submit via mail to felicia.ransome@maryland.gov or deliver in person to address listed below. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.

PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR EMAIL UNSOLICITED DOCUMENTATION

Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:

DLLR Office of Human Resources
Attn: 17-000636-0001 OSH COMPLIANCE HYGIENIST I
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 100
Baltimore, MD 21201

The MD State Application Form can be found online

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of DLLR that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.