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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
$53,904.00 - $79,944.00 Annually 
Location:
Vancouver, Washington
Country:
United States
Job Categories:
IH Specialist: Single site
IH Specialist: Multi-site
IH Consultant
EH&S-related internship or entry-level
Safety Consultant
Industry Segments:
Government / Public Sector
Experience level:
1-2 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Reference Number:
2019-05297

Industrial Hygienist 3

Industrial Hygienist 3, In-Training

Washington is America's Top State according to U.S. News (2019) and we provide one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.  Here at the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I), we believe that your voice matters.  We value our employees and offer flexible schedules that respect your work/life balance.  In addition, L&I is a diverse state agency dedicated to the safety and health and security of Washington's 2.5 million workers. 

Are you ready for new and exciting challenges?  We are in need of an Industrial Hygienist within our Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) program, Vancouver. In this role, you will focus on enforcing health standards by addressing existing and potential occupational hazards that can cause serious illness and disease while maintaining composure and sensitivity during difficult conversations with employers and employees.

You'll be relied upon for your ability to assess exposure to noise, chemicals, blood borne pathogens, and other physical and biological agents. Your skills will also be essential in evaluating ventilation, confined spaces, personal protective equipment, and written health and safety programs.  

If selected for this position you will conduct enforcement inspections and investigations and determine compliance with standards for safety and health hazards while exercising your authority and issuing citations including orders and notices of immediate restraint.  Bring your talent to our team by applying now!

Duties

Some of what you'll do:

 

  • Perform complex, technical and large-scale inspections, including accident investigations, of workplaces to determine the type and extent of chemical, biological and physical occupational health hazards.
  • Collect air and bulk samples of dusts, mists, fumes, gases, vapors and other hazardous materials.
  • Perform opening conferences with employer and employee representatives. Conduct walk around inspections of work sites, take field notes, photos and video, and make observations.
  • Conduct interviews; review safety data sheets, written safety programs, reports, and records provided by employer and employee representatives.
  • Prepare and calibrate industrial hygiene sampling equipment for use.
  • Apply techniques for analysis and measurement of noise, non-ionizing radiation, vibration, thermal stress and chemical exposure.
  • Determine employers' compliance and non-compliance with safety and health standards and take appropriate actions consistent with laws, standards, manuals, and policies.
  • Critically evaluate use of protective methods, personal protective equipment, safe work practices, and engineering controls.
  • Prepare and present verbal and written reports of investigations.
  • Make suggestions for abatement and provide materials to assist with compliance. Follow up on progress and effectiveness of changes instituted.
  • Answer questions from the public regarding health hazards and applicable standards on the phone and in person.

 

Qualifications

Who should apply?
Industrial Hygienist 3 In-training

A Bachelor's degree involving major study in occupational safety and/or health, industrial hygiene, chemistry, physics, chemical, mechanical or sanitary engineering, environmental science, nursing, medicine, biology or related field AND 1 year of experience as an industrial hygienist, safety and health manager, safety and health consultant, or as a chemist or engineer working on environmental health or air sanitation problems. A Master's degree involving major study in industrial hygiene or related field will substitute for 1 year of experience.
 
Industrial Hygienist 3
A Bachelor's degree involving major study in occupational safety and/or health, industrial hygiene, chemistry, physics, chemical, mechanical or sanitary engineering, environmental science, nursing, medicine, biology, or related field AND 3 years of experience as an industrial hygienist. A Master's degree involving major study in industrial hygiene or related field will substitute for 1 year of industrial hygiene experience.
 
Bilingual persons of all languages are encouraged to apply. Spanish language preferred.  Bilingual jobs include a 5% salary increase for dual language responsibilities.     

What we're looking for:

 

  • Skills in recognition, evaluation and control of occupational health hazards.
  • Skills in sampling and direct measuring techniques for noise and chemical exposure.
  • Able to effectively manage time and organize multiple assignments involving competing priorities.
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Skilled handling highly stressful and adverse situations.
  • Research and analytical skills; identify, collect, organize and document information and data.
  • Ability to use a personal computer; produce accurate work products, access information and navigate the Internet.
  • Honest, forthright and professional in all interactions.
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) is desirable.
  • Valid Driver License.