Occupational Safety Consultant – Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

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At ADEQ, our vision is to be the number one state in the nation in balanced, leading-edge environmental protection, through technical and operational excellence, and radical simplicity for customers and staff. We are currently looking for team members who are committed to our vision, driven to excel in their career and passionate about our mission.  Only the highest caliber employees will be successful in driving our agency towards meeting our vision. To learn more about us, our organizational habits known as the ADEQ Way, our culture, and other positions we have open, visit us at DEQ/careers

As our Occupational Safety Consultant, you will exercise considerable independent judgment within established safety program policies and procedures.  You have the authority to ensure the Agency occupational safety programs, policies, inspections, loss control surveys, complaints, referrals and trainings are completed to ensure our employees’ safety.  This position ensures the agency is in compliance with State and Federal Occupational Safety and Health standards and regulations.  You will divide your time between the primary duty of managing the internal Occupational Safety and Health Program for ADEQ and the secondary duty of providing training to support employees.

Major Responsibilities:

Safety Program Development and Compliance:

•       Develop, coordinate, implement, and maintain a comprehensive Agency-wide occupational health and safety program designed to prevent injury, occupational illness and damage to property

•       Develop agency-wide and/or program specific safety and health directives

•       Assess facility and site inspections or drills, job hazards analyses, and other evaluations to identify hazards and potential risks

•       Maintain agency safety related manuals, including preparation and distribution of appropriate updates

•       Determine applicability of administrative and regulatory requirements and other health and safety laws and implement applicable regulations and standards

•       Maintain current knowledge of state and federal legislation, regulations and practices in safety and health and advise agency management regarding the impact on agency operations

Safety Program Training:

•       Establish and implement safety training objectives and provide safety/health related training

•       Maintain records and a database of employee training, medical examinations, licenses, and certifications


Ideal candidate will have:

·        Bachelor’s degree in safety management, occupational safety, industrial engineering, environmental health, or a closely related field

·        5+ years of experience in areas such as safety, accident prevention, environmental health, industrial hygiene or occupational risk management

·        Certification as an Associate in Risk Management, Associate Safety Professional, and/or Certified Safety Professional is desirable

·        Knowledge of OSHA, ADEQ, ADOSH laws, ordinances, rules and regulations on occupational safety and health; principles of hazardous materials and waste management, RCRA and OSHA classifications; principles and techniques of employee training; safety compliance and general liability risk management issues

·        Ability to plan, organize, promote, and implement a comprehensive health/safety program


First review of resumes will occur on 5/24/19.  Recruitment will remain open until position is filled.


Among the many benefits of a career with the State of Arizona, there are:

·        10 paid holidays per year

·        Accrual of sick and annual leave beginning at 12 and 13 days per year respectively for full-time employees

·        A top-ranked retirement program with 100% employer matched contribution

·        A robust and affordable insurance  plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability

·        An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program

·        We promote the importance of work/life balance by offering workplace flexibility

·        We offer a variety of learning and career development opportunities

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Arizona State Government is an AA/EEO/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Hired employees will be subject to E-Verify. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting HPO@azdeq.gov. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.     Having trouble applying?    Email HRIShelpdesk@azdoa.gov or call 602-542-4700 for assistance