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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
$60,924.00 - $88,236.00 Annually 
Location:
Seattle, Washington
Country:
United States
Job Categories:
IH Specialist: Single site
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Industry Segments:
Government / Public Sector
Experience level:
0-1 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Reference Number:
2019-11356

Industrial Hygienist 3, In-Training

 L&I Industrial Hygienist 3, In-Training, Tukwila/Bellevue/Seattle

Our Mission: Keep Washington Safe and Working!  Our Values: Customer Focus, One L&I, Respect, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Learning and Growth, Reliability.
 
Please Note: The duty station for this position can be flexible within Tukwila, Bellevue or Seattle.  
 
WFSE CBA 42.21  King County Premium Pay
Employees assigned to a permanent duty station in King County will receive five (5) percent Premium Pay calculated from their base salary. When an employee is no longer permanently assigned to a King County duty station they will not be eligible for this premium pay.

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).  In this role, you will enforce health standards by inspecting workplaces to address existing and potential occupational hazards.  King County is the commerce capitol of Washington State; we need a talented industrial hygienist to join our team of professionals to help keep our community safe and working. 

You'll be relied upon to assess exposures to physical, chemical and biological agents. Your skills will also be essential in evaluating hazards and programs in a wide variety of businesses such as construction in downtown Seattle, marijuana grow facilities, state-of-the-art research and development institutions, sports teams, entertainment clubs, aerospace businesses, asbestos abatement sites, healthcare facilities, and so much more. Working with us, you will discover emerging hazards and help to protect workers on the front lines of technological changes.

If selected for this position you will conduct enforcement inspections and investigations and determine compliance with standards for safety and health hazards with a team of experienced and enthusiastic professionals.  Bring your talent and expertise to our team by applying now!

Some of what you'll do:

  • Perform complex, safety and health surveys and audits to identify, evaluate and recommend controls for occupational health hazards, including chemical, biological and physical agents.
  • Advise employers of methods to eliminate unsafe work practices, including ergonomic hazards.
  • Use industrial hygiene sampling equipment and techniques for analysis and measurement of noise, non-ionizing radiation, vibration, temperatures, and chemical exposure for comparison with exposure limits.
  • Perform opening conferences with employer and employee representatives. Conduct walk around assessments 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.
  • 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 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 will substitute for 1 year of experience.
 
Industrial Hygienist 3
A Bachelor's degree 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. (Industrial Hygiene experience must include the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and management of occupational health hazards such as chemical, physical and biological).

Please Note: A Master's degree involving major study in industrial hygiene will substitute for 1 year of industrial hygiene experience.

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.
  • 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.
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene is desirable.
  • Valid Driver License.
  • Bilingual preferred; persons of all languages are encouraged to apply. Bilingual jobs include a 5% salary increase for dual language responsibilities. 
       

Within the Department of Labor & Industries, conditional to serious hazard exposure as defined by RCW 49.17.180(6): Industrial Hygienists and Safety & Health Specialists will be compensated basic salary plus ten percent (10%) for each hour they are required to use personal protective equipment (excluding hard hats, boots, hearing and eye protection) to enter a hazardous worksite to consult, inspect or investigate where serious hazards are present.

Application process:  

The top candidates will be contacted directly to interview for this position. Because the selection will be based on information provided by you, it is in your best interest to identify the knowledge, skills and abilities that address the mandatory and desirable qualifications described below.
 
Please include the following documents with your application:
1. A letter of interest describing specific qualifications.
2. A current resume detailing applicable experience and education.
3. A list of at least three professional references with current telephone numbers.

Other Information:

  • Prior to any new hire into L&I, a background check, including criminal record history, will be conducted.
  • This position is represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE).  
  • Employees driving on state business shall have a valid driver's license.  If driving a privately owned vehicle on state business, must be insured.
  • Candidates who are offered a job with L&I must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa now or in the future.

Applicants wishing to claim Veterans Preference should attach a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed verification of service letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to their application. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers. 

The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application process or testing process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 902-5700. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service.  
 
You are welcome to include the name and pronoun you would like to be referred to in your materials and we will honor this as you interact with our award-winning diverse and inclusive organization.