Occupational Safety Specialist

Tigard, Oregon

Our mission...
To protect and serve Oregon's consumers and workers while supporting a positive business climate.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) is a progressive business regulatory state agency dedicated to the mission of protecting and serving Oregon's consumers and workers while supporting a positive business climate. The department administers state laws and rules governing workers' compensation, occupational safety and health, financial institutions, insurance companies and building codes. The department has consumer protection and education programs, offices, and ombudsmen to help consumers, injured workers, and businesses.

Safety Compliance Officer (Occupational Safety Specialist 2)
This recruitment will be used to fill seven positions in our Tigard field office.

These positions are with the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA). Oregon OSHA is responsible for assuring safe and healthful working conditions for Oregon workers through promulgation and enforcement of Occupational Safety and Health Regulations, and by providing education and consultation to employees and employers.

These positions are represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

What’s in it for you:

  • Rewarding work in a productive and creative environment

  • Colleagues who are passionate about public service

  • Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, and a competitive benefits package

  • Advancement and learning opportunities that will help grow your career with the State of Oregon

  • Live, work, and play in Tigard, Oregon

These positions are eligible for remote work part-time, once the incumbents have gained the proficiency to perform work independently. The incumbents may occasionally be asked to work from the office on an as-needed basis.

Here’s what you will do:
As a Safety Compliance Officer, you will conduct safety evaluations and investigations, take enforcement action in a broad range of workplaces to ensure employer compliance with the Oregon Safe Employment Act, conduct technical training and provide abatement assistance for employers and employees.

For a complete listing of the duties and responsibilities of these positions, please review the position description by clicking here.

Here’s what you need to qualify:
The goal of this recruitment is to fill this position at the Occupational Safety Specialist 2 level. However, we encourage candidates who meet the Occupational Safety Specialist 1 qualifications to apply as we may consider underfilling the position for up to 36 months. Underfill candidates will be paid at the Occupational Safety Specialist 1 level salary range of $3,596 - $5,487 monthly and must meet the Occupational Safety Specialist 2 qualifications within 36 months of hire.

Occupational Safety Specialist 2 Minimum Qualifications:

  • One year of experience performing duties of an industrial safety representative or safety officer


  • A Bachelor's degree in industrial safety or occupational safety and health


  • An Associate's degree in industrial safety or occupational safety and health AND two years of industrial safety or regulatory enforcement program experience


  • Four years of industrial safety or regulatory enforcement program experience

Occupational Safety Specialist 1 Underfill Minimum Qualifications:

  • One year of industrial safety program experience. The experience must include either devising or administering safe work practices using the Occupational and Safety Health rules as a basis, such as membership on a safety committee or the responsibility for administering industrial safety rules.

Requested Skills:

  • Strong technical occupational safety program knowledge

  • Outstanding professional communication skills, including verbal and written skills

  • Strong problem solving skills, including the ability to assist other staff with solving problems

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups

  • Demonstrated skill applying specific well defined rules and procedures to work performance

  • Demonstrated team player skills, including the willingness to collaborate, share information, and contribute to the team's success

  • Experience making decisions independently

  • Preference may be given to applicants who can fluently speak, read, and write Spanish

Application information - please use the Apply Now link on this posting.

  • A resume and cover letter are required for this job posting. Please attach them in the “Resume / CV” section of the application.

  • Please ensure that you clearly demonstrate in your application materials that you meet the qualifications listed and that you follow all instructions carefully. Only complete applications received by the posted application deadline date will be considered.

Additional information:

  • You may be asked to submit a skills assessment, a writing sample, or a video interview as part of the application screening process.

  • The successful candidates must have a valid driver's license and a satisfactory driving record. Before an offer of employment, DCBS may request that you provide an official driving record.

  • These positions are subject to a fingerprint background check for any convictions directly related to its duties and responsibilities. Only job-related convictions will be considered and will not automatically disqualify the candidate.

  • Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. For further information, please see the following website: Veterans Resources. NOTE: If claiming veterans’ preference please be sure to check your Workday account for pending tasks or actions under your “My Applications” section.

  • We hire preferred workers! For more information, please visit our website: Preferred Worker Program.

  • The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. DCBS will use E-Verify to confirm that you are authorized to work in the United States.

Helpful links and contact information:

For more information you may contact us by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 503-378-3200.

DCBS is fully committed to attracting, retaining, developing, and promoting the most qualified candidates without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. For more information, please visit our diversity, equity and inclusion webpage.