Oregon OSHA Technical Specialist

Posted: Feb 02, 2018

The Technical Specialist provides advice to management and staff on safety and health policy issues affecting division operations, industries, and local jurisdictions. This advice serves as the basis for proposed legislation, administrative rules, or other major program decisions. This position serves as a primary liaison to several boards and committees, to specific industries, and potentially to local government depending on the assignment.

About DCBS
DCBS is the state’s largest consumer protection and business regulatory agency.We are a resource to consumers and business in areas involving finance and insurance, workplace safety and health, and building safety. Our programs include:

  • Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA)
  • Workers’ Compensation Division
  • Division of Financial Regulation
  • Building Codes Division
  • Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace
  • Small Business Ombudsman and Injured Workers Ombudsman
  • Workers’ Compensation Board

The department is made up of about 900 employees from various backgrounds and fields. From economists to consumer advocates, DCBS employees strive to provide the highest quality service to Oregon consumers, workers, and businesses. We serve Oregonians through:

  • Licensing, chartering, and examining: Financial and insurance companies and professionals, building trades workers and inspectors,worker leasing
  • Educating and advocating: Workplace safety workshops, insurance hotline, Medicare counseling, investor outreach, workers’ compensation helplines
  • Setting and enforcing standards: Workplace safety and health, financial and insurance laws, building codes, workers’ compensation benefits

More information about DCBS: DCBS.oregon.gov

About Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division
Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) is responsible for ensuring safe and healthful working conditions for Oregon workers through promulgation and enforcement of occupational safety and health regulations,and by providing technical services, education, and consultations to employees and employers. The statewide program is authorized by the Oregon Safe Employment Act (ORS 654.001-654.295) and is operated as a comprehensive state plan in cooperation with the Federal OSHA. The division operates from five field offices, one satellite office, a laboratory in Portland, and administrative offices in Salem.

About the position
The successful candidate will serve as an expert for the division and provide technical guidance on safety and health rules. The Technical Specialist serves as an agent of the Administrator in application of division rules and develops policy recommendations for executive management.

This position services as an expert for the division and provides technical guidance on safety and health rules. The Technical Specialist participates in activities related to development and interpretation of safety and health standards, providing technical assistance to division staff, other agencies, local jurisdictions, and the public.Responsibilities include developing and drafting rules, interpreting rules,providing technical guidance on the adopted rules, writing reports and letters,and providing of technical information and training.Other requested skills include:

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated skill applying specific, well-defined rules and procedures to work performance
  • Attention to detail
  • Demonstrated team player skills, including the willingness to collaborate,share information, and contribute to the team’s success
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Follows through on promises/commitments; demonstrates promptness,flexibility and cooperative efforts in problem solving; and explain sprocedures/technical requirements in a tactful, clear, and concise manner
  • Knowledge and/or experience with construction and electrical activities

The State of Oregon offers a comprehensive benefits package for medical,vision, and dental insurance; PERS retirement and Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan with employer-paid defined benefit and defined contributions;and paid leaves and other benefits. To learn about the benefits package, visit the “Benefits” tab in the job announcement.

How to apply
You must apply online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/jobs/1960811-0/operations-and-policy-analyst-3-technical-specialist. Click on the apply link to fill out the online application and respond to the supplemental questions.

Application deadline: March 12, 2018

For information, contact DCBS.Recruiting@oregon.gov or 503-378-3200.