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This recruitment has been modified to include additional duty
locations (Moses Lake, Union Gap, Kennewick and East Wenatchee)
Please ensure you select your desired location within the
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 3
million workers. To learn more about L&I, please visit:
Are you ready for new and exciting challenges? We are in
need of an Industrial Hygienist 3 within our Division of
Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), Region 5. In this role, you
will provide onsite consultative assistance to employers, with
emphasis being placed on small businesses in high hazard fixed
industries and the construction industry. You will also be a
part of full-service consultation teams, providing complex
evaluations of employer safety and health programs and recommending
hazard controls to prevent injuries and illnesses. In
addition, you will develop and provide training on specific safety
and health topics and mentor other Industrial Hygiene, Safety and
Risk Management Specialists in the region.
If selected for this position you will analyze employer's
accident records, industrial insurance data and safety and health
inspection/consultation histories to determine what additional
services and or programs need to be recommended to employers.
If this sounds like the right fit for you, then bring your
talent 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.
- 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
- 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
- Prepare and calibrate industrial hygiene sampling equipment for
- 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
- Prepare and present verbal and written reports of
- Make suggestions for abatement and provide materials to assist
with compliance. Follow up on progress and effectiveness of changes
- Answer questions from the public regarding health hazards and
applicable standards on the phone and in person.
- A Bachelor's degree in industrial hygiene or related
- 3 years of experience as an industrial hygienist. A Masters'
degree in industrial hygiene from an accredited university may
substitute for one year of experience. The years of industrial
hygiene experience must include experience in the anticipation,
recognition, evaluation and management of occupational health
hazards (chemical, physical & biological).
- Valid Driver's License.
- Masters' degree in industrial hygiene.
- Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) certification from the
American Board of Industrial Hygiene.
- Detection of Occupational Health Hazards: Skilled in sampling
and direct measuring techniques for chemical, biological and
physical occupational health hazards. (Three years of
- Knowledge of Safety and Health Rules and Regulations; thorough
understanding of both WISHA (Washington Industrial Safety and
Health Administration) and OSHA (federal government's Occupational
Safety and Health Administration) rules and regulations.
Understands and is able to explain to customers what their
businesses must do to comply with these regulations. (Three years
- Experience enforcing governmental laws, rules and regulations,
and initiates enforcement actions in such a way that the public
perceives as fair, objective and reasonable. (Three years of
- Three years of experience conducting training and delivering
presentations to large groups.
This position is bilingual preferred, but not required.
Bilingual persons of all languages are encouraged to apply.
Bilingual jobs include a 5% salary increase for dual language
Within the Department of Labor and Industries, conditional to
hazard exposure: Industrial Hygienists and Safety & Health
Specialists are paid base salary plus four (4) ranges for each hour
they are required to use personal protective equipment (excluding
hard hat, boots, hearing and eye protection) to enter a hazardous
workspace to inspect or investigate a fatality or serious incident
that still has the hazard present and is unsecured.Application
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
A letter of interest describing specific qualifications.
A current resume detailing applicable experience and
- A list of at least three professional references with current
- Prior to appointment, a background check that includes a
criminal record history review, will be conducted.
- Positions requiring travel must have a valid unrestricted
driver's license and must be insured if driving a privately owned
vehicle on state business.
- This position is represented by the Washington Federation
of State Employees (WFSE).
- 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. For
further information please contact us at: Jobs@Lni.wa.gov
Here at Labor and Industries our employees come from all walks
of life as do we. We strive to hire great people from a wide
variety of backgrounds. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual
orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran
We believe in the importance of recognizing the value each of us
contribute to the success of the mission of the agency. Having a
diverse workforce is this agency's greatest resource of strength
and knowledge. It is through the combination of talents and
abilities that we can pursue finding effective measures on how we
can provide the best customer service. We are committed to building
a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone and we strongly mean
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
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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
If you have any questions regarding this announcement, program,
or the agency please contact Gina Holland at