Safety Compliance Officer Apprentice - 00280 Virginia Department of Labor and Industry - Norfolk, VA 11 hours agoFull-time$36,000 - $42,000 a year Apply Now Skills * Physical Examinations * Driver's License The Department of Labor and Industry's Norfolk Regional Office is seeking a highly motivated career-oriented professional to work as a full-time apprentice by learning to conduct on-site occupational safety inspections and investigations in a variety of workplace environments in Virginia to determine compliance with Occupational Safety and Health statutes, regulations, and guidelines. Under the guidance of Senior Safety Compliance Officer, the apprentice performs safety related inspections by walking through sites, using test equipment, observing operations, and interviewing staff. This position is also responsible for identifying and evaluating hazards or code violations, preparing case file documentation, researching and analyzing regulations and complex policy standards, and testifying in legal hearings as needed. At appointed phases in the program, the employee must demonstrate the ability to conduct non-complex inspections, identify and evaluate occupational exposures, analyze unsafe practices and workplace conditions, and make initial recommendations for case file preparation. Participation in informal conferences on an as needed basis is also a component of this position. This position is an integral part of the Agency's internal certification process and a Commonwealth of Virginia Registered Apprentice Program. It is partially funded from federal grant sources. This training program is approved under the GI Bills. Eligible veterans may qualify for full benefits. Minimum Qualifications The minimum qualifications include: * Effective verbal and written communication skills with a proven ability to compose narrative reports and correspondence. * Knowledge and demonstrated ability to use personal computers and related software applications. Preferred Qualifications The preferred qualifications are: * Experience interpreting, explaining and applying laws, regulations, or complex policies in a professional or educational setting. * Experience with occupational safety compliance programs. * Investigative and/or interview experience. * Experience using safety testing equipment. * Experience interpreting, explaining, and applying OSHA laws and regulations. * Continuing education in the areas of occupational safety principles, practices, and/or applicable safety statutes, regulations, and codes. * A degree in the area of safety/health, related sciences, and/or engineering and/or equivalent applicable experience or experience or training in the above listed areas. * Verifiable fluency speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. Special Requirements * Possession of a valid driver's license or ability to obtain a valid driver's license. * Ability to occasionally travel overnight . * Ability to perform moderate physical activity that includes, but is not limited to: climbing stairs and ladders, bending, walking up and down inclines, occasionally lifting and carrying loads up to 30 pounds, etc. * The selected candidate must: o successfully complete a criminal background investigation. o complete and submit an annual Statement of Personal Economic Interest. o successfully complete a physical evaluation through the agency's authorized health screening vendor, which includes an alcohol and drug screening. o successfully serve a 12-month probationary period effective from the date of employment if beginning employment as an original hire or re-employment.