Job Posting - Safety and Health Consultant with OSHA Enforcement

We are currently looking for a Safety & Health Consultant to join our team!

Note: Application deadline has been extended through 4/6/23

Job Description

As a Safety/Health Consultant responsible for enforcing CH 88, Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Act, you will be responsible for preparations to ensure that assigned inspections are conducted in a thoroughly professional manner:

  • Determines the scope of the survey and relevant technical information available for a particular industry.
  • Performs any research required in order to adequately complete the inspection.
  • Determines, if a large-scale inspection, if it is necessary to request and direct assistance of other inspectors.
  • Reviews previous inspection case files, applicable codes, standards and available technical information concerning processes within the workplace.
  • Prepares all necessary equipment in accordance with the Technical Manual or the equipment manuals prior to equipment use.

Conducts inspections in a professional manner as assigned and in accordance with CH 88:

  • Determines the minimum required personal protective equipment required to safely complete the inspection and makes sure that it is available and functioning properly (i.e., safety glasses, hearing protection, reflective vests, steel toed shoes, hard hats, safety harnesses, respirators, etc.).
  • Determines if a site is safe for entry.
  • Conducts an opening conference, using the opening conference check list.
  • Conducts walkaround and conducts screening for possible health violations to be referred to Senior Industrial Hygienist in accordance with the FIRM, Technical Manual and equipment manual.
  • Completes all inspection paperwork (paper and computer) in accordance with directions set forth in the technical and computer manuals.
  • Conducts interviews, takes photographs and collects information to support citations.
  • Conducts a closing conference with the employer and employee representative in accordance with the IOSHA Closing Conference Guide.  Describes each alleged violation and establishes abatement dates for each violation.

Prepares paperwork so that a complete and orderly case file for each survey conducted can be submitted, including both paper and computer forms:

  • Completes a Narrative form in accordance with the FIRM and IMIS manuals.
  • Prepares a worksheet for each alleged violation, regardless of classification of hazard.
  • Completes all worksheets fully and accurately including calculation of penalties in accordance with the FIRM and IMIS manuals.
  • Proposes citations as the result of interviews with employees, discussions with employers, errors found in written programs or lack of written programs and violations observed.
  • Reviews abatement information submitted by employers to ensure employees are protected and discusses possible deficiencies with the employer.
  • Advises IOSH Management during Informal Conferences and testifies before the Employment Appeal Board.
  • Completes all time sheets, car vouchers, expense claims and other required forms in a timely manner so that they can be processed

Essential Functions

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.  Written skills need to be in a clear manner as such that violations of the IOSH standards are understood so that violations are upheld when litigated
  • Research numerous safety and health codes and regulations (i.e., 29 Code of Federal Regulations; 1910 and 1926 OSHA standards; codes from the National Fire Protection Association, American National Standards Institute, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Department of Transportation; city/county ordinances; Code of Iowa) and various websites.
  • Utilize computers to obtain instructions and interpretations of OSHA standards and information from other sources and to input inspection results.
  • Conduct a broad range of on-site visits of construction, general industry, etc. sites where potential safety and health hazards to employees and employers are identified.  This may require working near hazardous or dangerous equipment and under a variety of weather conditions.  It may also require the climbing of stairs, ladders, scaffolds and other uneven work surfaces.  Compliance with the employer's safety and health programs or the ability to assist the employer in developing such programs is necessary.  
  • Be trained and to use personal protective equipment such as, but not limited to, respirators, safety harness, safety glasses, safety shoes, hard hats, etc.
  • Meet acceptable requirements of the annual physical examination (when performed) to ensure satisfactory health conditions for job description.  

Complete other duties as assigned.

No applicant for employment with the Iowa Department of Workforce Development can have a current, ongoing overpayment balance with Iowa Workforce Development without a payment plan in place. Select positions will be subject to a criminal background check.


Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in civil, mechanical, electrical or industrial engineering, or industrial safety education;


an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting experience equal to one year of full time work for a public or private organization where the preponderance of duties were directly related to safety enforcement for each year of the required education to a maximum substitution of four years.

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Additional Qualification Requirements

Positions require travel. Employees must arrange transportation to and from assigned work areas.  


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This job posting closes on 4/6/2023 at 11:59 PM Central.

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