Occupational Safety Specialist

Posted: Mar 07, 2018

Summary: Under immediate supervision, is responsible for professional occupational safety inspection work of routine difficulty, and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: This is the entry level class in the Occ Saf Specialist sub-series. An employee in this class learns to perform routine safety inspections under the guidance of and training by a specialist of higher classification. As knowledge and experience are gained, employees are assigned increasingly responsible inspection assignments. This class differs from the Occ Saf Specialist 2 in that an incumbent of the latter performs at the intermediate level.  This class flexes to and differs from the Occ Saf Specialist 3 in that an incumbent of the latter performs complex technical consultative inspections or complex regulatory inspections.*An applicant appointed to this flexibly staffed class will be reclassified to the Occ Saf Specialist 3 after successful completion of a mandatory two year training period; inadequate or marginal performance during the training period will result in automatic demotion or termination.

Education and Experience:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in safety, industrial engineering, sciences or other related field.


An associate’s degree in safety, industrial engineering, sciences or other related field and two or more years of experience in occupational safety and health inspection work.

Necessary Special Qualifications: A valid vehicle operator’s license is required for employment. 

Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions.


  1. Technical Learning
  2. Functional/Technical Competency
  3. Decision Quality
  4. Problem Solving
  5. Dealing with Ambiguity
  6. Time Management
  7. Organizing
  8. Informing
  9. Conflict Management
  10. Written Communication
  11. Ethics and Values
  12. Customer Focus
  13. Listening
  14. Self Development
  15. Composure


  1. Occupational Safety and Health
  2. Computers and Electronics
  3. Customer and Personal Service
  4. Basic Mathematics
  5. Law and Government
  6. Mechanical
  7. Building and Construction
  8. Basic Principals of Engineering and Technology
  9. Basic Chemistry Knowledge
  10. Basic Understanding of Diagrams and Blueprints
  11. Production and Processing
  12. Basic Knowledge of Physics


  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Speaking
  3. Writing
  4. Active Listening
  5. Active Learning
  6. Critical Thinking
  7. Judgment and Decision Making
  8. Time Management
  9. Learning Strategies
  10. Monitoring
  11. Complex Problem Solving
  12. Science
  13. Service Orientation
  14. Coordination
  15. Social Perceptiveness
  16. Systems Analysis
  17. Operation Monitoring


  1. Written Comprehension
  2. Written Expression
  3. Oral Comprehension
  4. Oral Expression
  5. Deductive Reasoning
  6. Information Ordering
  7. Memorization
  8. Inductive Reasoning
  9. Selective Attention
  10. Visualization
  11. Problem Sensitivity
  12. Spatial Orientation
  13. Stamina
  14. Time Sharing
  15. Category Flexibility

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