Safety & Health Division Director
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Wake County, NC

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The position number for this position is a temporary number until the permanent number has been assigned.

The Safety & Health Division Director is responsible for the development and implementation of the health and safety programs that govern the state agencies and universities. The position is responsible for providing technical support, collaborating with all organizations to develop strategies for improving health and safety performance, managing health and safety risks, and for preventing health and safety incidents. The position will also provide oversight for the statewide Wellness Program and the statewide Workers’ Compensation Program supervising staff who work together to provide consultative services and resources to wellness coordinators and workers’ compensation administrators of state agencies and universities.

Primary duties and responsibilities will include but not limited to:

· Provides technical direction and support to agencies and universities across the State

· Directs and manages the development of operationally effective strategies, guidance, and procedures to meet safety objectives and requirements

· Provides professional guidance and influence in the development of policies for the improvement of environmental safety and health programs for the state

· Collaborates with agencies and universities to develop strategies for improving safety programs, implementing new initiatives and delivery of safety and health training

· Maintains regulatory interface with OSHA and other regulatory agencies as necessary

· Provides oversight for the Wellness Program and the Workers’ Compensation Program

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

Demonstrated knowledge of safety and health sufficient to analyze complex safety problems and recommend feasible and effective solutions. Demonstrated knowledge and application of federal and state safety and health codes. Knowledge of technology, techniques, and developments in the safety and health field. Knowledge of record keeping and reporting practices of the federal and state governments. Ability to organize and direct the activities of professional employees. Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels of State Government.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Graduation from a four-year college or university, preferably with course work applicable to human resources, public administration, or business administration and six years of experience in a variety of human resources programs including three years of managerial experience in the designated program area; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Management preference: Master’s degree in safety management, occupational safety, industrial technology or one of the physical sciences and five years of progressive occupational safety and health, wellness, and workers’ compensation.

Supplemental and Contact Information:

The Office of State Personnel uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with highly qualified individuals. The Office of State Personnel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants should complete and submit a State Application for Employment (PD-107) online at . If you are unable to submit an application online, you may send one to the contact address below. All applicants should indicate the position number and job title in the section “Jobs Applied For”. “See Résumé” under work history is not acceptable. Any information omitted from the application but included in the resume (text or attached) WILL NOT be considered as qualifying experience. Résumés are not accepted in lieu of the state application.

Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preference for employment with State Government should submit either Form DD-214 or discharge orders. Applicants should make sure all applications are received and date stamped in the Office of State Personnel no later than 5:00 pm on the closing date. Salary rate depends upon the training, experience, equity, and budgetary considerations. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Contact Person: Beverly Townsend

Contact Agency: Office of State Personnel

Contact Address: 116 West Jones Street

1331 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-1331

Contact Phone: 919-807-4862

Contact Fax: 919-715-9750