Overview

Do you have a passion for public service and enjoy making a difference? Don’t miss out on this opportunity. The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) is hiring! Apply now if you’re looking for a rewarding career in public service. We regulate the insurance industry, administer the Texas workers’ compensation system, and educate and protect consumers.

You’ll love the benefits of working at TDI:

  • Flexible work schedules.
  • Hybrid telecommuting.
  • Work-life balance.
  • 96 hours of accrued vacation a year.
  • 96 hours of accrued sick leave a year.
  • 20+ holidays every year.
  • Career advancement opportunities.
  • Free downtown Austin parking.
  • Free comprehensive medical insurance for full-time employees, and the state pays 50% of the premium costs for dependents.

Inspector V (OSHCON Safety Consultant)

This position, with the Occupational Safety and Health Consultation (OSHCON) Program, performs advanced inspections and technical consultation services in a wide variety of worksites and industries throughout the assigned territory. OSHCON consultants enjoy a rewarding career helping Texas employers understand and comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, identify, and correct hazards, and develop effective safety and health programs in a non-regulatory capacity. OSHCON consultants receive ongoing professional development and training, work regular hours with flexible schedules, and hone their occupational safety and health skills by working with different employers in a variety of industries each day.

This position:

  • provides interpretations of and recommendations for compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations
  • provides assistance to Texas employers in developing and implementing effective safety and health management systems
  • conducts on-site inspections of employers’ worksites/activities to identify safety and health hazards and provides recommendations for correction and abatement
  • assesses the need for health-related testing and exposure determinations and addresses health issues commensurate with training and educational background
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • reviews employers’ injury and illness logs, written safety programs, and employee training programs
  • provides formal and informal training with an emphasis on safety and health hazards in the workplace
  • solicits employer requests for OSHCON assistance through telephone calls, presentations, correspondence, and other methods as appropriate
  • works with trade associations, business organizations, and other industry groups to promote the OSHCON program and safe workplaces through formal and informal meetings and presentations
  • performs other duties as assigned

This position requires:

  • graduation from an accredited four-year college or university
  • one year of full-time experience in occupational safety and health programs, providing safety and health education and training
  • driving a privately-owned motor vehicle to and from the duty station, meetings, consultation activities, training, and other work assignments

Note:

  • Experience, relevant to this position, may be substituted for education. Education may not be substituted for experience.
  • Skill: Operating a motor vehicle in a safe and courteous manner in compliance with traffic laws.
  • Ability: Satisfy the requirements to maintain a fully qualified driving status.

Additional job details:

This position may be eligible for hybrid telecommuting. Employees must have a secure, dedicated workspace with Internet service, the ability to maintain a reliable consistent work schedule, and be available for weekly meetings and group collaboration via Microsoft Teams and other applications during regular business hours. In addition, this position requires travel to carry out the essential functions of the job.

Preferences for this position include:

  • a degree in Safety and Health, a degree in science, engineering, or related field; one or more years of full-time experience in areas related to workplace safety
  • experience in occupational safety and health inspections and audits
  • experience in the construction industry
  • experience using occupational health testing equipment
  • have a nationally recognized certification – CSHO, OHST, ASP, CSP, and CIH
  • bilingual language skills in English and Spanish (oral and written)

This position requires demonstrated knowledge of:

  • federal occupational safety and health laws, codes, and standards to comply with OSHA regulations
  • the components of an effective safety and health program
  • principles and methods of field safety and health inspection

This position requires demonstrated skill in:

  • using Internet and Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and PowerPoint)
  • planning, decision making, and problem-solving
  • communicating effectively; both orally and written
  • delivering impromptu presentations to facilitate training and instruction
  • working with confidential, time-sensitive information in a professional manner
  • operating a motor vehicle in a safe and courteous manner in compliance with traffic laws

This position requires the demonstrated ability to:

  • apply critical thinking to interpret and convey the requirements of laws, directives, and procedures to devise solutions to problems
  • gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts
  • plan effectively; evaluate situations quickly; express ideas clearly and concisely
  • manage competing priorities to meet deadlines, goals, and quality standards
  • train other staff members
  • develop practical and written processes for training programs, assessment and evaluation methods, work instructions, and learning objectives
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with external customers and employees at all levels of the agency
  • work harmoniously with fellow employees in an effective, results-oriented, productive team environment
  • drive a privately-owned motor vehicle to and from meetings, consultation activities, training, and other work assignments
  • satisfy the conditions required to maintain a fully qualified driving status

Veterans:

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To receive a veteran’s preference, you must submit the following documents, as applicable, with your application.

  • Copy of the DD-214; member #4.
  • Statement of compensation from the Veteran’s Administration or
  • Copy of the DD1300.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $4,584.00 per month

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • No nights

Experience:

  • EHS: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: On the road