Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent, Bargaining-Unit
: Cuyahoga County
: classified position (may include promotion, transfer or demotion)
: Garfield Heights Service Office
4800 E. 131 St., Suite A, Garfield Heights, OH 44105
: Field Operations
: Tue. 01/21/14
Hours of Work: 8am-5pm
: $26.28 - $38.57 Hourly
Works under the directions of Employer Management Supervisor to perform most complex ergonomic surveys & investigations for the purpose of drawing scientific & technical conclusions from a multiplicity of perplexing risk factors and hazards in various types of industries and work environments; analyzes various insidious risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders and other occupational injuries and illnesses by evaluating hazards and risk factors related to posture, repetition/duration, force requirements, vibration, contact stress, heat/cold stress, occupational stress, work place design & layout, work flow, shift work & other ergonomic considerations; develops & applies new analysis techniques to accurately model systems safety for human-machine interface deficiencies; interprets varied complex technical topics & applies advanced methodologies related to bio mechanics, physiology, other human factors & engineering technologies to derive engineering project controls in the prevention of injury & illness losses; operates personal computer to analyze & develops new systems & algorithms of diagnosis to comprehensively model work flow & safety systems. Ad hoc computer programming for applications development; performs statistical & cost analysis of confidential federal accident reporting records, handles personnel records, production standards & proprietary information in competitive markets in hazard diagnosis; identifies applicable regulatory & non-regulatory standards during inspection & evaluation of existing safety program in order to ensure compliance; prepares written & oral reports of investigation & sensitive findings presented to all skill level audiences including labor, engineering & the most senior management; counsels with employers, union representative & management/labor organization top officials to obtain, provide, interpret or explain information for administrative policy development &/or negotiation; advise & explain implementation of measures & large scale engineering changes required for control of losses.
Conducts most comprehensive engineering surveys, collecting technical data to identify perplexing hazards for analysis involving multiple factors & activities; establishes & maintains contact with safety consultants, engineering staff, all levels of management to provide service; operates & maintains data acquisition equipment for precise sampling (e.g., heat stress meter, motion analysis equip. inclinometer, light meter, sling psychrometer, forceguages, camcorder for task analysis).
Chairs ad hoc committee research activities to write/publish articles & papers advancing the knowledge to discern, understand & disseminate highly technical information about safety, health, engineering relating to ergonomics forming agency policy; develops & instructs in Ohio Center Occupational Safety & Hygiene training programs for staff & public; represents department at meetings with private/public employers, trade association, unions, safety & health organizations.
Attends advanced level occupational safety & health conferences & seminars; sits in on governmental & private standards committees (e.g., American National Standards Institute, American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienist, Occupational Safety Health Administration, Institute of Industrial Engineers) for the drafting of legislation or drafting of industry regulations; performs other duties e.g., submits weekly /&or monthly
Unless required by legislation or union contract, candidates can expect to be paid at the lowest rate of the salary range associated with this position.
12 mos. exp. as Ergonomist 2: 1 course or 3 mos. exp. in technical writing; valid driver's license.
-Or completion of undergraduate core program in industrial engineering or physical/natural sciences; 12 mos. exp. in private sector or other governmental agency performing same or comparable duties of Ergonomist 2: 1 course or 3 mos. exp. in technical writing; valid driver's license.
-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above
Certification as a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE), a Certified Industrial Ergonomist (CIE), Certified Ergonomics Associate (CEA), or Associate Ergonomics Professional (AEP) or working towards one of these certifications is preferred but not required.
Major Worker Characteristics:
Industrial & construction safety practices; public relations; human relations; BWC policies & procedures*; interviewing tech.; industrial engineering; phy. sci. (e.g., physics, chemistry) or engineering; ergonomics; state & fed. industrial safety standards, laws & regulations; BWC policies & & techniques; technical writing; safety trg.* Skills in: operating pc & computer software; skill in operating various testing equip. (e.g., heat stress meter, motion analysis equip. inclinometer, light meter, sling psychrometer, forcegauges, camcorders). Ability to: deal with many variables & determine specific action; write complex tech. reports; read & record figures accurately; comprehend & record figures accurately; add, subtract, multiply & divide whole numbers; calculate fractions, decimals & percentages; use statistical analysis; recognize safety warning; comprehend simple sentence with common vocabulary; copy material accurately & recognize grammatical & spelling errors; complete routine forms; maintain accurate records; understand manuals & verbal instructions, tech. in nature; prepare meaningful, concise & accurate reports; proofread tech. materials, recognize errors & make corrections; use proper research methods in gathering data; gather, collate & classify infor. about data, people or things; ability to communicate effectively, orally & in writing; handle sensitive inquiries from employees, employers & union representatives pertaining to industrial safety/ergonomics issues.
(*) Developed after employment
Position requires travel therefore, persons occupying this position must be able to provide their own transportation, &/or legally operate a state owned vehicle.
Unusual Working Conditions: occasional overnight travel may be required; occasional extended work hours including second & third shift; frequent exposure to noise, dirt, temperature extremes, all industrial hazards & occasional toxic substances, caustics, carcinogens; frequent constrained & prolonged static work postures.
All communication and/or status updates regarding this position will be relayed electronically. Therefore, you are strongly encouraged to apply online.
Educational Transcript Requirement:
Official educational transcripts are required for all post-high school educational accomplishments where the applicant is seeking to meet minimum qualifications and/or position-specific minimum qualifications by way of education. Applicants who are not employed by BWC must submit an official transcript at the time of interview or the applicant will be eliminated from further consideration. Applicants who are BWC employees must have an official transcript on file in the personnel office by the deadline date of the job posting.
Please note that a transcript is only considered "official" if it is an original copy from the educational institution containing an institutional watermark, ink stamp, or embossed (textured) stamp. Transcripts printed from the institution's website will not be accepted.
All applications must clearly indicate how the Minimum Qualifications & Position Specific Minimum Qualifications, if applicable, are met. Applications that do not indicate this, will not be given consideration.
*IMPORTANT NOTE: Please do not include your Social Security Number (SSN) with your on-line application and/or documentation. If attaching a document that contains your SSN, please redact (black out) SSN before attaching it to your application.
The State of Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, religion, age, disability or military status in employment or the provision of services.
When contacted for an interview, an applicant who requires special accommodations due to a disability should notify the office at the time he/she is contacted so that proper arrangements can be made for the interview.