Occupational Safety Specialist (21-108)

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Bangor, Maine, United States

Job Description

Occupational Safety Specialist (21-108)

Bangor , Maine , United States | Safety | Full-time Apply by: Nov. 3, 2021 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Maine Department of Transportation

Salary: $42,556.80 – $57,387.20/Annually Job Code: 7249 Pay Grade: 23 (Professional/Technical)

Office/Bureau: Maintenance and Operations (Region 4) Location: Bangor, ME

Position Number: 02500-2397 Bulletin No: 21-108

Opening Date: October 20, 2021

Closing Date: November 3, 2021

Job Description:

This is professional services work involving the safety of people and protection of equipment. The work involves identification of risks through the assessment of work and inspection of machinery, equipment, construction projects, and state buildings. Responsibilities include staying current on and interpreting the laws, rules, and regulations, of OSHA, the Bureau of Labor Standards, other regulatory agencies and Department policies and procedures to ensure safety and health standards are understood and utilized to maintain a safe and healthful workplace. The primary role will be development and delivery of safety and health trainings throughout MaineDOT to include trainings on equipment including elevated work platforms, hoists and cranes, chippers and hay mulchers. Additionally, this position is responsible for recognizing and evaluating working, conditions, and safety concerns to development safety solutions and opportunities in the form of; recommending changes to safety policies, safety programs and work practices; and upon final approval developing new and revised safety programs to address hazards, reduce exposures, prevent injuries and accidents, and ensure regulatory compliance.

To be minimally qualified for this position candidates must provide evidence of the following experience:

Six (6) years of education and/or experience in health and safety, fire safety, or directly related area.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by clicking the “Apply for this Opening/Apply Now” button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, and any applicable copies of post-secondary transcripts, licensing, registration and certifications.

*If you require a paper application or have general questions, please contact MaineDOT Human Resources at 207-624-3050 or via email at

Why join our team?

Employment with the Department of Transportation and the State of Maine offers a competitive benefits package which include:

+ Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

+ Retirement Savings

+ Flexible Spending Accounts and Child Care reimbursement programs

+ Gym Membership Reimbursement

+ Living Resources (Employee Assistance Program)

+ 13 Paid Holidays

+ Paid vacation, personal and sick leave

+ Statewide Locations

+ Exclusive Training

+ Educational Re-imbursement program

+ Wellness Program

+ And much more!


The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits for full-time employees include: $14.60 for dental insurance; 17.96% of employee’s pay towards retirement for Confidential positions, 13.16% for MSEA positions and, depending on the employee’s annual pay, at least 85% ($412.23) of health insurance premiums (more information is available here). Participation in the Health Premium Credit Program can decrease the employee’s cost of health insurance by 5%.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Job Posting: JC195586065

Posted On: Oct 22, 2021

Updated On: Nov 06, 2021