Virginia State Government Health Consultant Apprentice - 00267 in Richmond, Virginia

Position Information

Job Description

Are you looking for a position where you can learn to make a positive contribution to workplace safety and health? If so, we may have the perfect job for you! The Department of Labor and Industry’s Richmond Regional Office is seeking a highly motivated career-oriented professional to work as a full-time apprentice by learning to conduct on-site occupational health consultation visits in a variety of workplace environments in Virginia to determine compliance with Occupational Safety and Health statutes, regulations, and guidelines.

Under the guidance of Consultation staff, the apprentice performs health related consultation visits by walking through sites, using test equipment, observing operations, and interviewing staff. This position is also responsible for identifying and evaluating hazards or code violations, preparing case file documentation, researching and analyzing regulations and complex policy standards. At appointed phases in the program, the employee must demonstrate the ability to conduct non-complex consultation visits, identify and evaluate occupational exposures, analyze unsafe practices and workplace conditions, and make initial recommendations for case file preparation. Performing non-formal and formal training sessions on an as needed basis is also a component of this position. This position is an integral part of the agency’s internal certification process and a Commonwealth of Virginia Registered Apprentice Program. It is partially funded from federal grant sources. * This training program is approved under the GI Bills. Eligible veterans may qualify for full benefits.*

Minimum Qualifications

The minimum qualifications include:

  • Ability to learn and continuously improve knowledge of occupational safety and/or health principles, practices, and/or applicable safety and health statutes, regulations, and codes by participating in related instruction classes and on-the-job training to improve technical and programmatic knowledge of agency operations;

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with a proven ability to compose narrative reports and correspondence;

  • Possession of a strong work ethic, good customer service skills, and a positive attitude.

Preferred Qualifications

The preferred qualifications are:

  • Experience interpreting, explaining and applying laws, regulations, or complex policies in a professional or educational setting;

  • Knowledge of occupational health compliance programs gained through experience, and/or education;

  • Knowledge of and experience using health testing equipment gained through experience, and/or education;

  • Experience interpreting, explaining, and applying OSHA laws and regulations;

  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability to use personal computers and related software applications;

  • Continuing education in the areas of occupational health principles, practices, and/or applicable health statutes, regulations, and codes;

  • A degree in the area of safety/health, related sciences, and/or engineering and/or equivalent applicable experience or experience or training in the above listed areas; and

  • Verifiable fluency speaking, reading, and writing Spanish.

Special Requirements

Special Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license or ability to obtain a valid driver’s license;

  • Ability to occasionally travel overnight;

  • The selected candidate must:

  • successfully complete a criminal background investigation;

  • complete and submit on an annual basis a Statement of Personal Economic Interest;

  • successfully complete a physical evaluation through the agency’s authorized health screening vendor, which includes an alcohol and drug screening;

  • ability to perform moderate physical activity that includes, but is not limited to: climbing stairs and ladders, bending, walking up and down inclines, occasionally lifting and carrying loads up to 30 pounds, etc;

  • successfully serve a 12-month probationary period effective from the date of employment if beginning employment as an original hire or re-employment.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interview candidates may be required to demonstrate the skills and abilities necessary for satisfactory performance of work. To apply submit a completed State of Virginia Application for Employment at by 11:59 PM on the posted close date. The application must be completed in a comprehensive manner and reference any pertinent knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as any experience that relates to the position. Complete work history, including periods of unemployment, if applicable, must be included. Applicants may also indicate experience in national service (i.e. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) if applicable.

Information on the application is the sole source used for screening the position. Failure to complete any section of the application may disqualify the applicant for further consideration. Résumés are not accepted. Applicants are encouraged to ensure that all applicable information from the résumé is transferred to the official application. Faxed, emailed, or mailed applications will not be accepted. You may refer to your Recruitment Management System (RMS) account to check the status of your application. Current and former employees of the Commonwealth of Virginia who have either been laid off or will be laid off from State service, who indicate preferential hiring rights in the form of a valid Interagency Placement Screening form (yellow card) or a Preferential Hiring Form (blue card), must submit the card to our office by the application deadline. The card may either be scanned and attached to the application as a supplemental document or faxed to (804)786-0139 and must be received by 11:59 PM on the posted close date. Please include a fax cover sheet with your name and the position number for which you are applying.

The Department of Labor & Industry is committed to the goal of equal employment opportunity, with the intention that every employee and applicant for employment shall have an equal opportunity to be judged on the basis of their fitness and merit to participate in the terms, conditions, privileges, and benefits of employment. All candidates are afforded opportunities without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability.

Contact Information


Division of Human Resources



Working Title: Health Consultant Apprentice - 00267

Role Title: Compliance/Safety Officer II - 69032

Job Open Date: 03/06/2018

Job Close Date: 03/19/2018

Open Until Filled: No

Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?: No

Hiring Range: $39,779-$43,480

Agency: Dept of Labor and Industry (181)

Agency Website: Click Here for Agency Website

Location: Richmond (City) - 760

Position Number: 00014

Job Posting Number: 1035242

Type of Recruitment: General Public - G

Does this position have telework options?: Yes

Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: Yes

Job Type: Full-Time (Salaried)

Job Type Detail: Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1

Pay Band: 03