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We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

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Date:  Oct 14, 2021

Chicago, IL, US, 60601

Job Requisition ID:  7966

Agency:  Department of Labor  
Closing Date/Time:  10/28/2021 
Salary:  $4,353-$6,370/Monthly 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Cook 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC062 



Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition:
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Posting Identification #  7966



Position Overview

Illinois Department of Labor Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Illinois OSHA) is looking for a candidate who is interested in protecting the health and safety of public employees through inspection, investigation and evaluation of public facilities to ensure compliance with occupational safety and health standards. The successful candidate will also investigate allegations of OSHA whistleblower protection violations. We invite all qualified applicants interested in assisting Illinois OSHA as we serve the State of Illinois to apply for the position.

Job Responsibilities


30%     1.  Travels to a wide variety of state, county and municipal workplaces to conduct inspections while using personal protective equipment such as hard hats, safety shoes, safety glasses and protective clothing.  Conducts physical inspections walking, crawling and climbing to determine if unsafe conditions are present; explains applicable OSHA standards, rules and regulations; reviews workplace safety programs and records to ensure compliance with applicable OSHA and agency standards; discusses methods of abatement for hazardous conditions. 

30%     2.  Investigates incidents, accidents, and fatalities in public workplaces which require sensitive technical inspection.   Prepares and submits inspection schedule to management that ensures territory is properly represented and inspections are equally distributed.

20%     3.  Prepares detailed inspection reports documenting findings and detailing violations of health and safety regulations and standards; notes hazardous conditions.  Provides time parameters for correcting violations and hazardous conditions.

10%     4.  Receives training to improve inspection skills and knowledge; attends seminars and training sessions to increase knowledge of OSHA safety standards and regulations.   Provides training to Public Safety Inspector Trainees

 5%      5.  Develops a variety of training material concerning occupational safety and health standards; presents that material to public sector employer and employee groups and the general public

 5%      6.  Performs other duties as assigned which are reasonable within the scope of the duties enumerated above.


Minimum Qualifications

Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of two years of college including courses in engineering, technology, physical or life sciences, industrial hygiene or related fields.

Requires either:
1) successful completion of the State of Illinois Public Safety Inspector Trainee program;
2) one year of scientific, technical, or other work experience that demonstrates understanding of occupational safety and health principles and practices and successful completion of the applicable OSHA sanctioned training course(s) prior to expiration of probationary period of employment


Related work experience in the areas of work safety inspection and consultation, promotion or training may be accepted as meeting the requirements of this class on a year-for-year basis.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Requires working knowledge of the State and Federal Occupational Safety and Health Act standards, laws, rules, and regulations.
  2. Requires working knowledge of effective methods of inspection and enforcement.
  3. Requires ability to conduct highly technical inspections and make determinations regarding compliance with Health and Safety Standards and Laws.
  4. Requires ability to prepare clear and concise reports of inspections.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to pass a medical evaluation, wear a negative pressure respirator and walk for extended periods of time while carrying equipment weighing 15 to 30 pounds

  2. Requires the ability to walk extensively, to climb ladders and to use personal protective equipment such as hard hats, safety shoes, safety glasses and protective clothing

  3. Requires possession of a valid driver’s license, automobile liability insurance and the ability to travel to worksites 


Work Hours:  8:30 - 5:00 Monday - Friday 
Work Location: 
160 N LaSalle, Chicago IL 60601

Job Function:  Public Safety 

About the Agency: The Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) is one of Illinois' most important and dynamic Agencies. With an annual budget of $12.8 million, and an authorized staff of nearly 100 full-time employees, IDOL has the capacity and capability to provide administration and enforcement of over 25 labor and safety Laws. At IDOL, we take pride in our Agency's mission: to promote and protect the rights, wages, welfare, working conditions, safety and health of Illinois workers through enforcement of state labor laws, and to safeguard the public through regulation of amusement rides and to ensure compliance with all other labor standards.



Correctly completed CMS100 forms should be sent to Human Resources, Illinois Department of Labor,  524 S 2nd Street, Suite 400, Springfield IL 62701.  Faxes or email submissions are not accepted 




In order to be considered for a promotion to this position, submit a current CMS-100B with an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form to the Agency Contact listed above during the posting period.


In order to be considered for a transfer to this position, you must submit the following: Correctly completed Official Employee Transfer Request, Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and a current version of CMS 100 to the Agency Contact address listed above during the posting period.





In order to be considered for reinstatement to this position, submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and a current CMS 100 Employment Application to the Agency Contact listed above during the posting period.




Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) and official college transcripts (where applicable) to the Agency Contact address listed above.

  • Documentation is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your application(s) will be rejected.
  • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected


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