ASBESTOS INSPECTOR, J14
Positions in this job family are assigned responsibility for the inspection and investigation of asbestos abatement projects for compliance with state and federal rules and regulations, or for the review and audit of operation and maintenance programs that regulate asbestos in buildings.
The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:
The Asbestos Inspector job family has three levels of work which are distinguished by the complexity of assignments, the level of expertise required to complete assigned duties, and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.
Level I: Code: J14A Salary Band: I
This is the basic level of the job family where employees are responsible for performing routine entry level work in a specialized training status to build their skills in asbestos abatement procedures, rules, methods and techniques, conducting inspections and monitoring for compliance with established federal and state regulations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of Oklahoma rules for the abatement of friable asbestos; of state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to asbestos removal; of industrial safety and hygiene practices; of the methods, techniques, tools, apparatus and equipment used for asbestos abatement; of national fire protection and electrical codes; and of report writing techniques. Ability is required to detect hazardous situations and recommend corrective action; to operate and maintain asbestos removal equipment and industrial health monitoring equipment; to interpret and apply various regulations relating to asbestos removal; to conduct thorough and accurate inspections; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; and to perform strenuous physical activities.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of sixty semester hours with at least twelve hours in industrial safety, industrial hygiene, engineering, architecture or a closely related field and possession of a valid Oklahoma Department of Labor asbestos abatement worker’s license and two years of experience as a building contractor, air monitoring technician, industrial hygienist, safety professional, asbestos abatement supervisor or asbestos inspector; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. *No substitution will be allowed for the valid Oklahoma Department of Labor Asbestos Abatement Worker License.
Level II: Code: J14B Salary Band: J
This is the career level of this job family where employees are assigned duties and responsibilities at the full performance level and perform a wide range of tasks involving the inspection of various business establishments and/or facilities for asbestos control violations and implementing appropriate enforcement actions to ensure compliance with established federal and state regulations, rules and procedures. Tasks are performed independently and are concerned with the proper and safe abatement and control of asbestos. Incumbents at this level must have full on-site authority to direct the corrective action of an asbestos abatement project or to cause work to cease and not continue until safe conditions exist.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level I, plus the ability to direct projects and work independently.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I, plus the initial and all subsequent refresher training for AHERA Management Planner and AHERA Project Designer, said training provided by an EPA or DOL accredited educational institution, labor union or government agency or from a private vocational education provider licensed by the state where it operates and accredited by EPA or an EPA approved governmental agency.
Level III: Code: J14C Salary Band: K
This is the specialist level of this job family where employees are assigned duties and responsibilities at the expert performance level of a complex and technical nature involving special asbestos federal and state compliance programs to ensure compliance with established federal and state regulations, rules and procedures. Performs tasks independently and complies with all record keeping, database, and report generation requirements related to the assigned programs. Incumbents have full on-site authority to direct the corrective action of all asbestos related projects or to cause work to cease and not continue until safe conditions exist.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level II plus a passing score on the required written examination. In addition, must have knowledge of the ODOL AHERA school audit program & database and EPA 40 CFR Chapter 1 or the ODOL procedures for the State of Oklahoma Leased Building program and associated record keeping requirements.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level II, plus two years of asbestos abatement or inspection experience.
Level IV: Code: J14D Salary Band: L
This is the leadership level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibility for planning, directing and supervising work activities. Positions are assigned responsibility for assigning and reviewing work, providing training, evaluating performance, employee development, approving leave and initiating disciplinary actions, as well as performing other administrative functions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level III, plus knowledge of supervisory principles and practices, and ability to direct the work of others; and to conduct multiple projects simultaneously.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level III, plus one year of supervisory experience.
Applicants must be willing and able to fulfill all job-related travel; must be willing to work irregular hours under adverse conditions; must have and maintain the physical and mental stamina to perform the work and willingness to accept the physical discomforts and hazards inherent in the job; must be willing to be on call twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.