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Work Type: A Permanent, full time vacancy

Department: Business and Industry

Division: Industrial Relations

Location: Reno, Sparks

Job Class Code:



Announcement Number: 41049

Open to all qualified persons.






Phone: (702)486-2911

Email: adrian@admin.nv.gov

Applications accepted

until recruitment needs are satisfied

** Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

The Position

Safety Specialists promote recognized safety practices among businesses covered by federal and State safety and health laws and regulations. Incumbents identify or train others to identify safety and health hazards and violations, and recommend reasonable and feasible means of abatement; research specific technology and industry applications using technical references and applicable codes and standards; prepare written reports and/or training materials; make public presentations to promote knowledge of safety issues among the public and industry groups; maintain current knowledge of new technologies, standards, codes, rules and regulations.

The position is located in the Reno office of the Mechanical Compliance Section with the Department of Business and Industry, within the Division of Industrial Relations.

Under general direction, incumbents serve as first-line supervisors for Safety Specialists, Safety Representatives, and Administrative Assistants. Supervisory duties include: performance evaluations, work performance standards, scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, training and development, disciplinary action as required, review and approval of subordinates time sheets, and leave requests. Review reports of other inspectors', review and approve constructions plans and permits of proposed or existing installations of boilers and related equipment, conduct initial inspections of new and reinstalled objects, recommend monetary fines and revoking operating certificates based on inspection reports of inspectors to CAO. Working knowledge of the following: boiler codes, standards and regulations; building/mechanical codes as related to boilers, pressure vessels and associated equipment. Ability to comprehend the design, construction, maintenance and repair of boilers, pressure vessels and associated equipment.

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To Qualify:

In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in engineering or closely related curriculum and three years of experience in the design, construction, repair or operation of high-pressure boilers and pressure vessels; OR Associate's degree in one of the mechanical technologies from and accredited college or university and four years of experience as described above: OR graduation from high school or equivalent and five years of experience as described above: OR one year of experience as a Safety Specialist, Boiler - DIR in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.

Special Notes

For the Safety Supervisor and Safety Specialist, incumbents must obtain and maintain a State of Nevada Boiler Inspector's Certificate of Competency within twelve months of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.

Special Requirements

For the Safety Supervisor and Safety Specialist, Commission as a National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspector is required at the time of application and as a condition of continuing employment.

Additional Position Criteria

Commission as a National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspector is required.

A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.

This position requires performing standby/call back duties and occasionally working nights/weekends/holiday.

The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam

The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.


For more information about state employment, visit the following:

Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov

Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org

Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us

More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB


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Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:

Division of Human Resource Management Northern Nevada 209 East Musser Street, Room 101 Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868

Division of Human Resource Management Southern Nevada 555 East Washington Avenue, Suite 1400 Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868

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