Employment Opportunities

Cocciardi and Associates, Inc. is a full service Safety, Health, Environmental Protection and Emergency Management consulting and engineering firm, with multiple locations in Pennsylvania. The company offers an exceptional benefit package, including a 401(k) retirement plan.    


Collegiate Safety Program Professional

(Posted 6/4/2014)

Cocciardi and Associates, Inc. is a full service Safety, Health, Environmental Protection and Emergency Management consulting and engineering firm with multiple locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey (www.cocciardi.com). 


The company is currently soliciting CV/resumes for an individual who will manage corporate support of core company services provided to colleges and universities.  The company services these clients in a multi-state area.  However, many are located in the Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania region.  The position is preliminarily identified as operating from the company’s Scranton, Pennsylvania office location.


This is a full-time, FLSA exempt, salaried position (salary DOQ).  A comprehensive benefit package, including 401k retirement and health insurance is associated with any offer of employment.


The qualified candidate will have (a) related degree(s) and experience (e.g. 5-10 years) working within the collegiate safety, health, risk management and emergency preparedness environment.  Professional certification (e.g. Certified Safety Professional [CSP], Certified Industrial Hygienist [CIH], Certified Hazardous Materials Manager [CHMM]) is highly desired. This candidate will have project management experience related to higher education (e.g. development of Chemical Hygiene Plans, Collegiate Emergency Communications Plans and the development and provision of training provided to collegiate staff).


This individual must acquire/maintain certification in specified regulatory areas and be available to provide technical assistance to colleges and universities during emergency events.  Response to events of consequence may be required.


Previous consulting work, though not essential, will document the candidate’s ability to manage large-scale/multi-location projects.


Communications skills, both verbal and written, must be exceptional.


This individual may be required to use personal protective equipment, including respirators and maintain a current/valid driver’s license.  Travel is associated routinely with the position, and remote work (i.e. from locations away from an office) is expected.


Interested individual should send a CV and letter of application identifying salary history to employment@cocciardi.com.  Initial phone interviews followed by requests for writing/ problem solving materials and a final in-person interview are expected.  Additional information concerning the application/interview process can be acquired from the Business/Human Resource Manager, Barbara Pears, at 717-766-4500 ext 3028.


Safety, Health and Environmental Protection Specialist, State College, PA


[Posted January 1, 2014]



Cocciardi and Associates, Inc. is a full service Safety, Health, Environmental Protection and Emergency Management consulting and engineering firm, with multiple office locations.  The firm is currently soliciting resumes/CV for the position of Safety, Health and Environmental Protection (SHEP) Specialist (salary $52,500.00-$60,000.00 DOQ) in State College, PA.  This is a salaried exempt (FLSA) position, with overnight travel required.  The company offers an exceptional benefit package, including a comprehensive healthcare package, multi-faceted retirement plan, and professional development opportunities.  Professional progression and advancement is anticipated for this individual.



The successful candidate for this position will possess an appropriate degree and work experience in the field(s) of occupational safety, industrial hygiene, and/or environmental science/protection.  A minimum of five (5) years of applicable experience is required, resulting in specialized skills and the path to qualify for advancement.  Demonstration of movement toward an advanced degree and/or professional certification is required.  Successful completion of a medical examination, including classification as a non-smoker, completion of a physical ability test demonstrating the ability to perform essential job tasks, and a drug screen are required.  Demonstrated supervisory capabilities are required, with a minimum of one (1) year of supervisory experience necessary to qualify for this position.


This individual performs projects of a technical nature and manages Safety, Health and Environmental Technologists to accomplish tasks, in addition to performance of key safety related activities in these areas.  Safety, Health and Environmental Technologists’ tasks include the development of personal safety and environmental protection plans, development and/or presentation of training for clients in the areas of toxic material and waste handling (U.S. EPA and OSHA training), OSHA or state required safety training, inspection of public and private sites for safety and environmental health hazards, and the provision of written reports with prioritized recommended actions.  Experience and/or licensure in these areas is essential.


This individual must maintain specialization/qualifications and certifications in these areas, and routinely demonstrate these skills on large or complex safety, health and environmental compliance projects.


Communications (verbal and written) skills must be exceptional, with clients, subordinates, and supervisors. 


Previous work in the consulting field, though not essential for each candidate, will document the candidates’ ability to manage similar projects and products from inception (bid and specifications) through conclusion (cost effective scheduling and project reporting).


This individual must be fully qualified to use personal protective equipment, including respirators, and may enter or operate in hazardous environments or atmospheres.


Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest in this position and a resume/CV to:  employment@cocciardi.com.  Resumes will be received/reviewed, additional information (specific position description) sent to qualified candidates, and qualified candidates interviewed upon identification.  A multi-step employment process is anticipated, which will include an initial request for a writing sample, phone interview and subsequent personal interview and ability for the candidate to demonstrate problem-solving abilities.