Safety, Health and Environmental Protection Specialist

Scranton, PA

[Posted October 5, 2018]


Cocciardi and Associates, Inc. is a full-service Safety, Health, Environmental Protection and Emergency Preparedness 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 $47,500.00-$60,000.00 DOQ) in Scranton, 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 three (3) years of applicable experience is required, resulting in specialized skills and the path to qualify for advancement and licensure. Successful completion of a medical examination, completion of a physical ability test demonstrating 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 Technologist(s) to accomplish tasks. The Specialist manages the development of personal safety plans, presentation of training for clients in the areas of toxic material (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 for this individual to manage effectively.


The Specialist 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.


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 may include an initial request for a writing sample, a personal interview and an opportunity for the candidate to demonstrate problem-solving abilities. It is anticipated that the hiring process will be completed during the Fall of 2018.


Cocciardi and Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.