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Texas Department of Insurance

The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation’s Workplace Safety section is responsible for promoting safe and healthy workplaces in Texas. We work to fulfill our legislative mandate to protect workers against unsafe working conditions, and encourage correction of hazardous working conditions in Texas workplaces. We take our responsibility to Texans seriously and strive for excellent customer service through our professional attitude, competence and efficiency.

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Veterans’ Preference:

To receive veterans’ preference, applicants must provide at least one the following documents with their State of Texas Application:

  • a copy of the DD 214, member #4;
  • a statement of compensation from the Veterans Benefits Administration; or
  • a copy of the DD 1300.

Applicable Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) codes are included, but not limited to the following: 06, OAP14, EO, 87GO.

Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at:


Current Opportunity: OSHCON Safety Consultant

Internal/External Posting for TDI Employees and the General Public

This position, with the Occupational Safety and Health Consultation (OSHCON) Program, performs advanced inspections and technical consultative services in a wide variety of worksites and industries throughout the assigned territory. OSHCON consultants enjoy a rewarding career helping Texas employers understand and comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, identify and correct hazards, and develop effective safety and health programs in a non-regulatory capacity. OSHCON consultants receive ongoing professional development and training, work regular hours with flexible schedules, and hone their occupational safety and health skills by working with different employers in a variety of industries each day.

The OSHCON Safety Consultant:

  • provides interpretations of and recommendations for compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations; 
  • provides assistance to Texas employers in developing and implementing effective safety and health management systems; 
  • conducts on-site inspections of employers' worksites/activities to identify safety hazards and provides recommendations for correction and abatement;
  • assesses the need for health-related testing and exposure determinations and addresses health issues commensurate with training and educational background;    
  • reviews employers’ injury and illness logs, written safety programs and employee training programs;
  • provides formal and informal training with emphasis on safety hazards in the workplace;
  • solicits employer requests for OSHCON assistance through telephone calls, presentations, correspondence, and other methods as appropriate; and
  • works with trade associations, business organizations, and other industry groups to promote the OSHCON program and safe workplaces through formal and informal meetings and presentations. 


Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.  Education and experience relevant to position requirements may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

Additionally, this position requires:

  • one year of full-time experience in occupational health and/or safety programs; and
  • driving a privately owned motor vehicle to and from meetings, consultative activities, training and other work assignments.

Preferences for this positions include:

  • a Bachelor’s degree in Safety and Health, or related field;
  • experience in conducting occupational health and/or safety consultations and inspections;
  • experience using occupational health testing equipment; and
  • bilingual language skills in English and Spanish (oral and written); experience in the construction industry.

This position requires demonstrated knowledge of:

  • proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling;
  • state and federal occupational safety and health laws, codes and standards; and
  • safety and health rules, regulations, standards, and the components of an effective safety program.

This position requires demonstrated skill in:

  • using Microsoft Office software programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint);
  • communicating effectively with groups through practiced or extemporaneous presentations;
  • prioritizing workload to meet continuous deadlines;
  • decision making, and problem solving;
  • planning, organizing and managing long and short-term projects;
  • effective oral and written communication;
  • interpreting and conveying the requirements of laws, directives and procedures;
  • providing training and instruction;
  • working with confidential, time sensitive information in a professional manner; and
  • operating a motor vehicle in highly congested traffic conditions in a safe courteous manner in compliance with traffic laws.

This position requires the demonstrated ability to:

  • gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts;
  • apply critical thinking to devise solutions to problems;
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with external customers and employees at all levels of the agency;
  • work harmoniously with fellow employees in an effective, results-oriented, productive team environment; and
  • satisfy the conditions required to maintain fully-qualified driving status.


Position Details

Opening Date:08/21/2017
Functional Title:OSHCON Safety Consultant
Classification Title:Inspector VI
Status:Internal/External Posting for TDI Employees and the General Public
Application Deadline:Until Filled
Pay Group:B19
Monthly Salary: $3,878.90
Annual Salary:$46,546.80
Job Posting Number:17-244
Division:Workplace Safety/OSHCON
Location:350 N. Sam Houston Pkwy E., Ste 110, Houston, TX 77060-3318
Travel Required:50 %


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Last updated: 09/26/2017

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