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Date:  Jun 11, 2021
Req ID:  8429

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $40,340.00

Position Number:  22093985 
County:  Central and/or Northeast Arkansas 
Posting End Date:   June 20, 2021 

Section:  OSHA/Consultation 

The mission of the Department of Labor and Licensing is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the general public and the wage earners of Arkansas through the administration, enforcement and provision of services related to licensing, permitting, code enforcement, and employment as authorized by Arkansas law.

Position Information

Class Code: X065C

Grade: GS07


Salary Range: $40,340.00 - $58,493.00


The Labor Inspector is responsible for inspecting facilities within the state for compliance in the areas of elevator, building, boiler, fire, and electrical codes depending on assignment. This position is governed by state and federal laws, applicable state and national codes and standards, and agency/institution policy.


Checks design, blueprints, and engineer's calculations for code compliance and use of code approved materials. Conducts inspections at construction sites to ensure code compliance and notes any items for corrective action by contractors. Prepares inspection reports and issues/denies operating permits. Conducts routine annual and/or semi-annual inspections and verifies that all operating controls and required safety devices are in place and in good working order and that a licensed operator is on duty if required. Approves or disapproves license renewals and recommends necessary repairs and/or corrections. Prepares written reports of all inspections performed, listing any defects, code violations, or unsafe conditions. Investigates complaints of equipment performance, accidents, or possible unsafe conditions and documents findings. Performs other duties as assigned.


Frequent travel within an assigned area and exposure to weather elements and construction sites is required. Occasional climbing of ladders and or stairs at construction sites is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of state and federal health and safety laws and regulations. Knowledge of applicable American National Standards Institute (ANSI) codes and standards. Ability to conduct on-site inspections and investigations to ensure compliance with all applicable codes and standards. Ability to review reports for accuracy and completeness. Ability to investigate complaints of equipment performance or unsafe conditions, document findings and recommend corrective action. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal educational equivalent of a high school diploma; completion of a journeyman's program in selected area; plus three years of experience in safety inspections and investigations. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.


Must be certified in appropriate inspection area by Arkansas Department of Labor.

The Arkansas Department of Labor and Licensing fosters, promotes, and develops the health, safety and welfare of wage earners in Arkansas, providing services and enforcing laws to improve working conditions and enhance opportunities for safe and profitable employment.


REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:  The Safety Inspector must have knowledge of federal OSHA regulations, health, safety, and accident prevention procedures and programs. Knowledge of state and federal laws and agency standards concerning workplace health and safety. The ability to communicate information and provide technical assistance to clients regarding health and safety. Experience conducting inspections and report writing are essential.


ONLY COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WITH WORK HISTORY WILL BE ACCEPTED. Applications must include complete work history and references. A resume may accompany the state application but will not be substituted for any part of the application.

Veteran Preference: A copy of the DD214 must be submitted at the time of application, to be considered for Veteran's Preference.


The Arkansas Department of Labor and Licensing is an Equal Opportunity Employer; we will make any reasonable accommodations necessary to ensure equal employment opportunities.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock