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State of Massachusetts Site Investigator (Contractor) in Boston, Massachusetts

The Bureau of Community Health and Prevention (BCHAP) is seeking a part­-time Site Investigator (Contractor) for the Occupational Health Surveillance Program to work approximately 15-20 hours per week. This is a temporary contract assignment, and the Investigator will be responsible for conducting workplace-based inspections along with other related intervention and outreach activities.

This position will involve performing advanced site investigations of work-related fatalities in Massachusetts, by adhering to the Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) guidelines. Related tasks involve compiling necessary documentation on the case from the existing occupational fatality case tracking database which includes data from news scans, workplace enforcement agencies, responders, medical examiners, and death record processors. The Site Investigator (Contractor) will aim to conduct a site visit approximately once or twice a month, and then write up a summary of the visit following the FACE guidelines in either a full report or a fact sheet, as appropriate. The Investigator will also aim to advance racial equity and health equity by applying a racial justice framework to workplace inspections, and subsequent report writing and recommendations.


  • Excellent knowledge of workplace health and safety and applying this knowledge to site investigations.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ability to create and maintain detailed, accurate, and organized written records.

*Period of Service*: 8/2/2020- 6/30/2021

*Additional Information:*

  • Benefits are unavailable with the exception of sick leave accruals.

  • Contracts are renewable, subject to the Department approval, performance and allocation of funds.

  • All employees will be paid on a biweekly basis and must have direct deposit.

*DPH Mission Statement:*

The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth. We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health. Massachusetts ranks among the healthiest of states according to comparative analyses, but we face numerous challenges, including chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, violence, preventable hospitalizations, and health disparities.

DPH coordinates programs and policies to address specific diseases and conditions and offer services to address the needs of vulnerable populations. We also develop, implement, promote, and enforce regulations and policies to assure that the conditions under which people live are most conducive to health and enable people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. We license health professionals, healthcare facilities and a variety of businesses that impact public health. We operate the state laboratory and four public health hospitals. We monitor health status and manage vital records including births, marriages and deaths. We educate people about public health issues and work closely with local boards of health and community partners to identify and solve public health problems.

_Pre-Hire Process:_

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines.

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.

For questions regarding this requisition, please contact Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800- 510-4122 Ext. #2

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Job: *Science

Organization: *Department of Public Health

Title: Site Investigator (Contractor)

Location: Massachusetts-Boston-250 Washington Street

Requisition ID: 200004SX