Grade II Inspector - Chemical Market Surveillance

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Employer: Health and Safety Authority
Location: Ireland
Salary: €69,518 - €84,778
Closing Date: 29 February 2024
Sector: Public Sector
Function: Health and Safety

Grade II Inspector: Chemical Market Surveillance

The role will involve supporting the operations of the market surveillance of chemical products, monitoring compliance of products and assessing the safety of the products to workers and consumers. The successful candidate will also act on behalf of the national enforcement authority playing a key lead role in, EU and national fora and working groups.

This post requires flexibility and accordingly, in addition to the following responsibilities, an Inspector Grade II must be prepared to undertake such other work and responsibilities as may be assigned to him/her from time to time including EU Travel.

The successful candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary team. The following non-exhaustive list of tasks are those that the person appointed to this role could be assigned. Please note that the final set of tasks will be assigned on take up of the role.
■ Contributes to Competent Authority functions (for REACH, CLP, Detergents, Export, Import) at national and EU level.
■ Assists in the drafting and development of National and European chemical enforcement policy.
■ Coordinates market surveillance activities within the Authority, engaging with other market surveillance regulators, stakeholders and Customs.
■ Carries out the necessary inspection, audit and product assessment activities.
■ Where assigned, manages direct reports carrying out market surveillance activities. Ensuring that inspections and activities are planned and completed to the highest standards.
■ Participates in EU fora and working groups e.g. ECHAs Forum on enforcement, including
attendance at EU meetings, coordination of national enforcement activities.
■ Coordinates relevant IT – related activities e.g. ICSMS/Safety Gate.
■ Maintains good communications with stakeholders e.g. by attending meetings, giving
presentations, answering Chemical Helpdesk queries etc.
■ Assists in developing, updating and implementing procedures and protocols for the market surveillance of chemical products.
■ Undertakes such other duties as may be assigned in accordance with the operational needs of the Authority.

Essential Requirements:

The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate they meet the competencies as set out in the Appendix and also meet the following essential requirements:
■ Primary degree (NFQ level 8 or equivalent) in Science (e.g. Chemistry, Toxicology, Physics, Environmental) or other appropriate discipline
■ Minimum of three years relevant work experience, with significant experience in product assessment in a regulatory or industry setting.
■ Good knowledge and understanding of EU/Irish chemical legislation.
■ Possession of a full driving licence (Category B)

Desirable Requirements:

The following requirements are desirable:
■ Experience in enforcement, market surveillance and/or experience in ensuring product compliance is achieved within industry, distribution, retail or regulatory setting, or other regulatory experience.
■ Staff /Project management experience.

Closing date: Thursday 29th February 2024 at 5pm