6139 - Senior Industrial Hygienist

Recruitment #PEX-6139-113087



CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  For details on how it is applicable to your employment, please click here.

APPOINTMENT TYPE: This Permanent Exempt - Full Time (Category 18) position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer. This position has an anticipated duration of no more than three (3) years and will not result in an eligible list or permanent civil service hiring.


The Department of Building Inspection (DBI) is the regulatory building safety agency responsible for overseeing the effective and efficient enforcement of building, electrical, plumbing, disability access and housing codes for the City and County of San Francisco’s more than 200,000 commercial and residential buildings. DBI ensures life and property are safeguarded and provides a public forum for community involvement in the process. The department has three primary service areas: Inspections, Permit and Administrative.



Under general direction, the Senior Industrial Hygienist will be responsible for creating and directing a comprehensive program for the Department of Building Inspection, which may include elements of occupational, operational and/or industrial safety and loss control. The Senior Industrial Hygienist will define health and safety priorities and goals for the Department of Building Inspection; serves as a point of contact for Cal/OSHA and as the subject matter expert in Cal/OSHA regulations. The Senior Industrial Hygienist will be expected to take a leading role in reviewing and managing department COVID19 health and safety response and developing occupational safety policies/procedures and programs including but not limited to vehicle safety and ergonomics Perform related duties as required.


Examples of Essential Duties:

· Evaluates the effectiveness of occupational safety programs and recommends modification to comply with legal requirements; prevent injuries, minimize Workers Compensation costs and reduce liability;

· Create a system of coordinating investigations of accidents to determine causes of accidents; preparing investigation reports and recommends appropriate corrective actions.

· Establishes department-wide safety training program for all department personnel; develops a variety of training materials.

· Establish department protocol of evaluating and selecting personal protective and ergonomic equipment.

· Assess and recommend equipment, furniture, and materials to ensure safe and/or ergonomic work environment and conditions.

· Interviews employees and supervisors to obtain information about equipment use, exposures, and work practices.

· Inspect/observe work practices, equipment, and physical conditions to identify potential hazards and verify compliance with regulations; Develop controls or work practices to minimize or eliminate hazards identified.

· Write clear and concise reports.

· Investigate accidents to identify causal factors.

· Consult with managers and employees to make recommendations for implementing safety changes.

· Recommend corrective actions to reduce potential for future accidents.

· Identify needs for safety training from inspections, trend analyses, and review of regulatory requirements.

· Develop and present safety training to diverse audiences.

· Review, analyze, and monitor workers’ compensation claims and other data to minimize costs and reduce incidents.

· Participate in regulatory inspections and compliance activities to represent City Department.

· Review and make recommendations on facility designs and construction to enhance safety and regulatory compliance.

· Serve as department liaison on all safety matters.

Minimum Qualifications

These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification.  Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.


Possession of a Master’s degree in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety and Health, Environmental Health/Management, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. All degrees must have major coursework in Industrial Hygiene.


Four (4) years of professional industrial experience, which must include at least one (1) year of journey level experience equivalent to the level of City and County of San Francisco classes 6138 Industrial Hygienist or 6139 Senior Industrial Hygienist. Experience must have included professional industrial hygiene activities including either hazardous materials management or identification, evaluation, and control of occupational health hazards.

License and Certification:

Certification by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene as a Certified Industrial Hygienist in the comprehensive practice of Industrial Hygiene and possession of a valid California driver’s license.


Possession of a Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety and Health, Environmental Health/Management, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university; AND six (6) years of experience as described above may substitute for the required education and experience.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

§  Select the desired job announcement

§  Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information

§  Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”

§  Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Yvonne Lin, by telephone at 628-652-3581, or by email at yvonne.lin@sfgov.org.

Selection Procedures

The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate the qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to participate in the oral/performance interview.

Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

§  Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.

§  Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: At the City and County of San Francisco, we share a commitment to a diverse, inclusive and equitable community. Each member of our organization is responsible and accountable for what they say and do to make San Francisco an inclusive and equitable place to live and work by employing fair and just practices to and for all.

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.


Issued:  July 14, 2021

Carol Isen

Human Resources Director 

Department of Human Resources

Recruitment ID Number: PEX-6139-113087

DBI/YL/ 628-652-3581


All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.


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