6139 Senior Industrial Hygienist
REOPENED FOR FURTHER RECRUITMENT
|Department||Department of Public Health|
|Date Opened||8/16/2021 08:00:00 AM|
|Salary||$134,186.00 - $163,072.00/year|
|Job Type||Permanent PBT|
CLASS 6139 SENIOR INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
AMENDED TO UPDATE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 8.27.2021
**Reopened for Further Recruitment. Previous Applicants need not reapply**
This is a Position Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.
The San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) is accepting applications in class 6139 Senior Industrial Hygienists. Positions are currently available at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center's Environmental Health and Safety, Occupational Safety and Health Division, and Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center.
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center is a large acute care teaching hospital which is the sole Level I Trauma Center for the City and County of San Francisco and offers a comprehensive range of inpatient, ambulatory, skilled nursing, rehabilitative and community oriented programs and is affiliated with the University of California - San Francisco. The Senior Industrial Hygienist will manage the hospital's hazardous materials and hazardous waste and respiratory protection program and will interact with all levels of staff, managers, and leadership to foster employee health and safety within the Center.
The Occupational Safety and Health Division of the Department of Public Health is looking for a Senior Industrial Hygienists to support DPH clinics and services, and provides overall technical guidance and consultation for the Department. The Division also provides health and safety support to several other agencies of the City and County of San Francisco and may also be looking for a Senior Industrial Hygienists to support one of these clients.
Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center is the largest skilled nursing facility in California and one of the largest in the United States, with over 7900 residents, 1,800 employees, on an 62 acre campus. The Senior Industrial Hygienist would manage the Workplace Safety and Emergency Management program which is responsible for employee health and safety and emergency preparedness for the hospital and will interact with all levels of staff, supervisors, managers, and leadership.
The shift is Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. -5 p.m. and may be required to work evenings, nights, weekends and/or holidays on occasion.
GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
Under general direction, performs highly technical and complex industrial hygiene work in the development, implementation and enforcement of regulations and programs in relation to the identification, evaluation, control and prevention of workplace hazards. Positions in this class may function as first line supervisors and highly technical specialists in providing advice on the identification, evaluation, and control of chemical, physical, and biological agents, proper handling and procedure for the storage and disposal of hazardous substances, hazardous substances inspections, and emergency planning, response, demobilization, and preparedness.
The essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:
May supervise a staff of industrial hygiene, health and safety, and environmental, public health, and support personnel. Supervision may include developing goals and objectives and monitoring progress;
Collaborates with all levels of staff, leadership, other CCSF Departments, and members of the public on health and safety issues and concerns;
Develops and conducts training sessions for personnel with potential exposure to chemical, physical or biological hazards;
Responds to hazardous material incidents and/or employee concerns by evaluating the situation and advising on procedures for handling containment and/or evacuation. Assist CCSF Departments with emergency planning and preparedness;
Investigates accidents, incidents, and/or employee concerns involving exposure to chemical, physical, or biological agents and ensures that effective corrective action plans are developed and implemented;
Develops, implements and maintains specific health and safety programs such as injury and illness prevention, respiratory protection, hearing conservation, heat illness prevention, asbestos, lead, silica, ergonomics, indoor air quality, exposure to blood borne pathogens and exposure to infectious disease;
Reviews and responds to complex questions and concerns from the CCSF staff and/or the community that may involve exposure to chemical, physical or biological agents;
Uses database to track injury, illness and exposure data. Ensures data is accurate and uses data to develop corrective actions;
Performs administrative tasks related to enforcement of ordinances, codes and other regulations;
Participates in advisory committees developing regulations pertaining to chemical, physical and biological agents;
Assists departments with regulatory agency inspections;
Maintains technical reference materials and records;
Compiles data and prepares reports;
Develops and manages a budget for programs or projects ensuring fiscal stewardship;
Tracks corrective action plans to ensure effective implementation;
Evaluates work operations and selects appropriate control measures, such as personal protective equipment; AND
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Possession of a Master’s degree in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety and Health; Environmental Sciences, Health, or Management; or a closely related field from an accredited college or university; AND
Four (4) years of professional industrial hygiene 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. Experience must have included professional industrial hygiene activities including either hazardous materials management or identification, evaluation, and control of occupational health hazards; AND
License and Certification:
Possession of a valid driver’s license; if not a California driver’s license ability to obtain a California Driver’s License within 45 days of hire. AND
Certification by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene as a Certified Industrial Hygienist in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene.
Possession of a baccalaureate degree with major coursework in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety and Health; Environmental Sciences, Health, or Management; or a closely related field from an accredited college or university; AND two (2) additional years of experience (six (6) years total) as described above may substitute for the required education and experience
Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at https://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements
All applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point in the application and/or departmental selection process. Verification of qualifying experience, when requested, must be documented on the employer's business letterhead and must include the name of the applicant, job title(s), dates of employment, description of job duties performed, and signature of the employer or the employer’s authorized representative. Experience claimed in self-employment will only be accepted if supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to minimum qualifications above. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupation and total earnings must be submitted. Employees of the City and County of San Francisco may submit performance evaluations showing duties performed to verify qualifying City experience. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee's class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules. Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Failure to provide the required verification, or request for waiver when requested may result in rejection of application.
Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.
NOTE: One year full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.
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
In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, “shelter-in-place” has been issued for all San Francisco residents that is expected to be in effect until further notice. As a result, Department of Human Resources (DHR)’s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Human Resources Analyst listed on this announcement.
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, Lillian Louie, by email at Lillian.Louie@sfdph.org
Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: Qualifying): Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. The Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.
Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation (Weight: 100%): Candidates who met the minimum qualifications will be emailed the supplemental questionnaire to the address listed on the candidates’ online application. Candidates will be required to respond to the supplemental questionnaire in the time frame indicated and must submit the completed questionnaire as directed in order to have it evaluated. Responses cannot be changed once submitted. Candidates will be evaluated based on their supplemental questionnaire responses. Candidates must achieve a passing score on the supplemental questionnaire in order to continue in the selection process and will be placed on the confidential eligible list in rank order according to their final score. After the confidential eligible list is adopted the department may administer additional selection procedures to make a final hiring decision. The supplemental questionnaire has been designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include, but not be limited to: knowledge of Industrial Hygiene and hazardous substances management; knowledge of chemical, physical and biological agent sampling and analysis theory and practice; knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental and occupational health and safety and hazardous materials laws, regulations, and ordinances; knowledge of professional standards, procedures and methods concerning the safe handling, storage, and containment of hazardous substances; ability to plan and manage occupational health programs or projects; written communication ability; interpersonal ability; and supervisory ability.
Eligible List/Score Report:
A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created, and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.
The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be six (6) months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.
Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list/score report resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification. To find other Departments which use this classification, please see https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/Forms-Documents/Position-Count-by-Job-Codes.pdf.
The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Ten Scores. Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.
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.
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Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.
The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.
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Physical Examination: Prior to appointment, at the Department’s expense, applicants may be required to take a tuberculosis (TB) screening test, a medical examination and/or drug test.
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Note on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Some positions in the Department of Public Health will require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to gloves, gowns, eye and face protection, and face-fitting respirators. The requirement for the use of PPE may come on short or no notice. Facial hair or any condition that interferes with a face-fitting respirator’s seal (i.e. comes between the sealing surfaces of the respirator and the wearer’s bare skin) is not permitted when face-fitting respirators are worn, including during initial or periodic respirator fit-testing. Employees who choose not to shave and do not have either American Disabilities Act (ADA) or Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Accommodations do not have the right to alternate work assignments or the option of using a loose-fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) in place of a Face Fitting Respirator.
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Exam Type: CPE
Issued: April 2, 2021 - Reopened: August 16, 2021/Amended 8.26.2021 Updated MQs
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PBT-6139-110805
DPH/LL/DHR Pos Nos: 01089647/01131854/01080677
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