6138 Industrial Hygienist - HSA

Recruitment #PEX-6138-106749

Introduction

AMENDED AND EXTENDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY 

10/06/2020: This announcement has been amended and extended to reflect changes with the application deadline date.  Applicants who already applied under Recruitment PEX-6138-106749 during the filing period of September 23, 2020 through October 7, 2020 need not reapply and will be included in the applicant pool.


APPOINTMENT TYPE:

This Permanent Exempt (PEX) position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer. Initial appointment for this position should not exceed one (1) year. This position may be extended up to total of three (3) years at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.

 

WHO WE ARE

The Human Services Agency (HSA) is a department of the City and County of San Francisco and the central resource for public assistance in the City. Our mission is to promote well-being and self-sufficiency among individuals, families, and communities in San Francisco. HSA was formed in 2004 with the merger of two previously existing city departments, the Department of Human Services and the Department of Disability and Aging Services. The agency retains two commissions and two department heads. The agency also includes the Office of Early Care and Education. Our mission is to promote well-being and self-sufficiency among individuals, families, and communities in San Francisco.

The HSA of the City and County of San Francisco shares a commitment to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community. Each member of our organization is responsible and accountable for promoting success, being compassionate, and ensuring that everyone has a voice to make San Francisco an inclusive and equitable place to live and work by employing fair and just practices to and for all.

 

WHAT WE DO

We provide a safety net for individuals and families by offering income support, community-based living supports, and assistance getting food, housing, and health coverage. We offer programs and services that ensure the protection and safety of children, the elderly, and dependent adults. We help people secure employment through training, job search, and child care assistance.

 

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

Under direction, performs technically difficult industrial hygiene work in connection with hazardous materials and other health and environmental hazards in the City and County of San Francisco; independently conducts routine industrial hygiene monitoring of chemical, biological, and physical agents; serves as a technical resource and advisor in the implementation of occupational safety and health regulations; may evaluate industrial hygiene data in relation to public health issues; develops and conducts occupational health and safety training programs; responds to and evaluates hazardous materials incidents; conducts ergonomic evaluations.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Serves as a technical advisor to departmental management and other personnel in identifying, containing and regulating the use and storage of hazardous materials; in developing and implementing inspection practices and procedures.
  • Investigates and evaluates health and safety hazards and coordinates remedial action with representatives from various City and County departments, other agencies, businesses and the public; conducts surveys of potentially hazardous workplace operations, including monitoring for physical, biological, and chemical agents, evaluating results, recommending corrective actions and preparing reports.
  • Anticipates, identifies, evaluates, and controls occupational safety and health and environmental hazards for personnel working in proximity to hazardous waste remediation or hazardous materials.
  • Develops, modifies, and/or maintains health and safety programs for City and County of San Francisco personnel.
  • Develops policies and procedures for responding to hazardous materials incidents and implementation of environmental health and safety laws, codes and regulations.
  • Develops and conducts health and safety training, and conducts programs concerning the proper use, storage and disposal of hazardous materials and the regulation of hazardous materials according to law.
  • Performs assessments to identify and resolve ergonomic issues in a variety of work settings.
  • Advises program and departmental management on matters pertaining to public health and safety; the handling and containment of hazardous materials incidents and evaluation procedures.
  • Provides technical support in identifying, preventing and controlling health, environmental and safety hazards.
  • Coordinates compliance with applicable laws, policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Assists in administrative tasks related to implementation of ordinances, codes and other regulations.
  • Maintains technical reference materials and records and compiles data and prepares reports.
  • Maintains Respiratory Protection Program, including recommending appropriate respiratory protection, fit-testing, and coordinating medical examinations and maintaining records.
  • Conducts and participates in meetings with professional and business groups concerning industrial hygiene and hazardous materials matters.

Minimum Qualifications

EDUCATION:

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

AND

EXPERIENCE:

Two (2) years of professional industrial experience equivalent to the level of City and County of San Francisco classes 6137 Assistant Industrial Hygienist or 6138 Industrial Hygienist, which must have included professional industrial hygiene activities including either hazardous materials management or identification, evaluation, and control of occupational health hazards, such as noise, radiation, asbestos, various chemicals, etc.

 

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION:

Possession of a valid California driver’s license.

NOTE: Possession of a valid California driver’s license is required at the time of appointment.

 

SUBSTITUTION:

Certification by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene as a Certified Industrial Hygienist in the comprehensive practice of Industrial Hygiene may substitute for the required education and experience.  

  

NOTE: Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

VERIFICATION OF EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION:

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. Refer to the following links for verification: https://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process

Education Verification, including verifying foreign credits or degree equivalency: https://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements%20

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.

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 (PEX-6138-106749)
  • 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.

You can also watch this video for further assistance with our online application system:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-kUFHXhBjQ&feature=youtu.be

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, Tamara Ranney, by telephone at 415-770-4126, or by email at tamara.ranney@sfgov.org

Selection Plan

The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements.

Selection Procedures

The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum qualifications and the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position. 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 for an 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.

Conclusion

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.  

NOTE ON PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE): 

Some positions in the Human Services Agency 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.

 

COPIES OF APPLICATION DOCUMENTS: Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#copies

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. https://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#identification

CLERICAL ERRORS: May be corrected by posting of the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at: https://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#announcementsdefinitions

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS: Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: https://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities

DRIVER’S LICENSE REQUIREMENT: Most positions require a valid California’s driver’s license: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#license

 

Exam Type: Permanent Exempt - PEX
Issued: September 23, 2020 , Extended : October 6, 2020
Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PEX-6138-106749
HSA/TR/415.557.5453

Benefits

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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