6138 Industrial Hygienist

Recruitment #TPV-6138-110885

Introduction

CLASS 6138 INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY

The San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) is accepting applications in class 6138 Industrial Hygienist. Positions are currently available at:

  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center's Environmental Health and Safety Department

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 Industrial Hygienist will manage the hospital's office ergonomics and hazard communication programs and work with the Hospital’s Safety Officer and Senior Industrial Hygienist on health and safety issues within the hospital.

  • Public Health’s Occupational Safety and Health Division (2 vacancies)

The Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Division of the Department of Public Health is looking for Industrial Hygienists to support DPH clinics and services and provides overall technical guidance and consultation for the Department and its work order clients. Integrated into the OSH Division’s team of Certified Industrial Hygienists and Certified Safety Professionals one of the two positions supports the San Francisco Police Department, while the other has a more general role within OSH.  and

  • Public Health’s Environmental Health Branch.

The Environmental Health Branch position will perform industrial hygiene work including the development, implementation and enforcement of City ordinances related to environmental health issues. The Position may serve on the hazardous materials emergency response team. This duty includes performing response efforts and ensuring all equipment is calibrated and properly functioning. This position will also help manage the Asbestos Regulatory Program for the Environmental Health Branch.   

The Human Services Agency (HSA) is accepting applications in class 6138 Industrial Hygienists. Currently, HSA has one  (1) position available.

  • HSA is one of the largest agencies in the City and County of San Francisco that provides a safety net for individuals and families by offering income support, assistance getting food, housing, health coverage, and employment. The HSA position will perform industrial hygiene work in connection with hazardous materials; independently conduct routine industrial hygiene monitoring of chemical, biological, and physical agents; serve as a technical resource and advisor in the implementation of occupational safety and health regulations; evaluate industrial hygiene data concerning public health issues; develop and conducts occupational health and safety training programs; respond to and evaluates hazardous materials incidents; conduct ergonomic evaluations.

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; and performs related duties as required.   This position performs the following 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.

 The Industrial Hygienist also performs other related duties as assigned.  

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.

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.

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.

License and Certification:

Possession of a valid California driver’s license. (California license must be obtained within 45 days 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.

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

Verification:
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

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
  • 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 Louieby email at Lillian.Louie@sfdph.org

 

Selection Procedures

The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate 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.

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.

Requests:
Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: 
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities
Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: 
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#veteranspreference

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.

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.

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.

Note on Electronic Health Records: The Department of Public Health (DPH) has implemented a unified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and DPH employees must demonstrate competency in the use of the system that is appropriate for their classification as a condition of employment.

ICARE (Introduce-Connect-Ask-Respond-Exit) ICARE is our caring framework, based on our values that guide our interactions with patients, their families and each other. The ICARE framework is a structure that ensures that everyone (patients, visitors and staff) receive compassionate, respectful attention every time. Visit https://zuckerbergsanfranciscogeneral.org/about-us/

Exam Type:  ENTRANCE
Issued:  April 16, 2021
Carol Isen
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: TPV-6138-110885
DPH/HSA/LL/Pos Nos. 01134680/01111466/01094239/01137867

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.

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