Department of Public Health – Director of Occupational Safety and Health
Posted: Aug 21, 2018
City & County of San Francisco
Department of Public Health
$129,506 – $165,256
**Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time, but not earlier than August 10, 2018.**
This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A. General Job Description: Under general direction, the Director of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) plans, implements, and manages an integrated loss control program for DPH. The loss control program includes the occupational safety and health program and the workers’ compensation (WC) program for all DPH Divisions. The position develops, implements and maintains Department-wide occupational health and safety and loss control policies, procedures and activities. The essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:
- Plans, implements, evaluates and manages an integrated loss control program for DPH. This includes hiring and supervising staff, setting program goals, allocating resources and interfacing with departmental managers at all levels to achieve timely outcomes and measurable goals within budget.
- Directs, oversees and evaluates the work of occupational safety and health professional in the anticipation, identification, evaluation and control of occupational safety and health hazards.
- Coaches and develops OSH staff.
- Develops, implements and maintains Department-wide occupational health and safety and loss control policies, procedures, programs and activities. Coordinates OSH/WC policies, procedures, programs and activities between major DPH Divisions.
- Provides tools, skills and encouragement needs for managers and supervisors to take ownership of staff safety and health, with the goal of reducing staff injuries and illnesses.
- Interfaces with regulatory and licensing agencies on occupational safety and health issues.
- Participates in occupational safety and health rulemaking activities.
- Monitors the effectiveness of the overall DPH loss control program. Identifies and recommends revisions and/or enhancements to improve the loss control program.
- Advises and consults with division, section, and unit managers on OSH/WC issues.
- Recommends new policies, programs, equipment and allocation of resources to prevent occupational injuries and illness and minimizes WC costs.
- Designs, develops, maintains and updates a database to record occupational injury and illness as legally mandated and monitors WC claims and costs for all DPH units, sections and divisions. This includes analyzing injury trends and recommending prevention activities as well as monitoring individual WC claims and working with the third-party administrator (TPA), Deputy City Attorney (DCA), Department of Human Resources (DHR) Division of Workers’ Compensation and senior management to resolve claims.
- Provides legal testimony on OSH/WC issues as needed. This includes providing expert witness testimony as needed.
- Receives and analyzes all DPH injury reports and WC cost reports. Prepares reports for DPH Executive Staff, the DHR Division of Workers’ Compensation, and regulatory agencies.
- Serves as the Department’s liaison with Cal-OSHA, various labor/management committees and other appropriate agencies. Identifies and resolves complex problems pertaining to OSH/WC.
- Develops and monitors the budget for the OSH Section. Provides input on WC budget for all DPH Divisions and monitors WC expenditures against budget. Directs the preparation of a variety of fiscal and operational reports relating to employee injuries and WC costs.
- Works with managers from DPH Human Resources, City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) Department of Human Resources (DHR), DCA, TPA, EEO/ADA, etc. to identify and resolve problems or conflicts and harmonizes policies and procedures.
- Works with engineering and operational staff to review construction projects including significant remodels and new construction to ensure compliance with health and safety requirements and minimize injuries.
- Oversees OSH services by work order for the San Francisco Police Department, the San Francisco Fire Department, San Francisco Public Library, the War Memorial Performing Arts Complex, and other CCSF Departments and agencies.
- Provides loss control services for CCSF Departments without professional OSH staff.
- Develops, designs, coordinates, delivers and supervises training programs related to OSH/WC.
- Monitors OSH/WC staff and practices to assure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and professional, legal and ethical standards of care, and all administrative guidelines, standards and policies.
The 0932 Manager IV, Director of Occupational Safety and Health, also performs other related duties as assigned.
Compensation and Benefits: The normal annual salary range is $129,506 – $165,256. Appointment above the maximum of the normal range may be considered based on documented and substantiated recruitment and retention issues or exceptional skills. A special approval process is necessary for appointment above the normal salary range. In addition to a competitive salary, the City and County of San Francisco offers flexible benefit plans with pre-tax elections which include: medical and dental insurance; retirement plan; deferred compensation plan; Social Security; long-term disability plan; life insurance; management training program; eleven (11) paid holidays annually; five (5) floating holidays; depending on years of service, ten (10), fifteen (15), or twenty (20) vacation days annually; and may earn up to 100 hours paid administrative leave annually.
- Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Safety, Occupational Safety and Health, Safety Management, Engineering, Physical Science, Natural Science, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Health/Management, Environmental Studies/Sciences or a closely related field from an accredited college or university; AND
- Five (5) years (equivalent to 10,000 hours) of experience in industrial hygiene, industrial safety, and/or occupational safety and health. Qualifying experience must include three (3) years (equivalent to 6,000 hours) of experience supervising professionals engaged in industrial hygiene and/or occupational safety and health work; AND
- Possession of valid certification in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene OR as a Certified Safety Professional by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.
Nature of Position: Must be able to lift, carry and use standard safety and health equipment, including respirators and personal protective equipment. Must be able to work around and with hazardous materials, physical agents, and biological agents. Must be able to enter and work in confined spaces such as tunnels, crawl spaces or sewers, and be able to work in hot and cold environments and elevated heights. Position must be able to commute to various worksites at all times of the day (in the event of a critical incident).
Desirable Qualifications: The stated desirable qualifications listed below may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.
- Master’s degree in Safety, Occupational Safety and Health, Safety Management, Engineering, Physical Science, Natural Science, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Health/Management, Environmental Studies/Sciences or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.
- Possession of valid certification as both a Certified Industrial Hygienist by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene and as a Certified Safety Professional by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
- Documented experience working a professional level in two or more separate and unrelated safety and health programs.
- Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.
- Possession of state certification for asbestos and lead.
- Experience with workers’ compensation claims management.
- Experience in public health, health departments, health care or other medical setting.
Verification of Experience: http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#verification Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.
Verification of Education: If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://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.