ASSOCIATE INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST
|Salary: $4,960.00 - $6,577.00 Date Posted:02/28/2013|
|Working Title||Position Number|
|Health and Safety Officer||538 - 403 - 3856 - XXX|
|SACRAMENTO (ERO 01)|
|Full Time||Permanent month(s)||SACRAMENTO|
|Final Filing Date:||Department Link:|
|Contact Unit/Address||Contact Name/Phone|
|EMPLOYEE RELATIONS OFFICE
801 K STREET, MS 22-13
SACRAMENTO, CA 95814
|Special Requirements: COI - 1|
|Job Description & Additional Information|
This position is subject the Department’s Conflict of Interest Code
JOB DESCRIPTION : Under general direction of the Chief, Employee Relations Office [Staff Services Manager II (M)], the Associate Industrial Hygienist independently performs difficult industrial hygiene work in connection with occupational and environmental health hazards which may adversely affect the health of workers. It is expected that the incumbent be an occupational health professional who has expertise and/or strong specialization of work hazards such as biological, chemical or toxicological factors. This is a full journey level associate industrial hygienist who may also act as lead over other staff in connection with studies or special projects. Statewide travel is required.
Essential Functions : Develop, implement, and conduct a health and injury prevention safety program to include developing procedures and implementing policies to identify, analyze, and correct unsafe practices and workplace hazards; provide department-wide communication to staff on health and safety matters to include technical and consultative assistance to management on safety/security and ergonomics. Provide evaluation and assessment of office ergonomics identify control measure to ensure that staff is protected from those ergonomic hazards identified which would include updating emergency manuals and handbooks relating to departmental operations, safety and security processes in the event of emergency incidents.
Oversees and ensures the department’s compliance with state and federal health and safety policies and regulations. Compiles and analyzes accident/injury statistics and cost data for the department and provides management reports regarding health and safety issues and compliance; investigates complaints of unhealthful working conditions and recommends corrective action; conducts inspections of facilities and responds to safety complaints; conducts interviews with staff in reviewing and investigating all industrial injuries; addresses any identified safety hazards and makes recommendations to management for immediate corrective action for any unsafe practice or condition; follows up to assure compliance implementation.
Provides evaluation and assessment of occupational hazards to which employees are exposed while performing field activities. Conducts field sampling and monitoring through collecting, recording, analyzing, and interpreting of industrial hygiene data to determine any hazardous exposures to staff. Identifies and implements control measures to ensure that staff are protected from any discovered hazards and ensure any potential hazards and/or worker exposure comply with Federal and/or State regulations.
Evaluate and make recommendations regarding health and safety related equipment and supplies ensuring safety field and inspection equipment is maintained appropriately. Determine appropriate personal protective equipment such as gloves, safety goggles, helmets, safety shoes, and protective clothing. Ensure that personal protective equipment is individually selected, properly fitted, properly worn, regularly inspected, maintained, and replaced as necessary. Provide technical guidance to managers, supervisor, and employees regarding correct use of protective clothing or accessories.
Develop and provide occupational health and safety education and training for field and non-field staff on hazards associated with their job assignments; ensure that training provided meets the needs of its audience, complies with internal policy and State regulations, and is designed to communicate the content clearly; evaluates the effectiveness of training efforts.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS :
1. Knowledge of basic principles of industrial hygiene, environmental health, and State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations on the health of industrial workers;
2. Familiarity with public health and industrial hygiene principles and practices; phases of biological, chemical, engineering, or toxicological factors, effects, and control measures; apparatus used to monitor and/or collect samples of substances for analysis; methods, techniques, and practices to determine and eliminate health hazards in industry
3. Experience in and control of industrial health hazards; special sampling procedures and related equipment
4. Ability to analyze situations accurately, derive recommendations, and take effective action; establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the course of the work; communicate effectively; prepare clear and concise reports
5. Skilled in collecting and evaluating hazardous findings and make recommendations for the elimination or control of hazardous conditions and effects and control measures;
6. Independently conduct the most difficult field studies and investigations; represent the department in meetings with other governmental jurisdictions, industry, and community groups; train, lead, and review the work of other technical personnel
Who May Apply : Current state employees in the Associate Industrial Hygienist classification, individuals eligible for appointment to this class (i.e., transfer, list eligibility, or reinstatement). All interested applicants must submit a standard State Application Form STD 678 (with original signature), and clearly indicate the HR 200 Number and the basis of their eligibility in the “Job Title” portion of the application. For list eligible candidates, please attach your exam results. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be selected for an interview. SROA and Surplus candidates should attach “surplus letters” to their applications. Training and Development Assignments may be considered.
Please submit application/résumé to : Department of Conservation, Human Resources Office, Attention: Anita Doxie, 801 K Street, MS 22-13, Sacramento, CA 95814-3580. For more information about the position call Teresa Green at (916) 322-7684.