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Salary: $6,898.00 - $8,378.00
Posted: 04/25/2013

Job Description:
Please note: This position is based out of El Centro but the working assignment will cover Imperial County and requires candidate to be proficient in Spanish. Applicant must indicate their fluency on question 6 of the Standard Form 678.

Preference will be given to persons with State Restriction of Appointments (SROA) or Surplus status. Applicants must attach a copy of their most recently dated letter that specifies their designation as either SROA or surplus candidate as proof.

Qualified candidates must have eligibility in State employment, be in a reachable rank on an employment list for this classification, be currently in this classification, or have transfer eligibility to this classification. Please clearly state your eligibility in the “Explanations” Section on your application.

All applicants will be screened for breadth and depth of experience. Only the most qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews based on screening criteria.

To be considered for this vacancy you must have transfer eligibility based on present or past state civil service eligibility, or passed an exam for this classification. To learn how to become a civil service employee, visit the State Personnel Board's website:

Applications (Standard form 678) must be received in our San Francisco office no later than the close of business of the final filing date via postal mail, personally delivered or inter-office mail. Applications received after the final filing date will not be accepted.

Applicants: Please write the position number listed below on the section “Examination(s) or job Title(s) for which you are applying” on the Standard Form 678.

Applications will not be accepted via email or FAX.

If you do not hear from us in 3-4 weeks, you may assume the position has been filled by another candidate.

Duty Statement:

At the full journey level and under the direction of the District Manager in a DOSH Compliance Office, incumbent will be responsible for identifying health and safety issues at employer sites in their geographic area of responsibility. Duties include but are not limited to:

Independently investigates complaints of unsafe working conditions, identifies workplace safety and health hazards, and recommends corrective action. Determines what occupational safety and health standards are violated by identified hazards and prepares citations, reports, and correspondence accordingly.

Conduct inspections of factories, construction sites and other places of employment including those with the most complex operations and greatest hazards to workers, to determine whether employers are operating in conformance with the state’s occupational safety and health standards. Investigate accidents and serious exposures resulting in catastrophes, fatalities, injuries and illnesses. Prepares or approves the preparation of the more complicated documents issued in Cal/OSHA compliance including Special Orders, Orders to Take Special Action, and citations resulting from willful acts or negligence.

Acts as lead person for compliance staff in lower level classes, including Assistant and Junior Safety Engineers and Industrial Hygienists, and Safety Engineering Technicians, providing field training, assigning and reviewing work. May be assigned to act as lead person in connection with studies, special projects, and or targeted compliance efforts such as task forces on the agriculture, construction, oil refining, and other industries with unique hazards that involve several staff members including other Associate Safety Engineers as well as employees in lower level classes.

Prepares for and represents the Division at appeal hearings before the Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board. As necessary, testifies as an expert witness on safety and health-related matters at hearings before the Appeals Board, the State Labor Commissioner, the Worker’s Compensation Appeals Board, and at criminal prosecutions. Represent the division at meetings of professional and community groups, state, and other governmental agencies.

Make recommendations for cases that should be referred to the Division’s Bureau of Investigations for criminal prosecution. Perform other duties as required.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Assoicate Safety Engineer 400 - 405 - 3929 - 516
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
05/09/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
HR - Certification Unit
P.O. BOX 420603
San Francisco, 94142-0603


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