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6138 Industrial Hygienist

Recruitment #TPV-6138-059791







Permanent and provisional applicants encouraged to apply. Non-permanent applicants must participate in a Civil Service examination in order to become permanent in this job classification.




Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center (LHH) is accepting applications for one (1) full-time position in class 6138 Industrial Hygienist. 


The experienced Industrial Hygienist performs professional and highly technical work in connection with the anticipation, identification, evaluation and control of environmental, health and safety hazards at Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center.  The Industrial Hygienist serves as a technical resource and assists LHH to comply with a variety of federal and state environmental health and safety regulations.  In collaboration with the LHH Chief Operating Officer (COO) and staff, the Industrial Hygienist is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining a variety of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Programs to prevent occupational injuries and illnesses and minimize worker’s compensation costs.  As patient handling is a major source of occupational injuries and worker’s compensation costs, special emphasis is placed on developing and implementing an effective LHH Ergonomics Program.  As part of developing and implementing effective EHS programs, the Industrial Hygienist will develop and present a variety of EHS training programs.


LOCATION:  Laguna Honda Hospital, 375 Laguna Honda Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94116


SHIFT:  Monday-Friday, 8:00AM – 5:00PM; occasional hours during evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays may be required.  Note:  This position may be on-call for emergencies.


Essential Duties:

Under general direction of the LHH COO, the Industrial Hygienist performs the following essential job functions:

·         Anticipates, identifies, evaluates and controls occupational safety and health hazards;

·         Develops, modifies and assists in the implementation of health and safety programs for LHH;

·         Develops and maintains LHH Policies and Procedures related to environmental health and safety;

·         Performs/oversees specialized employee/environmental testing/evaluation;

·         Develops and conducts health and safety training;

·         Conducts ergonomic evaluations;

·         Provides technical assistance and support to LHH on occupational health and safety issues;

·         Evaluates work plans and reports used to assure health and safety during construction/demolition activities, and requests modification as needed;

·         Provides technical expertise for asbestos and lead abatement projects at LHH;

·         Manages the LHH Respiratory Protection Program and conducts training and fit testing as needed;

·         Represents LHH in regulatory inspections and coordinates corrective actions as needed; and

·         Performs other related duties as assigned/required.



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

2.    Completion of two (2) years of professional industrial experience 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. and must be comparable to duties of an Assistant Industrial Hygienist or journey level Industrial Hygienist for the City and County of San Francisco; AND

3.    Possession of a valid CA driver license; AND

4.    Ability to wear all forms of respiratory protection; pass medical exams for work with asbestos and lead; and work around and with hazardous materials.



An equivalent combination of a BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university in Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Health/Management, Occupational Safety & Health, Toxicology, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mechanical, Chemical or Sanitary Engineering or in a closely related major; four (4) years of professional Industrial Hygienist experience; and certification by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene as a Certified Industrial Hygienist can be used as a substitute for the above requirements. 


The degree must have included at least 60 credit hours distributed among undergraduate or graduate level courses in science, occupational safety and health, industrial hygiene, mathematics, engineering or technology, with at least 15 of those hours at the upper division level.  Qualifying degrees in the physical sciences and engineering must include at least one (1) semester each of biology and chemistry.



·         Current certification by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene as a Certified Industrial Hygienist.

·         Current certification by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals as a Certified Safety Professional.

·         Current certification as a California Asbestos Consultant.

·         Current certification as Project Designer for lead related construction work.

·         Experience conducting both office and non-office ergonomic evaluations in a healthcare facility.

·         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills.



City and County of San Francisco employment applications may be filed online only.

  • Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Click on “I am a New User” or “I have previously applied”
  • Follow instructions given on the screen 

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact

Vickie L. Wells, Director


Via email at  Vickie.Wells@sfdph.org   or phone at (415) 554-2797

Computer kiosks are located in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, for use by the public. The hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.


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)


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 may lead to lower scores.



Verification of experience/education may be required at a later date.  If verification is required, failure to provide it may result in disqualification from the selection process


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 evaluation 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.




Applicants are encouraged to keep copies of all documents submitted.  The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date. Copies of Application Documents: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#copies

Prior to appointment, at the Department’s expense, applicants may be required to take a TB screening test, and a medical examination.

Remember to indicate: Attn: Class 6138 Industrial Hygienist on all correspondence.





Micki Callahan

Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Issued:  January 18, 2012

Announcement No.: TPV-6138-059791

Team DPH/LL (415) 206-5417 (DHR Pos No 01116290)

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