5177 Safety Officer

One (1) Position, Temporary Exempt, Three-Year Assignment

Recruitment #TEX-5177-060167


Appointment Type, Duration and Location
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission seeks a 5177 Safety Officer for a temporary exempt appointment not to exceed three years, working out of both SFPUC headquarters and at Hetch Hetchy Water & Power in Moccasin, CA. Moccasin is a town located in the California Sierra Foothills, approximately 140 miles east of San Francisco, CA. A round trip by car from San Francisco to Moccasin takes approximately five (5) hours in fair weather. Exempt employees are considered “at will” and serve at the discretion of the appointing officer.

General Description
Subject to administrative approval, the 5177 Safety Officer plans, develops, reviews and directs a comprehensive program of operational, occupational and industrial safety and loss control; may supervise subordinates; and performs related duties as required.

Distinguishing Features
The 5177 Safety Officer is responsible for directing a comprehensive program for the assigned department, which may include elements of occupational, operational and/or industrial safety and loss control. Essential functions may include: evaluating the effectiveness of Occupational Safety programs; analyzing injuries and costs to target injury prevention programs; monitoring compliance with Cal/OSHA and other agency regulations; monitoring Workers’ Compensation claims and advising management on cost containment and injury prevention strategies; developing and revising safety procedures and training; evaluating and selecting personal protective equipment; developing or monitoring reports for Cal/OSHA, senior management and other regulatory agencies; and providing safety training, technical information and advice to departmental personnel. Performs related duties as required. Supervision Exercised: None

Examples of Important and Essential Duties
1. Directs and participates in investigations and surveys of plants, facilities and buildings and field worksites; evaluates fire, electrical, mechanical, structural or other potentially hazardous conditions; observes work activities on an ongoing basis for potentially hazardous work methods and procedures and recommends corrective actions.
2. Establishes department-wide safety training programs for all operating and maintenance personnel including supervisors, team leaders and lead workers; provides for appropriate courses of instruction in safety procedures; develops a variety of safety training materials, including manuals, bulletins and written procedures. Organizes, conducts and participates in regularly scheduled safety meetings with workers, supervisors and management personnel.
3. Evaluates the effectiveness of occupational safety programs and recommends modifications to comply with legal requirements, prevent injuries, minimize Workers’ Compensation costs and reduce liability.
4. Obtains, maintains, and analyzes occupational safety and health data to identify trends, develop and recommend corrective actions, track Workers’ Compensation costs, prepare management reports, and comply with regulatory recordkeeping requirements.
5. Maintains current information in the field of industrial and occupational safety as it applies to work activities; keeps informed on State, Federal and local legislation relating to transportation, industrial and occupational safety.
6. Participates in the investigation of accidents along with operating and management personnel to determine causes of accidents; recommends appropriate corrective action; prepares reports of investigations for management, legislative bodies and industrial safety agencies.
7. Develops, maintains, reviews and revises occupational policies and procedures.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Requires a comprehensive knowledge of the theory, principals and practices of occupational safety and health, and Cal/OSHA regulations and requirements. Specific knowledge of California occupational injury and workers’ compensation reporting and recordkeeping requirements is essential.
Requires the ability to: plan, revise and carry out a comprehensive program in occupational and industrial safety including personnel training, inspection and correction of unsafe conditions; deal effectively with employees, supervisors and managers in carrying out safety programs and procedures; communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and work independently.

Minimum Qualifications
1. Possession of a Master’s Degree in Safety, Occupational Safety and Health, Safety Management or equivalent degree in a closely related field from an accredited college or university; AND
2. Four (4) years of professional industrial or occupational safety experience, which must include work safety assessments, engineering design review, accident investigation, safety program development and safety management; AND
3. Certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) by the American Board of Certified Safety Professionals; AND
4. Possession of current valid California Driver License.
5. Ability to wear personal protective equipment, such as respirator and the ability to climb ladders, bend, squat and crawl in tight spaces to safely access work sites. Note: A medical examination and the probationary period will be used to evaluate this qualification.

A. Combination of a baccalaureate degree in one of disciplines specified in MQ #1 and six years of experience as described in MQ #2 substitutes for qualifications #1 and #2.
B. Combination of baccalaureate or graduate degree in Engineering, Physical or Natural Sciences from an accredited college or university and seven years’ experience as described in MQ #2 may substitute for qualifications #1 and #2.
C. Combination of any baccalaureate or graduate degree from an accredited college or university and eight years’ experience as described in MQ #2 may substitute for qualifications #1 and #2.
D. Registration as a Professional Engineer in Safety by the State of California Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors may substitute for the certification MQ #3.
E. A graduate degree as described in MQ #1 and six years’ experience as described in MQ #2, without a CSP, is qualifying.

Application Procedure
Submit your application online here by clicking on the “Apply” link at the top of this webpage, or visit http://www.jobaps.com/sf/sup/images/default.asp to see this and other available jobs with the City & County of San Francisco. Please file immediately, as the posting will close on 14 May 2014.

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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.





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.



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, typically 7.5% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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