8139 Industrial Injury Investigator

Recruitment #PBT-8139-059508


8139 Industrial Injury Investigator

Department of Public Health


Under general supervision the Industrial Injury Investigator reviews, verifies and analyzes records of occupational injuries and illnesses and workers’ compensation claims data; conducts training courses on safety and health topics, investigates and/or reviews investigation of occupational injuries and near-misses and recommends changes to prevent future incidents; determines recordability and/or reportability of occupational incidents; maintains and/or reviews logs and other documents for completeness and accuracy; prepares correspondence as necessary, enters and updates incident records into a computerized database; prepares statistical summary reports and performs trend analysis; analyzes monthly loss control and injury/illness statistics; coordinates meetings; acts as liaison between the claims adjuster and department staff, and performs other duties as assigned.


·         Obtains and analyzes incident investigations reports, reports of occupational injuries and illnesses, near misses, and ensures that they are complete and accurate.

·         Determines recordability and reportability of incidents.

·         Ensures that OSHA logs and all other required records and documents are completed and maintained.

·         Conducts and/or assists supervisors in performing incident investigations and in performing incident investigation reports.

·         Develops and conducts training on OSHA recordkeeping, workers’ compensation regulations and recordkeeping; incident investigation and other safety and health topics.  Maintains training records.

·         Develops and maintains statistical databases, analyzes and evaluates data, identifies injury and illness trends, and produces reports on occupational incidents, workers’ compensation claims and costs.

·         Calculates incidence rates and other statistical measures as required.  Prepares reports of occupational injuries and illnesses and performs other related duties as assigned.




Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; AND

2. One (1) year of verifiable work experience reviewing occupational safety and health records, occupational injuries and illnesses reports and workers compensation claims and maintaining such records, claims and reports using a relational database; AND

3. Six (6) months of verifiable work experience conducting occupational safety and health or other technical training courses.

Substitution: Possession of a Master's degree may substitute for six (6) months of experience as described in MQ # 2 above.


How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement (PBT-8139-059508)
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

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, @sfpl.org).

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 or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Elaine Lee, by telephone at 415-206-5033 or by email at Elaine.Lee@sfdph.org.

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point in the application, examination and/or departmental selection process. 

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.

Selection Procedures

Written Examination: Weight 100%

Candidates will be tested by written exercises to determine relative knowledge, skill and ability levels in job-related areas, including but not limited to: knowledge of CAL-OSHA and Workers' Compensation laws and regulations, accident investigation requirements and procedures; ability to analyze and make decisions; ability to obtain and analyze accident/incident investigation reports and other related reports; ability to promote, establish and maintain a cooperative relationship with individuals and groups; and written communication skills. 

Candidate scores on this examination may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director.

Note: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.

Terms of Announcement:
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.  Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule.  Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director.  Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20 or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Ten Scores.  Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Eligible List:
The eligible list resulting from this examination is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be of six (6) months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.


Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at:

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:

Requests for an alternate test date may be considered in limited circumstances and must be submitted to the analyst listed in this announcement within five (5) calendar days of the announcement of the test date.

Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

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




Exam Type:  Entrance
Issued:  May 31, 2013
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PBT-8139-059508

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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