5177 Safety Officer

Recruitment #PBT-5177-097771

Introduction

Filing deadline extended to 09/06/2019, 5PM.

This is a Position Based Test (PBT) conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.

 

The San Francisco Department of Public Health is accepting applications in class 5177 Safety Officer to work in Environmental Health and Safety at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, and possibly other locations within the Department of Public Health.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Safety Officers are 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. They perform related duties as required.

 

The Safety Officer at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital & Trauma Center (ZSFG) defines health and safety priorities and goals for a complex urban safety net acute care hospital which serves as the sole Level 1 Trauma Center for San Francisco and the northern Peninsula. As part of a small team of health and safety professionals the Safety Officer serve as a point of contact for Cal/OSHA and as the subject matter expert in both Cal/OSHA regulations and in preparation for and during surveys by hospital-specific accrediting bodies including but not limited to The Joint Commission and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Safety Officer will be expected to take a leading role in defining and planning construction activities in close proximity to hospital staff, patients, and visitors, establishing controls for not only hazardous materials such as asbestos and lead, but to support infection prevention and control and environment of care requirements.

 

Location:  Zuckerberg San Francisco General, 1001 Potrero Avenue, SF CA  94110

Shift:    Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm (may require occasional weekends/evenings)          

 

Note: Successful candidates from this list may also be contacted about other positions within the San Francisco Department of Public Health, if positions become available. Possibilities include Laguna Honda Hospital, a world-class long term care and rehabilitation hospital operated by DPH, and/or DPH’s central Occupational Safety and Health Division. Candidates would be provided with details on these positions if/when openings occur. 

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of Masters 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.

 

SUBSTITUTIONS:

A. Combination of a baccalaureate degree in one of disciplines specified in MQ #1 and six years of experience as described in MQ #2 may substitute 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 be substituted 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.

 

One year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

 

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

 

Desirable Qualifications: The stated desirable qualifications listed below may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

 

·         Documented experience with construction practices in acute healthcare settings including the ICRA process and/or common control measures and techniques used by Infection Control Practitioners. Experience with assessment, planning, and control measures used for hazardous materials including asbestos, lead, and mold particularly in locations where staff and clients are in close proximity to the work.

·         Familiarity with the common types of injuries experienced in acute healthcare settings and common countermeasures used to reduce or eliminate such injuries.

·         Documented experience with using the A3 problem solving methodology.

·         Certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene.

 

Willingness to uphold/abide by ZSFG’s ICARE (I-Introduce, C-Connect, A-Ask, R-Respond, E-Exit) philosophy for employee and patient interactions: https://zuckerbergsanfranciscogeneral.org/about-us/.

 

Verification of Experience: http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#verification

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.

 

Verification of Education: If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements

 

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.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are ONLY 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

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, Catherine Yuen, by telephone at 415-554-2869, or by email at Catherine.yuen@sfdph.org.

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: Qualifying): Candidates will be prompted to complete a supplemental questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This minimum qualification supplemental questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the minimum qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. The minimum qualification supplemental questionnaire will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE EVALUATION: (Weight = 100%)

Only those applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will proceed in the selection process. The Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation is designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: Knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of Occupational Safety and Health, OSHA and Cal/OSHA regulations and requirements; Problem Solving; and Interpersonal Relations.

 

A passing score must be achieved on the Supplemental Questionnaire in order to be placed on the eligible list/score report.

 

All relevant experience, education, and/or training must be on the supplemental questionnaire in order to be reviewed in the rating process. Resumes will not be reviewed. Responses cannot be changed or edited after submission.

 

All applicants must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire. The information provided on the supplemental questionnaire must be complete and accurate. Candidates will be evaluated based on their Supplemental Questionnaire responses and responses cannot be changed once submitted. All statements made on the application and supplemental questionnaire are subject to verification and must be consistent.

 

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

 

Eligible List/Score Report: https://sfdhr.org/examination-results

A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created, and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process 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 12 months and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

 

Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification.  To find other Departments which use this classification, please see https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/ASO-Level-Chart.pdf?documentID=21246.

Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

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.

Conclusion

Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: At the City and County of San Francisco, we share a commitment to a diverse, inclusive and equitable community. Each member of our organization is responsible and accountable for what they say and do to make San Francisco an inclusive and equitable place to live and work by employing fair and just practices to and for all.

 

Licensure/Certification/Registration:
Valid licensure/certification/registration as a requirement to perform the job must be kept current throughout length of employment. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of possession of required valid licensure/certification/registration may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment. 

 

Note on Electronic Health Record (EHR): The Department of Public Health (DPH) is implementing a unified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and DPH employees must demonstrate competency in the use of the system that is appropriate for their classification as a condition of employment.

 

Note on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Some positions in the Department of Public Health will require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to gloves, gowns, eye and face protection, and face-fitting respirators. The requirement for the use of PPE may come on short or no notice. Facial hair or any condition that interferes with a face-fitting respirator’s seal (i.e. comes between the sealing surfaces of the respirator and the wearer’s bare skin) is not permitted when face-fitting respirators are worn, including during initial or periodic respirator fit-testing.

Employees who choose not to shave and do not have either American Disabilities Act (ADA) or Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Accommodations do not have the right to alternate work assignments or the option of using a loose-fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) in place of a FaceFitting Respirator.

 

Medical Examination/Drug Testing:
Prior to appointment, at the Department's expense, applicants may be required to take a tuberculosis (TB) screening test, a medical examination and/or drug test. 

 

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://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process 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. http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#copies 

 

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. http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#identification

 

Information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation: Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities 

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#veteranspreference


Information regarding Seniority Credit can be found at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit

 

Exam Type:  CPE
Issued:  August 19, 2019
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number:
PBT- 5177-
097771
DPH/cy/415-554-2869/#01015207

Benefits

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, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 



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