6130 Safety Analyst

Recruitment #TPV-6130-071186


This recruitment may close at any time but not before November 10, 2016 at 5:00 PM.

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s mission is to provide enriching recreation activities, maintain beautiful parks and preserve the environment for the well-being of our diverse community.

APPOINTMENT TYPE:   Provisional, Part-time (schedule to be arranged)
Provisional incumbents will be required to succeed in a Civil Service Examination process for this class in order to be considered for a permanent appointment.  This position is subject to budgetary constraints.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Under direction, identifies and documents occupational safety hazards by periodic inspection and accident investigation to include direct observation of and interviewing employees and supervisors regarding work practices, equipment, exposures and physical conditions; writes recommended corrective actions with specific timelines to prevent injuries and comply with regulatory and industry standards; recommendations may include but are not limited to updating safety procedures, facilitating engineering and administrative controls, and addressing facility and equipment issues; reviews and updates existing policies and procedures to include reviewing regulatory and injury prevention standards, implementing peer review, and consulting with managers and employees; establishes and implements new safety programs by the same process; evaluates and selects equipment, furniture, and materials to ensure safe and/or ergonomic work environment and conditions; identifies needs for safety training from baseline inspections, accident trend analysis, and review of regulation requirements; develops and presents safety training to diverse audiences; reviews, analyzes, and monitors workers' compensation claims to ensure employees receive appropriate workers' compensation benefits, minimize costs, and analyze injury causation; analyze loss reports and other injury data to identify trends and target loss prevention activities; represents the Recreation and Park Department during regulatory inspections and compliance activities; and reviews and recommends improvements to facility design and construction to enhance safety and ensure regulatory compliance.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires a baccalaureate degree in Safety, Occupational Safety and Health, Safety Management or a closely related field from an accredited college or university; AND
  2. Four (4) years of professional occupational safety experience such as implementing occupational safety programs, conducting worksite inspections and conducting safety training. (Weapons, Ordinance, and Systems Safety experience is not qualifying); AND
  3. possession of a valid California Driver’s License.

1) A Master’s Degree in Safety, Occupational Safety and Health, Safety Management, or a closely related field may substitute for two (2) years of the required experience.

2) A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in any major and certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) may substitute for the required education and experience described above.

Desirable Qualifications:
1.  Certified Safety Professional (CSP), preferred, or Associate Safety Professional (ASP), or demonstrated progress toward either certification as awarded by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
2.  Prior experience administering, managing, and improving incident reporting and claim (occupational and public) programs and related litigation support.
3.  Prior experience administering, managing, and improving programs to investigate potential hazards, and identifying and vetting options for recommending corrective action.
4.  Prior experience administering, managing, improving periodic inspection programs.

Verification: Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. 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/index.aspx?page=456

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 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 (TPV-6130-071186)
  • 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, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.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 analyst, Lisa Nakamura, by telephone at 415-831-2735, or by email at Lisa.Nakamura@sfgov.org.

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 evaluate qualifications of candidates. Only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited for an interview.

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

Requests: 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: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#veteranspreference

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.

Conviction History

As a finalist 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 finalist. 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 applying 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 applying 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 selected as a finalist, 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.


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.

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.

Policy of Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability and Equal Opportunity Statement  The Recreation and Park Department does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment or in the admission and access to its programs or activities.  Persons with disabilities who might need accommodations during the application and selection process should contact Lisa Nakamura (415) 831-2735, lisa.nakamura@sfgov.org; or in writing at the address listed on the job announcement as soon as possible after filing the application.

Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities are Encouraged to Apply
An Equal Opportunity Employer

Type:  TPV-6130-071186
Issued:  October 27, 2016
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: 901901
REC/LN/ 415-831-2735


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.

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