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Senior Industrial Hygienist

Job classification

TitleSenior Industrial Hygienist
Overtime eligibility Exempt (Z) - No Paid Overtime
Labor agreement Prof & Tech Eng, Local 21
Effective dateAugust 26, 2021

Current compensation plan

Effective: Jul 01, 2023

See Historic and future compensation information for this class

Step: Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8
Rate /hr: $69.9375 $73.4125 $77.0875 $80.9500 $85.0000 $87.0875 $89.2500 $91.4250
Rate /biweekly: $5,595.00 $5,873.00 $6,167.00 $6,476.00 $6,800.00 $6,967.00 $7,140.00 $7,314.00
Rate /year: $145,470 $152,698 $160,342 $168,376 $176,800 $181,142 $185,640 $190,164

Additional notes: Please note, the last three steps in this salary range represent extended ranges that require department approval based upon recruitment/retention, special skills, limited duration or exemplary performance.

Job description



Title: Senior Industrial Hygienist

Job Code: 6139


Under general direction, performs highly technical and complex industrial hygiene work in the development, implementation and enforcement of regulations and programs in relation to the identification, evaluation, control and prevention of workplace hazards. Positions in this class may function as first line supervisors and technical specialists providing advice on the identification, evaluation, and control of chemical, physical, and biological agents, proper handling, and procedure for the storage and disposal of hazardous substances, hazardous substances inspections and emergency planning, response, demobilization and preparedness.


This class is distinguished from 6138 Industrial Hygienist in that positions at this level require incumbents to be Certified Industrial Hygienists with the American Board of Industrial Hygiene and the ability to manage projects and/or supervise employees in the latter class in the performance of industrial hygiene work. In addition, 6139 Senior Industrial Hygienists independently develop, implement, and maintain health and safety programs and manage health and safety projects, whereas 6138 Industrial Hygienists do not exercise this level of independence


May supervise industrial hygiene, health and safety, environmental, public health, and support staff.


According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this job code/class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.

1. Supervises industrial hygiene, health and safety, environmental, public health, and support staff.

2. Reviews the reports of and provides consultation to Environmental Health Inspectors engaged in a City-wide program involving enforcement of Article 21 of the Health Code, Hazardous Materials and Waste Program.

3. Develops and conducts trainings for personnel working with chemical, physical, or biological agents; develops and conducts public education programs on the proper use, storage and disposal of hazardous substances.

4. Responds to and provides consultation during hazardous substance incidents and other related emergency events.

5. Advises CCSF Departments regarding emergency planning and preparedness.

6. Develops, implements, and maintains health and safety programs.

7. Performs administrative tasks related to enforcement of ordinances, codes and other regulations; provides consultations to departments regarding regulatory agency inspections; develops and manages a budget for programs or projects; and tracks corrective action plans to ensure effective implementation.


Knowledge of: Industrial Hygiene and hazardous substances management; chemical, physical and biological agent sampling and analysis theory and practice; federal, state, and local environmental and occupational health and safety and hazardous materials laws, regulations, and ordinances; professional standards, procedures and methods concerning the safe handling, storage, and containment of hazardous substances.

Ability or Skill to: Plan and manage occupational health programs or projects; conduct technical trainings; conduct ergonomic hazards assessments; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing including preparing clear concise reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships; supervise; wear a respirator and appropriate personal protective equipment; lift, carry, and use standard industrial hygiene equipment; work around and with hazardous chemical, physical, and biological agents; enter and work in confined spaces; work in hot and cold environments and elevated heights; control occupational health hazards.


These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification. Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.

Education: Possession of a Master’s degree in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety and Health; Environmental Sciences, Health, or Management; or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four (4) years of professional industrial hygiene experience, which must include at least one (1) year of journey level experience equivalent to the level of City and County of San Francisco classes 6138 Industrial Hygienist. Experience must have included professional industrial hygiene activities including either hazardous materials management or identification, evaluation, and control of occupational health hazards.

License and Certification: Possession of a valid driver’s license; if not a California driver’s license ability to obtain a California Driver’s License within 45 days of hire. AND certification by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene as a Certified Industrial Hygienist in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene.

Substitution: Possession of a baccalaureate degree with major coursework in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety and Health; Environmental Sciences, Health, or Management; or a closely related field from an accredited college or university; AND two (2) additional years of experience (six (6) years total) as described above may substitute for the required education and experience.




AMENDED DATE: 12/24/15; 08/26/21

REASON FOR AMENDMENT: To accurately reflect the current tasks, knowledge, skills & abilities, and minimum qualifications.


Standard information

Disaster service work

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.

Historic and future compensation

Effective (Sched) Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8
Jul 01, 2023 (X) $69.9375 $73.4125 $77.0875 $80.9500 $85.0000 $87.0875 $89.2500 $91.4250
Jul 01, 2022 (W) $68.2375 $71.6250 $75.2125 $78.9750 $82.9250 $84.9625 $87.0750 $89.2000
Jan 08, 2022 (V) $64.8375 $68.0500 $71.4625 $75.0375 $78.7875 $80.7250 $82.7375 $84.7500
Jul 01, 2021 (U) $64.5125 $67.7125 $71.1125 $74.6625 $78.4000 $80.3250 $82.3250 $84.3250
Dec 26, 2020 (T) $62.3250 $65.4125 $68.7000 $72.1250 $75.7375 $77.6000 $79.5250 $81.4625
Jul 01, 2020 (S) $60.5125 $63.5125 $66.7000 $70.0250 $73.5375 $75.3375 $77.2125 $79.0875

Historic compensation data is provided in hourly pay.

Sources: San Francisco Open Data Portal: Compensation plan table