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Occupational Health and Safety Intern (9922) - Port of San Francisco

Recruitment: RTF0122698-01103684

Published: August 05, 2022


Sadia Afandi -

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Department: Port
Job class: 9922-Public Service Aide - Associate To Professionals
Role type: Temporary Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


Specific information regarding this recruitment process are listed below:

  • Application Opening: 8/5/22
  • Application Deadline: 8/19/22
  • Hourly Rate:$26.21
  • Recruitment ID: 123840 - RTF0122698

The Port of San Francisco is an enterprise agency of the City and County of San Francisco and is governed by a Commission of five members appointed by the Mayor. The Port Commission is responsible for overseeing a broad range of waterfront commercial, maritime, and public access facilities that are held in public trust for the people of California. The Port’s jurisdiction covers approximately 7.5 miles of waterfront land from Pier 98, near Hunter’s Point in the southern part of San Francisco, to Fisherman’s Wharf in the northern part of the City.

The Port’s diverse business portfolio includes over 550 ground, commercial, retail, office, industrial and maritime industrial leases including cargo shipping, layberthing, excursion boats, ferry boats, fishing and fish processing/distribution, tourism, filming, harbor services, and cruise operations. With some of the most flexible cargo handling facilities on the West Coast, as well as naturally deep water, the Port can handle various types of cargo such as, dry-bulk, neo-bulk, roll-on/roll-off, and project cargoes.

The Port of San Francisco has many internationally recognized landmarks such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, the Exploratorium, the Ferry Building and Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team. With its unique and historic properties, the Port is home to a variety of tenants and uses. The Port Commission over the last five decades has led a remarkable transformation of the Port; maintaining its industrial maritime heritage while developing new uses, including commercial and public activities, that have helped San Francisco remain one of the most visited and popular cities on the globe.

Role description

The Port of San Francisco is seeking two college student interns to support its occupational health and safety programs.  The assignment includes performing field work to perform site visits and maintain safety supplies and equipment; meeting with employees to follow-up on safety concerns; maintaining various databases such as hearing conservation, medical monitoring appointments, and safety data sheets; assisting with the coordination of safety and health training programs; reviewing and updating training content and employee training files; participating in ergonomic assessments; conducting basic safety inspections; assisting in the ordering and tracking of safety purchases; assisting with industrial hygiene monitoring; developing draft Codes of Safe Practices for maintenance operations; and performing other duties as required.

***NOTE***One of the two positions will be assigned to Port of San Francisco Human Resources for a period to assist with COVID workplace requirements.

Special Working Conditions: Duties may include sustained physical effort including but not limited to continuous walking, bending and climbing ladders in performing work in the field and from vessels with potential exposure to health and safety hazards.  Ability to travel to various locations throughout San Francisco.

How to qualify

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a program at an accredited community college or university leading to a degree in biology, biochemistry, environmental science, kinesiology, ergonomics, nursing or related fields.  
  • Applicants must have completed at least 48 semester units or 72 quarter units by the application filing deadline.

Interns must maintain enrollment at an accredited community college or university for continued employment as a Occupational Health and Safety Intern.

The ideal candidate for this position has an interest or knowledge of occupational safety and health; ability to work with a variety of people in team settings, and work independently with appropriate supervision.

What else should I know?

Appointment Type: This is a Temporary Exempt (TEX) as-needed appointment not to exceed 1040 hours. Exempt appointees serve at the Appointing Officer’s discretion.

Selection Procedures:  Applications will be reviewed for relevant qualifying experience.  Only those applicants who most closely meet the requirements for this position will be invited to participate in the selection process.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed an invitation to interview. Qualified applicants who are selected for an interview will be notified of the exact date and time.


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    Human Resources Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please send your inquires to Sadia Afandi, Sr. Human Resources Analyst, at

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      Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco: 

      CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

      The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.