Safety Analyst - Citywide (6130) - (C00141)
Published: March 24, 2023
Accepting applications until: March 31, 2023
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Job class: 6130-Safety Analyst
Salary range: $128,726.00 - $156,442.00
Role type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Exam type: Class Based Test
Rule: Rule of 10 What does this mean?
List type: Entrance
THIS IS A CITYWIDE EXAM
- Application Opening: February 27, 2023
- Application Filing Deadline: March 10, 2023; Extended to March 31, 2023
- Annual Salary: $128,726 - $156,442
- Recruitment ID: C00141
San Francisco is a vibrant and dynamic city, on the forefront of economic growth & innovation, urban development, arts & entertainment, as well as social issues & change. This rich tapestry of culture and ideas is sustained by our City's commitment to heighten the quality of life for the diverse population of San Franciscans and residents of the greater Bay Area. Our employees play an important role not only in making our City what it is today, but also in shaping the future of San Francisco.
Under general direction, the Safety Analyst plans and conducts worksite hazard analysis to identify occupational safety hazards and establishes comprehensive occupational safety programs to ensure compliance with occupational safety and health regulations.
- Reviews existing status, policies, and procedures utilized by departments to address safety needs. This may include operational and safety issues and procedures.
- Researches applicable regulations and standards relating to safety issues and make recommendations for procedures to prevent incidents and comply with regulations and industry standards.
- Assesses and recommends equipment, furniture, and materials to ensure safe and/or ergonomic work environment and conditions.
- Interviews employees and supervisors to obtain information about equipment use, exposures, and work practices.
- Inspects/observes work practices, equipment, and physical conditions to identify potential hazards and verifies compliance with regulations; Develops controls or work practices to minimize or eliminate hazards identified.
- Writes clear and concise reports.
- Investigates accidents to identify causal factors.
- Consults with managers and employees to make recommendations for implementing safety changes.
- Recommends corrective actions to reduce potential for future accidents.
- Identifies needs for safety training from inspections, trend analyses, and review of regulatory requirements.
- Develops and presents safety training to diverse audiences.
- Reviews, analyzes, and monitors workers’ compensation claims and other data to minimize costs and reduce incidents.
- Participates in regulatory inspections and compliance activities to represent City Department.
- Reviews and makes recommendations on facility designs and construction to enhance safety and regulatory compliance.
- Performs other related duties as required.
How to qualify
- Requires a baccalaureate degree in Safety, Occupational Safety and Health, Safety Management or a closely related field from an accredited college or university; AND
- 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
- Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.
- 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.
- 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.
1. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.
2. One year full-time experience is equivalent to 2000 hours. (2000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hours work week.). Any overtime hours that you work above forty (40) hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time experience.
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 https://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.
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.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.
Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.
After application submission, candidates deemed qualified must complete all subsequent steps to advance in this selection process, which includes the following:
Written Exam (100%):
Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in a written, multiple-choice examination, designed to measure their relative knowledge, skills and abilities in job-related areas that include, but are not limited to: knowledge of occupational safety principals, procedures, and standard practices necessary to develop, coordinate and monitor safety and incidents; knowledge of local, state and federal regulations and procedures which establish legal occupational, safety, or workers compensation requirements; knowledge of applications and limitations of personal protective equipment to ensure workers safety; ability to read, interpret, and apply technical information provided in regulatory manuals such as federal and state OSHA regulations; ability to identify casual factors and hazards when evaluating work operations and incidents; ability to analyze data, identify trends and prepare reports; ability to analyze safety factors to rank hazards in order of highest risk; ability to utilize computer functions and software programs to implement effective loss control programs.
The multiple-choice exam will be administered either on a computer or in a paper format. The type of format will depend on the size of the qualified applicant pool. Qualified candidates will be notified of the type of exam format in their exam appointment notification. This is a standardized multiple-choice examination. In accordance with Civil Service Rule 111.11.4, inspection privileges do not apply to the questions and answers in this examination.
The score you achieve on this examination shall be valid and "banked" for three years, starting from the date of the examination. This means that, during this three-year time period, you will not be required to take this test again should you apply and be found eligible for a future announcement for which this particular test is used. If the test for this future announcement is held within 1 year of the date of this examination, your score will be automatically applied to that announcement. However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score to the other announcement or (b) re-take the test. Re-testing is permitted no sooner than one year from the date of the examination and only in association with your eligibility for another announcement for which this test is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent (even if it turns out to be lower than your original score).
If a significant modification is made to this exam in the future, the application of “banked” scores may no longer be appropriate. In such a rare circumstance, candidates with “banked” scores would be required to re-take the exam sooner than the three year period specified above.
Candidates must achieve a passing score on the examination in order to be placed on the resulting eligible list.
Candidate scores on this examination may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director.
Exam Preparation Materials: Candidates may review the following guide prior to the exam:
Multiple-Choice Test Preparation Manual, available at the following link: https://sfdhr.org/multiple-choice-test-preparation-manual.
Date(s) of Examination: Only those applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be notified of the exact date, time and place to report to the examination. Invited applicants must bring a photo ID to be admitted to the exam. All materials and supplies for applicant use during the test will be provided. Devices such as cell phones, smart watches, and cameras are prohibited from the test room and will be collected prior to the test.
Requests for an alternative test date may be considered in limited circumstances, with proper documentation, and must be submitted to the analyst within five (5) calendar days of the announcement of the test date.
What else should I know?
Eligible List/Score Report: 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 of 12 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.
Certification: The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Ten (10) Scores. Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.
Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights: 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. [Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted on the Department of Human Resources website at https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/CityAndCountyOfSanFrancisco1/.] The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 110.4. Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Human Resources, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5413 by close of business on the 5th business day following the issuance date of this examination announcement. Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at http://sfgov.org/civilservice/rules.
Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:
- Information About The Hiring Process
- Conviction History
- Employee Benefits Overview
- Equal Employment Opportunity
- Disaster Service Worker
- ADA Accommodation
- Veterans Preference
- Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams
- Right to Work
- Copies of Application Documents
- Diversity Statement
HOW TO APPLY
Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit careers.sf.gov and begin the application process.
- Select the “I’m Interested” button and follow instructions on the screen
Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment 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, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu, @smartalerts.info, and @smartrecruiters.com).
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.
Exam Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Casey Botkin, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.