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Safety Analyst- HR Department - San Francisco Public Works (6130 TPV)

Recruitment: RTF0139255-01152280

Published: September 21, 2023


Kathy Mei -
Eric Chan -
Diana Shek -

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Department: Public Works
Job class: 6130-Safety Analyst
Salary range: $134,914.00 - $163,956.00
Role type: Temporary Provisional Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
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Specific information regarding this recruitment process is listed below.

Application Opening: Friday, September 15, 2023
Application Deadline: Apply Immediately. Application filing will be open at least through Friday, September 22, 2023, and will close any time thereafter.
Compensation Range:  $131,950 - $160,342 Annually
Recruitment ID: RTF0139255-01152280

Appointment Type: Temporary Provisional (TPV). This is not a permanent appointment. A provisional appointee must participate and be successful in a Civil Service examination for this classification and be selected through an open competitive process in order to be considered for permanent appointment. Provisional appointments may not exceed three (3) years.

San Francisco Public Works (Public Works) has a far-reaching portfolio with a $453 million annual operating budget, an active capital portfolio that exceeds $3 billion and a workforce of 1,700-plus employees. The department operates around the clock, touching every neighborhood in San Francisco. The staff designs and manages the construction of civic buildings and streets; cleans and greens the right of way; maintains civic buildings; manages multi-million-dollar bond programs; trains people for jobs; keeps the right of way free of hazards; paves the roads; repairs bridges and public stairways; expands accessibility; and works at the forefront addressing some of San Francisco’s biggest challenges. With a mission to enhance the quality of life in San Francisco for residents, visitors and business owners, Public Works is committed to providing outstanding public service through an equity lens.

Please visit the “About Us” section of our website at to learn more about the department’s core values, Racial Equity Initiative, leadership team, history, budget, and more.

Public Works currently has a vacancy for the role of Safety Analyst (6130) within our HR Division.

Role description

With the guidance of the Director of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), you will support SF Public Work's  EHS program to minimize workplace hazards, exposure, and risks. You will plan and conduct worksite hazard analysis to identify occupational safety hazards and establish comprehensive occupational safety programs to ensure compliance with occupational safety and health regulations.

Important and Essential Duties:
As a Safety Analyst, your duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Review existing status, policies, and procedures utilized by departments to address safety needs. This may include operational and safety issues and procedures.
  • Research applicable regulations and standards relating to safety issues and make recommendations for procedures to prevent incidents and comply with regulations and industry standards.
  • Assess and recommend equipment, furniture, and materials to ensure a safe and/or ergonomic work environment and conditions.
  • Interview employees and supervisors to obtain information about equipment use, exposures, and work practices.
  • Inspect/observe work practices, equipment, and physical conditions to identify potential hazards and verify compliance with regulations; develop controls or work practices to minimize or eliminate hazards identified.
  • Write clear and concise reports.
  • Investigate accidents to identify causal factors.
  • Consult with managers and employees to make recommendations for implementing safety changes.
  • Recommend corrective actions to reduce the potential for future accidents.
  • Identify needs for safety training from inspections, trend analyses, and review of regulatory requirements.
  • Develop and present safety training to diverse audiences.
  • Review, analyze, and monitor workers’ compensation claims and other data to minimize costs and reduce incidents.
  • Participate in regulatory inspections and compliance activities to represent City Department.
  • Review and make recommendations on facility designs and construction to enhance safety and regulatory compliance.

How to qualify

Minimum Qualifications:

Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university

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)

License and Certification:
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) Certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) may substitute for the required experience described above.

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

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. 

Selection Procedures:
After application submission, candidates deemed qualified must complete all subsequent steps to advance in this selection process, which includes the following:

The selection process will include an 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 the qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will move forward in the recruitment process.

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ):
Candidates will be required to complete an MQSQ as part of the employment application. This MQSQ is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications (MQ) for this position. The MQSQ will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through all of the steps in the selection procedure.

What else should I know?

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

Statement on Diversity, Equity, 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.


Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit and begin the application process.

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.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst, Eric Chan, at

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.