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ABOLISHED 06/04/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-17 - Assistant Chief, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (3870)

​ABOLISHED 06/04/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-17 - Assistant Chief, Division of Occupational Safety and Health

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: IE10
  • Class Code: 3870
  • Established: 1931
  • Revised: 12/20/1972
  • Title Changed: 07/01/1978


Under the direction of the Chief, Division of Occupational Safety and Health: (1) to assist in the administration of the work of the Division by planning, organizing and directing the activities of the Division in Northern or Southern California; or (2) to direct the Division's technical and program services unit; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Consults with the Chief of the Division in the formulation of general administrative policies and procedures; supervises the gathering of material and preparing of reports, and may write articles for publication; meets with various groups to secure their cooperation in promoting industrial accident prevention and safety work; directs the selection and training of staff; evaluates staff performance; acts for the Chief in all matters except formulation of policies; dictates correspondence.


As administrator of the Northern or Southern California field enforcement program: plans, organizes, and directs the activities of the Division in an assigned area; reviews and makes recommendations on proposed safety orders; directs actions to improve safety conditions in industry and to enforce safety laws; participates in safety training and educational programs.


As director of the Division's technical and program services: develops and maintains a program of evaluation of field enforcement programs in each specialty engineering discipline to assure conformance with standards and legal requirements; supervises the revision of existing safety orders and the development of new ones; plans studies of unusual conditions in California industry and their implications on safety; establishes safety training and educational programs for Division staff, industry and labor organizations; supervises technical support services for field enforcement staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


One year of experience performing the duties of a Principal Safety Engineer or Regional Manager in the Division of Occupational Safety and Health.



Experience: Five years of safety engineering experience, at least two years of which must have been in a responsible supervisory or administrative capacity. and


Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with specialization in engineering. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Engineering principles; principles and practice of safety engineering; relevant sections of: State and Federal safety laws, provisions of Labor Code and Health and Safety Code, and rules of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health; industrial hazards and accident prevention practices, equipment, and safety devices; principles and techniques of personnel management and supervision; the Division's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.


Ability to: Plan, organize, and coordinate the work of a large multidisciplinary field staff; interpret and apply State and Federal Safety Laws, provisions of the Labor Code and the Health and Safety Code; analyze administrative and technical problems and make practical recommendations; speak and write effectively; and secure the cooperation of various groups in accident prevention and safety work; effectively contribute to the Division's affirmative action objectives.

Desirable Qualifications

Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.

  Updated: 10/4/2017
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