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Under general direction, to direct specified program operations of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health in a major geographic area of the State; to implement and participate in the development of overall Division policies relating to safety engineering, industrial hygiene, accident and occupational health hazard prevention, and enforcement of the State's Occupational Safety and Health Orders; and to do other related work.
Plans, organizes and manages the work of a multidisciplinary safety engineering and industrial hygiene field team engaged in the administration and implementation of the Occupational Safety and Health Orders of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health; with other top management staff, develops Division policies and program implementation plans; selects and trains staff, assigns work, gives instruction, maintains discipline, evaluates staff performance and takes appropriate action; supervises the investigation and analysis of accidents and occupational health hazards to determine causes and the means of preventing recurrences; supervises the testing of safety and industrial hygiene monitoring equipment; meets with and gives advice and assistance to employers, employees and others in the handling of complex accident prevention and industrial hygiene problems and methods of eliminating hazardous conditions and practices; establishes and maintains cooperative relations with organizations interested in promoting accident and health hazard prevention and in organizing and carrying on accident and health hazard prevention campaigns; addresses interested groups on accident and health hazard prevention; writes articles for publication on various phases of accident and health hazard prevention; dictates correspondence; prepares reports.
In the California state service either:
1. One year of experience performing the duties of a Senior Safety Engineer; Senior Industrial Hygienist; District Manager, Division of Occupational Safety and Health; Area Manager, CAL/OSHA Consultation Service; or
2. Three years of experience performing the duties of an Associate Safety Engineer or Associate Industrial Hygienist.
Experience: Five years of responsible experience as a safety engineer or industrial hygienist with overall responsibility for organizing and administering a comprehensive safety or industrial hygiene program, at least one year of which must have been in an administrative or supervisory capacity with responsibility for supervision of the work safety engineers or industrial hygienists; and Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with major work in engineering, industrial hygiene, environmental health, chemistry, biology, physics, medicine, pub1ic health, or in a field directly related to occupational safety and health. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year- for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Engineering and industrial hygiene principles and methods; principles and practices of safety engineering and industrial hygiene; State safety and health laws, the Safety and Health Rules and Orders of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health and applicable provisions of the Labor Code and Health and Safety Code; accident prevention techniques; industrial health hazards; basic legislation concerning the Division of Occupational Safety and Health; methods of organizations, planning, management and supervision; purposes, organization and activities of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health; 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: Effectively plan, organize, and coordinate the work of a multidisciplinary engineering and industrial hygiene field team; interpret and apply State safety and health laws, the Safety and Health Rules and Orders of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health and applicable provisions of the Labor Code and the Health and Safety Code; analyze injury and illness data and develop appropriate accident and illness prevention techniques; use good judgment and take appropriate action in emergencies; direct the more difficult safety and health investigations and accident and illness prevention surveys; secure and maintain the cooperation of those contacted in the course of the work; write and speak effectively; effectively contribute to the Division's affirmative action objectives.
Demonstrated capacity for assuming increasing administrative responsibilities; willingness to travel throughout an assigned area of the State.
In appraising the relative qualifications of candidates, consideration will be given to the extent and type of pertinent education and experience over and above that required under "Minimum Qualifications". Preferred types of additiona1 education and experience are: Experience or additional college work in administration, management, industrial relations, industrial hygiene, safety or other engineering.