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ABOLISHED 02/02/2017 PER PAY LETTER 17-11 - Assistant Chief, Cal/OSHA Consultation Service (3880)

ABOLISHED 02/02/2017 PER PAY LETTER 17-11 - Assistant Chief, Cal/OSHA Consultation Service

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: IE05
  • Class Code: 3880
  • Established: 10/21/1981
  • Revised: --
  • Title Changed: --


Under the general direction of the Chief of the CAL/OSHA Consultation Service: (1) to direct the technical services operations of the Consultation Service; or (2) to plan, organize, and direct its field operations.

Typical Tasks

Consults with the Chief of the CAL/OSHA Consultation Service in the formulation of programs, policies, and procedures; represents the Consultation Service in meetings with various agencies and groups to secure their cooperation in promoting the prevention of occupational illness and injury and encouraging voluntary compliance of employers with safety and health standards; directs the selection and training of staff and evaluates staff performance; supervises the gathering of material and preparing of reports and may write articles for publication; acts for the Chief in the Chief's absence; and performs other related duties.


As Director of the technical services operations of the CAL/OSHA Consultation Service, plans, develops, and assures ongoing evaluation of programs, policies and procedures; acts as liaison with the Federal Government on matters affecting Federal laws and regulations; coordinates overall staff training, the educational programs operated by the Consultation Service, the development of its promotional and public relations activities, and special research and study projects; oversees budget development, the allocation of staff resources and equipment, and legislative analysis.


As Director of field operations of the CAL/OSHA Consultation Service, plans, organizes, and directs the activities of the field staff in providing consultation and training services to employers; reviews staff performance and makes recommendations to improve the delivery of services and to enhance occupational safety and health in industry; as necessary, meets directly with representatives of industry and labor organizations to encourage voluntary compliance with safety and health standards and participates in safety training and educational programs.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


One year of experience in California state service performing the duties of a Principal Safety Engineer or Supervising Industrial Hygienist in the CAL/OSHA Consultation Service.



Experience: Five years of professional safety engineering or industrial hygiene experience, at least two years of which must have been in a responsible supervisory or administrative capacity. (Experience in California state service applied toward this pattern must include at least two years performing duties at least equivalent in level of responsibility to those of an Area Manager, CAL/OSHA Consultation Service.) and


Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with specialization in engineering or in a field related to occupational safety and health. (Additional general qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: General principles and practices of safety engineering and health sciences; operations, methods, equipment and safety devices applicable to various types of employment; occupational accident and illness prevention techniques; Title 8 of the California Administrative Code and applicable provisions of the Labor Code and the Health and Safety Code; applicable sections of Federal laws and regulations; purposes, organization, activities, and policies of the Department of Industrial Relations, the CAL/OSHA Program, and the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration; principles and practices of effective supervision, personnel management, and training; the Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; and a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.


Ability to: Plan, organize, coordinate, and manage the work of a large multidisciplinary field staff located in offices around the State; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives; interpret and apply State and Federal safety laws and regulations, provisions of the Labor Code and the Health and Safety Code; develop and implement policies of the Department of Industrial Relations, the CAL/OSHA Program, and the CAL/OSHA Consultation Service, with specific emphasis on securing the cooperation of various groups in occupational injury and illness prevention and voluntary compliance with health and safety regulations; analyze administrative and technical problems and develop and take effective courses of action to deal with them; develop and maintain effective cooperative working relationships with persons and groups involved in, concerned with, or affected by the programs of the CAL/OSHA Consultation Service; represent the CAL/OSHA Consultation Service in contacts and meetings with representatives of the Federal Government, industry, labor, other government agencies, the news media, and interested groups and individuals; speak and write effectively.

Additional Desirable Qualifications

Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers or a Certificate in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene issued by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.

  Updated: 8/2/2017
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