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The Department of Personnel Services, Employment Services Division announces the exam for:
Senior Safety SpecialistSacramento County
Exam #   29087-16-O
Approximate Monthly Salary: $7,970.94 - $8,787.00
There is an additional 3.35% Management Differential which is added to the posted salary for this class.

The Senior Safety Specialist is a professional/supervisory level class, which supervises other Safety Specialists and participates in the administration of the Countywide Safety Program within a County department. This class is characterized by a high degree of independence in the application of program responsibilities and requires a thorough knowledge of applicable laws, procedures, and regulations affecting safety operations.

Either: 1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in safety engineering, industrial engineering, occupational safety and health, or other closely related field


Two years of experience providing safety and/or occupational health guidance to managers and supervisors in an industrial setting or in an operation involving high potential for accident/injury.

Or: 2. Two years of full-time experience in the Sacramento County class of Safety Specialist or performing equivalent duties in the County.

Filing Deadline: 5:00 PM on December 19, 2016

Please see job announcement for important testing information, including tentative test dates. This communication is a courtesy announcement only and is not meant to replace the full job announcement. Please view the official job announcement for all requirements and testing information. The full job announcement and online application is available for viewing on our website at www.saccountyjobs.net.

Contra Costa Water District Contra Costa
Environmental Compliance Officer

The Contra Costa Water District has an immediate opening for an Environmental Compliance Officer.  Responsibilities of the position include planning, coordinating, administering, reviewing, and overseeing the environmental compliance program for the District. Specifically, the position is responsible for the execution of varied environmental tasks related to District operations and field practices, including air quality permitting and compliance, drinking water system discharges, storm water management, spill prevention planning, and hazardous materials management.  The successful candidate will serve as assigned as the District's liaison with regulatory agencies, and will manage both routine and emergency event (e.g., leak, spill) reporting to such agencies.  The Environmental Compliance Officer is in the Planning Department and reports to the Director of Planning while supporting Operations and Maintenance, Engineering, Construction, Real Property and Safety functions.  For more information and to apply please go to www.ccwater.com.

Senior Specialist, EH&SGilead
Foster City, CA

Summary of Role Responsibilities and Skills:
The EH&S Chemical Hygiene Senior Specialist will be responsible for identifying, creating, and managing various safety programs that meet or exceed regulatory compliance and customer service expectations associated with elaboration and maintenance of the Chemical Hygiene program at Gilead Foster City and Fremont locations. At the Fremont site, the role will support a broader scope of EH&S safety programs and responsibilities including environmental, permitting and regulatory agency interactions to ensure site compliance. These responsibilities will be accomplished using an appropriate balance of independent and collaborative efforts among EH&S and Facilities team members along with customer group representatives or safety committees. The Senior Specialist will identify and solve problems of routine to challenging complexity by combining critical analysis and practical experience in a variety of straightforward situations with minimal direct supervision. They will demonstrate excellent documentation of all necessary program elements, including training program development as needed, and will possess excellent communication and customer service skills that are essential to maintain regular and effective interactions among customer groups across the organization to ensure the successful implementation and ongoing success of EH&S programs and directives.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • Six or more years of experience in an EHS associated position (pharma/biotech experience strongly preferred) and a technical/practical knowledge of EH&S regulations, codes and guidelines. Bachelor or Master of Science degree in a relevant field (e.g. Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Science, or another EHS related degree).
  • Knowledge and experience with all appropriate CalOSHA, DOT, EPA, and NRC regulation and policies.
  • Demonstrated ability to
    - develop, implement, and manage a comprehensive scope of EHS safety programs and processes.
    - manage time and work on projects of moderate to challenging complexity.
    - prepare and adhere to project and department budgets.
    - recognize, evaluate, and recommend controls for workplace hazards.
    - perform with excellent written and oral communication skills.

Essential Duties and Job Functions

  • Use of experience and/or knowledge of synthetic organic chemistry to
    - develop chemical management programs for OSHA defined particularly hazardous materials (22 CFR 1910.1450),
    - create an effective and practical chemical segregation strategy to be utilized for organization of inventory in chemical stockrooms
    - work effectively with customer groups via leadership in laboratory safety committee meetings;
  • Management of contracted labor resources in the execution of daily tasks to expected service levels;
  • Identification, development and tracking of service level metrics to drive continuing improvement and efficiency of processes and procedures.
  • Management of hazardous and biohazardous waste streams and disposal in compliance with all appropriate federal, state and local regulatory requirements, including maintenance and submission of all required environmental permitting.
  • Perform review of new materials, equipment or processes to identify and implement proper controls for mitigation of employee safety risks prior to initial use in the laboratory environment.

If interested, please contact:
Matt LaFramboise
Sr. Recruiter - Talent Acquisition
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
333 Lakeside Drive, Foster City, CA 94404


Orange County Fire Authority 
Environmental, Health and Safety SpecialistOrange County Fire Authority

The Orange County Fire Authority is currently recruiting to fill one (1) vacancy for an Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist. Incumbents are responsible for performing strong paraprofessional level office and field work activities related to Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) in order to ensure compliance with EHS laws and regulations.
Minimum Qualifications:
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed below.

EDUCATION (position requirements at entry):
Associate's Degree in physical or biological sciences, environmental studies, environmental law, environmental, health and safety management, or a related field.

EXPERIENCE (position requirements at entry):
Two years of directly related environmental, health and safety experience.
Please visit our website at
www.ocfa.org to apply. Deadline to apply is Friday, December 2, 2016.

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