Job Posting: Health and Safety Officer

Statewide Health Planning & Development Office

Health and Safety Officer

$4,975.00 - $6,228.00

Final Filing Date: 5/21/2019

Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the Staff Services Manager I over the Facilities Services Unit, the Health and Safety Officer (HSO) independently develops, administers, and evaluates the Department’s health, safety, wellness, emergency response, and workplace violence prevention (WVP).  The incumbent must possess good judgment, strong analytic, writing, and organizational skills; effectively communicate across all disciplines to train and guide staff and management; be self-motivated to ensure goals are met and assignments are completed timely; be innovative to establish new and different events and activities to promote employee health and wellness; and actively research and continuously enhance Departmental procedures and policies.  This position is responsible for maintaining the effectiveness of the Department’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program and developing emergency preparedness and business continuity plans, training, and exercises.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Health and Safety Officer
$4,975.00 - $6,228.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

This bulletin is being reposted.  If you previously applied, it is not necessary to reapply.

California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) is the leader in collecting data and disseminating information about California’s healthcare infrastructure. 

OSHPD promotes an equitably distributed healthcare workforce, and publishes valuable information about healthcare outcomes.

OSHPD also monitors the construction, renovation, and seismic safety of hospitals and skilled nursing facilities and provides loan insurance to assist the capital needs of California’s not-for-profit healthcare facilities.


OSHPD promotes and encourages communication, accountability, service, professionalism, integrity, respect, innovation, teamwork, and community as core values in support of our vision: “Access to safe, quality healthcare environments that meet California’s dynamic and diverse needs.”


To learn more about OSHPD, visit:

Special Requirements

Possession of Minimum Qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If you are meeting Minimum Qualifications with education, you must include your unofficial transcripts for verification. Official transcripts will be required upon appointment. If it is determined an application does not meet the Minimum Qualifications, the applicant will be withheld from the eligibility list, rendering them inactive and ineligible to be hired for the position. Applicants who have been withheld may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 5/21/2019

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Statewide Health Planning & Development Office
Attn: Human Resources: Classification and Pay Unit
2020 West El Camino Avenue, Suite 1016
Sacramento, CA 95833

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
2020 West El Camino Avenue, Suite 1016
Sacramento, CA 95833
Drop off at 8th Floor Receptionist, Attention: Human Resources
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Statement of Qualifications - A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is a written description of the the candidate's qualifications.  This SOQ must be titled, single-spaced, written in narrative form, include the candidate's name at the top of the first page, use 11-point Arial font, and be no longer than two pages.  A successful SOQ will address the following two statements:
    1:  Describe the experience and knowledge you possess which are critical to your success in this role as Health and Safety Officer.
    2:  Describe your experience developing, evaluating, and/or improving a health and safety program.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be invited to interview.  In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
--  Communicates effectively orally and in writing; thinks critically and applies solution-oriented management of issues
--  Develops and delivers presentations to small and large groups
--  Demonstrates strong leadership ability and interpersonal communication skill in the area of health and safety
--  Applies innovative solutions to effect operational improvements
--  Observes and protects the confidentiality of sensitive information and materials
--  Effectively manages workload; exercises initiative and flexibility in an environment which may require working beyond the 40-hour week
--  Maintains currency in trends and ideology of health and safety topics; serves as Subject Matter Expert for health, safety, and wellness
--  Accepts responsibility for and demonstrates independence of decisions and actions with statewide implications
--  Effectively manages multiple projects with conflicting priorities and deadlines
--  Markets, educates, and trains a variety of audiences in health and safety procedures and policies, and offers pertinent, value-added insight and perspective
--  Demonstrates knowledge of modern office methods and equipment, including proficiency in the use of personal computers and the Microsoft Office Suite of products

If invited to interview, the selection process will include a business writing exercise.


In addition to competitive public employee wages and a comprehensive benefits package, our employees enjoy meaningful and interesting work that supports access to healthcare.


To learn more about benefits for State employees, visit the Salary and Benefits page on the CalHR website.

OSHPD is housed in a state-of-the-art building outside of downtown off Interstate-5.  Enjoy a great work environment with many amenities, including FREE PARKING and fully equipped pay-per-charge electric vehicle charging stations.  OSHPD is close to many dining and shopping choices and the Natomas Racquet Club.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Human Resources Contact:
Shay Thomas
(916) 326-3271

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
EEO Office
(916) 326-3261
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Additional Application Requirements

You must include:  1) the classification title you are applying for, 2) “JC-#139074”, and 3) your source of eligibility (i.e. List Eligibility, Lateral Transfer, Reinstatement, SROA/Surplus) in the “Examination(s) or Job Title(s) for which you applying” section of your application.  Applications received without this information may be disqualified.


If you are applying for a classification with an educational requirement on which you are basing your eligibility, you MUST provide a copy of your degree or transcripts as proof of meeting the education requirement from the Classification Specification (link on the right side of the screen under “Additional Documentation”).  Example:  if you are applying for a Staff Services Analyst position based on your Bachelor’s degree, you must attach a copy of your degree or transcripts showing the degree you obtained.  Applicants who fail to provide this information shall be disqualified.


Applications received via email or fax will not be accepted.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail