DCAS Senior Occupational Safety and Health Specialist

Job ID 582458

Job Title: Senior Occupational Safety and Health Specialist

Proposed Salary Range: $75,504.00‑ $86,830.00 (Annual)

Job Description

DCAS’s mission is to make city government work for all New Yorkers.  From managing New York City’s most iconic courthouses and municipal buildings, to purchasing over $1 billion annually in goods and services for more than 80 City agencies — what we do ensures that all agencies can deliver on their mission.  Our reach touches every facet of city government and is instrumental to the successful day‑to‑day operations of the City of New York.

Our commitment to equity, effectiveness, and sustainability guides our work providing City agencies with the critical resources and support needed to succeed, including:

·       Recruiting, hiring, and training City employees.

·       Managing 55 public buildings.

·       Acquiring, selling, and leasing City property.

·       Purchasing over $1 billion in goods and services for City agencies.

·       Overseeing the greenest municipal vehicle fleet in the country.

·       Leading the City’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions from government operations.

When you work at DCAS, you’re not just working for one agency, but in service of them all.  It’s an opportunity to provide impactful support, quality customer service, and help protect the future of New York City for generations to come.  Visit our website at nyc.gov/DCAS to learn more about the work we do.

The Bureau of Strategic Planning drives change across Human Capital, supporting projects and agency‑wide efforts to achieve operational excellence, and ensures that City leaders and agency executives have the information and tools they need to conduct strategic workforce planning.  The bureau also evaluates and administers citywide personnel policies and programs.

COSH coordinates citywide employee health and safety initiatives for all agencies to further the City’s commitment to healthful and safe work environments for City employees.  Additionally, COSH develops citywide safety and health policies and provides technical support services.  Services include performing surveys and inspections to identify potentially hazardous operations, drafting policies, conducting related training, and auditing safety and health programs to ensure compliance with federal and state regulatory agencies.

The duties and responsibilities of the Senior Occupational Safety and Health Specialist include, but are not limited to, the following:

·       Provide occupational safety and health technical assistance to and coordinate with City agencies to ensure compliance with relevant City, State, and Federal statutes.

·       Manage the Citywide respiratory protection program: assist agencies with developing written respiratory protection programs, perform respiratory fit testing, and conduct respiratory protection training.

·       Analyze agency occupational injury and illness data to identify hazardous tasks and conditions.

·       Conduct procurement research for industrial hygiene and safety equipment ensures all equipment is periodically monitored, annually serviced, and calibrated.

·       Participate in City agency Labor‑Management Safety and Health Committee Meetings.

·       Manage the Citywide asbestos management program that includes reviewing and drafting asbestos survey reports and collecting environmental samples.

·       Responds to citywide occupational safety and health emergencies and is a member of the Citywide Health and Safety Program, CHASP.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

1.     For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological, and environmental sciences and public health) A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, or environmental science or in public health.

To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:

1.     A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental, or social science and one year of full‑time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or

2.     A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental, or social science and three years of responsible full‑time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or

3.     Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above.  However, all candidates must have at least a master’s degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in “2” above.  Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in “1” and “2” above.


Probationary Period

Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.

Preferred Skills

·       Master’s degree in Industrial Hygiene, Public Health, Biology, Chemistry.

·       Registration as a Certified Safety Professional or similar form of licensure as a safety officer.

·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking and presentation.

·       Understanding of federal, state and city safety requirements, including Occupational Safety and Health Administration and New York State Public Employee Safety and Health.

·       Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities at the same time while meeting deadlines.

·       Interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish effective professional relationships with employees and project managers.

·       Experience in the MS Office Suite including Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint.

To Apply

Please go to www.nyc.gov/jobs or www.nyc.gov/ess for current NYC employees and search for Job ID #582458


Public Svc Loan Forgiveness

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs.  For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at StudentAid.gov/PSLF.

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment.  However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County.  To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.NOTICE: THIS E-MAIL AND ANY ATTACHMENTS CONTAIN INFORMATION FROM THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY AND AFFILIATES. IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS E-MAIL IN ERROR, PLEASE NOTIFY THE SENDER IMMEDIATELY, PERMANENTLY DELETE THIS E-MAIL (ALONG WITH ANY ATTACHMENTS), AND DESTROY ANY PRINTOUTS.