DCAS Supervisor Safety and Health Specialist

Job ID 582455

Job Title: Supervisor Safety and Health Specialist

Proposed Salary Range: $84,468.00‑ $97,138.00 (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 using data analytics and reporting.

The Bureau publishes the annual Workforce Profile Report; provides monitoring and reporting for Provisional Reduction compliance, supports all of Human Capital data reporting and analytics, administers and evaluates citywide personnel policies and programs, manages the New York City Employee Blood Program (NYCEBP), and coordinates the Citywide Office of Occupational Safety and Health (COSH) Program.

COSH coordinates citywide 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, conducting related training, and auditing safety and health programs to ensure compliance with federal and state regulatory agencies.

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

·       Assist Director in the initial on‑boarding and subsequent operational supervision of the COSH Staff.

·       Assist City agencies to ensure compliance with the New York State Public Employee Safety and Health Bureau (PESH)‑initiated plans and other relevant laws and regulations.

·       Provide indoor air quality (IAQ) assessments; asbestos and/or lead investigations; ergonomic surveys and other environmental services to City agencies.

·       Serve as a technical safety resource to City agencies, including leading the evaluation, development, and implementation of new safety programs.

·       Provide leadership to the Citywide Respiratory Protection Program, including drafting Respiratory Protection Guideline, conducting fit testing, and communicating information to City agencies concerning related respirator use in the workplace.

·       Develop and provide, as needed, training on various topics, including Right‑to‑Know/Hazard Communication, Confined Space, Respiratory Protection, Ergonomics, Shop/Equipment Safety, and other Federal/State regulations.

·       Participate in safety and emergency planning, testing and implementation as a member of the Citywide Health and Safety Program (CHASP).

·       Lead the Citywide Office of Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Council.

·       Track and report monthly environmental and occupational safety metrics.

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

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

·       Excellent and effective communication skills (written and oral), including the ability to draft technical reports.

·       Knowledge of federal, state and city safety regulations, including Occupational Safety and Health Administration Standards and Public Employee Safety and Health Plans.

·       Proficiency with industrial hygiene equipment (photoionization detection, multi‑gas meter, sound, and light meter).

·       Able to analyze problems and handle potentially difficult situations.

·       Ability to interpret, summarize and report sampling data.

·       Able to work well independently and within a team.

·       Strong computer skills, including experience with the Microsoft Office Suite.

·       Ability to wear respiratory protection and lift 30 pounds.

To Apply

Please go to www.nyc.gov/jobs or www.nyc.gov/ess for current NYC employees and search for Job ID #: 582455


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.