Job Posting: Associate Safety Engineer (Pressure Vessels)

Department of Industrial Relations

Associate Safety Engineer (Pressure Vessels)

$8,757.00 - $10,955.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 9/27/2022

Job Description and Duties

This posting may be used to fill future vacancies in accordance with 2 CCR §249.3.

Working at the Cal/OSHA means much more than showing up for a job. You will be able to work on programs that are vital to the health and safety of our community, work force, and the state. We recognize the strength in teamwork. We know that by encouraging collaboration and diversity, educating employers in best practices, and protecting the health and safety of employees through enforcement of the California Labor Code and regulations will benefit our economy as a whole. Be part of a team that prides itself in making a difference for Californians.

What will be the difference that you make for California?

Under the direction of a Senior Safety Engineer (Pressure Vessels) with the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), Pressure Vessels Unit, the Associate Safety Engineer (Pressure Vessels) is responsible for performing independently the full range of professional journey level pressure vessel safety engineering work related to the CAL/OSHA program. The Associate Safety Engineer (Pressure Vessels) conducts safety surveys, accident investigations, consultations, and other journey level assignments associated with pressure vessel engineering, throughout the State. Associate Safety Engineers (Pressure Vessels) are to perform all work in accordance with DIR-DOSH policies, Pressure Vessel Unit policies, apply and uphold the provisions of the State’s safety orders and other applicable laws.

Multiple locations and positions are available throughout Northern and Southern California. Please also see other postings under a different job control in CalCareers for the other locations. If you are interested in positions at more than one location, please submit a new application for each job control.

Will also consider Temporary Authorization Utilization (TAU) appointments - Candidates that meet the minimum qualifications for the classification but do not currently have eligibility on an employment certification list by having taken and passed an examination may apply as a TAU. TAU appointments are limited to a duration of 9 months within a 12 consecutive month period. In order for a TAU appointment to become permanent, individuals must take and pass the related examination, and thereby become eligible from a certification list, within 9 months of TAU appointment. Individuals who successfully obtain eligibility prior to the expiration of the TAU appointment will not be required to re-compete in a competitive process for permanent appointment to that position.

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

Working Conditions

Work sites are indoors, and outdoors in a wide range of weather conditions (e.g. rain, strong winds, heat, and cold) and may involve, including but not limited to: prolonged periods of standing, walking,bending, sitting or kneeling; proper use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) (hardhat, safety eyewear, steel-toed boots, hearing protection, coveralls, breathing protection, etc.); accessing areas of rough/uneven terrain, slopes, confined spaces; ascending/descending ladders, and stairs; transporting inspection tools at work sites up to 15 lbs.; driving long distances in both urban and rural areas by vehicle; traveling by plane for both in and out of state training; reaching (above and below shoulder
level); have functional vision

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Associate Safety Engineer (Pressure Vessels)
$8,757.00 - $10,955.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Alameda County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

DOSH Pressure Vessel Unit Oakland – 1515 Clay St., Ste. 1622-A Oakland, CA 94612

Primarily working in Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Lake, and Mendocino counties and may be required to work in the surrounding areas as assigned.

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) was established in 1927. Its mission is to improve working conditions for California's wage earners and to advance opportunities for profitable employment in California. DIR administers and enforces laws governing wages, workplace safety and health, apprenticeship training programs, and medical care and other benefits for injured workers.

Electronic Submission of Applications preferred. Application Packages maybe submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account by 11:59 p.m. on or before the above final filing date.Please only submit ONE application. Electronic applications submitted through your CalCareer Account are highly recommended and will be received/processed faster than other methods of filing

Please let us know how you heard about our position by taking this brief survey: DIR Applicant Survey

Department Website:

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: 9/27/2022

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. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s). Temporary Appointments may be considered if conditions warrant. Temporary Appointments may be made to anyone regardless of eligibility. Temporary Appointments may not exceed 9 months and will require eligibility to be obtained through an examination process in order to transition to a permanent appointment.

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:

Department of Industrial Relations
Attn: Personnel Recruitment & Hiring Unit
1515 Clay St., Suite 409
Oakland, CA 94612

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Department of Industrial Relations
Personnel Recruitment & Hiring Unit
1515 Clay St., Suite 409
Oakland, CA 94612
09:00 AM - 04:00 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 optional. It may be included, but is not required.
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:
Knowledge and Ability to pass exams to obtain job required certifications including National Board of
Boiler and Pressure Vessel Commissions and Endorsements and State of California Certificate of
California Certificate of Competency.
National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors “IS” In-Service Commission.
National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors “AI” Authorized Inspector Commission.
National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors “R” Endorsement.
Willingness to: undertake additional training as needs are identified; travel out of state to obtain job
required training and certifications; live and work in an assigned area of the State;
Keenness of observation, tact, and maturity.
Ability to communicate professionally and effectively both verbally and in writing.
Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word.
Maintain a valid California Driver’s license and proof of insurance


Health, Dental & Vision Benefits; Paid Sick, Vacation and Holidays; Retirement (CalPERS); Employee Assistance Program (EAP); 401 (k), 457 and Roth IRA Plans; and Reimbursement Accounts.

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Certification Unit
(800) 564-0771

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:
DIR EEO Officer
(510) 285-3080
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 Information

Preference will be given to persons with State Restriction of Appointments (SROA) or Surplus status. Applicants must attach a copy of their most recently dated letter that specifies their designation as either SROA or surplus candidate as proof.

Qualified candidates must have eligibility in State employment, be in a reachable rank on an employment list for this classification, be currently in this classification, or have transfer eligibility to this classification. Training and Development (T&D) assignments may be considered.

If you do not hear from us in 4-6 weeks, you may assume the position has been filled by another applicant. Please note that all additional vacancies that become available may be added to this advertisement.

Please note that the Exam and Certification Online System (ECOS) does not allow you to resubmit your application once you withdraw it. If you have any updates to your online application, please contact the Personnel, Recruitment, & Hiring Unit at (800) 564-0771.

DIR Mission and Core Values

Our mission is to protect and improve the welfare and working conditions for California's wage earners and to advance opportunities for profitable employment in California. DIR is also committed to ensuring that all employers comply with labor laws in California to support a fair and thriving business environment.

Integrity - We fulfill the promise of our mission through fair, honest and ethical behavior.

Service - We are committed to responsibly serving the public and value their trust.

Respect - We treat others with dignity, courtesy and consideration.

Quality - We take pride in providing the public with accurate and timely services.

Transparency - We conduct ourselves with openness and accountability in all aspects of our work.

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