Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification




Pay Grade
H1I ($62,316.80 - $77,875.20 - $93,454.40)
Job Summary
Performs journey-level industrial hygiene work to review environmental exposures on employees and the public, and reduce hazards or risks to a minimum without adverse effects.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assists in developing and implementing industrial hygiene programs to mitigate environmental exposures for employees and the public to pollutants, such as paints, solvents, asbestos, lead, mold, noise, water, wastewater contamination, etc.
  • Investigates reported or suspected industrial hygiene problems, serious injuries, and/or deaths
  • Logs and scans approved safety data sheets into the enterprise content management system (ECMS)
  • Reviews Metro Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Viewer Database and updates all obsolete products in the SDS Viewer system
  • Conducts trainings for employees on hazardous materials
  • Conducts quarterly inspections of Metro facilities to determine compliance with applicable Air Quality Management District (AQMD) and/or U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules and regulations
  • Evaluates Metro compliance with the OSHA globally harmonized system (GHS) of classifying and labeling chemicals
  • Performs field evaluation of Metro Respiratory Protection Program using appropriate checklist to determine the effectiveness of the program
  • Responds to emergencies involving hazardous materials or employee exposure
  • Acts as liaison with local, state, and federal agencies in reference to compliance on safety, health, and environmental regulations
  • Prepares industrial hygiene and environmental equipment for factory calibration
  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out

    May be required to perform other related job duties

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of (defined as a learned body of information that is required for and applied in the performance of job tasks)
  • Theories, principles, and practices of industrial hygiene
  • Applicable local, state, and federal fire and occupational safety and health laws and regulations
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Air Quality Management District, and Environmental Protection Agency regulations and procedures
  • Fire, accident prevention, and noise control techniques, equipment, and practices
  • Instrumentation and sampling techniques used in industrial health surveys
  • Safety organizations such as American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienist and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Skill in (defined as the proficient manual, verbal, or mental utilization of data, people, or things)
  • Performing industrial hygiene work
  • Reading and interpreting lab results or technical data
  • Performing trend and statistical analyses
  • Analyzing situations, identifying problems, and recommending solutions
  • Exercising sound judgment during emergency situations
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives

Ability to (defined as a present competence to perform an observable behavior or produce an observable result)
  • Use industrial hygiene testing and sampling equipment
  • Detect safety hazards and violations
  • Conduct safety-related training for diverse employee groups
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Represent Metro before the public
  • Prepare reports and correspondence
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English
Minimum Qualifications
A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis. A typical combination includes:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Safety and Health, specializing in Industrial Hygiene, or a related field

  • One year of relevant experience in occupational safety and health

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements
  • A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions
  • California State license or certification required for Asbestos, Lead, and Hazardous material emergency response responsibilities
  • Professional certificates/licenses in occupational safety and health from an accredited institution or certification as CAIH (Certified Associate Industrial Hygienist) preferred
Special Conditions
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Metro provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions
  • Typical office situation
  • Close exposure to computer monitors and video screen
  • High dust, dirt, and/or grease environment
  • High noise environment
  • Work with regular exposure to odors or fumes
  • Extensive safety training and/or use of protective devices and personal protective gear
  • Work irregular hours, split shifts, weekends, holidays, or 24-hour-a-day on-call assignments
  • Local travel

Physical Effort Required
  • Sitting at a desk or table
  • Operate a telephone or other telecommunications device and communicate through the medium
  • Type and use a keyboard and mouse to perform necessary computer-based functions
  • Standing
  • Walking (distance 5' to 100')
  • Climbing (e.g., ladders, scaffolds, stairs, poles, into vehicles, etc.)
  • Handling by seizing, holding, grasping, or turning hands, but without finger dexterity
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) and/or arm(s) in any direction
  • Communicating through speech in the English language required
  • Good distance vision and/or depth perception to judge distances
  • Color recognition (e.g., distinguishing wires, resistors, containers, light signals, etc.)


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This classification is at-will and the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority when classified as an Intermittent, Emergency, or Temporary employee and/or is assigned to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) or Board Clerk's Office.

This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.