Management Analyst I (Ergonomics)

  • Monterey County Human Resources
  • Salinas, California
  • Jun 12, 2019
Full Time Administration and Management Administrative Analysis and Research
  • Salary: $5,085.77 - $6,946.33 Monthly

Job Description

Position Description                                                                                                                       
 Final Filing Date: Thursday, July 11, 2019

Exam# 19/14G02/06CC
Salary:  $5,086 - $6,946 per month
The Monterey County, County Counsel's Office, consists of four divisions. The General Government, Litigation, and Land Use Divisions provide legal counsel to County departments, and representation in litigation matters. The Risk Management Division is responsible for the oversight and management of all County insurance and self-insurance programs, claims management, safety, ergonomics, and other risk transfer and loss control activities that protect the County and mitigate losses.
County Counsel's Risk Management Division is seeking an innovative and results-oriented individual to provide management support for the County's ergonomic program, performing a wide variety of analytical and administrative duties of moderate complexity.  
The County Counsel's Office is seeking to fill a Management Analyst I position to perform work related to the County ergonomics program.  The ergonomics position is fast paced and ever changing. The incumbent will need to be open minded and adaptable to changing conditions. The incumbent's responsibilities include a wide range of tasks from preparing RFPs for ergonomic consultants to managing the consultants, preparing and managing the ergonomics budget, maintaining ergonomic evaluations, and training calendar, performing level one ergonomic evaluations, writing level one ergonomic evaluations, reviewing and analyzing all levels of ergonomic reports, recommending and ordering ergonomic supplies, and maintaining ergonomic related files and records.

The incumbent in this position will be required to process and schedule ergonomic evaluation requests in a timely manner and be ready to make last minute changes to the schedule.  The incumbent will also be required to perform level one ergonomic evaluations where needed to prevent ergonomic related injury to an employee. The level one ergonomic evaluations are mostly last minute (urgent) requests. 

The Eligible List established by this recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies on a regular full-time, part-time, or temporary basis County-wide.

Examples of Duties Paramount Duties
  • Obtains, researches, analyzes and interprets data/information from internal and external departments and agencies in regard to areas being analyzed such as budget, interdepartmental activities, legislation, policies, contracts, staffing and programs.
  • Develops, prepares, modifies and monitors items/areas such as ergonomic budgets, grants, research projects, and contracts.
  • Implements and evaluates policies, procedures and programs related to ergonomics.
  • Interprets ergonomic policies and procedures to department staff, County employees and external agencies and individuals and makes recommendations regarding ergonomic policies, procedures, organization, operations, and programs. Perform analysis to identify areas where change is needed, or appropriate ergonomic equipment is needed.
  • Manages ergonomics consultants and maintains the ergonomics evaluation calendar.
  • Provides direction to internal and external parties (consultants and vendors) on ergonomics related projects and activities.
  • Works closely with managers and other staff within the department and the County to anticipate, obtain and provide ongoing and accurate ergonomic information.
  • Works with County departments to stimulate awareness of ergonomic issues and implement improvements/policies and training supporting ergonomic safety and practices. Conducts workplace ergonomic assessments, identifies employee groups at risk for injury due to the nature of their work.
  • Plans, develops, conducts and evaluates training/informational programs for staff and/or the public on ergonomic related issues.
  • Develops and coordinates implementation of activities related to ergonomic projects, programs and training of CalOSHA and NIOSH training requirements
  • Attends meetings/functions such as committees, task forces, community forums, commissions, conferences, and ergonomic trainings.
  • Researches, interprets and complies with local, state and federal codes, regulations, laws, policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Trains employees in chair adjustments.
  • Prepares and presents written and oral ergonomic reports on recommendations, data impacts, options, strategies and conclusions that are based on analyses.
Knowledge Of:
  • California Title 8, Code of Regulations, •5110, Repetitive Motion Injuries and guidelines of other applicable local, State and Federal regulations, laws, policies and current/pending legislation related to workplace/industrial ergonomic hazards in order to develop effective recommendation and follow sound ergonomic procedures/practices.
  • Principles/practices of ergonomic assessments as applied to employee work sites/body mechanics, i.e. back safety, materials handling techniques, repetitive motion to evaluate/assess ergonomic conditions/potential safety hazards.
  • Current theories/practices of adult learning and training techniques to design/present educational programs.
  • Ergonomics program process, principles and workstation assessment.
  • Basic computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Basic principles of mathematical and statistical analysis, as applied to the field of Ergonomics.
  • Environmental, sociological, physical, and psychological factors encountered in implementing an ergonomics program in a multicultural work environment.
  • Management and administering an ergonomics program.
  • Research and reporting writing techniques.
  • Communicate effectively, both oral and written, to prepare, explain and/or provide information and recommendations.
  • Work closely with County staff at all levels to anticipate, obtain, and provide ongoing and accurate ergonomic, and operational information.
  • Work/communicate with employees experiencing physical discomfort.
  • Manage difficult situations and make decisions on complex and/or controversial matters.
  • Maintain confidentiality of protected records.
  • Basic principles and practices of public and/or business administration.
  Skill To:
  • Analyze and interpret ergonomics regulations, data and information.
  • Conduct comprehensive and in-depth research.
  • Identify issues, options and projected outcomes and make recommendations.
  • Conduct level one and level two ergonomic evaluations
  • Prepare and present written and oral ergonomic reports.
  Ability To:
  • Interpret and apply California Title 8, Code of Regulations, •5110, Repetitive Motion Injuries, policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Communicate effectively, both oral and written, to prepare, explain and/or provide presentation of comprehensive reports, records of inspections/evaluations, information and recommendations; and
  • Work/communicate with employees of all levels experiencing physical discomfort.
  • Read, understand and monitor program budgets.
  • Research and report writing techniques.
  • Work/communicate with employees experiencing physical discomfort.
  • Promote/gain concurrence/consensus/cooperation through discussion/persuasion.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of individuals/agencies; provide excellent/courteous customer service, and direction on projects and ergonomics related activities.
  • Read, understand and monitor program budgets.
  • Manage difficult situations and make decisions on complex and/or controversial matters.
  • Work independently while meeting time sensitive matters.

Examples of Experience/Education/Training Any combination of training, education, and/or experience which provides for the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties listed above is qualifying. An example of a way these requirements might be acquired is:

Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, social services, political science, education, or a related field.


Additional Information Required Conditions of Employment :
As a condition of employment, the incumbent will be required to:
  • Possess and maintain a valid California Class C driver license.
  • Certification training in ergonomics such as Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist and two or more years of experience in managing an ergonomics program.
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Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package. To view the "X" Unit Benefit Summary please visit our website. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevail over this listing.

NOTES: As a condition of employment, prospective employees will be required to submit to a background review which may include a review of information concerning present and/or prior employment, driving record, and record of criminal conviction. Employees must have and show their Social Security Card on the first day of work. Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.; a list of acceptable documents is available on the USCIS Form I-9. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 755-5162.
 Veterans and their widows/ers who within the past five years have served on active duty for 30 or more days in a 1) national or State military emergency or 2) military expedition for which a medal was authorized, may be eligible for Veterans' Preference Points. To apply, veterans must submit an "Application for Veterans' Preference" with their application materials by the final filing date.

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Applications may be obtained from and submitted to:
Monterey County Human Resources Department
Attn: Channelle Ceralde, Associate Personnel Analyst
168 W. Alisal Street, 3rd Floor - Human Resources, Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 755-5162 Fax: (831) 757-5792
The selection process is tentative and applicants will be notified if changes are made. The competitive selection process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application packet will include:
  • A completed County of Monterey Employment Application
  • Responses to all of the Supplemental Questions
Final Filing Deadline: Thursday, July 11, 2019
Applicants who fail to provide all required materials by the application filing deadline will not be considered. Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest, and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process. To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercises, performance exam, and/or written examination.
Monterey County is a drug-free work place and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 755-5162.
Closing Date/Time: 7/11/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

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