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Senior Industrial Hygienist Supervisor (Remote within CA)

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Heluna Health
Industry, CA
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Published 9 days ago



The Senior Industrial Hygienist (IH) Supervisor works on the CDPH Occupational Health Branch (OHB) COVID-19 Team (OHB Team) as lead of industrial hygiene expertise for the COVID-19 work of the OHB, internal CDPH partners, local public health jurisdictions, and other state agencies. Additionally, the Senior IH Supervisor provides supervision and mentorship to three more junior IHs on the OHB Team. The Senior IH Supervisor may provide consultation to other groups in CDPH requiring industrial hygiene technical assistance, such as the Community and Workplace Outbreak Consultation Team.

The OHB Team is a multi-disciplinary group consisting of physicians, epidemiologists, industrial hygienists, health educators, and administrative staff. The Senior IH Supervisor provides expertise in exposure assessment and prevention of COVID-19 in occupational settings.

Duties include consultations to local and environmental health departments and Cal/OSHA teams conducting on-site exposure assessments in settings experiencing an outbreak; designing and implementing exposure and worksite evaluations to be conducted independently or in collaboration with partners; generating and updating protocols and specifications for protecting individuals in workplace and other congregate settings; making recommendations for strategies and policies to minimize risk of transmission across various exposure settings; responding to requests for subject matter expertise from within CDPH, other state agencies, local health departments, employers, and other stakeholders; and studying unique exposure scenarios that contribute to the scientific understanding of the transmission properties of SARS-CoV-2.

The Senior IH Supervisor leads all IHs on the OHB Team to plan for and provide on-site and virtual consultations to workplaces, correctional facilities, and schools related to indoor air quality and ventilation or other measures that may uniquely impact transmission in those settings. Additionally, as time allows, the Senior IH Supervisor will lead and oversee work on special projects, such as assessing and assisting industry sectors at higher risk for outbreaks; providing training and creating training materials related to indoor air quality, the use of portable air cleaners, and respiratory protection; and translating lessons learned in industrial hygiene from the COVID-19 pandemic to other occupational respiratory illness and preparation efforts to respond to future novel respiratory diseases in the occupational setting.

Most work done by the Senior IH Supervisor will occur during standard business hours. However, as the nature of the pandemic is ever-changing, issues occasionally arise after-hours or over the weekend that need to be addressed in real-time. The Senior IH Supervisor may be asked or wish to travel to a local health jurisdiction managing a workplace outbreak to provide an on-site assessment of the workplace that could support recommendations made by CDPH or to study a unique aspect of a workplace that could be beneficial when managing future outbreaks, for example, an assessment of ventilation systems commonly found in a certain industry.

Applicants must submit a cover letter that explains their interest in and qualifications for the position and curriculum vitae to be considered.

The salary range for this position is $99,000/year to $110,000/year depending on experience/ qualifications.

Must be able to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays.

If hired for this position, you will be required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to your start date or have a valid religious or medical reason qualifying you for an exemption (that may or may not require an accommodation).


  • Provides technical expertise in assessing exposures in workplace and community settings that contribute to outbreaks and recommends mitigation and prevention measures, especially related to indoor air ventilation and respiratory protection.
  • Provides supervision, review, and mentorship to three junior industrial hygienists.
  • Develops and implements investigations and projects to address workplace issues, including exposure control, protective equipment, ventilation, and compliance with relevant regulations.
  • Provides expert consultation to CDPH, other state agencies, local health departments, and other partners on occupational health and safety aspects of COVID-19, including relevant regulations in California.
  • Creates and consults on CDPH guidance for local health departments and other stakeholders.
  • Stays current on rapidly changing scientific knowledge of SARS-CoV-2 transmission and prevention practices. 


  • Performs other duties as required or assigned


  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience designing and conducting exposure assessments in workplaces
  • Ability to interpret complex data, including environmental sampling results
  • Ability to translate complex results into prevention recommendations interpretable by a variety of audiences
  • Ability to write up results for the scientific peer-reviewed literature and to orally present results to both a scientific and a lay audience
  • Knowledge of occupational standards and current developments in public health
  • Must be able to wear a respirator for an extended time period, as needed for site investigations
  • Spanish skills, preferred    


  • Master’s degree in industrial hygiene, environmental health science, public health, or related field
  • 3-5 years of industrial hygiene or similar experience preferred
  • Experience in management or supervision/mentorship of IHs or other technical staff preferred
  • Experience in ventilation assessment, safety and PPE training, and respirator fit testing are preferred


  • Certified IH, preferred

Other Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities 

  • Skilled in MS Office applications 


  • Stand:                   Frequently
  • Walk:                    Frequently
  • Sit:                     Frequently
  • Handling / Fingering:       Occasionally
  • Reach Outward:           Occasionally
  • Reach Above Shoulder:     Occasionally
  • Climb, Crawl, Kneel, Bend:  Occasionally
  • Lift / Carry:              Occasionally - Up to 50 lbs
  • Push/Pull:               Occasionally - Up to 50 lbs
  • See:                    Constantly
  • Taste/ Smell:             Not Applicable


  • Not Applicable          Not required for essential functions
  • Occasionally            (0 - 2 hrs/day)
  • Frequently              (2 - 5 hrs/day)
  • Constantly              (5+ hrs/day)


Remote work environment.  Must have functioning Wi-Fi/Internet access at remote location. 


It is the policy of Heluna Health to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Heluna Health is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages minorities, women, veterans, and disabled to apply.

Travel Required

Yes. Estimated 20% - 30%. Travel only within California.

Please include your resume and cover letter with the application.

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The Senior Industrial Hygienist (IH) Supervisor works on the CDPH Occupational Health Branch (OHB) COVID-19 Team (OHB Team) as lead of industrial hygiene expertise for the COVID-19 work of the OHB, internal CDPH partners…

Details at a Glance

Time Commitment
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Full Time Schedule
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Master's Degree Required
Experience Level
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USD $99,000 - USD $110,000 / year





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Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
13300 Crossroads Parkway North , Suite 450, Industry, CA 91746, United States

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