Data on Cal/OSHA Staffing

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is actively hiring industrial hygienists, safety engineers, attorneys, administrative staff, supervisors, and managers. Available positions in Cal/OSHA branches, programs and units throughout the state include Enforcement, Consultation, Engineering Services, Process Safety Management, Training, Publications, Outreach, Legal, Research & Standards and more. See our job postings below (in yellow highlight) to see locations of job opportunities.

Cal/OSHA Unit Total # of authorized positions Staff on Board* Percent of Positions Filled Total Number Hired Attrition (retirements, transfers, promotions or separations)
Administrative Services 18 14 78% 4 2
Consultation 71 47 66% 6 13
Enforcement 386 240 62% 41 44
**Engineering Services and Process Safety Management 283 196 69% 33 11
Legal Unit and Bureau of Investigations 55 48 87% 15 10
Research and Standards Health, Safety, Medical & Crane 38 35 92% 9 7
***Other 38 38 100% 11 10
TOTAL 889 618 70% 119 97

Total number of positions filled for Cal/OSHA is 618 as of February 29, 2024, with an overall vacancy rate of 30%.

*Staff on board includes initial total positions filled, new appointments (external and internal lateral appointments & promotions), and appointments into the blanket fund as of January 31, 2024.

**Engineering Services includes the Elevator Unit, Amusement Ride and Tramway Unit, and the Pressure Vessel Unit.

***Other includes the Cal/OSHA Chief's Office headquarters, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), Calibration and Inventory Control Laboratory (CALICO), Heat and Agriculture Coordination Program, Outreach Coordination Program, Publications Unit, and the Professional Development and Training Unit.

Field Inspectors

To expand our recruitment, we announce our job openings on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn, and place paid advertisements in occupational health and safety publications and webpages. We also recruit from professional organizations and institutions of higher education with degree programs related to occupational health and safety, engineering and law. These include organizations representing people of various backgrounds enabling us to build a more diverse and inclusive workforce. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply, including Chinese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese.

We are always looking for more advertising spaces to publicize our job opportunities. If your union, organization or outlet would like to help spread the word about Cal/OSHA job openings, contact us at CalOSHAJobs@dir.ca.gov.

For more statewide job postings currently advertised, visit our Work at Cal/OSHA page.

April 2024