Cal/OSHA Recruitment and Hiring

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, Elevators, Legal, Research & Standards and more. See our job postings below (in yellow highlight) to see locations of job opportunities.

Cal/OSHA Hires (Total # of Positions)
Classification Total # of authorized positions Staff on Board* Percent of Positions Filled Total Number Hired* Total External Hires* Retired Annuitants Hired Attrition (retirements, transfers, promotions or separations)*
Management/ Supervisor 39
(previously auth.)4
(auth. 7/1/22)
33 77% 15 1 0 6
Senior Safety Engineer 31
(previously auth.)2
(auth. 7/1/22)
21 64% 12 0 2 14
Safety Engineer (Associate, Assistant, Junior) 221
(previously auth.)9
(auth. 7/1/22)
164 71% 72 49 14 72
Industrial Hygienist (Senior, Associate, Assistant, Junior)** 21
(previously auth.)22
(auth. 7/1/22)
9 21% 16 15 0 9
TOTAL 349 227 65% 115 65 16 101

Total number of vacancies for Cal/OSHA Enforcement is 122 as of 10/31/2023, with an overall vacancy rate of 35%.

*Includes retired annuitants.

**DIR and Cal/OSHA have reintroduced and are actively recruiting for the industrial hygienist classification.

Retired annuitants are not included in the number of authorized positions.

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 fluent candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Hot Jobs

Join our team in one of these highlighted positions! Each position currently has one or more openings:

Exempt and Excluded Positions:
Cal/OSHA Inspector Positions:

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

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Note: The list of exams include all exams of classifications held by DIR employees. You may refine your search by entering a specific job classification in either the search box or the appropriate drop-down menu.

November 2023