Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, GS-0018-12


Vacancy ID: 619438   Announcement Number: MG-2012-90685-SLC-619438D/M   USAJOBS Control Number: 310945200

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MG-2012-90685-SLC-619438D/M
1. Title of Job

Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, GS-0018-12
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Read the definitions below to determine what options (001, 002, and/or 003) you are eligible to apply.  Please check all that apply (you must select at least one to receive consideration).

 

001 – All U.S. Citizens

002 – Merit Promotion.  This option includes current or former Federal service employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, reinstatement eligibles, and VEOA eligibles (veterans with preference and veterans who have been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service). 

003 – Noncompetitive.  This option includes applicants who are eligible for special or noncompetitive appointment authorities such as 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, Veterans’ Recruitment Authority (VRA) (for positions up to the GS-11 Federal level), Military Spouse Non-Competitive Hiring Authority, and persons with disabilities.  This also includes applicants who have previously held, or currently hold, a Federal competitive position at the full performance grade level for this position.


001 All United States Citizens
002 Merit Promotion
003 Non Competitive

21. Geographic Availability

5616 Denton, TX

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Please indicate your eligibility to apply under Merit Promotion procedures.

A. I am a current or former civilian federal employee in the competitive service who has career or career-conditional status or reinstatement eligibility or am eligible under an interchange agreement. To receive consideration, you must submit a copy of your SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action that supports this claim. Do not submit a time off or cash award SF-50.
B. I am a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous service performed under honorable conditions or a preference eligible veteran. To receive consideration, you must provide official documentation that documents your military service such as a DD-214 or statement of service.
C. I am a current or former displaced federal employee in the local commuting area. To be considered, you must be rated at or above the well qualified rating criteria for this position. You must submit supporting documentation, such as a copy of your separation personnel action (SF-50) and a copy of your reduction in force letter.
D. None of the above applies. I am not eligible to apply under Merit Promotion procedures.

2. Please indicate your eligibility to apply noncompetitively.

A. I am a current or former civilian Federal employee who has held a permanent position in the competitive service with the same or higher promotion potential as this position or am eligible under an interchange agreement. You are encouraged to submit a copy of your latest SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action.
B. I am eligible to be hired under a Special Hiring Authority authorized for persons with disabilities such as Schedule A.  You must provide a copy of your certification from state Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.
C. I am eligible to be hired under a Special Hiring Authority authorized for disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. You must provide a copy of your DD-214 and VA letter
D. I am eligible to be hired under a Special Hiring Authority authorized for returning Peace Corps volunteers. You are encouraged to provide your Peace Corps documentation.
E. I am eligible to be hired under a Special Hiring Authority authorized for military spouses.  My active duty military spouse:  (1) received a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move; (2) has a 100% disability rating; or (3) died while on active duty.  You must provide a copy of the appropriate PCS orders, documentation of your spouse's disability, or documentation of your spouse's death and your marital status at time of death, as appropriate.
F. None of the above. I am not eligible to be appointed non-competitively.

3. Do you have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Service, with experience in providing technical direction, advice and oversight concerning occupational safety and health programs? (This experience must have included: Researching complex occupational safety and health laws and regulations, and recommending extensive changes or modifications to policies; determining if additional studies, modifications, or deletions are required; preparing comprehensive reports; reviewing safety programs; developing planning strategies to strengthen the agency's/organizations's ability to deal with hazards; managing all aspects of mandatory worksite inspection programs; and monitoring the quality of inspections and audits performed by safety officers).

A. I have at least one year of experience in occupational safety and health programs. However, my work experience does not include all of the experience detailed above.
B. I have at least one year of experience in occupational safety and health programs. My work experience includes all of the experience detailed above.
C. My experience is not captured in any of the above statements.

Choose the answer for each task statement from the list below that best describes your knowledge of safety and occupational health principles, methods and techniques. Please select only one letter.

A- I have not had any training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have a general understanding and have occasionally helped others on the job with this task. My work was closely monitored by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- As a collateral duty, I do have some experience. However, this is not a major part of my normal job duties. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I have supervised others in this area or I am normally the person who is consulted by others to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

4. Ensure contractor compliance with safety requirements and determine solutions to safety and health issues and problems that are a result of rapidly changing environmental conditions.

5. Research existing occupational and health laws and regulations in order to recommend changes or modifications to policy.

6. Operate, maintain, and calibrate safety and industrial hygiene instrumentation (for example to measure air quality, microwaves, combustible gases, noise, light, etc.) and other sampling devices, as needed.

7. Provide technical input with regard to safety, occupational health, safety engineering, fire protection, and industrial hygiene matters.

8. Review engineering plans, pre-construction plans, building/maintenance contracts, etc., to ensure that safety and health requirements are considered.

Choose the answer for each task statement from the list below that best describes your ability to perform safety program planning and design. Please select only one letter.

9. Develop and maintain comprehensive record retention system for facility surveys, accident/illness/injury reports, and other related safety and health files.

10. Develop and conduct site-specific safety and industrial hygiene training programs on a wide range of operational areas.

11. Develop safety and occupational health standards, regulations, practices, and procedures to eliminate or control potential hazards.

12. Develop or implement programs to reduce the frequency, severity, and cost of accidents and occupational illnesses.

13. Design or modify workplaces, processes, products, or other systems to control or eliminate hazards.

Choose the answer for each task statement from the list below that best describes your skill in conducting analysis to develop and evaluate safety and health programs. Please select only one letter.

14. Investigate employee complaints of unsafe/unhealthy working conditions in accordance with OSHA requirements and maintains required logs.

15. Perform safety and health inspections of facility workplaces and operations at least annually and maintains required documentation.

16. Investigate all work-related accidents, illnesses, and injuries involving assets, both on and off-site.

17. Analyzes accident/illness/injury data to determine trends, identify causal factors, and redirect site program priorities.

18. Analyze or evaluate new and existing jobs, processes, products, or other systems to determine the existence, severity, probability, and outcome of hazards.

Choose the answer for each task statement from the list below that best describes your ability to communicate verbally to effectively disseminate information and to develop employee manuals and training programs. Please select only one letter.

19. Participate with other OSH professionals on OSH and industrial hygiene teams to conduct inspections, present training, or provide other related OSH assistance for other disaster sites.

20. Serve as a subject matter expert when others seeks out intent of guidelines that apply to occupational safety and health operations

21. Provide technical input with regard to safety, occupational health, safety engineering, fire protection, and industrial hygiene matters.

22. Facilitates and serves as technical advisor to the worksite Occupational, Health and Safety committee.

23. Conduct site-specific safety and industrial hygiene training programs on a wide range of operational areas, such as traffic safety techniques, proper storage of incompatible and hazardous materials and building evacuation procedures, per the applicable regulatory requirements and also as risk assessment and accident/illness/injury trend analyses dictate.

Choose the answer for each task statement from the list below that best describes your ability to successfully communicate in writing in order to disseminate information and to develop employee manuals and training programs. Please select only one letter.

24. Develop and prepare comprehensive program manuals on safety, security, radiation safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene and fire protection.

25. Promote information dissemination and exchange among safety organizations and/or among assigned program offices using such methods as electronic mail, distribution of project reports, newsletters or program announcements.

26. Develop site-specific safety and industrial hygiene training programs on a wide range of operational areas, such as traffic safety techniques, proper storage of incompatible and hazardous materials and building evacuation procedures, per the applicable regulatory requirements and also as risk assessment and accident/illness/injury trend analyses dictate.

27. Prepare detailed reports, proposals, budgets and operation plans and procedures as it related to occupational safety and health programs.

28. Develop program policies and standard operating procedures regarding occupational safety and health programs.

29. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the answers that I have provided in this questionnaire are true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001), my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 CFR part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "NO" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

A. Yes, I certify my answers provided in this questionnaire are true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify my answers provided in this questionnaire are true, correct and provided in good faith.
C. No, I do not understand the information provided above.