Safety and Occupational Health Specialist


Vacancy ID: 636339   Announcement Number: AI-NVP-12-4805   USAJOBS Control Number: 313178300

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 636339


1. Title of Job

Safety and Occupational Health Specialist


2. Biographic Data

All biographic information is required, except for your telephone number and the contact time.


3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

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

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level (07-07) you will accept.


07

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

Select your claim for Veterans' Preference.


15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

These dates are required if you have claimed Veterans' Preference unless you have claimed derived Preference (i.e., widows, spouse, etc.)
Please use this format: (mm/dd/yyyy)


16. Availability Date

You may omit the availability date if you can begin work immediately. Otherwise you must provide the date you will be available for employment. Please use this format: (mm/dd/yyyy)


17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Safety & Occupational Health Mgmt Specialist

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


010101015 Anniston Army Depot, AL
012585089 Redstone Arsenal, AL
061595035 Herlong Sierra Ordnance Depot, CA
080859041 Fort Carson, CO
132195215 Fort Benning, GA
132203073 Fort Gordon, GA
158725003 Schofield Barracks, HI
201826061 Fort Riley, KS
220772115 Fort Polk, LA
265110099 Warren, MI
292855169 Fort Leonard Wood, MO
297080510 Saint Louis, MO
362085045 Fort Drum, NY
371685051 Fort Bragg, NC
402930121 McAlester, OK
471620157 Memphis, TN
482437027 Fort Hood, TX
511004700 Fort Eustis, VA
511006149 Fort Lee, VA
530763053 Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
GM0600000 Ansbach
JA9901000 Zama, Camp Zama
KS7000000 Seoul
KS8700000 Uijongbu

22. Transition Assistance Plan

In this section indicate if you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special priority consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP).

Note: To receive consideration for CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation. Refer to the vacancy announcement for additional information and instructions.


23. Job Related Experience

Please insert the total number of years and months of your job related experience.


24. Personal Background Information

The United States District Court for the District of Columbia, in a decree approved in a lawsuit entitled Luevano v. Lachance, Civil Action no. 79-0271, has ordered that Federal Government agencies provide data on the race and national origin of applicants for certain Federal occupations. The position for which you are applying is in one of those occupations. The collection of this information is authorized for use by the Office of Personnel Management only for the purposes of complying with the requirements of the Luevano v. Lachance Decree. The data you supply will be used for statistical analysis pursuant to the requirements of the lawsuit, and will not be shared with employing agencies. You are requested to complete the following, however, submission of this information is voluntary. Your failure to do so will have no effect on the processing of your application for Federal employment.

The categories ( items 1-6 ) below provide descriptions of race and national origins. Select the category with which you identify yourself. If you are of mixed race and/or national origin, select the category with which you most closely identify yourself. Please select only one by shading in the circle next to the number corresponding to the category.

PRIMARY GEOGRAPHIC ZONE

Select the Zone ( items 7-15 ) which includes your first choice for location of employment. This designation is for statistical use only and will not affect your actual consideration for employment. Your geographic area of consideration will be determined by your entries in Section 21, GEOGRAPHIC AVAILABILITY. Please select only one or darken the appropriate circle next to the number corresponding to your selection.


01 American Indian or Alaskan Native - A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North America, and who maintains cultural identification through community recognition or tribal affiliation.
02 Asian or Pacific Islander - A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, or the Pacific Islands. For example, this area includes China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippine Islands, and Samoa.
03 Black, not of Hispanic origin - A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. This does not include persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish cultures or origins.
04 Hispanic - A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish cultures or origins. This does not include persons of Portuguese culture or origin.
05 White, not of Hispanic origin - A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, North America, or the Middle East. This does not include persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish cultures or origins.
06 A person not included in another category.
07 ATLANTA ZONE includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia
08 CHICAGO ZONE includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wisconsin
09 DALLAS ZONE includes Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming
10 PHILADELPHIA ZONE includes Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont
11 SAN FRANCISCO ZONE includes California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington
12 ALASKA ZONE includes the State of Alaska
13 CARIBBEAN ZONE includes Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
14 HAWAII ZONE includes the State of Hawaii and Pacific overseas area
15 WASHINGTON, DC ZONE - Washington, DC metro area (Charles, Montgomery, and Prince George Counties in MD, Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, King George, Stafford, and Loudoun Counties and Falls Church, Alexandria, and Fairfax cities in VA) and Atlantic overseas area (African, European, Middle Eastern, Central and South American countries)

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND WORK EXPERIENCE

This section asks you to describe your educational background, your work, and other experiences in specific factors which relate to job performance. ALL QUESTIONS MUST BE ANSWERED. Record your answers in Section 25.

1. Please select "A" for this question. DO NOT LEAVE THIS QUESTION BLANK.

A. This is the correct response.

2. From the descriptions below, select the letter that describes the education or experience you have that demonstrates your ability to perform GS-7, Safety and Occupational Health work. If your highest level of education is not described below, choose the letter that describes experience or lower level education that you do have. Mark only 1 response.

A. I have completed a four year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree or I possess a bachelor's degree (in safety, occupational health, or industrial hygiene, or in a related field that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, toxicology, public health, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological sciences, engineering, or industrial psychology) AND I meet the eligibility requirement for "superior academic achievement". *** To be eligible for "superior academic achievement", you must have one of the following: (1) A standing in the upper third of your college class or major subdivision (e.g. School of Journalism) at the time you apply. (2) A grade point average of "B" (2.95 on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent for all courses completed; (a) at the time of application; or (b) during the last 2 years of your undergraduate curriculum. (3) a "B+" (3.5 on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent for all courses completed in a qualifying major field of study, either: (a) at the time of application; or (b) during the last 2 years of your undergraduate curriculum. (4) Election to membership in one of the national honorary scholastic societies (other than freshman societies) that meets the requirements of the Association of College Honor Society.
B. I have one full year of graduate level study, or I possess a master's or higher degree, e.g., Ph.D., etc., in the fields such as those described in "A" above. One full academic year of graduate level study is considered to be 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours.
C. I have at least one year of FULL-TIME experience performing the duties of a Safety and Occupational Health Specialist. Examples of this experience would be: -- Managing safety or occupational health program elements -- Developing and recommending safety and occupational health policy to higher levels of management -- Applying safety and occupational health laws, regulations, practices and procedures to advise on or resolve technical matters dealing with occupational safety and health requirements; -- Developing safety and occupational health standards, regulations, practices, and procedures to eliminate or control potential hazards -- Analyzing or evaluating new and existing jobs, processes, products, or other systems to determine the existence, severity, probablility, and outcome of hazards -- Inspecting or surveying workplaces or systems for compliance with established safety and occupational health policies or standards.
D. I have experience of a general or clerical nature in support of safety duties that may have included investigating accidents and reviewing accident reports for specific causes and the nature of accidents to ensure proper coding; providing employees and safety representatives with information concerning accident hazards in the work setting; and conducting safety meetings with workers to give training in safe work methods.
E. I have less than the full amount of graduate education described in "B" and less than the amount of experience described in "C," but I have a combination of the type of graduate education described in "B" and the type of experience described in "C." If you have some but not all of the experience or education described above, you may still qualify by combining the amount of creditable experience and education that you do have. To do so, convert each to a percentage and then add the percentages, the sum of which must equal at least 100%. For example, an applicant who has 6 months of professional experience (50% of the experience requirement) and at least 9 semester hours of creditable graduate work (50% of the education required) would satisfy the qualifications requirements at the GS-7 level.
F. My education and/or experience is not reflected in any of the above statements.

3. Please fill in "A" for this question.

A. This is the correct response.

4. Please fill in "A" for this question.

A. This is the correct response.

5. Please fill in "A" for this question.

A. This is the correct response.

The following questions ask you to describe your educational background, your work, and other experiences in specific areas which relate to successful job performance.

You are to choose one answer to each question from among the alternatives presented. Then, record your answers in Section 25 on OPM Form 1203 FX (Form C) beginning at Item 6. Do not mark more than one answer for each question. Multiple answers will not be counted. Do not omit answers unless instructed to do so. Other omissions may decrease your score.

1. During high school (grades 9 - 12), I made the semester honor roll:

A. = never
B. = once or twice
C. = three or four times
D. = five or six times
E. = seven or eight times

2. The high school grade I most often received was:

A. = A
B. = B
C. = C
D. = D or lower
E. = I do not remember

IF YOU DID NOT ATTEND COLLEGE, PLEASE SKIP TO ITEM 4.

3. The college grade I most often received was:

A. = A
B. = B
C. = C
D. = D or lower
E. = I do not remember

4. In the past three years the number of different paying jobs I have held for more than two weeks is:

A. = 7 or more
B. = 5 - 6
C. = 3 - 4
D. = 1 - 2
E. = none

5. I have been employed in work similar to that of the job covered by this examination:

A. = never employed in a similar job
B. = less than 1 year
C. = 1 - 2 years
D. = 3 - 4 years
E. = over 5 years

6. In the past three years, my primary work experience has been in:

A. = professional or administrative occupations
B. = clerical or sales occupations
C. = service occupations
D. = trades or labor occupations
E. = not employed in the past three years

7. On my present or most recent job, my supervisor rated me as:

A. = outstanding
B. = above average
C. = average
D. = below average
E. = not employed or received no rating

8. In the past three years the number of jobs I have been fired from is:

A. = 5 or more
B. = 3 to 4
C. = 2
D. = 1
E. = none

9. The number of civic or social organizations (which have regular meetings and a defined membership) that I belong to is:

A. = none
B. = 1
C. = 2 or 3
D. = 4 to 6
E. = 7 or more

10. In organizations to which I belong, my participation is best described as:

A. = do not belong to any organizations
B. = not very active
C. = a regular member but not an office holder
D. = have held at least one important office
E. = have held several important offices

11. My previous supervisors (or teachers if not previously employed) would most likely describe my basic math skills as:

A. = superior
B. = above average
C. = average
D. = below average
E. = do not know

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

The questions in this part relate to fundamental competencies, such as problem solving and oral communication, required for the job for which you are applying.

Please answer each question "A" for YES or "B" for NO.

Keep in mind the following:

1) Some questions refer to "work" experience. Unless otherwise stated, this includes experience you have gained through:    

·      School,

·      Volunteer work,

·      Military service,

·      Paid employment,

·      Hobbies, or

·      Professional, charitable, religious, community, social, or other organizations.  


2) Some questions include examples to help show the broad range of accomplishments and experience applicants might have. Read the entire question using the examples as a guide, but do not base your answers solely on the examples.

3) Some questions ask you if you received a grade of B or above in your schoolwork. On an A, B, C, D, F scale, a grade of B or above is considered an above average grade. If you were graded on a different scale, use the equivalent of a B or above on the type of scale on which you were graded.

Answer all questions to the best of your ability. Your responses are subject to verification through background checks, job interviews, and any other information obtained during the application process. Untruthful responses or any attempt to conceal information can result in your removal from a Federal job and in you being barred from seeking Federal employment in the future.

Remember:

A- For Yes
B- For No

12. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved composing letters or writing reports containing several short paragraphs, such as investigation reports, accident reports, performance evaluations, etc.?

13. Have you received formal recognition for solving a work-related problem (for example, received an award, a letter of commendation, etc.)?

14. Have you received formal recognition for your written work (for example, received an award, letter of commendation, excellent performance appraisal rating, etc.)?

15. Have you successfully done work that required you to identify what a customer or client needs?

16. Have you successfully dealt with a disruption to regular operations in a way that allowed for completion of the work or continuation of a noncritical service?

17. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved planning, prioritizing, scheduling, and monitoring work for fewer than 10 people?

18. Have you effectively served on a problem-solving, planning, or goal-setting committee or team?

19. Have you effectively participated as a member of an extracurricular school team or community team (for example, sports, cheerleading, debate, theater, neighborhood watch, etc.)?

20. Since high school, have you received a grade of B or above in oral communication classes (for example, speech, public speaking, theater, etc.) or participated in activities that improved your oral communication skills (for example, training classes, workshops, seminars, debate team, speech club, etc.)?

21. Have you effectively worked on a team that was quickly established to function in a crisis situation (for example, worked on a search and rescue mission)?

22. Have you made presentations where you successfully persuaded someone to do something (for example, support a project, accept your recommendations, purchase a product or service, etc.)?

23. Have you developed a formal mechanism to learn more about a problem (for example, developed a survey, conducted interviews or focus groups, etc.)?

24. Have you identified and solved a problem with a procedure, product, or service that benefited the organization (for example, saved the organization time or money, increased sales, reduced errors, etc.)?

25. Have you successfully done work that constantly required you to work under difficult time constraints?

26. Have you formally taught, instructed, or trained others in educational or occupational settings and received favorable feedback about your ability to do so?

27. Have you successfully done work, not including computer applications classes, that regularly involved using statistical software programs to analyze data?

28. Have you worked on a team that produced measurable improvements (for example, an increase in production, quality, customer satisfaction, or a decrease in costs, number of injuries, complaints, etc.)?

29. Have you participated in training classes, workshops, or seminars outside of school that helped you improve your self-management skills (for example, time management, goal setting, career development, etc.)?

30. Have you successfully completed a complex research project that included collecting and analyzing information, and reporting conclusions or recommendations?

31. Have you often been asked to proofread or edit the writing of others for content, punctuation, spelling, and grammar?

32. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved conducting quality checks or following up with customers or clients to ensure satisfaction with a product or service?

33. Have you received favorable feedback about your interpersonal skills when serving as a leader, instructor, or supervisor for academic, religious, community, sports, leisure, or work activities?

34. Have you successfully done work, not including computer applications classes, that regularly involved using word processing software to create, edit, and format documents or correspondence?

35. Have you broken a sales record or a similar record, regularly exceeded quotas or similar productivity standards, or received formal recognition for doing work that surpassed what was expected (for example, received a certificate of appreciation, bonus, etc.)?

36. Have you designed or developed something, on your own initiative, to help you or other employees better complete assignments (for example, designed a training manual)?

37. Have you successfully provided quality service to people with special needs or problems (for example, worked in a hospital, halfway house, special education program, etc.)?

38. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved answering questions, gathering nonsensitive information, or providing assistance to others, either in person or by telephone?

39. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved listening carefully to others to understand a need, problem, or situation (for example, investigative work, counseling, etc.)?

40. Have you successfully completed a small-scale project (lasting several days or weeks) on or ahead of schedule with minimal supervision?

41. Have you successfully done work that involved writing technical or legal reports, or translating technical or other complex material into language that was more easily understood?

42. Have you successfully created computerized databases to organize information?

43. Have you received formal recognition (for example, received an award, letter of commendation, etc.) or been given certain assignments because of your ability to work well in a group?

44. Have you successfully completed a large-scale project (lasting several months or longer) on or ahead of schedule with minimal supervision?

45. Have you successfully written reports that presented facts, findings, logical conclusions, and persuasive arguments (for example, wrote a thesis, briefing papers, policy papers, complex research papers, etc.)?

46. Have you received formal recognition for your ability to work well with others (for example, received a letter of recommendation or appreciation, an excellent performance appraisal rating, etc.)?

47. Have you taken the initiative to learn new skills or acquire additional knowledge that improved your performance at work or school, or in leisure activities?

48. Have you successfully done work that involved identifying the type of training needed by an individual or group?

49. Have you successfully coordinated work, school, and/or family responsibilities under especially difficult circumstances (for example, you and your spouse worked full time while raising young children, you went to school full time and worked more than 20 hours per week, you worked full time while caring for an elderly parent, etc.)?

50. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved manipulating data in a computer database (for example, importing, exporting, merging, updating, sorting data, etc.)?

51. Have you successfully done work where trust and cooperation were a matter of life and death (for example, firefighting, combat duty, law enforcement, rescue work, etc.)?

52. Have you successfully planned activities for nonwork groups (for example, athletic teams, professional associations, religious groups, etc.)?

53. Have you taught a nonacademic skill to others on a voluntary basis (for example, taught camping to scouts, photography, cooking, waterskiing, etc.)?

54. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved discussing sensitive information with others, or interviewing or surveying people, either in person or by telephone, to gather information they were reluctant to give?

55. Have you written procedures or instructions that others have followed successfully (for example, instruction manuals, survey instructions, training materials, etc.)?

56. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved using computer software to run a payroll, accounting, or inventory system, or to record or track other quantitative information?

57. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved relaying messages to co-workers, or providing information or giving simple instructions to customers or the public, either in person or by telephone (for example, worked as a receptionist, dispatcher, etc.)?

58. Have you successfully completed a long-term project outside of work where you were solely responsible for doing the work (for example, completed a thesis, wrote a book that was published, prepared a horse for competition that won a ribbon, restored an antique car, etc.)?

59. Have you provided formal training to others in a specialized area of knowledge outside of work or academic settings (for example, taught self-help classes, religious instruction, etc.)?

60. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved interacting with people, other than your co-workers, from a foreign country or from different ethnic or cultural backgrounds?

61. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved verifying the accuracy of information or the relevance of information to a problem or a situation (for example, investigative work)?

62. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved interacting with or counseling people with special needs or problems (for example, hospital patients, psychiatric patients, prisoners, people who are elderly or disabled, etc.)?

63. Do you regularly monitor your progress toward achieving your career goals (for example, by initiating discussions about your career goals with your supervisor, employee counselor, mentor, etc.)?

64. Have you successfully developed, updated, or enhanced materials for a training/educational program or class?

65. Have you successfully worked closely with a client over an extended period of time to complete a project or resolve a problem?

66. Have you done work that regularly involved providing constructive feedback to others (for example, when grading class papers, when conducting on-the-job training or performance evaluations, etc.)?

67. Have you successfully remained courteous and tactful while enforcing laws or policies or helping customers, clients, or members of the public who were hostile or upset, not including handling customer complaints (for example, worked in a crisis center, worked as a police officer, parole officer, park ranger, etc.)?

68. Have you received favorable feedback for oral presentations you have given to management or other officials, or to the public (for example, for speaking at religious services, performing in theatrical productions, etc.)?

69. Have you successfully done work, not including computer applications classes, that regularly involved using graphics software to create and edit charts, tables, or graphs?

70. Have you been given additional responsibilities because of your ability to organize and complete your regular work more quickly than expected?

71. Have you successfully tutored someone in an academic subject or in study skills?

72. Have you done work that involved writing brochures, press releases, or speeches?

73. Have you suggested or made changes to products or procedures that resulted in better meeting customer needs?

74. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved informally providing oral explanations of technical information or other complex information, such as regulations, policies, or procedures?

75. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved answering questions, demonstrating a product or service, or providing assistance to customers, clients, or the public?

76. Have you successfully solved problems that occurred because of a critical emergency or a disruption of a life-saving operation, with very few resources or guidelines (for example, solved problems related to a natural disaster, a power outage in a hospital, etc.)?

77. Have you received formal recognition for providing good service to customers or clients (for example, received an award, a letter of commendation, an excellent performance appraisal rating, etc.)?

78. Have you successfully developed an automated system that improved accuracy, efficiency, or productivity?

79. Have you successfully planned or monitored a large-scale project or program that involved several steps that were carried out over an extended period of time?

80. Have you participated in training classes, workshops, or seminars outside of school that helped you improve your teamwork skills?

81. Have you successfully worked as an academic instructor (for example, school teacher, substitute teacher, student teacher, teaching assistant, professor, etc.)?

82. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved planning, prioritizing, scheduling, and monitoring work for 10 or more people?