1. Applicants must have specialized experience in the amounts shown below to be considered for this position. From the descriptions below, choose the letter that best describes the highest level of experience you have that demonstrates your ability to perform GS-0018-14, Safety and Occupational Health Manager work. (Note: One year of specialized experience is based on a 40-hour work week. If you have worked less than 40 hours per week, you must prorate our experience)A. I have at least one full-time year (12-months) of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-0018-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes: developing long and short range plans, goals, and objectives of a construction organization as it applies to safety; creating and implementing personnel and construction safety programs for an organization; identifying and coordinating safety training requirements for a construction safety program; establishing processes, procedures, and documentation for the identification and documentation of deficiencies noted on construction project sites; and negotiating and initiating appropriate measures to resolve serious safety and occupational health problems, violations, and abatement schedules concerning safety and occupational health matters.
The following questions pertain to your knowledge of national safety and occupational health laws, policies, methodologies, regulations, standards, operational directives, and objectives pertaining to construction safety.
For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list
below that best describes your experience and/or training.
2. Advise executive directors or senior leadership on all safety and occupational health considerations pertaining to an organization.
3. Develop long and short range plans, goals, and objectives of the organization as it applies to construction safety.
4. Inform senior leadership of significant construction safety activities related to the organization.
5. Evaluate the effectiveness of administrative policies, procedures and management practices to ensure compliance with established guidelines.
6. Recommend appropriate adjustment of alternatives to senior leadership.
The following questions pertain to your knowledge of safety and occupational health management concepts, principles, practices and procedures, construction safety regulations and industry practices.
7. Serve as a technical expert liaison in all areas of responsibility involving safety with organization and contractor employees.
8. Develop personnel and construction safety programs for the organization.
9. Develop databases for tracking employees and construction contractor injuries.
10. Determine metrics for trading and submitting annual reports for submission to the Department of Labor.
The following questions pertain to your ability to manage and advance a comprehensive construction safety and occupational safety & health program.
11. Develop revised contact provisions in consultation with the acquisition office to comply with revised organizational guidelines.
12. Participate in major project reviews to provide comments on design projects.
13. Ensure appropriate employees are trained with up to 30 hours of OSMA or equivalent courses.
14. Identify and coordinate safety training requirements for the organizational staff.
The following questions pertain to your ability to interpret and provide a summary of regulations, requirements, and guidelines related to construction safety and occupational safety and health programs.
15. Establish procedures for the identification and documentation of deficiencies noted on construction project sites.
16. Develop corrective plans and coordinate with the Organizational Safety office on safety matters concerning organizational personnel.
17. Interpret applicable regulations, laws, standards and guidance regarding the construction safety program for an organization.
18. Implement standardized occupational safety and health laws, orders, and standards, to include federal government directives and policies on safety.
The following questions pertain to your ability to apply the theories, concepts and practices associated with building and fire/safety codes, occupational health, environmental engineering, and emergency management professions.
19. Analyze data concerning a variety of construction safety, occupational health, environmental engineering, and emergency management situations in order to resolve complex problems.
20. Review and evaluate technical reports, drawings, and specifications.
21. Coordinate hazard controls and efforts with specialists from the occupations including industrial hygienists and fire prevention engineers in hospitals and health research laboratories.
22. Monitor contractor performance and solve problems relating to contract modifications, progress and payments.
23. Develop new systems and designs or change existing designs related to a variety of occupational health systems and programs.
The following questions pertain to your ability to communicate orally
24. Represent the organization on the Safety Steering Committees.
25. Report real-time information to operation centers to convey the status of employees and interfaces directly with their location, dismissing, and accounting for organizational employees during an emergency and/or incident.
26. Serve on an After-Action team following an emergency/incident to provide critical safety advice and guidance.
27. Plan, organize and coordinate projects with individuals representing many organizational elements and outside organization concerns.
28. Collaborate with senior managers and employees to promote construction safety.
29. Negotiate and initiate appropriate measures to resolve serious safety and occupational health problems, violations and abatement schedules concerning safety and occupational health matters.
30. Negotiate sensitive issues effectively with all levels of organizational employees, the private sector, and the public.
The following questions pertain to your Ability to communicate in writing
31. Develop written plans and operating budgets for an organization.
32. Provide inputs for staffing requirements for the organization's safety function and determine and justify budgetary expenditures.
33. Use web-based databases, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, and MS PowerPoint.
34. Create written briefings, presentations, summaries, etc., which includes complex technical information for key officials and stakeholders.
Select the appropriate answer to the statement below. Failure to provide an answer will result in your not being considered for this position.
35. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is 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 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated and that responding "No" or providing no response to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.A. YES, I understand the information provided above and certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith.