Vacancy ID: 860767   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-CDER-MP-13-860767   USAJOBS Control Number: 339987600

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service, that included: planning, implementing, and maintaining a safety & occupational program for biomedical research activities; conducting surveys and assessments of laboratories and office facilities; making recommendations to prevent potential work hazards or safety risks for a program; and providing advice and guidance to employees and managers on a wide variety of safety program issues?


A. Yes (this specialized experience must be reflected in your resume)
B. I do not have the experience described above.

For each of the items below, select the one statement that most accurately describes your experience and capability using the scale below.

A- I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
B- I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
C- I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
D- I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
E- I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.

2. Conduct ergonomic evaluations of computer workstations.

3. Review the safety and health criteria and plans for facility renovation projects.

4. Conduct training for employees to increase awareness of safety hazards and to promote safe work practices.

5. Implement emergency planning, preparedness, and recovery activities for employees in the event of an accident or incident within the workplace.

6. Coordinate and disseminate information regarding an organization's safety and occupational health program.

7. Recommend and implement initiatives to improve safety and occupational health related issues.

8. Conduct surveys/evaluations of scientific facilities and their operations to identify hazards associated with chemical, biological, and environmental activities.

9. Develop new measures for controlling or eliminating hazards within a laboratory environment.

10. Identify and address uncommon hazards or risk activities encountered in a research laboratory. 

11. Update safety and occupational health manuals/procedures that include biomedical safety practices such as chemical hygiene and blood borne pathogens. 

12. Maintain liaison with other safety and occupational health specialist to discuss and resolve specific safety/health issues.

13. Participate in discussions with safety committees and/or senior investigators on specific safety and occupational health issues.

14. Provide advice and training to employees and managers on new safety and occupational health procedures and policies.

15. Develop control measures and guidance on the prevention of occupational hazards or accidents.

16. Write procedures, policies, or guidance to clarify and improve a safety program's operations.

17. Prepare written responses to technical inquiries regarding a safety and occupational health program issue.