Read the statements below to determine what options (001 and 002) you are eligible to apply. You must enter at least one code.
001 - Merit Promotion: I am eligible to be considered under merit promotion procedures because I am a current or former Federal employee working in a permanent competitive service position; or I am a veteran with preference; or I am a veteran who has been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service. (You must submit documentation to support your eligibility.)
002 - Noncompetitive: I am eligible to be considered under this specialty code because I meet the requirements for a noncompetitive appointment. Examples of non-competitive appointing authorities may include but not limited to: 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, Persons with Disabilities (Schedule A), PHS Commissioned Officer, Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) [for positions up to the GS-11 Federal level], Peace Corps employees, current/former Federal employees who currently hold or previously held a Federal competitive position with promotion potential at or above the full performance level listed for this position, and a current Federal employee working in an excepted service position covered by an Interchange Agreement. (You must submit documentation to support your eligibility for noncompetitive appointment).
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)
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.
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.