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Safety and Occupational Health Specialist

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U S Department of Interior

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Summary This position is part of the School Operations, Bureau of Indian Education. As a Safety & Occupational Health Specialist you will be responsible for the full range of administrative and technical work concerned with the safety and occupational health programs and activities at the ADD level. Responsibilities As a Safety & Occupational Health SpecialistGS-0018-9\/11, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision: Serve as the Safety and Occupational Health Specialist at the ADD level for assigned schools and programs, providing technical assistance on U.S. Federal Government safety and occupational health regulations, policies, technical standards and operating procedures, and to perform a number of other significant technical assistance functions to support administration of Indian Affairs' safety and occupational health program. Provide interpretation of and implement safety regulations, policies and procedures within Indian Affairs and Departmental guidelines governing safety and occupational health. Conduct periodic school and site visits to evaluate safe conditions at work areas, classrooms, and facility yards for compliance with federal OSHA, environmental compliance and NFPA, Department and Indian Affairs regulations and policies. Travel Required Occasional travel - Work requires travel away from the duty station on field assignments. Travel involves transit via airplane and motor vehicle. Requirements Requirements Conditions of Employment US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED BACKGROUN SECURITY INVESTIGATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW HIRES APPOINTMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO A 1 YEAR PROBATIONARY PERIOD APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ONLINE VALID STATE-ISSUED DRIVERS LICENSE IS REQUIRED TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL BE PAID Qualifications Applicants must meet the qualification requirements contained in the OPM Standards. For this position, they are listed below. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. GS-09: 1 year of specialized experience at the GS-07 grade level performing at least five of the following duties: applying safety and occupational health laws, regulations, principles, theories, practices, and procedures; effectively implementing safety and health programs directed at reducing the frequency, severity and costs of mishaps; conducting comprehensive annual workplace inspections, program evaluations, and surveys and reviews; providing safety and health technical advice and training to field personnel, supervisors and managers; providing consultation services on OSHA standards, National Fire Codes, Americans with Disabilities Act and Architectural Barriers Act, and other regulatory standards; collecting and providing tort and employee loss claim investigations to department level officials; serving as a Workers Compensation Coordinator; and conducting investigations of serious accidents, providing written reports, etc. GS-11: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level and have independently performed all of the following duties: applying safety and occupational health laws, regulations, principles, theories, practices, and procedures; effectively implementing safety and health programs directed at reducing the frequency, severity and costs of mishaps; conducting comprehensive annual workplace inspections, program evaluations, and surveys and reviews; providing safety and health technical advice and training to field personnel, supervisors and managers; providing consultation services on OSHA standards, National Fire Codes, Americans with Disabilities Act and Architectural Barriers Act, and other regulatory standards; collecting and providing tort and employee loss claim investigations to department level officials; serving as a Workers Compensation Coordinator; and conducting investigations of serious accidents, providing written reports, etc. -OR- master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, if related, as defined below under Undergraduate and Graduate Education. UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE EDUCATION: Major study -- safety or occupational health fields (safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene), or degree in other related fields that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours of study from among the following (or closely related) disciplines: safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, toxicology, public health, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological sciences, engineering, and industrial psychology. Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered. Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level). NOTE: Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur within 90 days from the closing date. Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur within 90 days from the closing date. Education Applicants are responsible for providing documentation that the educational requirements have been met. To qualify based on education you must submit a legible copy of your transcripts. Official transcripts are required upon selection if you qualified based on education. Education must have been obtained from an accredited or pre-accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For further information on creditable education visit: EDUCATION: To qualify based on education; submit a copy of your transcripts or list of courses with credit hours, major, and grade-point average or class ranking. Application materials will not be returned. Additional information CTAP\/ICTAP: Department of the Interior (DOI) Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) procedures apply in filling this vacancy. 5 CFR 330, Career Transition Assistance for Surplus and Displaced Federal Employees requires the following order of selection for this position: a) At Bureau option, personnel actions listed in 5 CFR 330.606(b); b) Any well-qualified SSP candidate who applies within the local commuting area (Surplus and displaced employees will be given equal consideration); c) At Bureau option, personnel actions not subject to RPL; d) Qualified RPL candidates in the local commuting area; e) At Bureau discretion, any other former displaced well-qualified DOI employee, e.g. a well-qualified RPL candidate who applies from outside the local commuting area; f) Well-qualified ICTAP applicants in the local commuting area; g) Other outside applicants (other agencies, nonstatus, etc.); h) To be considered well-qualified, a CTAP\/ICTAP applicant must meet the basic qualification requirements with a minimum score of 85 on the Assessment Questionnaire. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, \Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference\ plus the proof required by that form. Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. The Bureau of Indian Education has determined that the duties of this position are suitable scheduled, situational and for emergency telework. VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA): Preference eligibles may apply for permanent positions (career or career-conditional appointments) under merit promotion procedures for VEOA appointments; however, veteran's preference is not a factor in these appointments. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be a preference eligible OR veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Applicants must submit a copy of their DD-214 (Member Copy 4) for verification of eligibility. For more information about this program and to determine whether you are eligible, click here. FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. The majority of individuals, who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment. How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and\/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): Ability to Conduct Safety Program EvaluationAbility to Develop Safety and Occupational Health Procedures and PracticesKnowledge of Concepts, Principles and Practices of Safety ManagementOral and Written Communication If basically qualified, you will be further evaluated to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience and education in relation to the job related competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position and placed in one of the following categories: BEST QUALIFIED: Applicants that possess all of the job related competencies identified as important for successful job performance. WELL QUALIFIED: Applicants that possess a majority (i.e., more than half but not all) of the job related competencies needed for successful job performance. QUALIFIED: Applicants meet the basic eligibility and minimum qualification requirements but do not meet the definition of Best Qualified or Well Qualified as described above. Preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. Veteran's preference is absolute within each quality category. Compensable veterans (CPS and CP) will \float\ to the top of the highest category regardless of their final rating, except for Professional positions at GS-9 & above where they would be placed at the top of the category determined by their final rating. Non-compensable veterans (XP and TP) will go to the top of the category provided their final rating meets the cut-off rating for that category. Background checks and security clearance

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U S Department of Interior
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In 1789 Congress created three Executive Departments: Foreign Affairs (later in the same year renamed State), Treasury, and War. It also provided for an Attorney General and a Postmaster General. Domestic matters were apportioned by Congress among these departments.

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