Safety and Occupational Health Specialist


Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Labor

Avenel, NJ - Jul 19, 2022 via USAJobs

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Join the mission tofoster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees while improving working conditions, advancing opportunities for profitable employment and assuring work-related benefits and rights! This position conducts work place inspections and assesses employee exposure to health hazards as part of OSHA’s mission to ensure that workers are provided with safe and healthful workplaces.

Your work has an immediate positive effect on employee’s lives! This Direct Hire announcement allows acceptance of applications through the closing date.

The intent of this announcement is to establish a standing register of qualified candidates and refer for consideration when vacancies occur.

Applications will be reviewed and referred for selection as vacancies occur within the organization.ONCE THE SELECTION IS MADE, THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE CLOSED WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE.nThe Safety and Occupational Health Series has an Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR):nIn order to qualify for this position, applicants must also meet the specialized experience requirements:Applicants must meet either the specialized experience OR substitution of education for specialized experience described below:nFor the GS-07:nOne year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 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 positions.

Examples of specialized experience include: Applying safety and occupational health laws, regulations, principles, theories, practices, andprocedures to advise on or resolve technical matters dealing with occupational safety and healthrequirements.nInspecting or surveying workplaces, processes, products, or other systems for compliance withestablished safety and occupational health policies or standards and to identify potential newhazards.nAnalyzing or evaluating new and existing jobs, processes, products, or other systems to determinethe existence, severity, probability, and outcome of hazards.

ORnSubstitution of Experience GS-07:One year (1) of graduate-level education or Superior Academic Achievement.

Information regardingS.A.A.

can be found in OPM’sGeneral Schedule Qualification PoliciesnFor the GS-09:nOne year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 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 positions.

Examples of specialized experience include: General knowledge of OSHA or related safety and occupational health standards or codes.nApplying safety and occupational health laws, regulations, principles, theories, practices, and procedures to advise on or resolve technical matters dealing with occupational safety and health requirements.nAnalyzing or evaluating new and existing jobs, processes, products, or other systems to determine the existence, severity, probability, and outcome of hazards.nInspecting or surveying workplaces, processes, products, or other systems for compliance with established safety and occupational health policies or standards and to identify potential new hazards.

ORnSubstitution of Experience GS-09:Two years of graduate education or a Master's degree in safety or occupational health or related fields that included at least 24 semester hours in the following disciplines: safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, toxicology, public health, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological sciences, engineering, and industrial psychology.nFor the GS-11:In addition to meeting the individual occupational requirement, applicants must demonstrate 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level, experience may be in Federal or Private Sector.

(see description below).

Specialized Experience is described as experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Examples of specialized experience are as follows: As well as examples of specialized experience listed above, applicants must also have one year of specialized experience in the following: Applying safety and occupational health laws, regulations, principles, theories, practices, and procedures to advise on or resolve technical matters dealing with occupational safety and health requirements.nInspecting or surveying workplaces, processes, products, or other systems for compliance with established safety and occupational health policies or standards and to identify potential new hazards.nAnalyzing or evaluating new and existing jobs, processes, products, or other systems to determine the existence, severity, probability, and outcome of hazards.nDesigning or modifying workplaces, processes, products, or other systems to control or eliminate hazards.nTraining of workers, supervisors, managers, or other safety and occupational health personnel in safety or occupational health subjects.

ORnSubstitution of experience GS-11:3 years of progressively higher level related graduate education leading to a Ph.D.

degreeorPh.D.

or equivalent doctoral degree.

For the GS-12: In addition to meeting the individual occupational requirement, applicants must demonstrate 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level, experience may be in Federal or Private Sector.

(see description below).

Specialized Experience is described as experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Examples of specialized experience are as follows: As well as examples of specialized experience listed above, applicants must also have one year of specialized experience in the following: Prepares for inspections by conducting reviews of available and pertinent records, including case files of previous inspections to become familiar with work processes, operations, and documents accident scenes, identifies conditions related to cause and result and assures that appropriate intermediate or permanent action is taken to remove any danger of recurrence.nConducts workplace analyses and reviews establishments' occupational safety and health programs to determine the hazardous conditions that may have contributed to the injury or illness.nAssures that appropriate technical and personal protective equipment is available and is in proper operating condition.

No substitution of education for experienceat the GS-12 level.nThis position is being filled through Direct Hire Authority.

Traditional rating and ranking of applications does NOT apply.

Veteran’s preference does not apply.



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