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Safety Engineer – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Department of Energy, Department of Energy
Job ID: 230030Start Date: 03/16/2020End Date: 03/23/2020
Basic Education Requirements: For the GS-0801, General Engineer, you must possess the following Basic Requirements: (A) Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor’s degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.OR(B.)Combination of education and experience — college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: Professional registration or licensure — Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board’s eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions; or
Written Test — Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico; or
Specified academic courses — Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A; or
Related curriculum — Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. Specialized Experience is experiencethat 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.
GS-11: In addition to the basic educational requirement, applicants must possess one on the following:
One year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as: Experience ensuring Environment, Safety, and Health (ES&H) programs are in compliance with federal, state, local laws and regulations, and standards such as National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
Assisting in writing documents or responses to inquiries in the field of engineering (such as industrial, chemical, safety, fire protection or mechanical); researching and providing responses to requests for information on engineering methods or approaches.
Assisting with the oversight of contractor operations and design, and safety systems and programs for construction projects . OR
3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degreeorPh.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
A Combination of Education and Experience. GS-12 : In addition to the basic educational requirement, aqualified candidate’s online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as: Experience ensuring Environment, Safety, and Health (ES&H) programs are in compliance with federal, state, local laws and regulations, and standards such as National Fire Protection Association(NFPA).
Defining, developing, initiating, and coordinating safety policies, criteria, procedures and activities; providing technical advice or consultation in assessing workplace safety hazards; writing documents or responses to inquiries in the field of engineering (such as industrial, chemical, safety, fire protection or mechanical); researching and providing responses to requests for information on engineering methods or approaches.
Providing oversight, inspections, and audits of contractor operations and design and safety systems and programs for construction projects . Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write “see resume” in your application! Professional knowledge of safety engineering theories, methods, concepts, principles, and practices in addition to safety systems and the ability to extend or modify engineering techniques to resolve unique safety hazards of various systems.
Knowledge from many engineering fields to eliminate or control hazardous conditions which may lead to injury or property damage.
Technical knowledge and understanding of occupational health and safety and accident prevention principles, methods, and techniques to advise management on system safety program matters.
Skill to apply scientific and engineering principles of design, analysis, specification, and prediction for the timely identification of hazards and initiation of actions necessary to eliminate or reduce the risk levels.
Knowledge of fire safety and fire prevention/protection rules, standards, and regulations.
Knowledge of and skill in communications techniques sufficient to serve as technical advisor on system safety involving system materiel. “Experience” refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered “well qualified” you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.
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