Safety and Occupational Health Specialist Job in Fairbanks, Alaska – Department of the Interior

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Safety and Occupational Health Specialist – Fairbanks, Alaska
Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior
Job ID: 295068
Start Date: 07/22/2020
End Date: 08/05/2020

Qualification Summary
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-5 is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-7 level and one year at the GS-7 is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-9 level. (Must submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade. No award SF-50 will be accepted). We must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement – please be sure to include this information in your resume. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). 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. To be creditable, this experience must have been for 1 year and equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled. (If the position was seasonal, your resume must show periods worked.You may qualify at the GS-07 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service. To be creditable, experience must be in or related to safety and occupational health. Examples of specialized experience: 1) providing oversight and management a fire medical program; 2) purchasing medical equipment, supplies and emergency medical drugs to support the fire medical program; 3) maintain an inventory control and accountability system; and 4) ensuring proper storage and dispense of medical drugs and over-the-counter medications. (Note: Your resume must demonstrate how you meet this requirement); OR Have successfully completed one full year of graduate level or have achieved superior academic achievement in a major study such as 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. (Note: You must provide copies of your transcripts); OR Have an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education, as described above. To compute this, first determine your total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience requirement; then determine your education as a percentage of the education requirement; add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal 100 percent to qualify. (Note: You must provide copies of your transcripts). You may qualify at the GS-09 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. To be creditable, experience must be in or related to safety and occupational health. Examples of specialized experience: 1) inspecting 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; 2) managing safety or occupational health program elements; 3) developing and recommending safety and occupational health policy to higher levels of management; and 4) designing or modifying workplaces, processes, products, or other systems to control or eliminate hazards. (Note: Your resume must support your response); OR Have completed a master’s or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related in in a major study such as 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. (Note: You must provide copies of your transcripts); OR Have an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education, as described above. To compute, first, determine your experience as a percentage of the experience required in A; then determine your graduate education as a percentage of the education required in B. (Note: Only graduate education in excess of the first year may be used). Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100%. (Note: You must provide copies of your transcripts). A valid driver’s licence is required. Selective Placement Factors: This position requires a special qualification that has been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as a screen out element. Those who do not provide evidence they possess the following selective factor(s) will be rated not qualified. Have completed the Fire Medic Program (FMP) or L-48 Incident Medical Specialist Program Training and provide a copy of completion certificate. IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
Physical Demands: During the fire season, the incumbent may be subjected to long hours, varying shifts, on call status, or other stress producing conditions. The incumbent must meet the established physical requirements of the positions red-carded to perform and may frequently be required to lift and carry supplies, materials, and equipment that weigh up to 65 pounds. Moderate effort is used in operating hand and foot controls while driving or other related forklifts functions. Coordination and dexterity are required in the operation of equipment within the Fire Medical Program warehouse operations.
Working Conditions: Work is primarily in a warehouse office setting, field station or wildland fire complex. Time will be spent traveling in light fixed wing aircraft, helicopters, and wheeled vehicles. Fire and field assignments often require the incumbent to live in remote out door settings as needed, and be exposed to smokes, fire, dust, fumes, inclement weather, operating machinery and hazardous materials. Protective equipment and clothing may be required.

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