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Safety & Occupational Health Specialist (Safety Specialist) – Phoenix, Arizona
Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System, Department of Justice
Job ID: 408431Start Date: 02/12/2021End Date: 03/08/2021
To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements. Education: Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study — in a 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. GL-05: 4 year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree. GL-07: 1 full year of graduate education or Superior Academic Achievement. OR Experience: GL-05: Applicant must have at least 3 years of general experience; 1 year of which was equivalent to least the GL-04 grade level which involved experience in scientific or technical work that provided an understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the safety and occupational health field. Creditable general experience must have demonstrated the achievement of knowledge equivalent to the education described above. Some examples of the qualifying experience are: GL-05: Experience demonstrating a practical knowledge of the body of laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to safety and occupational health to sufficiently interpret and explain the reasons and purposes of safety programs.
Experience preparing reports based on survey findings and analysis of mishap trends.
Experience with developmental activities providing an overview of safety and occupational health functions and techniques.
Experience working in the safety and occupational health field which was performed under close supervision of a supervisor and assignments are accompanied by specific instructions. GL-07: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in federal service. To be creditable, experience must be in or related to safety and occupational health that provided the specific qualifications to successfully perform the duties of the position. Some examples of the qualifying specialized experience are: GL-07: Experience participating as a member of a survey or inspection team led by a higher graded specialist and is exposed to the practical application of techniques and measures used to identify hazards.
Experience attending and observing closing sessions where violations of appropriate standards and subsequent corrective requirements are discussed with management representatives.
Experience studying and reviewing past inspection records to further understanding of the application of technical standards to specific unsafe acts or conditions. OR Combination of Education and Experience: GL-05 and GL-07: Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable. OR Certificates: GS-05 Only: Certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), or Certified Health Physicist (CHP), or similar certification that included successful completion of a written examination meets the requirements for GL-05. NOTE:If you are using a certification to qualify, you MUST upload all supporting documentation at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities. **Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**
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