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Safety & Occupational Health Specialist – Bloomington, Minnesota
Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior
Job ID: 479386Start Date: 07/08/2021End Date: 07/19/2021
Applicants must meet the qualification requirements contained in the OPM Standards. For this position, they are listed below. BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
A. Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study in 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. OR B. Specialized Experience: Experience in or related to safety and occupational health that provided the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: Managing safety or occupational health program elements. Developing and recommending safety and occupational health policy to higher levels of management. 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. Developing safety and occupational health standards, regulations, practices, and procedures to eliminate or control potential hazards. Developing or implementing programs to reduce the frequency, severity, and cost of accidents and occupational illnesses. Analyzing or evaluating new and existing jobs, processes, products, or other systems to determine the existence, severity, probability, and outcome of hazards. Designing or modifying workplaces, processes, products, or other systems to control or eliminate hazards. 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. Training of workers, supervisors, managers, or other safety and occupational health personnel in safety or occupational health subjects. Work in occupational fields such as industrial hygienist, safety engineer, fire prevention engineer, health physicist, and occupational health nurse. In addition to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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. For GS-09 Grade Level: Applicants must possess A, B, or C below:
A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level in interpreting Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) and other Federal/state regulations in resolving safety issues; organizing safety training in the field or classroom; collecting and analyzing program data for developing safe/unsafe trend analysis; performing job hazard analysis and risk assessments of hazardous processes and procedures to minimize potential injuries and/or property damage. OR B. Masters or equivalent graduate degree; OR I have successfully completed two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR I have obtained a LL. or J.D. that is related to the position being filled. OR C. A combination of graduate level education (as defined in B above) and specialized experience (as defined in A above) when combined together meets 100% of the total requirements for the position. To compute, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond one year by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify. For GS-11 Grade Level: Applicants must possess A, B, or C below:
A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level in applying Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA), National Fire Codes, and other Federal/state regulations in resolving safety issues; coordinating and conducting training in the field or classroom related to safety/health, fire and prevention awareness; making recommendations necessary to prevent recurrences of unsafe conditions; preparing guides and/or instructions that educate individuals on safe operating practices and/or techniques. OR B. A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR I have successfully completed three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR I have obtained a LL.M. that is related to the position being filled. OR C. A combination of graduate level education (as defined in B above) and specialized experience (as defined in A above) when combined together meets 100% of the total requirements for the position. To compute, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond one year by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify. For GS-12 Grade Level: Applicants must possess the following:
A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in assisting with workplace inspections to access conformance with codes and mandated standards; investigating accidents involving employees; assisting in the development of safety plans, programs, procedures and operating systems; reviewing construction projects and assisting in solution development to ensure compliance with safety standards. Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered. Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year (52 weeks) of service at the next lower grade level.
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