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Relocation is not authorized
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This position is located in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management (DTSEM), Office of Science and Technology Assessment (OSTA).
The incumbent serves as the assistant program expert for a variety of technical occupational safety and health topics in OSTA.
If selected for this position, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
Initiates and maintains technical liaison with personnel of Federal, state, and non-profit agencies/organizations.
Completes special assignments which involve highly technical and complex safety problems.
Applies technical knowledge of the principles, standards and techniques of safety and pertinent aspects of physiology and other technical disciplines affecting safety and occupational health.
Provides technical expertise to support the development and instruction of safety and occupational health training curriculum.
Collaborates to develop and edit print and electronic technical safety and occupational health guidance resources on specific issues.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel of less than 10% may be required.
14 - The full performance level of this position is GS-14.
Occupational Health Specialists
Occupational Safety Specialists
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Must be at least 16 years of age.
Appointment may require a Public Trust background investigation.
Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
GS-13: Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-12, in the Federal Service.
GS-14: Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-13, in the Federal Service.
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.
Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.
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