SAFETY AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SPECIALIST

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Pittsburgh, PA

Posted Date 6/29/2020
Description About the Position: Position is for a Safety and Occupational Health Specialist for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District, duty location OF Pittsburgh, PA. Selection will be made at the GS-07, 09 or 11.

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act and/or Military Spouse eligible who have applied and are qualified at the GS-07 grade level must take the Administrative Careers With America (ACWA) assessment. Eligible applicants will be notified.Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
    • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
    • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
    • Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Interchange Agreement
    • Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
    • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
    • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
    • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
    • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement Eligible
    • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
    • Reinstatement
    • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

For the GS-07: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes conduct safety inspections at industrial sites; make recommendations to improve safety on operation and maintenance projects; provide safety training for First Aid and CPR and Fire Extinguisher; research historical statistics to compile report on safety mishaps/accidents. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).
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Education: One full year of graduate level education with a major study in safety or occupational health fields (safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene).
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Superior Academic Achievement: Successful completion of all the requirements for a bachelor's degree with a 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 closely related disciplines with Superior Academic Achievement. In order to be creditable under this provision, Superior Academic Achievement must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled. Superior Academic Achievement is based on: (1) Class Standing - Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses; OR (2) Grade-Point Average (G.P.A.) - Applicants must have a grade-point average of either (a) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on your official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or (b) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.; OR (3) Honor Society Membership - Applicants may be considered eligible based on membership in one of the approved national scholastic honor societies listed by the Association of College Honor Societies (https://www.achsnatl.org/).
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Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) by 18. Add the two percentages.

For the GS-09: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes in or related to safety and occupational health that provided the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, which includes review and update operation and maintenance project work plans for inclusion of safety requirements; evaluate operations and maintenance at construction and/or industrial sites with safety hazards such as fall, hazardous energy, confined space, load handling equipment; perform review of underwater diving related documents; evaluate and report on mishaps/accidents that impact an organization; provide guidance and training concerning the application of regulations, policies, and laws; and perform field surveys of work sites. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07).
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Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree with a major study in safety or occupational health fields, or master's or equivalent graduate degree in other related fields or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours of study from closely related disciplines.
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Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the first year (total graduate semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages.

******GS-11 QUALIFICATIONS CONTINUED BELOW*******

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Compliance Inspection
  • Safety and Health
  • Teaches Others


Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have:
GS-07: 52 weeks at the GS-05
GS-09: 52 weeks at the GS-07
GS-11: 52 weeks at the GS-09

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