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    Duties

    Summary

    This position is located in the Facilities Planning and Operations Office within the Museum’s Office of Management and Museum Services (OMMS), National Museum of American History (NMAH), Smithsonian Institution (SI).  

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    Responsibilities

    • The incumbent provides technical, advisory and other services NMAH Staff and to the various tenants within the facility, including the West Mall Zone, Office of Facilities Management and Reliability (OFMR), the Photo Services Division, OCIO, the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Centers (SEEC), Smithsonian Enterprise (SE), Concessionaires, and other contracted services. 
    • Ensures compliance with Federal requirements including OSHA standards, EPA, DOE, NFPA life safety codes, building codes, consensus standards and SI directives, policies and procedures. 
    • Establishes a system to track chemicals and other potentially hazardous materials from their entry into the building through their use and disposal. 
    • Under the careful direction of OSHEM, develops and revises safety and occupational health guidelines and procedures for the NMAH. 
    • Facilitates the museum’s safety committee and ensures that all occupants of the museum are represented on the committee and conducts safety committee meetings each year for NMAH. 
    • Maintains annual master schedule for all permits, licenses, METR and drills related to the overall safety of the museum. 

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
    • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
    • May need to complete a Probationary Period.
    • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation.

    Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.

    For information on qualification requirements, see Qualification Standards Handbook for General Schedule Positions viewable on the web at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

    Qualifications


    The qualification requirements listed below must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

    You must meet the following Basic Requirements:
    Education
    Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- 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
    Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5): Experience in or related to safety and occupational health that provided the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform 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.
    OR

    Certificates
    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 GS-5. Applicants may also qualify for higher grade levels based on their education and/or experience.

    AND

    In addition to meeting the basic requirements above, candidates must also meet the specialized experience requirements as follows:

    To Qualify for the GS-12 you must  have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized experience is defined as processing purchase orders, contracts and requisitions, and purchase card transactions; applying Federal regulations to procurement processes; providing proactive customer service; maintaining accurate financial records; and using automated financial management systems.

    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.

    Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week

    Education

    See qualification section above. 

    Additional information

    Recruitment Incentive may be authorized.

    Flexible Spending Accounts - https://www.fsafeds.com/

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

    • Knowledge of safety and occupational health principles, practices, procedures, and standards sufficient to plan, develop, organize, direct, operate and evaluate a safety and occupational health program involving a variety of hazards encountered in aging buildings. 

    • Knowledge of specialized storage methods and disposal techniques for chemicals and other hazardous materials such as lead and asbestos waste sufficient to minimize their potential for causing accidents while in storage or disposal.

    • Knowledge of a physical, chemical, and biological field hazards sufficient to apply standard safe practices, procedures, and equipment guides to laboratory and shop environments to aid in promoting the adoption of safe working patterns.

    • Knowledge of historic building design, construction standards, methods and practices sufficient to evaluate compliance with safety and occupational health criteria applicable to floor loading, elevators, illumination, ventilation, lab hood, fire protection equipment and electrical utilities.

    • Ability to communicate orally and in writing, including the ability to prepare reports, draft plans and guidelines, and respond to safety inspection reports.

    Important Note:

    Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your resume should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.


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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    No

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness

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    Required Documents

    Your application package should include the following documents:

    • Resume - Your resume can be uploaded and attached to your application or created using the USA Jobs on-line resume builder. If you want to receive full credit for relevant experience your resume MUST contain the job title (including the occupational series and grade if it is Federal), duties, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours worked per week, and salary.

      USAJOBS has guidance on how to ensure that you submit a complete resume: If you have not written a Federal resume before, you may watch this Resume Writing Tutorial video on the USAJOBS YouTube channel, or read through a helpful Resume Writing FAQ article on the USAJOBS Help Site to learn what details you should, and should not, include in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.

    • Proof of prior federal service such as the latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action
    • Proof of Veteran's Preference - DD214 (Member 4 Copy) if you are requesting a special appointment authority, such as VRA or VEOA
    • Proof of severe disability if you are requesting special placement consideration
    • Proof of eligibility for a military spouse appointment, such as a permanent change station
      military order
    • Proof of eligibility for any other special appointing authority not specifically mentioned here

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    The Smithsonian offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, vacation and sick leave, holidays, health/life insurance, accident insurance, and excellent retirement program options.

    Please see Benefits at https://www.si.edu/OHR/benefits for a complete description.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    Click on the "Apply Online" button on the upper right side of the page. Please Note:

    Please Note:

    • You must apply for this position online through the 'Apply Online' button and submit required supplemental documents (if they are relevant to you).
    • You may submit required documents by uploading them online during the application process.
    • The complete application package, including any required documents, is due in the Smithsonian Office of Human Resources on the closing date of the announcement by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
    • If you are unable to apply online, please Contact Person listed below.

    Agency contact information

    Ms. Assefaw

    Phone

    202-465-6620

    Fax

    202-633-6401

    Email

    assefaws@si.edu

    Address

    SMITHSONIAN
    Office of Human Resources
    POB 37012, 600 Maryland Avenue, MRC 517
    Suite 5060
    Washington, District of Columbia 20013-7012
    United States
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    • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
    • Qualification requirements, including one year time-in-grade at the next lower grade level for promotion candidates, must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.

      For information on qualification requirements, see Qualification Standards Handbook for General Schedule Positions viewable on the web at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

    Next steps

    At the end of the application process you will be able to create and save a PDF file that contains your responses to the assessment questions. You may save this file as initial receipt of your application. After the job announcement closes, you will receive an email from the Smithsonian with confirmation of receipt. The Smithsonian receives many applications for each job. Each application is reviewed carefully which may take a few weeks. We will send you an e-mail to update you as we go through phases of the application review process. You may also check your application status by logging into www.usajobs.gov and selecting the tab "My USAJOBS;" e-mailing vacancy.info@si.edu; or by contacting the Office of Human Resources Representative listed. Additional Information:

    • Tips on applying for Smithsonian jobs are available at www.sihr.si.edu/jobs.cfm.
    • The Smithsonian does not pay relocation expenses.
    • The Smithsonian embraces diversity and equal employment opportunity (www.si.edu/oeema).

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/597680000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.