Possess one (1) full year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of this position successfully that is equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience may include but are not limited to: (1) identifying, preventing or eliminating safety hazards work methods or environmental conditions or (2) safety training or promotion. Such experience must have provided a practical knowledge of occupational and environmental safety hazards, survey techniques, and control and preventive methods; conduct inspections for a variety of reasons, including compliance with JCAHO/Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, NEPA/National Environment Policy Act, OSHA/Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the facility standards for safety, work practices, integrity of building fire resistive construction, machine guarding, equipment safety, and a variety of other safety standard; serve as backup to Safety Specialist on various safety committees; give informal sessions on equipment safety, electrical safety, and general work practices; conduct fire training sessions, safety training, supervisors', safety training and drills for employees and patients; assist in review of plans and specifications to identify locations of fire alarm system components, equipment, etc., code accident reports and review reports to assure that corrective actions are completed, other examples of qualifying specialized experience include: biological technician, medical technician, engineering technician, fire prevention inspector, and environmental health worker.
Possess one (1) full year of graduate education with courses directly related to the work of the position. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
Possess a combination of graduate education and specialized experience as described above to meet the total qualification requirements to qualify at the GS-07 level. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
Skill in the application of safety and fire protection principles, policies, and regulations
Skill in the execution of safety related technical practices and procedures
Ability to inspect or test emergency equipment, systems, and blueprints
Ability to investigate accident causes and safety complaints
Ability to conduct safety training and drills
Inspection work requires frequent visitations to areas that are cramped, noisy, or where temperature extremes or inclement weather conditions exist. Such inspection work may require long periods of standing, crouching, stretching, reaching, lifting and other physical movement. The areas are sometimes under construction, or not easily accessible, the incumbent should have fair degree of coordination to prevent injuring self. Incumbent will occasionally be required to lift and move heavy or awkward objects, usually not exceeding 75 lbs.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:
- Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
- Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.