Applicants must meet either the specialized experience OR the education described below.
For GS-9: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the civil service system in one or more of different types of construction such as commercial, residential, or heavy construction which demonstrates each of the following: (1) ability to analyze work processes and conditions, identifying and eliminating/controlling safety and occupational health hazards pertaining to construction; and (2) general knowledge of OSHA or related safety and occupational health standards or codes pertaining to construction.
Two full years of progressively higher graduate education or a Master's degree in a field directly related to construction or civil engineering. The degree or courses taken must demonstrate the required knowledge in construction described under selective factor described in this announcement.
For GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in the civil service system in two or more types of construction described above which demonstrates: (1) knowledge of OSHA standards or related codes pertaining to construction; and (2) expertise in one or more types of construction, e.g. residential, commercial and/or heavy construction as it applies to analyzing work processes and conditions, identifying and eliminating/controlling safety and occupational health hazards; or (3) broad knowledge in two or three types of construction such as residential, commercial, and/or heavy construction such as those done on roads/highways as it applies to analyzing work processes and conditions, identifying and eliminating/controlling safety and occupational health hazards.
Three full years of progressively higher graduate education or a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in a field directly related to construction or civil engineering. The degree or courses completed must demonstrate the required knowledge described under selective factor described in this announcement.
If you apply on the basis of education, you must submit a copy of your transcripts. Non-official copies are acceptable.
Selective Factor: In order to qualify for this position, applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience or graduate level education in the field of construction safety. Applicants must demonstrate safety experience working in the residential, commercial, or heavy construction.
Computer skills are desirable. Applicants may be required to provide a writing sample at the interview.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be evaluated against the evaluation factors below and will be placed into a category based on your vacancy question responses.
Category A - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying critical competencies required by this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.
Category B - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies required by this position.
Category C - Meets the specialized experience described in the minimum qualifications requirements section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies.
Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies (click Evaluation Tools for information):
-Construction safety and health technical competence
The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the vacancy questions. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume. Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments (ex. interview, panel review, written test, writing sample, etc.) To preview questions please click here.
INFORMATION FOR ICTAP ELIGIBLES ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under ICTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration. ICTAP eligibles who are placed into Category B or higher will be considered "well-qualified".
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