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Job Title:Safety and Occupational Health Specialist (Construction)

Department:Department Of Labor

Agency:Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:DE-13-BOS-OSHA-52

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$51,871.00 to $81,583.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, February 05, 2013 to Tuesday, February 19, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0018-09/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Braintree, MA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. Citizens; ICTAP eligibles in the local commuting area.

JOB SUMMARY:

Opportunities are Open! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and you will help shape the workforce of tomorrow.  DOL offers rewarding opportunities to contribute to a noble mission; to serve and protect American workers, prepare them for new and better jobs, and to ensure the safety and fairness of American workplaces.

The Department of Labor values its customers. Every DOL employee is responsible for delivering good customer service through accurate, courteous, efficient and effective transactions.

This position is with the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Braintree Area Office. This position is inside the bargaining unit. Relocation expenses are not authorized.  Appointment to this position will require a background investigation.

 

Selective Factor: In order to qualify for this position, applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience or graduate level education (for the GS-9 and GS-11 levels) in the field of construction safety. Applicants must demonstrate experience working in a heavy construction trade such as electrical, iron, welding, steel erection, heavy equipment operation, carpentry, plumbing, pipe fitting, pile driving, etc. on construction sites/projects such as: high rise steel or concrete structures, heavy highway/bridge, underground excavation, etc. where multiple trades and heavy equipment are present.


Applications for this vacancy will be accepted on-line by clicking the Apply Online button below. Please carefully read and follow the instructions described under the "How to Apply" section of the announcement to ensure submission of a complete application package.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Requires a valid drivers license and ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Requires a medical examination.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Subject to frequent travel.
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Subject to drug test prior to appointment

DUTIES:

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The primary duties are in the construction area. However, the incumbent will also be required to perform inspections in the general industries. Performs a variety of safety inspections in workplaces covered by OSH Act of 1970. Documents case files, describes hazards in detail, cites the detailed provision of standards allegedly violated. Calculates penalties and proposes abatement action required. Provides testimony in cases under contest. Provides technical clarification of standards and explanations of agency policy, procedures and directives. Explains substance of agency programs to employers, employees, and general public. Promotes voluntary compliance with OSH Act. Provides assistance to the employers and employee representatives concerning recognition and correction of hazards. Participates in outreach activities conducting speeches or presentations for groups in regulated industries. Utilizes a computer to conduct research and enter data on inspections. Operates a motor vehicle to travel to inspection sites. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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.
 
OR,
 
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.
 
OR,
 
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.


Categories
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):

-Customer service

-Interpersonal skills

-Problem solving

-Self-management

-Team work

-Communication

-Construction safety and health technical competence

-Technology application

 

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.)

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".

Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Labor (DOL) offers a great benefit package to eligible employees.  The benefit package includes but is not limited to health benefits, supplemental dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, 13 days paid sick leave per year, vacation leave and 10 paid holidays per year.  We offer a variety of employee benefit options, a family-friendly work environment, a child care subsidy program, transit subsidy program, career assistance program, health services and fitness programs, access to LifeCare, a resource and referral service and more.  For a comprehensive site about all federal benefits, please refer to OPM.  For specific DOL benefits information, please refer to DOL BENEFITS.

OTHER INFORMATION:

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.  Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION, PROBATIONARY PERIOD, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

HOW TO APPLY:

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Follow the 5 steps below to apply.  Your application and ALL required supplemental documents must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on the vacancy closing date to be considered.  Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered.

For more details, click How To Apply Detailed Instructions Document or How To Apply Video.  For help, refer to the Vacancy Contact in the "Questions about this job" section.  SAVE your information before the 60 MINUTE TIMEOUT!

STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account, including Resume and Saved Documents
Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions.  If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the competency indicated by resume content.

STEP 2 - Answer Vacancy Questions (DOORS)
Click the Apply Online button, which is available when you search for a job on www.usajobs.gov, click on the title and proceed.

STEP 3 - Submit Supplemental Documents
Submit the required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy by the close date.  For details: click How to Submit Supplemental Documentation Document or Submit Supplemental Documentation Video.  Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.

STEP 4 - Review Application and click Finish  Click here to submit an updated resume after initial application.

STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Close Date



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Submit your documents by following the instructions provided in the "How to Apply" section or go to www.jobs.dol.gov and click on "How To Submit Supplemental Documentation". You are not required to submit a document if it does not apply to you.

- College transcripts: transcripts in English are required if applying on the basis of education.

- Veterans Documents (if applicable): In order to be considered as a 5-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty. If you are claiming 10-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your DD214; an Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference, SF15; and the proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference. Additional information on veterans' preference is available in the Vet's Guide at: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx - Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP/CTAP Eligibility.

- Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship, and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Lizzette Yemo
Phone: 617-788-2801
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: yemo.lizzette@dol.gov
Agency Information:
Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Admin
JFK Federal Building
Room E-215
Boston , MA
02203
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking.  The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome. A selection is expected to be made within 30 calendar days from the issuance date of the certificate.

To check the status of your application: Click here.  To sign up for Application Status Updates via email: Click Here.

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Job Announcement Number:

DE-13-BOS-OSHA-52

Control Number:

337092100