Job Overview


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.

This position is with the U.S Department of Labor/Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Buffalo, NY Area Office.  The incumbent independently carries out assignments at the first journeyman level.  Assignments are selected to eleminate unusual problems not covered by written standards and procedures or detailed oral instructions. 

This position is inside the bargaining unit.  Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Please carefully read and follow the instructions described under the "How to Apply" section of the announcement to ensure submission of a complete package.


Performs a variety of safety inspection activity on an individual basis, and occasionally as a member of a team, in establishments whose work sites and operations are generally characterized as moderately complex with some high hazard or technically difficult operations. Analyzes and evaluates employer's safety and health programs and operations. Notes hazardous conditions and unsafe work practices and photographs conditions therein. Prepares a complete case file, including alleged violations, standards application, and proposed penalties subject to review by supervisor. Renders professional engineering advice and assistance in routine, conventional situations involving control of physical and environmental conditions. Reviews simple to moderately complex engineering plans, designs, drawings and specifications and performs OSHA compliance activities where engineering determinations are required. Uses a variety of sampling, measuring and documentation devices. Operates a motor vehicle to travel to inspection sites.