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  1. Overview
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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Safety Engineer

Department:Legislative Branch

Agency:Architect of the Capitol

Job Announcement Number:SOB-2014-044

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,924.00 to $116,901.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, February 03, 2014 to Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0803-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

This is an Excepted Service position and does not require or confer civil service Competitive Status - Permanent, Full Time

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications will be accepted from all United States Citizens.

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

The mission of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is to serve Congress and the Supreme Court, preserve America's Capitol and inspire memorable experiences. Under the leadership of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, the roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an expansive and diverse portfolio. The AOC is responsible for the maintenance, operation, development and preservation of 17.4 million square feet of buildings and more than 553 acres of land throughout Capitol Hill. The AOC provides a welcoming and educational environment for millions of visitors through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and the US Botanic Garden. The AOC also provides professional expertise on the preservation of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to its care. Learn more at www.aoc.gov.
 
CORE VALUES:

The AOC prides itself on our Core Values of Teamwork, Integrity, Pride and Professionalism.

The PROFESSIONALISM and INTEGRITY of each AOC employee demonstrates our dedication to providing quality services and our commitments to holding ourselves to the highest standards.

We recognize that we do our best work through TEAMWORK, each of us lending our individual strengths and talents to the greater goal of the entire team. We respect each other and rely on each other in our efforts to make the AOC a center of excellence.

We take PRIDE in what we do and in the honor of serving Congress, the Supreme Court, and the American people each and every day.
 

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You must be able to pass a drug test.
  • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.
  • You must meet the definition of specialized experience.

DUTIES:

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This position is in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Senate Office Buildings, Assistant Superintendent Facilities Support Division. The incumbent is responsible for safety, occupational health and environmental health activities.

DUTIES INCLUDE:

-Serves as a senior technical advisor, managing safety and occupational health requirements, criteria and compliance strategies for construction, renovation and operational activities.

-Oversees safety and health requirements criteria and compliance strategies for Senate Office Buildings operations that may require coordination with emergency responders, other Federal agencies, specialized private contractors, and the U.S. Capitol Police.

-Serves as technical safety officer and conducts training such as Hazardous material abatement. Also serves as safety and health emergency responder and subject matter expert in disaster planning meetings, committees and teams. Develops novel or innovative safety and health training curriculum and presents formal training sessions.

-Teaches techniques and procedures applied by practitioners in related safety and occupational health specialty areas. Develops safety and occupational health surveillance programs for general and specialized industrial practices, methods, and techniques.

-Manages and administers the Safety and Occupational Health program. Formulates policies and provides  direction.

-Prepares and implements procedures and guidelines applicable to employee exposure to hazardous substances including lead and asbestos, control of hazardous energy, permit required spaces, respiratory protection, exposure to blood borne pathogens, personal protective equipment, equipment operator licensing and testing, ergonomics, hazard communication, and emergency incident response.

-Serves as S&OH advisor to contracting officers. Develops or reviews scopes of work for contracts.  
 
Performs other related duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You must meet the United States Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) qualification requirements (including specialized experience and/or educational requirements) for the advertised position.  You must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement.  Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions.  It is available for your review on the OPM web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
 
Specialized experience: is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.  To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. 
 
Candidates for the GS-13 grade level must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower (GS-12) grade level in the Federal service or private sector. 
 

Specialized experience for this position includes:

-Serves as a Safety Engineering point of contact for all safety engineering related issues.
 
-Performs reviews of design documents to verify design submissions meet quality and professional standards.

-Develops, implements and maintains workflow processes, standard operating procedures, standards, regulations, guidance, forms, checklists, and templates for construction and facility safety.

-Interprets and applies Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), National Consensus Standards (e.g. ANSI, NFPA), occupational safety and health standards, regulations, practices and policies.

-Develops course content and materials for conducting construction and general safety related training.

-Reviews construction contractors Health and Safety/Accident Prevention Plans.
-Conducts construction safety inspections/observations.


EDUCATION REQUIRED:

A degree in Professional Engineering.

To be acceptable, the curriculum must: 1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or 2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: a) statics, dynamics; b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; d) thermodynamics; e) electrical fields and circuits; f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.

OR
A combination of education and experience—college level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished
(1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering sciences, and
(2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering.

The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:

Professional registration--Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration.

Written Test- Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.

Specified academic courses--Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A.

Related curriculum--Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)

Professional engineering experience is defined as non-routine engineering work that required and was characterized by (1) professional knowledge of engineering; (2) professional ability to apply such knowledge to engineering problems; and (3) positive and continuing development of professional knowledge and ability.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Review your resume and responses carefully. Responses to job questions that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your rating. A Human Resources Representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the hiring official.

FORMS RECEIVED BY FAX, EMAIL OR U.S. POSTAL SERVICE DELIVERY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. If you are unable to apply on-line, you may visit our Employment Center for technical assistance in entering your application. The Employment Center is located at 441 Second & D Streets S.W., Washington, D.C., Room H2-178, and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may call (202) 226-7000 for directions.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CLOSES AT 11:59 PM EST (EASTERN STANDARD TIME) ON THE CLOSING DATE.

Your eligibility for consideration and qualifications for the position will be determined based upon a review of your detailed resume and your responses to job specific self-assessment questions.  

Your resume will be evaluated based on evidence of your ability to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) for this position, possession of any specialized experience, and how well your background and experience relates to the self-assessment questions in the job announcement.  The self-assessment questions relate to the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies:

-Knowledge and experience with construction safety, general safety and accident investigation as it applies to design and construction of a wide array of infrastructure projects and building projects in varied geographic locations and environments.

-Experience developing, implementing, monitoring and continually improving a comprehensive construction safety program for a design and construction organization.

-Train and develop other professionals through written programs, internet and intranet based workflow processes, training classes, oral presentations and by mentoring employees in construction safety and general safety.

-Knowledge of contract administration, managing design and construction contracts, and selection processes for acquiring outside services.

Note: Responses to the assessment questionnaire MUST be supported within the work history/experience stated in your resume.

 
Your responses to the self assessment questions serve as the basis for your initial rating.  You will receive a numerical score based on your responses to these questions.  Next, your responses will be evaluated by a Human Resources Specialist and/or a subject matter expert against the information provided in your resume and optional cover letter.   

Your resume must support your answers to the self assessment questions, or your score may be adjusted or lowered accordingly which may affect your overall final rating.  Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for not hiring you or for changing your scored responses to questions you’ve answered, which may affect your overall final score.   
 
Please note that a complete application is required for consideration. (Please review the “Required Documents” section of this job announcement to see what must be included in a complete application).
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

Applicants must be a United States Citizen.   

This is an Excepted Service Position in the Architect of the Capitol, a Legislative Branch agency of the Federal government. The position does not require or confer civil service Competitive Status.

If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System
If you are exempt from registration under Selective Service Law, you must provide appropriate proof of exemption. Please visit the Selective Service System website for more information.
 
DRUG TESTING: The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is a Drug Free Workplace. As part of the AOC’s suitability assessment, a candidate tentatively selected for a position is required to submit to screening for illegal drug use. Satisfactory completion of a drug test is a condition of employment with the Agency. A candidate must test negative prior to being eligible for appointment into a position. We will schedule, provide, and cover the cost for the drug test.
 
Background Investigation - The selectee(s) under the vacancy announcement for this position is subject to a criminal record check by the U.S. Capitol Police and satisfactory adjudication to be eligible for employment at the Architect of the Capitol.
 
The Architect of the Capitol is an E-VERIFY Participant. E-VERIFY is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment authorization in the United States. If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the DHS Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" electronic system. Federal Law requires DHS to use the E-VERIFY system to verify the employment eligibility of all new hires, and obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system as a condition of continued employment.
For more information on E-Verify, please visit http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1185221678150.shtm
 
The Architect of the Capitol is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, genetic information and/or disability.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
 
Moving expenses are not authorized.
 
Relocation expenses are not authorized.
 
Probationary PeriodSelectee(s) is subject to the completion of a one-year trial/probationary period, regardless of whether or not a trial/probationary period has been completed previously with the Architect of the Capitol or another Federal agency.
 
All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choice.
 
Relocation Expenses are not authorized and will not be paid.
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in any of the jurisdictions of the Architect of the Capitol.

All application materials become the property of the Architect of the Capitol.

HOW TO APPLY:

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You MUST apply online.  If you experience difficulties with the application process or do not have access to a computer, please contact the HR Specialist listed as the point of contact before the closing date of this job announcement. 

If you are a new user to the USAJobs Site and have never registered for an account; you will first need to create an account profile with your basic contact information and a resume to begin applying.  You must be a registered USAJobs user AND you must be signed-in to your account in order to apply for this position.  For help setting up an account or for general help using USAJobs, go to USAJobs Help Page.

Once you have gathered all of the required information and are ready to begin the application process, click the "APPLY ONLINE" button at the right side of the page. You will then be directed away from USAJobs to the Department of Commerce application site for USPTO.
 
NEED HELP?
If you experience any difficulties with the application site, help is available!  If you have problems completing your on-line application, contact the Monster Hiring Management Help Desk at 1-866-656-6831 or by e-mail at MGSHELP@monster.com. The help desk is available Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. 

You may call and leave a voice mail message at all other times. 

All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via the USAJobs “Saved Documents” feature.

If you are unable to apply on-line, you may visit our Employment Center for technical assistance in entering your application. The Employment Center is located at 441 Second & D Streets S.W., Washington, D.C., Room H2-178, and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may call (202) 226-7000 for directions.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

A complete application consists of:

A resume or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications; optional cover letter:  Your resume should indicate your citizenship and should list your educational and work experience including job titles, salary, employment dates, duties and accomplishments, experience and how it relates to the KSAs in the job announcement.  

Transcripts: You MUST submit copies of your college transcripts for verification of the education requirements by the time the announcement closes. Unofficial copies are acceptable, however, if selected you will be required to furnish official transcripts.  It is your responsibility to provide adequate proof that you meet the above educational requirements.  Inadequate or illegible information could result in non-qualification and loss of consideration. 

Supporting Documentation:

Veterans’ Preference Documentation: If you are a veteran with preference eligibility, you must submit a Member 4 copy of your DD-214. If you are a preference eligible claiming a service connected disability of 10 percent or more, you will be asked to submit documentation (i.e. a letter dated 1991 or later from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces) certifying to the veteran’s present receipt of compensation. Veterans must include dates of military service within the automated application process, and submit Member 4 copy of each Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214. For more information, please visit http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp#6.
 
You can choose ONE of the following methods to submit Supporting Documents:
 
1) You can upload your documents when you register or update your information on the Architect of the Capitol application site which you access through the USAJobs site.
 OR
2) You can fax your documents to 571-258-4052 using the system generated fax cover sheet.
 
Your application and all required documentation must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of this job announcement.


NOTE: The preceding documentation requirements are based on job requirements and individual applicant eligibility.  Not all documents are applicable to all applicants--if you are unsure which documents apply to you, contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement. 
 
Review your resume and responses carefully.  Responses to job questions that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your rating.  A Human Resources Representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the hiring official.
 
FORMS RECEIVED BY FAX, EMAIL OR U.S. POSTAL SERVICE DELIVERY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
 
If you are unable to apply on-line, you may visit our Employment Center for technical assistance in entering your application. The Employment Center is located at 441 Second & D Streets S.W., Washington, D.C., Room H2-178, and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may call (202) 226-7000 for directions.
 
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CLOSES AT 11:59 PM EST (EASTERN STANDARD TIME) ON THE CLOSING DATE.

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

MGS Help Desk
Phone: 1-866-656-6831
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: MGSHELP@monster.com
Agency Information:
Architect of the Capitol
2nd and D Street, S.W.
Washington, DC
20515
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will receive a notice generated by the USAJobs System when you have successfully submitted your application.  After all application packages have been received, we will review your application and transcript(s) (if you are qualifying based on education) to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  
 
You can check the status of your application by logging into http://www.usajobs.gov.  You may also sign up to receive automatic emails anytime the status of your application has changed by logging into your USAJobs Account, editing your profile and changing the ‘Notification Settings’ to indicate that you want to be notified by email when the status changes.  Information regarding the status of your application should be updated in the system within 2 weeks after the closing date of this job announcement.

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Job Announcement Number:

SOB-2014-044

Control Number:

360737800