EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions, GS-0018).
GS-7: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level OR 1 full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Examples of specialized experience may include work effective inspection of the Navajo Region BIA and Bureau of Education occupied buildings to ensure compliance with occupational safety and health regulations (refer to the summary of duties for specialized experience).
SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled. S.A.A. is based on (1) Class standing-applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class, based on completed courses; or (2) Grade-Point Average-applicants must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or (3) Election to membership in a National Scholastic Honor Society membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision.
GS-9: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level OR Masters or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience may include included work involving inspecting, evaluating, and reviewing the operations and maintenance of fire suppression equipment, makes inspections of facilities to assure a compliance with relevant standards. Conducts training in fire prevention and suppression and evaluates the effectiveness of the training. These examples are not all inclusive (refer to the summary of duties for specialized experience).
GS-11: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience may include:.
- Managing safety or occupational health program elements.
- Developing and recommending safety and occupational health policy to higher levels of management.
- Applying safety and occupational health laws, regulations, principles, theories, practices, and procedures to advise on or resolve technical matters dealing with occupational safety and health requirements.
- Developing safety and occupational health standards, regulations, practices, and procedures to eliminate or control potential hazards.
- Developing or implementing programs to reduce the frequency, severity, and cost of accidents and occupational illnesses.
- Analyzing or evaluating new and existing jobs, processes, products, or other systems to determine the existence, severity, probability, and outcome of hazards.
- Designing or modifying workplaces, processes, products, or other systems to control or eliminate hazards.
- Inspecting or surveying workplaces, processes, products, or other systems for compliance with established safety and occupational health policies or standards and to identify potential new hazards.
- Training of workers, supervisors, managers, or other safety and occupational health personnel in safety or occupational health subjects.
- Work in occupational fields such as industrial hygienist, safety engineer, fire prevention engineer, health physicist, and occupational health nurse.
SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicants successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATION: Regular operate government vehicles or equipment to perform the duties of the position.
TELEWORK INDICATOR: The Bureau of Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Knowledge of the Safety Program, Mission, Organization, Structure, Policies, and Function.
- Ability to conduct safety program evaluation, audit reviews, identifying findings, and providing guidance.
- Knowledge of the Motor Vehicle Operator Program and its policies regarding all Government drivers.
- Ability to produce and organize results of technical analysis of occupational safety and health regulations.
- Ability to develop safety procedures, practices and occupational health concepts, principles, and practices.
We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If your rate yourself higher than is supported by your resume, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.