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    This position has an individual occupational requirement. A copy of complete college TRANSCRIPTS confirming the applicable degree has been AWARDED is required when applying. 

    This position is located within the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Region 3, Allentown Area Office in Center Valley, PA.

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    The mission of OSHA is to develop and promulgate occupational safety and health standards, develop and issue regulations; conduct investigations and inspections to determine the status of compliance with safety and health standards and regulations; issue citations and proposes penalties for non-compliance with safety and health standards and regulations.

    Selection(s) can be made from any advertised grade level.

    This position is inside the bargaining unit. 

    A writing sample may be required during the interview.

    Additional vacancies may be selected using this announcement.

    Relocation and/or PCS funds are not available.

    As an Safety Engineer, you will perform the following duties:


    • Participates as a member of an inspection team led by a higher-graded specialist, and assists in the planning, and conducts a limited segment of a major investigation or a small investigation where the exposure and type of hazard and unsafe working conditions is predictable in advance.
    • Identifies areas in need of immediate corrective action or conditions which are of imminent danger to life or limb.
    • Compiles and prepares a variety of recurring reports as directed by the specialist's supervisor. 


    • Assists in planning and conducting portions or limited inspections or compliance reviews (or independently conducts inspections of business establishments and worksites whose operations are generally characterized by the presence of moderately stable, low-risk processes or some higher hazards or unsafe working conditions or technically difficult operations which are covered by specific written guidelines) in establishments and worksites. Identifies areas in need of immediate corrective action or conditions which are of imminent danger to  life or limb. 
    • Communicates  with various  parties at inspected worksites.
    • Assists in investigating mishaps resulting in fatalities or injuries and serious incidents. Studies records and files covering mishaps, injuries, and equipment maintenance data.
    • Reviews safety activities for evidence of compliance with prescribed safety requirements.
    • Compiles and prepares a variety of recurring reports as directed by the specialist's supervisor. Inspects worksites, machine and equipment operations, environmental conditions, work practices, protective devices and equipment, and safety procedures.
    • Records and photographs apparent violations of standards for use as evidence of existing hazards and unsafe working conditions. Interviews supervisors and employees for information on specific working conditions to evaluate the total worksite environment. Prepares final report or assigned portion of report, showing apparent violations, and recommends penalties and abatement dates. 

    *Duties at the GS-07 and GS-09 are developmental assignments and as the incumbent progresses, the assignments become more difficult and complex at the GS-11 and GS-12 full journeyman. 

    Travel Required

    75% or less - Frequent travel including some extended overnight lodging, some evening and weekend work required to conduct official OSHA enforcement inspection and investigation activities within a specific geographic area, and training purposes.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    12 - There is no obligation to provide future promotions. Future promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and supervisory approval.

  • Job family (Series)

    0803 Safety Engineering

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/549672400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.