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    This position is located in the Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Orlando, FL Area Office and serves as the Area Director in a Region IV Area Office. This position is at the full performance level.  This position is outside the bargaining unit.  A written assessment may be part of the interview process.  Relocation expenses may be reimbursed, if authorized.

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    The Supervisory Safety and Occupational Health Specialist (Area Director) assumes responsibility for ensuring safe and healthful working conditions for workers within an assigned geographical area. Safety and occupational health programs cover a range of industrial activities that include general and heavy construction, wood products, chemical production, textile mills and associated industries, paper milling and products, rubber and plastic products, foundry and primary metal operations, metal fabrication, alcohol production and maritime industries (ship building and repairing, longshoring). Industries include a variety of high-hazard and high risk operations (i.e., heavy construction, maritime operations, foundries, textile operations) and exposure to chemicals and physical agents for which standards, regulations, and precedents are not directly applicable, lacking, controversial or contested (i.e., asbestos, cotton dust, lead silica, noise, fiberglass).

    Duties include but are not limited to the following:

      1. Responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and supervising activities in the Area Office to implement the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
      2. Conducts active liaison with local officials representing Federal, State industry and employee organizations as the primary representative of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the area.
      3. Supervises the technical and administrative activities and provides guidance to a staff of professional and support personnel.
      4. Determines seriousness of violations, types of citations, amount of proposed penalties, and abatement periods that may result from inspection.
      5. Conducts first level reviews, conferences with employers and makes final judgement for modifying citations and penalties, and hears petitions for modification of abatement.
      6. Encourages voluntary compliance by providing assistance, information and consultation/guidance to employers and employees.
      7. Plans, executes and evaluates the technical training of compliance officers

    Travel Required

    25% or less - occasional travel may be required to conduct inspections, assessments or provide training.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    14 - This position is at the Full Performance Level.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/599648400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.