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    Summary

    Position is with U.S. Dept. of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, DC. 

    • This position is inside the bargaining unit. 
    • Additional selection(s) may be made from this vacancy.   

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    Responsibilities

    GS-11: 

    • Reviews scientific literature related to health hazards in the workplace. Compiles data, performs quantitative analysis of health and exposure data, analyzes comments from affected groups and assists in preparing all necessary documents, including decision papers, work plans, analyses, standards package and related documents. Prepares draft sections of preamble for proposed and final standards, draft and final guidance products, and other documents.  
    • Prepares replies to correspondence and other technical inquiries received from the public or referred by the supervisor. Assists in the preparation and review of directives and memoranda to provide field personnel information on health standards development and in providing technical information for the drafting of interpretations. Reviews interim reports and completed studies to assure satisfactory fulfillment and compliance with accepted occupational health principles and practices. Prepares seminars and speeches on OSHA rulemaking/guidance activities at meetings of groups and organizations affected by or interested in such activities. Proficient in technical writing of governmental regulations and guidance. Proficient in technical and scientific writing and in the presentation of data to support complex analyses.
    • Collects, compiles, studies, and analyzes developments in industry, standards developed by other organizations, safety and health reports, scientific and technical periodicals, and other sources of background information to determine pertinent factors which make up work processes and health hazards created by such factors. With other occupational health specialists or industrial hygienists, visits industrial facilities to analyze work processes and health hazards evidenced.
    • Reviews public comment and hearing records with respect to draft standards or guidance products in order to prepare scientifically and legally supportable regulations and modifies standards as necessary. Works with outside contractors conducting studies to develop additional technical materials or satisfy regulatory requirements for environmental and economic impact analyses. Knowledge pertinent to OSHA rulemakings to ensure rulemaking recommendations fall within legal constraints, or to ascertain when legal consultation is necessary.

    GS-12

    • Reviews scientific literature related to health hazards in the workplace, compiles data, performs quantitative analysis of health and exposure data, analyzes comments from affected groups and assists in preparing all necessary documents, including decision papers, work plans, analyses, standards package and related documents. Prepares draft sections of the preamble for proposed and final standards, draft and final guidance products, and other documents.
    • Prepares replies to correspondence and other technical inquiries received from the public or referred by the supervisor. Assists in the preparation and review of directives and memoranda to provide field personnel information on health standards development and in providing technical information for the drafting of interpretations. Prepares seminars and speeches on OSHA rulemaking/guidance activities at meetings of groups and organizations affected by or interested in such activities. Skill in technical writing of governmental regulations and guidance. Skill in technical and scientific writing and in the presentation of data to support complex analyses.
    • Collects, compiles, studies, and analyzes developments in industry, standards developed by other organizations, safety and health reports, scientific and technical periodicals, and other sources of background information to determine pertinent factors which make up work processes and health hazards created by such factors. With other occupational health specialists or industrial hygienists, visits industrial facilities to analyze work processes and health hazards evidenced. 
    • Modifies standards as necessary. Monitors outside contractors conducting studies to develop additional technical materials or satisfy regulatory requirements for environmental and economic impact analyses. Reviews interim reports and completed studies to assure satisfactory fulfillment and compliance with accepted occupational health principles and practices. Monitors the quality, timeliness, and all other work aspects of scientific and technical assignments performed by contract workers. Knowledge of information sources and presentation methods to effectively gather data in a timely manner under the constraints of a regulatory schedule; and prepare or develop technical bulletins, instructions etc.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional Travel may be required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    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)

    0690 Industrial Hygiene

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/600112000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.