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    These positions are located within the Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) in Appleton, WI.  These positions are inside the NCFLL bargaining unit.  Additional selections may be made at if funding is available.  

    Selectees will be expected to report to the duty station listed within announcement. A writing sample may be required at the time of interview.

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    Department of Labor does not negotiate salary.  If you have never worked for the Federal government, your salary will reflect the step 1 rate of the grade level for which you have been selected.

    The duties at the GS-7 level are essentially the same as the GS-9; at the GS-7, duties are performed with a higher level of supervision in a developmental capacity designed to prepare for the next grade level. 

    At the GS-9 level

    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.
    • 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.
    • Assists agency attorneys in the preparation of evidence supporting the agency's findings of safety and occupational health violations where the employer contests the inspection results.
    • Prepares final report or assigned portion of report, showing apparent violations, and recommends penalties and abatement dates. Recommends strategies and techniques for resolving unsafe or hazardous conditions.
    • Assists in conducting and/or participates in opening and closing conferences with management officials, employees, and employee representatives reviewing hazards or unsafe working conditions cited or observed, advising employers of their legal responsibilities to providing an occupationally safe worksite, and of their legal right to appeal inspection findings.
    • Studies records and files covering mishaps, injuries, and equipment maintenance data. Reviews safety activities for evidence of compliance with prescribed safety requirements.
    • Conducts research assignments using internet technology to prepare for onsite inspections or in response to requests for information.
    • Communicates with various parties at inspected worksites. Assists in investigating mishaps resulting in fatalities or injuries and serious incidents.
    • Interviews supervisors and employees for information on specific working conditions to evaluate the total worksite environment. Documents ongoing case files with relevant documentation to support a legally sufficient case.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Travel to perform safety inspections and related activities.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    12 - There is no obligation to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the need for an employee promoted 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/601749300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.