Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The purpose of this position is to support the Safety and Occupational Health Program by performing a variety of recurring assignments to control or eliminate unsafe physical conditions, equipment and machine hazards, and risk in human performance which may cause injury to persons or damage to property.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li> Performs audits, inspections and testing to ensure the park and its facilities are complying with safety regulations.</li> <li>Investigates accidents.</li> <li>Implements plans and procedures to comply with standards, using knowledge of federal fire codes, OSHA Standards, and automated safety systems.</li> <li>Provides guidance to staff and management on safety according to regulations.</li> <li>Develops and conducts training to employees, develops Job Hazard Analyses, conducts safety tailgates, implements new strategies for a safe working environment for all employees.</li> <li>Uses computer software to research, write reports and compile data to be shared with supervisors and managers.</li> <li>Conducts studies on prevention and suppression of structural fire.</li> <li>Promotes education campaigns park wide.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 9 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>U.S. Citizenship required.</li> <li>Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.</li> <li>Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males</li> <li>Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.</li> <li>Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal service). Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.</li> <li>You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year thereafter (or more frequently if management determines such need exists), you will be required to sign an affidavit certifying to your possession of a valid State issued driver's license that is current and has not been revoked, suspended, canceled, or otherwise disqualified in any way to prohibit your operation of a motor vehicle. You will also submit a photocopy of your valid State issued driver's license prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year, or more frequently if management determines such need exists. Lastly, you may be required to submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid State driver's license.</li> <li>You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided.</li> <li>You may be required to work on-call, evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime and shift work.</li> <li>If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>To qualify for the Safety and Occupational Health Series (0018), you must possess one of the following basic qualifications by the close of the announcement:</strong><br /><br />Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study in safety or occupational health fields (safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene), or degree in other related fields that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours of study from among the following (or closely related) disciplines: safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, toxicology, public health, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological sciences, engineering, and industrial psychology.<br /> -OR-<br /> Have specialized experience related to safety and occupational health that provided the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:<br /> – Managing safety or occupational health program elements.<br /> – Developing and recommending safety and occupational health policy to higher levels of management.<br /> – 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.<br /> – Developing safety and occupational health standards, regulations, practices, and procedures to eliminate or control potential hazards.<br /> – Developing or implementing programs to reduce the frequency, severity, and cost of accidents and occupational illnesses.<br /> – Analyzing or evaluating new and existing job, processes, products, or other systems to determine the existence, severity, probability, and outcome of hazards.<br /> – Designing or modifying workplaces, processes, products, or other systems to control or eliminate hazards.<br /> – 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.<br /> – Training of workers, supervisors, managers, or other safety and occupational health personnel in safety or occupational health subjects.<br /> – Work in occupational fields such as industrial hygienist, safety engineer, fire prevention engineer, health physicist, and occupational health nurse.<br /> -OR-<br /> Have certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), or Certified Health Physicist (CHP), or similar certification that included successful completion of a written examination.<br /><br /><strong>In addition to the Basic Qualifications above, to qualify for this position at the GS-09 grade level, you must also possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement:</strong><br /><br /><strong>EXPERIENCE:</strong> At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: contributes to the preparation safety policies, procedures and guidelines; surveys structures, facilities and recreation areas for compliance with safety and fire standards; investigates mishaps and/or fatalities and prepares incident narratives; conducts studies on prevention and suppression of structural fire and elimination of pollution in water features; provides technical safety and health guidance to supervisors; promotes educational campaigns. You must include hours per week worked.<br /> -OR-<br /> <strong>EDUCATION:</strong> Successful completion of at least a master's or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level education leading to such a degree OR an LL.B. or J.D., in a field of study that is directly related to the work of the position. Education demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. You must include transcripts.<br /> -OR-<br /> Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. For example, I have six months of specialized experience (50% of the experience requirement), and 28 semester hours of 42 quarter hours of graduate level college study in an accredited educational institution (50% of the qualifying education). Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. You must include transcripts.<br /><br /><strong>Volunteer Experience:</strong> Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.<br /><br /><strong>You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".</strong> <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.<br /><br />If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.<br /><br /><strong>Physical Demands:</strong> A significant amount of work is performed in an office environment. However, performance of inspections and investigators of mishaps requires frequent physical exertion such as frequent walking and hiking over rough, uneven or rocky surfaces, crouching, climbing, stooping, climbing ladders, working on roofs, crawling under buildings and in attics, etc. There may be need for the incumbent to lift and carry moderately heavy objects. The use of personal protective equipment (hard hat, steel-toed boots, gloves, eye goggles, and respirators) may be required due to exposure to hazardous occupational environments.<br /><br /><strong>Working Conditions:</strong> Although most work is performed in an office, on-site inspections involve exposure to hazardous chemicals, moving equipment, heights, closed spaces, high noise levels, temperature extremes, fumes and smoke. A fair degree of potential risk is involved. The incumbent is required to wear protective clothing/equipment at times. The work requires frequent onsite surveys necessitating prolonged standing, walking, climbing, bending, crouching, stretching, reaching and other physical movements. As stairs and aisles are often under construction, some physical coordination and balance is necessary.<br /><br />If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following link for more information, https: help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information .<br /><br />Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee.<br /><br />Other financial incentives (i.e. relocation bonus or recruitment bonus), in lieu of relocation expense allowances may be negotiated. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation, you will be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score will be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you can lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions can affect your rating.<br /><br />Candidates who apply under <strong>Competitive Merit Promotion</strong> procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are highly qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Best qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.<br /><br />Candidates who apply under <strong>Noncompetitive Merit Promotion</strong> procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.<br /><br /><strong>You will be evaluated on the following competencies:</strong><br /> <ul><li>Oral Communication</li><li>Public Safety and Security</li><li>Risk Management</li><li>Technical Competence</li><li>Writing</li></ul><br /><br />Please submit 1) a copy of your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation and 2) a list of any awards (e.g. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increase, etc.) you received in the last 5 years. Any performance appraisal/evaluation and award documentation you provide will be forwarded to the selecting official. The selecting official will review this documentation and give it due weight consideration during the overall selection process.<br /><br />If you do not have your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation, please <strong>submit a statement</strong> as to why it is not available. Please indicate if any prior performance appraisals/evaluations were at an acceptable level. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 06/05/2019. <li><strong>Resume</strong> which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed, with dates specified in month and year format, and indicate hours worked per week . If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.</li> <li>A complete <strong>Occupational Questionnaire</strong></li> <li><strong>Merit Promotion Eligibility Documentation </strong>such as: <ul> <li>Federal employees must submit a copy of their latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, such as the initial hire, promotion, or reassignment, showing position title, series, grade and tenure (please do not submit an Award SF-50 unless it provides the necessary information) and, if different, an SF-50 showing highest permanent grade ever held.</li> <li>Veterans Preference Documentation (e.g. DD-214, SF-15, VA Letter as appropriate)</li> <li>Documentation for the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) eligibility, which includes ALL Appointment AND Termination SF-50s for EACH appointment as well as ALL performance evaluations, for each qualifying period of temporary employment claimed.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Other Supporting Documents</strong>, if applicable, such as: <ul> <li> Veterans Preference Documentation: <ul> <li>If you are a <strong>Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran</strong>, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15 . If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives .</li> <li>If you are a <strong>veteran within 120 days of discharge</strong>, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, & 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.</li> <li>If you are a <strong>Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran</strong>, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15 , and if applicable, a completed SF15 . You may request a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter from www.ebenefits.va.gov or call 1-800-827-1000 to establish proof of disability.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Performance Appraisals and Awards: <ul> <li>All applicants <strong>must</strong> submit their most recent performance appraisal showing the official rating of record and signed by a supervisor <strong>or</strong>, if one is unavailable, <strong>a statement</strong> as to why it is not available (including if any prior performance appraisals/evaluations were at an acceptable level).</li> <li>Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents will result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Documentation that you meet <strong>Selective Factors.</strong></li> </ul> </li> <li>College transcripts, if qualifying based on education.</li> <li>Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above 85 on the rating criteria for this position.</li> <strong>Do not submit photographs with your application package. </strong> Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials – you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.<br /><br /><strong>Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents.</strong> Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices. <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


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