<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br /><strong>About the Position:</strong> This is located at the US Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District headquarters in the modern 2 Hopkins Plaza building in downtown Baltimore, and is within walking distance of the historic seaport, the Inner Harbor, and other attractions. It is also adjacent to prestigious universities, world-class medical facilities and cultural attractions. Our mission is to deliver engineering services to strengthen our Nation's security, economy and reduce risks from disasters.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Apply Construction safety and Occupational health laws and regulations to ensure organizational compliance.</li> <li>Conduct Safety evaluations of high risk construction sites for compliance with safety regulations.</li> <li>Provide Safety Review of plans at various stages of a project.</li> <li>Advise on site personnel of safety and environmental procedures.</li> <li>Develop and conduct safety education program classes and seminars to develop safety knowledge for employees.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />25% or less – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 12 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.</li> <li>The duties of this position require the incumbent to possess or obtain and maintain a valid state Driver's License in one of the 50 U.S. states or possessions to operate vehicles.</li> <li>This position requires the wearing of protective clothing and gear.</li> <li>This position has a Business Travel requirement up to 25%.</li> <li>CP-12 ACTEDS training is mandatory for personnel filling these positions.</li> <li>This position requires the completion of a pre-employment Physical Examination and an annual examination thereafter to ensure the continued, required level of physical health and ability or fitness to perform the duties of the position.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>This is an obligated position, Term NTE 1 yr and 1 month maybe extended up to 2 yrs.<br /><br />Who May Apply: US Citizens</strong><br /><br />In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .<br /><br />Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes; 1) Managing safety or occupational health program elements; 2) Surveying workplaces, processes, products, or other systems for compliance with established safety and occupational health policies or standards and to identify potential new hazards; 3) Analyze high-risk activities involving construction and environmental health hazards. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).<br /><br /><strong>Physical Effort</strong>: The Safety Specialist performs on-site evaluations and inspections of new construction sites, barracks, and offices necessitating prolonged standing, bending, crouching, reaching and other physical demands. As stairs and aisles are often under construction, some physical coordination and balance is necessary, as well as on-site evaluation of field training exercises.<br /> <strong>Working Conditions</strong>: On-site evaluation and inspection involve exposure to operating equipment and machinery, dust, fumes, mists ,and high-noise levels and adverse weather conditions. Personal protective gear may be required when conducting surveys and on-site evaluations<br /><br />You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:<br /> <ul><li>Compliance Inspection</li><li>Oral Communication</li><li>Risk Management</li><li>Safety and Health</li><li>Written Communication</li></ul> <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.</li> <li>You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.</li> <li>Two year trial/probationary period may be required.</li> <li>Direct Deposit of Pay is required.</li> <li>Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.</li> <li>This is a Career Program (CP) 12 – Safety position.</li> <li>You may claim military spouse preference.</li> <li>Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.</li> <li>Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.</li> <li>Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. </li> <li>When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit https: www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/FTR%20Bulletin%2018_05%20Relocation%20Allowances_0.pdf for more information.</li> <li>If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .</li> </ul> <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 />Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.<br /><br />You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.<br /><br /><strong>Basis for Rating:</strong> Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. <ul> <li>Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.</li> <li>Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.</li> <li>Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.</li> </ul> <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 documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External) .<br /><br />As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.<strong> If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.</strong><br /><br /><strong>1. Your resume:</strong> <ul> <li>Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.</li> <li>If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.</li> <li>For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.</li> <li>For additional information see: What to include in your resume .</li> </ul> <strong>2. Other supporting documents:</strong> <ul> <li>Cover Letter, optional</li> <li>Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable</li> </ul> NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility. <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.