<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br /><strong>Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?</strong><br /><br />You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce. You will find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide reentry programming. Employees at correctional facilities perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />The Chief of the Occupational Safety Compliance Section will develop and implement a comprehensive nationwide occupational safety program for the Federal Bureau Of Prisons (FBOP).<br /><br />Working under the direction of the National Environmental and Safety Compliance Administrator, the incumbent serves as the Bureau-wide subject matter expert and authority on the development and implementation of the occupational safety program and provides technical advice, assistance and direction to Bureau staff at all levels regarding compliance with the following standards and regulations: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO), American Correctional Association (ACA), National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and Occupation Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS).<br /><br />They provide national leadership and technical direction regarding the application and effect of legislation, Executive Orders, Department of Justice (DOJ), and BOP policies relating to occupational safety.<br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />50% or less – Travel may be required for training and/or work related issues.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> Yes <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 14 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>U.S. Citizenship is Required.</li> <li>See Special Conditions of Employment Section.</li> </ul> <br /> <strong>The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)</strong> provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP eligibility, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements:<br /><br /><strong>Education:</strong><br /><br />There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position.<br /><br /><strong>Experience:</strong><br /><br />You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in federal service. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled.<br /><br />Some examples of qualifying experience are:<br /> <ul> <li>Experience in developing and implementing safety and occupational health standards, regulations, practices, and procedures to eliminate or control potential hazards.</li> <li>Experience developing and implementing programs to reduce the frequency, severity, and cost of accidents and occupational illnesses.</li> <li>Experience which demonstrates expert knowledge in the safety field to research, propose, and develop national occupational safety policy.</li> </ul> <br />Credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities.<br /><br />**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />This position IS NOT included in the bargaining unit.<br /><br />The representative rate for this position is $128,911 per annum ($61.77 per hour). <br /><br /><strong>Special Conditions of Employment Section:</strong><br /><br />Initial appointment to a supervisory/managerial position requires a one-year probationary period.<br /><br />The incumbent is subject to geographic relocation to meet the needs of the agency. <br /><br />Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a urinalysis, physical, and background investigation. All applicants are subject to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit checks. <br /><br />The addresses listed on the USAJOBS account/resume must be the primary residence at the time of application. You may be required to provide proof of residence.<br /><br />Additional selections may be made if vacancies occur within the life of the certificate.<br /><br /><strong>Current Federal Law Enforcement Employees:</strong><br /><br />Individuals selected who are under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) or Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and who have not had three years "primary" law enforcement retirement coverage, will not be covered by law enforcement retirement while in this position. To regain coverage, individuals must return to a position with "primary" coverage. <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 />If your composite score exceeds the average score for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your online assessment questionnaire responses and utilized to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement. If you rate yourself higher than what is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.<br /><br />There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application:<br /> <ul> <li>Your resume, which is part of your USAJOBS profile;</li> <li>Your responses to the eligibility questions;</li> <li>Your responses to the online assessment questionnaire;</li> <li>Your supporting documentation, if required.</li> </ul> <br />Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration. You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.<br /><br /><strong>What Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities are Required for this Position?</strong><br /><br />The following Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) are required:<br /><br /><strong>GS-14:</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Oral Communication</li> <li>Written Communication</li> <li>Technical Credibility</li> <li>Managing Human Resources</li> <li>Public Safety and Security</li> </ul> <br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional)</li> <li>In order to receive credit for experience contained in a resume, your employment history must be documented in month/year format (MM/YYYY), reflecting starting date and ending date and include the number of hours worked per week. Failure to follow this format may result in disqualification.</li> <li>Current or former Federal employees NOT employed by the Bureau of Prisons MUST submit a copy of their SF-50 Form which shows competitive service appointment, tenure group, and salary. If you have promotion potential in your current position, please provide proof. If you are applying for a higher grade, and your experience was gained at a Federal agency other than the Bureau of Prisons, you MUST provide the SF-50 Form which verifies the length of time you have been in your highest grade and supports your claim for time in grade.</li> <li>Employees applying with an interchange agreement must provide proof of their permanent appointment.</li> <li>Current federal employees NOT employed by the BOP and former federal employees MUST submit a copy of their latest yearly performance appraisal/evaluation.</li> <li>Military Spouses who meet the requirement of Executive Order 13832 – must include marriage certificate and copy of active duty military members orders OR letter from VA OR DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse, OR SF-50. For more information Click Here. </li> <li>CTAP, Click Here , if applicable.</li> </ul> <br /><strong>Failure to provide these documents could possibly result in removal from consideration for this vacancy. If uploading documentation, do not identify/save your documents utilizing a special character such as %, #, , etc. Documentation should be identified/saved as VA Letter, DD214, or Transcripts.</strong><br /><br /><strong>We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, delays in mail service, applicant application errors, etc.</strong><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.