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Recent Graduate - Safety and Occupational Health Specialist,Occupational Safety and Health Administration,06-05-2019,USA Gov

2019-06-05 USAJob USA Government

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  • Open & closing dates

    06/05/2019 to 06/18/2019

  • Service


  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 07 - 12

  • Salary

    $45,918 to $105,890 per year

  • Appointment type

    Recent Graduates - This appointment is under the DOL Recent Graduates program and the duration is one year.

  • Work schedule



Few vacancies in the following location:

  • Denver, CO
Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

This job is open to

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.

  • Recent graduates

    Individuals who have graduated from an accredited educational institute or certificate program within the last 2 years or 6 years for Veterans.

  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

U.S. Citizens;ICTAP/CTAP eligibles in the local commuting area. This appointment is under the DOL Recent Graduates program and the duration is one year. Also advertised as job #MS-19-DAL-OSHA-329 for status applicants, VEOA eligible, Vet Recruitment Appointment; 30% or more compensable disabled veterans; Sch A eligibles; Military spouse eligibles; Peace Corps (PC) personnel & former PC volunteers and DE-19-DAL-OSHA-0151 for non-status applicants; to be considered for each, apply to ALL jobs.

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  • Duties


    This position is located in the Denver Area Office within the regional component of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and is responsible for assisting in ensuring safe and healthful workplaces in a specified geographic area.

    This position is inside the bargaining unit.  

    Appointee must sign a DOL Pathways Recent Graduate Program Participant Agreement.

    The entire duration of the Recent Graduate Appointment constitutes a trial period.

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    GS-07: The duties at the GS-07 level are essentially the same as the GS-09 but are more developmental in nature.

    GS-09: Performs inspections of manufacturing plants, construction sites and Federal agencies as member of a team of higher graded specialists assigned to an area office to determine compliance with safety and occupational health laws and regulations. Identifies hazards and assesses their potential for harm to employees and provides technical assistance to managers and supervisors necessary to achieve safe and healthful working conditions. Conducts independent inspections of manufacturing firms, construction sites, and Federal agencies where operating processes are stable and physical conditions unchanging. Performs a variety of additional safety functions, such as providing technical assistance to employers, following up on abatement actions to be taken by business, conducting literature searches related to a specific hazard. Studies records and files covering accidents, injuries, and equipment maintenance data; reviews safety and health programs for evidence of compliance with prescribed safety and health requirements. 

    GS-11: Plans, schedules, and conducts a full range of inspections in establishments and worksites where there is a strong probability of encountering hazardous work processes and materials, and unsafe environmental conditions from minor to serious in severity. Works to secure immediate corrective action of conditions which are of imminent danger to life or limb.  Works to obtain the cooperation of various parties at inspected worksites. Investigates mishaps resulting in fatalities or injuries and serious incidents. Prepares for inspections by conducting file and records reviews, including case files of previous inspections to become familiar with work processes, operations, and standards applicable to the workplace to be inspected. Identifies possible abatement procedures common to the work processes and operations. Assures that appropriate technical and personal protective equipment is available and is in proper operating condition. Conducts investigations of accidents which may involve one or more fatalities, a large number of injuries or serious accidents, or other unsafe conditions. The specialist observes and documents accident scenes, identifies conditions related to cause and result, and assures that appropriate intermediate or permanent action is taken to remove any danger of recurrence. Conducts interviews as appropriate with witnesses, employees, employers, medical personnel, law enforcement personnel, and/or other persons in order to identify conditions and potential causes and to obtain and communicate other case-related information. 

    GS-12: Plans, schedules, and conducts inspections either individually-determined, as assigned or based on complaints received from employees and/or union representatives, in establishments and worksites where there is a strong probability of encountering hazardous work processes and materials, and unsafe environmental conditions. Obtains immediate corrective action of conditions which are of imminent danger to life or limb. Identifies violations and documents hazards, proposes citations for OSHA standards which have allegedly been violated, and secures immediate corrective action of conditions which are of imminent danger. Assigns abatement dates and follows up, as necessary, to ensure that required abatement measures are completed, which, in some cases, requires additional inspections. Conducts follow-up inspections as required. Uses the automated system to calculate and adjust penalties assessed based on the gravity of the violations and consideration of the severity of possible injury or illness and the probability that such should occur. Conducts opening conferences with management officials, employees, and employee representatives concerning the nature and purpose of the inspection and the procedures which will be followed. Conducts closing conference with employer, reviewing hazards identified and violations cited. Discusses employer's safety and health programs and possible abatement alternatives.  Explains employer rights and obligations under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, including the right to contest citations and follow-up procedures. Provides technical advice and assistance to employers, employee organizations, and others concerning potential hazards resulting from specific work operations, facilities, and equipment . Explains requirements of safety and health standards; effective abatement of hazards; and/or other related matters. Provides occupational safety and health information and may develop and conduct training for a variety of audiences, including lower-graded CSHOs. On occasion, serves in a leader capacity of inspection teams and in this capacity, plans, coordinate , and leads a range of activities attributed to assigned investigations.

    Travel Required

    75% or less - Frequent travel including some extended overnight lodging, some evening and weekend work required to conduct official OSHA enforcement inspection and investigation activities within a specific geographic area, and training purposes.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    12 - There is no obligation to provide future promotions if you are selected. Promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, meet all the performance requirements, and supervisor’s recommendation to the next grade.

  • Job family (Series)

    0018 Safety and Occupational Health Management

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/535550700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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