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Safety & Occupational Health Specialist (Technical Career Field),Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Kansas City VA Medical Center,06-12-2020,USA Gov

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  • Open & closing dates

    06/12/2020 to 06/29/2020

    This job will close when we have received 100 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more
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  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 5 - 7

  • Salary

    $35,271 to $56,794 per year

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  • Work schedule



1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Kansas City, MO 1 vacancy
Relocation expenses reimbursed


This job is open to

  • Recent graduates

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

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Area of Consideration: Recent Graduates

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    The Technical Career Field (TCF) is a national workforce development program within VHA that was designed to replenish technical staff in critically identified positions.

    Individuals selected follow a formal training plan for two years during which they are trained, coached, and supervised by a preceptor. Preceptors are selected annually, for their technical expertise, commitment to training and the suitability of their facility as a training location.

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    The Safety & Occupational Health Specialist (Technical Career Field (TCF)) position is located at the Kansas City VA Medical Center (KCVAMC). The trainee will learn how to perform occupational hazard and safety surveys, study and review inspection safety records, participate as a member of survey or inspection teams that identify safety hazards, safety violations, and analyze accident and injury reports.

    Major duties learned during this program include but are not limited to:

    • Managing safety or occupational health program elements.
    • Developing and recommending safety and occupational health policy to higher levels of management.
    • 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.
    • Developing safety and occupational health standards, regulations, practices, and procedures to eliminate or control potential hazards.
    • Developing or implementing programs to reduce the frequency, severity, and cost of accidents and occupational illnesses.
    • Analyzing or evaluating new and existing jobs, processes, products, or other systems to determine the existence, severity, probability, and outcome of hazards.
    • 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.
    • Training of workers, supervisors, managers, or other safety and occupational health personnel in safety or occupational health subjects.
    • Work in occupational fields such as industrial hygienist, safety engineer, fire prevention engineer, health physicist, and occupational health nurse.
    • Other duties as assigned.
    This is a developmental position leading to a GS-11, performing assignments intended to broaden skills and provide practical experience leading to progressively more complex assignments performed under progressively less supervision. The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

    Work schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
    Telework: Not Available
    Position Description Title/PD#: Safety & Occupational Health Specialist (Technical Career Field)
    *Selectees will be required to sign Mobility, Training, and Continued Service Agreements.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

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  • Job family (Series)

    0018 Safety and Occupational Health Management

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/570887300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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