Safety Engineer

US Department of Labor    Tarrytown, NY
Job Description
DutiesSummary

This position is located in the Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Tarrytown Area Office. This position is inside the bargaining unit. Additional selections may be made from this announcement if fundings become available.

Responsibilities

Assists in planning and conducting portions or limited inspections or compliance reviews (or independently conducts inspections of business establishments and worksites whose operations are generally characterized by the presence of moderately stable, low-risk processes or some higher hazards or unsafe working conditions or technically difficult operations which are covered by specific written guidelines). Identifies areas in need of immediate corrective action or conditions which are of imminent danger to life or limb. Inspects worksites, machine and equipment operations, environmental conditions, work practices, protective devices and equipment, and safety procedures. Interviews supervisors and employees for information on specific working conditions to evaluate the total worksite environment. Documents ongoing case files with relevant documentation to support a legally sufficient case. Recommends strategies and techniques for resolving unsafe or hazardous conditions. Operates a motor vehicle to travel to inspection sites.

Travel Required

75% or less - Local travel for inspection related activities. Occasional overnight travel for training/conferences.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

12

  • Job family (Series)

    0803 Safety Engineering

  • Requirements

    RequirementsConditions of Employment
  • Requires a valid drivers license and ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Subject to drug test prior to appointment at GS-11 grade level
  • Requires a medical examination.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Appointment to this position will require a background investigation.
  • Applicants may be required to provide a writing sample at the interview.

    QualificationsBasic Education Requirement: (transcripts with degree and major are required-student copies are acceptable) All candidates for all grade levels must show successful completion of a full 4-year professional engineering curriculum leading to a bachelor s or higher degree in engineering in an accredited college or university. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: 1. Be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or 2. Include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statistics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress - strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d)thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics or electronics. And, Specialized Experience Requirements: In addition to the basic education requirements, applicants must also meet either the specialized experience or the substitution of education for experience described below. For GS-9: One year of professional engineering experience equivalent to the GS-7 level. In order to be creditable this experience must be non-routine, professional engineering work: (1) In an engineering discipline directly related to the safety engineer position such as one of the following fields of engineering: mechanical, electrical, chemical, civil, industrial, or materials engineering; (2) Demonstrating the ability to apply engineering knowledge to engineering problems in an industrial or construction setting; (3) Positive and continuing development of professional knowledge, skill and ability to successfully perform all the functions of the job; (4) Analyzing work processes and conditions, identifying and eliminating/controlling safety and occupational health hazards in construction, general industry or maritime; and (5) demonstrating general knowledge of OSHA or related safety and occupational health standards or codes. Or, A Master s degree or two full years of graduate education in one of the following fields of engineering: mechanical, electrical, chemical, civil, industrial, materials or in a field of science directly related to safety and occupational safety and health. For GS-11: One year of professional engineering experience equivalent to the GS-9 level. In order to be creditable this experience must be non-routine, professional engineering work: (1) in an engineering discipline directly related to the safety engineer position such as one of the following fields of engineering: mechanical, electrical, chemical, civil, industrial, or materials engineering; (2) demonstrates ability to apply engineering knowledge to engineering problems in an industrial or construction setting; (3) positive and continuing development of professional knowledge, skill and ability to successfully perform all the functions of the job; (4) Knowledge of OSHA standards or related safety and occupational health standards or codes; and (5) Expertise either in construction, general industry or maritime as it applies to analyzing work processes and conditions, identifying and eliminating/controlling safety and occupational health hazards; or (6) Broad thorough knowledge in two or three industries (construction, general industry, and maritime) as it applies to analyzing work processes and conditions, identifying and eliminating/controlling safety and occupational health hazards. Or A Ph.D. or three full years of graduate education in engineering or in a field of science directly related to safety and occupational safety and health.Education

    You must submit academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements. If specific course work is required to fulfill the eligibility and/or minimum qualification requirements, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit for that course work. See the Qualifications and Evaluations section of this announcement for more details. If you do not submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will be ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy. College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education - The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from unauthorized secondary schools or post-secondary institutions that are not accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Department of Education. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service. If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

    Additional information

    DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION , ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION , FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be evaluated against the evaluation factors below and will be placed into a category based on your vacancy question responses. Categories:Category A - Best-qualified Category B - Well-qualified Category C - Qualified Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies: Safety Engineering: Knowledge of the concepts, principles, theories, and methods to identify, control, mitigate, and eliminate safety hazards in the design and use of facilities, equipment, operations, and work processes. Interpersonal Skills: Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences. Communication: Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience. Oral Communication: Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience & nature of the information; makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately. Problem Solving: Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. Self-management: Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior. The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the vacancy questions. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume. Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments (ex. interview, panel review, written test, writing sample, etc.) INFORMATION FOR ICTAP ELIGIBLES ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under ICTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration. ICTAP eligibles who are placed into Category B or higher will be considered well-qualified . Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    Yes

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. You are not required to submit a document if it does not apply to you. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. Also, do not upload password protected documents.

  • College transcripts: all applicants MUST submit their college transcripts to prove that they meet the education requirements described in the Qualifications section of this announcement. Failure to submit college transcripts will result in an incomplete applications and applicants will be removed from further consideration.
  • Veterans Documents (if applicable): To be considered as a 5-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty. To claim 10-point preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214; an Application for 10-point Veteran s Preference, SF15; and the proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. (For active duty service members expecting honorable or general discharge or release within 120 days, click Active Duty ). Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran s preference. For more information, go to: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx
  • Displaced Employee Placement Documents – Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP or ICTAP eligibility.
  • Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted
  • Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship , and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    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 .

    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.

  • Benefits

    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.


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