Salary Range: 49,765.00 – 64,697.00 $ /year Open Period: Thursday, September 28, 2017 to Thursday, October 12, 2017 Series & Grade: GS-0690-09/09 Position Information: Full-Time Permanent Promotion Potential: 12 Duty Locations: FEW vacancies – Birmingham, AL Who May Be Considered: Eligible recent graduates from qualifying educational institutions. Refer to “Qualifications and Evaluations” section for more information. Security Clearance: Q – Nonsensitive Supervisory Status: No
About the AgencyDOL 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.These position(s) are located at the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA Area Office in Birmingham, Alabama. This position has promotion potential to GS-12.Promotion Potential: There is no obligation to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and supervisory approval.- This position is inside the bargaining unit. – Relocation costs will not be paid.
- 25% or Greater
- Approximately 11 days or more per month.
- U.S. Citizenship.
- Subject to frequent travel.
- Requires a medical examination.
- Subject to drug test prior to appointment at GS-11 grade level.
- Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
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Additional Duty Location Info:
FEW vacancies – Birmingham, ALVisit industries, conduct walk-through to identify potential health hazards, and make analysis for presence of toxic materials. Visit work sites, explain purpose of visit, and review record keeping. Conduct inspections, taking testimony from union representatives and from employees who are exposed to hazards. Using a variety of measuring devices, take a number of samples. Hold closing conference to inform management representatives of alleged violations found, of citations and penalties which can be expected, cite applicable standards, and negotiate reasonable abatement dates. Explain provisions for posting citations, right to informal conference, and procedures for contest. Respond to telephone inquiries from employers and employees concerning occupational health matters.Back to top
QUALIFICATIONS AND EVALUATIONS
BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL GRADES: Degree: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a BACHELOR’S DEGREE or HIGHER DEGREE in industrial hygiene, engineering, physical science, or life science which includes 12 semester hours in CHEMISTRY, including ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, PLUS 18 additional semester hours in any combination of chemistry, physics, engineering, health physics, environmental health, biostatistics, biology, physiology, toxicology, epidemiology, or industrial hygiene EXCLUDING COURSES in the history or teaching of chemistry, a combination of education and experience–at least 12 semester hours of course work in chemistry, including organic chemistry, and 18 additional semester hours as specified in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Education and experience may be combined for all grade level for which education and experience are acceptable.ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR GS-9: In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a maste’s degree or master’s or equivalent graduate degree, Or, 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-07.Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Qualifying experience may have been obtained in field, laboratory, engineering, or other environment if the work provided a means of obtaining a professional knowledge of the theory and application of the principles of industrial hygiene and closely related sciences such as physics and engineering controls. Such work must have involved experience in all of the following areas: the acquisition of quantitative and qualitative data, and the measurement of exposures for a variety of chemical, physical, and biological stresses; the analysis of the data acquired and the prediction of probable effects of exposures on the health and well-being of workers; and the selection and recommendation of appropriate controls, including management, medical, engineering, education or training, and personal protective equipment.Combination of Graduate Education and Professional Experience: Combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. Only graduate level education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be combined with experience.To be eligible for appointment, you must meet requirement A. or B.:A. Completed all requirements for an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational, or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the previous two years; orB. Was released or discharged from active duty within the previous two years, where the applicant is a veteran who, due to a military service obligation, was precluded from applying for a recent graduate position during any portion of the two-year eligibility period following completion of his/her degree or certificate requirements, provided that not more than six years have transpired since the applicant completed the requirements for a degree or certificateYou must submit an academic transcript from your academic institution showing the date that you most recently completed the academic requirements described above. See the “Required Documents” section of this announcement.To use your education as a basis for meeting the minimum qualification requirements (MQR) for this position, you must submit academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements. If specific course work is required to fulfill the MQR, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken 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 demonstrating that you meet the eligibility and MQR for this position, your application will be deemed incomplete & you will be ineligible for further consideration. Please review College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education information.Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the “Required Documents” section for additional requirements.
How You Will Be Evaluated:
Applicants meeting the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against the competencies described below and will be placed into one of the following quality categories, based on responses to the vacancy questionnaire:Category A – Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying the critical competencies required by this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.Category B – Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies by this position.Category C – Meets the specialized experience described in the minimum qualifications requirements section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies.Evaluation Factors (Competencies) – All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:Evaluation Factors (Competencies) – All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:Decision Making: Specifies goals and obstacies to achieving those goals, generates alternatives, considers risks, and evaluates and chooses the best alternative in order to make a determination.Customer Service: Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or recieve the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, and individuals who work in the agency, or other agencies.Technical Competence: Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one’s job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information.Reading: Learns from written material by determining the main idea or essential message. Recognizes correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling.Teamwork: Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals.Technology Application: Uses machines, tools or equipment effectively; uses computers and computer applications to communicate information in the appropriate format.Oral Communication: Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audeince and nature of the information.Writing: Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information in a succinct and organized manner.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). 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.)Referrals will be made in accordance with applicable reemployment priority and/or veterans’ preference requirements. Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information. To preview questions please click here. Back to top
BENEFITS AND OTHER INFO
You can view our benefits at: http://www.dol.gov/oasam/doljobs/BenefitsPermanentVacancies.htm
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.The Department of Labor does not make unfavorable hiring decisions on the basis of an applicant’s previous or current unemployment, or the fact that an applicant has experienced financial difficulty through no fault of his/her own and has undertaken good faith efforts to meet his/her financial obligations. Consideration is given to financial status in relation to appointments only where required by law, regulation, or Executive Order.Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEESBack to top
HOW TO APPLY
How to Apply:
Follow the steps below to apply. Your application and ALL required supplemental documents MUST be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on the vacancy closing date to receive consideration. Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered. Click here for information on Reasonable Accommodations.SAVE your information before the 30 MINUTE TIMEOUT! For help, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/. STEP 1 – Create USAJOBS Account on www.usajobs.gov, including Resume and Saved DocumentsYour resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions. If not, HR may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the competency indicated by resume content. FOR EACH EMPLOYMENT PERIOD, include: start/end month & year and note full-time or part-time (if part-time, include # of hours worked per week); otherwise, your application may be considered incomplete.STEP 2 – Complete the 1st part of the application process (USAJOBS)Once you have identified a job on www.usajobs.gov that you wish to apply for, click on the title and click the Apply button. For questions about the vacancy, click the “Agency Contact Information” link. Click “Start Application” and proceed through 5 steps noted at the top of the USAJOBS page. You will be able to select a resume and documents from your USAJOBS Account that you can submit as a package as part of your DOL application. At Step 5, click “Continue to Agency Site”.STEP 3 – Complete the 2nd part of the application process (DOL)On the Department of Labor (DOL) page, create a DOL Account if you have not already and click “APPLY TO THIS VACANCY.” Continue through the 7 progress steps indicated by circles at the top of the DOL page. The 3rd progress step is where you answer the vacancy specific questions. The 4th progress step “Documents” is where you submit required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the “Required Documents” section of this vacancy. Pull documents from your USAJOBS Account by clicking “U” icon under “Action”. Warning: BE SURE TO pull documents from your USAJOBS Account by clicking “U” UPLOAD icon under “Action”. If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.STEP 4 – On the “Application Review” step, click “Submit Application” The last “Confirmation” step will turn green noting that your application was submitted successfully.STEP 5 – Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Closing Date by returning to USAJOBS, clicking the vacancy, then “Update Application”.
The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 pm (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Follow the instructions: click How To Submit Supplemental Documentation Document. 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.The following documents are required from ALL applicants:– Proof of Eligibility: Academic transcript or other official documentation from the qualifying educational institution showing that you meet the eligibility requirements for a Recent Graduate appointment, as described in the “Qualifications and Evaluations” section of this announcement. If you are claiming extended eligibility due to military service performed during the two-year period following graduation, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing the dates of such service. (For active duty service members expecting to be honorably discharged or released within 120 days, click Active Duty) – Proof of Qualifications: Academic transcripts sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, as described in this announcement, where you are seeking to qualify, at least in part, on the basis of your education. See “Qualifications and Evaluations.”The following documents are required if applicable:– Veterans’ Preference 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 to be honorably discharged or released 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.– 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. – Unofficial Transcript(s) (in English) – submit if using education as a basis for qualifying for this position. If so, you must submit all applicable academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements (ex. BA/BS, MA, JD, PHD, etc). If specific course work is required to qualify, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit.You may upload your transcript(s) as one document (3 MB size limit). If over 3 MB, please submit via fax feature.OFFICIAL Transcripts MUST BE RECEIVED prior to selection and report date. Reference the “Education Section” for College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education.
Agency Contact Info:
Cyril E. Evans Phone: 404-302-5848 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Agency Information:Occupational Safety and Health Administration Sam Nunn Center 61 Forsyth Street SW Atlanta, Georgia 30303 United States
What to Expect Next:
Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and refer candidates for selection consideration. Candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome. A selection is expected to be made within 30 calendar days from the issuance date of the certificate.To check the status of your application: Click here. To sign up for Application Status Updates via email: Click Here.