OSHA – Westbury L.I. Office – Spanish Speaking (bi-lingual preferred) Safety Specialist

Posted: Sep 08, 2017

Duties

Summary

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.This position is located in the Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Tarrytown and Long Island Area Offices. These positions are inside the bargaining unit. Multiple vacancies may be filled with this announcement.

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. It is preferred that the incumbent of this position be fluent in Spanish and English in order to perform inspection and outreach activities such as conducting interviews, giving training or briefings and reviewing written documents.

Travel Required

50% or less – Local travel to perform safety inspections and related activities

Qualifications

Applicants must meet either the specialized experience or substitution of education for specialized experience described below.For GS-7: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level which demonstrates:- A basic understanding of the safety and health concepts, principles and practices;- Experience which demonstrates the ability to apply safety and health concepts in an industrial or construction work setting;-Continuing development of professional knowledge, skill and ability to successfully perform all the functions of the job.

Or,Four year of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 OR one year of graduate level education in Major study such as safety or occupational health fields (safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene), or degree in other related fields that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours of study from among the following (or closely related) disciplines: safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, toxicology, public health, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological sciences, engineering, and industrial psychology.For GS-09: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level which involved each of the following:-analyzing work processes and conditions, identifying and eliminating/controlling safety and occupational health hazards in construction, general industry or maritime; and-general knowledge of OSHA or related safety and occupational health standards or codes.

Or,Two years of graduate education or a Master’s degree in safety or occupational health or related fields that included at least 24 semester hours in the following disciplines: safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, toxicology, public health, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological sciences, engineering, and industrial psychology.Applicants who apply on the basis of education must submit their college transcripts.

This announcement will be open through 9/20/17.

To Apply:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/478800700