Supervisory Safety & Occupational Health Specialist (Risk Management Specialist)

District of Columbia, D.C
Jun 23, 2022
Jun 25, 2022
Full Time

As the Supervisory Safety & Occupational Health Specialist, you will:
  • Plan, organize and implement the National Gallery's risk management program in compliance with worker safety, environmental and fire safety laws and standards as promulgated by OSHA, FECA, EPA, NFPA, Executive Orders, DC regulations, and other applicable occupational safety and health and environmental protection programs, and in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act, Executive Order 12196, 29CFR1960, the National Environmental Policy Act, and applicable state and local regulations.
  • With the approval of the Chief of Protection Services, establish National Gallery policies and procedures on risk management issues. Develop, draft, and edit written guidelines on all elements of the risk management program as applicable to National Gallery staff, visitors, operations, and facilities.
  • Evaluate plans and specifications for construction and renovation projects to assess potential exposures to risk and recommends changes to design of facilities and exhibitions. Serves as the principal risk management advisor to the National Gallery's project management teams.
  • Manage, administer, and monitor the following: inspection programs, promotional and educational activities concerning safety, asbestos and hazardous waste management program, conservation and resource recovery, environmental protection plans, and sampling test requirements. Collaborates with National Gallery staff to negotiate, decide on, and/or coordinate work-related changes.
  • Oversee and administer the National Gallery's workers' compensation programs, including the coordination of the alternative duty program. Serve as the COR for the National Gallery's workers' compensation claims management services contract.
  • Serve as the Contracting Officer's Representative for the National Gallery's Health Unit contract, and oversee the operation of the National Gallery's Health Unit.
  • Oversee background and suitability investigations and access credentials.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.


Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for the GS-0018-14.

For GS-14: Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as: Experience that demonstrates planning, developing, organizing, coordinating, administering and evaluating occupational safety and health (OSH) programs; developing and implementing safety policies and programs covering OSH issues; AND providing guidance to subordinate employees and safety manager. (NOTE - experience must be substantiated in your resume)

Your application and resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must show in your résumé how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. If asked to do so, cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates.
  • Knowledge of principles, standards and techniques of safety and occupational health.
  • Ability to oversee an agency or company-wide safety program.
  • Skill supervising, planning, and coordinating the work of others.

  • "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration under merit promotion procedures.

    CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

    You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.



    Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- 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.



    General Experience (for GS-5 positions): Experience in scientific or technical work that provided an understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the safety and occupational health field. Creditable general experience must have demonstrated the achievement of knowledge equivalent to the education described above.

    Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5): Experience in or related to safety and occupational health that provided the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:
    • 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.
    • Designing or modifying workplaces, processes, products, or other systems to control or eliminate 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.



    Certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), or Certified Health Physicist (CHP), or similar certification that included successful completion of a written examination meets the requirements for GS-5. Applicants may also qualify for higher grade levels based on their education and/or experience.

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