Occupational Safety and Health Specialist

Employer
Legislative Branch, Office of...
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 01, 2017
Closes
Mar 23, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

Come Join the Office of Compliance!
The Congressional Accountability Act (CAA) requires Congress and Legislative Branch entities to follow many of the same employment and workplace safety laws that apply to the private sector and the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. The CAA requires the General Counsel of the Office of Compliance to inspect approximately 78 facilities over an area of 18 million square feet in the Legislative Branch of the Federal government for compliance with occupational safety and health (OSH) standards at least once each Congress. The General Counsel is required to submit reports identifying violations, describing the steps necessary to achieve their abatement, and assessing the associated risk to employee safety and health. The General Counsel also enforces OSH standards through requests for inspection brought by covered employees . Another function of the General Counsel is to inspect facilities for violations of Titles II and Ill of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Persons with disabilities may file a charge with the General Counsel for violations of the ADA.

The Office of Compliance is seeking an OSH Specialist to provide professional safety and health services for routine and requested inspections and evaluations of Legislative Branch workplaces. These spaces include the U.S. Capitol, House and Senate office buildings, the Library of Congress buildings, the Capitol Power Plant, the U.S. Botanic Gardens, and other facilities . Workplaces and work operations to be inspected include: warehouses, workshops, special collection storage facilities, office spaces, electrical and mechanical spaces, landscaping, equipment operations, high voltage equipment maintenance, permit required confined space entry and more. Assignment of work is based on qualifications and priorities set by the Office of Compliance. The OSH specialist will work with a team of OSH specialists and attorneys within the Office of the General Counsel.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Qualifications
  • You must be able to obtain a security clearance
    • Knowledge of OSH principles, methods and techniques.
    • Demonstrated experience in enforcing OSH standard, related codes, regulations and consensus guidelines.
    • Demonstrated experience in conducting OSH investigations and inspections.
    • Skill in organizing and drafting reports of a technical and/or enforcement nature in the OSH area.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with individuals at all levels and with diverse backgrounds.

    A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

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