Safety and Occupational Health Specialist

Washington D.C.
Jul 02, 2018
Jul 02, 2018
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • May need to complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
  • U.S. citizenship
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
  • Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job opportunity announcement closing date.

    For information on qualification requirements,
    see Qualification Standards Handbook for
    General Schedule Positions
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    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.


    Specialized 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.



    Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree


    3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree


    LL.M., if related

    and/or 1 year Specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 (federal or comparable pay band system) that is close or similar to the work of this job. Specialized experience is defined as identifying and evaluating risk potential involving a variety of environments and occupations using a knowledge of safety and occupational health management principles, practices and procedures and the wide range of laws and regulations; promotes safety programs and principles in a variety of environments to a variety of employees and visitor groups.

    OR a combination of experience and education:
    Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications.


    You qualify for this position if you possess one year of Specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 (federal or comparable pay band system).

    Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.

    For a full explanation of this option please see the Qualification Standards. Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and/or proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.

    Flexible Spending Accounts -
    Health Insurance -
    Leave -
    Life Insurance -
    Long Term Care Insurance -
    Retirement Program -

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

    Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

    • Knowledge of and ability to apply safety and occupational health regulations in an Association of Zoos and Aquariums/AZA (or similar) facility.
    • Knowledge of engineering methods and techniques as it relates to Association of Zoos and Aquariums/AZA (or similar) facilities.
    • Ability to plan, direct, control and evaluate a safety and occupational health program as it relates to an Association of Zoos and Aquariums/AZA (or similar) facility.
    • Ability to present safety and occupational health information to management.
    • Ability to review architectural drawings and design features for maintaining a safe working environment in a zoo (or similar) setting.
    Important Note: Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your resume should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.

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    Drug test required No

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