DUE TO THE URGENCY IN FILLING THESE POSITIONS, THE LENGTH OF ADVERTISEMENT HAS BEEN SHORTENED.
NOTE: This position is covered by the bargaining unit.
Safety & Occupational Health Specialist, GS-0018-9/11
Bureau of Indian Education
School Operations Division
Bureau Operated Schools
1 Position at Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 Positions at Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Bureau of Indian Education's mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with the tribes' needs for cultural and economic well-being and in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities.
The incumbent contributes to the functions of School Facilities Division by serving as one of Safety and Occupational Health Specialists, with responsibility for the full range of administrative and technical work concerned with the safety and occupational health programs and activities at the ADD level.
NOTE: POSITION IS ALSO BEING ADVERTISED UNDER COMPETITIVE ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER BIE-HR 17/02 (1894776) DEU. APPLICANTS WHO WISH TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH MERIT PROMOTION AND COMPETITIVE PROCEDURES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE APPLICATION FOR EACH ANNOUNCEMENT.
INDIAN PREFERENCE: Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian preference eligibles may be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7).
STATUS CANDIDATES: Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants (Status or Reinstatement eligibles) in the absence of a qualified Indian Preference eligible. Applicants not entitled to Indian or Veteran's Preference must be Federal civilian employees with competitive status or former Federal civilian employees with reinstatement eligibility and must submit latest Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50B, as proof.
VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA): Preference eligibles may apply for permanent positions (career or career-conditional appointments) under merit promotion procedures for VEOA appointments; however, veteran's preference is not a factor in these appointments. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be a preference eligible OR veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Applicants must submit a copy of their DD-214 for verification of eligibility. For more information about this program and to determine whether you are eligible, click here.
FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. The majority of individuals, who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment.
NOTE: If the position is filled at a lower
grade level, subsequent promotion to the next grade level will be processed
without further competition under the Merit Promotion Program at such time as
performance and qualification requirements are met and classification review
discloses the duties being performed properly warrant classification to the
next higher grade level.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Serve as the Safety and Occupational Health Specialist at the ADD level for assigned schools and programs, providing technical assistance on U.S. Federal Government safety and occupational health regulations, policies, technical standards and operating procedures, and to perform a number of other significant technical assistance functions to support administration of Indian Affairs' safety and occupational health program.
Provide interpretation of and implements safety regulations, policies and procedures within Indian Affairs and Departmental guidelines governing safety and occupational health.
Conduct periodic school and site visits to evaluate safe conditions at work areas, classrooms, and facility yards for compliance with federal OSHA, environmental compliance and NFPA, Department and Indian Affairs regulations and policies.
Conduct inspections of facilities to determine fire hazards, adequacy of fire or fire suppression equipment and systems, fire prevention, and protection of building occupants.
Conduct training programs for safety awareness for accident prevention, for reporting of structural fires and for first-aid.
Set up and coordinate safety committees at agencies and schools within the region.