Supervisory Health Scientist

job - full time, paid

US Government
Washington, DC
Closed
Posted 59 Days ago
US Government
Washington, DC
job - full time, paid
Posted 59 Days ago
Closed

Description

Job Information Occupational Safety and Health Administration Supervisory Health Scientist in Washington, District Of Columbia Supervisory Health Scientist Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration Overview * ##### Open & closing dates 06/13/2019 to 06/28/2019 * ##### Service Competitive * ##### Pay scale & grade GS 15 * ##### Salary $137,849 to $166,500 per year * ##### Appointment type Permanent * ##### Work schedule Full-Time Location 1 vacancy in the following location: - Washington, DC 1 vacancy Relocation expenses reimbursed No Telework eligible Yes as determined by agency policy - Duties Summary This position is located in the Directorate of Standards and Guidance (DSG), Office of Biological Hazards (OBH). The incumbent serves as Director, Office of Biological Hazards, responsible for developing information on engineering controls, personal protective equipment and other methods for controlling worker exposure to toxic, carcinogenic or otherwise hazardous substances and harmful physical agents. * This position is outside the Bargaining Unit. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Major duties for this position include but are not limited to, the following: * Supervises Office staff members assigned to health standards and/or guidance development teams and renders assistance as appropriate to standards and/or guidance development efforts; responsible for ensuring the timely completion of high quality proposed or final OSHA health standards and/or guidance documents in cases where the project team leader for the standard and/or guidance is a staff member of the Office of Biological Hazards. * Supervises a staff of occupational safety and health professionals who participate in the standards and/or guidance development process by developing or recommending techniques to effectively monitor employee exposure to toxic, carcinogenic or otherwise hazardous biological substances and harmful physical agents and who develop or recommend exposure control measures or other means to reduce risk of employee impairment or injury. * Coordinates activities with the Office of Regulatory Analysis concerning the technical analysis and development of regulatory flexibility, regulatory impact and environmental impact assessments for proposed occupational health standards. * Provides support to the Office of the Solicitor both in preparation for, and during, the hearing process in cases of judicial review of final standards. * Directs and oversees the review of engineering control methods and personal protective equipment requirements for both proposed and existing health standards in coordination with the Office of Regulatory Analysis and Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine. Makes recommendations regarding new or revised methods. * Directs and oversees the review of sampling and analytical methods for regulated substances and makes recommendations for new or revised methods. * Directs and oversees the development of information to be used in the technical content of program interpretations and field instructions regarding occupational health standards and/or guidance documents. * Recommends specific areas of research, demonstrations, and experiments appropriate to developing exposure control methods for occupational carcinogens. * Provides support and technical advice to the Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine regarding applications for variances from OSHA health standards. * Provides expert option and technical input for Agency advisory communities. * Provides support and technical advice to the Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine regarding applications for variances from OSHA health standards. Travel Required Occasional travel - Minimal travel may be required throughout the year. Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 15 - This position is at the Full-Performance Level (FPL). * #### Job family (Series) 0601 General Health Science - Requirements Conditions of Employment * U.S. Citizenship. * Must be at least 16 years of age. * Appointment to this position may require a background investigation. * Required to obtain Public Trust-Moderate Risk Background Investigation. * Requires a supervisory probationary period if requirement has not been met. * Subject to financial disclosure requirements. Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection. Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements. You may not be aware, but in the regulations for agency ethics programs, there are requirements for supervisors. Section 2638.103 of Title 5 of the CFR states: Every supervisor in the executive branch has a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. It is imperative that supervisors serve as models of ethical behavior for subordinates. Supervisors have a responsibility to help ensure that subordinates are aware of their ethical obligations under the Standards of Conduct and that subordinates know how to contact agency ethics officials. Supervisors are also responsible for working with agency ethics officials to help resolve conflicts of interests and enforce government ethics laws and regulations, including those requiring certain employees to file financial disclosure reports. In addition, supervisors are responsible, when requested, for assisting agency ethics officials in evaluating potential conflicts of interest and identifying positions subject to financial disclosure requirements. Qualifications Basic Requirements Education Bachelors or graduate/higher level degree: major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. In addition to meeting the basic requirements, you must meet the following. To qualify at the GS-15 level: Applicants must possess 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience evaluating toxicologic and epidemiologic data to determine the overall weight of the evidence and developing methods to address potential hazards and risk to employees and in developing measures or controls mechanisms for dealing with the identified hazards. Education Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service. If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information. Additional information 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. Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50. Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION Additional vacancies may be filled using this announcement, if authorized. How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Click here for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 85 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 and 27 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation. Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies: Leadership - Influences, motivates, and challenges others; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations. Interpersonal Skills - Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations. Written Communication - Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience. Oral Communication - Makes clear and convincing oral presentations. Listens effectively; clarifies information as needed. Problem Solving - Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations. Technical Competence - Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues. The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc). The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume. To preview questions please click here. Background checks and security clearance Security clearance Other Drug test required No - Required Documents The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. Also, do not upload password protected documents. * The following documents are required from all applicants (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY): ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE? If applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service, please provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action which shows your appointment eligibility for the position for which you are applying. Your SF-50 must identify the highest grade you held on a permanent basis, Pay Plan/Pay Schedule, Series, and Grade/Pay Band, and career status. Multiple SF-50 may be submitted to demonstrate your highest previous rate and eligibility. *WARNING: An award SF-50 (ex. cash or time off award) may not indicate grade, step and competitive status. For current DOL employees, an award SF-50 DOES NOT indicate grade and step. * Most recent performance appraisal/evaluation signed and dated within 18 months is requested by the agency, but will not disqualify candidates if not submitted. If not submitted during the application process, one may/will be requested at the time of the interview if the opportunity is extended. Applies to current and former Federal employees. - A writing sample is required during application submission (such as a policy or decision paper). Unofficial Transcript(s) (in English) - submit if using education as a basis for qualifying for this position. If so, you must submit all applicable academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements (ex. BA/BS, MA, JD, PHD, etc). If specific course work is required to qualify, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit. You may upload your transcript(s) as one document (3 MB size limit). If over 3 MB, please submit via fax feature. OFFICIAL Transcripts MUST BE RECEIVED prior to selection and report date. Reference the Education Section for College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education. * The following documents are required if applicable: * Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP Eligibility. * Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted. If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. - Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. - How to Apply To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online application, to include submission of the required documentation specified in the Required Documents section. Note: If you are unsure, refer to your last or most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) or ask your servicing Human Resources Specialist.) If you dont know what type of appointment you are on, you may find copies of your SF-50s in your electronic personnel folder (eOPF). Follow the steps below to apply. Your application and ALL required supplemental documents MUST be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on the vacancy closing date to receive consideration. Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered. Click here for information on Reasonable Accommodations. SAVE your information before the 30 MINUTE TIMEOUT! For help, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/. STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account on www.usajobs.gov, including Resume and Saved Documents Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions. If not, HR may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the competency indicated by resume content. FOR EACH EMPLOYMENT PERIOD, include: start/end month & year and note full-time or part-time (if part-time, include # of hours worked per week); otherwise, your application may be considered incomplete. STEP 2 - Complete the 1st part of the application process (USAJOBS) Once you have identified a job on www.usajobs.gov that you wish to apply for, click on the title and click the Apply button . For questions about the vacancy, contact the Agency Contact at the bottom of the announcement. Click Start Application and proceed through 5 steps noted at the top of the USAJOBS page. You will be able to select a resume and documents from your USAJOBS Account that you can submit as a package as part of your DOL application. At Step 5, click Continue to Agency Site. STEP 3 Complete the 2nd part of the application process (DOL) On the Department of Labor (DOL) page, create a DOL Account if you have not already and click APPLY TO THIS VACANCY. Continue through the 7 progress steps indicated by circles at the top of the DOL page. The 3rd progress step is where you answer the vacancy specific questions. The 4th progress step "Documents" is where you submit required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy. If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. STEP 4 On the Review and Submit step, click Submit Application The last Confirmation step will turn green noting that your application was submitted successfully. STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Closing Date by returning to USAJOBS, clicking the vacancy, then Update Application. Agency contact information Harpreet Singh Phone 202-693-1800 TDD 1-877-889-5627 Fax 202-693-1697 Email singh.harpreet@dol.gov Address Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Admin 200 Constitution Ave., NW Washington, District of Columbia 20210 United States Learn more about this agency Next steps Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and refer candidates for selection consideration. Candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome. A selection is expected to be made within 30 calendar days from the issuance date of the certificate. For instructions on how to check the status of your application, go to Step 7 on: Using DOORS and USAJOBS Help Guide. To sign up for Application Status Updates via email: Click Here for instructions. - Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. * Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/536681500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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