Bureau of Land Management Safety & Occupational Health Specialist in Montrose, Colorado

  • Duties

Help

Duties
Summary

Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.

For additional information about the BLM, please visit our website.

This position is located Montrose, Colorado. Information about Montrose can be located at City of Montrose.

Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

SAFETY OFFICER - 80% * Serves as the administrative and technical staff lead for all aspects of safety and occupational health including: advising and supporting the management team, supervisors, contracting officer's representatives, unit safety representatives and employees. *Develops and implements the Annual Safety and Health Action Plan; accomplishing program requirements pursuant to manual direction.

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS COORDINATOR - 20% * Serves as back up and provides support to the Hazardous Materials Coordinator. As such supports in providing program scope and direction on Hazardous Materials Management (HMM) issues to all other program leaders. Maintains familiarization with all resource programs that may involve hazardous materials. Informs managers and program leaders of actions required under the HMM Program.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

Who May Apply
This job is open to…

All current DOI employees with competitive eligibility.

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • #### Job family (Series)

0018 Safety and Occupational Health Management

Similar jobs
  • Occupational Health Specialists
  • Occupational Safety Specialists
  • Specialists, Occupational Health
  • Specialists, Occupational Safety

  • Requirements

Help

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" & "Required Documents" Sections.
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you
  • have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.
  • Direct Deposit Required.

Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the specialized experience as defined in the announcement or vacancy questions. In addition, your responses to the questions must be adequately reflected in your resume.

Qualifications

In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement- please be sure to include this information in your resume.

To qualify for the GS-11: You must show that you have one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level (GS-09). Examples: developing and managing safety and occupational health programs, and hazardous materials (HAZMAT) programs; applying applicable laws, regulations, principles, theories, practices and procedures to advise, manage, or resolve technical matters; developing and applying safety and occupational health, and HAZMAT standards, regulations, practices and procedures to eliminate or control potential hazards; developing and providing training in safety and occupational health and HAZMAT programs.

OR

You must have a PH.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree Or LL.M., if related (see below).

OR

You must have an equivalent combination of the education and specialized experience listed above.

To qualify based on education or a combination of education and experience, you must have: Major study-safety or occupational health field (safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene), or degree in the 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.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.

Education
Additional information

Temporary duty travel expenses will be covered.

This is a not-to-exceed one year detail/temporary promotion assignment and may be filled at the GS-11 (dependent on qualifications). At the expiration of this assignment, or whenever your services are no longer needed, you may be returned to your position and agency of record

Temporary Promotion may be extended up to a maximum of 5 years without further competition.

This position may be made permanent without further notice.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a valid state driver's license.

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well qualified for this vacancy. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Information about CTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP.

CTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they earn a minimum score of 90 on the rating criteria for this position.

Reemployment Priority List (RPL): The RPL is the mechanism agencies use to give reemployment consideration to their former competitive service employees separated by a RIF or who have fully recovered from a compensable injury after more than one year. If you are currently on a Reemployment Priority List, you may be given priority consideration.

Read more

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If qualified, your score may range from 70-100 points. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of safety and occupational health principles, standards, procedures, regulations, methods, techniques, and practices.

  • Knowledge of machines and machine guarding requirements, chemical use and related standards, blood borne pathogens, standards for guarding of floor and wall openings, and electrical standards.

  • Knowledge of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970 and OSHA regulations.

  • Professional and practical knowledge of accident prevention methods.

  • Knowledge of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA), amended in 1984 by Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments, and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) amended in 1986 by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA).

  • Skill in communication. To preview questions please click here.

Read more

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

  • Required Documents

Help

Required Documents

In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:

  1. Current DOI career and career-conditional employees: submit a copy of your recent (non award) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or equivalent document that verifies tenure (block 24, code 1 or 2) and Competitive Status (block 34, code 1).

  2. Copy of Transcripts or a list of college courses that includes hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university, if qualifying based on education or a combination of education and experience. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, see Foreign Education.

  3. Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) eligibles: documentation verifying your CTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice, performance appraisal and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.

You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile. Do not use both options.

Auto-Requested Fax: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume.

UPLOADING DOCUMENTS: instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager.

Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.

Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.

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

Help

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

Help

How to Apply

To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items: 1.your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. your resume; and 3. applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

Click on the "Apply Online" button and login to MY USAJOBS.

If you haven't already registered with USAJOBS, the system will require you to create a user name and password, complete a questionnaire and paste or type a resume into USAJOBS.

If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the "Forgot your username and/or Password?" link.

Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by the closing date of this announcement.

If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact Melodie San Miguel at 303-239-3959 or msanmiguel@blm.gov. If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet), you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.

Read more

Agency contact information
Melodie San Miguel
Phone

303-239-3959

Fax

000-000-0000

Email

msanmiguel@blm.gov

Address

Bureau of Land Management Colorado State Office CO-953 Lakewood, Colorado United States

Learn more about this agency

Next steps

You will be notified of the status of your application as the qualification review process is conducted.

You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account.

Read more

  • Fair & Transparent
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

Read more

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 and hiring process 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.

Read more

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/499836900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 05/16/2018 to 05/22/2018

Salary: $61,218 to $79,586 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 11

Work schedule: Full-Time - Work schedule is full-time

Appointment type: Temporary Promotion - This is a not to exceed one year detail/temporary promotion opportunity.