Major duties for this position are at the full performance level and include, but are not limited to, the following:
Researches and independently performs research investigation related to information and data to develop content for publications and to extend knowledge and understanding of a variety of occupational safety and health topics.
Researches, proposes, and/or participates in the formulation of innovative initiatives and programs to assist with compliance with OSHA standards and regulations, to promote understanding and acceptance of OSHA's mission and overall goals and objectives, and foster a collaboration between OSHA and the workforce at large to create safe and healthy work environments in all industries throughout the United States.
Identifies sources of information needed to support a project. Reviews published literature and other scientific information. Extracts, collects, aggregates, and organizes information on workplace hazards and possible means of abatement to support agency rule making and guidance activities.
Reviews and evaluates comments and evidence submitted in response to Requests For Information, proposed rules, and other stakeholder engagement. Incorporates results of analyses of additional input into overall plans and methodology, and responds or recommends a course of action as appropriate.
Writes and edits content for proposed and final rules, requests for information, and other Federal Register publications, including proposed and final regulatory text and supporting analyses. Content may include analyses of the evidence relating to health effects and risk assessment, as well as summary and explanation supporting the regulatory text.
Develops and writes a variety of OSHA publications including Fact Sheets, Info Sheets, Hazard Alerts, and Quick Cards. These publications may describe new and modified theories and principles, explain phenomena, and/or provide information to improve the understanding of techniques and processes.
Other duties as assigned.
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship and must be at least 16 years old.
Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
Position requires Public Trust-Low Risk Background Investigation.
Must sign a DOL Pathways Recent Graduate Program Participant Agreement
This is an appointment under the DOL Recent Graduates program. The program duration is one year. Upon successful completion of the program and at the agency's discretion, the appointee may be converted to a term or permanent position in the competitive service. Appointee must sign a DOL Pathways Recent Graduate Program Participant Agreement.
The entire duration of the Recent Graduate Appointment constitutes a trial period.
Appointee must be a U.S. citizen in order to be eligible for conversion to a permanent position in the competitive service upon completion of the program.
Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
Bachelor’s 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-11 level: Applicants must possess 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level. Specialized experience for this position includes: reviewing published literature or scientific information, developing narrative reports, conducting evaluation of studies, and defining issues in order to draw conclusions regarding safety and health.
Have a Masters degree or equivalent graduate degree related directly to the work of the position.
Have a combination of education and experience.
To qualify at the GS-12 level: Applicants must possess 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Specialized experience for this position includes: developing research standards and procedures; applying quantitative and qualitative research methodologies resulting in publication in a peer-reviewed journal or report; and interpreting results from health studies and developing statistical and narrative summaries, reports, and/or recommendations.
Have a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree related directly to the work of the position.
Have a combination of education and experience.
In order to qualify you must meet both basic requirements and the specialized experience statement.
Please Note: All qualified applicants will be required to submit a writing sample. Please submit a writing sample that would demonstrate your analytical writing skills. It should be no longer than 3-4 pages written by you personally. For example, position paper, decision memo, white paper, options paper, etc.
To be eligible for appointment, you must meet requirement a or b:
a. Completed all requirements for an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational, or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the previous two years; or
b. Was released or discharged from active duty within the previous two years, where the applicant is a veteran who, due to a military service obligation, was precluded from applying for a recent graduate position during any portion of the two-year eligibility period following completion of his/her degree or certificate requirements, provided that not more than six years have transpired since the applicant completed the requirements for a degree or certificate
You must submit an academic transcript from your academic institution showing the date that you most recently completed the academic requirements described above. See the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.
To use your education as a basis for meeting the minimum qualification requirements (MQR) for this position, you must submit academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements. If specific course work is required to fulfill the MQR, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken to receive credit for that course work. See the "Qualifications and Evaluations" section of this announcement for more details.
If you do not submit sufficient academic documentation demonstrating that you meet the eligibility and MQR for this position, your application will be deemed incomplete & 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 or you will be ineligible for further consideration.
Internal Number: PW-19-HRC-OSHA-272
About Occupational Safety and Health Administration/Department of Labor
We are recruiting through USAJOBS for a GS-0601-11 (full potential level to a GS-0601-12) or GS-0601-12 Research Health Science Specialist. Applicants need to apply through USA Jobs using the link below:https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/546257200