University of Washington School of Public Health
Safety and Occupational Health Specialist - Department of Health And Human Services
Closing Date: May 21, 2018
Posted: May 9, 2018
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The incumbent serves as the Safety Officer for the Sisseton Service Unit. The incumbent’s primary responsibility is to plan, implement and evaluate a Service Unit wide comprehensive hospital environmental program designed to provide protection for patients, staff, and visitors. A secondary responsibility is to serve as the Injury Control Specialist and to coordinate all injury control activities with various programs and organizations. This position also supervises the Security staff.The incumbent serves as the Safety Officer for the Sisseton Service Unit. The incumbent’s primary responsibility is to plan, implement and evaluate a Service Unit wide comprehensive hospital environmental program designed to provide protection for patients, staff, and visitors. A secondary responsibility is to serve as the Injury Control Specialist and to coordinate all injury control activities with various programs and organizations. This position also supervises the Security staff.
The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior’s definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Education: 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.
Experience: 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. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:
- Managing safety or occupational health program elements.
- Developing and recommending safety and occupational health policy to higher levels of management.
- Applying safety and occupational health laws, regulations, principles, theories, practices, and procedures to advise on or resolve technical matters dealing with occupational safety and health requirements.
- Developing safety and occupational health standards, regulations, practices, and procedures to eliminate or control potential hazards.
- Developing or implementing programs to reduce the frequency, severity, and cost of accidents and occupational illnesses.
- Analyzing or evaluating new and existing jobs, processes, products, or other systems to determine the existence, severity, probability, and outcome of hazards.
- Designing or modifying workplaces, processes, products, or other systems to control or eliminate hazards.
- Inspecting or surveying workplaces, processes, products, or other systems for compliance with established safety and occupational health policies or standards and to identify potential new hazards.
- Training of workers, supervisors, managers, or other safety and occupational health personnel in safety or occupational health subjects.
- Work in occupational fields such as industrial hygienist, safety engineer, fire prevention engineer, health physicist, and occupational health nurse.
Certificates: Certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), or Certified Health Physicist (CHP), or similar certification that included successful completion of a written examination meets the requirements for GS-5. Applicants may also qualify for higher grade levels based on their education and/or experience.
In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below-
GS-11: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-09 grade level; OR, 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 to this field. Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Planning and implementing the multi-faceted hospital safety program; developing, implementing and keeping current emergency preparedness, fire and emergency response plans; serving as a consultant to the hospital and health center safety committees; providing assistance to supervisors in identifying changes needed in written plant, technology and safety policies and procedures; reviewing all accident and epidemiology reports.
GS-12: One (1) year of specialized experience eHow to Apply: