Safety and Occupational Health Manager ()

Safety and Occupational Health Manager ()

Salary Range: 103,106.00 - 134,038.00 $ /year Open Period: Thursday, January 18, 2018 to Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Series & Grade: GS-0018-14/14 Position Information: Full Time Permanent Promotion Potential: 14 Duty Locations: 1 vacancy - Peoria, IL Who May Be Considered: All current OSHA employees with competitive status. Career Transition Assistance Prog eligibles in the local commuting area. Qualified Land Mgmt Eligibles. Security Clearance: Not Applicable Supervisory Status: Yes

Job Summary: About the Agency

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.

This position is located in the Department of Labor/OSHA in Peoria, IL. Incumbent serves as Area Director for Peoria Area Office in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

  • This position has no promotion potential.
  • This position is outside the bargaining unit.
  • Permanent change of station (PCS) maybe available if in the best interest of the government. Relocation Authorized:
  • Yes
  • Permanent change of station (PCS) maybe available if in the best interest of the government.

Key Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Requires a supervisory probationary period, if not already met.
  • Subject to frequent travel.
  • Requires a valid drivers license.
  • Subject to financial disclosure requirements.

Back to topDUTIESAdditional Duty Location Info:1 vacancy - Peoria, IL

  1. Plans, develops and manages the activities of the area office within the broad framework of agency policies, goals and objectives and of legislation and Executive Orders; develops specific procedural and programmatic guidelines and methodologies. 2. Provides leadership, guidance and advice to a variety of safety and occupational health representatives in the interpretation of pertinent legislation, regulations and standards to conform with Federal requirements and to ensure achievement of sound program objectives and improved service to workers within the area office jurisdiction. 3. Initiates and conducts informal conferences with employers and/or their legal representatives to consider and resolve specific problems relating to standards, proposed citations and penalties, etc. Negotiates settlement agreements; makes determinations and initiates appropriate action on issues. 4. Participates with the Solicitor in the development of pre and post-contest legal strategy up to and including the development of criminal cases. 5. Works with agency compliance and legal staff in the development of contest compliance cases by reviewing the quality and validity of the technical aspects of cases and by serving as an expert witness. 6. Supervises a subordinate staff of supervisors, safety and occupational health specialists and administrative personnel. Makes work assignments and provides guidance and advice in resolving unusual and complex problems. Reviews work of subordinate staff for accuracy, adequacy and results achieved. 7. Makes employee selections and evaluates performance, identifies training needs, resolves grievances, approves leave , and performs other administrative and supervisory responsibilities. Back to topQUALIFICATIONS AND EVALUATIONSQualifications Required:One year specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service, the GS-13. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the Safety and Occupational Health Manager and that is typically in or related to the work 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, processes, products or other systems to determine the existence, severity, probability and outcome of hazards -Inspecting or surveying workplaces, processes, products or other system 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. In addition, the applicant must demonstrate in their work experience or training that they possess, or have the potential to develop, the qualities of successful supervision.

No education will be substituted for the required specialized experience.

Applicants must meet time-in-grade and time-after-competitive-appointment requirements, as well as qualifications requirements, within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy announcement to be eligible for consideration for selection.How You Will Be Evaluated: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 85.0 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:

See other information section for explanation of competencies.

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. Back to topBENEFITS AND OTHER INFOBenefits:You can view our benefits at: Other Information:Explanation of competencies:

  1. Leadership: Influences, motivates, and challenges others. 2.Interpersonal Skills: Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others. 3. Self-Management: Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals. 4. Writing: Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling. 5. Problem Solving: Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. 6. Planning and Evaluating: Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes. 7. Oral Communication: Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively , taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately. 8. Managing Human Resources: Plans, distributes, coordinates, and monitors work assignments of others; evaluates work performance and provides feedback to others on their performance; ensures that staff are appropriately selected, utilized, and developed, and that they are treated in a fair and equitable manner. 9. Organizational Awareness: Knows the organization's mission and functions, and how its social, political, and technological systems work and operates effectively within them; this includes the programs, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations of the organization.

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.

The Department of Labor does not make unfavorable hiring decisions on the basis of an applicant's previous or current unemployment, or the fact that an applicant has experienced financial difficulty through no fault of his/her own and has undertaken good faith efforts to meet his/her financial obligations. Consideration is given to financial status in relation to appointments only where required by law, regulation, or Executive Order.

Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATIONBack to topHOW TO APPLYHow to Apply: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

STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account on, 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 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". Required Documents:The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Follow the instructions: click How To Submit Supplemental Documentation Document. 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:
  • Most Recent SF-50 that indicates grade, step, and competitive status (All status candidatesMUST submit).
  • 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. Ensure you submit your most recent SF-50 indicating grade, step and competitive status to establish your eligibility for this position.
  • Land Management Eligibles: a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) proving your eligibility for appointment under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. This service must have been performed in the competitive service, under a time limited appointment in a Land Management Agency, as defined by P.L. 114-47. For more information, click here.
  • Most recent performance appraisal/evaluation signed and dated within 18 months (or reason explaining why one cannot be provided) - applies to all Federal employees. If you do not have one, you can submit a statement explaining why one cannot be provided.
  • 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.Agency Contact Info:Mary Bradford

Phone: 312-353-1579

Email: bradford.mary@dol.govAgency Information:

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

230 S Dearborn Street

Room 1026

Chicago, Illinois 60604

United StatesWhat to Expect Next: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.

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