Student Volunteer (Economist/Statistician)

About the Agency

Department of Labor (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, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management (DTSEM) in the Office of Occupational Medicine and Nursing (OOMN), and the Directorate of Standards and Guidance(DSG), in the Office of Regulatory Analysis.

The mission of the Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management (DTSEM) in the Office of Occupational Medicine and Nursing (OOMN), provides special expertise in a number of areas to ensure that OSHA’s capabilities are state-of-the-art with regard to occupational safety and health. These areas include industrial hygiene, safety engineering, occupational medicine and nursing, sample analysis and equipment calibration and repair, emergency preparedness and response, ergonomics, etc.

The mission of the Directorate of Standards and Guidance (DSG) in the Office of Regulatory Analysis is to ensure safe and healthful working conditions in covered workplaces throughout the United States. Their mission is accomplished through the development of workplace standards, regulations, and guidance that address significant safety and health risks to workers.

Duties

The organizations above are looking for multiple student volunteers in one of the following areas:

Economist

Incumbent will carry out routine assignments associated with an entry level or junior level Economist. Specific duties include:

With direction from the Office Director, the incumbent may,

  • Review and analyze selected cost and benefit data and assist in preparing written materials in support of rulemaking and other OSHA activities.
  • Review and analyze survey and industry profile data.
  • Analyze and develop guidance materials to assist employers and others in assessing the economic benefits of health and safety activities.
  • Prepare and edit materials for documents in support of small business regulatory enforcement fairness act (SBREFA)Panels and other rulemaking activities.
  • Participate in ORA Discussion Sessions.

Statistician

Incumbent will carry out routine assignments associated with an entry level or junior level statistician. Specific duties include:

  • Assist in a series of projects designed to analyze musculoskeletal injuries and record-keeping.
  • Organize data and conduct data entry, perform basic epidemiologic data analysis and then summarize the information available in a written report.
  • Attend operational meetings, and attend lectures and presentations alongside rotating trainees in the OSHA Medical Resident Elective and Graduate Nurse Internship Program.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

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