Internal Revenue Service SAFETY & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SPECIALIST in Memphis, Tennessee
WHAT DOES A *SAFETY & OCCUPATINAL HEALTH SPECIALIST DO?*As a Safety & Occupational Health Specialist you will be responsible for administering assigned portions of a safety and occupational health and the environmental program encompassing a variety of properties, including office buildings, parking facilities, maintenance shops, and water treatment plants. In this role, you will implement programs and activities for meeting regulatory requirements mandated by law or initiatives promulgated by the Department or Service. You will also provide guidance, recommendations, and assistance to managers and employees concerning established safety and environmental methods and techniques.
WHAT IS THE FACILITIES MANAGEMENT SHARED SERVICES (FMSS) DIVISION: FMSS customers are IRS employees - it provides a very broad array of complex administrative support services to every IRS employee. This list of essential services includes responsibility for real estate, facilities management, occupational safety, records and files management, career learning centers, travel services, contracts and procurement, and administering Equal Employment Opportunity programs and processes
1 Position is located in Facilities Management Shared Services (FMSS) Operations East,Memphis Territory,Section D, 5333 Getwell Road, Memphis TN0005
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As a Safety & Occupational Health Specialist you will:
- Organize and implement occupational safety, health, and environmental program activities within designated territory sites including Management Commitment, Employee Participation, Workplace, Accident, Records Analysis, Hazard Prevention, and Safety and Health Training.
- Monitor delivery of safety related work requests and execution of standard operating procedures, guidance documents, and other related materials to ensure consistency in safety program operations through out all Territory facilities and in line with program directives.
- Compile and analyze accident and injury/illness data and prepare recommendations for corrective action, supported by charts, tables, and reports for presentation to REFM, Business Unit Leaders, and management officials.
- Identify injury, illness, mishap trends, risk patterns, safety program deficiencies, and propose remedial measures with associated costs.
- Recommend to management the application of specific techniques, methods, and procedures to eliminate or control unsafe acts or conditions identified in surveys, job risk assessments, or through analysis of territory accident and injury data.
- Assure identified safety problems have been assigned abatement responsibility and track remediation results to completion in order to reduce or eliminate safety and health hazards within the designated facilities.
- Promote general safety educational campaigns using posters, pamphlets, and literature through supervisors and motivate employees, contractors, and visitors to practice mishap prevention procedures for all forms of work and visitation activities
- Conduct targeted safety education programs to fulfill the employee development requirements of a diverse workforce that include hundreds of seasonal workers, equipment operators, and drivers in an office and light industrial setting, and support teams who train employees in the use of ergonomically adjustable equipment and furniture on how to inspect and resolve potential and on-going employee ergonomic problems within the designated facilities. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position. WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov
Occasional travel - 1-5 nights per month may be required
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Current IRS Internal/Agency Employees
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
- #### Job family (Series)
0018 Safety and Occupational Health Management
- Engineers, Industrial
- Hygienists, Industrial
- Industrial Engineers
- Industrial Hygienists
- Occupational Health And Safety Specialists
Occupational Health Specialists
Conditions of Employment
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- IRS employees on Career or Career Conditional Appointments
Physical Conditions:** This position may involve follow up inspections and incident investigations that require frequent walking, climbing, standing, bending, stretching, kneeling and sometimes crawling, and the ability to lift, carry and use moderately heavy equipment. You may be exposed to the risks and hazards of the work environment and may work around operating equipment requiring special safety precautions and/or personal protective equipment.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
- 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. For Grades 5 through 11: You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.
The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-timework; part-timework is considered on a prorated basis.
To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume. In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable: **You must have been at the next lower grade level of the grade you are applying to for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).
POSITION DESCRIPTIONS; GS-11 96301, GS-09 96315, GS-07 96314A PM/C SharePoint site is available for IRS Employees at: https://organization.ds.irsnet.gov/sites/HCOETS/PMC/SPDLibrary/SitePages/Home.aspx
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT*:*
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This is a bargainingunit position.
- Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
- Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination. Rating: Your application will be evaluated on the CJEs of the position to be filled per the National Agreement Article 13. Your application will also be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. IRS employees may obtain most recent awards listing at https://persinfo.web.irs.gov/ Your rating may be lowered, if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview (telephonic and/or in person at the discretion of the Selecting Official in accordance with hiring polices). We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.*If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must receive a score of 80 or better to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority. *To preview questions please click here.
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Public Trust - Background Investigation
Drug test required
- Required Documents
A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).
All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional). To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view Resume Tips
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) DOCUMENTATION:If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee, click CTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents. IRS CTAP eligibles can apply for jobs within and outside the commuting area. IRS Reassignment Preference Program (RPP)You must meet the requirements in your RPP notice. Submit a copy of your RPP Notice along with a copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal. Your performance appraisal must have a fully successful or higher overall rating. PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL/AWARDS:Submit a copy of your most recent completed performance appraisal. IRS employees: If a revalidated appraisal is used for merit promotion, the supervisor must prepare a narrative for each critical job element that does not have a narrative describing the performance in the appraisal period covered by the rating. Note: If you are a manager or management official, your most recent annual performance appraisal must be used for the overall rating identified. EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION:If you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. If the position has specific education requirements and you are currently (or have previously been) in the Federal job series to be filled, there is no need to submit a transcript or equivalent at this time. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.
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.
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.
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How to Apply
The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date. Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion; please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at*http://jobs.irs.gov/seasonal/reasonable-accommodation.html* We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact CTR.BSC.PERSONNEL.1@IRS.GOV* if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.*
- To begin,either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts.
- You will be re-directed to Treasury’s CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN).* Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.*
- To complete, you must click the “Submit Application” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.
- To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the* more information* link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received.
- To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete. If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk*.*
Agency contact information
IRS Jobs Online Helpdesk
866-743-5748 option 1
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE 1040 Waverly Avenue Holtsville, New York United States
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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.
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/502133700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 06/13/2018 to 06/26/2018
Salary: $41,365 to $79,586 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 07 - 11
Work schedule: Full-Time - FULL TIME
Appointment type: PERMANENT