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Grade: 09

1 Select the one answer that best describes your educational/experience background to meet the basic qualifications requirements for the Safety Specialist, GS-09, position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-07 level in or related to safety and occupational health that provided the specific knowledge's, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I have a MASTER'S OR EQUIVALENT GRADUATE DEGREE LEVEL EDUCATION in safety or occupational health or a related discipline that included 24 semester hours in safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, toxicology, public health, math, physics, chemistry, biological sciences, engineering or industrial psychology that provided the knowledge's, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have 2 FULL YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY HIGHER LEVEL GRADUATE EDUCATION in safety or occupational health or a related discipline that included 24 semester hours in safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, toxicology, public health, math, physics, chemistry, biological sciences, engineering or industrial psychology that provided the knowledge's, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have a combination of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equal GS-07 level of THIS POSITION in or related to safety and health and GRADUATE EDUCATION in safety or occupational health or a related discipline that included 24 sem. hrs. in safety, occupational health, Ind. Hygiene, occupational medicine, toxicology, public health, math, physics, chem. biological sciences, engineering or industrial psychology that provided the specific knowledge's, skills and abilities to perform the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet any of the education and/or experience /education combination options above.
2 Describe your technical knowledge in occupational safety and health that relates to a diverse collection of work environments. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge, education, or experience in this area.
  • I have knowledge through formal education at an accredited institution.
  • I have provided technical information and support on occupational safety and health programs for office work environments.
  • I have provided technical information and support for occupational safety and health programs for construction/renovation work sites.
  • I have provided technical information and support for occupational safety and health programs for industrial work environments.
  • I have provided technical information and support for occupational safety and health programs for mine/quarry environments.
  • I have provided technical information and support for occupational safety and health programs for building maintenance and maintenance shop environments.
  • I have provided technical information and support for emergency planning and/or response.
3 Select the response that best describes your experience in occupational safety and health. Answer to this question is required
  • I have held a position with a private company, government or other organization for which occupational safety and health was my primary responsibility.
  • I have held a position with a private company, government or other organization for which occupational safety and health was one of my assigned responsibilities.
  • I have worked as a consultant or trainer in the field of occupational safety and health.
  • I have completed formal training or courses covering the topic.
  • None of the above
4 Do you have a graduate degree in an engineering or in an occupational safety or health related discipline or field? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: 11

1 Select the one answer that best describes your educational/experience background to meet the basic qualifications requirements for the Safety Specialist, GS-11, position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-09 level in or related to safety and occupational health that provided the specific knowledge's, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I have a PH.D. OR EQUIVALENT DOCTORAL DEGREE in safety or occupational health or a related discipline that included 24 semester hours in safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, toxicology, public health, math, physics, chemistry, biological sciences, engineering or industrial psychology that provided the specific knowledge's, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I have 3 FULL YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY HIGHER LEVEL GRADUATE EDUCATION in safety or occupational health or a related discipline that included 24 semester hours in safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, toxicology, public health, math, physics, chemistry, biological sciences, engineering or industrial psychology that provided the knowledge's, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have a combination of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equal GS-09 level of THIS POSITION in or related to safety and health and GRADUATE EDUCATION in safety or occupational health or a related discipline that included 24 sem. hrs. in safety, occupational health, Ind. Hygiene, occupational medicine, toxicology, public health, math, physics, chem. biological sciences, engineering or industrial psychology that provided the specific knowledge's, skills and abilities to perform the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet any of the education and/or experience /education combination options above.
2 Which of the following activities have you performed independently and on a recurring basis? Answer to this question is required
  • Conducted job hazard analyses or job safety assessments to identify job or task-specific safety hazards, made recommendations for corrective measures, and assisted with implementation.
  • Conducted ergonomic assessments, made recommendations to abate hazards, and assisted with implementation of corrective measures.
  • Conducted safety inspections of diverse work environments and recommended corrective actions to abate hazards.
  • Conducted audits to assess effectiveness and compliance of occupational safety and health program elements.
  • Used the OSHA Form 33 tool to assess effectiveness and compliance of occupational safety and health program elements.
  • Responded to reports of unsafe/unhealthful working conditions including poor indoor air quality.
  • Provided occupational safety and health oversight for construction/renovation projects to ensure minimal impact on building occupants and to ensure contractor compliance with applicable safety and health standards.
  • Participated in planning and conducting emergency preparedness or response drills and exercises.
  • None of the above.
3 Please choose the statement(s) that describe your knowledge/experience with occupational safety and health principles. Answer to this question is required
  • With supervision, performed occupational safety and/or health inspections.
  • Utilized industry standards (ANSI, NFPA, etc.) to provide abatement advice/strategies to address identified occupational safety and health hazards.
  • Conducted occupational safety and health training.
  • Knowledge or experience with safety and health management systems (CFR 1960, Z-10, OHSAS 18001, etc.).
  • None of the above
4 From the list below select the response that describes your knowledge of and experience of OSHA regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have in-depth knowledge of OSHA regulations. I can identify a wide range of hazards, I can properly classify these hazards, and I correctly identify appropriate abatement techniques/methods for a wide range of hazards.
  • I have knowledge of OSHA regulations. I can identify hazards, I can properly classify these hazards, and I can identify appropriate abatement techniques/methods for these hazards.
  • I can identify serious hazards; participate in identifying appropriate abatement techniques/methods for abatement.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

1 I understand that the responses I selected in this questionnaire must be fully supported by detailed descriptions of my work experiences in my resume. In the event that my responses are not supported by my resume, the human resources office will amend my responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency demonstrated in my resume. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 I understand submission of supporting documentation, e.g., transcripts, DD-214, SF-50, may be required for this position. I also understand that my application will not be considered if the required supporting documentation is not submitted or is not submitted in accordance with the time frames indicated in the announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Where did you learn about this Department of Labor job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • DOL Website
  • USAJOBS
  • DOL Employee (former or current)
  • Employment Office (Federal, State, or Local)
  • Friend or Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference or Convention
  • Public Notice or Service Announcement
  • Radio/Television Broadcast/Magazine Ads
  • Government Recruitment at School
  • Other
  • Email recruitment communication
4 The incumbent of the position must have a driver's license and be able to drive a car on local streets as well as highways in urban and suburban/rural areas. Select one of the following options: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a valid driver's license AND I drive a car/small truck as described above on a regular basis.
  • I have a valid driver's license but I do not drive a motor vehicle as described above.
  • I do not have a driver's license.
5 Select all the statements that apply to you. Answer to this question is required
  • As part of my duties, I have worked with individuals of opposing interests to reach consensus.
  • I have participated in informal negotiations between individuals or groups to reach consensus.
  • I have received formal training (classroom, apprenticeship, seminars, etc.) covering alternative dispute resolution, conflict resolution, or negotiation skills.
  • I have facilitated groups with diverse interests to achieve a common goal.
  • I have worked with labor management officials, bargaining unit representatives, or union representatives on occupational safety and health issues.
  • I have been successful in influencing others with my ideas and recommendations.
  • I have presented controversial findings to senior level managers or officials.
  • None of the above
6 From the following list of interpersonal communication skills, please identify those that you have routinely and successfully applied at work. Answer to this question is required
  • I have facilitated the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties whose cooperation is needed in order to meet a program objective.
  • I have interacted effectively in situations where frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events arise that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables, or work assignments.
  • I have persuaded others to adopt new methods, procedures, or techniques in order to improve operations.
  • I have been successful in influencing others who are hostile to my recommendations regarding inspection activities.
  • I have diffused confrontational contacts with people who are difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  • None of the above
7 Please select the answer in the following list that best describes your experience in decision making and problem solving. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience evaluating and reconciling problems associated with data from multiple sources reporting different results.
  • I have experience making logical assumptions which reflect factual information in making decisions, developing alternative courses of action and/or providing direction to others to resolve problems.
  • I have experience gathering and evaluating complex technical information and preparing written reports and documents with recommendations to management for solving issues or problems.
  • I have experience analyzing data, statistics and trends to identify problems and to formulate solutions to address them.
  • I have experience identifying issues and problems, setting priorities, developing definitive alternatives, and focusing on possible solutions.
  • None of the above.
8 Select the response that best describes your level of occupational safety and health experience in analyzing data, interpreting facts, and drawing logical conclusions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in this area.
  • As a student in an academic setting, I have participated in analyzing safety and health data, interpreting facts, and drawing logical conclusions.
  • In a work environment, I have analyzed safety and health data, interpreted facts, and drawn logical conclusions with supervision, guidance, or as part of a team.
  • I have independently analyzed safety and health data, interpreted facts, and drawn logical conclusions.
9 Please select those experience statements that describe your ability to gather and analyze information. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience interviewing individuals to identify relevant facts that I need to understand a particular issue or situation.
  • I have experience requesting and reviewing documents to extract relevant information.
  • I have experience analyzing facts and applying them to legal and/or policy guidance
  • I have experience analyzing, assessing and drawing conclusions from multiple sources of information.
  • None of the above.
10 Select all the responses that apply to your experience communicating with others orally. Answer to this question is required
  • Conducting or facilitating group discussions
  • Conducting or facilitating formal meetings
  • Interviewing people to elicit facts or obtain information
  • Consulting or advising on occupational safety and health issues
  • Communicating results of evaluations or reviews
  • Presenting complex, technical information to persons unfamiliar with the subject
  • Providing instructions, training, and advice to other professional employees
  • None of the above
11 Check all the responses that describe your writing activities to date: Answer to this question is required
  • Project status reports.
  • Composed documents or correspondence of a business nature.
  • Reports or findings regarding occupational safety and health (such as accident investigation reports).
  • Trade or professional association publication articles.
  • Technical manuals or other instructional materials.
  • College level research papers.
  • Graduate level or professional school thesis, practicum, or dissertation (or equivalent).
  • None of the above.
12 In situations in which you have been faced with multiple or conflicting priorities, select the option that you would most likely to use to manage them. Answer to this question is required
  • Analyze the situation an make a plan to address the issue(s).
  • Consult with others involved in the task(s).
  • Address the lease complex issues first, then move on to the larger problems.
  • Address the most urgent (or those with the most immediate impact) first, then address the less pressing issues.
  • Delegate to others to look to see if others can manage the issue(s).
  • Consult with supervisor or project leader to determine priorities.
  • Develop options for addressing multiple issues.
  • None of the above
13 Select the answer that describes the manner in which you prefer to have your work assigned by a supervisor: Answer to this question is required
  • I prefer a supervisor who assigns one task and allows me to work it to completion.
  • I prefer a supervisor who assigns multiple tasks and gives me directions on which one to complete first.
  • I prefer a supervisor who assigns multiple tasks and gives me the latitude to determine which to complete first.
  • I prefer a supervisor who expects me to independently identify tasks that need to be completed.
14 Select the occupational safety and health areas in which you have worked, as a regular part of your job, for at least one year. Answer to this question is required
  • Accident investigation
  • Chemical process safety management.
  • Confined spaces
  • Construction
  • Crane safety
  • Electrical
  • Electrical power generation, transmission, and distribution
  • Fall protection
  • Hazardous energy controls (Lockout/tagout)
  • Machine guarding and mechanical hazards
  • Material handling
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Scaffolding
  • Steel erection
  • Trenching and excavation
  • Walking working surfaces (ladders, stairs, and ramps)
  • Welding
  • Oil and Gas Drilling and related operations
  • Grain Handling
  • None of the above