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Safety Technician

Veterans Health Administration

This is a Part-time position in Fresno, CA posted June 23, 2021.

TO QUALIFY FOR THIS POSITION YOU MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: At least six (6) months of general experience and six (6) months of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-3) in the Federal Service that has given me the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of this position.

Qualifying specialized experience includes experience that involved: (l) identifying, preventing, or eliminating safety hazards in work methods or environmental conditions; or (2) safety training or promotion.

Such experience must have provided a practical knowledge of occupational and environmental safety hazards, survey techniques, and control and preventive methods.

Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: biological technician, medical technician, engineering technician, fire prevention inspector, and environmental health worker.You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:ORSUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: Successful completed 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours of courses in safety, fire prevention, industrial hygiene, psychology, engineering, or in the agricultural, biological, or physical sciences.

NOTE: Transcripts (unofficial or official) must be submitted with your application materials.

Education cannot be credited without documentation.ORCOMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience, as described above, which meet the total experience requirements for this grade level.

The education portion must include courses directly related to the work of the position.

This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

NOTE: Transcripts (unofficial or official) must be submitted with your application materials.

Education cannot be credited without documentation.

Customer ServiceDecision MakingFirst ResponseOral CommunicationTechnical Competence IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week.

All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates.

Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities.

Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social).

Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.