You must meet all the qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement. You may review the qualification requirements here:


A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

Experience developing and implementing a safety and occupational health program. Experience with the standards, laws, codes, policies, practices and current technology involving employees engaged in a broad range of high hazard functions such as, or similar to, those inherent in construction, operations and maintenance of high voltage power systems and in low hazard environments such as office settings.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). You are NOT required to provide a separate narrative written response. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below.

  1. Expert knowledge of Safety and Occupational Health management principles, practices, procedures, regulations and decisions.
  2. Knowledge of high voltage and low voltage, alternating and direct current, electrical transmission system to develop methods and techniques to resolve and maintain maintenance safe operation issues.
  3. Extensive knowledge of incident investigation and analysis tools.
  4. Expert knowledge of technical and program management principles, practices, and procedures.
"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

For this position, education cannot be substituted for experience.

Required to possess, or obtain with in the first year of appointment, either a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP) certification.

Required to posses or obtain within the first year of appointment, the DOE Curriculum Developer and Trainer certifications.


Your application will be rated by our application system using the Category Rating procedure. A quality review will then be conducted by the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME). Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (if applicable to the job), and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. The quality categories are defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified" and "Qualified". Within each category, veteran preference eligibles will be listed at the top of the category. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and above.

If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation BEFORE the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted

Selecting Official may check references on those applicants referred for consideration.
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