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Job opening: Safety & Occupational Health Specialist (Safety Specialist)

Salary: $48 809 - 70 271 per year
City: Pollock
Published at: Mar 26 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
Corrections professionals who foster a humane and secure environment and ensure public safety by preparing individuals for successful reentry into our communities. Our highly-skilled, diverse, and innovative workforce creates a strong foundation of safety and security. Through the principles of humanity and normalcy, we develop good neighbors.


Conducts safety and environmental inspections of the institution and prepares a report for the Environmental and Safety Compliance Administrator’s review. Promotes the adherence of safety policy for the facility. Assist in the training of staff and inmates in the techniques of firefighting, occupational safety and environmental protection. Assist the Safety Administrator or Assistant Safety Administrator in conducting investigations and obtains statements from witnesses and securing physical evidence. Prepares factual written reports for all concerned that will identify the accident, injuries suffered by staff and/or inmates, cost of property damage and offer recommendations to eliminate future accidents in the future. Responsible for developing and conducting safety training classes for the inmate population and staff. Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staffs correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.


  • U.S. Citizenship is Required.
  • See Special Conditions of Employment Section.
  • Selective Service Requirement: http://www.sss.gov


To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements. Education: Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- in a safety or occupational health fields (safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene), OR degree in other related fields that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours of study from among the following (or closely related) disciplines: safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, toxicology, public health, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological sciences, engineering, and industrial psychology. GL-05: 4 year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree. GL-07: 1 full year of graduate education or Superior Academic Achievement. OR Experience: GL-05: Applicant must have at least 3 years of general experience; 1 year of which was equivalent to least the GL-04 grade level which involved experience in scientific or technical work that provided an understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the safety and occupational health field. Creditable general experience must have demonstrated the achievement of knowledge equivalent to the education described above. Some examples of the qualifying experience are: GL-05: Experience demonstrating a practical knowledge of the body of laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to safety and occupational health to sufficiently interpret and explain the reasons and purposes of safety programs. Experience preparing reports based on survey findings and analysis of mishap trends. Experience with developmental activities providing an overview of safety and occupational health functions and techniques. Experience working in the safety and occupational health field which was performed under close supervision of a supervisor and assignments are accompanied by specific instructions. GL-07: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in federal service. To be creditable, experience must be in or related to safety and occupational health that provided the specific qualifications to successfully perform the duties of the position. Some examples of the qualifying specialized experience are: GL-07: Experience participating as a member of a survey or inspection team led by a higher graded specialist and is exposed to the practical application of techniques and measures used to identify hazards. Experience attending and observing closing sessions where violations of appropriate standards and subsequent corrective requirements are discussed with management representatives. Experience studying and reviewing past inspection records to further understanding of the application of technical standards to specific unsafe acts or conditions. OR Combination of Education and Experience: GL-05, GL-07: Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable. OR Certificates: GS-05 Only: Certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), or Certified Health Physicist (CHP), or similar certification that included successful completion of a written examination meets the requirements for GL-05. NOTE:If you are using a certification to qualify, you MUST upload all supporting documentation at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities. **Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**


See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.

ONLY if education is a requirement/substitution for specialized experience, applicant MUST upload legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement. Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click Here.

Foreign Education: For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications.

Superior Academic Achievement. (S.A.A.) applicants MUST provide a transcript in order to be considered under S.A.A. 

In order to be creditable under this provision, superior academic achievement must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled.

If you are selected for this position and qualified based on education (i.e. basic education requirement and/or substitution of education), you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.


  • Address JUSTICE, BUREAU OF PRISONS Consolidated Staffing Unit 346 Marine Forces Drive Grand Prairie, Texas 75051 United States
  • Name: CSU
  • Phone: 972-352-4200
  • Email: [email protected]