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Qualifications Requirements for GS-0018-5/7/9/11

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GS-5: Three years of general experience, one (1) year of which was equivalent to at least the GS-4 grade level. General experience is 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. OR GS-05: 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 GS-5. GS-7: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level in the Federal Service.  GS-9: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in the Federal Service. GS-11: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal Service.  Specialized experience is experience in or related to safety and occupational health that provided the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.  To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. GS-7, GS-9 & GS-11: Examples of Specialized experience: -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.