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Recent Graduate – Research Health Science Specialist

Posted: Jun 09, 2020


This position is located in the United States Department of Labor (DOL), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Directorate of Standards and Guidance (DSG). DSG works to ensure safe and healthful working conditions through the development of workplace standards (i.e., regulations) and guidance products which address significant workplace hazards.

This position is inside the bargaining unit.

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Major duties for this position are at the full performance level and include, but are not limited to, the following:

Researches and independently performs research investigation related to information and data to develop content for publications and to extend knowledge and understanding of a variety of occupational safety and health topics.

Researches, proposes, and/or participates in the formulation of innovative initiatives and programs to assist with compliance with OSHA standards and regulations, to promote understanding and acceptance of OSHA’s mission and overall goals and objectives, and foster a collaboration between OSHA and the workforce at large to create safe and healthy work environments in all industries throughout the United States.

Identifies sources of information needed to support a project. Reviews published literature and other scientific information. Extracts, collects, aggregates, and organizes information on workplace hazards and possible means of abatement to support agency rule making and guidance activities.

Reviews and evaluates comments and evidence submitted in response to Requests For Information, proposed rules, and other stakeholder engagement. Incorporates results of analyses of additional input into overall plans and methodology, and responds or recommends a course of action as appropriate.

Writes and edits content for proposed and final rules, requests for information, and other Federal Register publications, including proposed and final regulatory text and supporting analyses. Content may include analyses of the evidence relating to health effects and risk assessment, as well as summary and explanation supporting the regulatory text.

Develops and writes a variety of OSHA publications including Fact Sheets, Info Sheets, Hazard Alerts, and Quick Cards. These publications may describe new and modified theories and principles, explain phenomena, and/or provide information to improve the understanding of techniques and processes.

Other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – Minimal travel required for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

12 – There is no obligation for future promotions – they are dependent on ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee at a higher level & supervisory approval.