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Working As A Health Specialist

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Training and Teaching Others
  • $71,630

    Average Salary

What Does A Health Specialist Do At Baker Victory Services

* Responsible for the direct supervision of the clients at all times.
* Teaches clients living skills such as decision making, personal control, interpersonal communication and problem solving, dressing, grooming and eating.
* Instructs and monitors to ensure that the daily routine, structure and habilitative programming is maintained and all related standards are met
* Supervises and assists in transporting clients as required
* Manages a clean and safe work environment
* Assists in the planning and implementation of the treatment plan
* Interacts with clients in ways that are therapeutic, respectful and trauma sensitive
* Utilizes preventative and de-escalation techniques that are consistent with Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI)
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What Does A Health Specialist Do At Geological Survey

* Seves as Bureau Firearms Safety Program Manager.
* Oversees all USGS Basic, Refresher, and Instructor Firearms Training Programs.
* Collects, analyzes, computes and compiles a variety of data for information and use in publications.
* Performs live capture of grizzly bears using various methods and collects biological data.
* Trains seasonal employees in the proper use of snares, traps and immobilization drugs to capture grizzly bears and in the handling of live grizzly bears for the purpose of collecting biological data.
* Operates a government vehicle as an incidental driver

What Does A Health Specialist Do At Naval Sea Systems Command

* Assists in the development of surveillance criteria and audit plans and in conducting of periodic audits to determine the effectiveness of the organizations Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) program.
* Directing the development and issue of local instructions for control of safety and health hazardous materials and process to reduce employee exposure.
* Providing consulting services to departments/offices, contractors, and Ships Force, with respect to the requirements for and effectiveness of existing/proposed measures for the reduction or elimination of employee health hazards.
* Participating in an Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) related function on SUPSHIPNN, Ships Force and contractors committees, Process Action Teams and planning groups.
* Travel Required
* Occasional travel
* Travel is dependent upon position description and availability of funding.
* Supervisory status
* No
* Promotion Potential
* Who May Apply
* This job is open to…
* Permanent Competitive Service Internal Employees within the DoD, Former Federal Employees, VEOA, or ICTAP eligibles
* Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.
* Job family (Series)
* Safety and Occupational Health Management
* Similar jobs
* Occupational Health And Safety Specialists
* Occupational Health Specialists
* Occupational Safety Specialists
* Specialists, Occupational Health
* Specialists, Occupational Safety
* Requirements
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* Requirements
* Conditions of Employment
* Must be a US Citizen.
* Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov
* Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
* Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
* May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period.
* See Other Information and Requirements section for additional requirements.
* Generally, current Federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level.
* This requirement is called time-in-grade.
* All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.
* Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
* Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final (e.g., confidential/secret/top secret, etc.) security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position.
* Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
* Selectee will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
* Work is performed in areas where potentially harmful physical and chemical agents are present.
* These agents may include, but are not limited to: fumes, dust, heat, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and chemicals.
* Efforts to ensure worker safety include engineering controls, training, work procedures, and medical surveillance programs.
* Medical surveillance includes medical examinations of workers.
* Must be able to wear personal protective equipment such as helmets, gloves, coveralls, glasses, goggles, respirators and safety shoes continuously for the duration of the work shift.
* Work requires frequent bending, stooping, walking, standing, working in cramped positions, and climbing.
* Work is performed outdoors, often under adverse weather conditions.
* Work requires exposure to high noise levels.
* This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites.
* Must be willing and able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.
* This position is subject to work an uncommon tour, including nights, weekends, and holidays to meet mission requirements.
* Overtime or night differential pay and/or unusual duty hours may be required.
* Qualifications
* In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered.
* Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position.
* Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.
* Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS
* grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.
* Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: **administering a safety and occupational health program for a shipyard or an industrial safety and occupational health program for an organization.
* Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp.
* Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.
* Education
* Additional information
* This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.
* Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.
* A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.
* The Department of the Navy uses E
* Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.
* To learn more about E
* Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E
* Verify.
* If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.
* Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants.
* Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf
* ICTAP Applicants:
* To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating of 85 or higher.
* For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/
* Active duty military members MAY apply under this announcement.
* If selected, appointment eligibility requirements must be met prior to the effective date of appointment.
* Recruitment incentives may be authorized to eligible new hires.
* Relocation incentives may be authorized.
* This position is eligible for situational telework at the discretion of management.
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* How You Will Be Evaluated
* You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
* When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement.
* You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following competencies:
* COMPLIANCE INSPECTION
* DEVELOPING OTHERS
* ORAL COMMUNICATION
* SAFETY AND HEALTH
* You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process.
* If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.
* If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.
* Please follow all instructions carefully.
* Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
* All eligibility, qualifications, and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
* You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience.
* You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
* Read more
* Background checks and security clearance
* Security clearance
* Secret
* Required Documents
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* Required Documents

What Does A Health Specialist Do At Duke University

* Perform comprehensive safety and industrial hygiene audits of Duke departments.
* Will be able to recognize deficiencies and hazards independently and research unfamiliar situations.
* Determine sampling priorities for the institution and request the necessary budget resources to accomplish goals.
* Develop comprehensive sampling strategies for specific project and work areas, and perform sampling to evaluate personnel exposures and engineering controls.
* Review sampling strategies and results for Safety Technicians and level 1 & 2 Specialists.
* Determine priorities for safety and health investigations in Duke's diverse work areas.
* Identify personnel, institutional and material resources needed to accomplish objectives.
* Perform accident investigations and work with departments to correct safety hazards and develop preventative procedures.
* Recognize injury and illness trends within the organization and develop and implement Duke- wide solutions (policies and training strategies, etc.), working with Employee Occupational Health and Wellness, Workers’ Compensation and other departments as appropriate.
* Develop and implement University-wide policies with minimal input from Division Director.
* Perform Job Hazard Assessments and recommend measures to control exposures, including substitution of less hazardous materials, personal protective equipment (PPE), work practice changes, and engineering controls.
* Provide input to engineers for development or improvement of engineering controls.
* Develop and recommend appropriate engineering or work process modifications to prevent worker illness or injury.
* Provide follow-up assessment of recommendations.
* Prepare training classes and materials and deliver training courses that have already been developed.
* Determine training needs and develop new programs and training materials as necessary.
* Contribute to and oversee training development and delivery by lower level employees.
* Provide leadership and direction to professional and technical staff and participate in the professional development of staff.
* Work with departments to develop new safety committees or take a leadership role in enlarging the focus/scope of the safety committee's activities, advocate improvements to department safety policies, direct safety committee concerns to the appropriate divisions of OESO and act as a technical advisor on safety and health issues.
* Participate in interdisciplinary teams to discuss multidisciplinary approaches to resolving safety & health issues.
* Make recommendations with respect to equipment purchase, engineering controls, workspace planning and work process planning.
* Develop reports documenting observations, sampling results, and recommendations for OESO and Duke independently.
* Assist lower level employees in developing reports and recommendations.
* Compile and present reports to management related to safety and health activities.
* Document all work in OESO computer files and databases.
* Serve as a member of the OESO spill response team, which may also include response on weekends and after regular business hours on a rotating schedule.
* Provide solutions to a variety of problems where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
* Exercise judgment within defined policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
* Review planned expansion, modifications, or closures of facilities which affect occupational safety.
* Contribute to the design of new facilities where hazardous materials will be used or hazardous processes will be located.
* Act as liaison with various officials internal and external to Duke.
* Coordinate contract agreements with outside agencies.
* Enforce regulations governing occupational safety and health.
* Maintain up-to-date knowledge and understanding of new or anticipated regulations or compliance interpretations.
* Provide technical leadership to Duke departments and personnel.
* Serve as expert consultant for safety issues within the institution.
* Location:
* Durham
* Exempt/Non
* Exempt:
* Exempt
* Requisition Number:
* Position Title:
* SAFETY & HEALTH SPECIALIST
* Shift:
* First/Day
* Job Family Level:
* F1
* Full Time / Part Time:
* FULL TIME
* Regular / Temporary:
* Regular
* Department Name:
* OSEO Occupational Hygiene & Safety

What Does A Health Specialist Do At Lubrizol

* Support the development, implementation and assessment of the Texas Plants’ safety management systems.
* Activities include, but are not limited to: the assessment of plant health & safety needs; development of practical, effective solutions to those needs; aiding the implementation of solutions (including training) and assessing the effectiveness of the solutions.
* Implement and monitor company industrial hygiene (IH) programs and policies to ensure compliance.
* Conduct field surveys, evaluations, and audits to identify and evaluate potential occupational health hazards using knowledge of OSHA compliance and IH principles.
* Develop technical reports to document the evaluation of workplace hazards and mitigation strategies to reduce or eliminate hazards.
* Research and summarize federal safety regulations and consensus industry standards.
* Conduct and prepare regulatory applicability studies as needed.
* Conduct HSE benchmarking as needed; internal and external to identify best practices.
* Participate and/or lead HSE projects to support best practices.
* Provide guidance related to health and safety issues.
* Interact and work with the production, maintenance and engineering departments to provide technical support related to regulatory compliance and the development of practical solutions related to safety, industrial hygiene, training, fire protection emergency management, and recordkeeping.
* Develop and deliver health & safety-related training programs that may include respiratory protection, hazard communication, personal protective equipment, hearing conservation, and general chemical hazards.
* Support employee involvement in safety initiatives that may include being a contact for plant safety teams and attending safety team meetings as needed and participate in incident investigations.
* Participate in a rotating HSE on-call schedule with the team.
* Other duties as assigned

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How To Become A Health Specialist

Occupational health and safety specialists typically need a bachelor’s degree in occupational health and safety or in a related scientific or technical field.

Education

Occupational health and safety specialists typically need a bachelor’s degree in occupational health and safety or in a related scientific or technical field, such as engineering, biology, or chemistry. For some positions, a master’s degree in industrial hygiene, health physics, or a related subject is required.

Typical courses include radiation science, hazardous material management and control, risk communications, and respiratory protection. These courses may vary with the specialty in which a student wants to work. For example, courses in health physics focus on topics that differ from those in industrial hygiene.

High school students interested in becoming occupational health and safety specialists should take courses in English, math, chemistry, biology, and physics.

Important Qualities

Ability to use technology. Occupational health and safety specialists must be able to use advanced technology. They often work with complex testing equipment.

Communication skills. Occupational health and safety specialists must be able to communicate safety instructions and concerns to employees and managers. They need to be able to work with technicians to collect and test samples of possible hazards, such as dust or vapors, in the workplace.

Detail oriented. Occupational health and safety specialists need to understand and follow safety standards and complex government regulations.

Physical stamina. Occupational health and safety specialists must be able to stand for long periods and be able to travel regularly. Some specialists work in environments that can be uncomfortable, such as tunnels or mines.

Problem-solving skills. Occupational health and safety specialists must be able to solve problems in order to design and implement workplace processes and procedures that help protect workers from hazardous work conditions.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although certification is voluntary, many employers encourage it. Certification is available through several organizations, depending on the field in which the specialists work. Specialists must have graduated from an accredited educational program and have work experience to be eligible to take most certification exams. To keep their certification, specialists usually are required to complete periodic continuing education.

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Real Health Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Health Specialist Teachers University of Florida Jacksonville, FL Jul 05, 2012 $185,400
Global and Eurasian Technical Health Specialist JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc. Boston, MA Nov 25, 2016 $140,592
Global & Eurasian Technical Health Specialist JSI Research & Training Institute Boston, MA Jun 15, 2014 $136,483
Senior Health Specialist Broken Hill Proprietary (USA) Inc. Houston, TX Nov 18, 2012 $130,830
Senior Health Specialist Broken Hill Proprietary (USA), Inc. Houston, TX Oct 15, 2012 $130,830
SR. Occupational Health Specialist Broken Hill Proprietary (USA), Inc. Houston, TX Nov 18, 2010 $127,600
Health Specialist Teachers, Postsecondary Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN Mar 26, 2010 $120,000
Employee Safety and Health Specialist Evraz Inc. Na Chicago, IL Oct 01, 2011 $110,000
Safety and Health Specialist Ecotelesis International Inc. Los Angeles, CA Feb 05, 2016 $97,760
Health Specialists Teachers, Postsecondary Saint Joseph College West Hartford, CT Jul 20, 2011 $86,500
Health Specialists, Postsecondary Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Erie, PA Jan 22, 2010 $85,000
SR Newborn Maternal & Child Health Specialist (PRO Program for Appropriate Technology In Health Seattle, WA Sep 20, 2010 $80,004
R & E Occupational Health Specialist Timec Company, Inc. Houston, TX May 09, 2015 $74,069
Promotion Health Specialist Manhattan Therapeutic Research Foundation New York, NY Dec 01, 2010 $73,045
Geriatric Health Specialist Gardner Family Care Corporation San Jose, CA Aug 01, 2009 $71,789
Health/Welness Specialist Miyatan Hair Salon Inc. Scarsdale, NY Oct 01, 2010 $71,630 -
$82,350
Home Health Specialist The Lesley Foundation Half Moon Bay, CA Dec 07, 2009 $70,000
Home Health Specialist The Lesley Foundation Half Moon Bay, CA Aug 01, 2011 $70,000
Nutrition and Health Specialist The Curators of The University of Missouri Springfield, MO Jun 15, 2012 $51,500
Nutrition and Health Specialist The Curators of The University of Missouri Lamar, MO Jul 16, 2012 $51,500
Research Health Specialist Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/DHHS Cincinnati, OH Jan 03, 2012 $50,915
Research Health Specialist Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/DHHS Cincinnati, OH Oct 11, 2011 $50,915
Research Health Specialist Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/DHHS Cincinnati, OH Oct 18, 2011 $50,915
Plant Health Specialist Green Circle Growers, Inc. Oberlin, OH Sep 02, 2014 $50,732 -
$52,000
Grower/Plant Health Specialist Green Circle Growers, Inc. Oberlin, OH Oct 02, 2014 $50,732

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Top Skills for A Health Specialist

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Top Health Specialist Skills

  1. Occupational Safety
  2. Procedures
  3. OSH
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Establish and maintain detailed standard operating procedures for the commands occupational safety and health program.
  • Recommend change and implementation of procedures to prevent future work site mishaps.
  • Program Manager for Fall Protection in Construction and General Industry, OSHA Lock-Out/Tag Out in Construction.
  • Evaluated emerging trends in occupational health and safety, identify impact to company, and recommend to management various company responses.
  • Report and immediately respond to provide emergency response testing for a boiler explosion in a Dominican Republic sugarcane plant.

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