JOB: Investigator with OSHA, Boston, MA

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    Alicia Mazzara
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    Job Title: Investigator (Occupational Safety and Health)
    Department: Department Of Labor
    Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration
    Sub Agency: U.S. Department of Labor
    Job Announcement Number: DE-11-BOS-OSHA-99

    SALARY RANGE: $47,448.00 – $81,583.00 /year
    OPEN PERIOD: Friday, August 05, 2011 to Thursday, August 18, 2011
    SERIES & GRADE: GS-1801-09/11
    POSITION INFORMATION: Full time Permanent
    PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 12
    DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy – Andover, MA OR; 1 vacancy – Boston, MA OR; 1 vacancy – Braintree, MA
    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: U.S. Citizens; ICTAP eligibles in the local commuting area.

    JOB SUMMARY:
    Opportunities are Open! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and you will help shape the workforce of tomorrow. DOL offers rewarding opportunities to contribute to a noble mission; to serve and protect American workers, prepare them for new and better jobs, and to ensure the safety and fairness of American workplaces.

    This position is located in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the mission of which is to enforce laws and carry out policies and programs to assure safe and healthful working conditions for employees.

    This ONE position will be located in one of the following area offices: Boston, MA; Andover, MA; Braintree, MA.

    The primary purpose of this position is to investigate alleged
    instances of discrimination on the part of employers arising from
    the complaints made regarding possible safety and health violations.

    This position has promotion potential to the grade of GS-12.

    This position is inside the bargaining unit.

    Applications for this vacancy will be accepted on-line by clicking
    the Apply Online button below. Please carefully read an follow
    the instructions described under the “How to Apply” and “Required Documents” sections of the announcement to ensure submission of a complete application package.

    KEY REQUIREMENTS:

    * U.S. Citizenship.
    * Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
    * Appointment to this position will require a background investigation.
    * Requires a valid drivers license.

    DUTIES:

    The investigators in the Whistleblower Program conduct investigations to assure that individuals are not discharged or discriminated against in any manner because the employee has exercised their rights under 21 federal statutes which contain Whistleblower protection. The laws apply to discrimination for filing safety and health complaints, environmental complaints, nuclear complaints, corporate fraud complaints and other matters delegated to OSHA by the Secretary of Labor. The incumbent of this position is required to be able to operate a motor vehicle to travel to investigation sites. The position requires a high degree of self motivation, independence and the ability to manage a high number of concurrent investigations within strict time frames.

    Responds to complaints of employer discrimination by conducting field investigations covered under these Whistleblower Statutes in the more complex cases where the number of issues and/or the nature of the issues require careful analysis and interpretation of evidence. Investigations occasionally involve unusual legal issues.

    Develops case by, (1) reviewing case files in OSHA field offices or other business establishments to obtain background information concerning any proceeding which relates to the complaint, (2) interviewing complainant, witnesses, respondents and their representatives, and others necessary to obtain information and/or signed statements, relative to allegations, and (3) reviewing pertinent respondent records, and when appropriate, securing copies of the pertinent documentation.

    Negotiates with respondents, in cases of merit, to obtain a legally enforceable agreement which will provide prompt remedy of the violation. Coordinates with complainant for acceptance of the settlement proposal. Where settlement negotiations prove unsuccessful, makes appropriate recommendations for legal remedies such as administrative hearings before an ALJ or litigation in U.S. District Court.

    Further information on the Whistleblower Program is available at: http://www.whistleblowers.gov

    For more information, see http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=101436002&JobTitle=Investigator+%28Occupational+Safety+and+Health%29&x=87&y=11&brd=3876&vw=b&FedEmp=N&FedPub=Y&tm=0&pg=6&re=4&AVSDM=2011-08-05+00%3a03%3a00.

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