As a Safety and Occupational Health Specialist you will assist the Biosafety Manager in the planning, formulation, coordination, and integration of all Internal Select Agent Compliance program activities pertaining to compliance with the regulations governing the possession, use, and transfer of select agents and toxins of the Select Agent Regulations for the National Centers for Animal Health.
The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity. The duties may include, but are not limited to:
Provides input and guidelines on proposed and existing structures to ensure compliance with all components of the regulations governing the possession, use, and transfer of select agents and toxins
Supports interaction and coordination with the Facilities Engineering Unit on matters pertaining to ventilation, structural integrity, and/or biological containment.
Supports scheduling and conduct of safety inspections and/or surveys of various laboratory and support service areas.
Consults with specialists from related disciplines concerning work process modifications and recommends corrective or remedial safety measures.
Supports investigations of reports of theft, loss, release, or inventory discrepancies concerning select agents and toxins.
Suggests recommendations to prevent, control, or eliminate potential inventory control and accountability vulnerabilities.
Prepares reports, case documents, contracts, or other action documents consistent with the policies and position of the organization and the views of the agency.
Completes and submits registration amendments and/or specific select agent forms as required and coordinates select agent shipments.
You can make a difference! The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP) needs bright, energetic and committed professionals to facilitate the domestic and international marketing of U.S. agricultural products and to protect the health and care of animals and plants in the United States. MRP offers an array of occupations and is committed to diversity in the workplace. We operate in domestic and global markets. Be part of an organization that protects the health and agriculture of the American people. Join our team!
To learn more about what it's like to work at the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, what the agency does, and the types of careers, please visit the APHIS careers site.
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