Chemical - Oil and Gas Refinery, Chemical - Plant, Chemical - Process Engineering, Chemical Engineering
The Chemical Incident Investigator position is located in the Office of Investigations. The incumbent serves as an expert in industrial chemical safety and nationwide incident investigation and analysis of major incidents involving the accidental release of hazardous materials and, developing and presenting reports with safety recommendations for adopting by the Board.
Participates in surveying the site, determining the scope of the investigation; and works with local jurisdictional officials to secure the scene and assure that evidence is not jeopardized.
Collects and records factual incident data, interviews witnesses, collects physical evidence, arranges for testing and/or examination of physical evidence, machinery and/or equipment.
Evaluates and analyzes the significance of evidence collected, the methods used to collect the evidence, and the sources providing the evidence for validity, reliability, and substance.
Conducts safety advocacy activities by representing the Board at meetings of national and international public and private organizations.
6 openings. Telecommuting is allowed.
About U.S. Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board
The CSB is an independent federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the CSB conducts root cause investigations of chemical accidents at fixed industrial facilities. Root causes are usually deficiencies in safety management systems, but can be any factor that would have prevented the accident if that factor had not occurred. Other accident causes often involve equipment failures, human errors, unforeseen chemical reactions or other hazards. The agency does not issue fines or citations, but does make recommendations to plants, regulatory agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), industry organizations, and labor groups. Congress designed the CSB to be non-regulatory and independent of other agencies so that its investigations might, where appropriate, review the effectiveness of regulations and regulatory enforcement.