Safety and Occupational Health Specialist

Job Posted 7/2/2023
U.S. Army Forces Command
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
United States
Category Wind Jobs
Job Description
Summary About the Position: Serves as a principal safety and occupational health specialist at the Corps level of an Army Command, Fort Lewis, WA. The program embraces a diversity of high risk factors to meet training and mission readiness requirements. The duties and responsibilities of this position require the individual to participate in all facets of Corps Safety Program, including program administration, coordination and evaluation. This position is a TERM appointment NTE 13 months. Responsibilities Develop and conduct safety instructions on various topics, such as program management, policy, organization and integration. Serve as advisor on safety matters with primary responsibility for formulating and promulgating safety policies and procedures. Ensure compliance with Department of Defense and Services directives encompasses all threats to life, limb, and health encountered by military and civilian personnel. Develop loss control programs that safeguard military tactical and tactical support, air, and ground operations and associated equipment. Participate in planning, managing, administering, coordinating and evaluating a safety program. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. Current Department of Army Civilian Employees Current Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army) Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473 Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible Reinstatement In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience at the GS-12 grade level performing duties such as analyzing and developing countermeasures for high-risk activities in a tactical environment, managing a tactical safety program for units during training, tactical, or contingency operations. Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Compliance Inspection and Program Management Mishap/Accident Investigation Public Safety and Security Risk Management Safety and Health Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-12). Education Additional Information Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. One year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct deposit of pay is required. This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a(n) 12 Career Field position. You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. This is an obligated position. Occupancy of this position is limited to the return of a former incumbent with statutory reemployment rights under 10 U.S.C. 1586. This position is a TERM appointment. This appointment has a not-to-exceed date of 13 months from the date of hire, however the appointment may be extended up to six (6) years. This position may be filled as a Temporary Promotion or a Temporary Reassignment and may be extended for current Department of Army employees. At the end of this period, you will return to your permanent position of record, or to a different position of equivalent grade and pay. This position MAY be made permanent without further competition contingent upon verification of the incumbent's non-competitive eligibility (must be a 30% veteran, reinstatement eligible, etc., under competitive service). The employee must pass a medical examination and receive required immunizations for the overseas/deployed location. Prior to appointment to the position, the employee will sign a statement agreeing to the Emergency Essential Condition of Employment. During deployment, physical demands may be greatly increased and will require extended walking with a rucksack weighing about 50 pounds. Employee is required to work irregular and extended duty hours. Incumbent may be exposed on a regular and recurring basis to machines and equipment in operation, hazardous materials including compressed gases and flammable liquids, and construction hazards. Incumbent must frequently work outdoors with temperature extremes. Exposure to dust, high noise levels, wind, sand, and environments of fumes and smoke are encountered. Protective clothing and equipment are required for wear. Employee may be required to perform work wearing chemical protection mask and clothing.