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Company: Department of Defense
Location: Norfolk
Posted on: June 2, 2024

Job Description:

Duties--- You will provide prompt guidance that is technically correct on issues and concerns regarding safety program management, safety policies and Navy-wide occupational health and safety regulatory matters to stakeholders.--- You will provide assessment of occupational health and industrial safety programs of Navy Echelon II commands.--- You will maintain direct liaison with various naval enterprises and nationally accredited Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) entities engaged in safety and occupational health for exchange of information and material.--- You will provide representation at meetings to coordinate efforts with DoD and Federal agencies.--- You will conduct subject matter expert (SME) analysis of safety data including but not limited to mishaps, hazards/near misses, investigations, inspection results, workers compensation data, and training.--- You will identify and communicate potential SOH issues of a systemic, high-level, or otherwise significant nature, in the capacity of a safety assurance subject matter expert.--- You will manage, develop, and coordinate safety awareness promotional and educational program materials, i.e., safety survey checklists, lessons learned, posters, booklets, pamphlets etc.--- You will provide guidance, interpretations, and assistance to commands in order to improve their overall safety performance and to reduce the occurrence of injuries and mishapsRequirements Conditions of Employment--- Must be a US Citizen.--- Must be determined suitable for federal employment.--- Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.--- New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification checkTo learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit 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.--- Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.--- You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on dutyFailure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.--- You may be required to wear personal protective equipment such as helmets, gloves, coveralls, glasses, goggles, respirators and safety shoes continuously for the duration of the work shiftQualifications There is a Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR) to hold a GS-0018 position in the federal service, See the "Education" section of this announcement for more information.In addition to meeting the IOR, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12) or pay band in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing the management, administration, or operation of a safety and occupational health programSpecialized experience includes performing most or all of the following duties: 1) Serving as a primary program manager for one or more high risk programs such as confined space, fall protection, energy control, electrical safety, etc2) Writing policy, identifying hazards (risk management), conducting assurance (inspections, management evaluations, etc.), and conducting promotion activities such as training3) Assessing occupational health and industrial safety programs, policies, and practices; identifying and abating of occupational hazards; programming reporting and analysis; establishing enterprise-wide safety goals and priorities; and/or implementing and evaluating the effectiveness, cost, and improvement of the overall occupational health and industrial safety programs4) Coordinating and performing safety surveys, assist visits, conducting presentations, on-site visits at activities to assess various aspects of safety and occupational health programs to provide guidance, interpretation, and assistance to corporations, government agencies, and/or military commands to improve their overall safety performance and to reduce the incidence of injuries and mishaps5) Analyzing and assisting other analysts, research personnel, and scientists with content analysis, data coding, and quantitative and qualitative analysis by providing risk management insights, information, and expertiseAdditional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management websitePlease follow the link to view the Individual Occupational Requirement: 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 employmentEducation Individual Occupational Requirement Education Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- safety or occupational health fields (safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene), or degree in other related fields that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours of study from among the following (or closely related) disciplines: safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, toxicology, public health, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological sciences, engineering, and industrial psychologyOR Experience Specialized Experience: Experience in or related to safety and occupational health that provided the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the positionExamples of qualifying specialized experience include:--- Managing safety or occupational health program elements.--- Developing and recommending safety and occupational health policy to higher levels of management.--- Applying safety and occupational health laws, regulations, principles, theories, practices, and procedures to advise on or resolve technical matters dealing with occupational safety and health requirements.--- Developing safety and occupational health standards, regulations, practices, and procedures to eliminate or control potential hazards.--- Developing or implementing programs to reduce the frequency, severity, and cost of accidents and occupational illnesses.--- Analyzing or evaluating new and existing jobs, processes, products, or other systems to determine the existence, severity, probability, and outcome of hazards.--- Designing or modifying workplaces, processes, products, or other systems to control or eliminate hazards.--- Inspecting or surveying workplaces, processes, products, or other systems for compliance with established safety and occupational health policies or standards and to identify potential new hazards.--- Training of workers, supervisors, managers, or other safety and occupational health personnel in safety or occupational health subjects.--- Work in occupational fields such as industrial hygienist, safety engineer, fire prevention engineer, health physicist, and occupational health nurseOR Certificates Certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), or Certified Health Physicist (CHP), or similar certification that included successful completion of a written examination.Applicants may also qualify for higher grade levels based on their education and/or experienceThere is no substitute of education for specialized experience for this series at this grade levelEducation must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.SDepartment of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.SDepartment of EducationFailure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall ratingEducation Substitution - If you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resumeSee OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education Foreign Education: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United StatesIt is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: Additional information This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement ProgramSeveral vacancies may be filledThis position is eligible for part time, substantial or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of managementA 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 appointmentsFederal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and

Keywords: Department of Defense, Norfolk , SAFETY AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH MANAGER with Security Clearance, Executive , Norfolk, Virginia

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