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Safety and Occupational Health Specialist

Department of Defense

This is a Full-time position in Phoenix, AZ posted May 1, 2021.

* DutiesHelpDutiesSummaryAbout the Position: Incumbent serves as one of the South Pacific Division’s (SPD) Safety and Occupational Health Specialist’s, serving as an Ordnance and Explosive Safety Specialist (OESS) with regional responsibilities and assignments within a 5 state area (California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico).Learn more about this agencyResponsibilities* Maintain cognizance of both current and future DoD, OSHA, EPA and DOT guidance and regulations in order to support U.S.

Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Munitions and Explosives of Concern (MEC) cleanup efforts at various sites.* Develop goals and objectives, prepares safety policies, procedures and guidelines, organizes and executes program budget and develops safety training curriculum.* Serve as a functional specialist in explosives safety relating to issues on detection, identification, remediation planning, recovery, packaging, transportation.* Serve as a functional specialist for disposition of Munitions and Explosives of Concern (MEC), Ammunition, Explosives and Dangerous Articles (AEDA), and related wastes at major facilities within SPD’s 5 state boundary.* Provide technical guidance on MEC matters pertaining to identification, characterization, and remediation of conventional munitions and chemical and biological warfare materiel.Travel Required50% or less
– You may be expected to travel for this position 30% of the time.Supervisory statusNoPromotion PotentialNone* Job family (Series)0018 Safety and Occupational Health ManagementSimilar jobs* Occupational Health And Safety Specialists* Occupational Health Specialists* Occupational Safety Specialists* Specialists, Occupational Health* Specialists, Occupational Safety* RequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions of Employment* Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.* Incumbent is required to possess or obtain a secret security clearance.* Incumbent is required to possess or obtain a valid driver’s license.* Incumbent is required to have a U.S Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) School Training Certificate.* Incumbent is required to participate in the District Medical Surveillance Program.* Incumbent is required to be able to lift up to 45 lbs.QualificationsWho 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 Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)* Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce* Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan* Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act* Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473* Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible* Reinstatement* Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998In 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 which includes:1) Experience with regulations, standards, methods, procedures and techniques related to field operatingactivities for ordnance detection.2) Managing ordnance and explosives removal.3) Managing removal and clean-up operations of Hazardous and Toxic Waste.This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/levelposition in the federal service (GS-11).Selective Placement Factor: This position requires that you be a graduate of the U.S.

Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal School.

(A copy of your certificate must be submitted along with your application package).You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:* Ammunition and Explosives* Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) Hazard Identification* Safety Engineering* Strategic ThinkingTime 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-11).EducationSome 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.