Safety And Occupational Health Specialist
SummarySee below for important information regarding this job.Learn more about this agencyHelpOverviewAccepting applicationsOpen & closing dates04/20/2022 to 04/29/2022Salary$89,834 - $116,788 per yearPay scale & gradeGS 12HelpLocation1 vacancy in the following location:Fort Belvoir, VA1 vacancyTelework eligibleYes-as determined by the agency policy.Travel RequiredOccasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.Relocation expenses reimbursedYes-Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses will be paid in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulation (JTR).Appointment typePermanent - Multiple Appointment TypesWork scheduleFull-timeServiceCompetitivePromotion potentialNoneJob family (Series)0018 Safety and Occupational Health ManagementSupervisory statusNoSecurity clearanceSecretDrug testYesAnnouncement numberDLAEnergy-22-11468502-MPControl number649932300HelpThis job is open toCareer transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.Individuals with disabilitiesInternal to an agencyCurrent federal employees of this agency.Military spousesVeteransClarification from the agencyAgency means current permanent DoD employees. Veterans eligibilities include 30% or more Disabled Vet and Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA). Military Spouse Preference (MSP) eligibles may also apply.HelpDutiesPlease note, during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Agency is operating in a maximum telework posture for all telework ready employees occupying a telework eligible position.Serves as Occupational Safety and Health Specialist for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Major Subordinate Command (MSC) DLA Energy.Provides technical expertise, assistance, and consultation to HQ, DLA Energy, the military services, DoD contractors, and other DoD and federal agencies on SOH issues.Provides technical expertise in the application of safety and occupational health regulations in the development of specifications and statements of work for contract services or projects at DLA Energy facilities.Keeps abreast of the latest developments in the SOH field by reviewing technical publications, attending conferences and professional training seminars, and discussions with other government and industry representatives.Obtains information from witnesses, officials, studies operations from resultant data, determines causes of accidents and makes recommendation to prevent recurrence.Prepares reports and makes analysis of accidents and operations to determine problem areas which need study or correction.Plans, schedules, and performs annual SOH inspections of MSC workplaces including locations where the MSC is the SOH Lead.Prepares responses, which may require research, consults with other safety and health or other subject matter experts, and on-site inspections and/or investigations.HelpRequirementsConditions of EmploymentMust be a US citizenTour of Duty:Set ScheduleSecurity Requirements: Non-Critical Sensitive with Secret AccessAppointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, where reciprocity cannot be applied; unfavorably adjudicated background checks will be grounds for removal.Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): ExemptSelective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.Recruitment Incentives: Not AuthorizedBargaining Unit Status: YesQualificationsTo qualify for a Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, GS-0018-12 your resume and supporting documentation must support: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To qualify at the GS-12 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military or private sector. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-in-grade (General Schedule (GS) positions only), time-after- competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the cut-off/closing date of the announcement. Creditable specialized experience includes: A wide range of safety and occupational health concepts, theories, principles, and practices, as well as general knowledge of the physical sciences, ergonomics, psychology, and physiology factors to develop safety criteria and policies, and specialized training and programs to motivate others to use good safety practices.Ability to perform investigative work, identifying problem areas and their causes, and making recommendations to Supervisor as a means of solution and recommending a clear pathway for the implementation of the solution.Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and methods associated with safety and occupational health program management. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (eg, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (eg, 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 employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.EducationSubstitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level. Physical Demands: The work requires frequent and protracted periods of strenuous physical exertion, such as long periods of climbing, crouching, or crawling in confined spaces or around and between operating equipment while carrying moderately heavy equipment (20-30 pounds or more) and while wearing protective clothing. There are sedentary periods of extensive deskwork, such as that required for the preparation of reports for customers and regulators, data analyses, review of testing results, and the preparation of contract specifications. Work Environment: Work involves sporadic and potential exposure to potentially dangerous or hazardous situations, such as working with toxic chemicals; working at great heights under temperature extremes; or working around areas devoid of oxygen, containing harmful bacteria/molds, or emitting hazardous chemicals. A variety of health and safety precautions are necessary as two or more potentially hazardous conditions may occur simultaneously. This exposure requires the use of protective clothing and equipment, including respirators, safety shoes, hardhats, and ear protectors. Work involves regular and recurring exposure to discomforts such as high noise, high and low temperatures, adverse weather conditions and unsecured incident (emergency) scenes.Additional informationCOVID19 - Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE: In order to receive this preference you must choose to apply using the "Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP)" eligibility. If you are claiming military spouse preference and are determined to be among the Best Qualified for the position, you will be referred to the hiring manager as a priority applicant at the full performance level. For Important General Applicant Information and Definitions go to: Reemployed Annuitants: This position does not meet criteria for appointment of Reemployed Annuitants. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at: INFORMATION FOR VETERANS is available at: As of 23 December 2016, Military retirees seeking to enter federal service in the Department of Defense now require a waiver if they would be appointed within 180 days following their official date of retirement. DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE:The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has established a Drug-Free Federal Workplace Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for DLA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with DLA for a period of six months. This policy extends to random testing for the use of illegal drugs by employees who occupy testing designated positions defined as sensitive in Section 7(d) of Executive Order 12564. The Defense Logistics Agency's Drug Free Workplace Plan's drug testing panel includes testing for the following illegal substances: marijuana, cocaine, opiates (codeine/morphine), 6-Acetylmorphine (heroin), phencyclidine, amphetamines (amphetamine/methamphetamine), methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone. ADVISORY: By using cannabidiol (CBD) products you are risking a positive drug test result for marijuana.Read moreHelpA career with the US government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.The assessments for this job will measure the following Competencies: Safety and HealthCompliance Inspection/Program ManagementCommunications Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation may be completed and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the assessment questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required for this position. If your resume and/or supporting documentation is reviewed and a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.HelpA career with the US government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.To apply for this position you must provide a complete Application Package. Each Application Package MUST include:Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. If multiple resumes are submitted by an applicant, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed for the qualifications and referred for selection consideration if eligible. IMPORTANT NOTE: Ensure that your resume does not contain any specialized characters, fonts, typefaces or formatting (eg tables, macros, etc.). It is also recommended that you convert/save your resume as a PDF prior to attaching to your application.Applicable documents to support the eligibility(s) for which you are applying. Please review the following link for a listing of the additional documents you will need to provide: Supporting Documents.If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you must submit the following supporting documents with your application package: Marriage Certificate or License; Signed Self-Certification Checklist (must be certified within 30 days); Veterans' Preference documentation (eg, DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable); Transcripts (if applicable). These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: Residency within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor; proof of military member's active duty status; and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying. NOTE: Previous federal employees must also submit the following additional documentation: SF-50s (eg, LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months).If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the US Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees fromschools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the US Department of Education.Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.