Safety & Occupational Health Specialist
The Defense Health Agency, National Capital Region Medical Directorate (NCR-MD) is the future of Military Medicine- a partnership in World Class Medical Healthcare. The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Dilorenzo Clinic and the Joint Pathology Center, provide world class medical services to the nation's service members and their families.
About the Position:
This position is located in Safety Management Office, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir, VA. This office provides oversight for a dynamic safety and occupational health program for a large community hospital and family health centers located in Northern Virginia. The job requires incumbent to be able to communicate to personnel at all levels, train large and small groups of employees, conduct comprehensive safety inspections, have knowledge of OSHA and NFPA standards/guidelines, have familiarity with OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), and be able to draft comprehensive written reports and news articles. This position requires incumbent to do a lot of walking, stooping, climbing, and reaching. A government driver's license will be required upon employment.
**Experience with OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) highly desired**
Who May Apply: US Citizens
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional business travel
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.
Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as; applying safety and occupational health laws, policies, regulations and directives to eliminate or control potential hazards for a medical treatment facility; conduct safety and occupational health surveys to identify, analyze and evaluate hazards/risks; implement programs to reduce the frequency, severity, and cost of accidents and occupational illnesses; and train personnel in safety and occupational health subjects.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
- Accident/Mishap and Hazard Investigation and Reporting
- Compliance Inspection and Program Management
- Oral Communication
- Risk Management
- Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) Hazard Control
- Written Communication
Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.
- 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.
- Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
- Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination.
- Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Tier 3 (T3) security clearance.
- This position requires the incumbent to have tuberculosis testing.
- This position has been designated as Mission Essential and the incumbent must assume essential personnel status during inclement weather/emergencies.
Plans, implements, administers, and evaluates a 24 hour safety and occupational health program for military and civilian personnel, covering medical, dental, research and medical support facilities (e.g., pharmacy, hospital laboratories, outlying health clinics, etc.) Assures that the command's Safety program covers the implementation of accident prevention measures and procedures, analysis of accident reports for trends, safety awards, traffic and motorcycle safety, and accident investigation. Developing and issuing local directives and procedures establishing technical and administrative safety and occupational health requirements for the command's healthcare facilities and the outlying health clinics. Advises management, staff, and operating officials on safety matters. Selects and/or prepares and distributes safety information. Oversees safety and occupational health inspections to identify and recommend control measures for hazardous conditions. Conducts staff surveys of safety programs of the healthcare facilities and outlying health clinics to include evaluation of program objectives, direction, and command support and safety supervision. Coordinates and provides for safety training for assigned Safety Representative and Hospital personnel. Assesses risk to personnel and recommends safety measures consistent with training requirements. Plans and conducts safety education activities, selects management candidates for specialized safety courses, develops and promotes safety campaign materials, ensures that safety standards are published in appropriate training manuals, and establishes numerous safety committees. Provides safety education to hospital employees. Develop policies and procedures for safety at medical treatment facilities.