Safety and Occupational Health Manager

Washington D.C.
Nov 20, 2018
Nov 20, 2018
Full Time

50% or less - Extensive Travel; 50% or less

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation and Recruitment incentive will be offered.

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements
  • Relocation and PCS may be offered
  • Obtain and Maintain a Q-Level security clearance
  • Complete DOE Technical Qualifications Program
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    You must meet all the qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement. You may review the qualification requirements here.


    A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level GS-14 in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: Experience and expert knowledge in worker safety and health program concepts, principles, and practices to serve as a recognized expert to lead, guide, direct and advise on multidisciplinary teams engaged in the conduct of assessments and inspections in the analysis and study of worker safety and health programs.

    Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

    • Ability to extend and modify existing techniques and develop new approaches for use of other safety and health specialists in solving a variety of worker safety and health problems.
    • Mastery and expert knowledge of safety and occupational health concepts, principles, practices, and environment, and safety and health management systems to the extent that the incumbent is capable of applying new developments and experienced judgment to solve novel or obscure problems.
    • Mastery knowledge of organizational development related to functions, procedures, and legislation of the agency worker safety and health programs; knowledge of related disciplines and subject matter areas; and working knowledge of engineering and scientific work; to serve as a technical authority with respect to the full range of work associated with the conduct of assessments and special technical analyses and studies, as well as to provide advice on how to improve this program Department-wide.
    • Expert knowledge of DOE, OSHA, EPA, NRC, and other agency or organization worker safety and health regulations, policies, and procedures in order to determine and measure conformance with required and accepted practices applicable to the design, construction, and operations of DOE facilities.
    • Expert knowledge and skill to represent the agency in oversight matters in inter-agency meetings, conferences, and/or task groups; the incumbent must possess and demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.

    "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

    You must meetallqualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Individual Occupational Requirements:

    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 psychology.


    Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5): Experience in or related to safety and occupational health that provided the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Examples 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 nurse.



    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 meets the requirements for GS-5. Applicants may also qualify for higher grade levels based on their education and/or experience.

    • Only two selections may be made from this vacancy announcement.
    • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
    • All males born after December 31, 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page,Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
    • If selected for this position, your appointment is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, during the pre-employment process.
    • If selected, you will be required to complete a questionnaire and are subject to a criminal background check to determine suitability for Federal employment before appointment.
    • Relocation Incentive, or a Permanent Change of Station in accordance with the JOINT FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS may be offered.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    We will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. If you meet the qualifications requirements and are found to be among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

    If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation BEFORE the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted.

    Selecting Official may check references on those applicants referred for consideration.
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    Read more Security clearance Q - Sensitive

    Drug test required Yes

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