Safety and Occupational Health Manager

Washington, D.C
Sep 10, 2020
Sep 18, 2020
Full Time


This position is located in the office of the Managing Director and the incumbent will serve as the Occupational Safety Officer responsible for supervision, development and direction of the agency occupational safety and health program to ensure safe working conditions for NTSB employees in the office and at the scene of accident investigations.
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As Safety and Occupational Health Manager, GS-0018-15, you will:
  • Oversee a comprehensive safety and occupational health program within the broad framework of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) goals and objectives while efficiently and effectively ensuring the safety programs are in compliance with program laws, regulations, guidelines and agency policy.
  • Establish safety program goals, ensure that plans, schedules, activities, and deliverables for major safety projects are aligned with the stated objectives and requirements.
  • Routinely conduct agency wide hazard risk assessments to identify uncontrolled hazards and establish appropriate control methods to mitigate the hazards and prevent or reduce the occurrence of accidents.
  • Coordinate with the NTSB Training Center as the subject matter expert to develop, coordinate and maintain the agencies safety and occupational health training program for supervisory and nonsupervisory staff and identify and incorporate educational materials for the agencies new employee orientation program.
  • Justify program budget, track allocations, and monitor/ approve expenditures in an automated system.
  • Serves as Chair/representative for the NTSB Safety Committees or Councils to monitor performance of safety and health programs and provide program operation advice to the Managing Director and make improvement recommendations.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. Unplanned travel to accident sites may be required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (see "How to Apply" section.)
  • Suitability for Federal employment
  • Financial Interest in transportation enterprises will be evaluated on a case-by-case-basis.
  • Bargaining Unit Position: NO
  • Direct Deposit is required.
  • Supervisory or managerial probationary period may be required.
  • Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level) by the closing date of this announcement. Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
  • Will be required to complete an OGE 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Form.
  • This position is being announced concurrently under Public (US Citizens) procedures under Vacancy Number MD-1090699-20-AE. To be considered under both Public (US Citizens) and Government-Wide procedures, you must apply to both announcements.


Basic Requirements : Applicants must meet one of the following basic requirements:

A. Possess a degree with a major study in the safety or occupational health fields (safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene), or degree in another related field that included or was supplemented by 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. (NOTE: If qualifying based on education, official or unofficial transcripts MUST be submitted with your application).


Specialized Experience:

Applicant must possess one year of specialized experience with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and are typically in or directly related to the position being filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to the GS-14 in the Federal service, or comparable pay band system. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as: (1) Working experience of laws, regulations, policies and procedures related to safety and occupational health; (2) Development of safety and occupational health policy, applying safety and occupational health laws, regulations, principles, theories, practices, and procedures; (3) Development safety and occupational health standards, regulations, practices and procedures to reduce the frequency, severity, and cost of accidents and eliminate/control potential hazards and occupational illnesses; (4) Train workers, supervisors, managers, or other safety and occupational health personnel in safety or occupational health subjects; (5) Monitor performance and safety and health programs and provide program operation advice to prepare written findings and recommendations for presentation to senior management; (6) Prepare and execute detailed budgets and schedules for safety programs and requirements; (7) Development of statements of work or interagency agreements to provide for procuring services, goods, and equipment.

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NOTE: Your resume must clearly show the specialized experience and competencies related to this position. Failure to demonstrate how you possess the education and specialized experience will results in an "Ineligible" rating.


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.

Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

Additional information

  • The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and various benefits as well as work life amenities such as alternate work schedules, telework, flextime, fitness and transit benefits.
  • Moving expenses associated with permanent change of station (PCS) ARE NOT authorized for this position.
  • If you left Federal Employment and received a buy out and you are selected for this position, you may be required to repay the full amount of the payment.
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, you must be a preference eligible or a Veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. For more information on VEOA please visit
  • Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements identified below please visit
    • - Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
    • - Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
    • - Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
    • - Other Special Appointment Authorities
  • Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) meet the basic qualification standards (including minimum educational and experience requirements; (3) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 90 and above on the rating criteria for this position; and, (4) submit the appropriate documentation ( to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit:
  • Note: ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Telework may be authorized on a case-by-case basis.
  • Multiple and subsequent vacancies may be filled from this announcement.
  • NTSB uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will review your resume and supporting documentation to determine your qualifications. Experience must be clearly reflected in your resume. Applicants must first meet any mandatory education and/or licensure requirements before experience is evaluated. Failure to meet any mandatory requirement as outlined in the qualifications section will disqualify you from further consideration. If education and/or licensure requirements are met, your application will be further evaluated based on training, experience and other factors critical to successful job performance such as:
  • Safety and Occupational Health
  • Education and Training
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Leadership
  • Risk Management
  • Financial Management

If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. The following documents are required for a COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE:

To fully determine eligibility, all applicable documents listed below must be submitted. Failure to submit any of the below documentation may result in your disqualification from further consideration.
-- Resume: Your resume should include relevant experience and dates (month/day/year) of employment and work schedule for each (e.g., part-time XX hours per week or full-time)
--Transcripts: If you are using education to meet the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts (official or unofficial).
-- Responses to the questionnaire
-- A copy of your most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" listing your Position Title, Series and Grade and Step, Tenure and Position Occupied to verify eligibility
-- A copy of your most recent performance appraisal, or a statement as to why you do not have this document.
-- DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities
-- Noncompetitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable
-- Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)

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