Safety and Occupational Health Manager

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Germantown, Maryland
Posted
Nov 17, 2020
Closes
Nov 24, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The successful candidate in this position will work within the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA) performing independent assessments for DOE senior leadership to report on whether national security material and information assets are appropriately protected and whether Departmental operations provide for the safety of its employees and the public.

Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

As a safety & Occupational Health Manager, you will:
  • Ensure DOE facilities, programs, projects and activities are properly analyzed, evaluated, documented, and approved; ensure facilities and systems are operated, maintained, decontaminated, decommissioned, and environmentally restored in a manner that provides adequate SOH protection in accordance with DOE rules.
  • Lead a team of DOE and contractor technical experts in conducting inspections, investigations, assessments, and special technical analyses and studies; validate findings and assess conclusions.
  • Lead in the collection and analysis of worker safety and health data, assessments and other technical and management data associated with DOE worker safety and health safety programs to identify and analyze hazardous conditions, exposures, and safety practices.
  • Represents DOE on technical committees and boards to present and discuss information relating to compliance with DOE safety and occupational health rules.
  • Maintain awareness of current worker safety and health program measurement techniques, and other related research programs outside DOE; assess the effectiveness of occupational safety and health programs at DOE sites and develop safety and occupational health standards for operations.


Travel Required

50% or less - Overnight travel may be required up to 10 days per month.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15 - Position is at the full performance grade.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
  • This position is in the bargaining unit.
  • You must pass pre-employment drug testing and random testing thereafter.
  • Subject to satisfactory security and suitability determinations.


OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • You are required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon entering the position and annually (5CFR Part 2634, Subpart I USOGE, 6/08). For additional information and to obtain the form, please visit the Office of Government Ethics.
  • This position requires a Critical-Sensitive-High Risk-Tier 5 security investigation.
  • This position is in the Bargaining Unit.
  • This position has been designated as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) and subject to testing for illegal drug use. A negative drug test must be obtained prior to being appointed into these positions and will be subject to random testing thereafter. Failure to pass or refusal to take subsequent tests could result in disciplinary action, up to and including removal from the Federal service.


Qualifications

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

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:
  • Conducting surveys, inspections, and audits of facilities, operations, equipment, and programs to determine adequacy to protect the safety of workers, public, environment, and facilities.
  • Developing worker safety and health assessment methodologies, approaches, study designs, and analytical tools to enhance the application of scientific and practical needs.
  • Overseeing, analyzing, and providing guidance on results of investigations using systemic enforcement practices to thoroughly evaluate operational events and conditions that represent potentially serious violations of worker safety and health regulations.

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!
  • Knowledge in occupational health concepts, principles, laws, regulations, practices and systems to review, analyze and provide consultation on the regulatory aspects of occupational safety and health programs.
  • Ability to investigate and use analysis techniques, including root cause analysis, event reconstruction, and interviewing techniques to evaluate complex incidents and events with the potential to seriously impact the health and safety of workers or affect the quality of workplace conditions.
  • Skill in applying, fiscal and administrative policies, procedures, and practices to participate in the technical and programmatic management of the safety and occupational health assessment and evaluation effort.
  • Skill in verbal and written communications to effectively deal with a wide variety of persons.
  • Knowledge of organizational development related to functions, procedures, and legislation of worker safety and health programs and 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, inspections, and special technical analyses and studies, as well as to provide advice on how to improve programs Department-wide.
  • Knowledge of Integrated Safety Management policy, guidance and implementation.

  • "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.

    Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.

    CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

    You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Education

    This position does not have a positive education requirement.

    Additional information

    The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    • New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .
    • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
    • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
    • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
    • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
    • Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
    • All males born after December 31st 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.

    EEO Policy: https://www.eeoc.gov/federal/fed_employees/index.cfm
    Reasonable Accommodation Policy: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/reasonable-accommodations/
    Veterans Information: https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job-seekers/veterans-preference/

    Telework: www.telework.gov

    Selective Service Registration: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/fair-and-transparent/selective-service/

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications necessary for this position. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to determine if your qualifications meet the criteria for referral to the selecting official.

    We will also verify that you are eligible for Merit Promotion positions by reviewing your previous Federal employment to ensure you meet Time-in-Grade requirements. If you are eligible to apply to Merit Promotion announcements based on Veteran or other non-competitive statuses, we will verify your supporting documentation prior to referral.

    If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.

    If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.
    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Q Access Authorization

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process
    Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness , National security

    Required Documents

    Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants.
    If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.

    ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a about what is expected in your resume." href="https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/How_to_create_your_resume" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
    • Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you must list the full name and address of the each employer.
    • For all types of work experience, you should indicate the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.
    • For paid work experience, please indicate your starting grade/salary for each position and the highest grade/salary you earned (if different).
    • Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
    • For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.

    Most DOE offices will allow you to submit a resume in the format of your choice (as an attached document or as a USAJOBS Resume Builder format). However, some offices may require one specific format. You will be notified at the time you click 'Apply Online' which type of resume is acceptable. It is important that you are complete and thorough in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.

    Current and former Federal employees: Most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action).

    To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!
  • Full position title;
  • appointment type;
  • occupational series;
  • pay plan, grade, and step;
  • tenure code; and
  • service computation date (SCD).

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    Veterans: authorities and the documentation you need to submit" href="http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.

    Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. flexibilities for persons with disabilities" href="https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.

    Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP/ICTAP: If you are a former Federal employee who was displaced due to a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or surplused by some other means, please submit a copy of the separation letter or RIF notice from your agency. To be selected under I/CTAP, you must still be found well-qualified for this position. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. 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.
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