Safety & Occupational Health Manager

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Hampton, Virginia
Posted
Jan 07, 2021
Closes
Jan 14, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Incumbent serves as the Safety, Occupational Health and Fire Protection Manager and is responsible for the development of a comprehensive Safety, Occupational Health, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental and Fire Protection Program for a large medical center engaged in a diversity of programs, including medical, psychiatric, alcohol/drug abuse, and research.
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Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes, and administers a series of comprehensive inspections of the Medical Center's facilities in patient care areas, laboratory areas, construction areas, engineering shops, offices, as wells as community homes, and nursing homes.
  • Investigates and analyzes accidents and safety reports from services and evaluates the casual factors and environmental conditions that lead to accidents.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive Safety, Occupational Health, Fire Safety, and Emergency Management Program for the Medical Center.
  • Responsible in assuring compliance with federal, state, and local regulations concerning management of hazardous materials and waste from the point of entry.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of Safety, Occupational Health, Environmental Management and Fire Protection activities and provides consultation and training where needed to improve performance.
  • Identifies, evaluates and recommends means for controlling a wide variety of safety issues associated with occupational or patient care activities.
  • Issues notices of unsafe working conditions to management when inspections findings warrant and recommends methods for hazard abatement and correction of unsafe condition.
  • Responds to and investigates employee, patient, or visitor complaints relating to safety issues.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm. Must have the flexibility to work outside the normal tour of duty which may include weekends and holidays.
Compressed/Flexible: Not Available
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Safety & Occupational Health Manager/PD019100
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to background/security investigation
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/13/2021.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.

Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience as described below:
  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-12 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: applying federal and state Safety and Occupational Health, Fire Protection, Industrial Hygiene and Environmental laws, statutes, policies, regulations, standards, operational directives and methodologies to plan and carry out a facility-wide program, providing guidance, direction and technical assistance to all managers and supervisors.
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Decision Making
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Oral Communication
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Public Safety and Security

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; religions; 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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: Incumbent accomplishes on-site visit throughout the facility and requires moderate physical exertion, including transporting equipment, climbing, standing, walking and bending, as well as using personal protective devices and occasional work in confined spaces. The work is performed in an office setting with frequent exposure to a wide variety of hazards found in health care areas, laboratories, shops, construction sites and areas with possible exposure to operating machines, equipment, hazardous materials, high noise levels, dust and chemicals. Travel accomplished usually is to attend meetings, seminars, and other activities related to the position.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/ .

Education

There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

Additional information

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Resume
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • Disability Letter (Schedule A)
  • Disability Letter (VA)
  • License
  • Certification
  • Proof of Marriage Status
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
  • Transcript


SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applicable for Time in Grade and/or Eligibility):
  • Most recent SF-50 if you are a current or former Federal employee
  • An SF-50 showing your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade
  • Award 50's do not provide sufficient information and will not be accepted for the purpose of verifying time-in-grade.
  • Examples of appropriate SF-50's include:
    • Within grade increases at the highest grade held; or
    • Promotions with an effective date more than one year old; or
    • SF-50's at the highest grade held with an effective date more than one year old.

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