Safety & Occupational Health Manager (Aviation)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Posted
Jul 30, 2021
Closes
Aug 03, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

About the Position:
The Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) is the Army's technology leader. It ensures the dominance of the Army by creating, integrating, and delivering technology-enabled solutions. Whether providing solutions to meet current operations or developing break-through technologies for the next generation, DEVCOM is at the forefront of what the Soldier eats, wears, fires and drives.

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Responsibilities

  • As the Aviation Safety Manager, you will be responsible for the formulation, execution, and oversight of DEVCOM?s Aviation Safety compliance policy, waivers and programs.
  • Reviews, interprets, and disseminates policies and directives relative to aviation safety and is also responsible for managing other programs based on AR 385-10.
  • Incumbent will physically inspect a wide variety of military aircraft, hangers, aviation equipment, etc. to ensure all safety requirements are met and maintained.
  • Site inspections will require the incumbent to walk , bend, stand for extended periods, crouch and lift up to 50 lbs. The wear of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be required due to potential exposure to hazardous conditions and/or materials.
  • Ensure that the Unmanned Aircraft System/Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAS/UAV) programs approval and exemption requests are completed IAW regulatory requirements.
  • Reviews plans for proposed demonstrations, exhibits, exercises, or contingencies to ensure the safety of Army personnel and the public.
  • Serve as a consultant and principal advisor for any operational mishap reporting, policy interpretation and integration to higher management.
  • Analyzes information and report findings, identifying causes, methods, and techniques to reduce, eliminate, or control the hazards and minimize the potential of recurrence.
  • Identifies hazards and unsafe conditions and practices; reviews records and technical publications to assure flight safety programs are complete.
  • Formulates procedural guidance for the safety specialists through multi-Service instructions to conduct surveillance of new production.
  • Tracks all aviation approval and exemption request to include UAS/UAV requirements.
  • Develops and plans procedures to ensure critical military and contractor flight safety programs under DEVCOM are in compliance with DoD requirements.


Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Temporary duty (TDY) travel up to 25% of the time may be required.
  • Non-critical sensitive, Secret security clearance required.
  • Pre-employment and annual thereafter physical required.
  • Moderate lifting of up to 50lbs. may be required.
  • The wear of employer provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be required due to potential exposure to hazardous conditions and/or materials while executing the duties of this position.
  • This position requires the incumbent to possess or obtain and maintain the Career Program -12 Safety and Occupational Health Professional Certificate within 12 months of hire.
  • A two-year probationary period may be required if not already completed in accordance with 5 CFR criteria.


Qualifications

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
  • Current Army Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Employee
  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Current DoD Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Employee (non-Army)
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
  • Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)
  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
  • People with Disabilities, Schedule A
  • Prior Federal Service Employee
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
  • Re-employed Annuitant
  • Reinstatement
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998


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 .

Specialized Experience: To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year specialized experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: 1) Evaluate flight safety programs to ensure compliance to DoD requirements and regulations; 2) Evaluate safety and occupational health programs to identify hazards and reduce the frequency and severity of accidents; 3) Conduct safety inspections or site surveys to ensure compliance with safety requirements such as aviation operations, facilities, equipment safety functions directly related to hanger safety. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12).

If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Compliance Inspection
  • Safety and Health
  • Safety and Health Training and Education
  • Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) Hazard Control


Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-12).
Applicant is responsible for providing all applicable SF 50s for verification of time in grade and career status, the resume is NOT an official document and therefore will not be used when determining time in grade or career/tenure status.

NOTE
: If an application packet contains a resume and/or other supporting documentation containing the applicant's picture, Personal Health Information (PHI), Personally Identifiable Information (PII) OR links to web pages containing pictures, PHI, PII, other personal information such as marital status, gender, ethnicity, etc., and/or autobiographical information, the application WILL BE REMOVED from consideration.

Education

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.

Additional information

  • 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.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 12 - Safety position.
  • You may claim military spouse preference (MSP).
  • If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is NOT authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
  • Certain monetary and non-monetary incentives MAY be offered if deemed in the best interest of the U.S. Government and at organizational and at managerial discretion.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

DO NOT submit letters of recommendation/reference, performance appraisals, transcripts, or awards (unless the award is an SF 50 being used as proof of time in grade and/or career status).

NOTE
: If an application packet contains a resume and/or other supporting documentation containing the applicant's picture, Personal Health Information (PHI), Personally Identifiable Information (PII) OR links to web pages containing pictures, PHI, PII, other personal information such as marital status, gender, ethnicity, etc., and/or autobiographical information, the application WILL BE REMOVED from consideration.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
No

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

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Please review the following links to see which documents you need to provide to prove your eligibility to apply: Applicant Merit Checklist and Proof of Eligibility .

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • NOTE : If an application packet contains a resume and/or other supporting documentation containing the applicant's picture, Personal Health Information (PHI), Personally Identifiable Information (PII) OR links to web pages containing pictures, PHI, PII, other personal information such as marital status, gender, ethnicity, etc., and/or autobiographical information, the application WILL BE REMOVED from consideration.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume .
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Proof of Eligibility to Apply: Your application must include the documents which prove you are eligible to apply for the vacancy. The Proof of Eligibility document describes authorities commonly used in merit promotion recruitment and what document(s) are required to prove you meet the requirements of the authority. You must meet the requirements of at least one of the authorities listed in the Who May Apply section above to receive further consideration.
  • Time-in-grade documentation: If you are applying for a higher grade and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old). Applicant is responsible for providing all applicable SF 50s for verification of time in grade and career status, the resume is NOT an official document and therefore will not be used when determining time in grade or career/tenure status.
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

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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