Naval Base, Virginia
Dec 01, 2021
Dec 04, 2021
Full Time

  • You will serve as the Weapons and Explosives Safety Analyst Naval Safety Center resident explosive safety expert.
  • You will establish a working relationship between both the Navy and the Marine Corps weapons community.
  • You will man the fleet liaison desk, fielding fleet questions, conducting research, and responding to requests for assistance and providing training to newly assigned analysts.
  • You will provide support for the Weapons System Explosive Safety Review Board (WSESRB).
  • You will write and edit explosive safety articles and reports for technical accuracy.
  • You will provide continuity to the NAVSAFECEN explosive safety program.
  • You will advise the Weapons System Safety Division Head and the Explosives on historical and carryover issues from previous Division Heads.
  • You will serve as advisor and member of the Naval Ordnance Maintenance Management Program (NOMMP) to address all maintenance, overhaul, production and support of naval ordnance and associated equipment.
  • You will provide explosives expertise to other Safety Center Directorates and Divisions to support command mission as well as to external commands when requested to give assistance, presentations, and briefs to address explosives issues.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Per E.O. 14043, selectee(s) must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by 11/22/2021 or date of employment (which ever comes later) except in limited circumstances where an exemption is approved due to a disability or sincerely held religious beliefs.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.


Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-09) or pay band in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing most or all of the following duties: (1) Applying advanced knowledge of safety regulations, methods, standards, and techniques applicable to Explosive and Weapons System Safety Programs to identify, control, reduce, or eliminate hazardous conditions; (2) Developing projects and studies which require analysis of complex interrelated ordnance safety issues involving trend identification, causal factors analysis, and the development of recommended risk mitigation measures; (3) Providing explosives expertise to other Safety Center Directorates and Divisions to support command mission as well as to external commands when requested to give assistance, presentations, and briefs to address explosives issues; (4) Conducting mishap investigations, safety/compliance assessments, or assist visits; (5) Writing and editing explosive safety articles and reports for technical accuracy; and (6) Serving as advisor to address all maintenance, overhaul, production and support of ordnance and associated equipment.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:


The following can be substituted in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements of this position:
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree
LL.M., if related
a combination of graduate education and experience totaling 100%.

Additional information

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

This position is eligible for part time, full time or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at:

ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the highly qualified category or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:

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