Safety and Occupational Health Manager, GS-0018-13 (FPL 13) (MP)

Washington, D.C
Jan 25, 2022
Jan 27, 2022
Full Time

APPLICATION LIMIT: This vacancy announcement is limited to the first 50 applications received and will close at 11:59PM Eastern Time on the day that we receive the 50th application, or at 11:59PM Eastern Time on the listed closing date, whichever occurs first.

We encourage you to read this entire vacancy announcement prior to submitting your application.

As a Safety and Occupational Health Manager, GS-0018-13, you will:

• Serves as technical expert on safety, occupational health, and environmental safety related matters,
advising management, staff, operating officials, and supervisors on principles and techniques in the
prevention and control of accidents in such areas as work methods and construction projects.

• Develops and applies methods, techniques, and abatements to control or eliminate unsafe acts or conditions.
Develops and recommends substantive program changes or courses of managerial action.

• The incumbent reviews plans and on-site conditions for construction, building alterations, and/or changes in installed equipment, and monitors projects through completion to ensure compliance with safety codes and standards.

• Participates in pre-construction or planning meetings. Provides technical support and solutions for accommodating unconventional work operations and/or new materials. Consults with designers, facilities managers, leadership, or other appropriate entities in planning safety for new construction and/or building alterations or equipment changes.

• Resolves conflicts between operational and/or facility requirements and the application of safety standards. During construction projects monitors work in progress to assure safety features are being actualized. When the need arises, exercises authority to stop any operation that is of imminent danger to personnel, property, or environment.

• Check and monitor obligations and make comparisons to expected expenditures. Verify the accuracy of invoices and make vendor payments using automated systems.

• Exercises direct responsibility for the Environmental Support Program. This includes sustainability programs and reporting. Manages respective programs to ensure development and implementation of program objectives, ensure regulatory compliance and obligations are fulfilled in a cost-effective manner.

• Responds to OMB Directives, White House Executive Orders, and other changes to federal or local statutes, as needed.

• Conducts periodic surveys or inspections to ensure compliance with safety best practices. Follows regulatory guidance. Monitors and investigates all safety concerns and work-related injuries.

• Creates tracking logs and develops metrics to analyze mishap statistics, evaluates economic loss, severity of injuries, trends, and surrounding environmental conditions, including potential hazards. Isolates causal factors and devises measures to control and remediate hazards.

• Compiles and analyzes statistical data and prepares charts, tables, and prepares formal written reports for the appropriate personnel and agencies. Assigns priorities of corrective actions and monitors progress to completion.

• Promptly address and seek resolution to all safety issues. Operations and processes surveyed included those that are high-hazard and complex.

• Conducts opening and closing conferences with management and employees, reviewing hazards identified and violations cited. Advises employer of possible fiscal penalties and of employer/employee rights and obligations under the Safety and Occupational Health Act.

• Responsible for representing the Department on matters relating to Environmental Quality, sustainability and other related programs, and is responsible for development of reports, and responses to higher agencies on new and ongoing initiatives.

• Represents the organization at meetings, seminars, conferences sponsored by GSA or other federal agencies or industry on environmental matters. Develops relationships with other federal agencies to foster collaboration and communication on environmental impacts, operational changes, as appropriate.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Males 18 and over must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • You may be subject to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • Relocation will not be paid.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

If you are a current federal employee, you must meet all time-in-grade and time-after competitive appointment qualifications within 30 days of the closing date of this vacancy announcement. To verify that you meet these requirements, we will review your responses to the core eligibility questions on the occupational questionnaire, as well as your submitted resume and required documents. To make an accurate determination, you will need to include on your resume your federal position title, pay plan, occupational series, grade level, agency, dates for which you held the grade level (stated as MM/YYYY to MM/YYYY, OR MM/YYYY to PRESENT), and total hours worked per week.

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).

Condition of Employment:

As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.


Minimum Qualification Requirements

You may meet the minimum qualifications for the GS-13, if you possess the specialize experience.

Specialized Experience for the GS-13

One year of experience in either federal or non-federal service that is equivalent to at least a GS-12 performing at least two (2) of the three (3) the following duties or work assignments:

1. Experience ensuring organizational activities comply with federal, state, or local health and safety regulations and the best practices in the industry.
2. Experience developing occupational health and safety systems, policies, procedures, manuals, and training exercises.
3. Experience carrying out safety inspections and internal audits for development of reports recommending corrective actions to management.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

The quality of your experience will be measured by the extent to which you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). You do not need to provide separate narrative responses to these KSAs, as they will be measured by your responses to the occupational questionnaire (you may preview the occupational questionnaire by clicking the link at the end of the Evaluations section of this vacancy announcement).

1. Knowledge of safety principles, practices, procedures, standards, laws, and regulations in order to plan, organize, operate, and evaluate an effective and comprehensive safety, environmental and sustainability program for the organization.

2. Knowledge of the programs, functions, work processes, and working environment and relationships of the organization and its occupations, in order to plan, develop, and implement the safety, environmental and sustainability program and associated procedures and policies, and to promote a safe working environment and work patterns.

3. Knowledge of industrial hygiene, environmental and safety engineering, safety procedures and risk mitigation techniques in order to develop new methods and approaches to identify, evaluate and resolve complex safety or environmental problems.

4. Skill in obtaining, identifying, compiling, and analyzing information, in order to plan and conduct studies and analyses of complex safety matters.

5. Skill in communicating orally and in writing in order to provide advice, guidance, and consultation to managers, employees, union officials and other officials; to review and present complex information and to prepare comprehensive reports and recommendations.


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.

Education cannot be substituted for experience for this position and grade level.

Additional information

Veterans' Career Counseling: If you are a veteran interested in receiving tips on preparing a Federal resume and/or how to prepare for an interview, you may email to schedule a session with a career counselor ("Veterans Counseling Session" should be placed in the subject line of the email).

Student Loan Default: If selected for this position, we will verify that you have not defaulted on any loan funded or guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Education. If you are found to be in default, we will contact you to make arrangements for repayment prior to making an official offer of employment.

Suitability and Investigation: If selected for this position, you will be required to complete the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine your suitability for federal employment and successfully complete a pre-appointment investigation/background check.

Essential/Non-Essential: This position is considered non-essential for purposes of reporting to work during federal government closures.

Financial Disclosure: This position does not require financial disclosure.

Telework: During the current period of mandatory telework required by the Agency's COVID-19 response, telework will be mandatory. When it is determined the Agency will be moving to the reopening phase, employees will be expected to physically return to the office of their official duty locations. Telework days and any required waiting period for eligibility will be determined at that time.

Bargaining Unit: This position is not included in the bargaining unit.

Selections: Agencies have broad authority under law to hire from any appropriate source of eligibles and may fill a vacancy in the competitive service by any method authorized. We may make additional selections from this vacancy announcement within 90 days from the date the selection certificates are issued, should vacancies occur. We may also share selection certificates amongst program offices across the agency.

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