SAFETY & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SPECIALIST
Department of the Army - Pullman, WA

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Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
This position is located at Lower Granite Project which is situated on the Snake River, 32-river miles downstream from Clarkston, Washington. This Project provides hydroelectric generation, navigation, fish passage and recreation. The powerhouse, navigation lock and juvenile fish facility are operated and maintained by 80-85 employees. It lies in close proximity to the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley; college towns of Pullman, Washington and Moscow, Idaho; and Colfax, Washington. Vanpools originating in Garfield , Whitman, Asotin and Columbia Counties offer mass transit service to and from the Project. Recreational opportunities including fishing, hunting, boating and camping are abundantly available to enthusiasts.

Who May Apply: US Citizens

KEY REQUIREMENTS

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is authorized IAW the Joint Travel Reg.

Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized.

TDY (Temporary Duty travel) may be required: 10%

Pre-employment physical required and annual monitoring thereafter.

Valid state driver’s license required.

DUTIES:
As Project Safety Specialist, the incumbent serves as advisor and technical expert on all safety program and compliance issues and activities.

Serves as Project Safety Officer, requiring in-depth knowledge of Federal and State laws and regulations, Agency regulations, policies and practices such as OSHA, National Fire Code, Life Safety Code, Corps Safety Regulations (EM-385-1-1), etc.

Plans, coordinates, and executes the broad and complex program to ensure compliance with Federal, State and Agency safety laws and regulations.

Develops, maintains and manages site-specific safety programs such as: confined space entry, confined space rescue/retrieval, fall protection, medical surveillance, hearing conservation, arc flash protection, etc.

Administers an extensive medical surveillance program for Project employees.

Conducts industrial hygiene evaluations of work operations involving potentially hazardous environmental conditions

Maintains extensive contacts with agency personnel, District personnel and Project officials to effectively manage the safety compliance program.

Coordinates with Governmental Agencies and private industry in developing and maintaining plans and procedures necessary to comply with safety requirements.

As training coordinator for the safety program, ensures that all required training is accomplished on schedule.

Develops and presents training programs and courses which result in compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Sp ecialized experience: To Qualify applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level. GS-09. Specialized experience is defined as: Independently and/or in conjunction with team, conduct surveys and inspections of serviced areas and activities for compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration ( OSHA) and local safety standards; conduct follow-up inspections of hazards noted to determine adequacy of corrective actions; Investigate accidents/incidents, prepare summaries and reports, maintaining relevant data and statistics; Advise supervisors of appropriate safety and occupational health measures to control or eliminate hazards.

**NOTE: The required specialized experience MUST be well documented on your resume.**

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities)in the following areas:

Knowledge of occupational safety management principles and practices.

Ability to analyze safety and occupational health data.

Ability to conduct safety training.

Knowledge of Project-specific concerns.

EDUCATION:
Education may be substituted for specialized experience.
For GS-11: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree -OR- 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree -OR- LL.M., related to this position. Education must be in the fields of safety or occupational health fields (safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene), or 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.

Combining Education and Experience:
Combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience described above may be used to meet total qualification requirements at the GS-11 level.

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Edation are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Manangment (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.

Official or unofficial college or university transcript may be used for the application process.

Official transcripts are required at time of selection

Other Requirements:
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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.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
A medical exam required.
Personal Security Investigation required.
License/Certification: Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid state driver's license.
Position may require employee to wear protective clothing/gear.
This is a Career Program Position (CP) # 12.
Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement.
You may claim Military Spouse Preference.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the q uestionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .

BENEFITS:
The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

Comprehensive health and life insurance
Competitive salaries
Generous retirement programs
Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
Flexible work environment to include use of Telework and alternate work schedules
Paid employment related training and education
Possible student loan repayment
Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.

These benefits may or may not be applicable to the position in this announcement.

OTHER INFORMATION:
• Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
• The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at

http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf

• In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .)

• Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

• Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work experience.

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