Safety/Occ Health Specialist
Department of Defense - Washington, DC

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As a member of the United States Intelligence Community, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is a Department of Defense combat support agency. With over 16,500 military and civilian employees worldwide, DIA is a major producer and manager of foreign military intelligence. We provide military intelligence to warfighters, defense planners, and defense and national security policymakers in the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community in support of U.S. military planning and operations and weapon systems acquisition. We invite you to learn how you can become a valued member of the DIA team.

We are committed to:
Service to our country, our community, and our fellow citizens.

Dedication, strength, and urgency of purpose to provide for our nation's defense.

Customer-Focus in the products and services we provide.

Integrity and accountability in all of our actions and activities.

Commitment to inquiry, truth, and continuous learning.

Creativity and innovation in solving problems, discovering facts, and creating knowledge.

Teamwork through internal and external partnerships.

Leadership at all levels within Defense Intelligence and the Intelligence Community.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship - Drug Test - Security Investigation
DUTIES:
The incumbent serves as a Safety and Occupational Health Specialist. As such, the incumbent plans, schedules, and conducts inspections for installations and worksites to ensure compliance with standards; investigates accidents and claims of safety violations to determine origin, causes, and contributing elements; reviews and analyzes statistics on accidents and makes recommendations for improvement; provides advice on safety and occupational health problems and issues; and participates in the technical review of contracts and safety specifications for designs and structures.

  • Plans, schedules, and conducts inspections for installations and work sites to ensure compliance with applicable occupational safety and environmental standards and obtains immediate corrective actions of conditions which are imminent danger to life or limb. Prepares written reports on findings and makes recommendations to the safety managers.
  • Investigates, in coordination with Agency counsel, accidents and claims of safety violations to determine origin, causes, and contributing elements and prepares written reports of the findings to safety managers. Reviews and analyzes periodic tabulation of accident statistics. Advises and supports accident investigating boards and the Agency’s Safety Committee.
  • Reviews and analyzes periodic tabulation of accidents statistics based on reports generated from accident reporting databases and recommends improvement on the safety and occupational health procedures and processes.
  • Provides advice on safety and occupational health problems and issues and makes recommendations for corrective actions. Interprets safety and environmental policies and regulations and provides guidance to Agency personnel.
  • Participates in the technical review of contracts and safety specifications for designs and structures and makes recommendations on any safety inadequacies. Provides advice on safety and environmental issues such as equipment purchases, installation of safety devices and apparatus, and sanitations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Factor A – Essential Knowledge – 80 Points

Knowledge of a wide range of concepts, principles, and practices in building management, such as would be gained through extended graduate study or experience and skill in applying this knowledge to difficult and complex work assignments; and/or a comprehensive, intensive, practical knowledge of building management and in applying this knowledge to the development of new methods, approaches, or procedures.

Other Requirements

Applications must be received by MIDNIGHT (Eastern Time) of the closing date of the announcement, unless otherwise waived prior to the vacancy announcement’s closing date.

May be required to perform duty at other operating locations.

Relocation (permanent change of station) costs may not be authorized.

Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) not authorized.

Current Federal employees (non-DIA) must also submit a copy of the SF50, notification of personnel action, that documents their appointment to or promotion to the highest grade held.

All DIA employees are subject to world-wide deployment to crisis situations and may be required to serve anywhere in the world.

All DIA employees are subject to initial and a periodic counterintelligence-scope polygraph tests.

Availability for shift work, extended hours, and travel is required for this position.

All employees are required to sign an agreement not to disclose, in any fashion, classified information to unauthorized persons. An agreement is also required to authorize agency pre-publication review of certain material prior to disclosure during and after employment with DIA.

DIA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, personal favoritism, protected genetic information, or other non-merit factors. DIA provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, as appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the servicing Human Resources Specialist/Manager.

If you are claiming 5-points Veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other documentation that supports your claim. Applicants claiming 10 points veterans’ preference must submit a DD-214 and Standard Form 15, Application for 10-Point Preference, as well as required documentation indicated on the form. Lack of supporting documentation will result in the Agency’s inability to recognize veteran status for this announcement.

Employees must participate in the DoD Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer of Pay (DD/EFT) Program, with net pay deposited directly into the employee's account of choice at his/her designated financial institution.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
All applicants must be U.S. citizens and are subject to a thorough background inquiry.

Mandatory Assessment Factors
1. Takes initiative to collaborate with team members and other individuals
2. Understands factors that may lead to incomplete data sets and proactively addresses gaps in information
3. Formulates policies, procedures, strategies, regulations, and objectives for the organization that address current issues and mission needs
4. Identifies best practices as well as ineffective and inefficient practices to develop recommendations
5. Develops initiatives to achieve strategic and tactical goals and objectives

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
QUALIFICATIONS:Basic Requirements:
You must possess 1 year of specialized experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the next lower qualifying band or equivalent GS/GG level, which is directly related to the position being filled. Your experience must demonstrate possession of the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Please note that some occupational series have specific mandatory education and/or experience qualification requirements, therefore we recommend that you refer to the appropriate Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standard for additional detail regarding how your education and experience will be evaluated (http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp).
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

HOW WILL I BE EVALUATED:
DIA will evaluate your online application to ensure it demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, work experience, and mandatory education (if applicable) required to successfully perform the duties of the advertised position. We will also evaluate your responses to the mandatory position-related assessment factors to ensure they are substantiated in your application (work experience). If our evaluation demonstrates that you meet the position's requirements, your application will be forwarded for further consideration.

Other Information: This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies during the next 90 days.

Applicants must ensure work experiences clearly demonstrate knowledge of the subject matter pertinent to the position and the technical skills to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Your application cannot be processed without your responses to the mandatory position-related assessment factors. In addition, your application will be used for the qualifications review/verification process.

If you submit responses to the mandatory position-related assessment factors but not a complete application, you cannot be considered for the position. Your application will be appropriately documented and you will be removed from competition.

You are not required to submit responses to the highly desired assessment factors, but it is encouraged. DIA uses the highly desired assessment factors to identify the best qualified applicant in cases where several applicants appear to be comparatively qualified based upon their application and responses to the mandatory position-related assessment factors.

ONLINE APPLICATION:
Your online application must clearly indicate that you possess the education and mandatory qualification requirements for this position, as specified in this vacancy announcement. Please note that some vacancy announcements may not specify education and/or mandatory qualification requirements, therefore we recommend that you refer to the appropriate Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standard for additional detail regarding how your education and experience will be evaluated (http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp).

ASSESSMENT FACTOR RESPONSES:
For each of the following mandatory (required) assessment factors use the drop-down menu to select a response from the choices below (A-E) that best describes your highest level of training and/or experience in performing the task.

A - Lacks education, training or experience in performing this task
B - Has education/training in performing task, not yet performed on job
C - Performed this task on the job while monitored by supervisor or manager
D - Independently performed this task with minimal supervision or oversight
E - Supervised performance/trained others/consulted as expert for this task

For each of the following highly desired assessment factors (optional) select "Yes" or "No" from the drop-down menu as your response. Ensure your affirmative responses are supported in the appropriate section of your application.

BENEFITS:
Please visit our web site, www.dia.mil. Under the “Careers” heading on our web site, you will find a listing of benefits available to DIA employees.

OTHER INFORMATION:
DIA positions are in the Excepted Service under 10 USC 1601 appointment authority. All candidates must be U.S. citizens and are subject to a thorough background inquiry and any required medical examinations. All applicants conditionally selected for this position and all DIA employees are subject to initial and a periodic counterintelligence-scope polygraph tests. All applicants conditionally selected for this position will be required to submit, prior to appointment, to urinalysis, to screen for illegal drugs. Employees are required to sign an agreement not to disclose, in any fashion, classified information to unauthorized persons. All civilian employees are required to participate in the DOD Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer of Pay Program. All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. Veterans who are preference-eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions are encouraged to apply.

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