Safety and Occupational Health Specialist Job

Vacancy No. IMP-10693081-20-KDF Department Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Salary $78,681.00 to $102,288.00 Grade 13 to 13
Perm/Temp Temporary FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/14/2020 Close Date 1/13/2021
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Status Candidates
Locations:
YUMA, AZALAMEDA, CABARSTOW, CABRIDGEPORT, CA
CAMP PENDLETON, CARIDGECREST, CACORONADO, CADALY CITY, CA
EDWARDS, CAEDWARDS AFBEL CENTRO, CALEMOORE, CA
LONG BEACH, CAMIRAMARMONTEREY, CASAN DIEGO, CA
POINT MUGUPORT HUENEME, CASAN CLEMENTE, CASAN DIEGO, CA
SAN FRANCISCO, CASAN FRANCISCO COUNTYSEAL BEACH, CATRAVIS AFB, CA
TWENTYNINE PALMS, CALAFAYETTE, COGROTON, CTNEW LONDON, CT
WASHINGTON, DCWASHINGTON, DCBAY COUNTYDUVAL COUNTY
ESCAMBIA COUNTYFORT WALTON BEACH, FLJACKSONVILLE, FLKEY WEST, FL
JACKSONVILLE, FLMILTON, FLORANGE COUNTYORLANDO, FL
PANAMA CITY, FLGONZALEZ, FLJACKSONVILLE, FLALBANY, GA
KINGS BAY, GAKINGS BAY, GAGREAT LAKES, ILGREAT LAKES, IL
NVL TRAINING CTRCRANE, ININDIANAPOLIS, INBELLE CHASSE, LA
BOSSIER CITY, LANEW ORLEANS, LAANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, MDANNAPOLIS, MD
BETHESDA, MDCABIN JOHN, MDINDIAN HEAD, MDPATUXENT RIVER, MD
SUITLAND, MDTHURMONT, MDBRUNSWICK, MECUTLER, ME
PORTSMOUTH NVL SHIPYARDPROSPECT HARBOR, MEBATTLE CREEK, MIMINNEAPOLIS, MN
KANSAS CITY, MOKANSAS CITY, MOKANSAS CITY, MOBILOXI, MS
GULFPORT, MSMERIDIAN, MSSTENNIS SPACE CENTER, MSCHERRY POINT, NC
CRAVEN COUNTYJACKSONVILLE, NCPORTSMOUTH, NHCOLTS NECK, NJ
FALLON, NVROME, NYSARATOGA SPRINGS, NYCARLE PLACE, NY
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKPHILADELPHIA, PAMECHANICSBURG, PAPHILADELPHIA, PA
PHILADELPHIA, PANEWPORT, RIBEAUFORT, SCCHARLESTON, SC
GOOSE CREEK, SCSHAW A F B, SCMEMPHIS, TNNASHVILLE, TN
CORPUS CHRISTI, TXCORPUS CHRISTI, TXDALLAS, TXDALLAS, TX
DALLAS, TXFORT WORTH, TXKINGSVILLE, TXHILL AFB, UT
ARLINGTON, VAARLINGTON, VADAHLGREN, VANORFOLK, VA
NORFOLK, VAPORTSMOUTH, VAQUANTICO, VAQUANTICO, VA
VIRGINIA BEACH, VAYORKTOWN, VABREMERTON, WABREMERTON, WA
EVERETT, WAKITSAP COUNTYOAK HARBOR, WAPOULSBO, WA
SILVERDALE, WACAMP PENDLETON, CARIDGECREST, CACORONADO, CA
DALY CITY, CAEDWARDS, CAEDWARDS AFBEL CENTRO, CA
LEMOORE, CALONG BEACH, CAMIRAMARMONTEREY, CA
SAN DIEGO, CAPOINT MUGUPORT HUENEME, CASAN CLEMENTE, CA
SAN DIEGO, CASAN FRANCISCO, CASAN FRANCISCO COUNTYSEAL BEACH, CA
TRAVIS AFB, CATWENTYNINE PALMS, CALAFAYETTE, COGROTON, CT
NEW LONDON, CTWASHINGTON, DCWASHINGTON, DCBAY COUNTY
DUVAL COUNTYESCAMBIA COUNTYFORT WALTON BEACH, FLJACKSONVILLE, FL
KEY WEST, FLJACKSONVILLE, FLMILTON, FLORANGE COUNTY
ORLANDO, FLPANAMA CITY, FLGONZALEZ, FLJACKSONVILLE, FL
ALBANY, GAKINGS BAY, GAKINGS BAY, GAGREAT LAKES, IL
GREAT LAKES, ILNVL TRAINING CTRCRANE, ININDIANAPOLIS, IN
BELLE CHASSE, LABOSSIER CITY, LANEW ORLEANS, LAANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, MD
ANNAPOLIS, MDBETHESDA, MDCABIN JOHN, MDINDIAN HEAD, MD
PATUXENT RIVER, MDSUITLAND, MDTHURMONT, MDBRUNSWICK, ME
CUTLER, MEPORTSMOUTH NVL SHIPYARDPROSPECT HARBOR, MEBATTLE CREEK, MI
MINNEAPOLIS, MNKANSAS CITY, MOKANSAS CITY, MOKANSAS CITY, MO
BILOXI, MSGULFPORT, MSMERIDIAN, MSSTENNIS SPACE CENTER, MS
CHERRY POINT, NCCRAVEN COUNTYJACKSONVILLE, NCPORTSMOUTH, NH
COLTS NECK, NJFALLON, NVROME, NYSARATOGA SPRINGS, NY
CARLE PLACE, NYOKLAHOMA CITY, OKPHILADELPHIA, PAMECHANICSBURG, PA
PHILADELPHIA, PAPHILADELPHIA, PANEWPORT, RIBEAUFORT, SC
CHARLESTON, SCGOOSE CREEK, SCSHAW A F B, SCMEMPHIS, TN
NASHVILLE, TNCORPUS CHRISTI, TXCORPUS CHRISTI, TXDALLAS, TX
DALLAS, TXDALLAS, TXFORT WORTH, TXKINGSVILLE, TX
HILL AFB, UTARLINGTON, VAARLINGTON, VADAHLGREN, VA
NORFOLK, VANORFOLK, VAPORTSMOUTH, VAQUANTICO, VA
QUANTICO, VAVIRGINIA BEACH, VAYORKTOWN, VABREMERTON, WA
BREMERTON, WAEVERETT, WAKITSAP COUNTYOAK HARBOR, WA
POULSBO, WASILVERDALE, WA


Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
Overview
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 01/14/2020 to 01/13/2021

  • Service

    Competitive

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 13

  • Salary

    $78,681 to $102,288 per year

  • Appointment type

    Temporary - 1 YEAR

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time

Locations

1 vacancy in the following locations:

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

This job is open to
  • Federal employees - Competitive service

    Current or former competitive service federal employees.

  • Special authorities

    Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.

Clarification from the agency

Permanent Competitive Service Internal Employees within the Major Command - Naval Facilities Enigneering Command (NAVFAC) - NV25 and DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) eligibles

Announcement number

IMP-10693081-20-KDF

Control number

556073600

  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    The selectee for this position will serve as a Safety and Occupational Health Specialist in the Operations Department, OTH Remote Construction Branch of NAVAL FACILITIES ENG COMMAND ATLANTIC.

    **Above salary does not include locality. Locality adjustment will be determined by duty location once a selection has been made.**

    This position is a 100% TDY position to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, South Africa.

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    Responsibilities

    The successful selectee will perform the following duties:

    • Applying safety and occupational health regulations principles or practices to resolve technical issues
    • Implementing safety programs to reduce the frequency of accidents or occupational illness
    • Inspecting environmental conditions to identify hazards, detecting risks and determining causal relationships

    Travel Required

    76% or greater - This position is a 100% TDY position to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, South Africa.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Requirements
    Requirements 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 www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
    • Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
    • 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.
    Qualifications
    In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

    Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Utilizing knowledge of Safety and Occupational health principles, practices, standards, and abatement measures to manage an Occupational Health program; 2) Utilizing knowledge of practical engineering methods and techniques, energy trace and barrier analysis to evaluate and resolve occupational Safety and Health programs; 3) Analyzing safety design features and specification to identifying and control hazardous construction processes and equipment usage; 4) Developing command policy on wide range of safety and occupational health activities inherent to Occupational Safety and Health program..

    Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

    Must be able to obtain a final secret security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.

    This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training and experience. This position has been identified as a Career Field Facilities Engineering at Level III. If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Certification Level and Career Field information in your resume.

    Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment. Certification requirements may be viewed at http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/CareerLvl.aspx.

    Work requires frequent bending, stooping, walking, standing, working in cramped positions, and climbing.
    Work requires lifting and moving heavy items.
    Work requires exposure to high noise levels.
    Must be able to wear personal protective equipment such as helmets, gloves, coveralls, glasses, goggles, respirators and safety shoes continuously for the duration of the work shift.
    Work is performed in areas where potentially harmful physical and chemical agents are present. These agents may include, but are not limited to: fumes, dust, heat, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and chemicals. Efforts to ensure worker safety include engineering controls, training, work procedures, and medical surveillance programs. Medical surveillance includes medical examinations of workers.

    Selectee must obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver's license.

    Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa is located in a harsh environmental setting with adverse weather conditions for many months of the year (excessive heat, humidity, and rain) and working in areas populated by poisonous snakes, plants, and/or insects, and contagious diseases and poor air quality, chemical handling areas, and damp and unheated spaces. The work may require extensive work shifts of 12-16 hours a day and more than a 5 day workweek. Generally, indoor work location has power, water, heating and air conditioning, although outages should be expected. The incumbent will be required to live on the camp, where living quarters are a container living unit (CLU), which may be very cramped with the requirement to share bathroom facilities. Initial living quarters may be a tent. Fatigue may occur from long work hours and uncomfortable living conditions.
    The position may be required to provide immediate contingency support requiring a physical and immunizations deemed necessary for the environment in which this support is provided.
    Incumbent is entitled to 30% Post Differential pay.
    Potential benefits for working in Djibouti:
    · Ability to gain international work experience
    · Professional development by working in an area at the forefront of construction and community growth
    · High potential for overtime pay
    · Local Market Supplement (based on parent command location)
    · Imminent Danger Pay - $225/month (first 42 days)
    · Post Differential Allowance - currently 30% of base pay (beginning day 43+)
    · Free quarters and messing
    · Per Diem
    Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

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

    Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

    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: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

    When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following competencies:

    • ACCOUNTABILITY
    • PROBLEM SOLVING
    • RULEMAKING AND REGULATION
    • SAFETY AND HEALTH
    • SAFETY AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH (SOH) HAZARD IDENTIFICATION


    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.

    If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    All eligibility, qualifications, and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Secret

    Drug test required

    No

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    You are required to provide documentation that supports the eligibility and qualification claims made in your resume and assessment questionnaire. You must submit the applicable documents listed here and those listed with the eligibilities you select in the announcement questionnaire with your application package. Applicants who do not provide supporting documentation that fully support their claims will not be referred to the hiring manager. Cover letter is optional.

    A complete resume is required. Your resume must show relevant experience, job title, duties and accomplishments. Your resume must show complete information for each job entry to support minimum qualifications. The following information should be provided in your resume, but it is acceptable to provide elsewhere in your application package: employer's name, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week, and pay plan, series and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-09) for relevant federal experience.TIP: A good way to ensure you include all essential information is to use the Resume Builder in USAJOBS to create your resume.

    Are you applying for a promotion? If you are a current GS employee applying for a higher grade than the grade that you currently hold you must provide an SF-50 that shows that you have held the next lower grade for at least one year. Some SF-50s effective within the last 52 weeks will not demonstrate you have held the next lower grade for at least one year (e.g. General Adjustment SF-50 from this year). In many cases, we need to see two (2) SF-50s to determine time-in-grade and eligibility for promotion. If you are a DoD employee, you can obtain a copy of your SF- 50(s) from MyBiz.

    Are you claiming membership in any professional organizations, or possession of a license, certificate or credentials? Check the Conditions of Employment section above to see if any are required. If you claim membership, license, certification, or credentials, you must submit a copy of said document in your application package.

    Are you using education as a substitute for some or all of the experience requirement? Is there a basic education requirement for this position? Check the Education section above to see what is allowed and what is required. Any claims you make in your resume or assessment questionnaire regarding education or degrees MUST be supported by official or unofficial transcripts or a list of courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned issued from your school. While unofficial transcripts are acceptable for initial application, an official transcript will ultimately be required if you are selected for the position. You may submit a copy your degree(s) if specific coursework does not have to be verified.

    Are you a veteran claiming 5-point veterans' preference or claiming sole survivorship preference? You must submit a copy of your latest DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (any copy that shows all dates of service, as well as character of service [Honorable, General, etc.] is acceptable) OR a VA letter that shows dates of service or service connected disability AND character of service. If you have more than one DD-214 for multiple periods of active duty service, submit a copy for each period of service. If you were issued a DD-215 to amend aforementioned information on the DD-214 you must submit that too. If you are not sure of your preference eligibility, visit the Department of Labor's website: Veterans' Preference Advisor

    Are you a disabled veteran or claiming 10-point veterans' preference?
    If you are eligible to claim 10 point veterans preference you must submit a DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty as described above for 5-point preference.

    You must also provide the applicable supporting documentation of your disability (e.g. disability letter from the VA) as described on Standard Form-15 (SF-15). http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.

    Are you an active duty service member? Active Duty Service Members are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.).

    Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents contain personal information such as SSN and DOB and some documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove said personal information before you submit your application. You must provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected.

  • Benefits
    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Benefits/Pages/Default.aspx

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    Click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
    1. Complete resume with relevant experience, job title, duties and accomplishments. Your resume must show complete information for each job entry to support minimum qualifications. The following information should be provided in your resume, but it is acceptable to provide elsewhere in your application package: employer's name, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week, and pay plan, series and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-09) for relevant federal experience.TIP: A good way to ensure you include all essential information is to use the Resume Builder in USAJOBS to create your resume.
    2. Complete assessment questionnaire. For a quick preview of the assessment questionnaire click here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10693081
    3. Supporting documentation

    Failure to submit a complete application package will result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration.

    Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 01/13/2021. Applications received after 01/13/2021 will generally result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed will be reviewed.

    Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account: https://mydon.usajobs.gov/Account/Login select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process so please plan appropriately.

    You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

    Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the Contact Information or Agency Information listed in this vacancy announcement. All resumes/applications received at the addresses listed in the Contact Information or Agency Information will be destroyed and will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.

    It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information in their resume and documents are legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant.

    Agency contact information Department of Navy EIC Department of Navy EIC
    Address

    NAVAL FACILITIES ENG COMMAND ATLANTIC
    6506 Hampton Blvd
    Norfolk, VA 23508
    US
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    Next steps

    When the application process is complete, your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements for which you requested consideration. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability related to the job requirements.

    Generally, only best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager. Sometimes well qualified andminimally qualified candidates are referred. Occasionally, candidates eligible for priority consideration are referred, and no other candidates are referred.

    The hiring manager may choose to conduct interviews.

    You will be notified of our rating and referral decision. If you are referred, you will be notified when a hiring decision is made.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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