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SAFETY AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH MANAGER

Air Force Civilian Service Eielson Afb, AK
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Job Description

Duties

Plans, directs, coordinates, and evaluates activities necessary to the overall management of the ground and weapons safety programs. Reviews health and safety plans/programs and develops and issues local directives and procedures establishing technical and administrative safety and occupational health requirements for industrial, construction, commercial, transportation activities, and explosives operations. Plans, schedules, and conducts periodic inspections and evaluations for the following: Facilities, equipment, operations to include munitions maintenance, loading/unloading explosives, missile handling, weapons firing ranges, combat training, sited explosives storage area, operational explosives storage locations and identifies deficiencies in the programs and variances to the standards using a comprehensive knowledge of regulations, standards, procedures, methods, and techniques to determine compliance with occupational safety and health regulations, DOD explosives safety standards and AF regulations. Evaluates a variety of complex, unconventional safety and occupational health problems or circumstances; determines risk assessment of the hazardous processes/conditions identified; and determines applicable methods and procedures for controlling or eliminating hazards. Documents and reviews inspection findings, initiates an appropriate program improvement based on findings, and prepares formal reports for dissemination to appropriate parties. Recommends appropriate measures to eliminate or control hazardous operating procedures. Conducts follow-up inspections to ensure violations and hazards are corrected. Plans investigations and analyzes mishaps and hazardous conditions to determine origin, causes, and contributing elements and prepares written evaluation reports concerning findings. Work operations and environmental conditions involve a substantial number and diversity of hazards which include those with significant severity and loss. Obtains statements from witnesses, photographs mishap scene, records circumstances of mishap and extent of injuries, estimates cost of property damage, and prepares formal reports of findings with proposed recommendations and abatement dates to correct the unsafe acts/conditions. Compiles and analyzes mishap data, identifies trends, and develops comprehensive recommendations to reduce or eliminate mishaps. Prepares supplements to regulations and manuals and develops specialized local regulations defining mishap prevention, handling, and storage procedures based on interpretation and/or adaptation of higher command instructions and policies formulated by other Federal government agencies. Approves/disapproves explosives facility licenses submitted by operating units for explosives storage and operations locations. Reviews plans and specifications for new construction, major building alterations, and/or changes in installation equipment and monitors project through completion to ensure compliance with safety codes and standards. Evaluates site plans, layout, and definitive drawings pertaining to weapons/explosives storage areas and recommends design changes not included in the original plan and provides technical recommendations to eliminate or control safety hazards in the repair and maintenance of installation facilities and equipment. Develops specialized operating practices affecting construction matters associated with diverse but recognized hazards and attends pre-construction conferences to brief contractors on safety requirements. Identifies potential safety hazards to assure adequate fire exits, stairways, aisle space, adequate sprinkler systems, etc. Randomly spot checks construction sites and notifies contracting officer when safety violations or practices are observed (e.g., improper scaffolding, construction pits not safeguarded, improper use of ladders). Consults with engineering and/or logistics personnel to provide up-to-date safety and health criteria, or standards on equipment to be purchased, architectural drawings, or planned operating procedures. When need arises, stops any operation that is of imminent danger to personnel or property. Develops and provides technical safety training/instruction to supervisors, employees, and/or unit safety representatives on a wide range of work operations areas, such as traffic safety techniques, proper storage of hazardous materials, common laboratory hazards, confined space, lockout/tag out and building evacuation procedures. Uses a wide variety of formal training materials, such as outlines, handouts, publications, films, exhibits, protective devices, and visual aids to provide and/or reinforce information related to safe work practices, accident prevention techniques, and mishap reporting requirements. Promotes safety through poster campaigns, displays of safety equipment, and oral presentations at local community and regional safety committee meetings. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

General Experience. All GS-0018 series personnel must be certified at the next higher level before being eligible for that level AND must have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience in the grade immediately below the next higher level.

Specialized Experience is experience which is directly related to the position to be filled and which has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.

GS-11 - Performed periodic/unscheduled inspections of base facilities, warehouses, and equipment maintenance operations and evaluated compliance with applicable regulations and hazard system. Recommended measures and methods to correct safety and occupational health deficiencies. Participated in planning for testing of munitions, and assured integration of explosive safety criteria in testing procedures. Reviewed test implementation directives for inclusion of appropriate safety criteria. Prepared supplements to regulations and manuals for aircraft weapons safety and developed local regulations defining applicable mishap prevention procedures.

Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Your experience will be evaluated on the basis of duties performed. Your record of experience and/or training must show possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position:

- Comprehensive knowledge of occupational safety and health principles, practices, procedures, health regulations and standards applicable to the performance of a full range of complex occupational safety and health management responsibilities at a military installation involving planning, organizing, directing, operating, and evaluating the occupational safety and health program for ground and explosive surety.

- Knowledge of work processes, methods, techniques and procedures to detect and correct unsafe conditions in diversified environments, e.g. aircraft maintenance/flight line operations, civil engineering, motor vehicle maintenance, contractor operations, and explosives handling and storage.

- Knowledge of underlying psychological and physiological factors sufficient to plan and implement installation-wide safety education activities and promote the safe working practices and sound equipment operation procedures essential to the achievement of an efficient and safe working environment.

- Knowledge of industrial work processes, material handling techniques, motor vehicle maintenance practices, compressed gases, shop machinery design, and industrial fire hazards sufficient to investigate and determine causal factors contributing to mishaps or incidents and resulting in hazardous working conditions.

- Knowledge of construction standards, methods, practices, techniques, materials, equipment, and utility systems sufficient to evaluate compliance with construction safety standards and devise innovative hazard control measures applicable to new building construction and industrial modifications.

- Skilled in the interpretation of engineering drawing sufficient to identify possible hazardous conditions.

APPOINTMENT FACTORS: Excepted/Enlisted in the Alaska Air National Guard.

MILITARY COMPATIBILITY: If you are selected for this position, you will be required to become a member of the Alaska Air National Guard and be assigned to a compatible military assignment in the following AFSCs: 1S0X1, 2W0X1, 2W1X1.

MILITARY GRADE REQUIREMENT: Due to the nature of this position, the minimum military rank is Master Sergeant (MSgt/E7) and the maximum rank is Senior Master Sergeant (SMSgt/E8).DESIRABLES: - Completion of either the Safety Managers Course (WCIP05D), Senior Safety Professionals Course, or the Occupational Safety Managers Course. - Experience managing a Wing level ground safety program in accordance with AFPD/AFI 90- and 91- series guidance, and other applicable regulatory guidance in conformance with the Air Force Safety Management System (AFSMS). - OSHA certification(s). - Graduate or Undergraduate courses in Occupational Safety related subjects.

- Graduate or Undergraduate degree(s).

BENEFITS

The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. Visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans.

Visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. Visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/retirement-services/

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits


Other Information

- If you are a current Federal employee or former Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50. You may submit your most recent performance appraisal.

- The National Guard is exempt from the Veterans Preference Act. Submission of a copy of your DD-214 is not required unless you are hired for technician position.

- If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

- Cost of Living Allowance (COLA): Entitled to 4.22% COLA in addition to base salary, subject to change.

- Direct Deposit Program: If selected for technician position with the Alaska National Guard, you will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Program. (Salary will be automatically deposited to bank/credit union account).

- Military Bonuses And Student Loan Repayment Program: If you are selected for this position, you should always check with your servicing incentive manager (AKARNG - J1 or AKANG - Retention Office) to verify how accepting this position will affect your entitlement prior to considering an offer of employment.

Job Details

Date Posted October 5, 2017
Date Closes November 4, 2017
Requisition 466173900
Located In Eielson afb, AK
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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