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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, ZA-0018-3/4 (MAP) in Silver Spring, Maryland

Summary

This position is located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, (OCAO) Safety and Environmental Compliance Office (SECO) with 1 vacancy in Silver Spring, MD.

Responsibilities

As a Safety and Occupational Health Manager, you will perform the following duties: Serve as the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (OCAO) and Corporate Staff Safety and Occupational Health Manager responsible for providing technical guidance and conducting work involving safety, occupational health, and environmental compliance programs, including hazardous materials management. Determines and ensures compliance with safety standards for OCAO, devising andimplementing measures to control or eliminate recognized hazards.

Develops safety and occupational health measures in order to achieve OCAO safety priorities, goals, and objectives.

Executes formal investigations of reportable and non-reportable mishaps involvingpersonal injury accidents, property damage, and cases of occupational illnesses coveringa wide range of work operations such as personal injury, property damage, and occupational illnesses.

Reviews plans and specifications for new construction,major building alterations, and/or changes in installation equipment and monitors through completion to ensure compliance with safety codes and standards. NOTE: These duties are described at the full performance level of ZA-4; duties at the ZA-3 are developmental leading to such performance.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply.

Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.

Must be suitable for Federal employment.

Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov).

Time-in-grade/band must be met by closing date of announcement.

This position requires a Low Risk Security Clearance. This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band. The ZA-3 is equivalent to the GS-11/12.

The ZA-4 is equivalent to the GS-13/14. NOTE: * A one year probationary period may be required. * Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized. * This position is not in the bargaining unit.

College Transcript:If you are qualifying based on education, submit a copy of your college transcript that lists college courses detailing each course by the number and department (i.e., bio 101, math 210, etc.), course title, number of credit hours and grade earned. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. education standards with your resume. You may submit an unofficial copy of the transcript at the initial phase of the application process. If course content cannot be easily identified from the title of the course as listed on your transcript, you must submit an official course description from the college/university that reflects the content at the time the course was taken.Note: Your college transcript is used to verify successful completion of degree, or college course work. An official college transcript will be required before you can report to duty.

Applicants must meet ALL application requirements, to include a complete online resume, by 11:59 p.m. EASTERN TIME (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifications

Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at:https://www.opm.gov/policy. EDUCATION: There is no positive education requirement for this position. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies; knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

To qualify at the ZA-3 or GS-11 level:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZA-2 or GS-09 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following: Participating in the assessments of worksites (i.e. office, training, industrial, laboratory and construction environments) for occupational hazards including hazardous materials, air and water pollution control, hazardous, solid and biohazardous waste disposal, and asbestos management;

Leading the collection and analysis of safety, health and environmental compliance data in order to make recommendations to improve safety and occupational health performance; and

Disseminating occupational health and safety techniques, operations, and training activities to management and staff. -OR-

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION: Applicant must possess three (3) years of progressively higher graduate level education leading to a Ph.D, a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree in 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.

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COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A combination of education and experience as described above.Note: Only graduate education in excess of two years is qualifying for combination. To qualify for the ZA-4 or GS-13 level:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZA-3 or GS-12 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following: Managing assessments of worksites (i.e. office, training, industrial, laboratory and construction environments) for occupational hazards including hazardous materials, air and water pollution control, hazardous, solid and biohazardous waste disposal, and asbestos management;

Leading the collection and analysis of safety, health and environmental compliance data in order to make recommendations to improve safety and occupational health performance;

Developing and disseminating occupational health and safety techniques, performance monitoring of operations, conducting investigations and mishap reports, and training activities to management and staff; and

Participates in plans for new construction, major building alterations and/or changes in installation equipment ensuring compliance with safety codes and standards.

Education

Additional Information

CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management’s Career Transition Resources website at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:A copy of your specific RIF notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; a Certificate of Expected Separation (CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice).A copy of your SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action”, noting current position, grade level, and duty location;A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; andAny documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents: A copy of your RIF separation notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement;A copy of your SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action” documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc;A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; andAny documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.NOAA participates in e-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees.

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