Safety and Occupational Health Specialist

Department of Defense Fort Rucker, AL
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About the Position: This position is located at Ft. Rucker, Alabama, home of the United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence. Fort Rucker is located in the "Wiregrass" area in Southeast Alabama, surrounded by Enterprise, Ozark and Daleville. The geography and climate are ideal for year round military training. Recreation activities are abundant in the immediate and surrounding areas for family and fun.

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* Serves as the subject matter expert on hazardous work operations and facilities involving radioactive materials. Manages inventories of radioactive commodities utilized on the installation and waste material for disposal.

* Investigates, reports, and analyzes accidents making on the spot or after-the-fact investigations of incidents and accidents involving property damage or personal injury.

* Provides guidance and advice to leadership and subordinate safety professionals, resolving complex problems.

* Promotes accident prevention and analyzes operations and activities for accident predicting conditions.

* Assists in the management of the safety program, standards, procedures and techniques to provide safety services and common levels of support to tenant and satellite activities.

* Educates personnel on accident prevention and safety and health hazards.

* Manages the Explosives Safety Program, serving as the technical advisor to commanders, staffs and supervisors ensuring the installation is compliant with regulatory requirements for safe handling, storage, and transportation of ammunition/explosives.

* Develops written materials that support the safety and occupational health program for the installation and tenant activities.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0018 Safety and Occupational Health Management

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.

* This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Secret security clearance or access for the duration of employment. A background investigation and credit check are required.

* This position has a requirement to lift up to 25 lbs. in the regular performance of duties.

* This position has a Temporary Duty (TDY) or business travel requirement of 5% of the time.

* This position requires possession of Career Program-12 Level 1 or equivalent certification or the ability to obtain required certifications within 12 months of hire.

* This is an obligated position. An obligated position is one to which an employee has statutory restoration rights or entitlement based on active military service, recovery from a compensable injury, or return rights based on an overseas tour.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

* 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans

* Current Department of Army Civilian Employees

* Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)

* Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan

* Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant

* Reinstatement

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes developing or implementing programs in a military environment to reduce the frequency, severity, and cost of accidents and occupational illnesses; analyzing or evaluating new and existing jobs, processes, products, or other systems to determine the existence, severity, probability, and outcome of hazards; applying safety and occupational health laws, regulations, principles, theories, practices, and procedures in a military environment to advise on or resolve technical matters dealing with occupational safety and health requirements; designing or modifying workplaces, processes, products, or other systems to control or eliminate hazards; inspecting or surveying workplaces, processes, products, or other systems for compliance with established safety and occupational health policies or standards and to identify potential new hazards; training workers, supervisors, managers, or other safety and occupational health personnel in safety or occupational health subjects. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

* Health Physics

* Mishap/Accident Investigation

* Oral Communication

* Risk Management

* Safety and Health

* Teaches Others

* Technical Credibility

* Written Communication

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-11).