Safety and Occupational Health Manager

Department Of Energy Germantown, MD
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

The position is located within the Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA), Office of Enforcement. The Office of Enforcement administers DOE's Safety and Security Enforcement Program and conducts enforcement activities for Federal regulatory requirements pertaining to worker safety and health, nuclear safety, and classified information security under authorities granted to the Secretary of Energy by the Atomic Energy Act. This includes the authority to levy civil penalties against DOE contractors and subcontractors that violate DOE requirements in these areas. The Office of Enforcement conducts investigations and recommends enforcement actions in accordance with the process and procedures set forth in Appendix B to 10 CFR Part 851 including issuing Notices of Violation.

A successful candidate in this position will...

Serve as team leader for investigations and assessments of DOE contractors and applies comprehensive knowledge of the DOE Worker Safety and Health Program rule (10 CFR Part 851), the Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program rule (10 CFR 850), and standards issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and other agency and professional organizations. Oversee multi-disciplined investigative teams and determine the need for and appropriateness of undertaking enforcement action against DOE contractors. Represent EA at enforcement conferences and ensure enforcement sanctions are taken in accordance with DOE's enforcement policies. Plan and direct complex enforcement investigations, inspections and associated enforcement actions under the authority of the Atomic Energy Acts, as amended.

Position requires that incumbent have access to highly classified/restricted data documents and/or materials, thus the position demands the highest degree of public trust and requires the incumbent to possess a DOE "Q" security clearance.

This Position is also advertised to All US CITIZENS under announcement # MP-18-EA-00060-DE-R1

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Responsibilities

As a Safety and Occupational Health Manager, you will:

* Serve as team leader for investigations and assessments of DOE contractors and applies comprehensive knowledge of the DOE Worker Safety and Health Program rule (10 CFR Part 851), the Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program rule (10 CFR 850), and standards issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and other agency and professional organizations.

* Oversee multi-disciplined investigative teams and determine the need for and appropriateness of undertaking enforcement action against DOE contractors.

* Represent the Office of Enforcement at enforcement conferences and ensure enforcement sanctions are taken in accordance with DOE's enforcement policies.

* Plan and direct complex enforcement investigations, inspections and associated enforcement actions under the authority of the Atomic Energy Act, as amended.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Overnight travel may be required up to 5 to 6 days per month.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

15

Who May Apply This job is open to…

* Current Federal Employees

* Current Federal employee with competitive status

* Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility

* CTAP/ICTAP eligibles

* Veterans with VOW, VEOA eligibility

* Those eligible under an OPM interchange agreement or special appointing authority

This Position is also advertised to the public under announcement # MP-18-EA-00060-DE-R1

Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

* Job family (Series)

0018 Safety and Occupational Health Management

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* You must be a United States Citizen.

* This employer participates in the e-Verify program.

* You must have a valid state Drivers License.

* You must obtain and maintain a "Q" Security Clearance.

* You must submit an OGE Form 450 Financial Statement for approval.

* You must pass an initial Drug Test and random testing thereafter.

This Position:

Requires that incumbent have access to highly classified/restricted data documents and/or materials, thus the position demands the highest degree of public trust and requires the incumbent to possess a DOE "Q" security clearance.

Requires passing an initial drug test and random testing thereafter.

Requires a current valid state drivers license.

Requires submission of an OGE Form 450 Financial Statement for approval.

Qualifications

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as

Inspects and evaluates employer work locations and occupational safety and health programs, and applies comprehensive knowledge of occupational safety and health standards and regulations.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

* Knowledge of safety and occupational health concepts, principles, and practices and environment, safety and health (ES&H) management systems sufficient to review, analyze and provide consultation to senior management officials on the regulatory aspects of occupational safety and health programs.

* Knowledge of engineering and physical science concepts, practices, and principles in a variety of disciplines (e.g., chemical, physical, electrical, mechanical, and nuclear) in order to apply those concepts and principles, and experienced judgment, to solve a variety of highly complex technical and regulatory issues.

* Knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and other agency and professional organization regulations, policies, and procedures to evaluate whether worker safety and health program requirements are being implemented effectively.

* Knowledge of event investigation and analysis techniques, including root cause analysis, event reconstruction, and interviewing techniques, for evaluating complex incidents and events with the potential to seriously impact the health and safety of workers or affect the quality of workplace conditions.

* Skill in serving as a recognized occupational safety and health manager and technical expert in resolving controversial or novel problems of unusual size and complexity involving projects such as planning and directing comprehensive worker safety and health evaluations.

* Ability to lead, guide, direct, and advise multidisciplinary teams engaged in the conduct of investigations and in the analysis of issues to support legal enforcement proceedings.

"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Education

EDUCATION:

Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- 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.

OR

One-year of specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement under "Specialized Experience Requirements."

OR

Certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), or similar certification that included successful completion of a written examination.

Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

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