Department Of Energy Safety and Occupational Health Manager in Germantown, Maryland
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 Act, 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 status candidates via Merit Promotion Procedures. The announcement number is: MP-18-EA-00060-MP
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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.
Occasional travel - Overnight travel may be required up to 5 to 6 days per month.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
All US CITIZENS
This Position is also advertised to status candidates via Merit Promotion procedures under announcement # MP-18-EA-00060-MP-R1
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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.
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.**
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.
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.
One-year of specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement under "Specialized Experience Requirements."
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.
- The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
- Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
- If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
- More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
- Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to place you into an initial quality category via OPM's Category Rating procedures. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to ensure you have been placed into the appropriate quality category.
Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (when applicable), and training as described in your resume and applicant assessment. Your credentials are measured against the established duties of the position at the grade level(s) being advertised.
The quality categories are usually defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified", and "Qualified", although they may differ slightly based on individual agency policy.
If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.
If you are a Veteran Preference eligible candidate, you will be listed at the top of whichever quality category your rating places you in. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and higher.
If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.
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Background checks and security clearance
Q - Sensitive
Drug test required
- Required Documents
Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants. If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.
ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
- Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you must list the full name and address of the each employer.
- For all types of work experience, you should indicate the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.
- For paid work experience, please indicate your starting salary for each position and the highest salary you earned (if different).
- Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
- For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube. Most DOE offices will allow you to submit a resume in the format of your choice (as an attached document or as a USAJOBS Resume Builder format). However, some offices may require one specific format. You will be notified at the time you click 'Apply Online' which type of resume is acceptable. It is important that you are complete and thorough in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.
If specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy: Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information.
Veterans: veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.
Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP/ICTAP: If you are a former Federal employee who was displaced due to a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or surplused by some other means, please submit a copy of the separation letter or RIF notice from your agency. To be selected under I/CTAP, you must still be found well-qualified for this position. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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. Learn more about federal benefits.
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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
To be considered for this position, you must submit your complete application no later than 11:59pm U.S. Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement. If you do not submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the online application system will not allow you to finish! Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish before the deadline. Our online application system displays a countdown timer at the top of the screen for your reference.
For your security, your session in our online application system will "time-out" if you are inactive for a certain period of time. We recommend that you preview the assessment questions before you apply and prepare all of your information prior to beginning the application. If you do get "timed-out" you will have to log back in to USAJOBS and re-visit the vacancy announcement, you can then click "Update Application" to finish where you left off.
Steps to submit a complete application:
- Click the "Apply Online" button. If you are not already logged in, you will need to do so.
- You must have a complete resume associated with your USAJOBS account. Please note that some DOE offices do not accept uploaded resumes and instead require that you submit a USAJOBS-formatted resume using the Resume Builder.
- You will be prompted to select a resume and any documentation you have attached to your USAJOBS account before you are transferred to the Department of Energy's online application system. Please be aware that any document you select before being transferred to our system, will not automatically be received. You must take steps to download your documents from USAJOBS during the "Documents" step within our online application system (see Step 6).
- If you are a first-time applicant to the Department of Energy, you'll be asked to register an account first. If you are a returning applicant, you will skip this step and go straight to the application portion.
- You must respond to all applicant assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.
- You will then be asked to upload additional supporting documentation. If you selected documents from USAJOBS prior to being transferred to our application system (Step 3), you will need to click the "USAJOBS" link to complete the transfer process. These documents ARE NOT automatically transferred! It is ultimately your responsibility to make sure all required documents are either faxed, uploaded, or transferred from USAJOBS successfully. If you are unsure that your documents went through, please contact the HR Specialist listed on the announcement BEFORE the vacancy closes.
- After reviewing your submission in the final step, you must click "Submit Application" at the bottom of the page. If you leave the application before clicking Submit, your application will not be received. If your resume does not support the responses in your application questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.
- If you experience any difficulties with the online application process (anything after you have clicked the 'Apply Online' button): contact the HR Office listed on this announcement between normal business hours. If you are receiving any kind of error message, please be ready to provide a screenshot or at a minimum, the error message text and number. If necessary, we will put you in touch with the technical support number if we are unable to assist you personally.
- If you need help with USAJOBS (searching for jobs, account password/profile issues, or Resume Builder): please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center and select a topic of inquiry. Or, you may reach out to USAJOBS directly for support, by visiting the USAJOBS Contact Uspage. We regret that we are unable to support any issues with USAJOBS, as this service is not maintained by the Department of Energy.
- If you are experiencing a significant hardship which hinders your ability to apply online please contact the HR Office listed on this announcement during normal business hours to discuss your situation.
Agency contact information
Department of Energy 1000 Independence Ave SW Washington, District of Columbia United States
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/502111200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 06/12/2018 to 06/19/2018
Salary: $134,789 to $164,200 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 15
Work schedule: Full-Time - Full-time - Competitive
Appointment type: Permanent