Job opening: EXPLOSIVES SAFETY SPECIALIST
Salary: $83 278 - 108 262 per year
Published at: Dec 07 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
IOWA AIR NATIONAL GUARD - TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION
This position is restricted to current Military members of the Air Force, Air Reserve, or Air National Guard willing and eligible to become a member of the Iowa Air National Guard. Please contact a recruiter at (515) 261-8535 to verify military membership eligibility.
LOCATION: 132d Wing/Safety, Des Moines, Iowa
As a EXPLOSIVES SAFETY SPECIALIST, GS-0017-12 your duties are below.
1: Plans, directs, coordinates, and evaluates activities necessary to the overall management of a diverse weapons/explosive's safety program*. Reviews complex weapons and explosives safety plans/programs and develops and issues instructions and procedures establishing technical and administrative weapons and explosives safety requirements which frequently become official policy and may impact a wide range of agency explosives activities. Guidelines tend to lack specificity for many applications and are often insufficient to resolve highly complex or unusual work problems. Evaluates a variety of complex, unconventional weapons and explosives safety problems or circumstances; determines risk assessment of the hazardous processes/conditions identified; and determines applicable methods and procedures for controlling or eliminating hazards. Plans alternative course of specialized action to resolve hazardous conditions and unsafe working practices, modifying and extending accepted principles and practices where available precedents are not directly applicable. Documents and reviews inspection findings, initiates appropriate program improvements based on findings, and prepares formal reports for dissemination to appropriate parties. Advises key commanders and managerial and executive personnel of courses of actions affecting weapons and explosives transportation, storage, handling operations, work processes, human-machine relationships, and environmental conditions which impact on the safety and efficiency of personnel. Recommends appropriate measures to prevent unnecessary exposure and eliminate or control hazardous operating procedures.
2: Plans, directs, and conducts investigations and analyzes mishaps and hazardous conditions to determine origin, causes, and contributing elements and prepares written evaluation reports concerning findings. Weapons and explosives operations involve a substantial number and diversity of hazards which include those with potential for significant severity and loss. Establishes in and participates on Safety Investigation Boards and investigates all explosives Safety mishaps and hazards to include the preparation and submittal of appropriate reports. Compiles and analyzes mishap data, identifies trends, and develops comprehensive recommendations to reduce or eliminate mishaps.
3: Prepares supplements to instructions and manuals and develops specialized local instructions defining mishap prevention, weapons and explosives handling, use and storage procedures based on interpretation and/or adaptation of higher command instructions and policies formulated by other federal government agencies. Coordinates with other installation offices regarding comprehensive environmental, weapons and explosives safety matters affecting installation personnel and devises specialized operating practices involving diverse but recognized hazards. Prepares and revises local written procedures or abatement actions for conditions not directly addressed by existing standards or guidelines and evaluates agency-wide effect. Evaluates safety standards adopted by Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board, national safety associations, publications on explosives operations, work processes; and current problems and modifies/adapts for local application.
4: Reviews and develops explosives site plans (utilizing manual and automated techniques) and specifications for new construction, major building alterations, and/or changes in equipment and monitors project through completion to ensure compliance with explosives safety standards and safety codes. Recommends design changes not included in the original plan and provides technical recommendations to eliminate or control explosives safety hazards in the construction, repair and maintenance of installation facilities and equipment. When need arises, stops any operation that is of imminent danger to personnel or property. Develops specialized operating practices affecting construction matters associated with diverse but recognized hazards and attends pre-construction conferences to brief contractors on explosives quantity-distance (QD) safety requirements.
5: Develops and provides technical safety training/instruction to supervisors, employees, and/or unit explosives safety representatives on a wide range of work operations areas, such as risk assessment, transportation, handling, proper storage of hazardous materials, and 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.
?Performs other duties as assigned. D2464
In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. Applicants who do not fully address the minimum/specialized experience needed for the position in their resume will not be referred for consideration.
Upon selection, individuals must be assigned to a compatible military AFSC in accordance with statutes and National Guard Bureau regulations and must obtain/maintain all requirements of the AFSC.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: All GS-0017 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. Understanding of the basic principles and concepts of explosives safety laws, policies, regulations, rules, procedures, and methods.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: GS-0017-12: Must have experience in the following:
Performed industrial construction standards, methods, practices, techniques, materials, equipment, and utility systems sufficient to determine compliance with building safety standards and devise hazard control measures applicable to airport ground facilities and supporting industrial shops.
Performed safety and occupational health principles, practices, procedures and standards applicable to a full range of complex safety and occupational health management responsibilities at a military aviation installation and requiring the planning, organizing, directing, operating and evaluation of a safety and occupational health program related to ground aviation, industrial and marine operations.
Performed aviation maintenance work processes and support equipment, airport ground operations, facilities and runway maintenance techniques, and industrial work processes.
- Address IA 132nd Wing
3100 McKinley Ave
Des Moines, IA 50321-2799
- Name: Kristopher Constant
- Phone: 515-252-4677
- Email: [email protected]