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Job opening: Safety and Occupational Health Specialist

Salary: $88 205 - 114 663 per year
Relocation: YES
Published at: Apr 19 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
About the Position: Serves as principle Safety and Occupational Health Specialist for US Army North (ARNORTH), an Army Service Component Command (ASCC). Provides expert and technical guidance during operations planning process to ensure the integration of Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) and risk management in support of national and international crisis, humanitarian disasters relief/emergencies, and contingency operations.


As the Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) Specialist with responsibility for planning, managing, and administering a comprehensive SOH program in accordance with all statutory and regulatory requirements and guidance. Provides for the development and implementation of plans, policies, and procedures to sustain SOH programs. Provides interpretation of technical and general/vague criteria to assist in the formulation of appropriate control measures. Confers with design engineers during the development of design plans and specifications to prevent safety hazards during design. Conducts accident/mishap investigations and serves as a technical advisor to determine contributing factors and establish corrective actions Conduct analysis of mishap and injury statistical computations, making recommendations to top management officials as to the appropriate remedial action. Plans and conducts surveys of facilities and operations to evaluate the effectiveness of safety standards and practices. Serves as the technical Explosives Safety specialist supporting the implementation of a comprehensive Explosive Safety Management Program for all activities within the command. Coordinates, plans, and provides oversight of safety surveys of all ammunition and explosive (A and E) storage facilities and operations


  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Incumbent will maintain proficiency and situational awareness in the areas of Homeland Defense and Defense Support of Civil Authorities.
  • Participation in the DOD/DA Immunization program to include live vaccinations as required by DOD/DA policy.
  • Position requires incumbent to obtain and maintain an Official US Passport.
  • This is a Career Program-12 position. Must have completed the Army Combat Readiness Center Career Program (CP-12) Safety and Occupational Health Level 1 certification and maintain through continuous education.
  • Explosives Safety Level 1 Certification and continuous education is required. The incumbent is required to complete Level 1 explosives certification within 12-months of employment.
  • Explosives Safety Level 2 Certification and continuous education is required. The incumbent is required to complete Level 2 explosives certification within 24-months of employment.
  • This is a Drug Testing Designated Position based on the duties performed.
  • Will be required to deploy within the NORTHCOM AOR on short notice (in under 24 hours).
  • Incumbent must comply with DoD Foreign Clearance Guide, US Northern Command, US Army North, and JTF’s requirements for entry into and operations in country while on TDY and /or deployed
  • Work requires frequent onsite surveys with prolonged standing, walking crawling, climbing, bending, crouching, stretching, reaching and other physical movements. May include traverse through rough terrain.
  • Required to work nights, weekends, holidays and/or irregular duty hours commensurate with mission requirements.
  • Must be able to wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) or clothing such as boots, goggles, gloves, chemical mask and other safety equipment, as required.
  • As a pre-condition of employment, any and all incumbents of this position must pass a physical examination. Annual physicals are required.


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 VeteransCurrent Department of Army Civilian EmployeesCurrent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel WorkforceInteragency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Reserve (MR) and National Guard (NG) Technician EligiblePriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligiblePriority Placement Program, DoD MR and NG Preference Eligible Tech Receiving Disability RetirementPriority Placement Program, DoD Retained Grade Preference EligibleReinstatementVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 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 in or related to safety and occupational health that provided the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities of Explosive Safety Management Programs, standard storage methods and hazard classifications for ammunition sufficient to minimize their potential for causing mishaps; Developing or implementing programs to reduce the frequency, severity, and cost of accidents and occupational illnesses; and perform accident/mishap investigation, reporting and analysis to determine frequency and severity rates. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11). You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Compliance Inspection and Program ManagementMishap/Accident InvestigationSafety and Occupational Health (SOH) Hazard ControlWritten 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).


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.


  • Address FR-APF-WJMH99 AUG MCP HQ US ARMY NORTH DO NOT MAIL Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234 US
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