This position is located in Office of Administration and Resources Management, Office of Administration, Safety and Sustainability Division, Environmental, Safety and Health Programs Branch, HQ Washington, DC. For more information on this office, visit their website: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-administration-and-resources-management-oarm#oa
If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.
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At the entry level of this position, you will:
Provides comprehensive technical and administrative support to the National SHEM Audit Program Manager, including serving as a SME for safety and health and/or environmental compliance inspections. Specific responsibilities include assisting with site visits, reviewing various SHEM programs, drafting reports for review by senior staff or management, tracking audit findings, maintaining databases, generating statistics, and assisting SHEMP managers across the country with audit finding abatement and closure.
Provides technical and administrative support to the National Environmental Management System (EMS) Program Manager and the Safety and Health Management System (SHMS) Program Manager. Assists with the development and implementation of agency wide EMS and SHMS programs. Helps regional and program offices and laboratories respond to annual data calls, helps coordinate and facilitate management system training, assists senior staff with third party conformance reviews, enhances and implements the national programs and updates performance targets. Supports EPA facilities in tailoring their EMS/SHMS programs to address site-specific needs and supports senior professionals in the development, dissemination and maturation of local EMS/SHMS programs agency-wide. Develops drafts of directives for program implementation, preparing guidance and instructions for review by the supervisor; coordinates assignments with colleagues relative to the EPA's management system programs.
Provides regional and program SHEM assistance as needed. Also works on SHEM reporting, including but not limited to, annual reports and OSH report assistance. Helps oversee the preparation of and maintains records of progress toward meeting industrial hygiene, occupational safety and environmental management performance objections. Examines evaluation results to determine where performance deficiencies exist and recommends actions to correct deficiencies. Provides technical and program administration support for all activities within ESHPB. Participates in providing and conducting employee training, facility compliance assessments, program evaluations, and other SHEM-related activities under the direction of senior staff Also helps review and revise SHEM training policy and procedures, update PowerPoint presentations, and coordinate with the EPA's online training portal.
Assists senior staff and SSD management with aspects of physical security mitigations and the 12P2, as well as federally mandated environmental programs, including but not limited to, regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Act (SPCC), the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, and National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).
Provides national assistance for the EPA's Occupational Medical Surveillance Program (OMSP). Assists in performing annual reviews, generating quarterly progress reports, and developing OMSP guidance.
Serves as an ESHPB representative for services acquired under the SSD' s technical support contracts. Prepares work orders, supervises assigned activities, and evaluates performance under the contract. In addition, serves (if needed) as a "Contracts Officer Representative (COR)," assuming responsibility for sound contracts management, monitoring and overseeing the performance of various work assignments and technical direction letters (TD Ls), and providing necessary direction to contractors.
Helps respond to complicated or complex hazardous situations ( especially those involving statutory and regulatory requirements) under the direction of senior personnel and provides technical assistance to agency managers and safety professionals in developing and coordinating improvement programs and projects in response to agency audits, employee complaints and external inspections. These activities may require research to identify technical and managerial alternatives or creative managerial strategies for designing internal controls to prevent future occurrences.
When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses.
Occasional travel - You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.
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0018 Safety and Occupational Health Management
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.
You must submit a resume and required documents (see How to Apply section).
This position is designated as Moderate Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.
If you are selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure form within 30 days of your first day of employment and annually thereafter.
You must meet time in grade requirements no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement.
You do not need a degree to qualify for this position.
We are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:
To qualify for the GS-11 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-09 level defined as analyzing and/or implementing various comprehensive Safety, Health and Environmental Management (SHEM) programs; providing support to mid and senior-level safety and environmental professionals; supporting SHEM regulatory, programmatic and facility infrastructure audits and inspections; supporting the implementation of environmental and safety management systems, and coordinating SHEM recordkeeping and reporting requirements as well as site-support to Safety, Health and Environmental Program managers.
OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M., in an academic discipline related to this position.
Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:
1.Knowledge of a wide range of SHEM-related concepts, principles, and practices, as well as Federal laws and regulations and can perform complex administrative responsibilities related to planning, organizing, directing, operating and evaluating SHEM programs.
2.Ability to offer recommendations in the development, interpretation, or application of Federal and agency wide SHEM policies and standards.
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