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Safety And Occupational Health Manager

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Department Of Energy Lakewood , CO 80226

Posted 3 months ago

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Serves as a Safety and Occupational Health Manager for the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) Office located at WAPA's Headquarters in Lakewood, Colorado.

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Primary Duties:

  • Serve as the SOH Managers and subject matter expert (SME) for high voltage utility system maintenance safety

  • Manage WAPA's incident investigation, OSHA recordkeeping, and trend analysis

  • Collaborate with and lead diverse teams of SMEs in the development and execution of WAPA SOH policies, directives and operating procedures

  • Provide leadership and guidance to WAPA's fall protection program

  • Provide SOH support to staff located across 15 Western states.

  • Research and update policies in accordance with DOE and Federal regulations and utility practice and standards

  • Manage WAPA-wide trend analysis

  • Manage assigned SOH initiatives

Travel Required
25% or less - Travel may be 5 to 6 days per month.

Supervisory status


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    0018 Safety and Occupational Health Management

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen.

  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.

  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements



You must meet all the qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement. You may review the qualification requirements here.


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:

Expert knowledge of technical safety and occupational health principles to the resolution of diverse, complex, and unique hazards encountered in the high voltage electric transmission industry as well as day-to-day office issues; Expert in accident investigation methodologies and practice; ability in developing, implementing, managing, and auditing comprehensive SOH programs incorporating best management practices into policies and procedures; ability to independently research SOH regulations, standards, codes, and industry best practices applicable to operations evaluating technical adequacy, coverage, completeness, and feasibility. Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, are required to present complex scientific SOH risk information in a format understandable to managers and employees. Expert knowledge of safety and occupational health principles.

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 safety management principles, practices and procedures and bodies of law, applicable to a broad range of SOH matters associated with operation, maintenance, and construction in the high voltage electric utility industry.

  • Knowledge of the high voltage electrical transmission system and maintenance activities is required to investigate incidents, determine root cause(s), contributing cause(s), evaluate barriers, develop findings and recommendations.

  • Knowledge in industry practices and methods necessary to prioritize, audit, and enhance WAPA SOH programs.

  • Knowledge in fall protection principles.

  • Knowledge of OSHA recordkeeping requirements, incident trending and risk based safety programs.

  • Ability to communication interpersonal skills necessary to lead team initiatives, and represent WAPA SOH at internal and external working groups and meetings.

"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 meetallqualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


For this position, education cannot be substituted for experience.

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Safety And Occupational Health Manager

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Department Of Energy