Safety And Occupational Health Specialist

Department Of The Navy West Palm Beach , FL 33409

Posted 3 weeks ago

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Help Duties Summary

You will serve as a Safety and Occupational Health Specialist in the DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY.

THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT. The Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY 2009 provides that the Secretary of Defense can designate acquisition positions as shortage positions and recruit and appoint highly qualified persons to these positions.

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  • Duties and responsibilities vary and increase according to grade level.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)
    0018 Safety and Occupational Health Management

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Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.

  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.

  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.

  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit

  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.

  • You will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.

  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.

  • This position may be covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training and experience. Positions may be in any DAWIA Career Field at Level I, II, or III.

  • This position may be designated Critical Acquisition Position (CAP). You must be a member of the Acquisition Corps, become a member, or obtain a waiver at the time of selection and sign a three-year tenure agreement prior to assuming the position.

  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.

  • You will be required to complete ethics orientation within three months of appointment and submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of appointment.

  • Those selected to supervise in the executive branch have a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. You will be required to review the 14 General Principles of Ethical Conduct at 5 CFR 2635.101.

  • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.

  • Position selected for may or may not be under a bargaining unit.

  • Warrant authority above the small purchase threshold may be required.


FOR THE GS-09 (or equivalent pay band): Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Applying Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) and other Federal/state regulations in resolving safety issues; 2) Performing structural, electrical, mechanical and ergonomic safety design analysis on various machines, systems, processes and facilities; 3) Collecting and analyzing program data for developing safe/unsafe trend analysis; 4) Mitigating unsafe conditions and operations; and 5) Preparing written findings and recommendations for presentation. NOTE: This experience must be fully supported by the information in your resume.

FOR THE GS-11 (or equivalent pay band): Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Implementing Safety and Occupational Health principles, practices, regulations and standards; 2) Making recommendations necessary to prevent recurrences of unsafe working conditions; 3) Providing solutions to management for safety and health problems encountered; and 4) Investigating incidents involving damage to property when damage is within the reportable range. NOTE: This experience must be fully supported by the information in your resume.

FOR THE GS-12 (or equivalent pay band): Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Providing technical safety and occupational health advice and guidance to managers and supervisors on a variety of individualized safety programs and related activities; 2) Implementing the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) as an important concern in applying safety/industrial health criteria in the workplace; 3) Initiating new approaches to deal with existing safety problems; and 4) Determining safety needs and requirements in performing diverse and hazardous operations particular to shore based industrial activities and organizations. NOTE: This experience must be fully supported by the information in your resume.

FOR THE GS-13 (or equivalent pay band): Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Utilizing Knowledge of Safety and occupational health principles , practices, standards, and abatement measures to manage an Occupational Health Program; 2) Utilizing knowledge of practical engineering methods and techniques to evaluate and resolve complex occupational Safety and Health problems; 3) Analyzing safety design features and specification to identifying and control hazardous construction processes and equipment usage; and 4) Developing policy on a wide range of safety and occupational health activities inherent to Occupational Safety and Health program. NOTE: This experience must be fully supported by the information in your resume.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:

Individual Occupational Requirements link:


Applicants may substitute education for experience in the following situations:

FOR THE GS-09 (or equivalent pay band): Your resume must demonstrate that you have successfully completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree OR have successfully completed two full years of progressively higher graduate level education leading to a master's degree OR have obtained an LL.B. or J.D. that is related to the position being filled.

FOR THE GS-11 (or equivalent pay band): Your resume must demonstrate that you have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR you have successfully completed three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent degree OR have obtained an LL.B. or J.D. that is related to the position being filled.

NOTE: Education being used to meet one of the options above must be in safety or occupational health fields (safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene) or a 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.

Education and experience may be combined for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.

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Safety And Occupational Health Specialist

Department Of The Navy