Safety & Occupational Health Specialist

Department Of Defense Concord , CA 94519

Posted 3 months ago

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About the Position: This position is located with the: US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, SACRAMENTO DISTRICT, SAFETY OFFICE. Duty Location is Concord, California.

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  • The incumbent serves as a Safety and Occupational Health Specialist responsible for assuring compliance with the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).

  • Implements and administers the safety and occupational health program for assigned areas within the district.

  • Conducts safety and occupational health site visits/assessments of military and civil construction projects located on U.S. Army and Air Force military installations and other federal and state owned lands.

  • Studies, plans, and develops controls for safety and occupational health hazards such as noise, sight, temperature extremes, toxic chemicals, nuisance dusts, dermatitis, pesticides, asbestos, confined space and lead paint, etc.

  • Uses a variety of test instruments to determine hazards and harmful accumulation of toxic materials.

  • Assists design engineers in the application of safety and occupational health, fire codes, hazardous material storage, and safety engineering standards.

  • Reviews programs of instruction and lesson plans as directed by office management for adequacy of mishap prevention doctrine and coordinates with local management in the development of required operational directives.

  • Advises management, staff and operating officials on workforce preservation measures and assists in the formulation and preparation of safety and occupational health program policy statements, quality management systems, standards, and guides.

  • Investigates mishaps involving injuries and/or materiel damage to determine causal factors and identify control measures to prevent mishap recurrence.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Business Travel or TDY (Temporary Duty Travel) is approximately 40%. Often required to travel to remote offices to perform assigned tasks.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.

  • Requires possession of or the ability to acquire a valid state driver's license and maintain through duration of employment with the agency.

  • Depending on the duties of the position or the location of the incumbent, this position may require a SECRET Clearence.

  • This position is under Career Program 12 (CP-12). Incumbent must successfully complete Level I training requirements within the first 24 months of employment.



  • This position is a TERM position, not to exceed 3 years.

  • Term appointments from this announcement may be extended up to 6 years; in extraordinary circumstances, extensions beyond 6 years may be considered.

  • Position may be filled by temporary promotion not to exceed 3 Years.

  • Position may be filled by temporary reassignment not to exceed 3 Years.

  • Term appointments from this vacancy announcement may be made permanent without further competition.

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.

  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees

  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)

  • Executive Order (E.O.) 12721

  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan

  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act

  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473

  • Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)

  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer

  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement Eligible

  • People with Disabilities, Schedule A

  • Prior Federal Service Employee

  • Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant

  • Reinstatement

  • Veterans 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 which includes experience with Construction Safety and Occupational Health; reviewing contractor's safety program proposals to ensure conformance with safety standards, procedures and codes, recommending changes and modifications as required; making on-site safety surveys of resident office programs to determine prescribed safety procedures and standards are being applied as well as advising on various problems which might arise in the area of safety with project and contract personnel; surveying that includes unique problems requiring solutions based on the application of professional safety and health skills, practices, and principles in making recommendations. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (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.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Communications

  • Policy Development

  • Program Management

  • Safety and Health

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).


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