This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:Safety and Occupational Health Specialist

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:KSAF-789279-12

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$47,448.00 to $61,678.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, November 15, 2012 to Monday, December 03, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0018-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Topeka, KS United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to current members of the Kansas Air National Guard

JOB SUMMARY:

A respected and honored agency unmatched in providing emergency response, recovery, safety and security to the people of Kansas and our nation, anytime, anywhere and under any conditions.

KANSAS NATIONAL GUARD

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military skill in the Kansas National Guard and wear of the military uniform.  Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.  Applicants who are not currently enlisted in the Kansas National Guard must be eligible for immediate enlistment or appointment.  For enlistment/appointment, contact 1-800-GO-GUARD (1-800-464-8273 for Army) or 1-800-TO-GO-ANG (1-800-864-6264 for Air Force). 

POSITION LOCATION:  190th ARW at Topeka, Kansas 

AREA OF CONSIDERATION:  This position is in the excepted federal civil service  "under the authority of 32 U.S.C. 709," and is open to the following category or categories:  4

Category 1:  All PERMANENT military technicians in the Kansas National Guard.

Category 2:  All current military members of the Kansas National Guard or PERMANENT technicians of the National Guard.

Category 3:  All individuals who qualify for membership in the Kansas National Guard.

Category 4:  Area of consideration as defined by the selecting supervisor and identified above under "Who May Be Considered"

AGRs:

  • Kansas Air National Guard AGR's desiring to retain their AGR status must apply IAW ANGI 36-101, dated 3 Jun 2010; submit applications to 190 ARW/FTM, Maj Tanya Wehrli, tanya.wehrli@ang.af.mil
  • Note: Do NOT submit applications through USAJOBS unless you are applying to become a Technician

PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): PCS is not authorized based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the government's best interest.

BONUS/INCENTIVE PROGRAM:  Individuals on bonuses and/or incentives may be subject to recoupment. Contact your education office (Army) or retention office manager (Air Force), for further information. 

GRADE/RANK INVERSION:  Grade and/or rank inversion is strictly prohibited.


KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a current U.S. citizen
  • Under 5 USC 2108 & CFR 211, Veteran's Preference criteria does not apply
  • Kansas adheres to all Equal Employment Opportunity laws

DUTIES:

This position is located within the Safety Office at an Air National Guard flying wing. Its purpose is to provide recurring technical support for unit Ground, Explosive Safety, and Occupational Health Program. Assists in the administration of a safety and occupational health program for ground and explosive safety to control or eliminate unsafe behaviors and hazards in accordance with DoD, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Air Force Occupational Safety and Health (AFOSH), and National Guard Bureau (NGB) safety regulations and standards. Reviews assigned accident/incident reports related to ground and explosive property damage and/or personnel injuries, including nonflying aircraft mishaps. Provides safety related expertise on surveys, inspections and evaluations of unit facilities, shops, and activities related to elimination of hazards that are applicable to: aircraft, maintenance/flight line operations, civil engineering, explosive safety, motor vehicle maintenance, contractor operations, etc. Participates in inspections and evaluations related to all ANG functions to include aircraft servicing operations involving high hazard activities such as egress exercises, emergency fire fighting procedure, aircraft maintenance support, aircraft loading procedures and fuel servicing, and munitions transportation of explosives. Performs construction site inspections of facilities and contractor personnel operating on the installation to determine compliance with applicable safety and health code requirements. Assists the Safety and Occupational Health Manager in conducting human factor studies to discover mishap and hazardous conditions causes and relationships in order to reduce or prevent their severity. Prepares and conducts safety training classes for supervisors and employees. Conducts promotional campaigns to stimulate interest in accident prevention. Maintains accident/injury records and review reports and other data to detect common patterns and trends. Files and maintains safety and occupational health related records, reports, correspondence, publications, and regulatory information. Performs other related duties as assigned.



QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Minimum Requirements:

Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- safety or occupational health fields (safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene), or 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.
      OR
Experience in scientific or technical work that provided an understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the safety and occupational health field. Creditable general experience must have demonstrated the achievement of knowledge equivalent to the education described above.  
 

GS-09 Specialized Experience: 

Applicant must have at least 24 months experience, education, or training in or directly related to this position and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):  Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be further evaluated by the selecting supervisor based on the following KSAs considered essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. 

  • Knowledge of occupational safety and health principles, practices, procedures, regulations, standards, and methods applicable to the performance of a full range of safety and occupational health activities related to ground and explosive safety.
  • Skill in interpretation of engineering drawings sufficient to identify possible hazardous conditions.
  • Knowledge of work processes, methods, techniques, and procedures to identify, explain, and correct unsafe conditions in diversified environments, e.g. aircraft maintenance/flight line operations, civil engineering, motor vehicle maintenance, contractor operations, and explosives handling and storage.
  • Knowledge of Air Force, ANG, OSHA, and Dod directives.


EDUCATION:

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience – Successful completion of all requirements for a master’s or an equivalent degree, or two full academic years of graduate education, which is safety and occupational health management or safety engineering, industrial engineering or directly related fields such as Industrial Hygiene, Fire Prevention Engineering or Industrial Psychology. To be creditable, applicants must submit transcripts, diplomas or other forms of completion certificates to provide verification of courses.


SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: 

Selected applicant must meet the following security requirement option:  2

  1. Applicant must successfully pass a National Agency Check (NAC).
  2. Applicant must successfully obtain/maintain a Secret Security Clearance.
  3. Applicant must successfully obtain/maintain a Top Secret Clearance.
  4. Applicant must successfully obtain/maintain a Top Secret Clearance/SCI.

RANK/GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Open to military ranks/grades of E-1 through E-7.

MILITARY COMPATILITY:

*Assignment to a compatible military position is NOT required for application, but required for appointment.

  • AFSC:  1S0XX

APPOINTMENT FACTORS:

This position is for the following categories:  1

  1. Enlisted   2. Warrant Officer   3. Officer   4. Non-Dual Status

This position is:  2

  1. Supervisory position   2. Non-Supervisory position

POSITION TENURE:  4

  1. Permanent   2. Indefinite/Reimbursable   3. Indefinite NTE Deployment + 30 days   4. Indefinte NTE 30 SEP 13   5. Temporary

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Applications for all positions will be evaluated against the basic qualifications for the position as stated in the general and specialized experience listed above.

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting  documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. 



BENEFITS:

The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.




OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Indefinite may convert to permanent at a later date without further competition, pending availability of funds.
  • Selecting Supervisor:  SMSgt Dena Swisher - (785) 861-4401

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

  • MSgt Terry Spangler      (785) 274-1160      DSN: 720-8160      terry.spangler2@us.army.mil
  • MSgt Kathy Thornton     (785) 274-1053      DSN: 720-8053      kathy.thornton@us.army.mil
  • SrA Diane Collins           (785) 274-1184      DSN: 720-8184      diane.m.collins2@us.army.mil


  • HOW TO APPLY:

    To apply for this position you must provide a complete application package which includes:
    1. Your resume describing your military/civilian work history and experience in your own words (plagiarizing will eliminate your application from further consideration).
    2. A signed (digital signatures will NOT be accepted) Optional Form (OF) 306, Declaration for Federal Employment (not required for current PERMANENT Kansas technicians).
    http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fillof0306.pdf  
    3. Your responses to the Occupational Assessment.
    4. Any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
    NOTE: If you are using education to qualify for this position OR education is a mandatory requirement to meet qualifications, YOU MUST submit copies of official college transcripts issued by the university or universities.

    APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 PM EASTERN TIME ON THE CLOSEOUT DATE IDENTIFIED ON THE ANNOUNCEMENT. FAILURE TO PROVIDE COMPLETE INFORMATION MAY ELIMINATE YOU FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

    Please follow the instructions listed below for submitting the Occupational Assessment, View Occupational Questionnaire, and the required documents (read all instructions before you begin). You are solely responsible for the delivery of your materials. We are not responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax tranmissions, etc.

    There are two options available to apply for our positions:
    To begin, choose one of these options:

    OPTION 1 - APPLYING ONLINE:

    • To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or login to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete your application package and the Occupational Assessment.
    • If your resume is going to come from USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Build New Resume button. NOTE: Your resume will be attached only to the online Occupational Assessment you complete and submit from this session, not to any questionaires you may already have saved or submitted.
    • If your resume is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Resume Builder, it will need to be uploaded.
    • You will be re-directed to Application Manager to begin the Occupational Assessment.
    • When logging into Application Manager you will see two options. These are "Existing Account" or "Create an Account." If this is the first time you have used Application Manager, please select "Create an Account."
    • To return to Application Manager at any time, simply go to http://applicationmanager.gov/.
    • You must submit a separate application package for each position you wish to apply for.
    • Follow the instructions to complete your application package.

    How to upload documents after you have completed the Occupational Assessment and have logged out (this must be done prior to submitting your application):

    • If you want to upload additional documents at a later time, click on or insert this link into your internet browser https://applicationmanager.gov/. Login with your user name and password. This will take you to a screen displaying the vacancies you have applied for. Under "My Application Packages" Click on the position you are uploading to. Select "Upload Documents" from the list to the left. Upload your documents. You will see "Upload Successful" when you are finished.
    • To ensure successful uploads to USAJOBS, please ensure your documents are saved in an accepted file format and are not password protected. Accepted file formats include: JPG, PDF, TXT, RTF, DOC, WPD, XFD, FDF, XFDF or HTM/HTML.

    OPTION 2 - APPLY VIA FAX:




    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:


    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Diane Collins
    Phone: (785)274-1184
    Email: DIANE.M.COLLINS2@US.ARMY.MIL
    Agency Information:
    Kansas National Guard
    Human Resources Office
    2800 SW Topeka Blvd
    Topeka, KS
    66604
    USA

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Once the online questionnaire is submitted, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After HRO reviews your application, if you are found qualified, your application will be forwarded to the selecting supervisor who will, in turn, contact you to schedule an interview. If you are found not qualified, you will receive an email indicating your non-qualification.



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