This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:  Safety Specialist
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  13-035

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$47,448.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year
Friday, January 04, 2013 to Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Cheyenne, WY United States
Only Wyoming Army National Guard members will be considered for this vacancy.



Only current members of the Wyoming Army National Guard will be considered for this vacancy


WYOMING ARMY NATIONAL GUARD MEMEBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:  This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Wyoming Army National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants must currently be members in the Wyoming Army National Guard in order to be considered for employment.


Open Area of Consideration: 

Area 2:  Job Opportunity (Technician) - All current military members of the Wyoming Army National Guard may apply.


Technician Info:

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Position Title: Safety Specialist

Position Series/Grade: GS-0018-09/11


  • Must be a current member of the Wyoming Army National Guard.
  • Must submit ERB/ORB with application.
  • Refer to “Required Documents” section for additional details.
  • Must obtain a favorable (ANACI) National Agency Check within 1 yr of appt.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain SECRET security clearance.
  • Relocation costs are not authorized with this vacancy.



GS-09:  This position is located in the Army National Guard, STARC Headquarters, Aviation and Safety Office (Model A) / Safety and Occupational Health Office (Model B), Ground Safety Section. The purpose of this position is to provide assistance in implementing and administering the troop and operational safety support programs.


GS-11:  This position is located in the Army National Guard (ARNG) STARC Headquarters, Aviation and Safety Office (Model A) / Safety and Occupational Health Office (Model B), Ground Safety Section.  The purpose of this position is to provide guidance, recommendations and assistance to supervisors and employees regarding established safety methods and techniques.




GS-09: PD #: D0696000

(1) Provides safety related expertise to unit commanders and supervisors in the establishment of techniques and procedures for the elimination or control of unsafe acts (conditions), environments or hazards.


(2) Conducts safety assistance visits to units during annual training, convoy, range and other related tactical operations to ensure compliance will all safety regulations and guidelines and to minimize accident risk.


(3) Provides technical assistance in accident investigations. Conducts on-site investigations in cases of multiple injury accidents to determine causes and procedures for eliminating causal factors.


(4) Collects, reviews, analyzes, and investigates accident reports submitted to the State Safety and Occupational Health Office, Ground Safety Section. Coordinates and assists the collateral duty unit safety officer/NCO in the preparation of, and timely submission of DA Forms 285 to the U.S. Army Safety Center and ARNG Safety Office.


(5) Conducts periodic and unscheduled surveys and inspections of ARNG facilities to determine compliance with Occupational Safety Health Act (OSHA) and other regulatory requirements. Prepares reports based on survey findings and analyzes mishap trends. Assists the senior Safety Specialist in the assignment of risk assessment codes, and abatement plans. Observes work methods and recommends corrective measures to eliminate unsafe work practices.


(6) Prepares training materials and conducts safety training classes, demonstrations, seminars, pre-annual training briefings and other briefings as required. Prepares graphs, charts and information for use in determining accident trends. Analyzes factors such as the number of accidents and causes. Calculates ratios as to the cause and results. Develops countermeasure procedures, by recommending changes and remedies that will reduce accident rate and reverse trends.


(7) Assists the senior safety specialist in the promotion of the safety programs. Advises personnel on the need for safety and health protective equipment based on work environments and established

regulatory requirements.


(8) Conducts construction site inspections of facilities and contractor personnel to determine compliance with applicable safety code requirements (OSHA, National Fire Codes, etc.).


(9) Conducts surveys of indoor/outdoor ranges within the state. Advises the senior safety specialist of their status and the necessary requirements to apply for waivers for non-standard ranges.


(10) Assists in the preparation of regulatory, quarterly and annual safety reports and other documents required by NGB, U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and United States Army Safety Center (USASC). Maintains log of recordable and reportable accidents/incidents within the state.


(11) May attend and participate in unit safety council meetings to determine potential problem areas and provide guidance in proper safety procedures.


(12) Provides guidance to unit commanders in the storage, handling and transportation of munitions, explosives and hazardous materials. Studies the safety impact of transporting these items and makes recommendations to ensure regulatory compliance. Recommends the procurement and distribution of safety promotional materials.


GS-11: PD #: D0695000

(1) Implements plans, policies and procedures to comply with DOD, DA, OSHA and NGB safety regulations and directives. Provides technical expertise to managers and supervisors in establishing techniques and procedures for the elimination or control of unsafe behaviors, environments and hazards.


(2) Plans and conducts periodic and unscheduled surveys and inspections of all ARNG facilities including ammunition storage, warehouse, and equipment maintenance facilities, to determine compliance with OSHA standards. Posts notices of unsafe or unhealthy working conditions. Assigns risk assessment codes, and prepares abatement plans and time frames of elimination of hazards. Observes work methods and recommends to supervisors/managers corrective measures to eliminate unsafe work practices.


(3) Serves as a technical representative to State Safety Councils and Committees.


(4) Evaluates the effectiveness of organizational safety programs through activity visits. Develops countermeasure programs to prevent or reduce accidents and hazardous conditions. Makes assessments based on conformance with established ARNG policies and safety criteria, OSHA standards, and work requirements.


(5) Coordinates with operating activities to provide safety training, and ensures safety awareness throughout the ARNG.  Plans, schedules, and conducts safety demonstrations, lectures, meetings and conferences. Prepares or assists supervisors in preparing materials for safety meetings. Ensures preparation of graphs, charts, and other informational materials pertaining to accident trends and other aspects of the safety programs.


(6) Maintains close liaison with federal, state, municipal, and private industry to obtain safety materials and to facilitate adaptation of industrial safety practices to military methods.  May coordinate utilization of laboratories, equipment and safety training materials and/or facilities.


(7) Provides technical assistance in accident investigations. Participates in fatality investigations as a team member. Conducts comprehensive investigations in cases of fatal or multiple injury accidents to determine causes and procedures for eliminating a recurrence.  Collects, reviews and ensures timely submission of all accident reports to the DA Safety Center and ARNG Safety Office. Codes DA Form 285. Evaluates and analyzes all pertinent accident data to isolate significant facts and trends (seasonal accidents, location of hazards, extent of injuries and property damage, etc.). Plans corrective actions and recommends specific measures to correct unfavorable accident trends.


(8) Prepares state safety standards for local implementation, writes regulations and prepares safety articles for state publications. Prepares SOPs pertaining to safety for special military training exercises and coordinates training and appointment of unit or organizational safety personnel.


(9) Conducts preliminary reviews of engineering plans for alteration or construction of buildings, structures, maintenance areas, machines or roadways to ensure integration of accident prevention principles (proper lighting, machine guards, ventilation, positioning of ground support equipment, proper placement of safety signs, markings, etc.).


(10) Provides technical guidance and direction to personnel involved in hazardous operations. Observes work areas and practices where dangerous conditions or operations exist. Develops safety checklists and distributes such to assist activities in conducting internal safety reviews.


(11) Coordinates with and provides assistance in the material and Petroleum Activity and DOD Explosive Safety Board inspections. Coordinates hazardous material movement with the Department of Transportation (DOT).


(12) Investigates ARNG employee OSHA/Safety complaints with the Labor Relations Specialist or other SPMO representatives. Classifies seriousness of complaint and determines abatement process and time frame.


(13) Surveys, inspects, certifies, and recertifies indoor/outdoor ranges. Processes renewal request for nonstandard range waivers.


(14) Presents safety budget requirements with justifications to superiors in support of the statewide ARNG safety program.


(15) May oversee the work of one or two employees performing safety functions and perform duties such as, providing on the job training; informing subordinates of agency policies and programs; and identifying developmental and training needs of employees and recommending formal training.



This series covers positions that involve the management, administration, or operation of a safety and occupational health program or performance of administrative work concerned with safety and occupational health activities and includes the development, implementation, and evaluation of related program functions. The primary objective of the work is the elimination or minimization of human injury and property and productivity losses, caused by harmful contact incidents, through the design of effective management policies, programs, or practices. Safety and occupational health management work requires application of the knowledge of: (1) the principles, standards, and techniques of safety and occupational health management; and (2) pertinent elements of engineering, physical science, ergonomics, psychology, industrial hygiene, physiology, sociology, and other scientific and technological fields, that contribute to the achievement of comprehensive safety and occupational health objectives.



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.




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:  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.


GS-11:  Must have at least 36 months experience, education or training in or related to safety and occupational health that provided the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.


NOTE: Specialized experience will be used to determine qualifications for the announced position.  Applicants must provide begin and end dates (MM/YY - MM/YY) with description of your specialized experience.


MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.


Enlisted applicant’s military grade cannot exceed the maximum military grade authorized. Over-grade applicant must provide a written statement of understanding with application, willingness to be administratively reduced in grade (state specific grade) if selected for this position.


MILITARY GRADES: Enlisted and Warrant  (Dependent upon unit availability)

Enlisted   Minimum:  E-7     Maximum:  E-9 

Warrant   Minimum: WO1    Maximum: WO4  


Acceptance of this position does not in any way constitute a military grade promotion.



Enlisted:   00

Warrant:  001A (Occupational Series Immaterial)


Must possess or be eligible to retrain into MOS.



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.



-    Technicians are paid through Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT).

-    The Selected applicant must complete a “Declaration of Federal Employment: prior to the appointment date.

-    Military Technicians are ineligible for military enlistment, retention, and student loan repayment bonuses. Acceptance of a Technician position will terminate these military incentives.

-    Acceptance of a permanent or indefinite position will cause termination from the Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP).

-    Relocation expenses will not be paid by the Government unless noted in the Announcement.

-    Military Technicians in the excepted service will wear the appropriate uniform while performing as a Technician.

-    Veteran’s preference does not apply to National Guard Technician positions in accordance with Title 32 USC 709(f).


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 score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.


Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.  Making a false statement in any part of your application may result in disciplinary action.


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1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.


2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the Wyoming National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.


To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following parts:

1.  Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire, and

2.  Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

Use the Online way for convenience and quickest processing.


   Option A.  To Apply Online


To apply online, applicant must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at  Follow these steps to complete the online application:


·         Log into USAJOBS website and enter the job announcement number in the left hand box titled What:” ; enter Wyoming in the right hand box titled “Where:”,  then click on the SEARCH JOBS button.

·         Click on blue job title link.

·         Select the blue “APPLY ONLINE” tab in the right-hand column.

·         Follow/complete the prompts to sign into an existing USAJOBS account or to create a new account.

·         Use a resume previously loaded into USA Jobs or upload a new one.  Check the appropriate boxes and select “Apply for this position now!”; then “Take me there now”.

·         The system will take you to Application Manager, which is where you will complete the online occupational questionnaire and upload additional documents.

·         Complete the necessary blocks in “Biographic Information” section; then Next.

·         Complete the “Eligibility Information” section; then Next.

·         Complete the “Other Information” section; Under Job Related Experience, input a number greater than 0 for Years and Months; then Next. 

·         The system will take you to the online occupational questionnaire, which is a required component of the application process.

·         Follow the instruction in the documents section of the application process for submitting all required documents.

·         You must submit your answers to be considered for this vacancy.  A “Confirmation of your Submission to USA Staffing® Application Manager” will appear.  Print for your records.

To return to a saved application, log into your USAJOBS account at and click on "Application Status."  Click on the position title, and then select “UPDATE APPLICATION” to continue.


If an applicant has questions regarding the online application, including problems submitting supporting documents, contact the point of contact located in the right column at the top of the vacancy announcement for assistance.  


All online applications and supplemental materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, February 06, 2013.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications online using the application process outlined at


   Option B:  Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.

If it is not practical for you to apply Online, you can write your answers on paper.  Follow these steps:

1.  Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline. Click here for the online questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire

2.  Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 – after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

3. You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax.  

By Fax: If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, you do not need a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.  The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.


For this job announcement the following documents are required: 

*** Records Review

Wyoming Army National Guard members:  Must submit Enlisted/Officer Records Brief (ERB/ORB) with application. 


*** Personal Resume

Include the following information:

* Announcement # and title of the position for which you are applying

* Your full name, mailing address, and phone numbers where you can be reached (must be on the resume)

* Your Social Security Number and birth date (must be on the resume)

* A narrative of your work (paid or unpaid), training, education, and/or other experiences that may be related to this vacancy

* Show actual begin and end dates (MM/YY - MM/YY) format for all work experience submitted

* List all pertinent military experiences

* Describe your duties (work experience) in your own words. Do not submit copies or official position descriptions.


*** College transcripts MUST be submitted when substituting education for experience. Unofficial copies will be accepted.  


NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be considered. Complete and accurate data is essential to ensure fair evaluation of candidates. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure the data provided is accurate and complete. Only the experience, qualifications, and education shown on resume can be used to evaluate a candidate's qualifications for this position.


To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications. Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.


William E. Pacheco
Phone: (307)772-5289
Agency Information:
Wyoming National Guard
Human Resources Office
ATTN 1LT Melissa Smith
5410 Bishop Blvd
Cheyenne, WY


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.


Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX:  

If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

 View Occupational Questionnaire

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