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.
b. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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
(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.