Job Title:Safety and Occupational Health Manager- SV-0018-J
Department:Department Of Homeland Security
Agency:Transportation Security Administration
Job Announcement Number:HQ-CAO-13-606620
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year|
|Wednesday, May 01, 2013 to
Tuesday, May 14, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Arlington, VA, USView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Open to all U.S. Citizens.
Salary listed includes Locality Pay of 24.22%.
This position is located in Arlington, VA.
Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.
Securing Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration, you will serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life. In cities across the country, you would secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and/or public transit systems, thus protecting America's transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce. For additional information about our agency please:
- Must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.
- Must complete a favorable Background Investigation (BI).
- Travel to subordinate offices and field locations is required.
- You may be required to complete a one year Supervisory Probation Period.
- Disclosure of your financial information is required.
- See additional "Conditions of Employment" in "Other Information" section
DUTIES:Back to top
This Safety and Occupational Health Manager position is located in the Occupational Safety and Health Branch of the Occupational Safety, Health, and Environment Division, within the Office of Finance and Administration; Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If selected for this position, you will be responsible to plan, organize, direct, lead, and evaluate TSA's comprehensive nationwide occupational safety and health program affecting more than 500 geographically dispersed workplaces and over 60,000 employees, ensuring compliance with a broad range of occupational safety and health standards and regulations.
The work is carried out through constant and extensive contacts with technical specialists, project managers, mission planners, training specialists, and contract personnel. Contacts are both internal and external to the agency, and require effective negotiating skills and technical expertise to resolve unique and controversial occupational safety and health issues. You will also provide technical guidance and expert advice to TSA leadership, various program offices, subordinates, and the labor union, ensuring effective implementation and regulatory compliance of the TSA occupational safety and health program.
- Supervising more than one unit, project, or program within the Occupational Safety and Health Branch, which encompasses 11 subordinates of which 5 are geographically dispersed.
- Serving as the principal point of contact with authority to make recommendations in the development and application of new occupational safety and health policies and procedures at stakeholder meetings, interagency meetings, and national conferences.
- Formulating and recommending positions on major occupational safety and health projects, policies, and issues to senior management.
- Develop briefings to internal and external audiences on TSA strategic vision and policies.
- Drafting, editing, and reviewing policies and procedures, project papers, statistical reports, and correspondence within the framework of current goals and objectives, legislation, and Executive Orders.
- Identifying operational needs and managing the procurement, development, integration, modification, and operations and maintenance of a safety information system.
Supervisory/Managerial duties include serving as a first line supervisor for the organization. This includes but is not limited to: assigning work, setting priorities, and reviewing and evaluating work and performance of subordinates; approving leave; coaching and developing employees; recommending corrective or disciplinary actions; assisting in budget planning and projecting short-term needs; managing projects within assigned resources; resolving routine problems that typically impact the objectives of the organizational unit; when required, coordinating with customers outside the immediate organization.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
To qualify for the SV-J Pay Band (equivalent to GS-14), you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-I Pay Band or GS-13 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position to be filled. Specialized experience includes experience in occupational safety and health program management to include planning, coordinating, and meeting program objectives and requirements through the acquisition of any mix of in-house, contract, or reimbursable support resources; experience in developing, and implementing acquisition plans, and administering and managing occupational safety and health-related contracts; and experience creating technical reports, briefing papers, safety and health policy and manuals, requiring the development of new and innovative approaches to communicate to a variety of audiences.
NOTE: Credit for experience is given based on a 40-hour workweek. Part-time experience is credited on a part-time ratio, i.e., working 20 hours per week for two months equals one month of experience. No additional credit is given for overtime.
You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of the experience and/or related education as reflected in your resume and supporting documentation. You are encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly show possession of the competencies required for this position. We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and any supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your category placement may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.
When completing the assessment questionnaire for this position, you will be prompted to elect if you wish for your application to be considered as External (where Veterans' Preference applies), as Status (current or former Federal Employees), and/or Internal to TSA as a current permanent or competitive temporary employee. At that time, please select the answer(s) that apply to you and your application to this position.
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HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
Please Note: All of the following must be received in our office by 11:59 PM EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement. This includes both online and mailed application materials. If we do not receive all required information by the closing date, your application may not be considered.
Your application must include:
2. Self Assessment Questionnaire for this position
3. Applicable supporting documents (see Required Documents Section)
Click the "Apply Online" button below and follow the prompts to apply. If you are unable to access the automated application system, we may need to reset your password. Please call the TSA HR Access Help Desk at 1-877-872-7990 between the hours of: 7:00AM - 8:00PM ET Monday - Friday, 10:00AM - 3:00PM ET Saturday, or 11:00AM - 4:00PM ET Sunday.
If you are unable to apply online, please call the Help Desk at the number listed above for a printed Employment Packet which will be sent to you for completion and return to this office.
In addition to a resume and the assessment questions, you must submit copies of any of the following documents if you are applying based on current or former Federal Government Status (if you are not a current TSA employee), Veterans' Preference, or education or a combination of education and experience:
SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action - Current TSA employees are not required to submit an SF-50 to support eligibility for internal/status consideration.
If you are not a current TSA employee: you must submit your most recent personnel action SF-50 (or equivalent document) to support your eligibility for Status consideration. If you elect Status for the consideration of your application without submitting an SF-50 demonstrating your current or previous permanent Federal employment status, and you are not a current TSA employee, your application may not receive Status consideration.
DD-214 - If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, provide a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other appropriate documentation to prove your entitlement and to provide verification of an Honorable Discharge. Failure to provide this documentation will result in your application not receiving 5-point preference.
SF-15 and VA Letter - If you are claiming Veterans' Preference based upon a Compensable Disability, Widow or Spouse Entitlement, or as a Purple Heart recipient, you must submit your DD-214 or other proof of entitlement; an SF-15, and the required proof of disability, i.e., Department of Veterans Affairs letter dated 1991 or later. Failure to provide this documentation will result in your application not receiving 10-point preference.
Professional Certification - If you wish to include documentation of your professional certification for this position, you may submit copies.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job, and will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We will notify you of the outcome of these steps when they have been completed. You may also check your application status by visiting the Candidate Dashboard.