Job Overview


The Ohio National Guard seeks to employ high quality applicants for Federal Technician positions. This position requires military membership in the Ohio National Guard.

Military Unit and Address:

121st Air Refueling Wing

7370 Minuteman Way
Rickenbacker IAP
Columbus, OH 43217

****This vacancy is open to current on-board permanent technicians Ohio Air National Guard. First consideration will be given to current on-board permanent technicians at the 121st Air Refueling Wing.****



This position is located in the Safety Office at ANG Aviation Wings.  The primary purpose of this position is to provide technical support in planning, organizing and administering a unit occupational safety and health program by serving as manager over ground, explosive and nuclear surety.  Incumbent advises command, staff, and operating officials of safety and occupational health requirements, standards and procedures.


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The Ohio National Guard is an Equal Opportunity Employer


(1) Plans, directs, coordinates, and evaluates activities necessary to the overall management of the ground and weapons safety programs.  Reviews health and safety plans/programs and develops and issues local directives and procedures establishing technical and administrative safety and occupational health requirements for industrial, construction, commercial, transportation activities, and explosives operations.  Plans, schedules and conducts periodic inspections and evaluations for the following: facilities, equipment, operations to include munitions maintenance, loading/unloading explosives, missile handling, weapons firing ranges, combat training, sited explosives storage area, operational explosives storage locations  and identifies deficiencies in the programs and variances to the standards using a comprehensive knowledge of regulations, standards, procedures, methods, and techniques to determine compliance with occupational safety and health regulations, DOD explosives safety standards and AF regulations.  Evaluates a variety of complex, unconventional safety and occupational health problems or circumstances; determines risk assessment of the hazardous processes/conditions identified; and determines applicable methods and procedures for controlling or eliminating hazards.  Documents and reviews inspection findings, initiates an appropriate program improvement based on findings, and prepares formal reports for dissemination to appropriate parties.  Advises key managerial personnel of courses of actions affecting facility operations, work processes, human-machine relationships, and environmental conditions which impact on the safety and efficiency of personnel.  Recommends appropriate measures to eliminate or control hazardous operating procedures.  Conducts follow-up inspections to ensure violations and hazards are corrected.

(2) Plans investigations and analyzes mishaps and hazardous conditions to determine origin, causes, and contributing elements and prepares written evaluation reports concerning findings.  Work operations and environmental conditions involve a substantial number and diversity of hazards which include those with significant severity and loss.  Obtains statements from witnesses, photographs mishap scene, records circumstances of mishap and extent of injuries, estimates cost of property damage, and prepares formal reports of findings with proposed recommendations and abatement dates to correct the unsafe acts/conditions.  Compiles and analyzes mishap data, identifies trends, and develops comprehensive recommendations to reduce or eliminate mishaps.  Reports typically contain graphs, charts, and recommendations for changes in operating procedures, local regulations, and use of protective devices.

(3) Prepares supplements to regulations and manuals and develops specialized local regulations defining mishap prevention, handling, and storage procedures based on interpretation and/or adaptation of higher command instructions and policies formulated by other Federal government agencies.  Coordinates with all installation offices, shops and sections regarding comprehensive occupational health matters affecting installation personnel and devises specialized operating practices involving diverse but recognized hazards.  Prepares and revises local written procedures or abatement actions for conditions not directly addressed by existing standards or guidelines to include safety instruction and guides that are relevant to weapons/explosives safety, storage, and transportation of weapons/explosives and might affect base employees and current or planned contractor operations.  Evaluates safety standards adopted by national safety associations, societies, or institutes; publications on work processes; and current industrial problems and modifies/adapts for local application.  Drafts local procedures or abatement actions for conditions not directly addressed by existing standards or guidelines.  Approves/disapproves explosives facility licenses submitted by operating units for explosives storage and operations locations.