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Job Title:Safety and Occupational Health Manager (Military Membership Required)

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:JA 13-309-T

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$58,916.00 to $76,589.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, July 05, 2013 to Monday, July 15, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0018-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Rickenbacker AFB, OH United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to permanent technicians of the Ohio ANG/ First Consideration for 121st Permanent On-Board Tech's

JOB SUMMARY:

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
USA

****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.****

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

POSITION DESCRIPTION # D1786000

 

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.

DO NOT SEND APPLICATIONS TO THE ADDRESS LISTED BELOW

Apply using the instructions in the "How to Apply" section

The Ohio National Guard is an Equal Opportunity Employer

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • First Consideration for 121st Permanent On-Board Tech's
  • Second Consideration to permanent technicians of the Ohio ANG.
  • Minimum Military Rank/Grade: TSgt (E-6
  • Maximimum Military Rank/Grade: SMSgt (E-8)
  • Compatible AFSC: 1S091

DUTIES:

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(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.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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This is a Permanent Excepted Service position

Military Membership in the Ohio National Guard is required

  • Minimum Military Grade: TSgt (E-6) 
  • Maximum Military Grade: SMSgt (E-8)
  • Compatible Military Assignment: 1S091
  • Must have a valid State driver's license for the State in which he or she lives or is principally employed.

 

If you are willing to take a demotion to be considered for this position you must clearly indicate your intentions in your resume.

 

It is not necessary for applicants to possess the MOS/AFSC listed as compatible to the position in order to apply.

 

It is, however, the applicant's responsibility to acquire a compatible MOS/AFSC within 1 year of appointment. Coordinate with your unit's training representative to determine whether or not you can qualify for a specific MOS/AFSC and/or receive training.

 

APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A RESUME THAT ADDRESSES THE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCES AND KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES LISTED BELOW. THE RESUME MUST INCLUDE DATES INDICATING WHEN THE WORK WAS PERFORMED.

 

General Experience:
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.   

 

Specialized Experience:(GS-0018-11)-Must have at least 36 months experience:

1. 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.


SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION:

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.

Requirements

This position is being announced in accordance with state merit promotion procedures and collective bargaining agreement. Wearing of the appropriate military uniform is required while employed in this position. Permanent change of duty station (PCS) funds are not available. 

 

If you are an AGR and are selected for this position, you will be required to vacate your AGR status. 

 

Successful applicant will be assigned to a compatible military position in an appropriate unit of assignment in the Ohio National Guard.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience your qualifications rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and may result in you not being considered for appointment to this position.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:


1. Do not send applications to the mailing address or email address on this announcement. Apply only online or via the fax number provided in the section entitled "How to Apply."

2. If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, or you will not be considered under the merit promotion process. Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.

3. 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.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.  (See Required Documents section below)

2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire

 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 (EST) on Monday, July 15, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log into your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

NOTE:  You must click both Finish and Submit when you are done.  Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed - and your resume is not attached - until you click the Submit button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your resume.

NOTE: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the More Information link under the application status for this position.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 921308.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:


All applications must include the following information:

  • Resume (Must describe all relevant work experience and include dates the work was performed)
  • Current Unit of Assignment
  • Current Military Rank/Grade
  • Current MOS/AFSC

Your application may need to include:

  • Transcripts (if substituting college education for work experience)

NOTE:  Applicants are HIGHLY ENCOURGED to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to apply for this position.  Do not submit an OF-612; it is obsolete and no longer accepted.  If you choose to use your personal resume; please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone number and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

 

Please do not send applications to the addresses listed below

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Nelson Spitler
Phone: (614)492-4626
Email: NELSON.SPITLER@ANG.AF.MIL
Agency Information:
121st Air Refueling Wing
7370 Minuteman Way
Rickenbacker IAP
Columbus, OH
43217
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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 qualification status 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.

Online Questionnaire


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Job Announcement Number:

JA 13-309-T

Control Number:

346949200