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Job Title:  Safety and Occupational Health Specialist
Department:  Department of the Air Force
Agency:  Air National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  13-227-952708

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$51,576.00 to $67,043.00 / Per Year
Friday, August 30, 2013 to Monday, September 16, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Selfridge ANG Base, MI United StatesView Map
Area 1,2 & 3



Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your state and your community!

The Michigan National Guard mission is to provide relevant and ready operational military forces, consistent with our values, in support of our state and nation and provide support to military personnel, civilian employees, families, retirees, and veterans. Our vision is to be acknowledged as a premier military and veterans organization meeting state and national requirements and to be recognized as the destination of choice for full spectrum operations and four-season joint training.


Excepted Appointment – Permanent

Acceptance of a Technician Position will result in the termination of “Selected Reserve Bonuses”

MEMBERSHIP IN THE NATIONAL GUARD IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Michigan 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 who are not currently a member of the Michigan National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the military grade listed in this announcement.

LOCATION: 127th Wing HQ


AREA 1 - Open to on-board permanent technicians of the MIANG or MIARNG (Tenure I or II Status).

AREA 2 - Open to current military members of the Michigan Air or Army National Guard.

AREA 3- Open to all those eligible for enlistment/commission in the Michigan Air or Army National Guard.


In accordance with the applicable procedures, applicants will be forwarded to the selecting official to conduct interviews in order by area of priority listed.

AREA 1 - Open to on-board permanent technicians of the Michigan Air National Guard or Michigan Army National Guard (TENURE I or II Status).

AREA 2/3 - Open to current members of the Michigan Air National Guard or Michigan Army National Guard and those eligible for enlistment/commission in the Michigan Air National Guard or Michigan Army National Guard.



Selectee Must be assigned to a compatible MOS/AFSC within 12 months of appointment into the technician position and maintain satisfactory membership in the Michigan National Guard.




Grade inversion within the full time workforce in not permitted. The military grade must not exceed that of the supervisor. Members applying for this position and exceeding the maximum military grade listed on this job announcement MUST submit a statement in writing that they are willing to take an administrative reduction in grade to the advertised military grade on the job announcement for which applying. Applicants who exceed the military grade will NOT be placed into the technician position until they have been administratively reduced to the military grade on the job announcement.


  • Position Description: D1431000
  • FC/MD: 106A00


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The major duties for this positon are as follows:  This position is located within the Safety Office at an Air National Guard flying wing... Its purpose is the provide recurring technical support for unit Ground, Explosive Safety, and Occupational Health Program.



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This position is located within the Safety Office at an Air National Guard flying wing... Its purpose is to provide recurring technical support for unit Ground, Explosive Safety, and Occupational Health Program.

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THIS JOB: In your resume you will need to address the general and specialized experience listed below. Please use as much detail as needed, giving dates of the experience, position title and how the experience was gained. This information is needed to determine if you are qualified for the position

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: You must list some experience in each of these areas.



Minimum Requirements: 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.


Specialized Experience:


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.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES (KSAs): This information is used only for rating and ranking and not used for qualifying applicants. In your application and/or resume please address the following factors in detail, giving dates of the experience and in what position the experience was gained.

--Assists in the administration of a safety and occupational health program for ground and explosive safety to control or eliminate unsafe behaviors and hazards in accordance with DoD, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Air Force Occupational Safety and Health (AFOSH, and National Guard Bureau (NGB) safety regulations and standards.


--Reviews assigned accident/incident reports related to ground and explosive property damage and/or personnel injuries, including no flying aircraft mishaps.


--Provides safety related expertise on surveys, inspections and evaluations of unit facilities, shops, and activities related to elimination of hazards that are applicable to: aircraft, maintenance/flight line operations, civil engineering, explosive safety, motor vehicle maintenance, contractor operations, etc.


--Participates in inspections and evaluations related to all ANG functions to include aircraft servicing operations involving high hazard activities such as egress exercises, emergency fire fighting procedure, aircraft maintenance support, aircraft loading procedures and fuel servicing, and munitions transportation of explosives. Recommends corrective measures to eliminate unsafe work practices.


--Performs construction site inspections of facilities and contractor personnel operating on the installation to determine compliance with applicable safety and health code requirements. Provides guidance in the prevention, reduction, or elimination of associated hazardous exposure.


--Assists the Safety and Occupational Health Manager in conducting human factor studies to discover mishap and hazardous conditions causes and relationships in order to reduce or prevent their severity.


--Prepares and conducts safety training classes for supervisors and employees. Evaluates the adequacy and effectiveness of safety training carried out by supervisors to ensure compliance with OSHA mandatory programs.


--Conducts promotional campaigns to stimulate interest in accident prevention. Assists managers with specialized safety programs, including industrial, sports and recreation, automobile. Motorcycle, and manual lifting safety.


--Maintains accident/injury records and review reports and other data to detect common patterns and trends. Files and maintains safety and occupational health related records, reports, correspondence, publications, and regulatory information.


--Performs other related duties as assigned.


Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience  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.


1.    Incumbent must maintain membership in the Michigan National Guard.

2.    For positions requiring a security clearance (Secret or Top Secret) the applicant must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment.

3.    For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.

4.    Should a position be announced at less than the authorized grade, the selected applicant may be non-competitively promoted when he/she meets all qualifications and is submitted for promotion by the supervisor.

5.    Employment is contingent upon successful completion of technician pre-employment physical for certain occupational series.

6.    The wearing of the military uniform and abiding by the customs and courtesies as prescribed by applicable military service regulations are conditions of employment.

7.    Employees will be required to participate in direct deposit/electronic fund transfer (DD/EFT).

8.    Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized for this position.

9.    If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 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.

10. Selectees currently militarily assigned to another state are subject to the requirements and procedures of the Michigan National Guard (MIARNG) Interstate Transfer (IST) policies. You MUST coordinate with both the losing military unit and the IST Program Coordinator immediately upon notification of selection. 

11. Selection into a position may cause a reduction in rank.


QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE: Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates experience is evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibly criteria/assignments will be followed. The applicants record of experience, training and education must show possession of the knowledge, skill and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position to be filled.


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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees.  Group Life Insurance, Health Insurance Programs, Retirement Program, Injury Compensation Benefits, 13 days Sick Leave each year, Annual Leave - 13 days a year for the first three years, 20 days a year for the next 12 years and 26 days after 15 years, 10 paid Holidays and 120 hours Military Leave.


The following web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.



The Michigan National Guard is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be made without regard to race, religion, age, sex, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factor except where military assignments preclude female membership.


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APPLICATION OPTIONS: Choose one of the following OPTIONS: Use the Apply Online option and the Online Qualifications Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.

OPTION A:  Apply Online

1.    Click Apply Online button and follow the prompted instructions

2.    Check all appropriate boxes and click Apply for this position now!

3.    Create and Application Manager account or if one is created sign in and answer all questions.

4.  All Applicants must go through USAJOBS to reach the Application Manager.

5.    You must click both Finish and Submit my answers now when you are done.


OPTION B:  Apply By FAX and Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.

If it is not practical for you to use the Apply Online, you can write your answers on paper and fax your resume

1.    Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.

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 here or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 – after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

3.    Complete the Form 1203-FX.

a.    Refer to the printed vacancy announcement as you answer the questions.

b.    You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission. 

4.    Submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax

a.    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 documents without the 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet 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.

5.    Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the 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 USAJOBS



TIPS FOR USING THE APPLY ONLINE FUNCTION: Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed – and your résumé is not attached until you click the Submit button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your résumé.

You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Questionnaire.

You must complete the entire process by Midnight EST of the closing date     

To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received, follow these steps:

1.    Go to and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.

2.    Verify that all of your documents appear on the table with a status of Processed.

3.    You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout.  (When you want to return, go to and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.)

If you submit more than one Qualifications Questionnaire for this position, the most recent one submitted is the one that is used.  Therefore, it is important for you to complete it in its entirety. 

If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you also begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button. Your résumé will be attached only to the Online Qualifications Questionnaire. You complete and submit from this session and not to any Qualifications Questionnaires you may already have saved or submitted.



For this job announcement the following documents are required:  Current Resume

For this job announcement the following documents are optional: Transcripts, Miscellaneous, DD-214s, any other supporting documents.  



Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), 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.





Resume Example


“Please include a detailed narrative of your work experience (paid or unpaid), training, education, and/or other information that relates to the specialized and general experience stated on this vacancy announcement. Include pertinent military experience and describe duties in detail (Always include dates). If ever employed by the Federal Government, please show the highest federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment in grade and describe duties in detail (please attach a scanned copy of an SF-50 showing this information) . You may use continuation pages to include all related experience. Ensure that both military and civilian experiences are fully described, and include approximate dates.”







Vacancy Identification Number:

Position Title and Grade(s) for which you are applying:



Education Experience:

High School name, city, state and zip code, date of diploma or GED
          Colleges and/or Universities attended, city, state and zip code
          Major Field (s) of study
          Type and year of degree (s) received or total credit hours received                                                                             

You must submit college transcripts in order to receive Education Credit for work experience. Please refer to Education Substitution if applicable. 


Work Experience: For each paid or non-paid position held related to the job for which you are applying (do not provide copies of job descriptions)

          Job Title

Starting and Ending dates of employment (month and year).
                   Duties and accomplishments-
Include action adverbs (i.e., administered, analyzed, developed, organized identified, formulated, etc.) in your work experience.
          If assigned additional duties in a position, include percentage of time spent performing the additional duties.
          Number of hours per week
          Employer's name and address
          Supervisor's name and phone number (Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted.)

Military Experience:

Job Title         

Starting and ending dates of assignment (month and year).      

Include all military experience that is pertinent to the position for which you are applying.               

          Duty title of position- Include action adverbs (i.e., administered, analyzed, developed, organized identified, formulated, etc.) in your work experience.
                   Description of duties

Job Title  Complete a separate experience block for each period of military service related to the position such as Deployments.


Other Qualifications:

Job-related training courses (title and length of course must be included).
Starting and ending dates of assignment (month and year)  

Job-related skills (e.g. other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed, etc)
Job-related certificates and licenses

Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments. (e.g., publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, performance awards, etc)

Verbiage displayed on your resume or application must contain your own words. You may refer to position descriptions i.e. the general and specialized experience located within the vacancy announcement to assist with describing work experience; however, resumes or applications received in verbatim will not be considered.


Larz A. Smith
Phone: (517)481-7701
Agency Information:
Michigan National Guard
Human Resources Office
Lansing, MI


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 qualified, your name and application will be given to the selecting official for interview.

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