Job Overview

Summary

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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.

Due to the federal government closure, the HR specialist may not be available to answer your questions.  If you apply to this position, please carefully read and adhere to all requirements of the announcement.
“We Train Those Who Protect Our Homeland.”  The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) is a unique inter-agency organization that prepares the next generation of law enforcement officers to meet the Nation's most pressing security challenges.  To see an informational video and learn more about the FLETC’s vital Homeland Security Mission, please click here.
This position is located at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Administration Directorate (ADM), Environmental & Safety Division (ESD).  The selectee will be responsible for ensuring that operations and activities are performed safely and in accordance with established policy and procedures.
Applicable relocation expenses will not be paid.

Duties

Being a Safety and Occupational Health Specialist in the ESD makes you a valuable member of the FLETC team and mission.  You will accompany a specialist advisor to consult with supervisors or collect data to evaluate or review  aspects of safety management that affect FLETC facilities and training activities.  Typical assignments include:

  • Providing policy and program management support to ensure safe and healthy workplaces that are free of known hazards and are conducive to quality training and facility management.
  • Developing and implementing essential portions of the Occupational Safety and Health Program (OSH) program;  FLETC workplaces where the OSH programs are implemented include, but are not limited to: industrial workshop operations for wood working, welding, electrical work, printing, and vehicle maintenance facilities; explosives use and storage facilities; arson investigation practical exercise areas; vessels and powered watercraft; driver training facilities, including emergency and non-emergency ranges, skid pans, 4-wheel drive ranges, and car stop locations; aircraft practical exercise areas; indoor, outdoor, semi-enclosed, rifle and shotgun firearms ranges; live-fire and Simunitions® shoot-houses; Simunitions® cover courses; rappelling sites; older facilities that contain lead-based paint and/or asbestos that require management or abatement or both; major and minor construction sites; renovation sites; warehouses; office/administration areas and facilities; and other sites peculiar to a federal law enforcement training environment.
  • Formulating draft guidance and instructions for various safety policy decisions.
  • Reviewing performance indices of facilities and activities and recommends changes to existing FLETC criteria/standards, such as the FLETC Safety Manual, for higher level review.