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Department:  Department of the Air Force
Agency:  Air National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  14-T-Air-005

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$57,408.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 to Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Terre Haute, IN View Map


The mission of the Indiana National Guard Full-Time Force is to maintain properly trained and equipped units available for prompt mobilization for war, national or state emergency. For information about membership call: 1.800.GO GUARD


DUTY LOCATION:    Terre Haute, IN (181st ITL WG)

JOB SUMMARY:    This position is located in the Safety Office at ANG Intelligence Wing.  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.

This job announcement is for employment as an Indiana Air National Guard Technician; a Federal Civil Service position.  This is a dual-status technician job whereby you are required to maintain active membership in an Air National Guard unit and are required to wear the military uniform at the workplace.  As members of a unit of the Indiana Air National Guard, you will be required to train with your unit, normally one weekend a month and 15 days of annual training each year.  Indiana Air National Guard units and members are subject to immediate call to federal or state active duty to meet national or state emergencies.

APPOINTMENT FACTORS:  This position is an Permanent Excepted Service position.


MILITARY SPECIALITY REQUIREMENTS:  Individuals must meet the qualifications for the technician position but will have 1 year from date of hire to be assigned to a compatible AFSC in a compatible unit for the technician position advertised.

Compatible Military Assignments: 1S000 and 2W0X1


Permanent (Tenure 1 or 2) Technicians employed by the Indiana Air National Guard

Temporary, TERM or Indefinite Federal (Tenure 0 or 3) Technicians employed by the Indiana Air National Guard
Traditional Guardsmen with the 181st Intelligance Wing



  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Must be in the grades: E7-E8
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a secret security clearance
  • Must be a member of the Indiana Air National Guard or be willing to join
  • Must participate in direct deposit


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As a Safety and Occupational Health Manager with the Indiana Air National Guard (ANG), your duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Reviews plans and specifications for new construction, major building alterations, and/or changes in installation equipment and monitors project through completion to ensure compliance with safety codes and standards.  Evaluates site plans, layout, and definitive drawings pertaining to weapons/explosives storage areas and recommends design changes not included in the original plan and provides technical recommendations to eliminate or control safety hazards in the repair and maintenance of installation facilities and equipment.  Advises as to quantity, distance, and uses of weapons/explosives requirements for new construction or modification of existing facilities.  Reviews request for exceptions, exemptions, deviations, variances, and waivers to mandatory safety standards.  Develops specialized operating practices affecting construction matters associated with diverse but recognized hazards and attends pre-construction conferences to brief contractor on safety requirements.  Identifies potential safety hazards to assure adequate fire exits, stairways, aisle space, adequate sprinkler systems, etc.  Randomly spot checks construction sites and notifies contracting officer when safety violations or practices are observed (e.g., improper scaffolding, construction pits not safeguarded, improper use of ladders).  Consults with engineering and/or logistics personnel to provide up-to-date safety and health criteria, or standards on equipment to be purchased, architectural drawings, or planned operating procedures.  When need arises, stops any operation that is of imminent danger to personnel or property.
  • Develops and provides technical safety training/instruction to supervisors, employees, and/or unit safety representatives on a wide range of work operations areas, such as traffic safety techniques, proper storage of hazardous materials, common laboratory hazards, confined space, lockout/tag out and building evacuation procedures.  Uses a wide variety of formal training materials, such as outlines, handouts, publications, films, exhibits, protective devices, and visual aids to provide and/or reinforce information related to safe work practices, accident prevention techniques, and mishap reporting requirements.  Promotes safety through poster campaigns, displays of safety equipment, and oral presentations at local community and regional safety committee meetings.  Extracts, compiles, and prepares safety articles, bulletins, and pamphlets for local use by base personnel.  Maintains required course documentation/records.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Incumbent may be required to prepare for and support the mission through the accomplishment of duties pertaining to military training, military readiness, force protection and other mission related assignments including, but not limited to, training of traditional Guard members, CWDE/NBC training, exercise participation (ORE/ORl/UCI/MEI/OCl/I G, etc.), mobility exercise, FSTA/ATSO exercise participation, SABC training, LOAC training, weapons qualification training, participation in military formations, and medical mobility processing within the guidelines of NGB/ARNG/ANG/State/TAG rules, regulations and laws. These tasks have no impact on the classification of this position and should NOT be addressed in any technician’s performance standards.


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In order to meet the Minimum Qualifications for this Safety and Occupational Health Manager position at the GS-11 grade level, you must have at least 36 months of:

    • 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.
    • -Or- 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.
    • -And- 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.
     Knowledge, Skills and Abilities that will be evaluated for this position include:
  • Comprehensive knowledge of occupational safety and health principles, practices, procedures, health regulations and standards applicable to the performance of a full range of complex occupational safety and health management responsibilities at a military installation involving planning, organizing, directing, operating, and evaluating the occupational safety and health program for ground and explosive surety.
  • Knowledge of work processes, methods, techniques and procedures to detect and correct unsafe conditions in diversified environments, e.g. aircraft maintenance/flight line operations, civil engineering, motor vehicle maintenance, contractor operations, and explosives handling and storage.
  • Knowledge of underlying psychological and physiological factors sufficient to plan and implement installation-wide safety education activities and promote the safe working practices and sound equipment operation procedures essential to the achievement of an efficient and safe working environment.
  • Knowledge of industrial work processes, material handling techniques, motor vehicle maintenance practices, compressed gases, shop machinery design, and industrial fire hazards sufficient to investigate and determine causal factors contributing to mishaps or incidents and resulting in hazardous working conditions.
  • Knowledge of construction standards, methods, practices, techniques, materials, equipment, and utility systems sufficient to evaluate compliance with construction safety standards and devise innovative hazard control measures applicable to new building construction and industrial modifications.     
  • Skill in the interpretation of engineering drawing sufficient to identify possible hazardous conditions.


Substitution of Education for 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.

Must participate in Direct Deposit

A criminal history check will be completed on all selectees before hire date.  

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) funds are not available for this position. 

ENLISTMENT CASH BONUSES:   Acceptance of technician position may affect any bonus and/or educational assistance that may be payable. 

WORKING CONDITIONS:  The manager is frequently exposed to potential hazards from chemical agents, equipment operations and fumes, dust high noise levels, adverse weather conditions, and high temperatures from operating equipment.  Protective equipment and clothing may be needed, including hard hat, appropriate safety shoes, ear muffs or plugs, goggles, respirators, and gloves.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: Work involves frequent inspections and onsite visits to all areas of the installation requiring continuous walking, standing, climbing, bending, crouching, and stretching, reaching, or similar movements.  The work may require some degree of agility and dexterity when it involves inspecting construction sites.

If you are not a member of the Indiana Air National Guard, but are interested in applying for this position, please call the Indiana Air National Guard Recruiting Office at 800-GO-GUARD.  You can also view our website at

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.


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. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. 

Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.


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Under 32 USC 709, Veterans Preference does NOT apply. 

For a complete list of Job Vacancy Announcements available at the Indiana National Guard, please visit our website at Indiana National Guard HR Website.


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The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, November 06, 2013. 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 976113.   Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire
View Occupational Questionnaire, and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire and
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. 

Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or supporting documentation to the Indiana 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 USA Jobs.


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Résumé (Your resume MUST detail your length of basic and specialized experience that pertains to the job you are applying for)
2. A complete
Assessment Questionnaire (Your assessment questionnaire MUST contain an email address)
3. Other supporting documents:

  • Transcripts (Only required if you are substituting education for experience)



Nicholas R. Parks
Phone: (317)247-3299
TDD: 317-247-3299
Agency Information:
Indiana National Guard
Joint Forces Headquarters-Indiana
Human Resource Office
2002 South Holt Road
Indianapolis, IN


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.  You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).  

You will be notified via email during the following phases of this announcement:

  1. Immediately after your application has been submitted.
  2. After the announcement has closed.
  3. After qualifications review, which will inform you if you have been referred to the selection official or not.
  4. Once a selection has been made. 

If at any time you have questions concerning this Job Vacancy Announcement, please contact the Human Resources Specialist by email.  You email should contain the following information:  14-T-Air-005, SAFETY AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH MANAGER, and 976113.  The email can be sent to NICHOLAS.R.PARKS4.MIL@MAIL.MIL.

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