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Job Title:  Safety and Occupational Health Manager- SV-0018-I
Department:  Department Of Homeland Security
Agency:  Transportation Security Administration
Job Announcement Number:  HQ-CAO-14-748917

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$73,312.00 to $113,696.00 / Per Year
Thursday, May 08, 2014 to Friday, May 23, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Southfield, MI View Map
Open to all U.S. Citizens.

Salary listed includes Locality Pay of 24.09%.

This position is located in Southfield, MI.
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About the Agency

Securing Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration, you will serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life.  In cities across the country, you would secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and/or public transit systems, thus protecting America's transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce. For additional information about our agency please:
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  • 25% or Greater
  • This position requires occasional travel.


  • You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.
  • You must complete a favorable Background Investigation (BI).
  • Travel to subordinate offices and field locations is required.
  • See additional "Conditions of Employment" in "Other Information" section


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This Safety and Occupational Health Manager position is located in the Occupational Safety, Health, and Environment Division, within the Office of Finance and Administration/Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (OFA/CAO), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If selected for this position, you will serve as the primary point of contact for a geographically dispersed workforce, and assist Regional Directors, Federal Security Directors (FSDs), and their staffs in developing, planning, and implementing occupational safety and health programs to achieve and maintain compliance within Executive Orders and statutes, Federal regulations, DHS, and TSA policies and procedures. Duties include:

  • Ensuring a safe and healthful work environment for employees at TSA operations and facilities, including the checkpoint and checked baggage areas at airports, offices, (both offsite locations, such as Mission Support centers and within airports) and warehouses.
  • Providing technical assistance, advice, guidance, direction, and recommendations to senior leadership, colleagues, and collaborating with other Federal agency personnel and external stakeholders in support of the TSA Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Program.
  • Providing guidance and instruction to non-technical TSA staff (and others both internally and externally) on interpreting and applying occupational safety and health policy.
  • Evaluating field unit operations, facilities, and safety and occupational health program performance; planning and coordinating regular, comprehensive inspections, assessments, and investigations of TSA employee complaints of unsafe and unhealthful working conditions, catastrophes, fatalities, and serious accidents or incidents.
  • Preparing formal findings and recommendations for alleviation or elimination of hazards; negotiating settlements and implementation of corrective actions with TSA managers at the various organizational echelons and with external organizations such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Airport Authority, or property lessors.
  • Analyzing mishap statistics and investigative reports to compare incident rates among field sites; evaluating economic loss due to damaged property, severity of injuries sustained, and environmental conditions surrounding mishaps.
  • Serving as a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) and Technical Monitor (TM) in support of OSH related contracts and interagency agreements (IAA).


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To qualify for the SV-I Pay Band (equivalent to GS-13) you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the SV-H Pay Band or the GS-12 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized Experience is experience that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience includes applying safety and occupational health principles, practices, and regulations to develop and apply methods and techniques to improve program performance; and experience preparing investigative reports of incident rates among field sites.

DESIRABLE FACTOR : Certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), or Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) is desired but not required for consideration.

NOTE: Credit for experience is given based on a 40-hour workweek. Part-time experience is credited on a part-time ratio, i.e., working 20 hours per week for two months equals one month of experience. No additional credit is given for overtime. 

You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement.


You will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of the experience and/or related education as reflected in your resume and supporting documentation.  You are encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly show possession of the competencies required for this position. We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and any supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your category placement may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.

When completing the assessment questionnaire for this position, you will be prompted to elect if you wish for your application to be considered as External (where Veterans' Preference applies), as Status (current or former Federal Employees), and/or Internal to TSA as a current permanent or competitive temporary employee. At that time, please select the answer(s) that apply to you and your application to this position.
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You must be able to obtain a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) certification within 6 months of employment.

You must be able to obtain a Program Manager I Certification in accordance with DHS Acquisition workforce Policy Number 064-04-001 and 064-04-003 within 18 months of employment.

Travel to subordinate offices and field locations is required.

Eligibility to apply for other Federal positions: TSA is an Excepted Service agency exempt from most of Title 5 United States Code, including regulations which apply to displaced Federal employees (CTAP/ICTAP) of other agencies, and employment with TSA does not confer "Competitive Status" that generally results from selection and service in Competitive Service agencies.  The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has established an Interchange Agreement, which allows most permanent TSA employees to apply and be considered for vacancies in Competitive Service agencies.  Information from OPM on this or other Interchange Agreements is available at:

To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy.  To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation as a condition of placement into this position.  

TSA employees who are absent for the purpose of performing military duty may apply for any vacancies announced in their absence.

Payment of relocation expenses (Permanent Change of Station) is not authorized.

Qualified non-competitive eligible candidates may be referred for consideration on a separate, unranked list.

More than one position may be filled from this announcement.



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Please Note: All of the following must be received in our office by 11:59 PM EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement. If we do not receive all required information by the closing date, your application may not be considered.

Your application must include:

1. Resume
2. Self Assessment Questionnaire for this position
3. Applicable supporting documents (see Required Documents Section)

Click the "Apply Online" button below and follow the prompts to apply.

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the TSA HRAccess Help Desk before the closing of this announcement for alternative options on how to apply.  The Help Desk is available by phone at 1-877-872-7990 between the hours of: 7:00AM - 8:00PM ET Monday - Friday, 10:00AM - 3:00PM ET Saturday, or 11:00AM - 4:00PM ET Sunday. If outside these hours, please email your question or concern to or fax 1-877-872-7993.  

When contacting the Help Desk please provide your contact information, the Job Announcement Number of the position you are interested in, and your questions or concerns.  


In addition to a resume and the assessment questions, you must submit copies of any of the following documents if you are applying based on current or former Federal Government Status (if you are not a current TSA employee), Veterans' Preference, or education or a combination of education and experience:

SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action - Current TSA employees are not required to submit an SF-50 to support eligibility for internal/status consideration.

If you are not a current TSA employee: you must submit your most recent personnel action SF-50
(or equivalent document) to support your eligibility for Status consideration.  If you elect Status for the consideration of your application without submitting an SF-50 demonstrating your current or previous permanent Federal employment status, and you are not a current TSA employee, your application may not receive Status consideration.

DD-214 - If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, provide a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other appropriate documentation to prove your entitlement and to provide verification of an Honorable Discharge. Failure to provide this documentation will result in your application not receiving 5-point preference.

SF-15 and VA Letter - If you are claiming Veterans' Preference based upon a Compensable Disability, Widow or Spouse Entitlement, or as a Purple Heart recipient, you must submit your DD-214 or other proof of entitlement; an SF-15, and the required proof of disability, i.e., Department of Veterans Affairs letter dated 1991 or later. Failure to provide this documentation will result in your application not receiving 10-point preference.

Professional Certification - If you wish to include documentation of your professional certification for this position, you may submit copies.


HR Help Desk
Phone: 877-872-7990
Fax: 571-258-4052
TDD: 877-872-7992
Agency Information:
DHS/Transportation Security Administration
Shared Service Center
2650 Park Tower Drive
Suite 201
Merrifield, VA
Fax: 571-258-4052


The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job, and will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We will notify you of the outcome of these steps when they have been completed. You may also check your application status by visiting the Candidate Dashboard.

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