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    When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information.

    The Safety and Occupational Health Specialist serves as the Texas Recovery Office safety and health technical resource and point of contact for all related issues pertaining to employees, contractors, visitors, facilities, and operations. This position starts at a salary of $72,739 (IC-12).

    Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region 6 team within FEMA.

    EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

    This position is being announced under FEMA's Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) Program. This is a temporary appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed 2 years, with the option to extend based on workload and funding availability. Veterans Preference does not apply to the CORE selection process.

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    In this position, you will serve as the Texas Recovery Office safety and health technical resource and point of contact for all related issues pertaining to employees, contractors, visitors, facilities, and operations. The ideal candidate will have previous practical experience serving as a safety officer for multiple site operations with over 200 employees. Typical assignments include:

    • Performing job hazard analysis and/or Disaster Hazard Assessment Plans (DHAPs) for all Texas Recovery Office operations
    • Providing and ensuring all employee safety and health training is performed, including new hire orientation, contractor orientation, and occupant emergency plans
    • Ensuring all operations, buildings and/or locations have up to date occupant emergency procedures, including evacuation, shelter-in-place, and required drills
    • Investigating all incidents causing illness and injury to employees, contractors or visitors; investigating building indoor air quality complaints; investigating chemical and physical complaints; and reviewing all construction, renovation or new occupancy plans for safety and health compliance
    • Performing safety and health inspections of facility workplaces and operations and maintaining required documentation; serving as point of contact responsible for overseeing corrective actions
    • Establishing and overseeing the Recovery Office Safety Committee

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    This announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 OR at 11:59 pm ET on the date the 200th application is received, whichever comes first.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/483823500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.