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    THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.

    **Position is Indefinite - based upon availability of funds and an annual verification of need by the 189th Wing Commander with approval from the Human Resources Office.**

    This National Guard position is for a SAFETY AND OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALIST (Title 32), Position Description Number D220500C and is part of the AR ANG 189 ALF WG, National Guard.

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    Responsibilities

    1. Performs recurring assignments to control or eliminate unsafe physical conditions, equipment and machine hazards, and risks in human performance that may cause injury to persons or damage to property. Performs periodic inspections and evaluations of assigned unit to determine compliance with appropriate occupational safety and health regulations. Conducts independent safety and occupational health surveys of assigned functional facilities, equipment, and operations where normal safety risks are encountered. Uses agency checklists and criteria from different standards to determine compliance with conventional occupational safety and health regulations and program specific safety directives and methods. Makes minor changes to local procedures when necessary. Evaluates unsafe working practices/conditions; ensures correct safety and protective equipment is available and in use; and determines risk assessment of the hazardous processes/conditions identified. Recommends measures to eliminate or control hazardous practices/conditions that may cause mishaps. Documents and reviews inspection findings and prepares formal reports for dissemination to appropriate parties. Advises supervisors, and/or safety representatives on appropriate measures to eliminate or control hazardous operating procedures. Conducts follow-up inspections to ensure violations and hazards are corrected.

    2. Conducts formal investigations of reportable and non-reportable mishaps of a recurring nature involving personal injury accidents, property damage, or occupational illnesses within the assigned functional area. Obtains statements from witnesses, photographs mishap scene, records circumstances of mishap and extent of injuries, estimates cost of property damage, and prepares a formal report of findings with proposed recommendations and abatement dates to correct the unsafe acts/conditions. Compiles and analyzes mishap data, identifies trends, provides managers with mishap/trend analysis data, and assists them in developing programs to reduce mishaps. Uses statistical data to prepare charts, tables, and reports. Based on observed trends, recommends and implements training aimed at accident prevention. Receives assistance from a higher-grade safety specialist or supervisor on investigations that may present problems or conditions not previously encountered. May accompany senior personnel in investigations of accidents/mishaps that include those with significant severity and loss.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/522771700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.